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The CoolPeel vs. Chemical Peel: Understanding the Difference

CoolPeel and Chemical PeelWhen it comes to rejuvenating your skin and achieving that youthful glow, there are numerous options available. Two popular treatments for treating sun damage and improving overall skin textures are the “CoolPeel” and the traditional “chemical peel.” Yelena at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery is here to explore the key differences between these two skincare procedures.

Technology and Approach

CoolPeel: The CoolPeel is an advanced CO2 laser treatment that uses cutting-edge technology to target the outermost layer of the skin. It delivers controlled bursts of energy to stimulate collagen production and promote skin regeneration. Unlike traditional lasers, the CoolPeel leaves the surrounding skin undamaged by utilizing a fractional technique.

Chemical Peel: On the other hand, a chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, typically composed of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The solution exfoliates the skin’s top layer, causing it to peel off, revealing smoother, more youthful skin underneath.

Downtime and Recovery

CoolPeel: One of the major advantages of the CoolPeel is minimal downtime. Since it precisely targets the outer layer of the skin, the recovery period is relatively short compared to other laser skin resurfacing treatments. Patients may experience some redness and mild peeling, which usually resolves within a few days as healthy glowing skin is revealed.

Chemical Peel: Depending on the depth of the peel, recovery time can vary. Superficial peels (such as Pomegranate Peel, Blueberry Smoothie Peel) may have a shorter recovery period, but medium to deep peels (such as ViPeel and Timeless Peel) might require more downtime as the skin heals and peels off.

Skin Concerns Addressed

CoolPeel: The CoolPeel is an excellent option for treating fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks and overall skin texture. It stimulates collagen production and helps to improve skin tone and firmness.

Chemical Peel: Chemical peels are effective in addressing various skin concerns, including acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and mild to moderate wrinkles. They can also help to unclog pores and reduce the appearance of age spots.

Number of Treatments Needed

CoolPeel: Depending on individual needs and desired results, multiple CoolPeel sessions may be recommended. However, dramatic improvements can often be seen after just one treatment.

Chemical Peel: The number of chemical peel sessions required depends on the depth of the peel and the specific skin concerns being addressed. Some patients may achieve their desired results with a single peel, while others may need a series of treatments.

In conclusion, both the CoolPeel and the Chemical Peel are effective treatments for achieving smoother, more youthful skin. The choice between the two will depend on individual skin concerns, desired downtime, and treatment goals. If you’re looking to undo sun damage and restore your healthy, youthful looking glow, contact us by completing our contact form or call (919) 706-4900 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Yelena, and she will provide you with a skincare assessment and determine the most suitable treatment for your unique needs.

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Fire + Ice Facial: What’s It All About?

Fire + Ice FacialWondering what the Fire & Ice facial is all about? This quick 2-step facial treatment includes 2 separate masque applications that work to rapidly resurface and rejuvenate the skin with no downtime!

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VI Peel Q&A With Yelena

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You may have heard that Autumn has been dubbed as “peeling season” in the aesthetic world.   As temperatures get cooler and days get shorter, our sun exposure lessens.  It’s the perfect time of year to undo summer sun damage with a chemical peel! While we offer a variety of facial peels here at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, our favorite and most popular chemical peel, the VI Peel, has a consistent track record for minimal downtime and gorgeous results!

We are here with Yelena, our licensed medical esthetician, to highlight and answer the most commonly asked questions we receive about VI Peel.

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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.

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Minimally Invasive Anti-Aging Morpheus8 Treatments

Morpheus8As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, and lines, wrinkles and sagging skin may begin to appear. If you’re thinking about your options for improving skin laxity on your face and body without having to undergo surgery, minimally invasive anti-aging treatments provided by Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh may be just what you are looking for! Read on to learn more about Morpheus8.

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Reduce Your Chances of Developing Maskne

MaskneWearing a mask is an essential part of our everyday lives. Many of us are learning that wearing a mask for prolonged periods of time can cause skin irritation and breakouts. Maskne (acne that occurs from wearing masks) occurs when sweat, oils and dirt get trapped on your skin under your mask. People with pre-existing skin conditions are at an increased risk for developing maskne and other complications like irritation and chafing. We compiled a few tips to keep your face gorgeous, radiant, and healthy while wearing a mask throughout your day.

Reduce Your Chances of Developing Maskne by:

  • Choose a cloth mask made from natural fibers.
  • Wash your mask as frequently as possible (ideally after every use).
  • Wash your mask with unscented laundry products.
  • Ensure your mask has the proper fit. It should cover your mouth and nose without gapping or fitting too tightly.
  • Consider wearing less or no makeup under your mask. No one will see what’s under there anyway!
  • Cleanse and moisturize your face morning and night.
  • Treat yourself to a facial regularly to deep-clean and maintain the health of your skin.

If you would like a recommendation of the best skincare products to use for your skin, call Yelena to schedule a consultation or fill out our online contact form. Products can be purchased over the phone and picked up anytime during our office hours.

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Restore Your Glow With HALO

Have you noticed signs of sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven texture on your face?  Are you looking for a safe and effective treatment with minimal downtime that delivers remarkable results? The team of experts at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery has helped patients in Raleigh restore their facial glow and confidence with HALO™️ hybrid fractional laser powerful skin rejuvenation treatments.

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Say Goodbye to Acne Scars with Halo™️

Are you one of the millions who suffer (or have suffered) with acne that has left you with scarring that makes you feel uncomfortable in your skin? If you are living in the Raleigh area, you’re in luck!  Our Medical Esthetician, Yelena, has many years of experience treating moderate to severe acne scarring cases, and she can help you achieve that gorgeous facial glow that you’ve been dreaming of. Yelena’s strong analytical abilities combined with her meticulous treatment techniques have delivered successful results and boosted self-confidence for many of our patients!

Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery

9104 Falls of Neuse Rd #204
Raleigh, NC 27615
P: (919) 706-4900
F: (919) 706-4901
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9104 Falls of Neuse Rd #204
Raleigh, NC 27615
P: (919) 706-4900
Open Monday - Friday | 9am - 5pm

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