Tetra CO2 CoolPeel
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.
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 the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.