TETRA Co2 LASER with CoolPeel
Co2 lasers are the gold standard for treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and loose or discolored skin. The Tetra CoolPeel from DEKA was developed to provide a fractional ablative treatment without downtime.
Tetra CoolPeel Laser Treatment is ideal for men and women alike who are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, pores, and blemishes, and otherwise improve skin texture and feel for a younger, healthier look. During a free consultation, we can help determine if the Tetra Co2 laser is safe and right for your skin and develop a treatment plan.
CoolPeel is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses the SmartXide Tetra Co2 laser, manufactured by Deka. This fractional ablative treatment can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pore size, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture, age spots, and other signs of sun damage without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue, allowing for faster recovery than with most ablative treatments.
A SINGLE FRACTIONAL ABLATIVE CO2 LASER IS EQUIVALENT TO FOUR ROUNDS OF NON ABLATIVE LASER TREATMENTS
Because the CoolPeel’s heat doesn’t go as deep as a traditional Co2 laser, which is often considered the gold standard in dermatology for treating wrinkles, it's not powerful enough to treat pronounced signs of aging, like deep wrinkles, in a single treatment session.
That being said, CoolPeel provides many of the benefits of traditional Co2 laser treatment, with minimal downtime.
In addition to treating the full face, this form of skin resurfacing is often used to target fine lines and wrinkles on the hands, neck, and chest, too.
Aside from being gold-standard solutions for sun damage and scars, ablative resurfacing lasers can destroy most, if not all, pre-cancerous cells in the skin.
The SmartXide Tetra is designed to deliver high peak power in extremely short pulses at low energy settings. The super-short pulse creates a controlled injury to the epidermis and superficial dermis with less heat build-up in the skin, offering an optimal level of ablation with minimal thermal damage to surrounding tissue. This allows for faster recovery and downtime than with most ablative lasers.
This technology delivers energy in a very rapid way, that confines the heat to a small thermal zone and causes damage that’s easily repaired within a few hours – and that’s quite literally what CoolPeel does. With CoolPeel, we are using much lower energy, but it’s achieving comparable results to other more aggressive treatments. The other advantage is less pain and discomfort during treatment; most patients don’t need topical anesthesia at all.
This technology also allows us to perform minimally aggressive or very aggressive treatments depending on the patient’s wants and tolerance for downtime. More patients want non-aggressive therapy so they can return to work the next day, and the CoolPeel’s high-peak low-energy H-pulse mode is ideal for achieving rejuvenation with low downtime. With the H-mode setting, we can do more with a less aggressive procedure.
What is CoolPeel?
CoolPeel is a brand new way to safely, and comfortably deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment. By targeting just the superficial layer of skin tissue, damaged skin is removed revealing younger and healthier looking skin.
What makes CoolPeel different?
CO2 lasers are the gold standard in treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance tone. Damaged skin tissue is removed, or ablated, stimulating new collagen production and heat energy is delivered to tighten the skin. Sounds great but CO2 treatments are often accompanied by considerable downtime and risk while damaged skin heals.Many advances have been made to improve the side effects of CO2 treatments but ONLY the CoolPeel can deliver a fractional ablative treatment without the downtime. There is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, demarcation or induced infection.
How does the CoolPeel work?
A CoolPeel laser treatment can only be done using the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. The Tetra is the latest, most advanced CO2 laser from DEKA, a global leader in aesthetic technology. Only Tetra can control its output to deliver high energy in extremely short-pulses to deliver impressive superficial, skin resurfacing results without the lingering heat that would traditionally damage the surrounding skin. The lack of unnecessary heat is why we call it cool – get it? – and how you get an immediate aesthetic effect with minimal downtime.
Who is a good candidate for a CoolPeel?
You are a good candidate for a CoolPeel laser treatment if you are looking to reduces the appearance of fine lines and sun damage, minimize pores and improves skin texture. Your skin will look healthier and younger.
How long does a CoolPeel session take?
A full-face CoolPeel laser peel can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
Is anestheisa or numbing required?
While there is no need for anesthesia or localized numbing, your provider may use a numbing cream for additional comfort.
What is the recovery time for CoolPeel?
One of the main benefits of a CoolPeel, is that there is minimal downtime. You should expect to be a little red, as if you have a sunburn, for a day, or two, but nothing should prevent you from returning to your normal daily activities. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated.
When can I return to my skincare routine?
After your CoolPeel treatment, it is important to keep your skin hydrated and there may be certain products you should avoid. Talk to your provider about the best post-treatment care and when you can return to your daily skincare regimen.