What is a Carbon Laser Facial? 

A Carbon Laser Facial, also known as a Carbon Peel or Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation, is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.

This facial treatment involves applying a thin layer of liquid carbon to the skin's surface, which is allowed to dry and penetrate into the pores. Once the carbon solution has settled into the skin, a specialized laser device is used to target and heat the carbon particles, causing them to vaporize and exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin.

The process of heating and vaporizing the carbon particles helps to:

  • Exfoliate the skin: The laser energy ablates the outermost layer of dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and other impurities, revealing smoother, more radiant skin underneath.
  • Unclog pores: The carbon solution penetrates deep into the pores, where it binds to impurities and excess oil. When the laser energy is applied, it targets and vaporizes the carbon particles along with the trapped debris, helping to unclog pores and minimize their appearance.
  • Stimulate collagen production: The heat from the laser stimulates the skin's natural healing response, promoting collagen production and tightening the skin. This can help improve skin tone, texture, and firmness over time.
  • Reduce acne and blemishes: The combination of exfoliation and deep pore cleansing can help reduce acne breakouts, minimize the appearance of blemishes, and improve overall skin clarity.
  • Enhance skin rejuvenation: Carbon Laser Facials can help address a variety of skincare concerns, including dullness, uneven skin tone, sun damage, fine lines, and mild to moderate pigmentation issues.

Carbon Laser Facials are suitable for most skin types with minimal downtime. The treatment typically lasts around 30 minutes to an hour. For optimal results, a series of Carbon Laser Facial sessions are recommended, spaced 2 weeks apart.

A Carbon Facial treatment is a 60 min treatment costing $220

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Contraindications

While Carbon Laser Facials are generally safe and well tolerated by most individuals, there are certain contraindications and precautions to consider before undergoing this procedure. Common contraindications to Carbon Laser Facials may include:

  • Active skin infections: Individuals with active bacterial, viral, or fungal skin infections should avoid Carbon Laser Facials until the infection has cleared. The laser treatment can potentially exacerbate the infection or spread it to other areas of the skin.
  • Open wounds or lesions: Individuals with open wounds, cuts, abrasions, or lesions on the skin should avoid Carbon Laser Facials until the skin has fully healed. The laser treatment can delay the healing process and increase the risk of infection or scarring.
  • Recent sunburn: Individuals with recent sunburn or significant sun exposure should postpone Carbon Laser Facials until the skin has fully recovered. Sunburned skin is more susceptible to adverse reactions, such as blistering, hyperpigmentation, or burns, during laser treatment.
  • History of keloid scarring: Individuals with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring may be at increased risk of developing excessive scar tissue in response to laser treatment. It's essential to discuss any history of abnormal scarring with your skincare professional before undergoing a Carbon Laser Facial.
  • Pregnancy: While there is limited evidence on the safety of Carbon Laser
    Facials during pregnancy, it's generally recommended to avoid elective cosmetic
    procedures, including laser treatments, during pregnancy due to the potential risk to the developing fetus.
  • History of skin cancer: Individuals with a history of skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma, should avoid Carbon Laser Facials. The laser treatment can potentially stimulate the
    growth of cancerous cells or promote the recurrence of skin cancer in susceptible individuals.
  • Photosensitivity: Individuals who are photosensitive or have a history of photosensitivity reactions should avoid Carbon Laser Facials or take precautions to minimize sun exposure before and after treatment. This includes individuals with conditions such as lupus, porphyria, or certain medications that increase sensitivity to light.
  • Use of photosensitizing medications: Certain medications, such as
    antibiotics, retinoids, or acne medications, can increase sensitivity to light
    and may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications during Carbon Laser Facials. It's essential to disclose all medications, supplements, and skincare products to your skincare professional before undergoing laser
    treatment.

It's essential to have a consultation before undergoing a carbon laser facial to discuss any underlying medical conditions, concerns, or contraindications.

A thorough evaluation will help determine the safety and suitability of these treatments
for your individual needs and ensure a positive treatment outcome.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Before undergoing a Carbon Laser Facial, it's essential to follow specific pre-treatment guidelines to prepare your skin and maximize the effectiveness of the procedure while minimizing the risk of complications. Here are some common pre-treatment guidelines for Carbon Laser Facials:

