Carbon Laser Peel | Post-Care Instructions

A Carbon Laser Treatment treats blackheads - clogged pores - acne - age wrinkles, and enlarged pores. After your Carbon Laser Peel it is important to follow our aftercare instructions. See below for everything you need to know about caring for your skin after a carbon laser peel treatment.

Acne Vulgaris, Blackheads, Enlarged pores and stimulation of Collagen production.

Keep out of direct sunlight for 12 to 24 hours, wash face 2-3 times a day using gentle cleanser's continuously. Keep bedding and face clean. Use a Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) or Salicylic acid based product.

AVOID: facial scrubs, oral acne medications, heat, Retin-A, hydroquinone*, tretinoin cream*, corticosteroids, glycol acid (GA) and azelaic acid*.

Recommend: Use sunscreen and adopt a skin washing regiment using gentle oil free cleanser.

Expectations: Redness will go down in 1-2 hours. Even skin tone and smooth texture will be expected afterwards. Tightened pores and reduced acne scars will occur.

For maximum results: 1-3 treatments spaced out minimum 2 weeks between treatments 2-3 a year.

As always, should you have any questions please call our office at 802-777-8949 during regular business hours or email us anytime via

Post Care Glossary:

Azelaic Acid: Comes in a gel or cream and has antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties. It is more commonly used for another type of condition called rosacea, but it may help mild acne.

Benzoyl Peroxide: is a medicine you use to treat acne. It comes in different strengths in lotions, gels, soaps, and liquids.

Hydroquinone: is used to lighten the dark patches of skin (also called hyper pigmentation, melanoma, "liver spots", "age spots", "freckles") caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine , or injury to the skin.

Kojic Acid: is used to treat skin diseases such as melasma

Salicylic Acid: is an active ingredient in some nonprescription acne treatments. When you apply it to your skin it dries up whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. It also causes the top layer of your skin to peel. Products that contain salicylic acid may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin.

Tretinoin: (brand name Retin-A, Avita, Renova) is a derivative of vitamin A and is the treatment of choice for comedonal acne as well as whiteheads and blackheads.