Also known as charcoal facial, charcoal peel or carbon peel, it is a very gentle
non-invasive laser procedure with zero down time using activated charcoal to
improve the radiance of the skin. The carbon is virtually blasted off the skin
from the perfectly fired laser. Dead skin cells, makeup residue, clogged pores,
oil and blackheads are removed, leaving the skin radiant and glowing.
How does it work?
The process is meant to exfoliate the skin, reducing pore size, evening out
skin tone as well as making the skin softer and appear more radiant. It also
removes dead skin cells, blackheads and oil. Carbon facial, as the name indicates, involves applying a thin layer of carbon
gel over the face. The carbon particles penetrate deep into the pores, and
bind to the sebum and dirt present there. A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, which is highly attracted to the carbon particles
is then used to blast away the carbon particles. During this process, the sebum and dirt bound to the carbon particles gets
removed along with the carbon. There also occurs some exfoliation of the
superficial cells revealing a cleaner and smoother skin.
What are the benefits of carbon facial?
Benefits of the carbon facial include:
For an ageing skin
Shrinking of dilated pores
Improved skin tone
Improved skin texture
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
For an acne prone skin
Reduced black heads and white heads
Reduced sebum production due to shrinkage of oil glands
Destruction of acne causing bacteria
Improved acne lesions including the larger cysts and nodules
Reduced acne scars
Who is a suitable candidate for carbon facial?
This facial is particularly beneficial for people with oily skin, as it is reduces
acne-causing bacteria and shrinks sebaceous or oil glands.
It is an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh skin leaving the skin feeling
softer, smoother and firmer. You may use this procedure as an instant pre
party skin refresher.
How is the procedure performed?
Carbon facial is a very comfortable procedure.
The client lies down in a reclining chair.
The face is cleansed to remove dirt, grime, and make-up
Protective eye glasses are worn by the client and the provider.
A thin layer of liquid carbon is applied on the face.
After it dries up, laser shots are given using Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to
blast of the carbon.
At the end, the face is wiped once with a wet cotton pad, and sunscreen
How long does the procedure takes?
It is a quick procedure taking around 45-60 minutes.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is gentle, often described as a light tingling which is easily
tolerated by majority of the clients.
What should I expect during my recovery period?
Carbon facial has no downtime. You can immediately resume your daily
activities post treatment.
What results can I expect after the procedure?
The results are instant! Immediately following the treatment you can notice a clearer and smooth
skin. The dilated pores shrink, excess oil reduces, blemishes fade, and the
skin looks more fresh, rejuvenated and youthful.
How long do the effects of carbon facial last?
The immediate effects of the procedure last for 10-15 days. However, multiple
sessions give you longer lasting benefits. You may also follow a good skin
care regimen at home advised by the doctor to enhance and prolong the
How many sittings are required for best results?
The total number of sessions required depends on the skin condition, which is
decided by the doctor after a thorough examination of your skin.
People with acne or who require shrinking of open pores, deep cleansing and reduction of oil production, or who are
looking for improvement in their fine lines and wrinkles, usually
require 6-8 sessions. As the carbon facial gives significant improvement to one’s skin tone and
texture, you may choose to undergo regular treatments to maintain a good
complexion. One may also take this treatment as a pre party facial before a special
What is the interval between the sessions?
Carbon facials can be done every 3-4 weeks.
What are the complications of carbon facial?
Carbon facial is an extremely safe procedure with no down time and adverse
effects. You may use this procedure as an instant pre party skin refresher!
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