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The China Doll facial – the new trend in clear complexions

South Korea has a rich history of beauty aesthetics ranging from cosmetics companies to street fashion, and even down to the fantastic K-Pop groups that have exploded in popularity in the West over the past decade. Walking down any street in Seoul or even watching Korean cinema, it becomes apparent that there is much we can adapt into our own lives when it comes to our own skincare and aesthetics. Facial procedures such as the China Doll treatment are no different. 

K-beauty is the globally recognised skincare and cosmetics movement that emphasises health, beauty and blemish free skin that aims to reduce facial redness in favour of more neutral tones. It is absolutely no surprise that South Korea, the birthplace of K-beauty, also developed the China Doll facial procedure. If you’re looking to give your skin the level, clear complexion that it may be currently lacking, this treatment may be for you. 

What is a China Doll Facial? 

Like the name implies, the China Doll Facial aims to give you clear, porcelain-like skin by targeting a number of blemishes that could be impacting your skin. These conditions may include:

  • Skin redness
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Blackheads and open pores
  • Skin oiliness 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation issues and uneven tones

In addition, the treatment helps stimulate the production of collagen in your skin. This is incredibly important for maintaining skin beauty and volume as we age. Studies have shown that after the age of 20 we all produce around 1 percent less collagen in our skin every single year then on, so we need to find treatments that help us improve our skin’s ability to produce collagen on its own. 

The great thing about the China Doll Facial treatment is that there is virtually no downtime required by the patient whatsoever and is quite painless. Also known in some circles as the carbon laser peel, the treatment works by utilising a combination of a tattoo laser machine and carbon cream applied to the client. The carbon serum bonds with impurities inside the patients’ pores, and as the laser passes over the patients’ skin it causes a reaction that passes the energy deep into the pores that helps stimulate the production of collagen while removing impurities deep within, such as dirt, oil and dead skin cells. 

How many treatments do I need and how long does it last?

Generally, 4 to 6 different treatments are recommended by most cosmetic professionals, ideally spaced out between 1 to 4 weeks. All clients should use sunscreen that is at least SPF 30+ to avoid sun damage due to the increased skin sensitivity in the days following the treatment. Ensure that you contact your dermal clinician if you are experiencing any long-lasting sensitivity after your treatment.

What are the benefits of the China Doll Facial? 

The benefits of the treatment can be seen immediately and you’re likely to experience smoother skin in the short term. Dependent on the number of treatments you receive, the China Doll Facial can bring about a number of different benefits dependent on your own skin issue and goals:

  • Noticeably tighter and more smooth skin
  • Overall more vibrant and hydrated skin
  • A reduction in blackheads and whiteheads
  • A more balanced complexion with less skin redness
  • Improving skin tone and skin texture
  • The treatment can help stimulate collagen production
  • Improvement in acne and reduction in severity of acne scarring
  • Stimulation of collagen production for improved skin firmness

As the name suggests, the outcome is a more balanced, smooth complexion like the porcelain China Doll from which it’s been named. While we tend to associate these kinds of facial treatments as being female focused, the China Doll Facial can equally bring about all of these benefits from male patients who may be suffering the same kinds of skin imperfections. 

Final thoughts

You don’t need to travel all the way to Seoul to experience the same kind of skin resurfacing treatment enjoyed by Asian and Western celebrities for the past 20 years, the China Doll Facial is a dermal treatment trend that can now be experienced in Australia. Whether it’s skin redness, uneven tones, or even looking to help smooth over fine lines and wrinkles, the China Doll Facial treatment will help you achieve the balanced complexion you’ve always hoped for.

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