CoolPeel is a brand new CO2 Skin Resurfacing Laser, delivering traditional benefits in a more safe and comfortable way than ever before. By targeting just the superficial layer of skin tissue, damaged skin is removed revealing younger and healthier looking skin.
What is CoolPeel CO2 laser?
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. The CoolPeel stands out because it delivers the same fractional ablative treatment but without the downtime associated with other lasers. There is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, demarcation, or induced infection.
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.
You may be a good candidate for a CoolPeel laser treatment if you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sun damage, minimize pores, and improve skin texture. We typically recommend a series of 3 treatments per area, and a treatment yearly as maintenance.
A full face CoolPeel laser peel can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Additional areas may range from 10-15 additional minutes per area. See which areas we treat with CoolPeel.
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. The skin may appear as an exaggerated tan.
Skin may flake during the healing process- The main benefit of our CoolPeel is the minimal downtime.
We recommend at least 7 days before treatment to stop any topical retinoid therapy and other active ingredients, such as acids.
To hydrate your skin and optimize treatment results:
- Use Regenerating Skin Nectar by Alastin twice daily
- Moisturize your skin at least twice daily
- Increase water intake to 8 glasses of water per day
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun
- Protect the treatment area with at least SPF30+
If you have a history of fever blisters, ask your provider about starting an antiviral prophylaxis 3-7 days before treatment.
Come to your appointment with the treatment area skin thoroughly cleansed. Remove all makeup, lotions, and perfumes. Coming straight from work? No problem- we will help you prepare for your treatment.
Once the skin is clean, “before”photos will be taken and topical numbing will be applied for enhanced comfort if necessary. Protective eyewear will be used during treatment.
While there is no need for anesthesia or localized numbing at your CO2 laser treatment, your provider may use a numbing cream for additional comfort.
- Apply a topical ointment (like Aquaphor) to the treated area(s) once the perception of heat has been reduced.
- To help lessen the potential for swelling, consider sleeping the treatment area elevated.
- Minimize the exposure to pets, such as allowing them to lick the treatment area.
- Limit alcohol consumption after the treatment to help minimize the risk for additional complications, such as bruising.
Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated. Use these steps for a minimum of 7 days after your CoolPeel treatment:
- Cleanse with a gentle cleanser, such as the Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream by Alastin
- Gently blot treatment area dry
- Apply Nectar by Alastin Skincare
- Use a medical-grade moisturizer
- Use at least SPF30+ sunscreen during the day
When you return to your skincare routine, be sure to avoid certain products, such as retinols, until skin has completely healed. Talk to your provider about best post-treatment care and when you can return to your unique skincare regimen.
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