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- What is Tetra CO2 CoolPeel?
- Am I a Candidate for Tetra CO2 CoolPeel?
- How Does Tetra CO2 CoolPeel Work?
- How is Tetra CO2 CoolPeel Performed?
- What Can I Expect After Tetra CO2 CoolPeel?
- Schedule Your Consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery
- Frequently Asked Questions
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Laser resurfacing treatments are an effective way to treat common issues like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, or scarring. Today, advanced technologies like the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel can effectively diminish these signs of aging or imperfections without causing excessive damage or downtime. CARE Plastic Surgery now offers the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel at our Cary, NC medspa.
What is Tetra CO2 CoolPeel?
Tetra CO2 CoolPeel is an advanced laser skin resurfacing treatment that can be used in more delicate areas with improved precision and comfort compared to other options. Tetra CO2 CoolPeel is a highly customizable laser treatment that is designed to target the superficial layer of the skin, removing damaged surface skin cells to reveal younger, healthier skin below the surface.
As a part of the body’s natural healing process, collagen production is also stimulated to repair damaged skin and improve uneven skin tone and skin texture. It works similarly to ablative laser resurfacing but with significantly less downtime and a gentler approach.
Am I a Candidate for Tetra CO2 CoolPeel?
The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel is a suitable option for a range of skin concerns, including brown spots and unwanted pigmentation, sunspots and sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, skin laxity, and acne scarring. Because Tetra CO2 CoolPeel is highly adjustable, precise, and less damaging than other laser options, a wide range of patients are good candidates for this treatment. During a consultation, your skin type, medical history, and goals will each be considered to determine whether CO2 laser resurfacing is your best option. Patients with active inflammatory acne or cold sores may have to wait to receive treatment.
How Does Tetra CO2 CoolPeel Work?
The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel uses short pulses of high energy to the skin’s surface. This targeted CO2 laser beam effectively resurfaces the skin, removing damaged superficial skin cells without delivering unnecessary thermal energy, which can cause unnecessary damage to the surrounding skin. The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel system can be adjusted for a range of pulse shapes with four fractional pulse modes: Smart Pulse (SP), DEKA Pulse (DP), High Pulse (HP), and a standard CW mode. These adjustments allow for improved precision and control.
How is Tetra CO2 CoolPeel Performed?
During your Tetra CO2 CoolPeel, your technician will simply direct the system’s handpiece to the treatment area to administer the pulses of energy to the skin. No anesthesia is required, as the treatment is very comfortable, but you can have some topical numbing cream applied if you wish. Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing (CO2 resurfacing) can be completed in as little as 5-15 minutes, and your total treatment time will vary depending on the size of the area.
What Can I Expect After Tetra CO2 CoolPeel?
Tetra CO2 CoolPeel requires minimal downtime. Following your treatment, you can expect some redness and sensitivity, which most patients describe as similar to a sunburn. These side effects typically subside within a day or two. In addition, your skin will look and feel dry or scaly, so it is important to hydrate and apply proper moisturizers throughout the healing process. Finally, some photosensitivity is expected, so you should avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible.
Schedule Your Consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery
To learn more about Tetra CO2 CoolPeel or other laser skin resurfacing options, schedule a consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery. Call our Cary, NC medspa at (919) 335-9298 or contact us online to meet with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Coan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CO2 Cool Peel?
CoolPeel is a superficial resurfacing treatment that uses CO2 laser to improve the texture and tone of your skin.
What does the Cool Peel treat?
The Cool Peel can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, coarse texture, and sun damage.
What is the recovery after a Cool Peel?
There is minimal downtime associated with a Cool Peel treatment. Patients can expect mild erythema (redness) similar to a sunburn. This lasts about 1-4 days after treatment, depending on your skin type. Patients often find their skin may feel dry and/or rough throughout the healing process, so we highly encourage adequate hydration and moisturizing.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Cool Peel?
Candidates for the Cool Peel include individuals who are seeking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and improve their overall skin quality.
Why choose the Cool Peel?
Cool Peel is a new technology that provides efficacy of CO2 laser treatments without the severe downtime and recovery. The treatment is safe and relatively comfortable, while also providing the best results.
Is the Cool Peel Painful?
Most patients tolerate CoolPeel very well. There is a mild burning sensation during treatment. We allow our patients to use a cooling device to minimize discomfort during treatment as well. Treatment areas may have a sunburn sensation for a few hours afterwards which is normal.
How Do I Schedule a Cool Peel in Raleigh or Cary, NC?
We are proud to offer Cool Peel at CARE Plastic Surgery. Our team will be happy to assist in scheduling a consultation for your Cool Peel treatment! When you are ready to schedule your Cool Peel, give us a call at (919)-484-4884.
How much does a Cool Peel cost?
The typical pricing for a Cool Peel ranges anywhere between $800-1,300 depending on the treatment areas and how many treatments are purchased at once. Commonly treated areas include face, neck, décolleté, and hands. At CARE Plastic Surgery, we accept a various forms of payment, including third-party financing options such as CareCredit, AlphaeonCredit, and PatientFi.
Can anyone get CoolPeel?
CoolPeel treatment may not be recommended for darker skin types as the risk for hyperpigmentation is much higher. The best candidates have a pale to medium skin tone. The settings will be adjusted based on your skin type. All patients are carefully screened and educated prior to treatment to ensure they are a good candidate.
Why should I consider CoolPeel?
CoolPeel improves the appearance of fine lines, scarring, and pores. It may help your complexion look brighter and more even. You might consider getting a few CoolPeel treatments if you have an important event coming up and want to refresh your appearance.
Is CoolPeel only for the face?
No - CoolPeel may also be performed to the neck, chest, and the back of your hands.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend a minimum of 4 treatments, performed about 4-6 weeks apart. However, more treatments may be recommended for best results.
When will I see results?
Patients can begin to notice a smoother texture about 10-14 days after treatment.
How long do results last?
We typically recommend \u201cmaintenance\u201d treatments every year. You can \u201cextend\u201d the life of your results by avoiding excessive sun exposure, wearing SPF 30 daily, adhering to a good skincare routine, and by combining it with other services, such as Botox and DiamondGlow!
How long does it take?
Total treatment time will depend on how many areas are treated, and the size of each area. Most treatments take between 10-15 minutes.
What will I look like afterwards?
The treatment areas will appear red (like a sunburn) and slightly puffy. The skin will be slightly rough and may feel like sandpaper.
When can I go back to work?
You may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment including light exercise. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work within 1-3 days after most of the redness has resolved.
How does the Cool Peel improve the face, neck, and decolletage?
The CoolPeel works to improve overall skin textural concerns, including fine lines & wrinkles and coarse skin texture. The technology provides a fully ablative treatment without the associated downtime of traditional CO2 lasers.
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