CO2 Laser in Melbourne
CoolPeelTM: Skin rejuvenation with real results and minimal downtime
CO2 laser treatment has just become a whole lot cooler. Leading dermatologists in the USA and industry experts have labelled Deka as “the leading CO2 laser technology in the world.” Chroma Dermatology are proud to house the first (and currently only!) Deka SmartXide Punto Laser in Melbourne.
This new CO2 laser device offers results of traditional laser resurfacing without discomfort and downtime. How cool is that?!
CoolPeelTM is a brand new skin rejuvenation treatment. CoolPeelTM uses Deka’s proprietary technology to deliver reliable skin rejuvenation with minimal discomfort and nearly no downtime. By targeting the superficial layer of skin, damaged skin is removed so you can reveal younger, healthier looking skin. Best of all it is safe for all skin types.
Standard fractional lasers penetrate deeper into the skin which means longer downtime (more redness, more swelling, longer healing time) and a higher risk of complications. Standard fractional lasers also have lower peak powers and cause more thermal damage to surrounding skin which increases the possible side effects.
CoolPeelTM uses hundreds of tiny pillars of laser energy to penetrate the skin. The laser delivers high power and low energy in ultra-short pulses to the skin. This creates controlled injury to the epidermis (top layer of the skin) and superficial dermis (second layer of the skin) with less heat build-up in the surrounding skin. This means there is minimal thermal (heat) damage to surrounding skin.
When the epidermis is treated with this laser, natural chemicals are released from the skin to ‘repair’ the ‘site of injury’. In the process of healing, type III collagen, elastin, mucin and other skin proteins are produced resulting in clearer, brighter, firmer skin.
This laser’s innovative “spray” emission produces a natural appearance to the skin immediately after treatment without the straight lines associated with traditional fractional resurfacing.
Benefits of this CoolPeelTM laser treatment include the reduction or elimination of surface pigmented lesions like sun spots, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles and unevenness of the skin from mild acne scars. Treatments are likely to reveal younger, fresher, healthier looking skin.
Traditional CO2 lasers are not usually safe for skin of colour (pigmented skin types), however CoolPeelTM is suitable for ALL skin types. This means almost everyone is suitable for treatment, although some people with certain medical conditions may not be able to have this treatment. This will be assessed by our dermatologists at your initial consultation.
No local anaesthetic or numbing cream is needed for this treatment. Treatment usually takes 15 minutes.
Some people feel a mild ‘prick’ or ‘ant bite’ like sensation only. No local anaesthetic or numbing cream is needed for this treatment.
This propriety technology results in a fast recovery with minimal to no downtime. The skin is a little red for 24 hours after the treatment, but makeup can be worn the next day.
Those with skin of colour can appear to be a little bit tanned after the treatment, but this subtle darkening only lasts for about 72 hours.
Skin infection after treatment is rare provided you follow post procedure instructions. In some cases, a prescription for antibiotics may be needed. This will be discussed with you at your initial appointment.
3-4 sessions are generally needed for the best results. Sessions should be spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.
CoolPeelTM combination treatments need to be discussed with Chroma Dermatology first. We may combine this treatment with skin actives and our VivaceTM radiofrequency microneedling system to non-ablative skin rejuvenation. The combination of therapy will depend on individual needs, skin texture, type and skin issues we need to address. Rest assured everything is individually tailored.
If you think you and your skin deserve to feel and see the benefits of our CoolPeelTM technology, email or call us to book an appointment with our dermatologists. Before treatment, we must take a comprehensive medical history to ensure the treatment is suitable for you and how to best prepare your skin for CoolPeelTM