Laser Skin Resurfacing Without The Downtime
Laser skin resurfacing is a versatile, non-surgical tool that can help with a variety of different skin concerns, including anti-aging, texture concerns, and acne scars. It’s a powerful treatment modality, but traditional laser treatments require some “social downtime” afterwards. Fortunately, the latest development in the aesthetic laser technology has taken care of this problem.
Here at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we’ve now added this latest in laser treatments to our toolbox. It’s known as coolpeel™, and it offers skin rejuvenation without the downtime.
What is the coolpeel™ laser?
A coolpeel™ treatment is delivered by an advanced laser device known as the SmartXide Tetra. It was developed by DEKA, a global leader in aesthetic technology, and is the only laser of its kind on the market today. This laser allows an unprecedented level of precision and control over its output. This means that it can deliver high energy laser pulses with an extremely short pulse time, avoiding unnecessary damage to the surrounding tissues. The treating clinician can calibrate the laser to deliver the laser energy at just the right depth to get the desired effect.
How is coolpeel™ different from other laser treatments?
The treatment is called coolpeel™ because it doesn’t cause heating to surrounding tissues. Older generations of CO2 lasers have a longer pulse time and don’t allow control over the output of laser energy. Because of this, they cause heating of the treated area, which damages the surrounding tissue and leads to the “social downtime” often required following a laser treatment. The skin tends to be red, swollen, and will generally peel and crust over. There are about two weeks of recovery time required after the treatment.
Because the coolpeel™ doesn’t damage the surrounding tissues or the deeper layers of the skin, it doesn’t lead to this effect. That’s why we call it a laser with no social downtime. Although the skin may appear slightly red in the day or two after the treatment, it will generally be like a mild sunburn at worst. You’ll want to keep the skin well-hydrated, but you won’t need to plan for a recovery period.
Am I a good candidate for a coolpeel™ laser treatment?
coolpeel™ treatments can help improve the texture and appearance of the superficial layer of the skin. It can lead to a rejuvenation of the skin in many ways, including:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reducing the appearance of dark spots (“sunspots”)
- Tightening and firming skin
- Creating a more smooth and even skin texture
- Improving skin tone
- Reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars
- Reducing pore size
If you’re considering a coolpeel™ laser treatment, we invite you to visit our office for a consultation to learn whether you’d be a good candidate for this revolutionary new laser treatment. We can explain to you in more detail what the treatment involves, and help you to understand your treatment options, so that you can decide whether coolpeel™ is right for you.
We are delighted to offer coolpeel™ to our patients in the greater Charlotte area, including Lake Norman, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville, and the surrounding area. Please call us at (704) 896-5556 or contact us online to schedule your no-pressure consultation appointment.