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How does carbon peeling work?

One of the most frequently performed skin care treatments is peeling, whose main task is to cleanse the skin. Increasingly popular is the carbon peeling, which uses the beneficial effects of laser and the properties of coal. What does it look like, how does it work and what does it consist in? Check.

How does carbon peeling treatment look like?

First, the skin must be thoroughly cleansed and makeup washed off. Then carbon emulsion is rubbed in and such a mask is left on the skin for about 10-15 minutes. During this time active carbon is absorbed. Then the cosmetologist uses a special laser that produces a light beam with appropriate parameters. Here the carbon particles are the absorbing material for the laser light. Laser carbon peeling does not last long and is painless – during it you may feel a slight pinching

Effect of carbon peeling

After the procedure, which is carbon peeling, the effects can be seen almost immediately, although it is recommended to perform several sessions. The laser causes microexplosion of carbon emulsion droplets, which gives the effect of exfoliation and smoothing the skin along with its imperfections and impurities. In addition, the laser stimulates cells to increased synthesis of collagen fibers, resulting in the skin becoming firmer and more resistant to mechanical damage or aging process. Laser stimulation of collagen affects the more efficient restoration of damaged cells, reducing seborrhea and improving overall elasticity.

Activated charcoal shows the ability to attract and absorb toxins, excess sebum or keratinized epidermis, so they can be efficiently and thoroughly removed. Additionally, it is indicated on the brightening, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action of coal peeling. After the treatment, the skin is noticeably and visibly cleansed and smoothed. The pores close and the skin is ready for further care. As a result of such peeling, active ingredients of other cosmetics are absorbed much better.

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Indications for charcoal peeling

Popular indications for the procedure are:

  • enlarged pores,
  • fine mimic wrinkles, first signs of skin aging,
  • discoloration,
  • dull skin tone,
  • oily skin with excessive sebum secretion,
  • minor inflammations,
  • blackheads, pimples, uneven skin tone,
  • acne.

Carbon laser peeling meets the expectations of even very demanding customers. It improves the condition of the skin in case of all the above problems, as well as many others. In order to achieve the desired results it is necessary to prepare properly for it.

Contraindications to carbon peeling

It is not always possible to perform carbon peeling. The procedure is not recommended in case of:

  • diabetes,
  • pregnancy,
  • connective tissue diseases,
  • vitiligo,
  • psoriasis,
  • active viral infections such as herpes,
  • lactation period,
  • very sensitive skin that could be irritated by laser light
  • cancer,
  • chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Inform your cosmetologist of any contraindications before the procedure.

How to prepare for a carbon peel?

Approximately 3 weeks before the treatment and 2 weeks after the treatment give up sunbathing. also, 2 weeks before the treatment do not use any other scrubs and drink at least 1.5 liters of water every day. This promotes better skin regeneration and intensifies the treatment results

Don’t drink alcohol on the day of the peeling because it dries out the skin and can have a negative effect on the results. A cosmetologist will give you all the information about skin care after coal peeling, but remember the basic rules: during sunny days use sunscreen, and every day 2-3 times a day use moisturizing creams

Immediately after the treatment do not apply cosmetics. Charcoal peeling can be performed even several times a year, but the minimum interval between treatments should not be less than a month.

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