A carbon facial is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal to no down time. It is the perfect pre night out treatment to get your skin glowing because this treatment has a multitude of different benefits from being suitable for acne prone skins to helping firm and brighten the skin.
Most people think of laser facial to be a harsh and very ablative treatment for the skin, this is mainly due to the amount of Co2 laser facials becoming increasingly popular on social media platforms such as Instagram! Rest assured this laser facial is the complete opposite! Unlike the name would suggest this laser peel will just leave you with an incredible glow rather than peeling or in any pain, as all of the exfoliation happens during the treatment.
After cleansing the skin, a layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin in the form of a mask and allowed to dry for up to 20 minutes. During this time the carbon penetrates deep into the pores and become infused with dead skin cells, dirt and other debris on the skin. A medical grade laser is passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it.
Due the combination of exfoliation and heat this treatment is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne on the face or body. It is also a brilliant way to refresh your skin, leaving skin feeling softer, smoother and firmer.
The heat produced by the laser during the carbon facial has two additional benefits other than stimulating your fibroblast cells (the cells which trigger collagen synthesis). It reduces the P. Acnes bacteria responsible for acne, allowing for better management of pimples and outbreaks, and it also shrinks sebaceous glands, resulting in less oil production, and therefore reducing congestion building up in the pores.
Treatments can be performed on the body, including the back and chest.
Carbon Facial Benefits:
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Tightens dilated pores
Reduces Acne, spots and blackheads
Brightens dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
Improves skin texture
Time: 60 minutes
Down time: None
Skin types: 1-4
Frequently asked questions
How does it work?
A thin layer of carbon paste is applied to the surface of the skin and is absorbed by the dead skin cells, as it is allowed to dry over a period of 15 minutes. Then, a Q Switch Nd YAG laser is then directed at the area which gently creates an implosion and effectively vaporises the carbon particles along with the dead skin cells giving the immediate effect of a gentle laser peel. At the same time the laser works to stimulate regeneration and production of collagen in the skin, giving long term results for plumper, firmer skin.
What does it treat?
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Tighten dilated pores. Reduce acne, scars and post acne discoloration, clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads. Removes dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer, whilst Stimulates collagen growth to help to tighten and plump the skin. Improves skin texture and tone and restores skin integrity and radiance.
Is a patch test required?
Yes at least 24 hours in advance.
How many treatments are needed?
Between 4 – 7 treatments, usually 2-4 weeks apart. The actual number of treatments would depend on the severity of the skin condition, skin type and lifestyle. To help maintain the effect, treatments may be continued every 4 to 6 weeks.
Does it hurt?
No, the treatment is comfortable and only a minor sensation similar to pins and needles is felt
What are the side effects?
The skin is often slightly pink immediately after treatment, but this subsides after a few hours, and make up and sunscreen may be applied immediately following treatment.