Skin peeling procedure The Q-switched applicator is designed for the newest application of non-ablative skin rejuvenation. It can provide a safe and effective alternative for treatment of enlarged pores and fine lines. A solution consisting of vegetal carbon particles is applied to the treatment area. The carbon provides a target for the laser beam to effectively heat and exfoliate the skin. The procedure can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment. Unlike other laser resurfacing procedures the peeling procedure is virtually painless and requires NO downtime. This treatment offers a greater margin of safety than any other laser facial rejuvenation with predictable and consistent results.