Flawlessly smooth porcelain-doll skin is the ultimate beauty attribute — won’t you agree? Rumored to deliver just that; a picture-perfect porcelain skin this laser and carbon lotion facial has no doubt become a highly coveted treatment among celebs as well as civilians. The list of beauty Goddesses who are reportedly die-hard fans of this facial includes Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and the list goes on. According to one “Cosmetic Trends” survey it has been charted as one of the top ten aesthetic treatments requested by the walk-in beauty coinsurers in cosmetic clinics — ground proof, my clinic does tally these statistics. If your curiosity has been intrigued lets get you abreast with the ins and outs of this sought after beauty treatment.
Carbon Laser Facial was originally conceptualized in Korea in the early 2000’s and since then it has been immensely popular in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and of course the home ground Korea. The aesthetic exchange of information of late has made it in demand across the globe.
What Is Carbon/Black Doll Facial?
“Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation” — as we technically call it, is an adept non invasive and pain-free laser treatment that is great for treating minor skin imperfections and giving skin a glow from within. This laser facial is delivered by a state of the art Q-switched Nd-Yag Laser machine producing short, rapid and high intensity pulses of light with maximum capability for destruction of debris clogged in the pores and upper layers of skin.
During the procedure face is cleansed and a thin layer of carbon lotion (as a photoenhancer) is applied. The laser light is absorbed by the black particles of carbon, which blast off along with the superficial dead layer of skin as laser light moves across the skin. Additionally the laser selectively targets facial imperfections such as enlarged pores, pigmentation, scarring, and rough texture. Pores impacted with oil and dead skin are cleared off and the rejuvenating effect of 1064nm laser causes plumping up of the skin. The whole procedure takes 10-15 minutes and best part is there is no down time you can go back to work or your daily life without any delay.
A short course of 4 - 6 fortnightly sessions can give noticeable brightening of overall complexion, and most people opt to continue with regular sessions to maintain the skin's clarity.
If we were to make a list of skin corrections that we can achieve using this facial it’d look like this:
- Tightens dilated pores
- Reduces acne, scars and post acne discoloration
- Removes dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
- Stimulates collagen growth
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Restores skin integrity and radiance
- Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
Focusing on Middle East — What does a blast of carbon with Yag Laser translates to for Middle Eastern skin specifically?
Ethnic or Middle Eastern skin in majority of cases exhibits increased melanocytic (pigment cells) and sebaceous (oil glands) activity. Skin is usually thicker with open pores, predilection towards acne, melasma (uneven pigmentation) and increased facial hair. Carbon laser facial can fix all these minor skin aberrations delivering a smoother and glowing complexion. Few sessions done fortnightly and then maintenance sessions done every few months can help achieve the fabled smooth porcelain-doll skin.