Lasers can land a serious punch in our fight against acne, especially when three lasers are combined to target acne at the source and reduce recurrent breakouts. Another effective treatment, especially for oily skin, is the carbon laser peel.
This treatment combines the power of the Fractional CO2 Laser, Long Pulsed Laser, and Fractional Erbium Laser. During Fractional CO2 Laser treatments, carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers target the water within the skin cells, removing the old layer of skin to reveal new, fresh skin. This replacement of skin and subsequent collagen production also helps to lighten acne scars over time.
The Fractional CO2 Laser uses computer-generated, pixelated, and electronically-generated grids to target small microscopic areas over the face (20%-40% of surface area). These lasers remove the superficial to middle layers of the skin in tiny dots all over the face to promote new skin growth, stimulate collagen, and even help remove superficial pigmentation as well. Because the targetted areas are microscopic, the unaffected areas help to heal the affected areas, reducing the downtime from two weeks to five days.
The Erbium Laser operates the same way as the CO2 laser except that it uses a wavelength that targets mainly the superficial layer of the skin. When combined, these two laser treatments work synergistically to ensure a complete full-face resurfacing, from the superficial layer of the skin all through to its middle layer.
The third laser — the Long Pulsed Laser — is used to firm the skin through stimulation of collagen production through cells in the skin called fibroblasts. The laser also targets haemoglobin within the blood vessels, removing fine veins and redness caused by inflammation and acne.
A carbon laser peel is a laser treatment that is effective against oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, pigment, fine lines, and acne on the face or body. A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pores. Laser light is highly attracted to the carbon particles, and when the laser is passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, oil and other contaminants with it. This method works well on active acne.
The laser peel is also an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh your skin, providing an instantly refreshed appearance and leaving skin feeling soft, smooth, and firm.
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