Carbon Light Facial
Skincare is a concern for almost everyone I meet. Whether it is at a wedding, an evening soiree or a birthday party; it’s all everyone’s talking about. Anti ageing creams, vitality serums, under eye potions and expensive tubes of wrinkle correctors are flying off the shelves. Yet, in my humble opinion, there is no shortcut to radiant skin that ages gracefully. It involves a diligence that only a few can carry out with consistency. You need to rest adequately, sweat often, eat well and maintain a daily skincare regimen to see results.
I had heard Delhizens sing praises of Isaac clinic and Dr Geetika Mittal so I knew I had to visit her establishment to see what it was about. Located in Chattarpur, Isaac has a few clinics in NCR but this seems to be the one that Dr Geetika visits most often. The clinic was absolutely gorgeous with tonnes of natural light and a cheerful atmosphere. The treatment rooms were split into two levels with consultation rooms on top and the cosmetology rooms below. The staff at the desk were very helpful with my queries and although I’ve never really visited a dermatologist for myself, I was pretty peeved by the appearance of my under eye area. I eat well and train regularly. I take my multivitamins and don’t eat high sodium food but I suspect that the frequent travel and crazy sleep cycle was accentuating the hollowness under my eyes and showing up as bags.
After a consultation and a thorough skin assessment with Dr Geetika, I was taken into the treatment room for the ‘carbon light facial’. She said that the benefits of the carbon light facial are endless. Most people who go in for regular sessions sing praises on how hydrated their skin feels to touch. Expect to see improved, radiant and even-toned complexion with a visible reduction in open pores and acne. Over time, you can also notice that the hyperpigmentation and dark spots become lighter. of course, it would be unfair to see all these changes after just one session but yes, you can see a slight improvement.
I was made to lie on a comfortable bed and take off any jewellery and metals from my body. The doctors asked me if I had any allergies or hypersensitivities. They tied my hair back to avoid contact with the carbon paste and a therapist applied a layer of carbon paste over my face. She allowed it to dry on my face for 10 to 15 minutes. Next, the laser is applied gently on the skin and it works effectively to exfoliate and remove any impurities. The treatment isn’t uncomfortable but some people might feel a little heat at the time of the laser. The treatment helps minimise the sight and size of large pores and boosts collagen renewal which leads to glowing, youthful healthy skin. The treatment was over before I knew it and after she put on a pack for me that helped some of the redness subside. Afterwards, I was given after an aftercare manual on what to do and what to avoid and the therapist slathered on some sunscreen and instructed me to keep reapplying it as the skin is very sensitive at the time.
No downtime necessary. Please remember to apply and reapply sunscreen lotion on your face and neck regularly post the treatment.
Verdict: Did it make a difference? Well, yes. I have some rosacea and dark circles under the eyes and I saw a noticeable improvement in just one session. Would I book another session? Yes, I have scheduled an appointment for next week as the doctor says you need 3-4 sessions before your skin starts to see results. Was there any pain? No, I was pretty comfortable during the treatment and if the laser did feel hot to touch, the therapists would slow down and come back to the area later. I highly recommend Isaac Skincare particularly if you want a compassionate doctor to hear your skin woes before she prescribes a treatment and medicines to help you heal.
About Dr Geetika:
Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta is a well-experienced celebrity cosmetic dermatologist and one of the pioneers of Cosmetic Dermatology in Delhi-NCR. With over 10 years of experience in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology, she is the Medical Director of ISAAC (International Skin and Anti-Ageing Centre) which is a Cosmetology Centre of excellence, located in Delhi and Gurgaon. At ISAAC along with her team she routinely consults, counsels and performs Lasers, Botox, Fillers, Non-surgical face lift, Body Contouring and other aesthetic procedures. Dr Geetika completed her MBBS from Govt. medical college Patiala in 2005 and Diploma in Practical Dermatology from world renowned Cardiff university UK. She is also Board certified from American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a member of the Anti-Aging society India, Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, the Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India and the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India to name a few. Over the years she has actively promoted the speciality of Cosmetic Dermatology in the medical community. Dr Geetika is known to be a prolific orator and has delivered many lectures and chaired numerous session at National Cosmetology and Aesthetic Dermatology Conferences and CME programs.
Address: D-90 B, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur Enclave,
Chattarpur, New Delhi – 110074
Contact No: +91 9268825390
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