Fractional CO2 laser was first brought to market in 1964 but really did not gain notoriety for cutaneous or skin conditions until the 90's.
It was "fractionated" in 2006 and from that time, it became popularized in that now skin conditions could be treated without having the excessive downtime of the older, full field lasers.
As patients lives invariably have become busier and busier, the desire for a laser that can give visible results but without the extreme downtimes became more desirable.
Now it is is still important to note that there is a downtime, but with the Coolpeel function of the Tetra CO2 laser, this becomes very manageable.
This episode will go through fractional co2 laser and specifically the Tetra CO2 laser (made by Deka and distributed in the US by Cartessa Laser). It will also walk you through the differences between Coolpeel and DekaDeep settings to see which one may be right for you.
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