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Key Benefits of the Tetra CO2 Laser

  • Offers more control than any other CO2 device
  • Versatile laser with settings that can be customized to any patient
  • Treatments and recovery are both generally short

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 in 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.

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Treatment Details: What to Expect

Treatment details differ greatly from patient to patient, depending on their needs and aesthetic goals. During your consultation, we will examine your skin and aesthetic concerns and determine if you’re a good candidate for Tetra CO2. From there, we will thoroughly discuss the details of your specific treatment. This will include pre/post procedure details and what you can expect during the treatment itself.

Generally, patients should ensure they stay out of the sun for at least two weeks and halt any use of retinols and glycolic and salicylic acids. 

The day of your treatment, your skin will be cleansed and, if needed, a topical anesthetic will be applied. The laser will pass over the skin where treatment is needed.

More aggressive treatments will require fewer sessions, while less aggressive treatments may require a series of treatments (but will involve less downtime). During your consultation, we will explain how many treatments you will need.

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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

    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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