Tetra CO2 Laser with CoolPeel | Ann Arbor Laser Resurfacing

CoolPeel Tetra Laser

Laser Skin Resurfacing: CO2 Laser with CoolPeel | Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

Take charge of your skin. Aging happens to all of us, but with a CO2 Laser treatment with CoolPeel technology, it can be on your terms. This one-of-a-kind laser offers the powerful results of a fractionated CO2 laser, similar to a Fraxel treatment but with significantly reduced downtime. Big on benefits and low on downtime, the Tetra CO2 laser can help you transform your skin.

This treatment is a staff favorite here at AAPS!

Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery remains committed to ensuring our patients have access to the latest and most effective treatment options in Michigan. We’re delighted to bring this powerful, gold standard laser option to our patients seeking skin rejuvenation. 

Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery to learn more about laser skin rejuvenation in Ann Arbor, MI, or to schedule a Tetra laser treatment.

What Makes the Cool Peel CO2 Fractionated Laser Different?

Laser treatments are traditionally known for downtime. While lasers can produce dramatic skin transformations, lengthy recovery periods often kept these treatments out of reach for many patients. The Cool Peel treatment makes laser resurfacing a possibility for more patients by dramatically reducing downtime. 

Every patient has different skin, and the Tetra CO2 laser allows for a truly customized treatment experience. Your provider has complete control over the treatment power, density, and pulse durations, allowing for precise treatment over the entire face. From the delicate skin around the eyes to stubborn wrinkles around the mouth and brows, this versatile treatment can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance.

Real Patient: Before and After

What Does the Cool Peel Treat?

The CO2 laser is as versatile as it is powerful. This laser can improve a variety of skin conditions that include:

  • Wrinkles, from fine lines to deep creases
  • Pigmentation problems including age spots, sunspots, and melasma
  • Redness
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Thinning or crepey skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Under-eye circles and bags
  • Dull skin

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Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, schedule your consultation today.

What Is CoolPeel?

One of the most exciting options on the Tetra laser is the CoolPeel setting. The CoolPeel is one of the gentlest laser treatments on the market. This laser treatment uses a high-peak-power short pulse to deliver a full fractionated laser treatment without thermal damage to the skin. Since the skin doesn’t receive thermal damage, it can heal rapidly. Patients are typically a bit red the day after the procedure.  The next day their skin may be pink and make-up can be worn 24-48 hours after the treatment.  

Your provider will decide which laser settings and treatment options are best for your skin. The Tetra laser is the only device that is capable of providing the unique CoolPeel experience.


What to Expect from Your Laser Treatment in Ann Arbor

We customize the treatment experience for each Tetra laser patient. This procedure is performed in our office and does not require an operating room or anesthesia. All it requires it a topical numbing cream for 15-20 minutes.  The treatments is very well tolerated with minimal pain.

Before a laser treatment, we meet with prospective patients to examine their skin, answer questions, and talk about treatment goals. This consultation experience ensures that each patient receives the most effective treatment options for their skin concerns. If this laser isn’t your best option, we can recommend another one of our many available treatments. 

When it is time for the laser treatment to begin, patients recline and put on special safety glasses that will protect their eyes from the lasers during the procedure. A specialized handpiece is moved over the skin as the powerful laser targets skin concerns.

We typically treat the whole face using the Tetra laser but will focus particular attention on areas of concern. The laser device has four emission modes and advanced controls. Your provider can change treatment settings to ensure each area of the face receives optimal treatment.

Real Patient Before and After

Learn More About the CO2 Laser with CoolPeel

If you’re ready to improve your skin’s appearance, Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is the place to start. We encourage you to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation and explore your options with one of our talented plastic surgeons. 

Call our office at (734) 436-2186 to schedule your consultation. Our team is available to answer your questions.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Frequently Asked Questions About theCool Peel CO2 Laser

Discomfort is minimal during a Cool Peel treatment. We often use a topical numbing cream before the laser treatment to increase comfort as the laser is fired. Anesthesia is not needed.

To ensure each patient receives an accurate quote for their procedure, we like to meet in person and discuss treatment goals before providing pricing information. We’ll provide a detailed estimate during your consultation. Typically prices start at 800-1200 dollars per treatment. Combined treatments with RF Microneedling double the results with significant cost savings.

If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, you may be a good candidate for treatment with the Cool Peel laser. This treatment is safe for most skin types and colors. Minimize sun exposure before your treatment. Some patients with darker skin tones may be better suited for a different treatment option like microneedling or a chemical peel. Learn more about your candidacy for treatment with the CoolPeel laser at a consultation.

Results are visible shortly after treatment with the Tetra CO2 laser. Most patients start to see early changes in the skin’s appearance within one to two weeks. Full results take time. The skin’s appearance will slowly improve over three to six months after treatment. 

The CoolPeel can refresh the skin without downtime. Some other settings on the CO2 laser will require a short recovery period. We can tell you what to expect after we create your treatment plan with many available settings, the CO2 laser can be customized to fit into almost any lifestyle.

Safety is our priority, and we only offer treatments that we’ve carefully vetted to ensure they meet our standards for safety and effectiveness. While every treatment has risks, our providers believe the CO2 laser is a safe option for carefully selected patients when performed by a skilled provider.

We can combine your laser treatment with other procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, and facial surgeries separated by one to two weeks

Treatment times vary, but most patients are finished with their laser treatment in less than an hour. A full-face CoolPeel treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes.