Utilising Carbon Dioxide for Cosmetic Applications
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the most common gases on our planet. It is an oxide that is naturally produced by the human body, along with many other species that require oxygen to survive. Carboxytherapy utilises this oxide to deliver cosmetic solutions as a form of skin treatment. It is a feasible solution to treat areas on the skin where aging lines and wrinkles have formed. It can also address issues such as loose skin, stretch marks, scars, and cellulite caused by stubborn fat deposits. Therefore, we recommend that candidates for such a treatment is healthy and in good shape, with an elastic skin that can adapt to the effects of the treatment.
Carboxytherapy involves the injection of specific amounts of CO2 at specific angles in accordance to the problem being addressed. It is administered through a needle that penetrates the skin to either reach the dermis or subcutaneous layer. When injected at a 15˚ angle, the CO2 will target the dermis. The effect triggers a reaction from the body, as it is treated as an oxygen shortage. The body reacts by delivering a rush of nutrients to the treated area. The effect increases blood flow in the treated area. It also stimulates the collagen cells to address the structural protein in the connective tissue.
When the CO2 dosage is injected at a 45˚ angle, it targets the subcutaneous layer. This layer is where stubborn fat deposits can be found. These fat deposits can cause cellulite on the skin’s surface when it penetrates the layer of tissue above it. The CO2 diminishes the size of the fat cells in the targeted area, which in turn will diminish the appearance of cellulite on the surface. By creating an oxygen deficit in this area, the body will respond by flooding the area with nutrients which will cause the fat cells to shrink in size. Therefore, carboxytherapy is a viable option for someone who wants to contour their bodies and target areas with stubborn fat deposits.
By creating an oxygen deficit in these specified areas of the body, it will trigger your body to treat it as a spot that requires oxygen and nutrients for healing. The results are ideal when you want to slim down and contour your body. This type of treatment is not an alternative to conventional weight-loss methods, as it serves as a means to sculpt the body and reduce the effects of cellulite on the surface of the skin.
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