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(619) 510-6018

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Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser

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Your skin is your body’s outward appearance of health to the world. Laser resurfacing can boost your skin like no other treatment: by removing the top layer of skin, discoloration, damage, scarring, and uneven texture are all but eliminated. But despite these benefits, many patients are wary of the treatment because it comes with an arduous recovery period—but not with the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser.

This device offers all of the benefits of traditional fractional lasers with minimal downtime and recovery. At Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, we proudly offer this versatile laser resurfacing treatment at our San Diego location to give the best of both worlds with remarkable results and minimal recovery.

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What Is Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser?

The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser is a fractional treatment for various skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, acne scars, and more.

What Are the Benefits of the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser?

For a remarkable laser resurfacing treatment without a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery, the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser is the only choice. The Tetra CO2 targets the superficial layer of the skin, removing older, damaged skin and revealing glowing, fresh skin underneath.

The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser can improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven tone and texture
  • Crepey and lax skin

And, of course, the most popular benefit is the laser’s limited recovery period. Fractional lasers have been around for a while, offering similar results by removing the top layer of skin. The Tetra provides all these benefits without causing the patient extensive discomfort or inconvenience.

Can I Combine the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser with Other Non-surgical Treatments?

Skin concerns can be complex, sometimes requiring multiple types of treatment for the best possible results. If you want to boost the results of your Tetra CoolPeel® treatment, discuss your options with your provider at Capitis during your San Diego skin consultation. While the CoolPeel® has a very mild recovery period, additional treatments will be scheduled a few weeks before or after your laser appointment.

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Microneedling with PRP

If you’d like to improve skin tone and texture, even out scars, and minimize pores, microneedling with PRP can boost your results after a CoolPeel® session. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a naturally occurring healing substance in the blood. It can be used for various healing and regenerative purposes when separated from the water and other cells. This treatment combines two powerful skin-healing treatments: healing PRP and collagen-inducing microneedling to boost skin health from the inside out.


Stem Cell-Based Therapies

Stem cells and exosomes are at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine, offering powerful healing properties that can be beneficial for nearly any function of the body. Exosomes can be used as a therapeutic treatment for after your Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser, greatly speeding up your recovery time and promoting faster healing.

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Am I a Candidate for the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser?

Candidates for the Tetra CO2 laser want to improve their skin’s texture, tone, and condition through a comprehensive skin resurfacing treatment. Candidates should also be generally in good health and not have any active skin lesions or cold sores.

The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® may not be suitable for all skin tones, however, as the heat from the treatment may cause patients with darker skin tones to experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

If you are interested in the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser and want to see if it is right for you, call Capitis Medical & Aesthetics at (619) 510-6018 to schedule a consultation at our San Diego, CA location.

How Are Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser Treatments Performed?

Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Treatments are performed in the office and usually take 45 minutes to an hour. Your provider will prepare your treatment area by applying a topical anesthetic to ensure maximum comfort. You may be asked to arrive at your appointment early to allow the anesthetic to numb the area, which can take 30 to 45 minutes. Once the area is sufficiently numbed, your provider will begin treatment.

Depending on your predetermined treatment plan, your laser technician will pass the device across your skin to address your concerns. The laser will use heat to cause micro-injuries across the skin, leaving parts unharmed in a grid-like pattern. This technique allows less trauma to the surrounding tissue, resulting in a quicker recovery. Once your treatment is over, your technician may apply a soothing moisturizer, antibiotic cream, or sunscreen to your treatment area.

How Much Do Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser Treatments Cost?

The Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser cost in San Diego, CA, will depend on the number of treatments, the size of the treatment area, and the amount of necessary revision. At Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, no two treatment plans are the same, so for an accurate cost estimate, we must first provide a consultation and create a custom plan for you.

How Long Is Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser Treatment Recovery?

Immediately following treatment, your skin may be red, warm, and rough to the touch. You will be sent home with a topical antibiotic or moisturizer to protect your skin for the first few hours after treatment.

Perhaps the most significant benefit of the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser is that it offers transformational results with minimal downtime. Following the procedure, your skin will shed, with some roughness, slight scabbing, and peeling. You may also experience some redness that looks like a sunburn, but most patients only go through this recovery period for two days.

When Will I See the Results of My Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser Treatment?

Most patients will see results after recovery, so around two days post-treatment. After the dead, damaged layer of skin peels, you can see your final results: smooth, more even, and glowing skin.

Some patients may require multiple sessions, depending on the severity of their conditions.

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CO2 CoolPeel® Laser Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® Laser treatment hurt?
We will use a topical anesthetic to provide our patients with the highest comfort level. However, you may experience some discomfort during the treatment. Most patients feel warmth from the laser, which is not uncomfortable, and a slight snapping sensation.

How do I prepare for my CO2 CoolPeel® Laser treatment?
It’s a good idea to avoid harsh topicals, including retinoids and acids, for a few days prior to treatment. Additionally, it’s best to keep the treatment area out of sunlight before and after your session (including tanning beds and UV lights) and always apply sunscreen.

How can I care for my skin after my CO2 CoolPeel® treatment?
In addition to wearing a good SPF daily, moisturize the treatment area, especially during your recovery period. Choose a gentle moisturizer without added fragrance, as your skin will be very sensitive.

Depending on your treatment plan, be wary when adding new topical skincare into your routine after treatment. Think of it as you have brand new skin: all dead skin has been removed, and the latest skin will be susceptible. Always test the product on your arm beforehand, and avoid harsh retinoids for at least a month.

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Please contact Capitis Medical & Aesthetics today if you have any questions.

San Diego, CA

(619) 510-6018

San Diego, CA

11189 Sorrento Valley Rd. #105
San Diego, Ca. 92121


Roseville, CA

(916) 701-6685

Roseville, CA

300 Harding Blvd Suite 216
Roseville, CA 95678