While it is easier to achieve beautiful looks with a makeover session, one thing that we should always question is what happens after the makeup wears off. A lot of people have skin problems that they just cover with makeup to boost their self-confidence and appearance.

Skin problems such as enlarged pore are very serious and can be uncomfortable most times, nowadays, there are numerous solutions to these skin problems that will help treat your skin and give you that youthful look you have always yearned for.

The unceasing medical studies and technological improvements have led to simple and easy solutions to skin problems. Most of these treatments have been approved by the appropriate medical bodies in many countries and are used all over the world as a solution to skin problems. The interesting thing about these solutions is that they provide several options based on the choices of the patients.

Many of the popular methods of treating enlarged pores include chemical peels which involve the use of chemical solutions to blister and peel of layers of the skin leading to a smoother and less wrinkled skin.

Microdermabrasion is also another option to consider when treating enlarged pores. It is the treatment of enlarged pores and acne with the use of tiny exfoliating crystals. However, the focus of this article is carbon peel and Fraxel dual laser as a solution to treating enlarged pores.


What is carbon peel?

Carbon peel is a revolutionary solution to skin problems; it involves a painless procedure for the treatment of skin problems. With carbon peels, a layer of liquid carbon is applied to the surface of the skin and penetrates into the pores.

Carbon peel works with lasers because laser lights are attracted to carbon. The laser is used to destroy the carbon applied to the skin, hence taking away dead skin cells and unwanted oil. During this treatment, the skin is cleansed when unwanted oil is absorbed from the pores, the skin also becomes exfoliated with the laser which blasts away dead skill cells, hence reducing the pore size and rejuvenating the skin.

What does the carbon peel do?

The carbon peel helps to tighten loose pores, exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin to bring about a less wrinkled skin. It also increases the production of elastin and collagen giving the skin a more youthful and glowing appearance. It is used to cure a wide range of skin problems which includes acne, large pores, scars, oily skin, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine line.

How does carbon peel treatment work?

The carbon peel treatment works through the application of an evenly distributed thin layer of carbon on the skin surface. A light beam targets the affected area and a vacuum suction is used to remove the carbon particles gently along with the dead cells present in the upper layer of the skin. The thermal energy used in the treatment.

Is carbon peel treatment safe?

Yes, the treatment is safe.

Does the carbon peel treatment require any downtime for rejuvenation?

The treatment is non-invasive, which means you can return to your normal daily activities right after the treatment. The only thing required is that patients should use SPF 30+ sunscreen before going out in the sun.

How many treatments will be effective enough to treat the skin?

The number of treatment required depends on the patient. Each patient has a different response to treatment so the number of treatment required is unpredictable. However, on the average, four to six treatments would be enough to achieve an ideal result.


What is Fraxel laser treatment?

Fraxel laser is an efficient and effective way of treating skin problems, it involves the use of microscopic columns of light to destroy dead skin cells in targeted areas. The treatment is totally harmless as it leaves other areas around the treated parts unharmed and allows the skin to naturally heal leaving the treated area a more natural look. The stimulation of collagen production through the treatment helps to aid rapid recovery, normalize pigmentation and tighten loose pores.

How does Fraxel laser treatment work?

The treatment works by targeting particular areas of the skin with damaged tissue by creating microscopic wounds in the target area. The area is triggered to heal naturally through the production of collagen, which gives the skin a younger and healthier look with little or no downtime.

Does Fraxel laser treatment have any benefit?

Fraxel laser treatment offers several benefits. It is a non-ablative form of treatment which makes the healing process faster. With this treatment, there are little risks and no side effects, the swelling and redness are minimal. Within a short period of time, patients can return to their normal daily activities.

Are there any risks involved in the treatment?

The treatment has little risks involved. Patients usually experience redness and swelling in the treated area but this subsides within a day or two. The treatment procedure is generally painless. Patients only feel a prickling sensation. Risk of scarring and infection is also very limited and unheard of.

How many treatments will be effective?

The number of treatment required depends on the type of skin condition. Averagely, an effective treatment would require 3 to 5 session with 2 to 4-week intervals depending on the patient and consultant.

How long does the treatment take?

The procedure can take up to about 45 minutes, patients are usually prepared an hour before the procedure to allow for the application of topical numbing creams in order to avoid a painful treatment procedure.

How long does the treatment take to heal?

Healing can take up to two days with Fraxel laser treatment

What are the aftercare precautions to take?

After treatment, it is important to always use sunscreen when going out especially for patients who are concerned about brown spots. Doctors also prescribe creams for patients to use after the treatment to prevent the reoccurrence of the treated skin condition.


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Ph.D., MSc, CDE, CRE, APA, MBA candidate, Director of Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre INC


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  2. emp3z April 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm - Reply

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  4. Issie July 23, 2018 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Hi Dr. Kamal. That’s a great written article. I worry about my skin problem, especially enlarged pores. The ways of treatment sounds good. Usually, I use primers to fulfill my skin surface before making up. Here is some primers What do you think about that? Could you give me suggestion how to take care large pore in daily? Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

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