You have probably heard about Carbon Laser Peels or Chemical Peels and how they can help with one’s skin imperfections. But how do you know which treatment is right for you?

The Black Diamond Laser Treatment™

This treatment is also known as the “Hollywood Peel”. A medical-grade Carbon cream is applied to the treatment area to absorb impurities before the laser is applied to the skin.

During the laser treatment, the laser beam breaks down the medical Carbon cream. This causes multiple tiny ‘explosions’ of Carbon particles that exfoliates the skin and removes the Carbon cream, as well as all the impurities that were absorbed by the Carbon cream.

During this process, a small amount of heat is released, stimulating Collagen production, reducing acne inflammation and lightening acne scars.

The Chemical Peel…

The Chemical Peel treatment 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
  • Minimizing 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

There are a few differences between the Chemical Peel and The Black Diamond Laser Treatment™. We break them down for you here:

Method of achieving results

While both the Black Diamond Laser Treatment™ and Chemical Peel can give similar results, the main difference lies in how these results are achieved.

The Black Diamond Laser Treatment™ tends to rejuvenate the skin through heat generated from the laser treatment and the natural cleansing properties of medical-grade carbon, whereas the Chemical Peel tends to achieve similar results through 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 Black Diamond Laser Treatment™ (Carbon laser peel).

Amount of downtime

Depending on the intensity of a Chemical Peel, there might be a couple of days downtime – so plan your social calendar accordingly!

On the other hand, a Black Diamond Laser Treatment™ 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 and is only temporary.

We hope this gives you some insight into the difference between the Black Diamond Laser Treatment™ (Carbon Laser Peels) and Chemical Peels!

For more information on our Black Diamond Laser Treatment™ or Chemical Peels, contact us.

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