Black Diamond/Carbon Laser Treatment
The Black Diamond Laser is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal-to-zero downtime and equal to 4 chemical peels. Also known as ‘Carbon laser skin rejuvenation’, ‘China Doll Peel’ or ‘Hollywood Peel’ it is highly beneficial for people of all skin types and colours and helps with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, and severe acne on the face or body. This specialised Laser Peel is a procedure for enhancing the skin’s radiance, promoting a smooth, glowing complexion and reducing pigmentation.
• Gently clear your pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
• Eliminates the need to extract comedones
• Simultaneously targets acne causing bacteria
• Shrinks your sebaceous glands for reduced oil production, congestion and outbreaks
• Decreases cyst size, papules and nodules
• Brighter more even complexion
• Reduces melasma
• A cleaner complexion
• Collagen and elastin stimulation
• Vascular treatment
• Exfoliates and refreshes
• Firmer skin
• Removes fine lines and wrinkles
How the carbon laser peel works
Carbon bonds to dead skin cells and penetrates pores: adhering to debris, oil and bacteria.
The laser is applied to the surface of the skin and the dark pigment from the carbon particles absorb the light. This light energy is converted into heat which in turn causes a mini explosion.
On the surface of the skin, as the explosion occurs the carbon is vaporized along with any bacteria, dirt, oil or dead skin cells. Because the pores are rapidly cleared – pores appear instantly smaller. The procedure also stimulates collagen production closing pores in the long run.
The carbon that has attached itself to dead and pigmentated skin are also removed improving pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
There’s very little discomfort or pain. The sensation has been described as a mild tingling or very slight pinch. No downtime. Just glowing skin which is truly clean.
What to Expect:
Instructions to follow Before treatment:
2-4 weeks before:
1-2 Days before:
Post Procedure Recommendations:
For 24 hours:
Instructions to follow after treatment:
Day 2 and thereafter:
Are there any side effects?
Generally the treated areas recover rapidly. However there are occasional side effects, which include:
Clients with the following conditions should consult their doctor before treatment. Clients who have:
conditions including, but not limited to: skin cancer, radiation, blood thinning medication, hepatitis, fever blisters, herpes, contagious/ non-contagious skin conditions, sunburns/ tan, auto-immune deficiency, immune deficiency, clotting abnormalities, burns, Botox, collagen fillers, implants, augmentations, prosthesis, skin graph, and any other condition, illness or procedure.
Treatment will be delayed in clients with a history of recent sun exposure (or who are visibly tanned) until all traces of suntan have faded to avoid post-treatment dyspigmentation
Treatment is initiated at the clinic but must be continued at home, on a daily basis as prescribed. Results are accelerated when professional treatments are maintained with homecare products.
The treatment must not be interrupted and cannot be combined with other products/ treatments, as the results and/ appearance of undesired effects cannot be predicted.
A customised range of products will be prescribed after a skin assessment has been conducted and a detailed medical history noted.
How many and how often will I need to come for treatments?
A course of treatments is required in order to see the desired benefit. This course will be customized according to the age/severity and cause of your condition.
Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.
The number of procedures depends on the individual skin condition. For example, four to six treatments may be needed for moderate conditions, while more stubborn conditions such as severe acne may require up to 10 procedures.
Maintenance treatments may also be required for conditions such as ageing skin: 2-4 refresher skin treatments are recommended every year.