Carbon Facial
What is carbon laser facial?

Carbon laser facial is done using 1064nm Q switched ND Yag laser machine. A thin layer of medical grade carbon paste is applied over the skin and left for 15 minutes. This carbon paste penetrates the pores and absorbs dead skin cells, oil and dirt from the surface as well as from deep within the pores. The q switched ND YAG laser is used to blast away the carbon, thus removing the skin impurities and the heat generated during the procedure stimulates new collagen synthesis, thus shrinking the pores and making the skin firmer. It also kills the acne causing bacteria P. acnes and decreases sebum production.

What are the indications?
  • Acne, blackheads and clogged pores.
  • Oily skin and open pores.
  • Fine lines
  • Dull and lusterless skin.
  • Freckles and uneven skin tone.
Who can get this treatment done?
  • Teenagers and young adults with acne and oily skin.
  • Older adults with dullness and open pores.

Things to Know

Around 4-6 sessions with a gap of 3 weeks give a good result. Later on, you can get the treatment done once in 2-3 months for maintenance.
  • Usually , there is no downtime.
  • There may be mild redness or swelling in some patients which subsided within 24-48 hours.
  • There may be mild exfoliation & dryness of the skin which is easily managed by using a moisturizer.
  • Use a sunscreen 3-4 times/day as prescribed by our dermatologist.
  • Use a moisturiser as & when required.
  • Avoid salon treatments like bleaching , waxing, or threading for a week .
  • Avoid heavy make up for 3 days .
Carbon laser facial treatment is a very safe and effective treatment. It has almost no downtime and gives almost instant results and one has not to worry about the side effects too much. Sometimes, it can lead to minor redness or dryness on the face but it subsides within 1 or 2 days.
Carbon laser facial helps in reducing the effects of pollution, stress and dirt from the skin. The treatment once done, sustains its effects for a few months. But we need to repeat the sessions for maintenance of the results at least once in 3-4 months. Nothing negative happens even if you stop doing the treatment.
Dr Ruchi Agarwal, MD is a well known dermatologist and has special interest in the field of aesthetic dermatology. According to Dr Agarwal, Carbon laser facial is one of the easiest ways of removing the effects of pollution and stress from our skin. The treatment is very safe, effective and result oriented.
This treatment fits into most of the treatment regimens which are given to pigmentation patients. Because the treatment has got almost no downtime, so it gels very well with other treatments and fits into patients busy schedules.
Yes, you can use make up after getting the treatment done, though we recommend to avoid the make up on the same day of treatment.
No carbon facial doesn’t make your skin sensitive, in-fact it helps in reducing the sensitivity of the skin.
No. Carbon Laser facial is not a painful treatment. So, no numbing or injections are required.
One session of carbon laser facial takes around 35-40 minutes.
Mostly carbon laser facial is done to treat face and neck area. However, it can also be done for other exposed body parts.
Carbon Laser facial is a very scientific treatment which utilises the power of light to rejuvenate the skin from deep within. Parlour treatments are generally very superficial and whatever benefits you see because of parlour facials is because of usage of bleach, which is a very harmful chemical. So a lot of people who are well versed with these procedures and who have done their research have shifted from parlour treatments to treatments by expert dermatologists. Carbon facial is one of the most common treatments done in a dermatology setup and is absolutely safe.

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