Carbon Facial Skin Rejuvenation

This facial is also known as the Black Doll facial.  The principle behind this facial is that the carbon gel applied to the skin possesses a strong capacity to absorb dirt deep into the pores.  A laser is then used to allow the particles to penetrate deep into the pores, shattering the epidermal keratinocytes and dirt, helping to clear dead skin cells. Regeneration of the skin occurs by stimulating the collagen production and the production of the elastin fibres.

The carbon laser peel helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, improving skins tone and texture, whilst also helping to reduce enlarged pores.  Results will give you clearer, smother, youthful and fresher looking skin.

Frequently asked questions

Will it hurt?

No, this facial is extremely gentle laser peel and will only remove the dead skin cells to reveal new fresh cells. The is no down time after this treatment.

Can I wear makeup after this facial?

We recommend you leave the skin free of make up for 24 hours afterwards to gain the best results. If you do need to wear make up please try only to wear mineral make up.

How often can I have this treatment?

This facial can be used as a one off special occasion facial or for best results and a more long term plan a course of six is recommended.

carbon facial summary

Treatment care

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

  • Avoid UV exposure 7 days prior to your treatment.
  • Clients who are sunburned or tanned must wait 2 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.
  • Avoid sunless tanning products 7 days prior to your treatment. It is recommended that you exfoliate the area to remove any residual colour.
  • Clients should come to appointments with clean skin in the area to be treated. All clients who are treating any part of their face or neck will be required to cleanse their entire face in the clinic.
  • Avoid chemical peels and other laser procedures in the area to be treated for 2 weeks prior and two weeks after your laser treatment.
  • Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid for 7 days before treatment.
  • Clients with any abnormal lesions, moles or spots on the area to be treated must be cleared by a medical practitioner prior to treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication prior to your treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • Clients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser hair removal treatments.
  • Client should not perform any physical activity that increases body temperature or blood pressure within 2 hours before and after treatments.
  • If you have Anti wrinkle treatments or dermal fillers in the area to be treated, wait 14 days both before and after injection to receive treatments.
  • Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to receiving laser treatments if you are taking a long-term antibiotic. If you become ill and begin taking an antibiotic, you will need to be off the medication for 7 days before laser treatment.
  • Boots may not be worn immediately after leg treatments.
POST-TREATMENT CARE

POST-TREATMENT CARE

  • Avoid extended UV exposure for 7 days post-treatment.
  • Over the counter medication is recommended for post treatment discomfort. You may also apply Restorative Gel (highest recommended), cool towels, ice packs or aloe vera to alleviate discomfort due to heat.
  • Avoid any additional laser treatments or chemical procedures on the treated area for at least 2 weeks post-treatment or until healing has occurred.
  • Using a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or higher is critical when receiving laser treatments and is recommended ongoing for maintenance.
  • If you experience any side effects, such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation, prolonged redness or swelling, a histamine reaction, or blistering, call or come in for instructions on treatment.
  • To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment schedule at the intervals recommended by your technician.

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