What Carboxytherapy can do for you:
Worldwide, Carboxytherapy (Carbon Dioxide Therapy) is rapidly becoming known as the leading skin rejuvenation treatment. It is a safe, minimally invasive clinically proven method to rejuvenate, restore, and recondition the skin and treat loose skin (due to ageing or post pregnancy) cellulite, resistant fat and stretch marks.
How does it work?
Therapy involves injecting tiny amounts of Carbon dioxide (CO2) beneath the skin to break down fatty deposits and stimulate collagen production. The treatment has no downtime and a single session can take between fifteen minutes and an hour. Carboxy therapy infuses CO2 just beneath the skin’s surface; the body interprets this as an oxygen deficit and responds by providing a surge of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area and improves circulation, resulting in cell restoration. This Increased oxygen concentration also improves the water retention or oedema in the area.
For a dermal effect which reduces fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks, this increased blood flow stimulates collagen, which will soften fine wrinkles and decreases dark circles under the eye. Long term collagen is stimulated with more regular sheets of collagen laid down.
For fat reduction, the heated gas at high volume is introduced deep in to the fat which then breaks up the fat cell and stimulates new vessels and rejuvenation.
For cellulite reduction, a lymph drainage treatment increases the circulation to the area, thereby reducing the build-up of toxins which is a major cause of cellulite. When the gas is introduced into the dermis, it breaks down the superficial fat causing the cottage cheese effect and stimulates dermal collagen levels. This all leads to improved texture and appearance of the cellulite or orange peel appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas and problems are treated with Carboxytherapy?
How does Carboxytherapy work for stretchmarks?
Stretchmarks (striae distensae) occur when the skin is stretched to the point where the dermal collagen ruptures. Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen and subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretchmarks by rebuilding the collagen matrix.
How does Carboxytherapy work for cellulite and unwanted fat deposits?
When injected via a specific technique, carbon dioxide gas is directly toxic to fat cells. Once introduced into the fatty deposits, the CO2 changes to Carbonic acid which dissolves the fat cell and releases fat. The fat cells literally burst and are eliminated by the body. Increased lymphatic drainage to the area improves the metabolism and excretion of the released fat in problem areas such as:
How does Carboxytherapy work for dark circles and bags under the eyes?
One major cause of dark under eye circles is vascular pooling. The capillary network of the lower eyelids can become congested for a variety of reasons. Normally, the tears drain from the eyelids into the nose, but if there is some obstruction due to chronic nasal congestion from seasonal allergies, previous nasal fracture, or a deviated septum, the drainage doesn’t function well, and the blood flow to the lower eyelids becomes sluggish, giving rise to the boggy blue tinge known casually as “allergic shiners.” The lack of appropriate oxygenation to the lower eyelid skin allows the bluish cast to show through the thin skin of the eyelids. Carboxytherapy works to improve the capillary network of the lower eyelids, as well as to increase the dermal collagen layer in the lower eyelid skin. By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the affected areas, blood flow is increased and improved capillary networks are formed for longer lasting circulatory benefit. The bluish cast is replaced with a healthy pink tone. Once a series of treatments is completed, the skin has a more luminous appearance that lasts approximately six months.
Can Carboxytherapy be combined with other treatments?
Can all skin types be safely treated with Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can erase centimetres of the areas treated and the appearance of cellulite is noticeably improved in only 6 to 12 treatment sessions one week apart.
Many patients benefit from visiting DermaCare to have a customised treatment plan worked out for them. If you are interested in Carboxy Therapy treatments please book an appointment and let the team of experts customise a treatment protocol tailored to you.
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