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Carboxytherapy is treatment for cellulite, stretch marks, and dark under-eye circles. It originated in French spas in the 1930s. The treatment can be applied to the eyelids, neck, face, arms, buttocks, stomach, and legs. It uses infusions of carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring gas in the body.
Carboxy therapy for the face and body is a revolutionary treatment that uses carbon dioxide to reduce the appearance of scars, fade out stretch marks and diminish dark under eye circles. It is also an effective form of treatment for fat reduction, working to encourage the disposal of fat cells.
Our bodies naturally produce carbon dioxide, but when injected directly to specific areas, it can encourage an increased flow of oxygen, improving circulation. The increase in oxygen underneath scarred or darkened skin from Carboxy injections for the face and body can enhance blood circulation and new cell production, helping to improve the texture and brighten the skin on the treated areas. In addition to restoring skin to a more natural colour, using Carboxy therapy for the face also works to reduce inflammation, further enhancing results of the treatment.
This fantastic, minimally invasive treatment can offer long lasting improvements without downtime. This CO2 treatment for dark circles and a range of other skin concerns can provide fantastic results. Carboxy therapy for the face and body is perfectly safe and effective and is only carried out by qualified Nurses in our clinics.
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Carboxy face treatments target the delicate under eye area, providing a great non-surgical solution to tackle dark under eye circles.
Stretch marks can appear on various parts of the body and are something that both men and women can suffer from. It is, however, incredibly common for them to appear during and after pregnancy. Whether you suffer from stretch marks on your stomach, bum, breasts, legs or anywhere else, Carboxy for stretch marks can help. The treatment works to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by returning the skin to a more natural colour.
Stubborn cellulite and fat can be very challenging to treat. Carboxy therapy for weight loss is designed to dissolve fat cells, releasing the fat and helping to improve microcirculation. As a result, it can be a great inch loss, fat reduction and cellulite treatment, helping to give you a smoother, more refined, sculpted figure. Carboxy therapy for weight loss can be suitable for the most challenging localised areas of fat such as love handles, saddle bags, tummy roll, thighs and double chin.
Carboxy therapy is a simple procedure that injects carbon dioxide gas to the treatment area to stimulate blood flow to improve the skin’s appearance and elasticity.
The specifics of the procedure will vary based on the part of the body being treated. The mechanics of the procedure, however, are mostly the same.
A tank of carbon dioxide gas is connected to a flow-regulator with plastic tubing. The physician will carefully regulate how much gas flows from the tank. The gas is emitted through the flow-regulator and into sterile tubing that has a filter at the end. The filter picks up any impurities before they reach the body. The gas then runs through a very small needle on the opposite side of the filter. The physician injects the gas beneath the skin through the needle.
The procedure is almost entirely painless. Some physicians rub numbing cream on the injection site before inserting the needle. Despite the lack of pain, some people report feeling a strange sensation briefly afterward.
Poor blood circulation is partially responsible for cellulite, stretch marks, and dark under-eye circles. Cells in the body release carbon dioxide as waste. Red blood cells take the oxygen you inhale and carry it to tissues, then pick up carbon dioxide. Eventually, the carbon dioxide is exhaled by the lungs.
We can increase blood circulation to a specific area by injecting carbon dioxide, causing the red blood cells to rush to the area. When the blood cells reach the location, they create an increase in circulation. This works to repair skin elasticity and, in the case of under-eye circles, change pigment to a healthy glow.
Stretch marks: The stretch marks you see on your body are a rupture of dermal collagen. Carboxytherapy creates new collagen, which thickens the skin and improves its appearance.
Cellulite: Carbon dioxide gas can also be injected into fat cells, which causes the cells to burst and be eliminated in the body. Cellulite is caused when subcutaneous fat protrudes through the skin. Several studies have found that carboxytherapy is both safe and effective when used to treat cellulite.
Under-eye circles: Dark circles under the eyes are usually caused by poor circulation, which creates vascular pooling. Injecting the gas under the eyelid reduces this bluish pooling and replaces it with a blush tone.
Alopecia: Alopecia (hair loss) caused by poor circulation can be treated with carboxytherapy as well.
There is no specific preparation before the procedure, though your physician may have special instructions depending on your circumstances.
