WHAT CAUSES PIGMENTATION
When exposed to the sun, the skin is stimulated to produce a substance known as melanin which protects itself from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Pigmentation occurs when the skin produces too much melanin which is concentrated in a large area which forms dark, visible patches. Although it is harmless, this may be unsightly to some individuals who will seek treatment for it. Pigmentation can also be caused by constant picking at the skin, acne, skin inflammation, hormonal changes or even selected antibiotics or medication.
HOW CARBON LASER PEEL WORKS
Carbon laser peel is an innovative laser resurfacing treatment that utilises laser beams to treat imperfections on the skin. It helps to restore your skin’s radiance and simultaneously encourages the smoothness of the fresh layer that is revealed.
The procedure begins by covering the treatment area on the skin with a thin layer of carbon. A focused laser beam is then aimed at the skin and a clicking sound can be heard during the treatment. The dark shade of the carbon particles helps to absorb the laser beam before a vacuum lightly removes these particles via suction, simultaneously removing the damaged upper layers of skin in the process.
This generates thermal energy within the skin, triggering the production of fresh collagen and a new layer of skin. As a result, the rate of growth of connective tissue increases and skin will be exfoliated by the carbon particles, cleansing your pores thoroughly.
It does not cause any pain or discomfort, with only a minor sensation similar to that of pins and needles being experienced during treatment. Due to the versatile and non-physical nature of the laser, carbon laser peel is also suitable for difficult treatment areas such as the nose.
CARBON LASER PEEL POST-TREATMENT
There is no downtime associated with this treatment and you can resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment. You will notice an instant improvement after the first session, making it a popular choice for many individuals.
The number of sessions you may require will vary depending on your skin condition and desired outcome while it may also be effective to combine the treatment with other procedures. Our doctors will be on hand to discuss and advise you accordingly, both before and after your session.