Bring in a Bright New Year with CoolPeel Resurfacing
Who has time for extended downtime these days?! If you’re putting off a much-wanted laser resurfacing treatment because of a busy schedule, we’ve got some great news. With its advanced technology, CO2 laser resurfacing near Cleveland is in your reach!
With the incredible CoolPeel® treatment, we deliver precise energy for a fully ablative treatment that prevents lingering heat for faster healing. Signs of aging, enlarged pores, poor texture, and acne scars don’t stand a chance against this effective yet comfortable laser resurfacing treatment.
The team at Radiant Divine Aesthetics, guided by nationally renowned Rachel DeVault, uses customized settings with CoolPeel to help clients who want to diminish fine lines, reduce sun damage, and improve skin texture.
What is CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have proven one of the most overall effective and useful types of lasers, especially in the world of aesthetics. CO2 lasers precisely remove thin layers of skin and effectively minimize scars, warts, and deep wrinkles in addition to poor texture and hyperpigmentation.
Tell your collagen to kick it up a notch
While the laser ablates the outer layer of skin, the laser energy also heats the dermis (middle layer of skin) in order to promote collagen production. Collagen, a fundamental building block of skin’s structure and key to youthful-looking skin, slows in production as you age. This is a major contributor to thin, sagging skin. By encouraging new collagen production, CO2 laser skin resurfacing helps produce skin that’s smooth and firmer to the touch.
Full ablation = downtime for your skin to heal
The drawback to traditional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is the large amount of downtime required. The powerful beam of infrared light vaporizes tissue to trigger the healing and collagen production processes. This means a week or two of swollen, scabby skin followed by lingering pinkness. After a month or so, your skin is (and looks) brand new, but many people aren’t willing to spend that much time healing!
Effective resurfacing, no downtime
Our team near Cleveland offers the Holy Grail of CO2 laser skin resurfacing near Cleveland: Cartessa Aesthetic’s CoolPeel Tetra CO2. This exclusive technology leverages the H-Pulse, a high-peak-power short pulse of energy that delivers resurfacing power without causing the thermal damage typically associated with ablative procedures.
While all CO2 lasers are adjustable, they don’t have this H-Pulse function like the CoolPeel. It is this pulse duration and delivery wave that minimizes heat distribution and requires much less downtime.
What to expect from your CoolPeel treatment
Before any treatment, a consultation lets us get to know you and your skin. The first step of our consultation is a thorough analysis of your skin using our advanced imaging system. To get the most out of your appointment, make sure you’re wearing no makeup at all so we can see your skin! It’s fine to wear a non-SPF moisturizer but nothing else, not even mascara! During your consultation we will also discuss your health history and current skincare routine.
Armed with information about your skin, routine, and history, we get to the work of customizing a care plan based on your goals and needs.
What happens during a CoolPeel treatment?
The CoolPeel treatment itself takes about 10 to 20 minutes to treat a single area, such as the face. CoolPeel laser resurfacing provides effective anti-aging on the neck, chest, and hands, too!
We use the Tetra CO2 laser to deliver short pulses of energy to the treatment area. The energy targets the superficial layer of skin to remove damaged tissue and reveal healthier, younger-looking skin. At the same time, the energy heats the dermis (the inner layer of your skin) to coax it into producing new collagen.
How long after CO2 laser treatments will I see results?
After undergoing a CoolPeel laser resurfacing, most patients only see a day or 2 of redness followed by a few days of sandpapery skin.
After that, the healthy new skin emerges in all its rejuvenated, youthful glory. It only takes one treatment for noticeable results, though depending on your skincare goals, we may recommend a series.
How long do CO2 laser resurfacing results last?
Whether you undergo one or several treatments, results from your CoolPeel resurfacing can last for years with proper skin care. The increased collagen production triggered by the laser isn’t permanent, but it creates lasting restorative benefits that keep your skin fresh and radiant.
Our team has the knowledge and products to help you enhance and maintain the results of your CO2 laser resurfacing near Cleveland.
How do I take care of my skin after a CO2 laser resurfacing?
After a C02 laser resurfacing treatment, the skin will appear red, and there will be some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days. For all laser peel treatments, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. The peeling process typically lasts 3 to 5 days.
We’ll make sure you understand every aspect of how to take care of your skin after a laser treatment. Obviously you want to avoid touching or picking at the treatment area and stay out of the sun, but we’ll go over the finer points with you.
Is laser resurfacing only for light skin tones?
We measure skin color on the Fitzpatrick scale to determine the level of pigment and overall risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Fitzpatrick skin types start with ivory-skinned, fair-haired people at type 1 and go to type 6, people with deeply pigmented dark brown skin and black hair.
Individuals who are higher on that scale (5 and 6) tend to develop skin discoloration when exposed to injury, so people with darker skin had to avoid laser treatments for fear of developing hyperpigmentation.
With advances in technology and the growing expertise of laser technicians, ethnic skin types of all tones have safe access to laser skin resurfacing from a skilled provider like those at Radiant Divine.
Wherever you fall on the Fitzpatrick scale, you want to go to a qualified source for your laser treatments. The team at Radiant Divine adheres to strict safety standards and have the training, knowledge, and expertise to minimize all risks when performing CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
Ready to get your radiant on?
If you’re ready to invest in long term skin health and beauty, you’re ready for Radiant Divine Medical Spa. We never lose sight of what matters: happy clients who feel taken care of and love their look. We keep things comfortable and welcoming for everyone who walks through our doors.
Because honestly, keeping things fun creates a better experience for everyone! We’re all besties here; we know great results come when you feel absolutely at ease throughout the entire process. Let’s get the conversation started! Request an appointment or check out our neat virtual consultation.
Get started at one of our convenient locations
We’re here to serve you! You can find us at any one of our accessible med spas near Cleveland. The best part? The Radiant Divine team is the Radiant Divine team. We don’t consider ourselves as separate based on our locations. So, if it’s easier for you to take an appointment in Brecksville one day and more convenient to hit up Chagrin Falls the next it’s no problem at all!
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