The many practical applications of laser tech are astounding; its functions range from welding and cutting to barcode scanners and sending data through fiber communications. A few people might find it shocking that laser tech can make your skin a lot more aesthetically pleasing. This post will focus on a particular cosmetic treatment called CO2 laser resurfacing and CoolPeel. At Synergy Wellness & Medispa, we use the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser technology with a CoolPeel treatment capability. This post will cover how this technology works, its benefits to the skin, and more details you’d find helpful.
What is the Tetra CO2 Laser Resurfacing and CoolPeel Technology?
The Tetra CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser is commonly referred to as the CoolPeel laser because it is the only technology that can perform the CoolPeel treatment. The device employs H-pulse, the only high-peak-power short pulse to cause ablation without damaging surrounding tissues. Ablation is the medically-used term for the removal or destruction of tissue and its functions. In cosmetics, we use ablation to eliminate offending skin tissues that cause acne, scars, hyperpigmentation, and more. The incredible factor that sets Tetra CO2 laser apart from other cosmetic lasers is that it only targets and ablates cosmetically rogue tissue. Its thermal energy does not damage the surrounding tissues around its target.
The Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing and CoolPeel
CO2 laser resurfacing and CoolPeel have tons of benefits. The technology helps treat the following skin problems:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Acne scars
- Sun spots
- Dark spots
- Birthmarks (linear epidermal nevi)
- Enlarged nose oil glands (Rhinophyma)
- Non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) skin problems
The treatment has more benefits, but the ones listed above are the most significant. The other benefits – firmer, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin – are borne out of the device’s collagen-inducing effect. The device can treat these many cosmetic problems due to how it works.
How CO2 Laser Resurfacing and CoolPeel Works
All cosmetic treatments work practically the same way. The devices have a targeting system that locks on various offending cells and heats them until they die. The problem with other lasers is that they are not as accurate as of the CO2 laser technology. The treatment works by firing short-pulsed light energy – also called ultra pulse – on damaged skin tissues. Other laser cosmetic treatments only use intense pulsed light (IPL), but ultra pulse light energy is unique to CO2 laser devices. The advantage of CO2 lasers over other laser treatments is that CO2 lasers are built with better precision.
A carbon dioxide laser blast its ultra pulse light energy continuously through a scanning pattern. It removes very thin layers of damaged skin and removes dead skin cells. The CO2 laser device delivers microthermal zones deep into the skin when all dead skin cells are gone. The microthermal zones trigger the fibroblasts to do their job: excreting collagen protein. Collagen is the fundamental protein for building healthy skin; it provides the skin’s structure, among other tissues. Without collagen, the body does not have anything to build skin. Wounds will never heal, and the skin will not be firm. We naturally lose collagen as we age and suffer injuries; as we deplete our collagen levels, the skin sags, and wrinkles begin to form.
The Side Effects of CO2 Laser Resurfacing and CoolPeel
As revolutionary as CO2 laser treatments are in cosmetics, they are not without potential risks and side effects.
Milia – small white bumps or cysts on the skin – may appear on the treated site while your skin heals. You can easily remove milia using a gentle cleanser and a soft washcloth or by going to a dermatologist.
Swelling is a prevalent side effect of many cosmetic procedures. The light swelling after a CO2 laser resurfacing and CoolPeel treatment will naturally dissipate on its own. But you can expedite its fading with intramuscular steroids, sleeping on an extra pillow, or using ice packs in the first two days post-treatment.
Bacterial infections are probable, especially when the provider does not clean the treatment site prior to the procedure. You can help prevent it with antibiotics before the procedure and continue taking them a week after the treatment.
Scarring is a rare side effect of laser treatments.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing and CoolPeel Aftercare
The perfect aftercare regime will help you manage the risks and side effects of CO2 laser resurfacing as best you can. Applying sunscreen daily is a must after the skin has healed to prevent damage to the newly resurfaced skin. The broader the spectrum of sunscreen is, the better. It should be able to protect your skin from ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. As much as possible, use a sunscreen specifically made for the face. Its sun protection factor (SPF) should be 30, minimum.
The application of moisturizer is also extremely helpful once your skin heals. You should be generous with your moisturizer application to provide the best care for your skin. Application of Retin-A and glycolic products are strongly discouraged until after six weeks of having the treatment or as instructed by your provider. Lastly, smoking is vehemently discouraged before and after the treatment as it impedes the healing process.
Who to Talk to About CO2 Laser Resurfacing and CoolPeel in New Jersey?
Synergy Wellness & Medispa is the uses the best CO2 laser technology. We provide impeccable CO2 laser resurfacing and CoolPeel services that guarantee exemplary results. Our professional team members are all trained, certified, qualified, and experienced to help you achieve the results you want.
To sign up for a consultation, fill out the form on our Contact Us page. For any questions or concerns about our CO2 laser resurfacing and CoolPeel treatment, feel free to reach out to us by phone at (732) 268-8324 or email at [email protected]; You can also fax us at (732) 383-8638. Our address is 280 State Route 35 Ste. 301, Red Bank, NJ 07701.