Carbon Facial

Skintec Carbon Facial treatment



Carbon facial (for skin types I-IV) The Carbon Facial is a laser peel which helps to refresh and revitalise the complexion with little to no downtime! The 30-minute Q-Switched ND-YAG treatment utilises an organic, detoxifying carbon mask with potent antioxidants to micro-exfoliate the skin and cleans the pores. Carbon laser peel facial is a technique that combines the effectiveness of laser treatment with the goodness of carbon. It is also known as the ‘China Doll Peel’ owing to its effect on the skin. It helps to regulate the sebum production in the skin and, thus, is quite effective in tackling oily skin and related issues. It refreshes and rejuvenates the skin and is a great way to get rid of skin issues such as acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. This non-evasive process is a great way to remove dirt, debris and impurities from your skin and give you smooth, soft and firm skin.

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Popular with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian,  Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, as well as our lovely clients, the Carbon Laser Facial is a four part treatment that instantly reduces skin concerns such as acne and pigmentation. Carbon laser leaves the skin visibly brighter, clearer and smoother. This treatment is ideal when paired with our LED Light therapy , there’s no better way to give your skin that celebrity glow that we are all after. To learn more about this fantastic non-invasive treatment, and why SKINTEC is the perfect place to have it, please read on.

The Carbon Laser Facial is a four stage process. During the first stage, a carbon lotion is applied to the skin which dries immediately once on contact with the skin. Then a 1060nm wavelength laser reaches the dermis, creating controlled thermal damage to stimulate the healing process. This causes collagen, elastin and fibroblast production and remodelling to rejuvenate the skin and target fine lines and wrinkles. The heat created also induces remodelling and contraction of the pores, making it an ideal treatment for those with enlarged pores. When targeted at acne, this high energy treatment goes straight to the acne’s membrane and destroys it, reducing acne and its related inflammation.

The treatment comprises the removal of the carbon lotion with the laser which is then followed by our ZO wash and exfoliate polish  using magnesium crystals . Those crystals penetrate the skin to remove excess carbon from the skin which allows even deeper penetration.  This laser breaks up the carbon into fine particles and then absorbs them, by destroying the carbon and removing the dead skin cells, oils and impurities that were bound to it. The skin also receives a deep exfoliation during this second stage, making it 4 times stronger than any other peel on the market, and leaving the skin considerably brighter, and smoother in tone and texture.

Before your treatment, you’ll have an in depth consultation to help us create a personalised treatment plan for you. This is based on an assessment of the treatment area, as well as your medical history. Client safety and care is of the utmost importance to all of us, and therefore this will ensure your happiness and well-being, and that you receive the results you deserve.

Before the treatment begins, we will clean the skin and then apply a thin layer of carbon paste to the face. This will quickly absorb any contaminants from within the pores and exfoliate the skin, while also reducing inflammation from any blemishes.

We’ll then pass the laser over the skin’s surface which instantly breaks down the carbon, and absorbs any impurities due to the warming effect of the laser.  When the laser has been passed over the face a few times, we’ll then gently remove the carbon mask with our short pulse Q-Switched laser.

It’s a relaxing procedure that simply requires you to sit back and drift off if you so wish. Your skin will be left plumper, firmer and soft to the touch. You’ll also notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles straight away, and a much more even skin tone.

The Carbon Laser Facial can be used to treat an array of skin concerns, including:

  • Oily and blemished skin
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Pigmentation.
  • Acne
  • Enlarged pores

Not at all. You may experience sensations similar to a very small prick.

The Carbon Laser Facial is a completely safe skin treatment, with no reports of major skin complications or painful side effects. Post-treatment, you may notice some slight redness, and experience some tingling, but this will both subside post-treatment.

No downtime is required, and you will be able to resume daily activities straight away.

The number of sessions needed is dependent on the size of the treatment area, and the desired effect. Usually, we recommend a course of 2-6 treatments, to take place every 2-3 weeks for the best in beautiful, long-lasting results.

Though you may experience some slight redness, this will clear up within a few hours, and can be soothed with some ZO Skin care. We recommend keeping the skin clean and dry while it’s red, but once this has cleared up, makeup can be worn. Try to avoid oily makeup however, as this will clog your pores again. Natural mineral foundations are always a good idea.

Results can be enhanced with minimal sun exposure, a reduction in stress and the absence of smoking. We recommend using SPF 50 sun cream to protect the area for at least 1 month following on from treatment, as failure to do so could result in hyperpigmentation.

If any blistering occurs, please call us for further help and advice. Keep the area as clean as possible and let it heal naturally. Do not pick the areas as scarring may occur.

The Carbon Laser Facial involves a carbon mask that draws out the skin’s impurities, chemical peels typically use acidic chemical compounds to penetrate the epidermis and exfoliate the top layers of your skin. However, to gain the same glistening results as the Carbon Peel, chemical peels require higher concentrations of various acids, therefore resulting in downtime as the skin recovers from swelling and redness.

The Carbon Laser Facial is also better for those with sensitive skin, not only due to the treatment process, but the effects on the skin. The carbon laser renews the skin via the heat generated from the laser treatment, whereas the chemical peel tends to achieve similar results via a chemical reaction. Those prone to breakouts and eczema would also find the Carbon Peel kinder to their skin to.

We focus on using only the best products and treatments that are fully supported and tested to the highest standard as well as being  FDA approved.

  • Avoid using any products on your skin that increase sensitivity, such as retinoids or exfoliants.
  • Avoid laser procedures or overexposure to the sun before treatment. This can damage the skin and increase sensitivity.
  • Don’t shave, wax, or use depilatories before the procedure. This can lead to an increase in skin sensitivity.
  • Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment  
  • Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before 
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner. 
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment 
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and Injectables including Fillers, Muscle inhibitors and Derma needling treatments. 
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment  
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breast feeding


  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours  
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc for 48 hours after treatment  
  • Avoid Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products for 7 days or until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following any sort of microdermabrasion treatment. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. usually 48 hours.
  • Hydrate the skin well  
  • Avoid chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, IPL Hair removal including waxing and Laser treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until the skin has fully recovered. 
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended.
  • Avoid Alcohol or vigorous exercise for 48 hours
  • Bruising may take place, especially after injectable treatments ( Profhilo/ Jalupro) arnica can be helpful to reduce this.
  • Report any redness, tenderness, swelling or worsening after 3 days.
  • Report any Blanching, mottled or severe pain 
  • Severe allergic reaction would include – Breathless, Wheezing, couching, swallowing, swelling of the tongue, lips, eyelids, stomach pains, nausea, diarrhoea or hoarseness of the voice. if you experience any of these symptoms call 999 or visit your local Emergency department.
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