Tetra C02 (CoolPeel)
We began testing C02 lasers back in 2011 and nearly every year since then, we evaluated 1 or more new C02 lasers per year. We’ve known that for surface-level skin remodeling, the C02 is vastly superior to other laser waveforms. We never purchased a C02 however for a few reasons. The downtime was weeks with bleeding/oozing, infection risk, hyper/hypopigmentation concerns, and the treatments & recovery period was painful.
Each new generation of Fractional C02 lasers improved upon the prior generation but each still fell short of what we knew our patients wanted which is, great results with minimal to no downtime, no wound care concerns, minimal pain, and quicker recovery.
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In 2021 we trialed the Tetra C02 and finally… we found a Fractional C02 which has some very unique properties that we are extremely excited about. How so? A few proprietary exclusive features beginning with the Fractional Coolpeel®. This amazing treatment allows us to fractionally perform “varying depth surface peels” with little to no downtime and incredibly, a very little discomfort.
The all-new scanner allows us to customize for each patient how deep or shallow we want their Coolpeel® treatment to be based on what each patient is looking to achieve.
We can treat as aggressively as a one-and-done treatment with downtime or a series of varying depth Coolpeel® treatments with minimal to no downtime treatments depending on the depth we choose for the Coolpeel® treatment.
No other C02 offers Coolpeel ® treatments. The Tetra’s scanner also allows us to easily select from dozens of patterns to maximize the dot pattern on the skin which is especially useful in getting around the eyes, nose, and corners of the lips.
Next up is speed. Our patients are very busy and want to get in and out and back to work or home quickly. We can perform an entire face Coolpeel® treatment in about 10-15 minutes. We can also treat necks, decollate, and hands!
Lastly, but as important is what about patient comfort? When I was treated with the Tetra and had a Coolpeel® treatment I did not apply any numbing cream because I wanted to feel for myself if a C02 treatment could really be performed without any numbing.
I’d never attempted this with any other C02 treatment as the pain even with numbing was pretty intense. So… without any numbing, I had my Coolpeel® treatment and I’d describe the pain level as about a 2-4, again without any numbing which of course most of our patients will have.
Test Patients who did have numbing cream reported pain levels of 1-2. With any other C02, the pain level even with numbing cream is still 6-8. For the 1st time, patients who cannot numb due to reactions to numbing cream can still have C02 Fractional Coolpeel® treatments that are very tolerable & that’s never been possible before. Patients who are numb will feel little to no discomfort.
View more photos in our before and after gallery
Why combination Tetra CoolPeel & Virtue RF Treatments work so well
Do you know that Skin is the largest organ in our body? Throughout our lives, our skin will change, slowly aging beginning in your 20’s which is when our bodies actually stop producing Elastin and we begin to see Collagen breaking down. What is Elastin? Elastin is our skin’s natural “spring”. Pinch a young person’s cheek and their skin “springs” right back to shape. Pinch an older person’s cheek and well, it takes a bit of time for that pinch to unwind! That spring back is Elastin.
Collagen most everyone has heard about but few really understand its role. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and acts as a structural component that helps your skin maintain firmness. Both Collagen and elastin are found within all the layers of the skin and are our chief defense in preventing fine lines & wrinkles.
As you can see in the chart below. As we age, both Collagen and Elastin lines begin forming shallow at first and then deepen as the years go by and without help… Well, don’t worry about that part because help we have plenty of with our combination Virtue RF & C02 CoolPeel Treatments!
How does Virtue RF & Tetra CoolPeel work together?
As you can see in the image above, these two amazing technologies work together to rebuild & generate both Collagen & Elastin in all layers of your skin from the top down. No one type of laser can accomplish this.
When the Tetra C02 CoolPeel energy is applied to your skin, the upper layers of your skin or Dermis are stimulated to produce new collagen & elastin.
Virtue RF micro-needling is then used to penetrate deeper layers of skin without damaging the upper layers and we can precisely control the depth of penetration of the microneedles & RF energy in 1mm increments on all areas of the face and body.
What will Virtue RF & Tetra CoolPeel do for my skin?
With the Tetra C02 Coolpeel, we are targeting the upper dermis of your skin and removing old tired dull surface skin, tightening your pores, improving your skin tone & texture, and reducing those surface fine lines while improving luminosity.
With Virtue RF, for patients with acne scars, wrinkles, minor laxity, or larger pores we are going deeper into the Dermis forcing Collagen and Elastin remodeling to take place from the inside out and outside in at the same time. Only energy treatments like this have been proven to regenerate new Elastin fibers which our bodies stop producing in our early 20’s. And you should see how great all these types of treatments are for younger patients who just want to. Peter Pan themselves and never age much… We call that prejuvenation and it’s become a very popular treatment for younger patients!
Most patients will need a package of (3) treatments and as always, our consultations are always complimentary.