Carbon laser Facial Treatment
What is Carbon Laser Treatment and how does it work?
Carbon laser Facial (sometimes known as Charcoal facial) is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal - to -zero downtime. The laser works by penetrating the lower layer of the skin the dermis and the top layer known as epidermis. By working on both layers we get instant results as well as long term results.
It is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pours, dull skin and acne on the face or body.
A Layer of Liquid Carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pours. Laser light is highly attracted to the carbon particles. When the laser is passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it.
Acne is caused by an over production of sebaceous oils being produced and then getting blocked by excess keratin within the pour meaning the oil cannot freely move up to the skins surface and disperse. A skin bacteria known as propion acnes then feeds on the excess sebaceous oil and multiplies. In severe cases of acne the walls of the glands break and the acids and oil spill out causing further inflammation.
Acne treatment works in two ways, firstly the laser light heats up the capillaries supplying the sebaceous glands with excess oil production and essentially makes them dormant so an over-supply is not created. The heat also kills the P acne bacteria to stop the spreading of the acne. The laser also exfoliates the skin surface making the acne build up finer and smoother. This treatment works by penetrating the dermis and epidermis for an instant result as well as reduced acne within the future.
This treatment will improve the appearance of wrinkles. The heat from the laser penetrates deep into the skin, in turn this creates an inflammatory response within the dermal layers. The response is for the body to immediately start repairing the area that thinks has been damaged. This is done by the body producing new collagen within the area which creates a smoother skin appearance and thus reducing wrinkles
Large Pores / Skin tone
The blast of energy onto the carbon paste which is applied to the skin surface creates an exfoliating effect to the epidermis which reduces the appearance of open pores and tones the skin. These are the instant results that can be seen within this treatment and will brighten up any complexion.
Using this treatment to reduce pigmentation, the laser penetrates into the skin where the pigmentation sits. The laser works in two ways to remove the pigmentation. Firstly the blast of laser energy into the skin destroys the pigmentation by making it shatter into smaller pieces. The body is then able to recognize it as foreign object and start to remove it from the body. The heat also dries up the pigmentation and can make it come out of the skin physically by creating a crust on the skins surface which will gradually fall off without any help and the area will become lighter.
How many treatments are needed?
A course of 6 treatments is required for full results however clients will see a result after just one session. We advise customers to have a treatment once per month/ with 4 week intervals. Future treatments may be needed as results will depend on the clients life style. Top up treatments may be carried out as and when the customer feels they need it.
Is a Patch test required?
A patch test is required which can be carried out on the side of the face one week prior to the first treatment. A patch test is £20
Does the treatment hurt?
This is a pain free treatment and the client may only feel a slight tingling sensation
Any downtime after treatment?
Carbon laser facial is non-invasive and you can return to normal activities straight after your treatment. You will need to ensure that you use SPF 30+ sunblock for any outdoor activities to avoid side effects such as hypo/hyper pigmentation.
Pre / Post aftercare
It is important that you continually use a SPF30 sun block prior to starting the first treatment, throughout the course of treatments and 30 days after the final treatment. This is because exposure to UV rays can increase an abnormal production of pigmentation within the skin that results in hypo/ hyper pigmentation. Exposure before, during or after treatment can also make the skin prone to burning.
These side effects can all be avoided if the customer sticks to a strict regime of using SPF30 sun block which can be within a facial moisturiser or foundation daily. Customer must avoid the sun of sunbeds through out the whole treatment process. Customers must not have treatment 30 days before or 30 days after a sun holiday.
Straight after treatment there maybe slight redness to the area which will subside within a few hours of treatment. customers may use 100% pure Aloe Vera gel to help soothe and cool the area after treatment.
Cost of treatment?
These are the prices per session
Patch test - £20
Face - £80
Shoulders - £120
Full Back £200
This treatment can be done on other areas of the body. Please send us an email for a quote.
Please note a deposit will be required to secure the date for your first session which can be paid by cash or by paypal.