Achieve a luminous, fresh complexion

Sun exposure takes a toll on the skin, resulting in dryness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other skin concerns. With our advanced CO2 treatments, we can customize the intensity and depth of the laser treatments, optimizing your treatments to achieve radiant, youthful skin with minimal side effects or downtime.

How Does Tetra CO2 Work?

The Tetra CO2 laser works by creating micro-injuries in the deeper layers of the skin. The skin responds to these tiny injuries by regenerating the damaged tissue, which results in an increase in the natural production of collagen and the overall rejuvenation of the skin’s appearance. Lines, laxity, and other aesthetic concerns are visibly reduced and the overall tone and texture of the skin are dramatically improved.

The Tetra CO2 can effectively reduce the following concerns:

  • Wrinkles, lines and creases
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Redness or inflammation
  • Dryness and dullness
  • Uneven or rough skin texture
  • Acne scars
  • Lax skin
  • Large pores
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What are the benefits?

There are many benefits of Tetra CO2 treatments for patients who want to renew their skin and refresh their appearance. Benefits include the following:

  • Improved radiance and skin quality
  • Lifted, tighter skin
  • Effective on the face and sensitive areas such as the neck & décolleté
  • Smaller pore size 
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Versatile and customizable for any patient
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Treatment Details: What to Expect

Treatment details are different for each patient, depending on their aesthetic goals and cosmetic needs. We will begin by examining your skin and discussing your desires for improvement. We will design a treatment plan for you and discuss the details, including pre/post-procedure aspects and what you can expect during the treatment.

Before your treatment, be sure to stay out of the sun for at least two weeks. Discontinue the use of retinols and glycolic or salicylic acids. On the day of your treatment, we will cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic. We will pass the laser over the skin.

For more significant concerns, aggressive treatments will be required. These are performed in fewer sessions and require more downtime. Less aggressive treatments will be performed in a series of treatments, and each will involve less downtime. 

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Good Candidates for the Tetra CO2

We are pleased to bring this advanced fractional CO2 laser treatment to the Charlotte, NC area. If you’re interested in this treatment, you may be an excellent candidate. Those who seek out this treatment want to target the following conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Deep lines
  • Scarring
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lax skin
  • Acne scars
  • Dark spots
  • Sunspots

Recovery after Tetra CO2 treatments

After Tetra treatments, the recovery period is 7-10 days. During this time, your skin will be healing. There will be redness, some skin shedding, and some swelling. It is important to rest and recover during this period as your skin fully heals. 

Once your healing is complete, your new skin will be sensitive to the sun and other irritants. Protect your fresh skin from harsh products and stay out of the sun. To help with the healing process, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions based on your specific laser treatment.

What is the Difference Between CO2 Tetra Fractional Laser and CoolPeel?

Both Tetra CO2 and CoolPeel treatments are performed with the same highly versatile laser. However, the treatments are different.

Tetra CO2 Laser Resurfacing 

Tetra CO2 laser is a highly effective procedure that smooths, rejuvenates, and brightens the skin, reaching deeper levels of the skin for a profound renewal. This versatile laser offers a traditional strength and a milder CoolPeel setting.


CoolPeel addresses the external, uppermost layer of skin, targeting intermittent parts of the face while leaving areas of untreated skin in between. CoolPeel uses a very short pulse of light, reducing heat buildup in the skin–resulting in less damage. CoolPeel results in minimal downtime compared with traditional CO2 laser resurfacing. 

Which is best for you? It is important to discuss which treatment is best suited to your needs during a consultation at Beck Aesthetic Surgery. We will examine your skin and understand your aesthetic goals, then recommend the right treatment to help you achieve your ideal, beautiful, radiant skin. 

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Other Skin Rejuvenation Options at Our Medspa

Tetra fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is just one of the many excellent options available at Beck Aesthetic Surgery. Additional procedures that we offer for skin rejuvenation include:

  • HydraFacial: Our array of HydraFacial® treatments includes exfoliation, extraction, and skin-boosting nutrients.
  • CoolPeel: CoolPeel® is a mode of the Tetra CO2 laser that addresses the surface of the skin, and is an innovative way to safely and comfortably deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment with less downtime.
  • Virtue RF microneedling: This is the newest generation of radiofrequency microneedling.
  • Chemical peels: Chemical peels can instantly brighten dull skin, improve skin texture, and smooth lines and creases.
  • ZO 3-Step peel: This ZO® Skin Health peel is a three-step process that exfoliates, stimulates collagen, and soothes the skin.
  • ZO Controlled Depth peel: Our ZO Controlled Depth peel treats severe laxity, texture damage, and advanced melasma. This treatment is administered by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beck.
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Why Choose Us?

Founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Joel B. Beck, MD, FACS, Beck Aesthetic Surgery offers the very latest and best in advanced laser treatments, as well as a variety of other medspa procedures. Each member of our team is happy and excited to work at BAS, and together we celebrate the diversity of beauty. Our practice stays on the cutting edge of the most recent developments in both surgical and non-surgical services to deliver optimal results. If you’re interested to discover more about the laser procedures we have at our Charlotte, NC medspa, we encourage you to contact us today for a consultation.

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