The Carbon Facial is a two step, non-ablative skin refining treatment designed to exfoliate and refresh the skin giving a smoother firming clearer looking skin. The treatment also reduces oil-production, enlarged pores and active acne. The treatment can be performed on the face, chest and back.
How does it work?
The first stage of the treatment involves applying a layer of liquid carbon over the face. This penetrates deep into the pores, absorbing oil and dead skin cells. The Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser targets and destroys the carbon particles blasting away dead skin cells with it. The heat produced from the laser reduces the P.Acnes bacteria responsible for Acne and also shrinks the sebaceous glands reducing oil production with the skin. Carbon peels also target the deeper layers of the skin stimulating collagen production. This results in a firmer more refined looking skin.
What results can I expect?
After a course of treatment you can expect to see a reduction in:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Acne, scars and post acne discoloration
- Dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
To achieve the maximum results we recommend a course of 3-6 treatments spaced at 10-14 days apart. Following the treatment you may experience some mild redness. Clients can resume daily activities straight away but we recommend the use of an SPF 50 to protect the skin.
Will I need a consultation before the treatment?
Prior to treatment you will need a consultation with one of our aesthetic therapists. During this consultation we will check you are suitable for treatment and assess your skin using our Observ Skin Analysis. The treatment will be explained to you including pre and post care and patch test will be performed to ensure your skin will tolerate the treatment.
This treatment requires a patch test to be performed 24hours before the treatment. This is an essential part of our duty of care to protect you and your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The treatment costs £95
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes 30 minutes
What is the recovery time like?
Your skin may appear a little pink for up to 24 hours.
Will I see immediate results?
Your skin will look and feel smoother and some superficial congestion will have been removed. A reduction in pores and acne lesions will require multiple sessions.
What is the recommended aftercare?
Your therapist will recommend home care depending on your concerns but this will always include an SPF 50 to protect the skin from UV light following your laser procedure.
Is carbon good for skin?
The main purpose of the carbon is to draw bacteria, toxins, oil and dead skin cells to the surface of the skin where it absorbs them. Charcoal based products have been used on the skin for many years with no associated risks.
Is a carbon facial the same as a Hollywood peel?
The treatments involve the same protocol however some clinics have branded the treatment as the Hollywood Peel.
Will the treatment whiten skin?
The treatment may lighten some irregular pigmentation but is not designed to lighten your skin's natural tone.