The Hollywood Laser Peel receives its name as the facial treatment many celebrities have just prior to a red-carpet event. Originally made popular by stars such as: Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian to give the skin an instant amazing glow with no downtime. Perfect in preparation for any important event. It is also known as the Carbon Spectra Laser Peel. It utilises a sequence of laser wavelengths and different energy pulses and includes a carbon mask.
What are the benefits of a Hollywood Laser Peel
Instant glow with smoother feeling skin
Improved oil balance and acne control
Improves overall skin tone
No downtime. No peeling of the skin
How long is the procedure
The procedure is approximately 45 minutes to treat the face. It includes a cleanse, carbon mask application and a sequence of laser wavelengths and energy pulses. The treatment can be used on the: face, neck, décolletage, upper back and shoulders.
Who is it suitable for? How safe is it?
This treatment is safe for most skin types. It is suitable for active acne.
What is the procedure?
Your face is first cleansed, and then a Spectra lotion carbon mask applied to the skin. It will look similar to a mud mask. The carbon is then activated by the laser using the unique Spectra Mode so that it penetrates deeper into the skin.
The laser is moved onto the Q-Switched mode and used again to effectively exfoliate the skin, open the pores and controls sebum. This begins the rejuvenation process. The treatment may feel warm as the laser passes over the skin. It will make a zapping sound as the carbon is vapourised from the skin.
The laser is then used in the Spectra mode to further treat the skin and target specific concerns. This helps stimulate collagen and further refine pores. The entire procedure is painless.
Your skin is then treated to a mix of luxurious antioxidants and serums to give it the final touch.
Isn’t Laser Painful and Aggressive?
The Hollywood Laser Peel uses the application of photo-acoustic low fluence laser energy at very specific wavelengths to target very specific chromophores. This means targeted treatment with minimal thermal damage to surrounding tissues.
The Spectra XT Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser works in two ways: first it gently targets the pigmentation melanin in the skin and breaks it up for your body to naturally remove; and it energises the dermis to cause the skin to contract, stimulate collagen and control sebum. Acne bacteria is also destroyed by the laser. Hence there is no downtime, no pain, and visible results.
How many treatments are needed?
The treatment can be performed as a stand-alone treatment prior to an event, but works best when there are several treatments over a period of time.
It can be used to prepare the skin for more potent treatments – such as Laser Toning.
The Hollywood Laser Peel is perfect for skin maintenance when used on a regular basis.
Preparation Before the Treatment
Cease use of any Vitamin A products 48 hours prior to the treatment.
2 weeks prior, please ensure no chemical peels, waxing or IPL
After the treatment
After the treatment your skin will be immediately glowing. For most people, the following day is when the glow changes from fantastic to amazing.
There is no downtime and you may return to your daily activities. However, you should limit sun and heat exposure on the day of treatment.
Post Treatment Care
Use prescribed hydrating serum or moisturiser as instructed
Always apply SPF 30+/50+ during the day. Antioxidant protection is highly recommended.
Avoid active homecare products (containing Vitamin A, Vitamin C, AHAs and BHA) and skin exfoliation for 3 days after treatment.