Skin treatments are one of the most popular developments in the skin care industry. People want to achieve youthful and revitalized skin. There are always up and coming skin treatments that people want to take charge of. A new one that has been introduced and has become a fan favourite among celebrities is the Hollywood Facial.  But what exactly is a Hollywood facial? Well, for starters it is not even a facial, it is actually an innovative laser treatment. It includes exfoliation and resurfacing and also assists to enhance the look of wrinkles, pores, and even acne. The process first involves applying a black carbon mask. Then a laser is used to heat the carbon and allows it to infiltrate into the skin. Laser carbon peels are usually very efficient for enhancing the appearance of oily skin and big pores. If you deal with severe acne or acne scarring, it could take a number of treatments before you see the best results. In regard to fine lines and wrinkles they should also be noticeably reduced after a couple of sessions.

Some advantages of the Hollywood Facial:

  • Assists with evening skin tone
  • Increases collagen
  • Cures sun damage
  • Clears pores
  • Revitalizes skin
  • Promotes glowing skin
  • Can be done on all skin types
  • Pain free!
  • Helps acne prone skin

What does a laser carbon peel treat:

  • Acne
  • Acne pigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged and clogged pores
  • Melasma
  • Photoaging
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

What’s the process involved with the laser carbon peel:

The laser carbon peel is a compound process that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Since it takes this amount of time, it is usually referred to as the lunchtime peel. Here are the steps involved with the laser carbon peel:

  • Your skin care practitioner will apply a coating of liquid carbon onto your face. The carbon has the ability to soak up oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from deep inside the pores.
  • It will then take about 10 minutes for the liquid carbon to dry.
  • Once the carbon is dry, your esthetician will provide you with protective eyewear to guard your eyes from the laser.
  • Then the esthetician will apply the laser over the skin on an energy setting that is low. This will heat up the carbon, attaching it to the epidermis.
  • If you have a sensitive skin type, your skin care provider might skip the heating step. The laser is very effective as it will enhance collagen and improve the appearance of fine lines.
  • When the laser is placed on a higher energy setting, the laser will be applied to break the liquid carbon into small particles.
  • The laser will contain a smoke evaporator attached to it and will get rid of the carbon as well as any impurities
  • The last step will involve your esthetician applying sunscreen to your skin.

What you should and shouldn’t do following your treatment

  • Make sure to moisturize daily
  • If you experience any dryness this is completely normal.
  • Use sunscreen consistently with at least SPF 30+ following the treatment for several days.
  • Avoid using any products with retinol for five days.
  • Refrain from exfoliating your skin or doing any abrasive skin treatments.
  • If you have an oily skin tone, use products that will reduce acne.
  • If you have fine lines make sure to use products that contain collagen.

Contact us

Come visit us today at Mederm Esthetics and Laser Clinic located in Concord. We love giving our clients facials because we see the results after just one session, and it makes people so happy. Come see us today for a free consultation and we will answer all your questions related to the carbon peel facial. We have several years of experience in the skin care industry, and we’ve done plenty of research about the carbon peel, so we know how effective it is. It’s important that we know what type of skin you have so we can cater the session to your needs. We love the carbon peel because all skin types can use it and it carries so many benefits.