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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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Enhancing the ‘Ozempic Face’

Ozempic FaceSemaglutide, originally used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, has received some notoriety over the past several years. Sold under the brand names Ozempic™, Wegovy™ and Rybelsus™, the transformative effects of semaglutide in obesity has garnered significant attention and admiration. Along with dramatic weight loss, some individuals suffer from so called “Ozempic face”, for which some people are interested in treatment options. Dr. Adam Becker at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery offers a variety of options for this, including Morpheus8 RF microneedling and injectable dermal fillers. These make up two of the most common treatments because they can provide an effective, non-surgical approach and deliver a radiant and rejuvenated facial transformation in Raleigh, NC.

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Dr. Adam Becker Answers Your Questions About Botox Injections in Raleigh

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Neurotoxin injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic treatment in the US and offer a safe, easy, and affordable solution for smoothing fine lines and reducing wrinkles on the face. Dr. Adam Becker, Raleigh’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon, sees patients ranging in age from their 20s and up, to combat the signs of facial aging caused by facial muscle contractions and restore a more youthful-looking appearance.

Last month we asked our online viewers to submit their questions about neurotoxin / botox injections in Raleigh for the sake of providing a more in-depth and personal education for our community. Read on to learn more about neurotoxin treatments from Dr. Adam Becker, award-winning facial plastic surgeon and founder of Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh.

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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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6 Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments to Reduce Wrinkles

Reduce Wrinkles RaleighWrinkles are one of the early visible signs of aging that may begin for adults in their 20s, becoming more prominent over time, depending on a variety of factors. For many people, wrinkles can be quite bothersome and wreak havoc on one’s self-confidence. The good news is that improving the appearance of wrinkles is possible, and whether you are looking to start small or go bigger, our team of experts at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery has several options for you; read on to learn more!

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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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Chemical Peels Q & A

Chemical PeelsAfter a long summer of sun exposure, September is the perfect time to restore your healthy glow with a chemical peel. Whether you’ve had a chemical peel in the past, or never before, Yelena Migirova, Medical Esthetician at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC, is here to cover the basics and address the most common questions we receive about chemical peels.

What exactly is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a facial skin treatment to improve and smooth your skin. A chemical solution is commonly applied to the face to break down the outermost layers of the skin, revealing new glowing skin.

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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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Refresh your Gorgeous Glowing Skin with Full Face Laser Resurfacing

Are you in search of an effective cosmetic treatment to refresh your face and revitalize your appearance?  A visit to Dr. Becker at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC is just what you need! Dr. Becker’s full face laser resurfacing treatment delivers powerful and gorgeous results.

Perhaps you’re wondering what Full Face Laser Resurfacing is all about?  We’re here to tell you all about it, along with some tips for successful, long-lasting results!

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