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CO2 lasers are virtually unsurpassed when it comes to combating age spots, acne scarring, poor skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines, as well as a variety of other blemishes and imperfections. The providers at Cheng Plastic Surgery are excited to offer patients treatment with the state-of-the-art CO2RE system and the innovative Tetra CoolPeel, two cutting-edge solutions for achieving a more youthful, radiant complexion and improved self-confidence.


What is the CO2RE?

CO2RE is a versatile CO2 laser technology that effectively targets the skin’s superficial, middle, and deepest layers with the utmost precision. It can address a wide range of aesthetic concerns, from the signs of aging to reviving a dull, blemished skin texture. Treatment is minimally invasive and downtime can vary depending on treatment goals.

How does the CO2RE laser work?

The CO2RE laser can perform both fractional and ablative treatments. Fractional laser therapy creates micro-wounds in the dermis, stimulating the body’s natural healing response of building new collagen reserves. Ablative skin resurfacing removes damaged skin in ultra-thin layers, gradually uncovering a softer, clearer complexion.

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How long is the recovery time after treatment?

Recovery times will vary based on the depth of your treatment. For lighter sessions, clients can expect around 3 days of downtime. With deeper sessions, patients may need 2 weeks of recovery. Our team will go over your treatment recovery plan with you during your consultation so you know what to expect and can plan ahead accordingly.

What is the CoolPeel laser?

Recent advances in cosmetic science have created fewer side effects from CO2 laser treatments, but CoolPeel goes a step beyond by delivering fractional ablative laser energy without the need for downtime. CoolPeel is a brand new resurfacing option for safely removing layers of damaged tissue to reveal a healthier, younger-looking skin surface. With CoolPeel, there are minimal risks of hyperpigmentation or infection.

How does CoolPeel work?

CoolPeel laser treatment is performed with the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser, an advanced, cutting-edge device manufactured by DEKA, an international leader in cosmetic technology. With the Tetra, high-energy pulses are delivered in short bursts to achieve superficial skin resurfacing without the heat damage that is common with other lasers. This “cool” factor allows the CoolPeel to be performed without a lengthy recovery period.

How often can I get CoolPeel treatments?

CoolPeel delivers results on par with ablative laser therapy, except there is no downtime. Even so, CoolPeel is not the type of treatment to undergo every month. Once-a-year CoolPeel sessions may be enough. Ultimately, your provider can advise as to the best follow-up plan.

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