HOLLYWOOD CARBON LASER PEEL
The Hollywood Carbon Laser Peel is a skin resurfacing facial treatment that uses carbon and a specialized laser technology called Spectra ™ to treat skin imperfections such as acne, acne scars, sun/brown spots, melasma, enlarged pores and skin texture.
Lutronic's Hollywood Spectra is the world’s leading and most advanced ultra-short pulse 1064/532nm Q-switch Nd:Yag laser which has been found to be the gold-standard treatment for Melasma (a skin condition characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots) and hyperpigmentation.
This treatment elevates the basic facial, due to the increased depth to which the laser can reach. The laser deeply exfoliates the skin, inactivates overactive oil glands, break down scar tissue and stimulates collagen production, resulting in firm, youthful, even toned skin and a brighter complexion.
Also known as a “pre-event facial,” the Hollywood Carbon Laser Peel has been popularized by celebrities that have requested this treatment before walking the red carpet. It can be delivered as a single refresher treatment option — or for those with specific skin concern, a customized series of treatments can be done to address the problem.
Whether you have a wedding, a high school reunion, or another big event coming up, you’ll get noticeable results instantly with zero downtime.
How does Hollywood Carbon Peel work?
This treatment is a 3 step process that takes around 30 - 45 minutes from start to finish. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as a lunchtime peel.
After thoroughly cleansing, we spread a layer of liquid carbon onto your face. The carbon absorbs oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from deep within the pores. We wait for about10 minutes for the liquid carbon to dry.
Then we do the first pass of Spectra laser all over the treatment area. This heats up the carbon, binding it to the skin.
If you have very sensitive skin or dark patches like melasma, this step may be skipped.
Then on a higher-energy setting, the laser will be used to break down the liquid carbon into tiny particles. It may look like smoke is evaporating off your face, but it is the carbon with attached oil, dead skin and impurities. A few more passes may be made in accordance with the condition we are trying to treat.
Finally, a hydrating sheet mask is used to boost hydration and sunscreen is applied to protect from any UV damage before you walk out. You should immediately see brighter, glowing skin and tighter pores.
Is Hollywood Carbon Peel painful ?
No, it is a painless, non-invasive treatment. Most patients report a rubber band snapping sensation during the laser pass followed by a slight warm sensation of the skin afterward. This warm sensation stays for a maximum of 60 minutes after treatment and then calms down. Overall, it is not an uncomfortable treatment at all.
How long does Hollywood Carbon Peel take to show results?
You should see results immediately. Most patients report seeing brighter, glowing skin and tighter pores. However, with certain skin conditions such as acne scars melasma etc., a series of 3 - 4 treatments is required to see best results. These results will also continue to improve with each subsequent treatment.
Acne and Acne scars will improve by up to 60% by the 4th treatment, and up to 90% by the 6th treatment (according to a case study)
Moreover, as our body collagen takes 6 - 12 weeks to remodel, you will notice your skin quality (more firm and plump) gradually improving over this period of time.
How should I prepare for my Hollywood Carbon Peel?
We recommend our clients to temporarily discontinue any retinol, retinoids, vit A creams 3-5 days prior to the treatment. Additionally avoid any blood thinning medications or supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), Gingko Biloba, or Ginseng prior to treatment. This will help minimize any inflammation after the procedure. Protection of the skin again UV radiation immediately after treatment is very important to avoid any post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Sun protection should be diligently applied for at least 10 - 14 days, but ideally every day moving forward.
Does Hollywood Carbon Peel involve any downtime?
This procedure involves absolutely no downtime and is often referred to as a "red carpet ready" treatment. Occasionally some clients with sensitive skin can experience a little redness and if this is the case it will settle within a few hours.
What skin conditions can the Hollywood Carbon Peel treat?
Enlarged and clogged pores
Fine lines and wrinkles