The Carbon Peel is a two stage process. During the first stage, a carbon lotion is applied to the skin. Then a 1060nm wavelength laser reaches the dermis, creating controlled thermal damage to stimulate the healing process. This causes collagen, elastin and fibroblast production and remodelling to rejuvenate the skin and target fine lines and wrinkles. The heat created also induces remodelling and contraction of the pores, making it an ideal treatment for those with enlarged pores. When targeted at acne, this high energy treatment goes straight to the acne’s membrane and destroys it, reducing acne and its related inflammation.
The second part of the treatment comprises the removal of the carbon lotion, with the Picosecond Laser. This laser breaks up the carbon into fine particles and then absorbs them, by destroying the carbon and removing the dead skin cells, oils and impurities that were bound to it. The skin also receives a deep exfoliation during this second stage, making it 4 times stronger than any other peel on the market, and leaving the skin considerably brighter, and smoother in tone and texture.
The entire treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, and the effects are noticeable straight away. You’ll see an instant brightening of your skin, which will also feel smoother and softer than ever before.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A CARBON PEEL SESSION?
Before your treatment, you’ll have an in depth consultation to help me create a personalised treatment plan for you. This is based on an assessment of the treatment area, as well as your medical history. Client safety and care is of the utmost importance to all of us, and therefore this will ensure your happiness and well-being, and that you receive the results you deserve.
Before the treatment begins, we will clean the skin and then apply a thin layer of carbon paste to the face. This will quickly absorb any contaminants from within the pores and exfoliate the skin, while also reducing inflammation from any blemishes.
We’ll then pass the laser over the skin’s surface which instantly breaks down the carbon, and absorbs any impurities due to the warming effect of the laser. When the laser has been passed over the face a few times, we’ll then gently remove the carbon mask with our laser.
It’s a relaxing procedure that simply requires you to sit back and drift off if you so wish. Your skin will be left plumper, firmer and soft to the touch. You’ll also notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles straight away, and a much more even skin tone.
The Carbon Peel can be used to treat an array of skin concerns, including:
Not at all. You may experience sensations similar to a very small prick.
The Carbon Peel is a completely safe skin treatment, with no reports of major skin complications or painful side effects. Post-treatment, you may notice some slight redness, and experience some tingling, but this will both subside post-treatment.
No downtime is required, and you will be able to resume daily activities straight away.
The number of sessions needed is dependent on the size of the treatment area, and the desired effect. Usually, we recommend a course of 2-6 treatments, to take place every 2-3 weeks for the best in beautiful, long-lasting results.
Though you may experience some slight redness, this will clear up within a few hours, and can be soothed with some aloe vera gel. We recommend keeping the skin clean and dry while it’s red, but once this has cleared up, makeup can be worn. Try to avoid oily makeup however, as this will clog your pores again. Natural mineral foundations are always a good idea.
Results can be enhanced with minimal sun exposure, a reduction in stress and the absence of smoking. We recommend using SPF 50 sun cream to protect the area for at least 1 month following on from treatment, as failure to do so could result in hyperpigmentation.
If any blistering occurs, please call us for further help and advice. Keep the area as clean as possible and let it heal naturally. Do not pick the areas as scarring may occur.
Whereas Carbon Peels involve a carbon mask that draws out the skin’s impurities, chemical peels typically use acidic chemical compounds to penetrate the epidermis and exfoliate the top layers of your skin. However, to gain the same glistening results as the Carbon Peel, chemical peels require higher concentrations of various acids, therefore resulting in downtime as the skin recovers from swelling and redness
The Carbon Peel is also better for those with sensitive skin, not only due to the treatment process, but the effects on the skin. The carbon laser renews the skin via the heat generated from the laser treatment, whereas the chemical peel tends to achieve similar results via a chemical reaction. Those prone to breakouts and eczema would also find the Carbon Peel kinder to their skin to.