Though Tiffany Smith our licensed esthetician has the ability to customize the settings of the Tetra CO2 Laser System, CoolPeel™ provides patients with maximum results without the extended downtime. Even with an aggressive approach, the average downtime does not exceed 7-10 days. Downtime does not mean you cannot conduct daily activities, it simply means no makeup for 3-5 days and you won’t look your best for that time. Since skin treatments are no longer sociably frowned upon, patients usually do not care. The Tetra CO2 Laser System also provides a deeper resurfacing setting that can effectively treat active acne and reduce acne scars. Tetra CO2 Laser treatments can also be effective for severe skin damage (sun-damage), and deep wrinkles. Tetra CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Tetra CO2 Laser treatments require more downtime and the healing process is slower than with the CoolPeel™ setting. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for the deeper resurfacing, however, most are ideal candidates for the CoolPeel™.