Northwest Face & Body

Procedure Time

30 mins

Recovery Time

1-4 hours

Zombie Carbon Laser Peel Bellevue & Kirkland

At-home skincare is one of the best things you can do to help yourself look younger and promote healthier skin. However, at-home exfoliants, moisturizers, and products can only do so much, especially as the skin begins to age. Thus, professionally administered skincare procedures may help promote healthier-looking skin and prevent aging. The zombie carbon laser peel is one of the gentlest and most highly effective skin procedures. It works seamlessly into your routine. Northwest Face & Body provides the best carbon laser peel Bellevue and Kirkland offer.

Overview: What Is A Zombie Carbon Laser Peel?

The zombie laser carbon peel is our take on the traditional carbon laser peel. It earned its name because it helps remove dead and damaged skin from the top layer of the skin. This helps leave the skin clean and refreshed. The treatment involves carbon lotion and a gentle laser to exfoliate the skin without major side effects. It also exfoliates better and more efficiently than at-home methods.

The use of the dark-colored liquidcarbon lotion prevents the laser from deeply penetrating the skin as it would if used alone. The pigmentation in the lotion absorbs most of the laser’s energy. It leaves just enough to provide superficial resurfacing to the skin. This is enough to address dead skin, pollution, and free radicals.

Types Of Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing comes in different depths. Most people can undergo all types of skin resurfacing but at varying time intervals. Let’s look at the different types of skin resurfacing and how they benefit your skin.

  • At-Home: At-home exfoliation is the most superficial option. It can remove makeup, debris, and a good amount of dead skin. For most people, more aggressive at-home exfoliation is performed between one and three times a week.
  • Superficial: Superficial exfoliation refers to exfoliation that only addresses the surface or just below the surface of the skin. It may also pull out pollutants from the pores to address deeper than most at-home exfoliators. This is the case with the carbon laser peel. The carbon lotion penetrates the pores and pulls pollutants, unnecessary oils, and dead skin to the surface. The laser then zaps it away.
  • Medium: Medium exfoliation treatments include several popular chemical peels such as the VI Peel. They are more likely to cause skin peeling, redness, and side effects. However, many medium forms of exfoliation treatment are still safe for most people. They do carry a higher risk of hyperpigmentation for people with melanated skin. Therefore, even non-ablative lasers and some forms of chemical peels are not recommended for patients with darker skin tones.
  • Deep: True deep exfoliation treatments often require general anesthesia and full sedation. These treatments are almost always performed by a plastic surgeon or similarly qualified doctor. This includes ablative laser resurfacing and extreme forms of chemical peels. Ablative laser resurfacing is the most common type of deep exfoliation performed. These procedures are only performed on certain patients.

Benefits & Risks

The zombie laser peel offers several benefits to the skin. Though, based on the patient’s skin, how the skin reacts, and their goals, they may see differing goals from other patients. Some of the possible benefits include:

  • Help lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance skin texture
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Promote miniaturization of enlarged pores
  • Help reduce acne and breakouts
  • Treat acne scars
  • Create softer feeling skin
  • Reduce photoaging
  • Treat dull skin
  • Enhance the results of other treatments and skin products

A zombie carbon laser peel carries few risks. The way the procedure is designed makes injury to the skin and complications extremely unlikely. However, there are always some risks associated with the use of lasers and medical grade equipment. The possible risks include:

  • Infection
  • Milia (usually temporary)
  • Acne flare-ups
  • Cold sore flare-ups
  • Hyperpigmentation (rare)
  • Scarring

Since a zombie carbon laser peel uses a non-ablative laser, the risk of infection or scarring is extremely low. Non-ablative lasers create microabrasions in the surface of the skin, but rarely, if ever, break the surface of the skin. Thus, making these two complications technically possible, but unlikely.

A Carbon Laser Peel Appointment & How It Works

During a carbon laser peel appointment, your master esthetician will first start by cleaning and disinfecting your face. This removes any makeup and ensures the treatment is effective. After this, they will gently apply the layer of liquid carbon lotion. It may initially feel cold on the skin, but otherwise, it should feel soothing and luxurious.

The lotion will then sit on your face for around ten minutes. During this time, it hardens and pulls pollutants, debris, dead skin, and other free radicals from your skin. Once the mask sets adequately, your master esthetician begins to remove it using the laser. Usually, a test spot is done to ensure it is not too painful and your skin reacts as expected. If it is overly painful or reacts negatively, your master esthetician will adjust the settings of the laser.

Your master esthetician will then move the laser across your face until all of the lotion is gone. This takes approximately twenty to thirty minutes. You should feel little to no pain beyond a slight snapping sensation. No numbing cream is used during this procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens After A Zombie Carbon Laser Peel?

A carbon laser peel requires no downtime and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward. Some patients may experience some light redness on the same day and minimal peeling a few days later. However, neither of these generally hinders a patient in their day-to-day life.

Patients should not wear makeup the rest of the day and sunscreen is applied before they leave the office. Still, your skin may be slightly more sensitive to sun exposure, so be sure to wear sunscreen. Additionally, in some cases, your master esthetician may recommend discontinuing retinoid use temporarily.

When compared to other professional procedures such as chemical peels or microneedling, a zombie laser carbon peel carries few side effects and minimal aftercare. It is a great all-around treatment that is ideal for almost every skin type and tone.

Does Carbon Benefit The Skin?

The carbon lotion uses oxygen to penetrate the pores. It then draws out impurities, as previously discussed. During this process, it may help reduce inflammation, clear pores, and remove dead skin. As a result, the skin often feels softer, helps reduce redness, treats oily skin, addresses enlarged pores, and may help reduce acne.

Patients often note that their skin feels softer and looks healthier after treatment. However, based on your unique treatment and skin, you may see varying benefits. Combined with the benefits of the laser, the carbon laser peel is a fantastic skin treatment to add to your skin routine.

Does A Carbon Laser Peel Hurt?

No, because the lotion is dark-colored, this reduces the laser energy reaching your skin. Thus, it is not painful. At most, patients may feel a few sharp zaps over problem areas and a little warmth. However, the majority of patients have no notable pain or discomfort during a carbon laser peel in Bellevue.

What Kind Of Laser Is Used?

For our zombie carbon laser peel, a non-ablative CO2 laser is used. This kind of laser does not create abrasions, but when performed on its own can cause discomfort. However, the laser is calibrated to target pigment. Therefore, the lotion absorbs the majority of the heat and energy, leaving only enough to zap away the lotion and impurities.

How Much Is A Zombie Carbon Laser Peel?

Northwest Face & Body’s zombie carbon laser peel starts at $175 for one session. Carbon laser peels are usually purchased one at a time, instead of in packages.

Northwest Face & Body does work with outside financing companies such as Care Credit. These options can help you finance both surgical and non-surgical procedures. You can learn more about our financing options and find links to apply in the pricing section.

The Best Carbon Laser Peel In Bellevue At Northwest Face & Body

Northwest Face & Body is a leading plastic surgery practice and medical spa located on the shores of Lake Washington. Perfectly situated minutes from downtown Bellevue, Northwest Face & Body’s convenient location serves patients from all around the Eastside, Pacific Northwest, and beyond. With a thirty-year history of performing only the highest quality aesthetic treatments, Northwest Face & Body provides the best carbon laser peel Bellevue and Kirkland offer.

Our master estheticians have years of experience and expertise in medically based aesthetic treatments such as carbon laser peels. Along with this procedure, our master estheticians perform VI Peels, microneedling, IPL, and oxygen facials. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.