What is a Charcoal Facial or Carbon Laser Facial (‘CLF’)?

The Carbon Laser Facial – also known as Charcoal Facial, China Doll Laser Facial, Charcoal Black Doll Facial, & Hollywood Peel –  is a revolutionary, non-invasive laser skin treatment that uses the conductive qualities of carbon to quickly and painlessly exfoliate, cleanse, clear and tighten pores, brighten and even-out skin tone, and activate a deeply rejuvenating skin reaction that produces skin that is smooth, plump, and radiant.

The Carbon Laser Facial can rejuvenate your skin by:

  • reducing the signs of premature aging
  • improving skin integrity and radiance
  • reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • increasing skin tone and texture
  • stimulating collagen growth for firmer, plumper skin
  • reducing oily skin or exfoliating dry skin
  • erasing or fading yellow/brown pigmentation
  • shrinking scars

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What does the Carbon Laser Facial look like in the treatment room?

A very thin, opaque layer of liquid carbon (similar to a charcoal face mask) is applied to clean skin. As the carbon dries, it bonds with any debris, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Protective eye stickers are also applied to ensure that no laser light/scattering harms the patient’s eyes.

A laser is then passed across the face in a brushing pattern. Light from the laser is attracted to the carbon. The carbon absorbs the light energy. The reaction causes a mini explosion. The explosion pushes the energy, in the form of heat, deep into the layers of the skin where elastin and collagen are activated and cells begin producing anew. Meanwhile, on the surface of the skin, as the explosion occurs the carbon is vaporized along with any dirt, oil, or dead skin cells. Sounds kind of scary, with all the explosions and vaporizing, but don’t worry – there is very little discomfort or pain. The sensation has been described as a mild tingling or very slight pinch.

At the end of the treatment, the skin will feel slightly warm. Skin is plump and “baby bottom” smooth. There’s a more even tone, fine lines are diminished, and pores are tighter. These outcomes are realized almost immediately, and will last for several days.

The heat energy introduced through the explosion is the reason why skin looks and feels plump and tighter, and that fine lines are noticeably diminished. As the heat is pulsed deep into the skin, the skin’s natural healing mechanisms are activated in the deeper layers of the skin. Cellular turnover is stimulated. Fibroblasts are ignited to begin regenerating collagen and elastin. Over a few weeks to months, the regenerative results will continue. For longer term change in the tone, firmness, and radiance of the skin, multiple treatments are recommended.

What can I expect after my Carbon Laser Facial?

Your skin will immediately feel smoother and look instantly refreshed. Results are accumulative, more treatments mean better results. Carbon Laser Facials are great for a one-time feel good, pick-me-up, or something to do monthly for improving and sustaining the quality of your skin. Each treatment builds upon the previous one. Once the regeneration of cell turnover is started, the best way to keep making improvement to the skin is to commit to a series. 3 – 5 treatments over a period of 2 – 3 months with a booster treatment every 6 months is recommended for the best results.

There is little to no time needed for recovery after the treatment. In some rare instances itching, flaking, and rashes might develop; most usually resolve in a few days. Moderate aftercare includes using sun protection (SPF 30 or greater), avoiding hot water, swimming and hot tubs. Makeup may be applied in just a matter of hours after the treatment.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Jacksonville

At OBI BioAesthetic Institute, we know looking your best makes you feel your best, which is why we offer laser skin rejuvenation as one of our laser & light treatments. To schedule your personalized consultation to see how this procedure can give you a more radiant appearance, contact us today.

What is a Charcoal Facial or Carbon Laser Facial (‘CLF’)?

The Carbon Laser Facial – also known as Charcoal Facial, China Doll Laser Facial, Charcoal Black Doll Facial, & Hollywood Peel –  is a revolutionary, non-invasive laser skin treatment that uses the conductive qualities of carbon to quickly and painlessly exfoliate, cleanse, clear and tighten pores, brighten and even-out skin tone, and activate a deeply rejuvenating skin reaction that produces skin that is smooth, plump, and radiant.

The Carbon Laser Facial can rejuvenate your skin by:

  • reducing the signs of premature aging
  • improving skin integrity and radiance
  • reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • increasing skin tone and texture
  • stimulating collagen growth for firmer, plumper skin
  • reducing oily skin or exfoliating dry skin
  • erasing or fading yellow/brown pigmentation
  • shrinking scars

Get Started With OBI Today!

Schedule Your Appointment

A laser is then passed across the face in a brushing pattern. Light from the laser is attracted to the carbon. The carbon absorbs the light energy. The reaction causes a mini explosion. The explosion pushes the energy, in the form of heat, deep into the layers of the skin where elastin and collagen are activated and cells begin producing anew. Meanwhile, on the surface of the skin, as the explosion occurs the carbon is vaporized along with any dirt, oil, or dead skin cells. Sounds kind of scary, with all the explosions and vaporizing, but don’t worry – there is very little discomfort or pain. The sensation has been described as a mild tingling or very slight pinch.

At the end of the treatment, the skin will feel slightly warm. Skin is plump and “baby bottom” smooth. There’s a more even tone, fine lines are diminished, and pores are tighter. These outcomes are realized almost immediately, and will last for several days.

