Tetra CO2 Laser/CoolPeel
Tetra CO2 Laser/CoolPeel
The SmartXide Tetra CO2 Laser by Deka uses the gold-standard CO2 technology in skin resurfacing to enhance the appearance of your skin while treating wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, age spots, acne scars, sun damage, surgical scars, and more. CO2 lasers remove or ablate skin tissue to stimulate new collagen production and tighten skin. What makes this CO2 laser unique and the most advanced is its multiple settings to deliver customizable, safe treatments from more ablative treatments (Deka Pulse), which target more severe skin issues, to the award-winning “no downtime” CoolPeel treatment that is only available on this device.
CoolPeel is an innovative, safe, and effective treatment that offers the benefits of a traditional fractional ablative CO2 laser treatment with minimal downtime or pain. It targets the most superficial layer of skin to reveal new, fresh skin for a more youthful appearance and can be used anywhere on the face or body. CoolPeel is safe for most skin types, and there is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, which can be seen with other laser treatments.
Tetra Deka Pulse Co2 Laser Resurfacing
This is the gold standard in CO2 Laser Resurfacing and the most advanced device for providing unparalleled laser resurfacing results. This treatment will likely offer you the best results if you suffer from acne scarring, deep wrinkles, or skin laxity. It involves more downtime than the CoolPeel but typically will only need one treatment to see a dramatic improvement in your skin that can last years. If you are interested in this service, please get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation with one of our advanced laser providers to determine if you are a candidate. We have a pre-treatment protocol for this service to help minimize downtime and possible side effects that we will implement 1 to 2 weeks before your treatment.
BEFORE AND AFTERS
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage and pigmentation
- Uneven tone and texture
- Signs of aging
The most effective in treating wrinkles, signs of aging, skin texture, and other flaws in the skin. With its unique pulse control, the CoolPeelTM procedure can only be performed with the Tetra CO2 Laser. The high-peak power and short pulse deliver a fractional ablative treatment without thermal (heat) damage to the surrounding tissue. No thermal damage means downtime is highly controlled and minimized, while impressive, superficial skin-resurfacing results are delivered.
Our providers will discuss an appropriate treatment plan based on your concerns and needs. At Sculpted, we typically recommend 3 CoolPeel treatments 4-6 weeks apart for best results and yearly maintenance.
Immediately following CoolPeel treatment, which takes about 15 minutes to complete, you may have a mild sunburn sensation for 1-3 hours and mild redness for 1-2 days. Your skin will have a “sandpaper-like” texture for up to a week as your new, glowing skin is revealed; however, after 24 hours, you can wear mineral makeup if needed.
The Cool Peel results will develop as the treated skin heals. Patients will see that fresh skin will usually be revealed within a week as the damaged treated surface layer falls away, with results improving over several weeks as new collagen is formed. Texture concerns, sun damage, age spots and pigmentation, and overall dull skin will all significantly improve as new, healthier skin continues to surface.
Before your treatment, start two weeks before avoiding sun exposure and one week before stopping using retinol/retinoids/glycolic acids/AHAs. You must be off Accutane for 6 months. If you have a history of cold sores, please get in touch with our office, and we will prescribe prophylactic anti-viral drugs to help prevent an outbreak. For darker skin complexions, our providers may prescribe hydroquinone skin lightener to help reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation; however, this is not necessary for most skin types with CoolPeel due to its gentle approach and safety.
After your treatment, stay away from sun exposure for 2 weeks. Avoid using products with substances such as retinols/retinoids/AHAs/Glycolic acid/Vitamin C for 1 week. Your provider will give you a list of safe products to use and help you heal quicker after your treatment. Avoid makeup and sunscreen and exercise for a minimum of 24 hours.
We are excited to be the first medical spa in Columbia, SC, to offer the “Ultimate Duo” to our clients.
What Is The "Ultimate Duo"?
This skin rejuvenation treatment pairs the newest RF Microneedling technology – the Virtue RF – and an exclusive little-to-no-no-downtime laser treatment called Cool Peel. The Ultimate Duo helps to stimulate collagen at both the superficial and deeper skin levels without requiring additional significant recovery time. The Virtue RF micro-needling provides profound collagen remodeling and rejuvenation, while the Cool Peel produces an external injury by delivering high energy in extremely short pulses. This treatment can be performed in around 45 minutes after the treatment area has been numbed with topical anesthetic. The treatment is comfortable and has minimal downtime except a mild “sunburn” like sensation and redness that typically resolves within 24-48 hours.