  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation to discuss your skin concerns, treatment goals, and medical history. I will assess your skin condition and determine if you are a suitable candidate for a Carbon Facial, and provide personalized recommendations for your treatment plan.
  • Medical history: Provide a comprehensive medical history, including any underlying medical conditions, allergies, medications, or previous cosmetic procedures. Be sure to disclose any recent surgeries, skin treatments, or facial injections to ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatments.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the treatment area in the
    weeks leading up to your Carbon Laser Facial. Sunburned or tanned skin is more susceptible to adverse reactions, such as blistering, hyperpigmentation, or burns, during laser treatment. Wear sunscreen with SPF protection and protective clothing to shield the skin from UV rays when outdoors.
  • Discontinue tanning products: Discontinue the use of self-tanning products, spray tans, or tanning beds at least two to four weeks before your Carbon Laser Facial. These products can alter the skin's pigmentation and increase the risk of adverse reactions during laser treatment.
  • Avoid photosensitizing medications: If you are taking medications or
    supplements that increase sensitivity to light, such as antibiotics, retinoids, or acne medications, consult with your healthcare provider about discontinuing
    or adjusting your medication regimen before your Carbon Laser Facial. These
    medications can increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications during
    treatment.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your Carbon Laser Facial to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Hydrated skin is more resilient and can help promote optimal healing after the procedure.
  • Follow provider's instructions: Follow any additional pre-treatment instructions provided at your consultation. This may include avoiding certain activities or skincare products that could interfere with the procedure or compromise the results.

    By following these pre-treatment guidelines and communicating openly with your practitioner, you can help ensure a safe and successful Carbon Laser Facial experience with optimal results.
What to Expect?

During a Carbon Laser Facial appointment, you can expect the following steps:

  • Consultation: It is recommended to conduct a 'skin consultation experience' as your very first treatment at Emphasize, however every treatment will commence with a review of your treatment intake form. This will sent to you 48hrs prior to complete. During this time we will discuss your skincare concerns, medical history, and expectations from the treatment.
  • Preparation: Before the treatment begins, you may be asked to remove any jewelry from your face, neck and décolletage. The session will commence with a 5 minute mindfulness practice to get you comfortable in the room prior to commencing. Your face will be cleansed with gentle skincare products to ensure it's clean and free of impurities before the treatment. A thin layer of liquid carbon will be applied to the skin's surface. The carbon solution helps to absorb laser energy and enhances the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Laser treatment: Once the skin is prepped, a
    specialized laser device is used to deliver controlled laser energy to the treatment area. The laser energy targets and heats the carbon particles on the skin's surface, causing them to vaporize and exfoliate the outermost layer of dead
    skin cells, dirt, oil, and other impurities.
  • Sensation during treatment: You may experience a sensation of warmth or
    heat as the laser device is applied to the skin. The heat generated by the laser energy is typically well-tolerated by most individuals, but some may
    experience mild discomfort or a tingling sensation.
  • Post-treatment care: After your treatment, the skin may be treated with a soothing serum, hydrating mask, or other skincare products to nourish and hydrate the skin. An application of sunscreen will be applied to protect the skin from environmental damage.
  • Follow-up recommendations: Depending on your skin type and concerns, you may recommend additional treatments or skincare products to enhance and maintain the results of the carbon facial.

Overall, there is minimal downtime associated with carbon facials, though some individuals may experience mild redness or sensitivity immediately following the procedure.

By adhering to your treatment plan and maintaining regular follow-up appointments, you can enjoy long-lasting improvements in skin tone, texture, and overall appearance with Carbon Laser Facials.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

After undergoing a Carbon Laser Facial, it's essential to follow specific post-treatment guidelines to promote proper healing, maximize the effectiveness of the procedure, and minimize the risk of complications.

Here are some common post-treatment guidelines for Carbon Laser Facials:

  • Protect the treated area from sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the treated area in the days and weeks following the Carbon Laser Facial. Sunburned or tanned skin is more susceptible to adverse reactions, such as blistering, hyperpigmentation, or burns, during the healing process. Wear sunscreen with SPF protection and protective clothing to shield the skin from UV rays when outdoors.
  • Avoid picking or scratching: Resist the urge to pick, scratch, or peel any scabs or crusts that may form on the treated area. Allow the skin to heal naturally to minimize the risk of scarring or pigment changes.
  • Apply soothing skincare products: Use gentle, non-irritating skincare products to soothe and moisturize the treated area after the Carbon Laser Facial. such as moisturizers or cooling gels, to help alleviate any
    discomfort and promote optimal healing.
  • Avoid hot baths and saunas: Avoid hot baths, saunas, steam rooms, and
    hot tubs for at least one to two days after the Carbon Laser Facial. Exposure
    to excessive heat can increase swelling and discomfort and may interfere with the healing process.
  • Avoid harsh skincare products: Refrain from using harsh or abrasive skincare products, such as exfoliants, retinoids, acids, or harsh cleansers, on the treated area for at least one week after the Carbon Laser Facial. These products can irritate the skin and may interfere with the healing process.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days following the Carbon Laser Facial to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Hydrated skin is more resilient and can help promote optimal healing after the procedure.
  • Follow Homecare Instructions: Follow my specific post-treatment instructions hand out . This may includes recommendations for skincare products, dietary guidelines, lifestyle modifications, or follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.
  • Monitor for complications: Keep an eye on the treated areas for any signs of complications, such as excessive swelling, redness, pain, or infection.

By following these post-treatment guidelines and communicating openly, you can help ensure a safe and successful recovery from Carbon Laser Facial treatment with optimal results.

If you have any questions or concerns about post-treatment care, don't hesitate to contact me for guidance and support.