LunaSol Med Spa
Tetra CO2 CoolPeel Laser
~What is CoolPeel?
CoolPeel is a brand new way to safely, and comfortably deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment. By targeting just the superficial layer of skin tissue, damaged skin is removed revealing younger and healthier-looking skin.
Danielle and the team at LunaSol Med Spa are amongst the first to offer CoolPeel laser treatments!
CO2 lasers have long been the gold standard in treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balanced tone. Traditional CO2 treatments however have long been associated with considerable downtime. The precision and the control of the CoolPeel allows you to get the skin resurfacing benefits without the downtime and risk.
What Makes CoolPeel different?
Benefits of CoolPeel CO2 Laser Treatment
Reduce fine lines
Minimize sun damage and pore size
Improve skin texture
Without any real downtime
Many advances have been made to improve the side effects of CO2 treatments but ONLY the CoolPeel can deliver a fractional ablative treatment without the downtime. There is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, demarcation, or induced infection.
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.
You are a good candidate for CoolPeel laser treatment if you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sun damage, minimize pores, and improves skin texture. Your skin will look healthier and younger.
A full-face CoolPeel laser peel can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes.
One of the main benefits of a CoolPeel is that there is minimal downtime. You should expect to be a little red, as if you have a sunburn, for a day, or two, but nothing should prevent you from returning to your normal daily activities. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated.
These are ablative procedures, just not in the old way using CO2 lasers where significant recovery was necessary. CoolPeel delivers the same kind of results with really no downtime. Still, these aren’t meant to be done every month, as you would with a treatment such as a superficial peel.
We have found that one to three treatments deliver the kind of results patients seek. We’ll discuss the spacing of your sessions at your consultation.
From there, for continued renewal, yearly maintenance CoolPeel treatments would be a good plan.
The secret to CoolPeel is that the Tetra laser delivers high energy, but it does so in extremely short pulses. This eliminates the problems with lingering heat and damage to the surrounding skin. Because of that, CoolPeel delivers ablative type results with total comfort and without the downtime.
The only real risk of side effects is the potential for hyper- or hypopigmentation for patients with olive or brown skin. This is true of any laser treatment.
Also, as with other laser treatments, if you have the human papillomavirus there is a risk the laser energy can trigger an outbreak of cold sores. Your physician can provide a prescription for antiviral medication in advance in these cases.
Yes, these treatments are completely safe. They have been cleared by the FDA. Since CoolPeel is the newest fractional ablative treatment, at LunaSol we’ve been impressed at how well patients tolerate them. As mentioned above, patients have some redness, similar to moderate sunburn, for a day or two. And the skin can feel a little dry and scaly as it heals, but those issues are easily addressed with skin lotion.
There isn’t any need for localized anesthesia with CoolPeel treatments. We apply topical numbing cream across the treatment areas to ensure your comfort.
You will start noticing improvements after one week. The collagen production has been stimulated, and your skin resurfacing has begun. You will see real improvements as your outermost layers of damaged, dull skin cells are shed and replaced with younger, healthy cells. Texture issues, sun damage, age spots and pigmentation, overall dull skin — these will all improve dramatically beginning after about a week. Your new, healthier skin will continue to reveal itself moving forward.
These are permanent improvements in your skin thanks to the high energy delivered by the Tetra laser. Of course, your skin will continue to age. But if you protect your skin from the sun, you’ll enjoy these improvements for a long time.
If you are looking to reveal healthier skin, call 919.263.8510 or email to schedule your CoolPeel treatment at LunaSol Med Spa, or fill out our contact us form.
Congratulations on your interest in the CoolPeel treatment! CO2 lasers are the gold standard in treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance tone. Damaged skin tissue is removed, or ablated, stimulating new collagen production and heat energy is delivered to tighten the skin. Sounds great but CO2 treatments are often accompanied by considerable downtime and risk while damaged skin heals. While many advances have been made to improve the side effects of CO2 treatments, ONLY your CoolPeel treatment will deliver a fractional ablative treatment without the downtime. There is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, demarcation or induced infection and below is what you can expect.
● Avoid use of Retinoid products for at least 7 days prior to your appointment
● Avoid excessive sun & UV lamp exposure for 3 weeks prior to and after treatment
● Avoid use of anticoagulants, photo-sensitizers, and exfoliation treatments/peels/scrubs
● Please speak with us prior if you have any skin disorders, cheloids, herpes, or inflammation prior to treatment
● It's best to wait 2 weeks after getting Botox or filler injections, refer to your practitioner if this applies to you
● If you choose to wear makeup, keep in mind we will have to remove it to treat the area
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to your scheduled treatment so we can assist you to get the best results.
Post Treatment Care:
● Patient should feel a warm / sunburn sensation for about an hour post treatment
● A thin layer of Aquaphor should be used on the treated area.
● Keep the area hydrated with Aquaphor. Do not let the skin dry out.
● Sleep with a clean pillow case and head slightly elevated.
● Avoid sun exposure, intense workouts and sweating.
● Avoid touching or cleaning the area for 24 hours.
● Skin should feel rough like sandpaper for 3-4 days post treatment.
● Mineral Makeup can be reapplied 24-48 hours post treatment.
● A cool misting spray may be used for comfort, if needed.
● CoolPeel can be repeated on a monthly basis until desired results are achieved.
Makeup Application Post Treatment:
It is best recommended to leave your skin without any make-up for at least 24 hours. You can then utilize mineral makeup to ensure you maintain clear pores, and allowing your skin to breathe and heal properly over time.
One of the main benefits of a CoolPeel, is that there is minimal downtime. You should expect to be a little red, as if you have a sunburn, for a day, or two, but nothing should prevent you from returning to your normal daily activities. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated.