Everyone wants the smooth, flawless skin celebrities show off on the red carpet. But we’re all asking the same thing—how do they get such a flawless complexion?
At Troy Laser Center, we know that not everyone has access to Hollywood-level skincare. But it’s time for that to change! We offer customized skincare treatments that give our patients the Hollywood look, right here in Sterling Heights.
But we don’t stop at lasers. From Botox to chemical peels and melasma treatments, we have the solution to help you achieve your picture-perfect look. One of our favorite treatments combines a facial, a peel, and a laser—the Hollywood Spectra Peel.
If you’re ready to improve the look of your skin, schedule a consultation today with one of our skincare experts. If you want to learn more about the carbon laser peel and what it can do for your skin, keep reading!
What is the Hollywood Laser Peel?
The Hollywood laser peel is a carbon peel that combines the best of a facial, peel, and laser all in one treatment. It takes under 30 minutes to complete and has absolutely no downtime, making it the perfect treatment to prep for an event or to rejuvenate your skin over a lunch break.
The carbon laser peel has three essential steps that make it effective:
- We apply a carbon lotion to your skin (which feels similar to a mud mask). We wait 5 to 10 minutes for the mask to settle in and dry on your skin.
- Our laser technician passes over the treatment area with a laser. This heats the mask and allows the carbon particles to sink deep into the pores of your skin.
- We change the laser settings to pulse rapidly over the surface of your skin.
What does it do?
We can treat many skin conditions and imperfections with a carbon laser peel. In Troy, we see great results for patients who want to:
- Treat melasma
- Treat acne and acne scarring
- Reduce pore size
- Even skin tone and texture
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Treat age spots or liver spots
- Brighten and tighten the skin
How does it work?
Let’s talk about the science of our carbon laser peel in Troy.
Carbon has several properties that make it an effective aesthetic treatment. Carbon has a unique ability to bond with dirt, oil, and other pollutants on your skin. But the real magic of carbon is how it interacts with laser energy.
Carbon particles quickly absorb and enhance laser energy, destroying carbon and the bonded dirt, oil, and dead skin from your pores. This offers a deep cleaning effect by eliminating all the impurities in your skin.
Like other lasers, the Hollywood Spectra stimulates collagen production by heating the deep layers beneath your skin. Collagen is essential for keeping skin youthful, elastic, and tight, so this increase in collagen production can lead to big improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
What is the downtime?
One of the major benefits of the carbon laser peel is that there is zero downtime after treatment. So whether you have an upcoming event in 1 week or 1 month, it’s a great way to revitalize your skin.
Patients with sensitive skin may experience mild redness directly after treatment, but this typically resolves within an hour or two. If you do have a little bit of redness, it’s safe to apply makeup after your carbon peel in Troy!
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required for the carbon laser peel varies based on your unique skin and your desired outcomes. Most patients see optimal results after 3 to 6 sessions spaced out over 2 to 4 weeks.
During your initial consultation, your Troy Laser Center expert will create a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs.
What does it feel like?
You can expect minimal to no discomfort when you get a carbon laser peel in Troy. Most patients feel a slight tingling or warming sensation from the laser, but overall it’s a very comfortable and well-tolerated treatment.
Is it a chemical peel?
The Hollywood Spectra is not a type of chemical peel. Chemical peels use a chemical solution to remove the top layer of skin, while the Hollywood Spectra peel uses the purifying properties of carbon and laser energy to remove impurities and correct imperfections.
Chemical peels usually require a few days of downtime, so it’s not something you want to do the day before a special event. On the other hand, Hollywood peels don’t require any downtime, so they are one of our go-to treatments for patients who want to quickly improve the appearance of their skin.
How does it work for acne?
If you have active acne or want to prevent future breakouts, the carbon laser peel in Troy can help clear your skin. By deeply cleansing your pores and reducing oil production, it can help put an end to pesky breakouts.
But if you have acne, you know that active pimples aren’t the only problem—it’s also the scars they leave behind on your skin. Fortunately, the Hollywood peel can help correct those dark spots by breaking down excess pigment to give you a more even skin tone.
How does it work for melasma?
Many patients come to us looking for a melasma treatment in Troy. The Hollywood peel can effectively break down the pigment responsible for melasma, resulting in a fading of the dark spots on your skin. This combined with the treatment’s collagen-stimulating effects can significantly reduce the appearance of melasma.
Melasma treatments will usually require 6 to 8 sessions.
Enhance and maintain your Hollywood results
Like any skincare treatment, the results from your Hollywood laser in Troy won’t last forever.
Your skin cells are constantly turning over and changing; however, it’s possible to maintain your results long-term if you take certain precautions.
Protect your skin from the sun
Did you know that 90% of the changes we see in aging skin is because of UV rays? It is so important to be diligent about sun protection. If you get a carbon laser peel and then spend time in the sun without SPF, the amazing results you had after treatment won’t last long.
Protecting your skin in the days following your treatment is crucial because your skin may be more sensitive to light. But if you want to maintain long-term results, you need to make sunscreen a part of your everyday routine. We also recommend you follow all your procedures to enhance your results with our new NeoGenesis skin care line.
In-clinic treatments can provide remarkable results, but it’s your everyday skincare routine that will really make significant changes to your skin in the long-term. Medical-grade products are one of the easiest and most effective ways to maintain results from in-clinic treatments. Now carrying NeoGenesis skin care line that includes topical srem cells and exosomes.
Your skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Our experts at Troy Laser Center can help you select a few of the best products to maintain (and even improve) your skin.
We know, we know. Managing stress is easier said than done. But the reality is that stress can have a significant impact on your skin. Stress hormones break down collagen and elastin, which can reverse the effects of your Hollywood laser treatment.
So take it easy! Make sure you have time to relax and refresh during the week. Make time for calming activities and be aware of your stress levels.
Revitalize your skin with a carbon laser peel in Troy
As the premier medical and aesthetics provider in the greater Troy area, Tri-County Medical Clinic is proud to offer everything you may need at our on-site medspa: Troy Laser Center. We recognize that you know your skin better than anyone, so our main role is to act as a guide along your personalized journey (rather than selling you on general treatments and products).
No matter your age or lifestyle, our team of experienced professionals can help you achieve a new level of confidence!
Not sure if a carbon laser peel in Troy is right for you? Schedule your complimentary in-office consultation in a click, and we’ll go over your concerns face-to-face and work with you to create your unique treatment plan accordingly.
You can contact us at any point in your wellness journey! We’re here for skincare tips, help creating a budget, or simply some words of encouragement. We’ve also curated an instant assessment tool to grant you access to immediate resources about treatments we think you’ll love. We look forward to helping you make empowered decisions about your healthcare.