Carboxitherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) for therapeutic purposes.
Carboxitherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our very being. All cells in the body, regardless of their job (heart cells, brain cells, skin cells) release as their waste product carbon dioxide. When the cells are exposed to high concentrations of carbon dioxide, they flip their conformation, release the oxygen molecules, and then pick up the carbon dioxide so that it can be exhale from our lungs.
In a sense, by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide just below the surface of the skin we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area.
What is Carboxitherapy?
Carboxitherapy is a mesotherapy like non-surgical procedure used to infuse CO2 gas below the skin through a thin 30G mesotherapy needle. Treatments are quick, comfortable, effective with no down time. CO2 gas stimulates blood flow with several consequences: skin elasticity improvement and collagen production stimulation.
Carboxitherapy has now become a good anti-ageing treatment for wrinkles reduction, stretch marks and scars treatments. Carboxitherapy is a FDA approved treatment.
How many sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions differs and are related to the kind of performed treatment. Treatments for stretch marks and wrinkles reduction will require from 4 to 6 sessions .
Is CO2 toxic?
Carbon Dioxide is non toxic. Carbon dioxide is naturally produced by the cells in our bodies every day. It is a product of normal metabolism, where it is transported in the blood and exhaled.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are minimal and resolve very quickly, and include mild pain at the injection site, a crackling sensation of the skin, and possible bruising of the tissues, which did not leave any lasting effects and all of which are self limited.
How does Carboxitherapy works for dark under eye circles?
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 the flow becomes sluggish. The lack of appropriate oxygenation allows the bluish cast to show through the thin skin of the eyelids. Carboxitherapy works to improve the capillary network of the lower eyelids, as well as to increase the dermal collagen layer in the lower eyelid skin. Once a seris of treatments is completed, the skin has a more luminous appearance that lasts approximately six months.
*Improves skin appearance
*Encourages collagen repair
*Improve fine lines and wrinkles
*Improves post acne scar
*Improves dark under-eye circles
Ideal to be combined and improve any other Aesthetic treatment.