Carbon or activated charcoals are charcoals that are heated in the presence of gas that cause the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces. These spaces are used to trap chemicals. They are mainly used during ancient times are used to detoxify and clean any impurities. Many of our grandparents have used them to brush their teeth, remove toxic fumes and to even clean their face with it. This ancient phenomena has come back to live with the presence of charcoal toothbrush, charcoal facial sponges and even charcoal deodorant. We at My Clinic has came out with a proper use of charcoal in our treatment and we name it the carbon peel.
How it works?
The process involves a laser beam focused on the skin that has been covered by a thin layer of carbon. due to it’s dark colour, the laser beam is absorbed. This reaction will cause the skin pores to be minimized and the reason is because of thermal effect. this thermal effect can at the same time produce firming and tightening effect on the skin, hence producing a glow that is evident even after doing it for the first time.
Treatment may not be suitable if you are
- Prone to seizures triggered by light
- Have experienced abnormal wound healing or keloid scarring
- Treatment area is infected
Is it painful?
Carbon laser is not painful. The whole procedure is pleasant and gives no downtime.
Before and After Carbon Laser Peel Treatment
How many sessions of treatment needed?
The number of sessions depends on the skin lesion itself. Usually 6-8 sessions are needed for pigmentation problems like melasma. However, it is advised to do a maintenance session once a month.
Is there post laser care?
There is no downtime for this procedure. Make up can be applied immediately and normal activities can be resumed right away.
To get better results, you are advised to apply sunblock during daytime.
What is the difference between carbon laser and laser toning?
The only difference is a carbon layer is applied on the skin before the laser. During the treatment, the carbon and the dead layer of skin are removed together. Both laser toning and carbon laser can improve your skin tone and texture, at the same time remove blackheads without pain.