What is the Hollywood Carbon Peel?

Carbon Peel by Dr. BCK Patel
Results of carbon peel to the face in Fitzpatrick type 2 skin
Carbon Peel by Dr. BCK Patel MD
Results of a carbon peel improving texture, fine lines and pigmentation

Smooth, unblemished skin always looks the best. Makeup stays on better and one does not have to struggle with covering up pigment spots, vessels, irregular lesions, etc. Many of the changes from day-to-day wear-and-tear, sun damage, dryness and microabrasions result in such changes.

The long-pulse Nd:YAG laser can be administered in various durations: 300 msec, 600 msec, Nanoseconds and Picoseconds. It has been found that using these long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG lasers, one can cause changes in the deep dermis which gives an improvement in surface irregularities: in other words, improvement of the superficial wrinkles.

In order to improve the area of the epidermis, carbon is applied to the face, neck or chest and allowed to soak into the pores and skin irregularities. Application of the Nd:YAG laser has been shown to eradicate this carbon and causing local tissue changes which result in an improvement in the texture, pores and color of the skin. This has been termed the “Hollywood Carbon Peel” because it is very popular before big occasions as the treatment has no downtime.

Dark circles around the eyelids treated by Dr BCK Patel MD of Salt Lake City and St George, Utah using advanced picosecond laser and peels

Reduction of pores and skin irregularitis with the Picosecond laser using a combined Carbon Peel and Direct deep tissue manipulation with the laser

Before & after Carbon laser for pores

An example of excellent reduction in pore size with the use of the picosecond laser in the fractionated mode combined with the carbon. There is an improvement in the pores, texture and color of the skin

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With repeat treatments, a substantial improvement in pores and skin irregularities may be achieved.

What Causes Dark Eyelid Circles?

Most races suffer from dark circles, especially on the lower lids, but also on upper eyelids and below the brows. They are often racial and familial. They are caused by a number of factors including hyperpigmentation, dehydration, vascular changes deep to the thin eyelid skin, sun damage, trauma. Until now, all sorts of creams have been promoted for the management of this condition with limited success. When treated with appropriate Ascorbic acid lotions and the use of the carbon peel and the Nd:Yag lasers, an improvement can finally be obtained in the appearance of dark circles
Improvement of dark eyelid circles with laser
Nd:YAG laser results of dark circles around eyes by Dr. BCK Patel MD

Image: Finally we can get some improvement in the much-disliked lower eyelid “dark circles”

Laser lightening of eye dark circles Photo of dark circles around eyes after laser treatment

Eye dark circles
Fine lines

Notice the marked improvement in the skin colour, skin texture and fine lines after the Nd:YAG laser treatment utilizing the carbon peel as well as the photoacoustic effect on pigment and deep tissue of the picosecond laser.

These are ideal treatments to give an overall improvement in the skin: colour, texture, fine lines, pores, improvement of roughnes, etc.


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Patel Plastic Surgery

Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
1025E 3300S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, USA
(801) 413-3599 (phone/text)
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