Carbon Laser Peels vs Chemical Peels: What’s The Difference?

You may have heard about carbon laser peels or chemical peels and how they can help with one’s acne woes.

A carbon laser peel, also known as the “Hollywood Peel”, uses a carbon cream mask before the laser treatment to absorb impurities.

During the laser treatment, the light from the laser beam breaks down the carbon cream, causing multiple tiny ‘explosions’ of carbon particles that both exfoliate the skin and remove impurities that the carbon cream has absorbed.

This process also releases a smaller amount of heat, stimulating collagen production, reducing acne inflammation and lightening acne scars.

A chemical peel, on the other hand, is a chemical formulation that is applied to the skin and left for a controlled amount of time to take effect, before being cleansed off.

Both types of peels are great in rejuvenating skin by:

  • Reducing acne breakouts and inflammation
  • Controlling oily skin
  • Minimising pore size and unclogs pores
  • Lightening pigmentation and acne scars
  • Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Exfoliating dead skin cells
  • Improving skin texture and tone

However, there are a few differences between both types of peels. We break them down for you here:

Method of Achieving Results
While both the carbon laser peel and chemical peel can give similar results, the main difference lies in how these results are achieved.

The carbon laser peel tends to rejuvenate skin via the heat generated from the laser treatment, whereas the chemical peel tends to achieve similar results via a chemical reaction.

As a result of the varying mechanisms, those prone to eczema or who have sensitive skin may be better suited for a carbon laser peel.

Amount of Downtime
Depending on the strength of a chemical peel, there might be a couple of days of downtime – so plan your social calendar accordingly!

On the other hand, a carbon laser peel can tackle your acne skin concerns with no downtime! You’ll be free to carry on with your daily routine after your treatment. Some might experience slight facial redness, but this can be easily covered with makeup.

We hope this clears up any confusion you may have over carbon laser peels and chemical peels! For more information on our carbon laser peels or chemical peels, call us at +656738 4700, email us, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

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