Oily skin is a problem all around the world. It is particularly common in South East Asian countries, including Singapore. Oily skin is a product of overactive sebaceous glands, which produce oils to the extent that they cover your skin in shiny grease that is unappealing. This excessive sebum is typically because of the following factors:
- Genetic factors
- Over exposure to sun light
- Excessive hormonal stimulation in times of stress
- Over-cleansing of the face leading to dryness and compensatory oil production
- Inappropriate use of products
- Excessive consumption of dairy products and oily foods
The excessive sebum leads to clogged pores which causes acne. The carbon laser treatment has become a popular treatment methods for individuals dealing with oily and acne-prone skin.
Purpose for Carbon Laser Rejuvenation Treatment
There are many benefits to this method of treatment. The treatment cleanses your skin and absorbs the oil or any contaminants within your pores. When the laser passes over the area, it will destroy the carbon particles within your pores. Consequently, this also destroys the contaminants that had been absorbed.
The laser also destroys dead skin cells and blackheads within your pores. This gives your skin radiance and an even skin tone that may not have been present prior to the treatment. It also reduces the size of your pores, reducing the likelihood of blackheads forming again.
The carbon peel laser stimulates collagen production, removing wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin will look and feel healthier and cleaner.
Finally, the treatment destroys acne and the oils that causes it, declogging your pores and reducing the amount of oil production in your body.
How it Works
A thin layer of carbon peel is applied over the treatment area. After a few minutes, the carbon gets absorbed into the skin and combines with the congested particles in your pores. The laser is then moved across the skin and gently vacuums the carbon particles. As it does this, the laser will exfoliate your skin and remove the contaminants in your pores. As the laser does its work, you will experience a warm sensation and hear the occasional popping sound. The explosions are designed to heat your skin as it is exfoliated and unclogged, as well as stimulate collagen growth. The procedure takes about ten minutes and the laser completely safe. You can return for a treatment every 3-4 weeks.
Once the procedure has been completed, our clinic assistants apply in-house creams that are formulated to soothe, protect, and moisturize the skin. You may notice slight redness to your skin, this is due to the heat from the laser. Other than this, majority of our patients do not experience any side-effects. That being said, we recommend that you avoid direct exposure to sunlight as a precaution.