My Experience with the New Carbon Laser Facial

The Carbon Laser Facial has been all over my TikTok For You page for weeks now, and I was so intrigued by the amazing results it seemed to deliver. But let's be honest, it also looked a bit intimidating! So, I decided to take the plunge and try it out for myself. Spoiler alert: I'm already booking my next appointment! 

What is a Carbon Laser Facial? 

The carbon laser facial, also known as the China Doll facial or Hollywood facial, is a non-invasive laser treatment that promises clearer, smoother, and brighter skin. Here's the science behind it: 

  • Your eyebrows are taped up to protect the pigment from being targeted by the laser. Glasses are also provided for your safety. 
  • A thin layer of medical-grade carbon cream is applied to your face. 
  • The laser beams target the carbon particles, which absorb the laser's energy. 
  • As the carbon breaks down, it takes with it dead skin cells, oil, and other impurities. 
  • The laser heat also stimulates collagen production, leaving your skin plumper and firmer. 

My Experience 

I was looking for a treatment that would give me that glowy, event-ready skin, so I headed to Skintopia in Takapuna to see the experts. The consultation was very thorough to ensure I was a good candidate for the treatment, and then they took me to the treatment room. 

I'll admit, I was a bit nervous! The videos I'd seen online made it look a bit like tattoo removal. But during the treatment itself, I could have almost fallen asleep! All I could really feel was a slight warming sensation and a very light flicking sensation. It was totally comfortable and not at all what I was expecting. 

After the treatment, my face was a little red, but that subsided within a few hours. I was told to avoid hot showers, strenuous exercise, and anything else that might irritate my skin for 24 hours. I also stuck to a very simple skincare routine for the next few days and avoided wearing makeup for the following day. 

The Results 

I was so incredibly happy with the results! My skin looked absolutely radiant and glowy, exactly what I was hoping for. I even got compliments on my skin from people who had never seen me without makeup before! 

I do have some post-acne pigmentation, and it actually looked a bit more noticeable the day after the treatment. But I was assured by the skin therapist that this was because the laser had brought it to the surface of the skin so it could be treated. Now, a couple of weeks later, that pigmentation is definitely lighter and less noticeable than before the treatment. 

Overall, my skin still looks amazing! It's smoother, clearer, and brighter than before. If you're looking for a treatment that can give you a real boost of confidence, I would absolutely recommend the carbon laser facial. 

Here are some additional things to keep in mind: 

  • The carbon laser facial is not a one-time treatment. For best results, you'll need a series of sessions. 
  • It's important to consult with a Skintopia Professional Skin Therapist before getting any laser treatment. 
  • The carbon laser facial is not suitable for everyone. People with certain skin conditions may not be good candidates. 

If you're curious about whether the carbon laser facial is right for you, I encourage you to do your research and talk to the team at Skintopia. But if you're looking for a treatment that can deliver real results, I highly recommend giving it a try! 

Want to see the carbon laser facial in action? Click here to watch my experience!


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