We have often heard of laser and carbon treatments for various skin imperfections, defects, and concerns. Now, we have a skin treatment that comprises both these technologies to eradicate skin issues. Carbon Laser Peel is a treatment that aims to revitalize, refresh, and exfoliate your skin to cancel out impurities and make it look healthier and youthful. 

What Is a Carbon Laser Peel? 

This skin procedure is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that combines the power of laser and carbon to address various skin issues, including acne scars, clogged pores, uneven tone, and dull, dry, and textured skin. This procedure differs from traditional chemical peels but produces similar results on a deeper level. Instead of using chemicals, a carbon peel utilizes heat delivered via lasers on top of a carbon mask. This procedure is a better choice for individuals with sensitive skin as the rate of side effects is minimal. Unlike a chemical peel, there’s less risk of redness and irritation. A carbon solution is combined with lasers to remove the top layers of skin, revealing the fresher skin beneath. Moreover, carbon laser peel is a painless procedure that doesn’t require any extended downtime that surgical procedures limit us to.  

What Can It Treat?

There are a variety of skin conditions that may benefit from carbon laser peeling. But the magnitude of treatment results can differ based on your skin condition. However, this skin procedure works best for mild to moderate issues and is not always the ideal choice for severe skin problems. Still, one of the most common reasons people try a carbon peel is to treat acne and its scars. It targets current breakouts, pigmentation, and scarring left behind by past breakouts. A carbon peel is also suitable for reducing pore size and clearing clogged pores. It works for lightening pigmentation on your skin and for dark spots that arise due to age and sun exposure. For people who want to slow down the signs of aging, a carbon peel can help. It works to soften and blur fine lines and wrinkles. Because carbon peels are ideal for sensitive skin, so it’s often a better choice for those with eczema and rosacea. A carbon peel isn’t suitable for everyone. Talk it over with your dermatologist to determine if it’s a viable solution for caring for your skin. 

How Does the Procedure Work?

First of all, with all non-surgical skin treatments, knowing what to expect is a crucial aspect. You cannot undergo any procedure and have unrealistic expectations. You can see visible and instant results, but some conditions require more than one treatment, so your esthetician can prescribe two treatments for you customized accordingly. At Cutera Aesthetics, we offer economical rates for carbon laser peel treatments and provide satisfactory services through a team of professional estheticians. 

The first step is to apply the carbon solution. This is usually done via a dark-colored lotion due to the presence of carbon. The lotion is left to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes. It collects the sebum, debris, and product build-up on your skin during this time. Because the treatment is painless, you won’t need any numbing cream on your face. Next, a laser is passed over the surface of your skin. This heats the carbon solution and helps it remove impurities and exfoliate your face. The warmth of the laser depends on your skin type. The next step is to aim a pulsed laser at your skin. This destroys the carbon and any impurities left behind on your skin. The heat also starts the healing process and boosts collagen production. The result is younger-looking skin that’s plumper, smoother, and healthier. 

Recovery

The good news is that a carbon peel doesn’t require any downtime, and recovery is minimal. You may notice a slight redness across the surface of your skin, but this is usually minor and resolves quickly. Immediately following treatment, you’ll need to use gentle skincare products. You will also want to wear sunscreen to limit further irritation caused by the sun. For about a week after the treatment, you should avoid using any other exfoliating products and those that contain retinol. 

Collagen boosting products can enhance the results of your carbon peel. Most patients return to normal activities as soon as their carbon laser peel is completed. There’s no need to schedule time off to recover, and most people probably won’t notice that you’ve had the treatment done. You will probably see an improvement right away since a carbon peel exfoliates. That means smoother, cleaner skin immediately after the carbon solution is washed away. 

Side Effects of Laser Carbon Peeling

A carbon laser peel’s most noticeable side effects are redness and a slight tingling sensation. This is usually short-lived and not severe enough to require any additional care. While the risk of side effects after a carbon peel is small, it’s always best to have the treatment performed by a professional. This reduces the risk and ensures the best results. If you notice any other side effects, inform your doctor immediately.

