Carbon Laser Peel and the Many Names for One Popular Treatment
The carbon laser peel, in particular, is often dubbed the ‘Hollywood peel’ or ‘Red carpet peel’ because of celebrity interest. In Asia, talk of laser technology results has spread rapidly with the creation of two catchy nicknames, including ‘china doll peel’ and ‘porcelain peel’. No matter what it’s called, the results are the same – refreshed, exfoliated skin that is softened, smoothed, and firmed in just 20 minutes.
How does carbon laser peel work?
Unlike other laser treatments that rely exclusively on light energy to transform skin, the carbon laser peel is a 2-part process. First, a luxurious natural carbon cream is applied to the surface of the skin and allowed to dry. The non-toxic lotion looks something like a mud mask with a dark grey-brown coloring and rich texture. Natural carbon quickly absorbs oil, impurities, and dead skin cells from deep within pores and pulls toxins to the surface. The carbon mask also creates an even Plato for the laser energy. After the carbon mask is applied, it’s time for the Q-Switched laser.
A good Q-Switched laser such as the ALMA-Q is the essential device required for this treatment. It is an ND: Yag laser which has wavelength of 1064nm**. This wavelength has a high absorption level in melanin and other dark pigment. Hence, the laser energy will be absorbed mostly in the carbon mask and create the glowing effect we’re looking for.
Watch this video below by New Beauty magazine courtesy of Dr. Macrene Alexiades , showing how the ALMA-Q laser carbon peel treatment is performed.
What does laser carbon peel do to your skin?
Initially, the operator will bind the carbon to the epidermis. We recommend using a low energy pass of the laser. Secondly, the operator will use a higher energy level to peel the carbon mask. Unlike other laser techniques, the carbon laser peel is applied from a distance above the skin. A special smoke evaporator is used so there’s no risk of shared bacteria. It also helps the technician by enabling optimal visibility for targeted results. The laser heats up, but does not destroy, sub-dermal tissue. This mode of action kick-starts natural healing processes to boost collagen production for lasting firmness. Secondary treatment benefits include plumping fine lines and tightening sagging skin – win, win!
At the surface, the laser energy destroys carbon particles in the mud mask and eliminates the absorbed oil, dead skin, and toxins along with it. This immediately refreshes and exfoliates the skin by deep cleaning pores and shrinking size in the process. Without the weight of dull, dead skin cells, users can walk away with more radiant skin that is even and soft to the touch.
Who can benefit from a carbon laser peel treatment?
The carbon laser peel treatment is especially effective for anyone with oily skin who suffers from continual acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, or dull and uneven skin tone. Targeted laser energy gently heats the skin and kills acne-causing bacteria in the process. This is achieved without the need for any harsh chemicals or aggravating ingredients. This laser process also shrinks sebaceous glands to reduce oil production and help balance chronically oily skin.
Gentle exfoliation and toxin-pulling benefits are essential for everyone and the carbon laser peel is safe for all skin types. The 20-minute treatment is nicknamed a ‘lunchtime facial’. That is because you can walk out with a radiant glow and experience little to no side-effects or downtime. Immediately tighten, soften, and brighten your skin. Natural carbon cleanses pores and cutting-edge laser technology blasts the excess oil, dead skin, and contaminates away.
The carbon laser peel is most often used to address acne and excess oil as a facial, but it can be performed anywhere. If you have acne on your face, chest, back, or shoulders, try it out. This painless, 20-minute procedure delivers immediate benefits with lasting results. Ask for the ‘Hollywood peel,’ ‘china doll peel,’ or ‘porcelain peel’ and you’ll discover what the carbon laser peel can do to transform your skin.
**Though the Harmony XL Pro laser by Alma also sports a 1064nm Q-Switched laser (The ClearLift laser) it is advised to use the ALMA-Q. That is because it has a specially focused hand-piece which allows to work from a greater distance thus protecting the laser’s lens from potential damage caused by the carbon particles.