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Tetra Pro-Advanced CO2 with CoolPeel®

Conveniently located to serve St. Petersburg

Facial plastic surgery expert Kevin Caceres MD, offers non-surgical skin resurfacing with the Cartessa Tetra Pro-Advanced CO2 CoolPeel® laser in St. Petersburg, FL. This exciting laser platform has four customizable treatment modes with fluid adjustment capability to address areas blended with mild to more severe concerns. To eliminate or improve hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, and wrinkles, the Cartessa CO2 with CoolPeel offers unparalleled precision and versatility in a fractional laser treatment that is effective and minimizes overall recovery time.

How Does CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

CO2 laser skin resurfacing utilizes the power of carbon dioxide lasers to rejuvenate the skin. Here is a detailed look at how it works:

Mechanism of Action- The CO2 laser emits a concentrated beam of light that penetrates the skin’s surface. This light is absorbed by the water in the skin cells, causing the cells to vaporize. This process removes the damaged outer layers of the skin, promoting healthier skin regeneration underneath.

Stimulation of Collagen Production- As the laser removes the outer layers of skin, it also stimulates the production of collagen, a vital protein for more youthful skin structure and elasticity. Increased collagen production helps firm and smooth the skin, leading to long-term skin texture and appearance improvement.

What Are the Benefits of Tetra PRO CO2 with CoolPeel?

The Tetra PRO CO2 laser system offers numerous benefits, here are some key treatment advantages of the device.

Customization- The Tetra PRO features Pulse Shape Design (PSD™) technology, which allows complete control over CO2 duration, energy, and pulse shape. This flexibility ensures that treatments can be tailored for everything from superficial skin resurfacing to deeper ablation for more pronounced wrinkles and scars.

Versatility and Speed- Equipped with four emission modes for different treatment needs. Integrated technology allows for a reduction in treatment time by 30%

Minimal Downtime- The CoolPeel technology allows for lighter treatment where needed and avoids unnecessary thermal damage to surrounding tissue.

Who Are the Candidates for Tetra Pro CO2?

Candidates for the Tetra PRO laser treatments include individuals looking to improve the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone and texture. The treatment is particularly beneficial for busy individuals or those with sensitive skin areas such as around the eyes and mouth. A consultation will determine individual suitability for treatment.

What to Expect During Treatment

Before treatment, numbing cream is applied to numb the skin and make treatment more comfortable. Laser treatment can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on the depth and strength of treatment as well as size of the area being treated. Patients experience minimal discomfort during treatment. 

Recovery and Results

Recovery from a Tetra PRO laser treatment varies depending on the specific procedure performed. For CoolPeel® treatments, downtime is minimal, allowing patients to quickly return to their daily activities. Results are often visible shortly after the treatment, with improvements in fine lines, sun damage, pore size, and overall skin tone and texture. Deeper ablations or more extensive treatments may require a longer recovery period, but the advanced technology of the Tetra PRO ensures optimal healing and impressive results.


A thorough consultation is essential to ensure your safety and to determine the most suitable treatment plan with the Tetra PRO CO2 laser. During this initial meeting, we will assess your skin concerns, discuss your aesthetic goals, and explain the different treatment options available with the system and the predictive results, recovery, and aftercare requirements. This personalized approach allows us to tailor the procedure to your specific needs.

What Is the Cost of Tetra Pro CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

The procedure is highly customized, so the cost varies among patients. During your consultation, if you are found to be compatible with the treatment, detailed price information will be reviewed with you.

Request an Appointment

Schedule an appointment today to learn more about CO2 skin resurfacing and CoolPeel. Whether you are looking to reduce fine lines, improve skin texture, or minimize sun damage, this advanced laser device offers targeted treatment and effective results. Contact us today at Kevin Caceres, MD, to schedule your Tetra Pro CO2 consultation in St. Petersburg, FL.