Advantage or CoolTouch Laser
The CoolTouch laser treatment, known also as
CoolBreeze™, is a laser treatment similar to Fraxel gentler lasers. Cool Touch
treats wrinkles, aging skin and acne scarring; stimulate collagen without
damaging the epidermis, kills acne causing bacteria. Special Cool Touch lasers
also treat unwanted hair, cellulite, varicose veins and nail fungus.
The basic advantage
is that Cool Touch laser sprays a cooling
liquid anesthetic on the skin just before laser pulse. The freezing jet of
water allows the laser light to penetrate deeper skin layers with minimal
discomfort and optimal results.Unlike
other acne therapies that address bacterial symptoms only, the CoolTouche
treatment targets the source of acne.
The energy penetrates deep enough to shrink oil glands and decrease their capacity to produce acne without affecting the oils necessary for healthy skin. The CoolBreeze treatment is safe for all skin types, including tanned and dark skinned patients and people with abnormal pigmentation. 4-5 treatments are required to achieve better results. It takes few months to see the full benefits.
Some side effects reported by the patients are temporary swelling, redness and soreness that should not last more than a day or two. The treatment is known to be rather painful, but practically with no recovery period.
Cool touch vs. Fraxel laser treatment
Both treatments are similar in technical terms and both control distractions done to the skin.
With Fraxel laser, the downtime will be longer depending on intensity of the treatment. Fraxel is a bit more aggressive and is used for more intense scaring, sun damages, for deeper fine lines and for more aged skin resurfacing.
CoolTouch is less aggressive and is used for mildly damaged skin. It is better for firming, pigments removal, evening out and lightening the skin tone. Due to it’s cooling properties it can be used in some additional applications, such as varicose veins, cellulite reduction and others.