You may not often have room for extended downtime in your busy schedule, but that doesn’t mean CO2 laser resurfacing in Perrysburg is out of your reach! With the incredible CoolPeel® treatment, we deliver precise energy for a fully ablative treatment that prevents lingering heat for faster healing. Signs of aging, enlarged pores, poor texture, and acne scars don’t stand a chance against this effective yet comfortable laser resurfacing treatment.
The team at Blush Aesthetics, guided by nationally renowned Erin Hennessey, expertly applies CoolPeel with customized settings to patients who want to diminish fine lines, reduce sun damage, and improve skin texture.
Starting with the basics | What is CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have proven one of the most overall effective and useful types of lasers, especially in the world of aesthetics. CO2 lasers precisely remove thin layers of skin and effectively minimize scars, warts, and deep wrinkles in addition to poor texture and hyperpigmentation.
While the laser ablates the outer layer of skin, the laser energy also heats the dermis (middle layer of skin) in order to promote collagen production. Collagen, a fundamental building block of skin’s structure and key to youthful-looking skin, slows in production as you age. This is a major contributor to thin, sagging skin. By encouraging new collagen production, CO2 laser skin resurfacing helps produce skin that’s smooth and firmer to the touch.
The drawback to traditional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is the large amount of downtime required. The powerful beam of infrared light vaporizes tissue to trigger the healing and collagen production processes. This means a week or two of swollen, scabby skin followed by lingering pinkness. After a month or so, your skin is (and looks) brand new. But, many people aren’t willing to spend that much time healing!
Effective resurfacing without the downtime
Our team in Perrysburg offers the Cadillac of CO2 laser skin resurfacing in Perrysburg: the CoolPeel Tetra CO2. This exclusive technology leverages the H-Pulse, a high-peak-power short pulse of energy that delivers resurfacing power without causing the thermal damage typically associated with ablative procedures.
While all CO2 lasers are adjustable, they don’t have this H-Pulse function like the CoolPeel. It is this pulse duration and delivery wave that minimizes heat distribution and requires much less downtime.
What to expect from the CoolPeel process
Before any treatment, a complimentary skin consultation lets us get to know you and your skin. The first step of our consultation is a thorough analysis of your skin using our advanced imaging system, VISIA®. To get the most out of your appointment, make sure you’re wearing no makeup at all so we can see your skin! It’s fine to wear a non-SPF moisturizer but nothing else, not even mascara! During your consultation we will also discuss your health history and current skincare routine.
Armed with information about your skin, routine, and history, we work with you to customize a care plan. We do our best to give you options with various price points, giving you the freedom to choose where you’re comfortable starting!
The CoolPeel treatment itself takes about 10–20 minutes to treat a single area, such as the face. CoolPeel laser resurfacing provides effective anti-aging on the neck, chest, and hands as well. In traditional CO2 laser treatments, a topical anesthetic is necessary to tolerate the heat. With CoolPeel, most patients tolerate the treatment without any problem. We apply a topical numbing cream for patients who feel apprehensive about discomfort.
We use the Tetra CO2 laser to deliver short pulses of energy to the treatment area. The energy targets the superficial layer of skin to remove damaged tissue and reveal healthier, younger-looking skin. At the same time, the energy heats the dermis to coax it into producing new collagen.
How long after CO2 laser treatments will I see results?
After undergoing a CoolPeel laser resurfacing, most patients only see a day or two of redness followed by a few days of sandpapery skin. After that, the healthy new skin emerges in all its rejuvenated, youthful glory. It only takes one treatment for noticeable results, though depending on your skincare goals, we may recommend a series.
How long do CO2 laser resurfacing results last?
Whether you undergo one or several treatments, results from your CoolPeel resurfacing can last for years with proper skin care. While the increased collagen production triggered by the laser isn’t permanent, it creates lasting restorative benefits. Our team has the knowledge and products to help you enhance and maintain the results of your CO2 laser resurfacing in Perrysburg.
Is laser resurfacing only for light skin tones?
We measure skin color on the Fitzpatrick scale to determine the level of pigment and overall risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Fitzpatrick skin types start with ivory-skinned, fair-haired people at type 1 and go to type 6, people with deeply pigmented dark brown skin and black hair. Individuals who are higher on that scale (5 and 6) tend to develop skin discoloration when exposed to injury, so laser technicians used to warn people with darker skin against laser skin resurfacing.
With advances in technology and the growing expertise of laser technicians, ethnic skin types have safe access to laser skin resurfacing from a skilled provider. Wherever you fall on the Fitzpatrick scale, you want to go to a qualified source for your laser treatments. The team at Blush adheres to strict safety standards and have the training, knowledge, and expertise to minimize all risks when performing CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
Ready for CO2 laser skin resurfacing in Perrysburg? Blush is here to help!
We don’t attract patients from all across the globe for nothing! Blush Aesthetics is the premier dermatology med spa for all northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan. We provide the best treatments and service. Our aestheticians are thrilled to offer the unmatched power of CO2 laser skin resurfacing in Perrysburg without the inconvenience of lengthy downtime! Use our virtual consultation tool now to see if this treatment could help you, or give us a call at 419.520.7546 to speak to an expert!
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