Usually, skin problems start because of active acne, which is among the most common skin issues in the world and can start as soon as a person hits puberty. Clogged pores, poor hygiene, and hormonal changes are all common factors that lead to acne breakouts. Although the battle with acne is tiring, even if a person successfully wins the fight, acne leaves its reminders in the form of stubborn acne scars that wear down the skin. Several skin treatments, including micro-needling, claim to eliminate stubborn scars and permanent marks from the skin to make it clear, firm, and smooth. 

Also known as collagen induction therapy, this skin procedure focuses on increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin.  Skin imperfections, such as acne, scars, aging signs, pigmentation, etc., can change how our skin looks. We always want to have youthful, fresh, rejuvenated, and attractive skin. However, the external factors present in our surroundings and the wheel of time constantly take their toll on our skins. Usually, we are left with uneven, textured, hyperpigmented, and scarred skin that can change our lives from a social interaction standpoint. 

Micro-needling: Address Skin Defects and Promote Healthy Skin?

The micro-needling procedure is pretty much how it sounds. It uses micro-needles to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin using controlled injuries at a pre-determined rate. This skin treatment is called collagen induction therapy because it focuses on increasing the rate of collagen production naturally. Collagen and elastin are base components that give our skin its structure, shape, and texture. But aging ultimately causes this production to decline, causing visible changes in the skin appearance and texture. Aging signs, such as wrinkles and fine lines, are also a result of collagen deficiency. 

As we age, the healthier rate of cell turnover slows down, and collagen absence makes it hard for the skin cells to sustain their firmness and smoothness. Skin folds and creases start appearing and deepen as we live the rest of our lives. But with skin treatments like micro-needling, we can kickstart our skin’s healing response and increase collagen levels to improve skin appearance. This controlled skin injury induces rapidly-healing micropunctures with subsequent stimulation of collagen and elastin fiber production, resulting in skin remodeling.

Microneedling was initially developed as a tool for skin rejuvenation. However, it is now being used for several indications, which include: various forms of scars, alopecias, drug delivery, hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and more. It is occasionally combined with the delivery of radiofrequency energy, which is thought to enhance dermal remodeling for skin tightening and revival.

Effective Option to Address Acne Scars and Other Skin Imperfections 

Microneedling is a commonly-used procedure in dermatology. It is a safe and relatively inexpensive alternative to other forms of skin rejuvenation that is well-tolerated with minimal downtime. Unlike invasive skin treatments, micro-needling allows the patient to achieve instant and effective results with minimal pain. It does not hurt too much but is tolerable and provides visible results. However, this treatment is not a single-go procedure but requires multiple sessions for maximum effects. 

So how does micro-needling target collagen production? The micro-needles create micro-wounds that stimulate our body’s natural healing process and speed up the healing to eliminate injuries. However, in an attempt to soothe the skin and thoroughly heal it, collagen is needed, and cells start their rapid synthesis that later eliminates any skin imperfections such as scars, etc. This dermal remodeling is done to promote healthier-looking and firm skin. 

This procedure is FDA-approved and is safely administered by our professional doctors and estheticians at Cutera Aesthetics. We pay utmost attention to our client’s needs and preferences. The procedure is customizable, and needle depths are usually pre-determined according to the desired results. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation. 

Extensive Benefits of Micro-Needling for the Skin 

Today, microneedling has gained popularity for its growing list of benefits. It is said to rejuvenate and plump the skin with minimal discomfort and downtime and can be adjusted to fit each person’s needs. The procedure promotes healthy skin, so you do not necessarily have to wait for skin imperfections to get this treatment. You can get it in your mid-twenties to boost your skin’s cellular functionality. Premature aging has become another common issue nowadays because of constant exposure to the sun and lack of proper skincare. Some benefits of microneedling can include:

  • reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars
  • reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • reducing enlarged pores
  • reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, or dark spots
  • smoothing uneven skin tone
  • improving skin elasticity
  • reducing the appearance of stretch marks
  • reducing the appearance of scars
  • promoting hair growth in people with alopecia
  • Microneedling is considerably less expensive than laser therapy and may work better for some people. 

