Carbon laser facial is a gentle face treatment that shows great results. It has the immediate effects of a gentle laser peel, but has no downtime for you.
It will refresh your complexion by removing the dead skin cells on your face in the first stage. It often helps with improving skin with blackheads and whiteheads.
A carbon mask is used, and is pasted over the face and allowed to penetrate into the pores. The treatment only affects the target skin. The carbon is removed by a low energy laser beam, which is gently swiped across your face. This breaks the pores into pieces which, in turn, breaks down the oil and dirt in your epidermis, much like an exfoliant would. In doing this, it also stimulates the renewal of collagen and elastin repair.
What will I feel during the treatment?
You may experience a slight sensation of pins and needles.
How long will it take to see results?
The effect on your skin should be immediate. Your skin should look clearer, more vibrant, and the overall complexion should be more even in colour, smoother in texture and the pore size reduced.
We start the treatment with a double cleanse and tone. Then carbon paste will be applied to your face with a brush, outside your peri-orbital rim and excluding the skin close to your lips. The carbon paste will then be left to dry; whilst it is drying it is absorbed by the outer layer of you skin (the dead skin cells), the paste also adheres to the lining of open pores.
When the paste has been absorbed the laser will be applied to your skin; with a very short pulse it will be fired aiming at the carbon paste. When it interacts with the carbon paste it will make the paste vaporise together with the dead skin on your face. When the paste is vaporised, slight heat is generated, which penetrates the dermis slightly leading to collagen denaturation. When denaturation occurs it “freezes” the collagen and elastin fibres for a short time before they start to regenerate that can lead to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Immediately your skin will appear fresher and the pore size reduced. With the first treatment you’ll often see that a lot of the blackheads and whiteheads are removed.
In terms of a treatment regiment, its all down to you and what you feel comfortable with. Many of our customers choose to have the facial treatment before special occasions, such as before a wedding. Usually they’ll get the treatment one week before the event. Other customers chose to have more than one treatment when they see regeneration of collagen in their skin to achieve a long term effect. Waiting time between the treatments are between 3-4 weeks. A course of 6 treatments are recommended.
When the laser is fired at your skin you’ll feel a slightly warm and tingling sensation, it is not a painful or uncomfortable procedure.
A course of 6 treatments are recommended.
A short recap of what carbon laser facial can do for you;
Removes dead skin cells
Reduces pore size
Minimises fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen
Improves texture of the skin
Helps with even skin tone
Helps to improve acne scars
Can help remove blackheads and whiteheads
Consultations are free of charge, its a short one on one with the laser technician to see if you are suitable for treatment.To see if you are eligible for the carbon facial treatment well have a consultation which is free of charge, if we can continue with the treatment we will first have to do a patch test is £25. For skin types 1-3 the first treatment can be done after 24-48 hours, whilst for skin type 4 the first treatment can be done after 14 days. Costs of the patch test will be taken off your first treatment.
Full face treatment costs £95 a session.
- If you choose to purchase 6 treatments in advance the price for the treatments are £500
You can also choose to target areas, each area costs £25. For example some have concerns about pore size and fine lines in their t-zone; forehead and nose. The two areas would cost £50.
The same machine is used to the carbon laser facial as the technician uses for tattoo removal. But there is a different attachment to the laser that makes the laser beam larger and less concentrated that is used for the carbon laser facial. See our page for Tattoo removal for more information.