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Which Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Would Work Best For You?

Laser Skin Resurfacing TreatmentsWe offer a variety of laser skin resurfacing treatments at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC to address various skin conditions. Laser skin resurfacing treatments vary when it comes to how aggressive the treatment is, treatment time, downtime and the timeline for results. Our goal is to recommend the treatment that will best address the concerns of our patients while delivering the most desirable, youthful-looking results.

While they all deliver healthy, glowing, younger-looking skin, determining which laser skin resurfacing treatment is best for you can be confusing. We’ve developed a chart to simplify and compare three of our most popular treatment options: CoolPeel CO2 Laser Treatment, Halo and Full Face Laser Resurfacing.

Treatment Name:CoolPeel CO2 Laser TreatmentHaloFull Face Laser Resurfacing
Device Used:Tetra CO2 LaserSciton Erbium and Diode LasersCountour TRL
How Does it Work?CoolPeel is a one of a kind CO2 laser that targets only the superficial layer of skin tissue to remove damaged skin and stimulate new collagen production as heat energy is delivered.Fractionated system that combines ablative (to remove the top layer of skin) and non-ablative (to heat up the underlying skin tissue) laser technology to produce dramatic results in fewer treatments than other popular fractionated laser systems.Most powerful treatment using erbium laser to vaporize down to the deeper layers of the skin. Contour TRL has the ability to be tuned for different tissue effects to deliver the best results for the patient’s skin concerns.
What conditions does it treat/improve?•Mild to moderate wrinkles
•Persistent peri-oral and peri-orbital rhytides
•Acne scars, post-traumatic and surgical scars
•Lax skin in all areas (including upper and lower eyelids)
•Poor skin tone/texture
•Acne scarring
•Uneven skin tone
•Sun damage
•Keratosis (dry skin patches)
•Mild to deep wrinkles
•Persistent peri-oral and peri-orbital deep rhytides
•Actinic keratoses
•Pigmented lesions
•Lax skin in all areas (including upper and lower eyelids)
•Poor skin tone/texture
Does it require IV sedation, local anesthetic or topical numbing creme?NoTopical anestheticLocal anesthetic for smaller areas. IV sedation for full face treatment.
Is it safe for all skin types?CoolPeel is safe for all skin types. More aggressive treatments may not be.Safe for skin types 1-4Safe for skin types 1-3
Treatment time:< 20 mins90 mins60 mins
What is the downtime?Very little – none48-72 hours7-14 days
How long before I begin to notice results?1 week4-6 days, most notable improvement 2-3 weeks post treatment, continuing to improve for months.You will begin to notice results immediately as the skin heals. Results for deeper skin treatents continue to show improvement up to 6-12 months.
How long will my results last?Years with proper skin protectionYears with proper skin protection.Years with proper skin protection
How many treatments are recommended?3 treatments are typically recommended intially for best results, followed by annual maintenance treatments.1-3 treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of the issue(s) being treated. Periodic maintenance treatments can help preserve results.1 treatment delivers dramatic, long lasting results. Maintenance skin care over the years will preserve results.
Cost:$850 single tx | $1950 package of 3 txStarting at $1,200$3,800 + facility & anesthesia fees

If you’re thinking about laser skin resurfacing, contact us to schedule your complimentary skincare consultation and we will provide you with an exam, discuss your skincare history and goals and recommend the treatment options that are best for you.