How does the treatment work?
A thin layer of carbon cream is applied to the skin that acts as a photo-enhancer. Once the carbon has penetrated the pores, the light from the laser is applied and absorbed by the black carbon particles. These then shatter and blast from the skin, taking with it both dirt and dead epidermal layers. The laser targets enlarged pores and pigmentation, aids in scarring and smooths rough skin textures. Wrinkles are also filled in by the increased production of collagen.
What are the benefits of the Carbon Laser Facial?
- Improvement in pore size
- Improvement in active acne
- Increased tone of the skin
- Collagen and elastin stimulation
- A cleaner complexion
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightens dilated pores
- Reduces active acne, scars and post acne discoloration
- Removes dead skin cells
- Improves skin texture
- Restores skin integrity and radiance
How many treatments will I need?
All Carbon Laser Facials are recommended to be spaced every 1-4 weeks. This gives your skin ample time to produce additional collagen and elastin. The more treatments performed the better the long-term results in reducing both pore size and minimizing wrinkles.
Is the procedure painful?
The treatment feels like a warm pin and needle sensation and causes some mild discomfort – most patients find it to be tolerable. We can’t treat areas of dense facial hair. However, stubble or clean shaved areas will usually require a topical anesthetic to reduce pain and sensitivity in men.
What’s unique about our laser?
Most lasers utilize a single wavelength to deliver energy to target tissue. Common targets in skin are pigment, blood and water. Q-Switched lasers are a special category of lasers that can deliver energy in extremely short bursts. As a result, this unique property makes it an ideal laser for treating pigment-related conditions such as freckles, sunspots, birthmarks or tattoos. The ultra-short bursts of energy delivered by the laser disrupt the pigment-containing cells within the skin, leading to fading and clearing of the treated area.