The Incredible Benefits of CoolPeel™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

March 15, 2024
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Laser skin resurfacing has been successfully helping people rejuvenate their skin for many decades now.

And in that time, the ever-evolving world of medical aesthetics has been bringing us constant developments and improvements to the technology. 

As a result, there are now countless options when it comes to choosing a laser skin rejuvenation treatment – ranging from the more intense and invasive to the super mild and gentle, and plenty in between. 

When it comes to laser treatments that produce the most noticable results, CO2 lasers are generally considered the “gold standard” due to their ability to drastically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and much more. 

However, CO2 lasers also come with a catch – a long, and often painful, recovery time. 

Until now, that is…

The CoolPeel™ CO2 laser is a cutting-edge, new, and unique type of laser treatment that is able to deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment without the downtime, and without the pain. 

So, no surprise then that it’s taking the world by storm! 

The Tetra CO2 Laser & the CoolPeel Treatment

We’re excited to now be offering this revolutionary skin rejuvenating treatment to our clients in Cleveland at BodyTonic Med Spa, so if you’re local to the area, come and see us for a consultation and find out how this amazing treatment could benefit you. 

And if you want to know more about what makes this cutting-edge laser treatment so amazing, keep reading. We’re going to give you the low-down on all things CoolPeel. 

What is a CoolPeel laser treatment? 

CoolPeel is a new type of CO2 laser treatment that produces results similar to classic CO2 lasers (which typically require up to a month of recovery time), but with little to no downtime. 

It’s a fractional ablative laser treatment that can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne or other scars, age and sun spots, uneven skin tone, and stimulate collagen for firmer, younger-looking skin, all without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue – which means considerably faster recovery than with traditional ablative treatments. 

A CoolPeel treatment can only be done using a specific laser, called the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. It’s the latest and most advanced type of CO2 laser available, completely unique, and definitely revolutionary! 
To put it as simply as possible, the CoolPeel CO2 laser is the most effective treatment available for aging skin if you don’t want to have to hide away for a few weeks.

How does CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing work? 

CoolPeel is a fractional ablative laser. This means that it works by heating molecules deep within the skin’s layers, which triggers the body’s healing response and kick-starts collagen production and cell regeneration. 

However, unlike other ablative lasers, which also remove the top (superficial) layer of skin and therefore require a few weeks of downtime, CoolPeel delivers the energy in a super-short pulse that creates a highly controlled injury to the skin’s surface, without any of the lingering heat that typically damages the surrounding tissue. 

It’s this lack of heat that gives CoolPeel its name, and when combined with the precision and control of the CoolPeel laser, means you get impressive skin resurfacing results without the flaking, peeling, or swelling that comes after traditional ablative laser treatments. 

How is CoolPeel different to other laser treatments?

There are two main types of lasers used for skin resurfacing treatments: ablative and non-ablative lasers. 

Ablative lasers, of which CO2 lasers are the gold standard, produce the most noticeable results – especially for more serious skin concerns, deeper-set wrinkles, and more advanced signs of aging. They work by removing the top layer of skin as well as targeting the underlying tissues to promote collagen formation and stimulate new skin growth from beneath. This more intensive combination means results are significant, with the new top layer of skin that replaces the old appearing noticeably rejuvenated. However, removing the top layer of skin also means a lengthy and often painful downtime while the skin recovers, and there is a higher risk of side effects.

Non-ablative lasers – such as the popular MOXI laser – are far gentler, completely non-invasive, and ideally suited to lighter skin rejuvenation and long-term skin maintenance. They penetrate deep within the skin’s dermis, generating heat to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production, but causing no damage at all to the top layers. This means there is zero downtime, but also milder results. 

The CoolPeel CO2 laser sits somewhere between the two. 

CoolPeel is the first and only ablative CO2 laser that doesn’t injure the superficial level of the dermis to the same extent, meaning it’s the ONLY fractional ablative laser treatment that can achieve ablative-level results without the downtime, pain, or risk of side effects. 

Benefits of CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing 

The benefits of a CoolPeel laser facial are many and varied! 

Firstly, there are the impressive results: 

  • Noticeable improvements after just one session.
  • Effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Treats sun spots, age spots, and freckles.
  • Reduces large pores.
  • Minimizes the appearance of acne scars and other scarring.
  • Improves skin tone and texture.
  • Tightens and firms the skin.

And secondly, there are the benefits of the CoolPeel treatment process itself:

  • Extremely fast procedure, typically between just 5 and 15 minutes for the face.
  • Minimal discomfort during the treatment, with no numbing required.
  • Non-invasive, with virtually no downtime – one or two days, compared to up to a month with traditional ablative laser treatments.
  • Extremely high levels of customization, meaning the treatment can be highly tailored to each individual’s needs and preferences.
  • Suitable for rejuvenating the hands, neck, and chest as well as the face.
  • Suited to all skin types, and all ages.
  • Minimal risk of side effects that come with traditional ablative laser treatments, such as hyperpigmentation, scarring, or infection while the skin heals.
  • Combines well with other treatments – in particular, RF microneedling.

What to expect from a CoolPeel laser treatment

Considering how noticeable the results are from a CoolPeel CO2 laser treatment, people are often surprised to learn that it’s a fast and painless experience.

It’s a simple and easy treatment to perform, taking around 5–15 minutes on average for a CoolPeel facial treatment. If you are also treating other areas such as the hands, neck, or chest, you’ll need a little longer. 

No anesthesia or numbing is required, although sometimes numbing creams are offered if you would prefer. 

Downtime is minimal. Your skin may appear a little red – as though from a sunburn – for a day or two. As your skin heals, it may also feel dryer than normal and a little flaky, so it’s essential to keep it well moisturized and hydrated. 

Results are usually noticeable after just one session, but for best results, four sessions are usually recommended, spaced about four weeks apart. 

CoolPeel CO2 laser results, before and after

While results vary from patient to patient, there’s no denying that CoolPeel laser treatments are highly effective. 

Here are some before and after photos of people who’ve benefited from a CoolPeel facial, to prove it.

CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing in Cleveland

The CoolPeel CO2 laser is a groundbreaking advancement in the world of laser skin rejuvenation treatments, and we’re both thrilled and proud to be offering it at BodyTonic Med Spa in Cleveland

If you’ve been looking for a highly effective age-reversing treatment, but have been worried about lengthy downtimes or painful procedures, then CoolPeel could be just what you’ve been waiting for. 

As with every aesthetic procedure, an in-depth consultation is essential to determine if CoolPeel is the right treatment for you and your specific needs. 

So if you’re in the Cleveland area and are keen to find out more about how a CoolPeel treatment could solve your skin concerns, schedule your completely free, no-obligation consultation today, and let’s get your skin rejuvenation plan in action. 

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