Perhaps you’ve heard of or even received the heralded “Hollywood Facial,” also marketed as the “Porcelain Doll Facial.” Regardless of its title, these treatments are all cut from the same cloth: the carbon peel facial. Delicate enough for all skin types, this nonablative treatment promises a porcelain-smooth complexion while boasting a host of other antiaging benefits. Touting a low-pain factor, minimal downtime, and a cost-effective price margin, the carbon facial has become a staple procedure in the aesthetics industry.
CARBON PEEL FACIAL
Improving the look of enlarged and clogged pores, addressing pigmentation issues due to acne scarring and melasma, and reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles are among its list of achievements. The carbon peel facial exfoliates skin deeply, stimulates collagen remodeling, targets photoaging, and leaves skin looking firmer and feeling more hydrated. Not reserved for the face alone, this treatment can improve the neck and chest area, as well as the back of the hands. Ideal candidates for this treatment include those with sensitive skin types that are prone to bouts of acne, rosacea, and eczema.
The main difference between the carbon facial and traditional chemical peels lies in how these results are achieved. Using a significantly gentler approach than a traditional chemical peel, the carbon facial rejuvenates skin by harnessing the power of controlled heat delivery by way of a laser. This approach draws out impurities, causing a peeling effect without damaging the outer layers of skin, as opposed to a chemical reaction which employs a fine acid composite to cause rapid skin proliferation. Results are visible immediately, all while remaining noninvasive, pain-free, and with minimal recovery time.
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With over a decade of experience in aesthetics, Suzanne Whigham has immersed herself in exploring the most challenging aspects of skin care and conditions. As a regular contributor to DERMASCOPE magazine, she has a passion for writing and passes that knowledge on to her clients at her clinic, Epiderme Aesthetics, where she encourages a whole-body approach to skin health and wellness.