Carbon Laser Facial

Carbon Laser Facial is a fast and painless procedure done to help improve the look of skin. It’s used primarily by people with oily skin, acne, and enlarged or clogged pores. This treatment is also beneficial if you’re starting to see the effects of sun damage to your skin.

Why Carbon Laser Facial

Carbon Laser Facial deeply exfoliate skin. They also help stimulate collagen production. Carbon Laser Facial are used to treat:

  • acne
  • acne pigmentation
  • acne scarring
  • enlarged and clogged pores
  • melasma
  • photoaging
  • fine lines and wrinkles

Chemical peels also treat these skin conditions, but here are some of the main differences between the two:

  • Carbon laser facial use heat instead of chemicals for results
  • Carbon laser facial requires no downtime
  • People with sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema will usually experience less redness and irritation after a carbon laser facial than from a chemical peel.

How does it work?

Your provider will recommend that you stop using retinols for around one week before your treatment. You should also use sunscreen daily during this time. Carbon laser facial is a multi-part process that takes around 45 minutes from start to finish.


Here’s what you can expect from this treatment:

  1. Your provider will spread a layer of liquid carbon onto your face. The carbon absorbs oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from deep within the pores.
  2. You’ll wait for about 10- 15 minutes for the liquid carbon to dry.
  3. After the carbon has dried, your provider will give you eye shields to protect your eyes from the laser.
  4. Your provider will pass a laser, such as the Nd:YAG, over the skin on a low-energy setting. This heats up the carbon, binding it to the epidermis.
  5. If you have very sensitive skin or dark patches like Melasma, your doctor may recommend skipping the heating step. The laser also heats up sub-dermal tissue, boosting collagen and plumping up fine lines.
  6. On a higher-energy setting, the laser will be used to fragment the liquid carbon into tiny particles.
  7. A smoke evaporator attached to the laser will remove the carbon as well as the debris and impurities it contains.
  8. Your provider may also apply a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen to your skin after treatment.

You should immediately see brighter, glowing skin and tighter pores. If you have sensitive skin, you may experience a slight pinking or reddening of the skin. This usually lasts for one hour or less.

When will I see results?

Carbon Laser Facials are typically very effective for improving the look of oily skin and large pores. If you have severe acne or acne scarring, it may take several treatments before you see full results. Fine lines and wrinkles should also be visibly diminished after one or more treatments.

In one case study a young woman with severe pustular, cystic acne received six peel treatments two weeks apart.

Significant improvements were seen by the fourth treatment. After the sixth treatment, her acne was reduced by 90 percent. These long-lasting results were still apparent at a follow-up visit two months later.

Like chemical peels, carbon laser facial won’t provide permanent results. You may need ongoing treatments in order to sustain the benefits of each. Carbon laser facials may be repeated every two to three weeks. This period of time allows for ample collagen regeneration between treatments.

Everyone’s skin is different. Talk to your doctor or licensed aesthetician about how many treatments you should anticipate needing before you start to reap full benefits.