What Is CoolTouch Laser Treatment? - Anti-Aging - iVillage Beauty Skin Clinic

What it is:

Also referred to as cool laser or thermescent laser treatment, this special kind of machine shoots out a cooling agent to lower the temperature of (and thus protect) the epidermis, so that it is not burned by the beam directed to the collagen-producing layer below. The treatment can be performed on any facial area and takes only 15 to 30 minutes. It usually requires three to six treatments every two to four weeks; patients often start to see a tightening of the skin as well as a reduction of fine wrinkles and small scars after the third treatment. The minimal reddening of the skin usually fades in a few hours.



$250 to $500 per treatment


Good for:

Diminishing acne scars, especially on the cheeks, and fine lines around the mouth, upper lip and eyes.


Reality check:

This is a gentle procedure that produces gradual, rather than dramatic, results. Patients are spared the prolonged redness and healing time that follows many skin resurfacing techniques. While it's not effective for brown spots or uneven pigmentation, this procedure does work on all pigmentation and skin types.

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