The Charcoal Facial (aka Carbon Laser Facial) is now available, exclusively at OBI BioAesthetic Institute! Our new CLF gives your complexion a clear, smooth, and radiant glow!
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
- stimulating collagen growth for firmer, plumper skin
- improving skin integrity and radiance
- reducing oily skin or exfoliating dry skin
- reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- erasing or fading yellow/brown pigmentation
- increasing skin tone and texture
- shrinking scars
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.