The Virtue RF is the first RF Microneedling platform product that offers the utmost versatility for every patient by delivering 36 gold-tipped needles into the skin with absolute precision. At the same time, heat energy is evenly dispersed at the exact depth and pulse duration. Treat enlarged pores, plumpness, and skin tightening with Virtue RF and follow up with Cool Peel to correct uneven skin tone and sun damage and target fine lines and wrinkles.
The Cool Peel extends the Tetra CO2 laser system that uses the exclusive H-pulse. This high-peak-power short pulse delivers a fully ablative treatment without causing heat damage to the surrounding tissues. Downtime is drastically minimized, and skin resurfacing results are impressive without thermal damage.
What are the benefits of "Ultimate duo"?
Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished in several ways, and by combining two of our best non-surgical procedures, we can create incredible results in an impressive amount of time. The combination of microneedling, radiofrequency, and laser skin resurfacing is the ultimate way to smooth over fine lines and wrinkles and can also help you address several other skin concerns. It can be used on the face and body to target various issues.
The Ultimate Duo can improve the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Uneven texture
- Acne scarring
- Surgical scarring
- Stretch marks and cellulite
What makes "Ultimate duo" special?
In addition to treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes, CO2 lasers can tighten skin and balance tone. Damaged skin tissue is removed or ablated, stimulating new collagen production while heat energy is delivered to tighten the skin. There have been several advances in reducing the side effects of CO2 treatments, but only the Cool Peel can provide a fractional ablative treatment without significant downtime.
The Ultimate Duo combines the Cool Peel with Virtue RF microneedling. Radiofrequency energy has been used for decades to rehydrate and firm the skin. As a result of the heat created by radiofrequency waves, the body produces collagen and elastin, which support the skin. Microneedling activates the wound-healing cascade by creating tiny injuries within a treatment area. This technique also stimulates collagen and elastin. Virtue RF device combines both processes for a skin rejuvenating treatment that reduces fine lines and produces younger-looking skin over time.
The Ultimate Duo provides the benefits of Cool Peel CO2 laser, radiofrequency, and microneedling to promote collagen at both the surface and deep levels of the skin without any incremental downtime.
As with any treatment, our board-certified dermatologists will need to discuss your options with you before treatment. However, an Ultimate Duo treatment can be administered on virtually any skin type so that most patients will be candidates for this treatment.
The Ultimate Duo may be suitable for you if you:
- Want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
- Have brown spots and pigmentation issues
- Have enlarged pores
- Suffer from acne scarring
- Have mild skin laxity but are not a candidate for a surgical facelift
- Are you looking for non-surgical treatment for unwanted scars
- Want to improve skin texture
Ultimate Duo results will develop as the treated skin heals. Patients will see fresh skin revealed as the damaged treated surface layer falls away.
The skin requires roughly a week to turn over the epidermis, and then you will see the dramatic changes to your skin. Texture concerns, sun damage, age spots and pigmentation, and overall dull skin will significantly improve as new and healthier skin surfaces. Within the next few months, the results will improve.
Our advanced practitioners will discuss a treatment plan with you, including the spacing of your treatment sessions. Some clients may see dramatic results after just one treatment, while others may gain more from three treatments spaced 1-2 months apart.
The Ultimate Duo is a safe treatment, as the FDA has cleared Cool Peel and Virtue RF. Ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments like Cool Peel come with the risk of hyper- or hypopigmentation, particularly for people with darker skin types. Our advanced practitioners evaluate each patient and will outline any risks.
One of the primary benefits of a Cool Peel is that patients get the benefits of CO2 laser without downtime. After the Ultimate Duo treatment, the patient may feel a warm, sunburn-like sensation for about an hour post-treatment and should expect to be a little red for a day or two. The skin may feel dry and like sandpaper for three to four days as it heals, so it is essential to keep the skin hydrated. We suggest you avoid makeup, sunscreen, and active topical products for at least 24 hours post-treatment. After this time, mineral makeup and sunscreen are recommended. Sleeping with a clean pillowcase and a slightly elevated head is best.
We help you determine which products are suitable and when your usual skincare routine can resume. Post-treatment care instructions will be provided to keep your skin protected and hydrated while it heals to achieve the best results. If possible, direct sun exposure should be avoided for the first 10-14 days, and SPF 50 or higher must be applied before going outside
It is best to schedule a follow-up visit within 3-5 weeks of treatment. This is a great time to take your first set of after-pictures and to check on your skin. We can discuss any concerns at that time and proceed with suggestions on additional treatments needed.
We are excited to be the first Medspa in Columbia to offer the Ultimate Duo to our clients. To learn what this treatment might do for your skin, please schedule a consultation with one of our providers by contacting us at 803-708-0178.