Carboxytherapy, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, using completely natural and non-toxic carbon dioxide gas to stimulate blood circulation and to encourage new collagen formation for younger looking skin. Carboxytherapy can help to rejuvenate the skin, encourage hair growth, reduce the appearance of scars, fade stretch marks and diminish dark eye circles. It is also an effective treatment for fat reduction, working to encourage fat cells lipolysis.
The benefits of Carboxytherapy are:
Carboxytherapy technique originated in France in 1932, and originally the treatment was carried out by the so-called heated carbonated water baths or the application of water-saturated CO2 directly to the skin of patients. The technique was initially used for arteriopathy and ulcer treatments.
A number of publications about carboxytherapy are advocating the great effects of this therapeutic modality. In balneotherapy, carboxytherapy injections are applied predominantly to treat joint problems and impaired blood circulation in the lower extremities and in the skin of diabetic patients, but also in some patients with systemic vascular diseases.
Recently this treatment has become the centre of attention as a unique method applicable in dermatology, aesthetic dermatology and anti-aging treatments.
An initial consultation with you and your therapist will determine your skin concerns and goals. You may decide to treat multiple areas in each treatment and you may be required to incorporate other treatments with carboxy therapy depending on the concern.
The treatment involves a series of small injections using a very fine needle. Carbon dioxide is injected under the skin to encourage the flow of oxygen through the fine needle. There will be a slight pressure to the area being treated which quickly disappears within a few minutes.