PicoSure™ laser carbon facial peel is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses our specialized laser to rejuvenate the skin. By applying a layer of carbon to the skin before treatment with the laser, it improves our ability to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate collagen production. The picolaser carbon peel procedure is particularly effective for reducing the size of pores, treating acne, improving skin texture and tone, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help to address issues such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and age spots. The procedure is generally considered safe and has minimal downtime. Most people can return to normal activities, including the office, immediately after the treatment. It is important to follow post-treatment care instructions and avoid direct sun exposure to ensure optimal healing and results. (click on image for time-lapse video)
Why use carbon with the PicoSure™ laser ?
The carbon used in picolaser carbon peel treatment acts as a photo-enhancer for the laser, making the treatment more effective at targeting specific skin concerns. The carbon absorbs the laser and removes the dead skin cells, debris, and impurities that clog pores and contribute to uneven skin tone and texture. In addition to its photo-enhancing properties, carbon has a natural ability to absorb and remove excess oil, dirt, and other impurities from the skin. This helps to reduce the appearance of pores, making the skin look smoother and more refined. The carbon also helps to improve the penetration of the laser into the skin, allowing it to target deeper layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production. This can result in tighter, firmer skin and improved skin texture.
Show me the SCIENCE!
Studies show how the use of carbon can enhance the results of picolaser treatment:
- A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy in 2016 evaluated the use of picolaser carbon peel for the treatment of melasma in 30 patients. The study found that the treatment was effective in reducing pigmentation, with 80% of patients reporting improvement. The study also reported that the use of carbon improved the penetration of the laser energy into the skin, resulting in better treatment outcomes.
- A study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery in 2017 evaluated the use of picolaser carbon peel for the treatment of acne in 20 patients. The study found that the treatment was effective in reducing acne and improving skin texture and tone. The study also reported that the use of carbon improved the overall effectiveness of the treatment, as it helped to exfoliate the skin and remove impurities by allowing the laser energy to penetrate deeper into the skin.
- A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2019 evaluated the use of picolaser carbon peel for the treatment of acne in 25 patients. The study found that the treatment was effective in reducing acne and improving skin texture and tone. The study also reported that the use of carbon improved the overall effectiveness of the treatment, as it enhanced the absorption of the laser energy into the skin, resulting in better treatment outcomes.
Overall, these studies suggest that the use of carbon can enhance the effectiveness of picolaser treatment for the reduction of pigmentation, acne, fine wrinkles, and pore size, while improving skin tone and texture.
Does It Last?
The results of picolaser carbon peel treatment are cumulative and can be long-lasting as well. While the procedure helps to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, the degree of longevity will vary depending on various factors, including the individual's skin type, lifestyle habits, and how well they take care of their skin after the treatment. To maintain the best results, it is recommended to follow a regular skincare routine and avoid excessive sun exposure to beat back and even reverse the aging effects on your skin over time. Many people choose to have regular carbon peel treatments to maintain their results and continue to improve their skin's overall health and appearance. Some clients will elect to enhance results by including additional treatments with the skin rejuvenating focus lens as well.