What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
CO2 lasers are the gold standard in treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other blemishes as well as firming skin and balancing tone. Damaged skin tissue is removed, or ablated, stimulating new collagen production as heat energy is delivered. Depending on the depth of treatment, CO2 treatments can be accompanied by considerable downtime while damaged skin heals.
Depending on aesthetic goals, the condition of your skin, skin type and the amount of downtime, Dr. Vinyard and the Licensed Laser Technician at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery will choose the intensity of CO2 treatment best tailored for you.
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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. This is a great option for patients who are looking to improve the overall appearance of their skin without the downtime of traditional deep CO2 treatments.
Many advances have been made to improve the side effects of CO2 treatments, but only the CoolPeel can deliver a fully ablative treatment without the downtime! There is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, demarcation or induced infection, making this one of the most advanced treatments at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery!
What Can I Expect?
One of the main benefits of 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. Dr. Vinyard and the Certified Laser Technician at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port St. Lucie, FL will discuss the best post-treatment care and when you can return to your daily skincare regimen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Laser Skin Resurfacing cost?
Price is going to vary depending on the intensity of CO2 treatment required to help you meet your skin goals. It is important to come in for a complimentary skin analysis with Dr. Vinyard and our Medical Aesthetician/ Laser Technician. We can provide you with a customized quote for your procedure after they have designed a treatment plan for you.
What is the difference between traditional CO2 laser treatments and CoolPeel?
Traditional CO2 laser treatments are typically accompanied by several days of intense downtime, which includes peeling, redness, dry skin, superficial crusting, possible oozing and pinpoint bleeding. Downtime can range anywhere from 8-10 days depending on depth of treatment. CoolPeel, unlike traditional CO2 treatments, has the precision and control to deliver energy at the correct depth and speed for superficial skin resurfacing results without the lingering heat that would traditionally damage the surrounding skin. The lack of necessary heat is where it gets its name and why patients don't experience intense downtime.
How many treatments do I need?
With tradition, deep CO2 treatments, typically only 1 treatment is needed. However, patients may see that more treatments are necessary with CoolPeel. With CoolPeel, though less downtime is expected per treatment, more treatments may be necessary to help you achieve your desired result.
How long will it take to see my desired results?
Typically, with treatments that stimulate collagen, such as CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, results gradually begin to improve between 3-6 months, with a slow progression of change to a more youthful appearance.
Curious about Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser Skin Resurfacing, whether a traditional deep CO2 treatment or CoolPeel, is a great option for patients looking to improve the overall appearance of their skin. At Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you meet your skincare goals!
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- Same Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location