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Carbon Laser Facial

A carbon laser facial, also known as a “China Doll Facial” or “Black Doll Facial,” is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses a combination of a carbon-based lotion or mask and a laser to rejuvenate the skin. This procedure is popular for its ability to improve skin texture, reduce pore size, acne scars and promote a more radiant complexion.

Here's how it typically works:

  1. Preparation: Before the procedure, the skin is thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities. The patient may also be advised to shave any facial hair to ensure the laser treatment is more effective.

  2. Application of Carbon Lotion: A thin layer of a special carbon-based lotion or mask is applied evenly over the entire face. This carbon solution has a dark color, which helps absorb the laser energy.

  3. Carbon Absorption: The carbon lotion is allowed to penetrate the pores and adhere to the superficial layers of the skin. The carbon particles have a high absorption rate for laser energy.

  4. Laser Treatment: Once the carbon is applied, a Q-switched or Nd:YAG laser is used to target the carbon particles on the skin’s surface. The laser’s energy is absorbed by the carbon particles, causing a controlled and localized explosion or implosion.

  5. Thermal Effect: The laser energy creates a thermal effect that vaporizes the carbon particles, along with the topmost layer of dead skin cells and impurities. This process exfoliates the skin and unclogs the pores, leading to a deep cleansing effect.

  6. Stimulating Collagen Production: The controlled thermal energy from the laser also stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen is essential for skin elasticity and helps to improve skin firmness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

  7. Immediate Results: The carbon particles and debris are gently removed from the skin’s surface by the laser, resulting in immediate skin brightening and a more even complexion.

The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour, and there is minimal discomfort associated with it. Most patients describe a sensation similar to mild tingling or heat during the laser treatment.

Benefits of Carbon Laser Facial:

  1. Skin Rejuvenation: The carbon laser facial stimulates collagen production and promotes skin cell turnover, resulting in improved skin texture and a more youthful appearance.

  2. Deep Cleansing: The carbon-rich lotion applied to the skin acts as a powerful exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the pores. The laser then helps to further purify and clean the pores, leading to a deep cleansing effect.

  3. Reduced Acne and Oil Control: The treatment is effective in reducing acne breakouts by targeting the bacteria responsible for acne. It also helps regulate sebum production, leading to less oily skin.

  4. Even Skin Tone: Carbon laser facials can lighten and even out skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and age spots.

  5. Minimized Pores: The heat from the laser treatment can help to tighten the skin and reduce the size of enlarged pores, resulting in a smoother complexion.

  6. Improved Skin Elasticity: The stimulation of collagen production during the treatment can improve the skin’s elasticity, leading to a firmer and more toned appearance.

  7. Quick and Painless: Carbon laser facials are generally quick and relatively painless. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

  8. No Downtime: One of the significant advantages of this treatment is that there is little to no downtime. Patients can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure.

  9. Safe for Most Skin Types: Carbon laser facials are generally safe for various skin types and can be adjusted to suit individual skin concerns.

  10. Long-lasting Results: While multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, the effects of a carbon laser facial can be long-lasting with proper skincare maintenance.

Carbon facial aftercare

  • Avoid Touching the Face
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Avoid Sun Exposure
  • Avoid Heat and Saunas
  • Use Gentle Skincare Products
  • Moisturize
  • Avoid Harsh Skincare Treatments
  • Avoid Makeup
  • Follow Post-treatment Recommendations
  • Be Patient

carbon facial – Frequently Asked Questions

How long does carbon laser facial take?

The treatment takes around 30 minutes with effects noticeable immediately. You’ll notice brighter skin and it will feel smoother and softer then it has done in a long time.

How do I know if this treatment is right for me?

You can speak to the clinic to discuss your requirements, but most people can benefit from this treatment. This includes men and women and different skin types. It is a good ‘pick-me-up’ treatment for the party season.

What to expect afterwards?

After the treatment you may notice slight redness and some tingling due to the laser heat but this usually settles down after an hour or so. Immediately after the treatment you will feel soft, supple and rejuvenated skin.

How often should you have a carbon laser facial?

Once cell regeneration is started, to keep improving the skin, the best way would be to commit to a series of treatments. Three to five treatments once in three to four weeks with top-up.

Is carbon facial safe?

The Carbon facial Peel is a completely safe skin treatment. It is gentle compared to other treatments.

How many sessions does carbon laser need?

If you want to see long term improvements, we would recommend 4 to 6 sessions of once in a month followed by maintenance sessions once in two to three months OR suggested by doctor according to your skin conditions.

Can you wear makeup after carbon laser facial treatment?

Yes, you can apply make-up immediately after the treatment. There are no reports of any adverse skin complications or painful side effects. Although we would recommend you wait for couple of hours to ensure the make-up does not irritate the skin.

What does the carbon facial do?

The Carbon Peel Facial works to restore skin balance. It provides an even skin glow with perfect texture and complexion. The strong point of the procedure is that as the treated skin regenerates, the appearance of uneven skin, dark or age spots and pigment are visibly dwindled and more uniform in texture.

What is a Hollywood carbon peel?

A Hollywood Peel is also known as a carbon laser facial, carbon peel, charcoal laser peel and carbon spectra laser peel! So it can get confusing! Whatever you prefer to call, it is a carbon laser treatment used for a number of different skin issues. It can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, even out and improve skin tone, repair sun damage and treat enlarged pores and acne.

What is carbon laser good for?

Activated carbon can remove deep-seated debris from the skin along with being excellent for treating oily skin. Carbon is well known as a detoxifying agent for the skin. Activated carbon is easily absorbed and removes impurities, dirt and pollution particles from the skin.