One of the most popular facial treatments across Asia is the Carbon Laser Facial. At some point, it was even known by another moniker: the China Doll facial. This was largely due to its reputation for keeping your skin radiant, soft and smooth.
Eventually, the aestheticians who looked after Hollywood’s A-List celebrities and superstars caught on. It was then renamed as the Hollywood Peel, also known as the Hollywood Laser Peel.
The Carbon Laser Facial gives patients lowered risks of hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation, while affording them the hope of gaining skin radiance and brightening alongside deep layer rejuvenation. This is especially so for people whose skin tones were on the darker side of the spectrum.
Other benefits include:
- Reduction of the bacteria P. Acnes, responsible for acne
- Removal of dead skin cells
- Removal of surface dirt and oil
Whichever name you know the treatment by, the core principle stands. Carbon Laser Facial (CLF) is a laser skin treatment which makes use of carbon’s conductive qualities to do the following fast and painlessly:
- Brightening and evening-out of skin tone
- Clearing and tightening of pores
It also activates a natural, deep skin rejuvenating reaction which brings forth plump, radiant, smooth skin.
The process itself is pretty straightforward and science-based. The carbon is usually applied to clean skin through one of three mediums: cream, lotion or paste. The layer applied is thin and opaque, left for 10-20 minutes in order to reach skin temperature. While the carbon is drying, it ties itself to any dead skin cells, dirt, and/or oil on the skin’s surface. When that’s done, the carbon will then be primed for the laser.
Laser light is naturally attracted to the carbon, which then absorbs the light energy. When this occurs, a small burst best described as a mini explosion happens in reaction. The energy is then pushed by the explosion, in heat form, deeply into skin layers. Collagen and elastin are then activated, which triggers the production of new cells. On the surface, the carbon will essentially get vaporised along with any of the bad stuff it absorbed.
Sounds worrisome? No need to get nervous as there’s little to no discomfort or pain. Some have described the sensation of the procedure as a mild tingle or, at most, the slightest pinch.
By the end of the session, your skin will probably feel a bit warm. That’s normal. More importantly, though, your pores will feel tighter, your fine lines will be gone and the plumpness of your skin will be evident. CLF results are pretty much instant, and last for days on end.
Carbon laser facial has gotten quite a few name changes in the past several years, but it’s still the same thing at the core. It’s a procedure that can help bring new life to your skin the natural way with little to no discomfort or pain. CLF is a great way to treat yourself, whether as a way to de-stress or as a celebration of an achievement.
In need of facial rejuvenation? Contact Serenity Skin and Body today! We’re a boutique beauty clinic nestled away in North Sydney, NSW. We’re here to help you relax and de-stress.