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Everything you Need to Know about Body Carboxy

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.

  • Diminishes cellulite and resistant fat deposits
  • Fades stretch marks
  • Brightens and firms the eye contour area
  • Tightens loose skin
  • Improves venous insufficiency and varicose veins and spider veins
  • Treat wounds and scars and more. 

How does it work?

Carboxytherapy 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. Carboxytherapy 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?

  • Stretch Marks due to new collagen stimulation and remodelling and contraction down the line
  • Breaks down unwanted fatty deposits.
  • Cellulite by improving circulation to the affected area dramatically
  • Dark Circles by increasing the oxygenation of this poorly perfused area
  • Eye Bags are reduced by skin tightening and modest fat reduction ( see before & after photos)
  • Lax skin due to new collagen stimulation and remodelling and contraction down the line
  • Wrinkled Décolleté due to new collagen formation
  • Saggy bottom due to new collagen stimulation and remodelling and contraction down the line
  • Saggy Knees due to new collagen stimulation and remodelling and contraction down the line Flabby ankles
  • Hair loss or Alopecia by stimulating hair growth factors
  • Acne by destroying the bacteria causing the acne P acnes
  • Acne Scars – stimulates new collagen formation.
  • Improves Saggy Brown Elbows due to new collagen stimulation and remodelling and contraction down the line
  • Lax skin on arms due to new collagen stimulation and remodelling and contraction down the line
  • Wound healing (as in diabetic ulcers) is assisted by dramatically
  • Venous insufficiency is treated by improving circulation to the affected area resulting in varicose veins and spider veins being improved by shunting blood away from these problem areas
  • Post liposuction by improving and reducing fatty irregularities
  • Before a surgical procedure such as a surgical facelift to improve wound healing and tissue perfusion. This is especially significant in smokers who have poorly perfused tissues.

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:

  • Love Handles
  • Saddle bags
  • Tummy Rolls
  • Bra Bulges
  • Inner Thighs
  • Heavy Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Batwing arms
  • Double chins
  • Lipomas

Can Carboxytherapy be combined with other treatments?

  • For patients with Stretch marks, Carboxytherapy therapy into the stretch marks stimulates collagen production which then remodels and shrinks the stretch mark to improve the appearance. Dramatic results are achieved when used in combination with Dermapen (micro-needling).
  • For cellulite, Carboxytherapy can be safely combined with Silhouette Cellulite treatment similar to Endermologie.
  • For body sculpturing, Carboxyterapy can be combined with Fat dissolving injections for centimetre loss.
  • Post liposuction irregular adiposities which are a common phenomenon, are evened out.
  • For hair loss treatments, Carboxytherapy is combined with mesotherapy with growth factors and peptides to stimulate hair growth.

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 Carboxytherapy treatments please book an appointment and let the team of experts customise a treatment protocol tailored to you.

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