This procedure can be performed in less than an hour and can be even faster depending on the area being treated. The laser procedure is virtually painless. Some have described the sensation of impurities being swept away by the laser as tingling or a slight pinch. At the end of the treatment, the skin may feel slightly warm due to the process. This is normal, and your optimal facial temperature will quickly return.
There is no downtime required after your carbon laser facial. Possible side effects may include itching, flaking, or redness. It is recommended to avoid swimming, using a hot tub, or hot water on the day after your treatment, but makeup can be applied just a few hours later, making this a perfect skin refresher for an evening out.
The laser operates at a very effective yet still professionally safe energy to provide you with optimal results. Although safe for all ages and skin types, those with severely damaged skin will want to discuss all their options with a medical professional. As with all treatments, SKIN is ready to address any questions or concerns you may have with a complimentary consultation.
The process operates as follows:
- Application of Carbon: Firstly, a thin layer of liquid carbon is applied to the entire face. This carbon layer penetrates deep into the pores of the skin. Carbon is known for its ability to absorb oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities.
- Q-Switched Nd:YAG: Once the carbon layer has adhered to the pollutants, a specialized laser is used to treat the face. This laser has a specific wavelength that is optimally matched to the absorption properties of the carbon particles. The laser beam is absorbed by the carbon, resulting in a strong interaction between the laser energy and the carbon particles.
- Carbon and Laser Reaction: When the laser energy is absorbed by the carbon, it causes a small, controlled explosion of heat. This explosion has the effect of blowing the carbon particles, along with the bound impurities and dead skin cells, off the surface of the skin. This action also helps to thoroughly cleanse the pores.
- Skin Rejuvenation: The heat generated by the laser also stimulates the underlying layers of the skin. It promotes collagen production and the renewal of skin cells, leading to a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and an improvement in skin texture and tone. Additionally, the laser has an antibacterial effect, contributing to the reduction of acne-causing bacteria.
- Safe and Effective: The combination of carbon and laser provides a safe, effective treatment for skin rejuvenation without prolonged downtime. It is suitable for nearly all skin types and ages, offering a wide range of benefits, from pore refinement to overall improvement in skin quality.
Through this unique combination of carbon and laser technology, the Carbon Laser Facial offers a powerful yet safe method for enhancing the skin, making it a popular choice for those seeking a clear, healthy, and rejuvenated appearance.