What is a Carbon Facial?
Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvination is a new non invasive and pain-free laser treatment that is great for treating minor skin imperfections:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightens dilated pores
- Reduces acne, scars and post acne discoloration
- Removes dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
- Stimulates collagen growth
- Improves skin texture
- Restores skin integrity and radiance
- Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
Does the Treatment Hurt?
No, the treatment is non invasive and gentle, most people describe the sensation as a light tingling feeling. The treatment takes approx 45 mins from start to finish (please allow an extra 15 minutes for consultation).
How Does it Work?
When performing the laser treatment, a layer of carbon is applied on the entire face. A carbon lotion is applied to the skin and allowed to dry over a period of 15 minutes. Then, the fractional laser is used to heat and cause an implosion of the carbon particles the laser light is absorbed by the carbon paste focusing the laser energy on the epidermis. As the laser moves across the skin the carbon paste is gently vacuumed up, exfoliating the skin and removing any debris in pores. The treatment minimizes pore sizes and the thermal effect of the laser beam stimulates collagen renewal. The treatment is comfortable and only a minor sensation similar to pins and needles is felt.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A visible difference should be noticed with one individual treatment, but a course of six treatments with a 7-10 day break in between each treatment is advised for maximum results. After treatment your skin will be cleansed and a moisturizing treatment applied. As carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation give an instant improvement to skin tone and texture, some people like to have a single session to have porcelain skin before a big event or night out.
What Improvements Will I See?
You will see a reduction in pore size, fine lines and blemishes. Your skin tone will be improved and rejuvenated giving a more youthful appearance. It is advised to stay away from excessive sun exposure during the treatment period. Make up can be applied after treatment; aesthetic products for acne, hyper pigmentation, wrinkles etc. This can be applied the following day.
There is no restriction of daily activities after the treatment. The skin is often slightly pink immediately after treatment, but this subsides after a few hours, and makeup and sunscreen may be applied immediately following treatment.
Results are improved if sun exposure, smoking and stress are kept to a minimum. The results may last for months to a year or two; however, the longevity of any effects is determined by the skin condition, skin type and lifestyle.