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Laser Carbon Peel at Body TLC

Laser Carbon Peel is a great non-invasive alternative to a chemical peel to improve skin texture, congestion and pore size. Otherwise known as the Hollywood Peel due to its popularity with celebrities.

What is a Laser Carbon Peel?

The laser carbon peel is a fast and painless procedure done to help improve the look of skin. It’s used primarily by people with oily skin, acne, and enlarged or clogged pores. When the carbon is targeted with the help of a laser, it discharges the blackheads, dead skin cells, and exfoliate the skin effectively. As a result, you will get exfoliated, radiant, and softer skin with enhanced skin tone and reduced pore size. Rejuvenating.


How effective is a Laser Carbon Peel?

Laser carbon peels are typically very effective for improving the look of oily skin and large pores. If you have severe acne or acne scarring, it may take several treatments before you see full results. Fine lines and wrinkles should also be visibly diminished after one or more treatments.

In one case study (link), a young woman with severe pustular, cystic acne received six peel treatments two weeks apart.

Significant improvements were seen by the fourth treatment. After the sixth treatment, her acne was reduced by 90 percent. These long-lasting results were still apparent at a follow-up visit two months later.

Like chemical peels, laser carbon peels won’t provide permanent results. You may need ongoing treatments in order to sustain the benefits of each. Carbon peels may be repeated every two to three weeks. This period of time allows for ample collagen regeneration between treatments.

Everyone’s skin is different. At your appointment your Laser Therapist will discuss how many treatments you should anticipate needing before you start to reap full benefits. With this is mind you will see benefits from the very first session, and this treatment is often enjoyed as a way to boost your skin prior to important events.

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What does a Laser Carbon Peel achieve?

  • Removes Old Skin Cells

  • Clears Congestion

  • Reduces Pore Size

  • Improves Superficial Lines

  • Helps Pigmentation

  • Rejuvenates the Skin

  • Removes Black and White Heads

  • Regulates Oil Production 

  • Stimulates Collagen Production

  • Reveals Smoother, Fresher and Softer Skin

  • Shrink the sebaceous oil-producing glands, thus making the skin less oily (oil control) and decreasing the development of new acne

How does a Laser Carbon Peel differ to a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels also treat these skin conditions, but here are some of the main differences between the two:

  • laser carbon peels use heat instead of chemicals for results

  • laser carbon peels require no down time

  • people with sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema will usually experience less redness and irritation after a carbon peel than from a chemical peel


How long will the results last?


The effects of carbon laser peel facial last for about 2-3 weeks.


The results are prompt.


Everybody’s skin may react differently.

What’s aftercare like for a laser carbon peel?

Here are some do’s and don’ts for laser carbon peel aftercare:

  • Treat your skin gently after getting a laser carbon peel by continuing to moisturize daily.

  • It’s normal to see some flaking or experience dryness for a few days,

  • Use sunscreen regularly with at least SPF 30+ for several days after treatment.

  • Don’t use any products containing retinol for at least five days after treatment.

  • Do not exfoliate or use any abrasive or invasive skin treatments for at least one week.

  • If you have oily skin, use products designed to combat acne to maintain optimum results.

  • Use products containing collagen, collagen supplements, or follow a collagen-boosting diet if you have photoaged skin or fine lines.


What to expect during a Laser Carbon Peel:

Be sure to make an appointment to discuss this procedure with your laser therapist prior to having it done.

We recommend you stop using retinols for around one week before the laser carbon peel.


You should also use sunscreen daily during this time.

The laser carbon peel is a multi-part process that takes around 30 minutes from start to finish. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as a lunchtime peel.

Here’s what you can expect from a typical laser carbon peel:

  1. Your therapist will apply a layer of liquid carbon onto your face. The carbon absorbs oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from deep within the pores.

  2. You’ll wait for about 10 minutes for the liquid carbon to dry.

  3. After the carbon has dried, your therapist will give you eye shields to protect your eyes from the laser.

  4. Your therapist will pass a laser, such as the Nd:YAG or Picosure, over the skin on a low-energy setting. This heats up the carbon, binding it to the epidermis.

  5. If you have very sensitive skin or dark patches like melasma, your therapist may recommend skipping the heating step.

  6. The laser also heats up subdermal tissue, boosting collagen and plumping up fine lines.

  7. On a higher-energy setting, the laser will be used to fragment the liquid carbon into tiny particles.

  8. A smoke plume evaporator will remove the carbon as well as the debris and impurities it contains.

  9. Your therapist will then cleanse your skin and apply a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen to your skin after treatment.


You should immediately see brighter, glowing skin and tighter pores.

If you have sensitive skin, you may experience a slight pinking or reddening of the skin. This usually lasts for one hour or less.

What are the side effects of a Laser Carbon Peel?

Apart from a slight reddening of the skin and a tingling sensation, there should be no side effects after a laser carbon peel.

It’s important to have this procedure done by an experienced and licensed professional. This will help to ensure the safety of your skin and eyes as well as provide optimal results.

A Laser Carbon Peel before a big event or a special occasional will reveal gorgeously fresh skin!

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