Our face is the most important part of our physical appearance. Thys, facial skin holds a great deal of vitality in forming our personality and physical appeal. Aging is an inevitable phenomenon that takes its toll on the skin by making it saggy, droopy, and increasing skin creases and lines. These aging signs can alter the shape and structure of your skin, making it unattractive. Youthful skin resonates with beauty and charm and captivates attention. In comparison, laxing skin does the exact opposite. Therefore, aesthetic skin treatments like thread lifts have seen a rapid rise in their demand to address aging signs and skin sagginess. 

Thread lifts are the latest in non-surgical and minimally invasive skin-rejuvenating procedures. The results are amazing, considering the procedure is instantly effective and can make a visible difference in terms of skin appearance. Moreover, the recovery time is far less than that of traditional face-lift surgery or other surgical approaches. A thread lift is also an exceptional preventive anti-aging procedure. If you are just beginning to notice the aging signs, such as fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your face, you may want to consider a thread lift. Thread lifts have a complete history of rejection and improvement, and the procedure has come a long way from where it started. The older technology used plastic threads that led to awful skin side effects. However, the technology has advanced, and the modern-day thread lift procedures are much safer and more effective. 

How Do Thread Lifts Provide Shape and Structure to the Face?

Thread lifts use polydioxanone (PDO) threads that are medically safe for the skin and dissolve after some time without causing severe side effects. During a thread lift procedure, threads made of transparent polydioxanone material are inserted into your skin, just below the surface, by a large needle that carries the thread to the right level. These threads are inserted via needles and have grabbers that attach to the skin and pull it to lift and smooth it. Because of the needle’s and threads’ deep placement, the skin can be reshaped and restructured to create a less saggy appearance.

These threads not only actively help with sagging skin, but the micro-injuries that the needles make whole inserting the threads are also responsible for boosting collagen production. The thread is made of a dissolving material, so the risk of infection is also almost non-existent. 

What Areas Benefit From A Thread Lift?

We cannot compare the results of surgical and non-surgical skin treatments. However, wouldn’t it be best to choose a procedure that can show effective and visible results and address our concerns instantly without requiring long surgical approaches and extended downtimes? Similar is the case with thread lifts; the procedure is safe and quick and can promise a visible reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin. The areas that benefit the most but are not limited to are your jowls, face, and neck. You can have thread lifts performed on other areas of your body, as well. Just about anywhere you have skin can benefit from a thread lift. Your breasts, buttocks, décolletage, and even saggy knees can be tightened and toned in appearance with a thread lift.

Who is the best candidate for a thread lift?

Those who get the better results from a thread lift are typically between 30 and 60 when skin or people in their mid-twenties as they start developing aging signs. Older patients, and those with a lot of sagging skin, perhaps from excessive weight loss, cannot benefit from this procedure as much as they’d want to. A thread lift is a great way to boost collagen production to prevent early aging. Your procedure is performed under local anesthesia, which means you stay awake. Risks associated with general anesthesia are of no concern with a thread lift. Recovery time is minimal, and there is no need for much advance prep.

Very Little Downtime Required

Compared with the traditional surgical face-lift, your healing, which might have some early discomfort, will be pretty much a non-event. You can expect pain, bruising, and swelling for the first few days after the procedure, and you’ll probably want to take advantage of your prescription for pain pills. You won’t be able to wash your face or resume your regular skin care regimen for the first 12 hours. Drink plenty of water, and get your rest. Because the technique is so advanced, and the thread material dissolves, there will be little to no scarring. Any scars that do form will be virtually invisible. You can expect the results to last up to six months, although this depends on the boost you get from the collagen production.

Rejuvenate your skin 

You may not be ready for an all-in surgical face-lift, but you’d like to rejuvenate your skin. You’re tired of looking tired and far too young for the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. The thread lift offers you the perfect solution: tighter, firmer, younger-looking skin through a minimally invasive procedure with a short recovery time. No wonder everyone is talking about thread lifts. If you want to revive the wheel of time and utilize this treatment, Cutera Aesthetics will be more than happy to assist you in your journey towards a younger-looking, firm,  and smooth skin.