CO2 lasers are the gold standard for treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other blemishes, loose skin, and uneven tone. Heat energy is applied to the skin, damaged skin is removed or ablated, and collagen production is stimulated. Traditional CO2 treatments require considerable downtime and risk while the damaged skin heals. At Meraki Medical Aesthetics, we use CoolPeel which is an advanced technology offered through the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. With CoolPeel, high energy is delivered in extremely short pulses to resurface superficial skin. There’s no lingering heat to cause unintended damage to surrounding skin, resulting in less downtime and minimal risk of skin darkening (hyperpigmentation), demarcation or infection.