Cool Peel Skin Laser Overview
Length: 5-15 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical anesthetic for higher settings
Side Effects: Skin redness, mild swelling for 2-4 days
Risks: Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation when used on darker skin tones
Recovery: Most patients return to activities right away
Duration of Results: May be long-lasting once treatment plan is completed
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
The Cool Peel is the latest, cutting-edge, CO2 laser skin treatment in the country. CO2 lasers are the gold standard in laser skin treatments of the face. They are known for giving the best results in improving skin texture, pigment, and wrinkles. Historically, the downside of CO2 laser treatments was the long recovery and higher risk profile that many doctors and patients were unwilling to tolerate. All of these issues have been solved with the innovative and revolutionary CO2 Cool Peel offered at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
The Cool Peel will improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, neck, mouth, and under eyes
- Brown spots and pigmentation
- Enlarged pores
- Loose skin
The Cool Peel boasts the most advanced technology of any C02 laser. Special features allow this device to provide CO2 resurfacing-like results without the downtime and risk.
- The laser treats the skin at a high-speed rate (0.3milliseconds), allowing for a higher energy level. This fast application of the laser prevents damage to other critical surrounding structures to significantly decrease downtime while still providing the expected results.
- Traditionally, CO2 lasers worked in a geometric grid technique. This approach can leave markings after the treatment. With the Cool Peel, the laser treats the skin with a random but controlled method that prevents these issues.
- The Cool Peel does not attempt to get the final results in one aggressive treatment. Instead, the skin continues to improve over a series of approximately three treatments every four weeks. Spreading the treatments out allows for significantly less downtime, with typically only 24-48 hours of minimal redness.
Dr. Kulbersh can tailor the recovery after a Cool Peel treatment to the patient’s lifestyle. The Cool Peel typically requires minimal downtime. At the lightest setting, the Cool Peel will feel and look like a sunburn for one night. The next day, the patient will appear a little sun-kissed but should experience no pain. Some patients may opt for higher settings to get more impressive and faster results. This approach would result in 2-4 days of mild swelling and redness.
Nonsurgical treatments are commonly combined to improve the overall results. We frequently combine the Cool Peel with:
Profound RF microneedling – The addition of Profound RF to the treatment will create more tightening of the lower face and neck skin
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) – Adding PRP to the procedure can further improve the quality of the skin
Facelift – A Cool Peel can be completed at the same time as a facelift or a mini-lift to improve the quality of the skin.
Botox and Fillers – Dermal fillers are used with facial lasers to improve the balance and proportions of the face. Botox can improve fine lines and wrinkles of the face secondary to repetitive facial movements.
Carolina Facial Plastics is a boutique facial plastic surgery practice that is solely focused on the treatments of the face and neck. We believe our dedication, focus, and experience allow us to give our patients the best results while minimizing downtime.
Our treatment team is composed of:
- Jonathan Kulbersh MD – Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
- Courtney Whitley – Nurse Practitioner
- Heather Bryant – Physician Assistant
- Terri Edson – Aesthetician
All of our providers have extensive training and experience with aesthetics of the face and neck and are considered experts in their fields
Frequently asked questions
A Cool Peel can be tailored to the patient’s skin quality. Healthier skin will require fewer treatments at a lower setting while skin with more damage will require higher settings and more treatments. The wonderful aspect of a Cool Peel is its versatility to be able to safely and effectively treat all stages of the aging process. The Cool Peel is great for patients in their 20’s all the way to patients in their 80’s.
One of the exciting aspects of the Cool Peel is that it can also treat the skin of the neck and décolletage. This feature will ensure that the facial skin will match the skin quality of the neck and chest region.
All other laser treatments of the face are attempting to mimic the results of CO2 laser treatments. We believe this is the first CO2 laser that has been able to decrease the aggressiveness of the CO2 in a manner that minimizes risk and downtime without dramatically decreasing the quality of the result. The Cool Peel can be completed without any numbing medications.
The Cool Peel has a variety of settings. At the lightest setting, the Cool Peel feels like a warm sensation on the skin. It does not require any topical numbing medications. As the Cool Peel is turned to a higher setting, a topical numbing cream is used and the treatment causes minimal discomfort.
At Carolina Facial Plastics we provide our patients with topical products to be applied to the face to help speed the recovery and improve the results. Some patients may opt to combine PRP (platelet-rich plasma) with the Cool Peel to improve the results and speed up the recovery process.