No matter how much we spend, we often can’t undo the existing damage from the earlier, less responsible years. But imagine if there was a magical treatment that could reset your skin to its former baby self? To the face you had before the nineties tanning-bed phase had resulted in pigmentation, before birth-control-induced melasma and before you popped and scratched at spots to give rise to discolouration and scarring.
This technology has been developed over 40 years from the pioneers of laser Asclepion. It shot to fame as being the go-to treatment for
the Kardashians treating stretch marks and skin rejuvenation. The Cool Laser will not only remove these unwanted skin conditions and signs of ageing, quickly and efficiently, but also, by using a series of light pulses, it kicks starts the process of developing new collagen and stimulates cell repair, helping the skin condition to be a thing of the past and leaving you with totally transformed new skin.
Due to the nature of the Cool Laser and lack of damage to the surrounding tissue (typically caused by the heat generated by traditional lasers). With its revolutionary short pulse duration, the Cool Laser can deliver clinically significant results lasting up to 1 year.
Introducing cool laser
What is the treatment like?
For facial treatments for rejuvenation, skin tightening or pigmentation, the skin will be cleansed and a local anaesthetic may be used in sensitive areas, although many patients find this isn’t necessary. The pulse is moved over the area and there is a clicking noise as it fires. The sensation is
one of mild sunburn. For scarring and stretch marks the laser pulse is moved across the area being treated and depending on the severity one or two passes may be needed. For skin tag or benign growth removal the laser pulse is more focused and the unwanted spot is vapourised. This would be done with a local anaesthetic.
How does it work?
The pulse from the Cool Laser heats the water in the skin and vaporises it. The duration of the pulse can be adjusted for different types of treatments making it versatile enough to vaporise a wart as well as more gentle treatments that help promote skin rejuvenation. It does not burn the skin but after a few days there may be peeling of the superficial layers if it has been used for skin rejuvenation. The heat also triggers a healing response in the deeper
layer of the skin that boosts collagen growth to give the skin a smoother appearance over a longer period of time.
What areas can be treated?
The Cool Laser can be used as a treatment for:
Peri-orbitally – ie puffy eyes, eye bags, excess skin or hooded eyelids (non-surgicalblepharoplasty)
|Skin Rejuvenation||Wrinkle and fine line reduction||Stretch-mark removal||Large pore reduction|
|Pigmentation spots||Skin Lifting||Minimises Scars||Reduces Dark Circles|
|Peri-orbitally – ie puffy eyes, eye bags, excess skin or hooded eyelids (non-surgical blepharoplasty)|
|Acne scar reduction||Mole and Skin Tag removal||Non surgical Lip Plumping||Cool Laser Drug delivery or mesotherapy|
How many treatments are needed?
It will depend on the area being treated. Moles and skin tags should be a single treatment which scars and stretch marks may require up to 5 repeat treatments. Skin rejuvenation and eye treatments may require 1-3 treatments depending on the condition of the skin. Treatments will usually be 4-6 weeks apart.
Is there downtime?
There may be some redness and a feeling of mild sunburn in the area that’s been treated that should subside within a few hours. The redness may take 1-5 days to disappear depending on the individual. The skin may feel sensitive to touch and it’s advised to avoid using make up or touching it unnecessarily for 24 hours. After a facial rejuvenation treatment there may be mild crusting and skin peeling after a few days. Keeping the skin well hydrated and moisturised is advise as well as using an SPF30 or above with a 5 star UVA rating.
A Full Face treatment – up to 5 days healing
Full Face, Neck and Décolletage treatment – up to 5 days healing
Hollywood Peel – up to 2 days healing
Eye Brightening and Tightening Treatment with Hollywood Peel – up to 5 days healing
Is it safe?
Laser treatments have been used for many years and if done by a trained professional are safe. The Cool Laser, as it only targets the water in the skin is considered safer than many other forms of laser. The laser has been developed over 40 years in a collaboration between Karl Zeiss and
Asclepion and is a mainstay treatment of Dr Jason Emer in Beverley Hills and other well known doctors.
Who is it suitable for?
It is suitable for people with mild to moderate skin wrinkling and laxity. Unlike many laser treatments the Cool Laser can be used on all skin colours.
The treatment should not be done on pregnant women and may not be suitable for people with epilepsy, thyroid conditions, diabetes or those who are having radiotherapy, have cancer or blood coagulation issues.
How much does it cost?
Prices start from £300.
Like fractional CO2 lasers, the results can be impressive, but in this case the pain and the downtime is much less.