CoolPeel versus Fraxel – What’s the Difference?

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How these two laser treatments differ and how they can be combined.

When it comes to skin rejuvenation and addressing various skin concerns, laser treatments are an increasingly popular choice. Among the array of options available, CoolPeel and Fraxel stand out as two effective treatments, each with its own set of benefits and considerations.

CoolPeel: Ablative, Resurfacing Treatment

CoolPeel is a cutting-edge fractional CO2 laser treatment designed to revitalize the skin while minimizing discomfort and downtime. The key innovation lies in its ability to deliver controlled laser energy without excessive heat, making the treatment more comfortable for patients and reducing recovery time.

Ideal for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin texture, CoolPeel works by creating micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting cellular turnover. This ablative treatment results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin with minimal downtime.

Fraxel: Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation

Fraxel, on the other hand, is another popular fractional laser treatment known for its precision and effectiveness in addressing a wide range of skin concerns. This laser uses a 1550 wavelength to deliver precise microbeams of laser energy deep within the skin to promote skin renewal.

Our Helix laser uses a 1570 wavelength, similar to Fraxel, but delivers the energy in a more advanced way which results in very little downtime. These treatments are known for their ability to improve the appearance of age spots, uneven skin tone and wrinkles.

Choosing Between CoolPeel and Fraxel

When deciding between the two, several factors come into play. CoolPeel may be preferred for individuals seeking treatment for enlarged pores, superficial pigment and uneven texture. On the other hand, Fraxel might be chosen for deeper lines and wrinkles and skin laxity. Think of CoolPeel as resurfacing the outermost layer of the skin, leaving micro-injuries visible on the skin’s surface. Whereas Fraxel penetrates deep within the skin, so the outer layer of the skin remains intact while deeper concerns are targeted.

Combining CoolPeel and Fraxel for Enhanced Results

One of our specialty treatments is combining CoolPeel and 1570 laser wavelengths to achieve comprehensive skin rejuvenation. By delivering the two energies at the same time, we can achieve synergistic benefits and target multiple skin layers during a single treatment session. Leveraging the unique strengths of each treatment modality results in enhanced improvements to skin texture, tone and overall appearance.

Our Helix laser has the ability to fire CoolPeel and 1570 one after the other. We start with CoolPeel to address surface-level concerns and to create a path for the 1570 laser to target deep within the skin to eliminate dark pigment, deep lines and skin laxity. This combination approach allows for tailored treatment plans, remarkable results and minimal downtime.

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Whether you opt for CoolPeel, Fraxel, or a combination of both, laser skin treatments offer effective solutions for rejuvenating and revitalizing your skin. By understanding the differences between these treatments and consulting with a qualified healthcare professional, you can choose the approach that best suits your unique skin concerns and aesthetic goals. Contact our office at 212-737-1424 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation today!

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