The CoolPeel is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment that Dr. Musick and his team are proud to offer patients. It is an excellent alternative for patients who want to reduce the signs of aging without the risks of surgery.
What Is a CoolPeel?
The CooPeel is an ablative CO2 laser that uses infrared energy to the outer layers of your skin. It can be used to reduce the appearance of sun damage, lines, wrinkles, sunspots. It safely delivers all of the benefits of traditional CO2 but without all of the risks that go along with it. Even though traditional CO2 can deliver exceptional results, the downtime associated with it can be lengthy. CoolPeel offers the same level of rejuvenation with minimal risk of infection and hyperpigmentation.
How Does CoolPeel Work?
CoolPeel is performed using the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. The Tetra laser is one of the most advanced CO2 lasers on the market. It allows our team to control the exact output and deliver high-intensity to the treatment areas. As a result, the superficial layer of skin is resurfaced while the surrounding skin remains protected. As a result, you experience reduced redness and peeling with shorter recovery periods.
What To Expect With the CoolPeel Procedure?
During consultation, our team will examine your face to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the CoolPeel. Before photos will be taken, the effectiveness of treatment can be tracked. Before treatment day, you will need to limit sun exposure to minimize the risk of hypersensitivity. You will be given a list of medications that need to be discontinued, which include retinol and glycolic acids.
The CoolPeel procedure only takes between 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish. A topical anesthetic will be applied after your face is cleansed. Once the CoolPeel is complete, you may experience slight redness, tingling, and your skin may have a rough texture for the first few days.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for CoolPeel?
CoolPeel is a safe skin rejuvenating procedure for many patients. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. Patients who have active skin eruptions, suffer from severe dermatitis or eczema of the face may not be ideal candidates. During your initial visit, our team will determine if the CoolPeel is right for you.
Is There a Recovery Period After Having CoolPeel?
The CoolPeel Laser can be tailored to suit your aesthetic goals. You can slowly build up the intensity of the laser to minimize downtime, so you can have a more intense laser session performed to achieve more dramatic results.
How Many CoolPeel Sessions Do I Need?
If you choose to have more aggressive treatment, you may only need one to two treatment sessions. If you choose less aggressive treatments, you may need three to four sessions to achieve your desired results. All CoolPeel sessions are spaced four to six weeks apart to allow your skin to heal.
Is the CoolPeel Painful?
CoolPeel is usually well tolerated by most patients. However, local anesthesia can be applied to keep you as comfortable as possible.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Most patients see a dramatic improvement in their skin seven to ten days after treatment. Over the following three to six months, you will continue to see even improvement as your skin continues to heal. The results from CoolPeel can last for several years, however, it will depend on your age, condition of your skin, skin type, and your skincare regimen at home.
How Do I Take Care of My Skin After Having CoolPeel Treatment?
Your skin may feel extremely rough following the procedure. You can use a gentle cleanser and rich, fragrance-free moisturizer to keep your skin soft. One week following your CoolPeel procedure, you will be allowed to exfoliate to remove flaky skin.
Schedule Your CoolPeel Consultation Today
If you are lookin for a minimally invasive way to rejuvenate your skin, CoolPeel may be right for you. Musick Dermatology & Advanced Spa is conveniently located in Swansea, IL and serves all surrounding areas. Contact the office at 618-628-2588 to schedule to a CoolPeel consultation today.