The newest technology is here
By Bri Williams, MSN, WHNP-BC
Refined Aesthetics Med Spa, pllc
C02 lasers have been used in aesthetic medicine since the early ‘60s but fell out of popularity due to the long recovery time and potential complications from the intense treatment. Fortunately, there is a new technology that delivers the same benefits as traditional C02 skin resurfacing treatments—without the discomfort and downtime. The Tetra C02 CoolPeel laser targets just the superficial layer of skin to reveal younger and healthier tissue.
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. Curious? Read on for frequently asked questions.
What areas can be treated?
The CoolPeel treatment can be performed on any area of the body. The most common include the face, neck, décolleté, arms and back of hands.
What does the Cool Peel treatment improve?
• Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Sun damage and dark spots
• Pore size
• Skin texture
• Acne scars and surgical scars
How much does the CoolPeel cost?
Cost can vary depending on your region. In most areas the treatment is $800 per area (for example, the face). When purchasing a package of treatments there is generally some savings.
How many sessions are recommended?
Your practitioner will recommend the optimal number of sessions to be performed based on your personal goals, and treatment times and frequency will be specifically tailored to obtain the optimal results. Generally, a series of three treatments is recommended.
What kind of post-procedure care is required?
Clients will be given post-care instructions and skin care to use after treatment. The treated area should be kept hydrated. Intense exercise and sweating are discouraged for the first 48 hours. Additionally, avoid sun exposure post treatment until the area is completely healed, and use adequate sunscreen. Generally, patients have a sunburned appearance for several hours to a day post treatment, and the skin has a light sandpaper-like texture for three to seven days. This treatment is considered a “no social downtime” procedure.
Talk to your aesthetic provider to learn if the CoolPeel is right for you.