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Carbon Laser peels vs Chemical peels – What’s the difference?

A visit to a medical aesthetic clinic might be intimidating for some, especially when bombarded with a long list of treatments from which to choose. Let’s give you a head start by introducing some of the most popular types of treatments for pigmentation and pore refinement: carbon laser peels and chemical peels.

Face peels of yore tend to conjure up images of flaky, halloween-ready red faces. But peels have come a long way from the procedures of yore. And as common as they may are, some among us might not be able differentiate between chemical peels and the more modern laser peel therapy. These treatments target different layers of the skin and while they each have their benefits, let us look at how they differ.

What is a carbon laser peel and how does it work?

A carbon peel is a laser treatment that is painless with minimal-to-zero downtime. The treatment is first administered by applying an activated carbon mask to the skin to draw out impurities, followed by the use of laser energy to zap away the carbon particles. The gently exfoliating treatment process deeply removes any debris blocking your pores, leaving your skin smooth and healthy without affecting the surface.

It is usually recommended for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne as it helps reduce pore size, improve skin’s radiance and enhances acne removal.

What is Chemical peel and how do they work?

Chemical peels, on the other hand, have been popular since the nineties and use acidic chemical compounds to penetrate your epidermis and exfoliate the top layers of your skin. However, to achieve more visible results, chemical peels involving higher concentrations of various acids may be employed, thereby exposing patients to the risk of additional downtime that includes skin redness and rawness. In other words, this might not be a treatment you want to try out during a lunch break or just before a big event.

Glazo Gold: The next gen carbon laser

When you make plans to seek treatment at an aesthetics medical clinic, do consult your doctor or therapist on the best option for your skin concerns.

Carbon laser peels might just be your solution if you aim for low-downtime, long lasting results. Better yet, the star of the NOVU Glazo Gold carbon laser therapy is a carbon mask infused with gold dust and black ginseng extract to boost collagen production to reverse and prevent the signs of age.

Black ginseng extract is used specifically to repair and rehydrate the skin while boosting collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it also helps detoxify the skin and helps control sebum production for people with oily skin.

The newest addition of gold dust is for anti-ageing benefits, such as restoring skin elasticity and nourishing the skin while protecting against sun damage. 

Moreover, our proprietary carbon glaze contains kakadu plum, an Australian superfruit that is brimming with antioxidants and vitamin C that plumps up and refines skin texture from within. The laser therapy then breaks down pigmentation and enhances cell renewal by lifting off the carbon, revealing a radiant, even-toned canvas that is all prepped for maximising the benefits of topical skincare.

Head over to any NOVU outlet or give them a call at 6238 7760 for NOVU Genesis to find out more about the benefits of the newest Glazo Gold treatment!

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