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Dermatology Associates of Western Connecticut is proud to offer the revolutionary CoolPeel™. The Tetra CO2 laser, commonly known as the “CoolPeel laser,” leverages the exclusive H-Pulse: a high-peak-power short pulse that delivers a fully-ablative treatment without causing thermal damage to surrounding tissue. Without thermal damage, downtime is drastically minimized. At the same time, the system delivers impressive superficial, skin-resurfacing results.

Improve your skin issues with CoolPeel™

The CoolPeel™ treatment improves the following:

  • Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Sun damage and dark spots

  • Pore size 

  • Skin texture

  • Acne scars

Tetra 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.

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.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.

A 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 a CoolPeel laser treatment if you are looking to reduces 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.

While there is no need for anesthesia or localized numbing, your provider may use a numbing cream for additional comfort.

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.

It is best not to schedule this treatment within 2 weeks of an engagement for which you have concern about your appearance. In the 2 weeks prior to your treatment, discontinue use of all skincare products that contain glycolic acid, retinol, retinoids, and/or harsh exfoliators.

Discontinue any active tanning, either outdoors or in tanning beds. Also avoid having any chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments.

Notify our staff if you have a history of cold sores, as we may advise you to take preventative medication in the days leading up to your procedure.

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