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Some carbon ‘DATING’

Published : Dec 20, 2016, 12:12 am IST
Updated : Dec 20, 2016, 7:33 am IST

On the lookout for an instant glow? The introduction of carbon creams in laser facials help achieve the same...

Picture of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley used for representational purposes only.
 Picture of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley used for representational purposes only.

Carbon laser facial is a special technique, which entails using the fractional q switched laser (called helios). This is done for facial toning after application of carbon cream on the skin.  

Beauty treatments are garnering steady momentum in Asian countries. With most women, of all ages, wanting to turn up well, the industry is witnessing a boom with laser facials — which were once a popular concept only in the west. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Melissa George have allegedly tried the advance treatment.

The carbon laser facial is popular for myriad reasons.

It is not steeply priced in comparison to the other beauty treatments.

The procedure helps rectify three of the most common skin woes in one go – fairness, hair reduction, pre-size and acne reduction.

The treatment is absolutely safe, painless and has no down time.

The special effect of this treatment comes from the application of a specialised carbon cream 15-20 minutes prior to the procedure. The cream not only helps achieve an even distribution of laser beam, but also facilitates deeper penetration of it into the sebaceous glands, thus, reducing the acne breakout, hair growth and pigmentation problems. A session will approximately cost `8000. But, you needn’t come in for another session for at least six months.

One of the biggest pluses of this procedure is how it has zero downtime. There could be a case of slight redness — on those with super sensitive skin. But the redness subsides in an hour or two. This is perhaps why the facial is  also referred to as the ‘Lunch Hour fix’.

The treatment can be done at any age.  Ideally, it is best done when one needs an instant glow, coupled with a rejuvenation effect. While there are minimal chances of infections, it is always advised to consult an aesthetician before going ahead.

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