Porcelain Perfect

In many Asian cultures, flawless, porcelain-like skin has for centuries been highly prized. Treatments that could lighten and brighten the skin have been the most sought-after of all beauty remedies.

The 20th and 21st centuries have made this quest a whole lot easier with cosmeceutical skincare and the advent of laser and IPL technology that could blitz dark spots and blotches and generally even out skin tone.

Around the 1990s, here in Australia, several generations of sun worshippers (and those who simply got collateral damage from being exposed to the sun in daily life) realised The Tan had terrible consequences …

First and foremost, the risk of skin cancers, some fatal, like melanoma. Australia, per capita, has the highest rate of skin cancers in the world.

The second – and which is the lifeblood of our industry – was accelerated skin ageing in the form of lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and overall degeneration of the skin leading to dullness, dryness, crepiness and sagging.

Australians of all ethnic backgrounds have been clamouring for answers ever since.

And so to the new China Doll Facial with Pastelle Q-Switched laser


  • A thin layer of medical-grade carbon cream is applied to the skin, to act as a photo enhancer
  • The entire area is then treated by the Pastelle, whose nano-second lightning fast Q switched Nd Yag Laser stimulates and clean the pores, and promotes the growth of collagen.
  • The carbon cream is shattered and blasted from the skin, taking the dirt, oil and dead skin cells from the epidermal layer, helping to contract the pores
  • Combining laser toning and laser genesis modes will activate collagenesis, providing long-lasting improvement to the underlying structure of the skin
  • A course of 6 treatments over 2 months is advised for maximum results. However, many clients enjoy having a single session to prepare their skin for an important occasion
  • Suitable for all skin types and can be used for tattoo removal. It targets acne and acne scars, blackheads, open pores, oiliness, mottled complexions, and stimulates collagen production to reduce wrinkles, brighten and tighten the skin.
  • The “facial” is suitable for women and men of all ages and assists people with pigmentation, acne, wrinkles, dull or poor skin tone, large pores, and helps to lessen the premature signs of ageing.


The China Doll Facial has been described at feeling warm or prickly, but not painful, and assists in leaving the skin looking clear and glowing.

A minor “sonic boom” is heard as the carbon particles are targeted by the laser and the light energy is absorbed by the carbon particles.


No. It is non-invasive and clients can return to normal activities straight after treatment. They will, however, need to ensure they use at least SPF 30+ sunblock for any outdoor activities.


A visible difference should be noticed with one treatment, but a course of 6 treatments with a 7-10 day break in between each treatment is suggested for maximum results.

As the China Doll Facial gives an instant improvement to skin tone and texture, some people like to have a single session to have porcelain skin before a big event or night out.