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Carbon Laser Treatment
Keeping our skin looking youthful can build our self confidence.
However, not everyone wants have surgery though to do this. Thankfully there are a number of less invasive treatments that you can have to help get rid of facial lines and wrinkles, such as carbon laser treatments.
People who have significantly deep facial lines can benefit from having this treatment, as well as those who have scars, uneven pigmentation, oily, dull or acne prone skin.
What Is Carbon Laser Treatment
A carbon laser treatment, also referred to as a carbon peel, is a painless laser treatment that has very little downtime and resurfaces the skin.
It gives an instant refreshed look that makes the skin feel firmer, smoother, and softer.
A liquid carbon layer is applied to the area being treated, which penetrates deeply into your pores. Because laser light has a high attraction to particles of carbon, when it is passed over the treated area, it works to destroy the carbon, which takes oil, dead skin, and contaminates along with it. It also promotes the stimulation of collagen.
The Process of A Carbon Laser Treatment
A carbon laser treatment uses a light beam that is scattered or pulsed at a very high rate, ensuring there is minimal heat damage. A local anaesthetic can be used to relieve any discomfort the patient may feel.
A carbon cream is then applied to the skin in a thin layer and allowed to dry for about 15 minutes. A laser light is then passed over the area, where it is absorbed by the carbon, focusing the lasers energy on the epidermal layer of the skin.
As the laser is moved across the cream the carbon paste is vacuumed up gently, gently exfoliating the skin while removing any debris in the pores. The thermal effect of the treatment also stimulates the renewal of collagen.
Immediately after your treatment, an ointment is applied with a bandage. You will be shown how to properly protect and clean your newly revealed skin, with healing taking up to 2 weeks. During the healing process there may be some tenderness and swelling.
Benefits of A Carbon Laser Treatment
A carbon laser treatment brings many benefits. It’s cleansing due to the ability of the carbon to absorb contaminants and oil from deep within your pores.
It exfoliates your skin, revealing softer and more radiant skin, even skin tone, and reduced pore size. It also works as a rejuvenator due to its ability to target the deeper layers of the skin, which works to stimulate collagen production, making skin look plumper, firmer, and a visible reduction to wrinkles and fine lines.
The carbon laser treatment also beneficial to those who have acne because it destroys the oil buildup, reduces the bacteria, P. Acnes, that is responsible for acne, and shrinks oil producing glands. This all works to reduce congestion in pores and helps better manage outbreaks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does a Carbon Laser treatment feel like?
A. Patients have described the treatment as having a prickly or warming sensation, but is not painful.
Q. What is the downtime of a Carbon Laser treatment?
A. The carbon laser procedure is non-invasive and you are able to resume your normal routine and activities right after the treatment.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. For ideal results you should have regular treatments that can be anywhere from one week to a month apart. After 3 to 6 treatments you will keep the results by having a good maintenance program.
Q. Are there side effects?
A. Your skin may appear slightly red or swollen after a treatment, however this usually subsides within a few hours.