The heat energy introduced through the explosion is the reason why skin looks and feels plump and tighter, and that fine lines are noticeably diminished. As the heat is pulsed deep into the skin, the skin’s natural healing mechanisms are activated in the deeper layers of the skin. Cellular turnover is stimulated. Fibroblasts are ignited to begin regenerating collagen and elastin. Over a few weeks to months, the regenerative results will continue. For longer term change in the tone, firmness, and radiance of the skin, multiple treatments are recommended.

What can I expect after my Carbon Laser Facial?

Your skin will immediately feel smoother and look instantly refreshed. Results are accumulative, more treatments mean better results. Carbon Laser Facials are great for a one-time feel good, pick-me-up, or something to do monthly for improving and sustaining the quality of your skin. Each treatment builds upon the previous one. Once the regeneration of cell turnover is started, the best way to keep making improvement to the skin is to commit to a series. 3 – 5 treatments over a period of 2 – 3 months with a booster treatment every 6 months is recommended for the best results.

There is little to no time needed for recovery after the treatment. In some rare instances itching, flaking, and rashes might develop; most usually resolve in a few days. Moderate aftercare includes using sun protection (SPF 30 or greater), avoiding hot water, swimming and hot tubs. Makeup may be applied in just a matter of hours after the treatment.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Jacksonville

At OBI BioAesthetic Institute, we know looking your best makes you feel your best, which is why we offer laser skin rejuvenation as one of our laser & light treatments. To schedule your personalized consultation to see how this procedure can give you a more radiant appearance, contact us today.

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The office feels like a spa. The decor is beautiful and they offer a variety of aesthetic services. Very professional staff and Gerrie is so knowledgeable with so much experience. She is absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend OBI BioAesthetic Institute to everyone!"

- Beth N.

"I went to see Gerrie Obi to soften the lines around my eyes, between my brows, and on my forehead. She spent so much time learning my medical history and making me comfortable. The facilities are amazing and also put you into a relaxing state. The procedure itself was relatively painless and she took great care to not over inject. I still felt like I had normal movement to my face but the lines disappeared. I couldn’t be happier with the result. I will definitely be going back to OBI Bioaesthetic Institute and highly recommend them!"

- Heather S.

"Obi BioAesthetics is my favorite place to visit. Not only is the staff knowledgeable and kind but they work to help you feel amazing from the inside out!!! I wish I could give this place more than five stars because it is well earned! Thank you ladies!!!!"

- Mandi K.

"This place is amazing! It’s fresh, and professional and everyone goes above and beyond to make your experience the greatest. The staff is top notch, extremely well educated, and there’s no doubt they are passionate about what they do. Thanks OBI for helping me feel my best!"

- Sara M.

"Gerrie Obi, ARNP was fantastic! She took more than ample time to explain my options, risk and benefit of various injectables, and gave me her honest option when I asked for it! No hard sell to get injections or procedures I DID NOT NEED! Refreshing after so many disappointing experiences in similar situations. Thanks Gerrie, I'll be back!😊"

- Lindy W.

"The office is serene and comfortable with a lovely staff greeting you in reception. Gerrie gives you her full attention, takes time to ask questions about your wants and needs, and provides advice based on need not the sale. Gerrie provided me with a natural look so that I appeared refreshed, not overdone. I will continue to visit OBI and recommend a visit!"

- Beth S.

"Gerri Obi is amazing. She took so much time getting to know my face and heath history. She also explained in detail everything she would do. She was thorough and highly skilled. I am happy with my results and I will definitely be returning. If you’re looking for somebody who really knows what they’re doing I suggest you try her."

- Carol K.

"I have never been this impressed with any professional office, anywhere. You are at first blown away by the gorgeous, 5 star suite of rooms. Then, the most professional, genuine, sweet, highly educated owner, Gerrie Obi, settles you in for the most detailed education on their services. She is more educated & experienced in the procedures offered, than any other Dr.'s office or Med Spa. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have been seen in this office. A true fan and great experience."

- Carrie M.

"It was my first time ever receiving a botulinum toxin treatment for my ‘angry’ brow furrow and Gerrie was so incredibly warm and welcoming. She explained the process thoroughly and answered all my questions before I even had the chance to ask them. This as well as her comfort level and preparedness demonstrated her expertise. It was a wonderful experience and I’m so glad I chose OBI BioAesthetic Institute!"

- Mikayla S.

"Not only is the decor stunning, the staff is extremely knowledgeable, professional and truly cares about you! From the time you walk into Obi Institute....Gerri NP is extremely knowledgeable and will provide you with a plan of treatment to achieve your specific needs and budget. The staff, Morgan and Missy will always greet you with a smile and their professionalism is above and beyond. This is a must go to place!!"

- Candice M.

"The office feels like a spa. The decor is beautiful and they offer a variety of aesthetic services. Very professional staff and Gerrie is so knowledgeable with so much experience. She is absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend OBI BioAesthetic Institute to everyone!"

- Beth N.
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