What is a Hollywood Carbon Peel?
The Hollywood Carbon Peel is a low to no downtime laser treatment that helps rejuvenate the skin. A carbon gel/cream is applied to the patient’s skin post cleansing. A Q-Switched laser is then used to target the pigment in the carbon. The carbon is vaporized and the tissue underneath is heated resulting in tighter, brighter, and smoother skin.
How many treatments are recommended?
Although patients will have the greatest results with 3 or more treatments, benefits can be seen after only one treatment. The Hollywood Carbon Peel is great a day or two prior to an event when you want improved tone, texture, and brighter.
How much downtime is there after a Hollywood Carbon Peel?
There is little to no downtime after this treatment. It is actually commonly called the “Lunchtime Facial” because of how gentle this treatment is. Patients may have some slight redness after the treatment but this usually resolves within the hour. You may return to work or to your daily activities after the treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Most patients describe the sensation as warm and tingly. Some may feel a rubber band snapping sensation. Most patients tolerate the treatment with no numbing agents applied.