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If your skin is missing that beautiful, light-reflecting glow, a Tetra CO2 CoolPeel® treatment may be just what you need! This treatment can help reveal smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin in just a few sessions. The CoolPeel® is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that targets the superficial layer of skin. It helps to reduce sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, and superficial pigmentation. 

What does CoolPeel® do better than any other laser?

The CoolPeel’s purpose is to refresh the skin. It helps get rid of layers of dead skin as well as decrease pore size. Most importantly, the CoolPeel® helps restore a youthful, healthy glow to the skin because it helps even pigment and texturing. When pigment and texture are evened out, your skin is better able to reflect light. 


A CoolPeel® laser treatment utilizes the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. The Tetra is the latest CO2 laser from DEKA, a global leader in aesthetic technology. Only Tetra can control output to deliver high energy in extremely short-pulses to deliver impressive results without the lingering heat. The lack of unnecessary heat is why it is referred to as "Cool" – and how you get an immediate effect with minimal downtime.


Patients of all ages are seeking fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. However, with today’s fast-paced lifestyles, everyone wants the results without the lengthy recoveries. The SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser has the ability to perform a broad range of treatments including the CoolPeel® treatment.

How does CoolPeel® work?


Without getting too science-y… the CoolPeel® laser is attracted to water in the skin. It heats the water molecules and causes thermal damage to the tissue in a small dot pattern on the skin. When your body heals in the days following treatment, the ablated skin (as well as superficial pigmentation) sloughs off and the skin beneath becomes smoother. This treatment also stimulates collagen and elastin, promoting both in the skin.

To be honest, the CoolPeel® laser is HOT! This heat can cause a superficial retraction of skin and is a great tool for helping with crepey texture, wrinkles, and acne scarring. It’s important to note that while you may get a little superficial tightening with this treatment, it does NOT address skin laxity. (Ask your Halcyon Provider about Tetra CO2 as an alternative).

Is CoolPeel® right for you?

If you’re looking to correct superficial pigmentation and want more than microneedling and don’t want the downtime of a VIPeel, then a CoolPeel® may be right for you.

A CoolPeel® only has a few days of “social” downtime post treatment. Your skin will look a little pink to red and slightly swollen at first. You may also experience a sandpaper-feel to the skin days later, before seeing the final results. Because there are only a few days of downtime, the CoolPeel® is easy to fit into a busy schedule. It’s also great when combined with other anti-aging treatments offered here at Halcyon Dermaesthetics.

  • Is this peel for me?
    SkinCeuticals® Advanced Corrective Peel is ideal for people with all skin types concerned with mild to moderate signs of aging, stubborn discoloration, and uneven tone and texture. Advanced Corrective Peel effectively targets discoloration, renewing skin's surface for an overall brighter, more clarified, even skin tone and texture.
  • How will my skin look after the peel?
    Immediately following the peel, skin may appear red and feel sensitive. In the days following the peel, skin may experience some flaking, sheet peeling, and possibly a temporary darkening of surface pigment that will flake off. Once skin has finished exfoliating, it will appear radiant and smooth, with an improvement in overall clarity and even skin tone.
  • Will I peel?
    The degree of peeling and surface pigment darkening will vary based on skin type and skin condition and should not be a factor in determining success of the peel. Factors that can affect variations include: first time peeling, frequency of peels, frequent use of retinoids, frequent use of at-home chemical exfoliants, and resistant skin types.
  • How long will I peel?
    Light flaking or sheet peeling may occur, and can last for 2-6 days depending on the intensity of the treatment. Discuss with your skincare professional in advance to optimize your expected outcome.
  • How often should I receive the Advanced Corrective Peel?
    SkinCeuticals® Advanced Corrective Peel is designed for maximum customization to fit individualized skin needs, and to evolve over time as your treatments and skin concerns change. For optimum results, a series of 4-6 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended. Complement peels with a SkinCeuticals homecare regimen to help reduce down time and enhance long-term results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Post-Treatment Care

Post-treatment, Halcyon Dermaesthetics will provide you with instructions to follow, including no sunblock or makeup for 24 hours. Even after the first 48 hours, you’ll want to limit your sun exposure because your skin will be in the sloughing process. You’ll be more prone to sunburns during this time!

For more information about booking a CoolPeel treatment, call us at 919.999.4144 or schedule a consultation.

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