A topical numbing cream may be applied to the injection area before the needle is inserted. During treatment, a small needle will be inserted into the skin into the subcutaneous tissue. From the injection point, the carbon dioxide diffuses into adjacent tissues. The excess CO2 tricks the body into sending more oxygenated blood to the area, improving circulation and overall appearance to the skin. This increased circulation is also believed to improve skin elasticity while the CO2 helps to destroy fat cells which are naturally disposed of by the body’s lymphatic system.
Results from carboxy therapy require multiple sessions of the course of several months to see results with upkeep treatments needed every 6 weeks.
Carboxytherapy is a relatively safe procedure with almost no side effects. People may have bruising at the injection site, specifically in the arms and legs. This bruising should clear up within a week. People who get the procedure for fat reduction or cellulite also shouldn’t immerse themselves in water for 24 hours, including swimming or using a bathtub.
When carboxytherapy is used to treat stretch marks and scars, it is relatively painless. This is because scar tissue does not have nerves. You may feel an itching sensation as the stretch marks are distended during the procedure. The itchiness should resolve in about five minutes.
People who use carboxytherapy for treating cellulite and fatty deposits may feel pressure during the injection, like the sensation felt during a blood pressure test. This is caused by the expanding gas. Treated areas will feel warm and tingly after the treatment for up to 24 hours, as the carbon dioxide gas does its job and circulation improves. However, you should be able to perform your normal routine after the procedure is over.
Between 15 – 45 mins
None you are good to go immediately post treatment.
DURATION OF RESULTS
Maintenance courses may be required
Carboxy therapy for the face does not result in any downtime. You are free to return to work or your normal activities straight after your treatment. You should expect slight swelling on the treated areas as well as redness when treating stretch marks and scars which will soon subside. The treatment does not require an anaesthetic of any kind.
There are no known risks associated with Carboxy injections for the face or body. It is an entirely safe treatment due to the fact that CO2 occurs naturally.
Your practitioner will assess the number of treatments you should have, according to your skin condition. Usually a course of 6 treatments is recommended.
How long carboxy therapy lasts will depend on the area and concern you wish to treat, the number of treatments you undergo and whether you return for maintenance. Carboxy injections for the face and body can have better lasting results after a full course of treatment where the skin can get to a healthy stage of rejuvenation.
If you suffer with dark circles under your eyes that are ageing your appearance or looking to fade out stretch marks and scarring, then Carboxy therapy for the face could be a suitable solution. This versatile treatment can also be used for fat reduction or as a cellulite reduction solution, targeting specific areas of stubborn fat, encouraging the disposal of unwanted fat cells in order to leave you with a smoother more toned, beautifully contoured skin.
Side effects of carboxy therapy can include bruising at the injection site, specifically in the arms and legs. This bruising should clear up within a week.
Carboxy therapy is not recommended for patients who have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, otherwise there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo this treatment..
The ideal candidate for carboxy therapy is in generally good health and is looking to treat cellulite, stretch marks, scarring, and/or dark under eye circles in a minimally invasive way.
The effect of one Carboxy treatment will last for around a week or two, but with a course of ten treatments over a couple of months, the results can last for up to six months, or even longer. The increased blood flow gradually improves the capillary network so that circulation is enhanced in the long run.
Carboxytherapy doesn’t hurt, it just feels a little “weird.” This is because of differences in the techniques used to treat the eyelids, stretch-marks, scars, and fat deposits, the sensation is slightly different depending upon what is actually being treated.
Carboxytherapy is the only treatment available for both old and new stretch marks that visibly repairs the broken collagen and is safe for all skin types. Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen and subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretch marks by rebuilding the collagen matrix. 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 stretch marks by rebuilding the collagen matrix.
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.
In addition to increasing oxygenated blood-flow to the region injected, carboxytherapy also increases collagen formation in the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.
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. The technique used to treat dark circles beneath the eyelids is different than the technique used to treat fat. However, there are some instances where we may wish to dissolve fat beneath the eyelids.
When injected via a specific technique, carbon dioxide gas is directly toxic to fat cells. The fat cells literally burst and are eliminated by the body.
We use a special machine to administer the carbon dioxide gas. There is a tank of carbon dioxide gas that is connected by plastic tubing to a flow-regulator. The flow regulator slows down the speed of the gas according to the rate selected by the physician, Dr.med. J. Infantes. The gas emerges from the flow-regulator into sterile tubing that has a filter connected at the exit to remove any trace impurities before the gas is run through a tiny needle attached to the opposite side of the filter. The pure gas is now ready to be injected beneath the skin via the tiny needle.
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