Carboxytherapy, also known as carbon dioxide (CO2) therapy is becoming more widely used within the UK. It is most commonly used to address localised fat, cellulite and stretch marks (striae), acne scars, skin laxity and wrinkles.
How does it work?
A small amount of CO2 gas is injected into the target area using a thin needle. Oxygen rich red blood
cells will then rush to the area to pick up the CO2 and remove it from the body via the lungs. By increasing the amount of oxygen in the treatment area, the cells will become more active and thus speed up any healing or new cell production required to rejuvenate the area.
Treatments are generally performed on the face, neck, arms, abdomen and legs.
Carboxytherapy is applied using a variable number of little punctures with a thin needle delivering small amounts of carbon dioxide under the surface of the skin.
For treating cellulite, the carbon dioxide is delivered deeper into the subcutaneous layer of the skin.
Treatment is generally said to be fairly painless, although some people may feel a minor discomfort or an itchy feeling as the gas is delivered to the tissues, sometimes described as a ‘crackling’ sensation, depending on the area treated. Most of our clients usually return to work and normal activities close after treatment.
During consultation, your clinicians at the Academy of Aesthetic Regenerative Medicine would discuss if Carboxytherapy will be of benefit as a sole treatment modality or combined to enhance other aesthetic regenerative treatment such as dermal fillers, hair restorative treatments and cell based therapies.
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