Understanding the Basics of Carboxytherapy
Carboxytherapy, or carbon dioxide therapy, is a type of cosmetic treatment that is used to rejuvenate and recondition the skin. It can be used to address issues such as wrinkles and fine lines, loose skin, stretch marks, cellulite, stubborn fat deposits, and scars. This treatment is growing in popularity across the world, as it has noticeable effects on patients who have tried this revolutionary type of skin treatment. It is minimally invasive, but still considered a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. By utilising one of the most commonly found gases on earth – carbon dioxide – this treatment can be very effective.
The treatment process of carboxytherapy consists of the therapist injecting small dosages of carbon dioxide beneath the surface of the skin. The needle can be inserted at 15˚ angle to inject the CO2 into the dermis, which is below the epidermis that is directly underneath the skin surface. When injected into the dermis, the effect increases blood flow to stimulate the collagen in the targeted area. This will soften fine wrinkles on the skin surface and stimulate hair growth on the targeted area. It can also be used to treat dark circles that appear underneath the eyes.
The needle can also be inserted at a 45˚ angle, at which point the CO2 will be injected into the subcutaneous layer of the tissue underneath the skin. This layer contains the fatty deposits that can penetrate the muscle and skin tissue to form cellulite on the surface of the skin. The CO2 diminishes the fat deposits in the targeted area, reducing the size of the cells to lessen the effect of cellulite. This is done through the bodily response that is procced by the CO2 being injected into the body.
Once the carbon dioxide is injected into a specific part of the body, the body reacts by seeing it as an oxygen deficit. Its immediate response is to send an influx of nutrients and oxygen to the affected area. The original purpose of this oxygen and nutrient barrage is to promote healing in the affected area. In this case, it will address collagen and elastin in the targeted area, promote better blood flow, and result in a healthier and smoother skin. This type of treatment is ideal for people struggling with stubborn fat deposits and should not be considered as an alternative to conventional weight-loss methods.
DermaCare is your first choice for non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Gauteng. In addition to several body and facial treatments, we also offer a range of cosmetic products to bring out your true beauty. For more info, please peruse our website for details on our treatments, treatment devices, and cosmetic products.