What is it?
The CoolTouch treatment, or CoolBreeze™, is a laser treatment used to restore the skin's natural collagen without significant scarring or downtime. By targeting those layers of skin where collagen is formed, the CoolTouch laser potentially stimulates skin to rebuild itself, and may reduce wrinkles, acne, and acne scarring.
You will be placed in a comfortable and relaxed position and given dark glasses to protect your eyes. The laser light is delivered through the special CoolTouch handpiece. At the same time you will be given a spray of protective coolant on the skin before each laser pulse. This is to allow the laser to penetrate harmlessly to the collagen-producing cells deep down in your skin.
The treatment takes just 10 to 20 minutes; it is unlikely you will have much downtime and should be able to carry on with your day as normal. Individual results may vary, please consult your doctor to make sure that you are a good candidate for this procedure.
How does CoolTouch treat acne?
Unlike other treatments that target only the bacterial causes, CoolTouch targets acne at its source. The laser penetrates to a level at which it may shrink oil glands, reducing their ability to produce acne, while still allowing for the production of healthy skin oils. Acne scarring may be improved by the stimulation of your own natural collagen.
How long before I see results?
Four to six treatments at monthly intervals are recommended, and results may be seen after five or six months. To maintain skin improvement, touch-up treatments every month or two should be considered.
Note: None of the above is intended as medical advice.