What is CoolPeel Laser?
The CoolPeel treatment is a brand new offering with the DEKA Smartxide dot laser, a fractionated CO2 laser. Laser skin resurfacing with a CO2 laser has long been the gold standard for treating:
- fine lines & wrinkles
- age spots
- areas of pigmentation
- scars & blemishes, including acne scars
Lasers can help to improve skin texture, but also have the ability to tone, tighten loose skin. They work by damaging and removing the top layer of the skin. This, in turn, stimulates the body to producecollagen and elastin.
Traditional CO2 lasers usually require some downtime for the skin to heal. The CoolPeel treatment, however, usually only requires 1-2 days.
How does the CoolPeel Laser work?
Like other ablative lasers, the CoolPeel renews skin by quickly heating water molecules in the skin’s deeper layers, which triggers the body’s natural healing response and stimulates collagen production.
The CoolPeel laser delivers energy in a super-short pulse that creates controlled injury to the dermis with less lingering heat in the surrounding skin, which is where it gets its name. This usually means less flaking, peeling, and swelling afterward. This combination tightens the skin, stimulates collagen and elastin production.
This procedure can be performed on the full face, including eyelids, neck and decolletage.
Results are usually visible 3 to 6 months afterwards the procedure. The collagen takes some time to activate, and it will continue to plump the skin up to 6 months after treatment.
Side effects & risks:
- You can expect sunburn-like redness and dry, scaly skin for a day or two after treatment.
- Cold sores can be triggered by laser treatment. Please advise your Clinician if you suffer with Cold sores as they may prescribe anti-viral medication to prevent a flare up.
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) is a risk after treatment
- Hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin)
Your skin may look inflamed, dry, and flaky for a few days.
Keep your skin-care routine very simple throughout the recovery process.
Use a gentle cleanser such as SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser morning and evening and a hydrating moisturiser such as Lynton Light Soothe.
Avoid direct sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 50.
Avoid makeup for the next 7 days or until the skin has returned to normal