A carbon laser facial is a type of treatment for the face and neck which leaves skin softer, firmer and smoother.
It is a non-invasive procedure and is sometimes called the Charcoal Facial, a Black Doll Facial or a Hollywood Peel.
Included in the treatment is a 15 minute complimentary Photodynamic LED Light Therapy. This treatment improves whitening & rejuvenation, acne removal & spot fading, anti-bacteria & oil control, tightening & anti-wrinkle, shrinks pores and offers deep repair of the skins tissues.
Prices For This Treatment
- Bronze Package - Stage 1 only - £75
- Silver Package - Stage 1 and 2 - £125
Face & Neck
- Bronze Package - Stage 1 only - £95
- Silver Package - Stage 1 and 2 - £145
Gold Package - Stage 1 and 2 plus a 10 minute facial massage using a specially selected collagen boosting serum from our MONU Skincare Range - £165
Gold Package - Stage 1 and 2 plus a 15 minute face and neck massage using a specially selected collagen boosting serum from our MONU Skincare Range - £185
10% off a block booking of 3 treatments
15% off a block booking of 6 treatments
*Consultation for all appointments take up to 30 minutes, including full consultation and patch test. A £50 deposit will be required to book your treatment which will then be deducted from the price if treatment is booked within 4 weeks.
Frequently asked questions
A carbon laser facial involves applying a layer of liquid carbon over the face, which penetrates deep into the pores. A laser blasts the carbon away, with the light highly attracted to carbon particles.
The carbon absorbs contaminants, and when the laser destroys the carbon it gets rid of these too. The laser is also said to remove dead skin cells, blackheads and oil. The process is meant to exfoliate the skin, supposedly reducing pore size, evening out skin tone as well as making the skin softer and appear more radiant.
The facial is said to be particularly beneficial for people with oily skin, as it reduces acne-causing bacteria and shrinks sebaceous, or oil, glands.
The laser treatment is suitable for all ages and can lighten age spots and dark spots, fade freckles, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, shrink pores, and remove blackheads and acne.
It can also lift and tighten the skin, improve elasticity, moisturise and give a bright and radiant complexion.
As the laser penetrates the deep layers of the skin, it is meant to stimulate collagen production, meaning firmer, more youthful looking skin.
The benefits of the treatment are said to include:
■ Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
■ Tightens dilated pores
■ Reduces acne, scars and post-acne discolouration
■ Removes dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
■ Stimulates collagen growth
■ Improves skin texture
■ Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
In terms of a treatment regiment, its all down to you and what you feel comfortable with. Many of our customers choose to have the facial treatment before special occasions, such as before a wedding. Usually they’ll get the treatment one week before the event. Other customers chose to have more than one treatment when they see regeneration of collagen in their skin to achieve a long term effect. Waiting time between the treatments are a minimum of 2 weeks.
The 2 Stages Of Carbon Laser Facial
Carbon paste will be applied to your face, outside your peri-orbital rim and excluding the skin close to your lips. The carbon paste will then be left to dry; whilst it is drying it is absorbed by the outer layer of you skin (the dead skin cells), the paste also adheres to the lining of open pores.
When the paste has been absorbed the laser will be applied to your skin; with a very short pulse it will be fired aiming at the carbon paste. When it interacts with the carbon paste it will make the paste vaporise together with the dead skin on your face. When the paste is vaporised, slight heat is generated, which penetrates the dermis slightly leading to collagen denaturation. When denaturation occurs it “freezes” the collagen and elastin fibers for a short time before they start to regenerate that can lead to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Immediately your skin will appear fresher and the pore size reduced. With the first treatment you’ll often see that blackheads and whiteheads are removed.
The second stage of the facial treatment is optional, and can be used as an extra boost for the denaturation of the collagen in your skin, when the laser is fired at the skin with no carbon paste it can penetrate deeper causing a micro injury to the collagen and elastin fibers which will lead to a further reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This can be done to your entire face or you can choose to use it only on target areas such as crowsfeet.