Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medical treatment.
Carboxytherapy employs injections to infuse gaseous carbon dioxide below the skin into the subcutaneous tissue through a needle.
Carbon dioxide, the invisible, odourless gas that is part of the air we breathe, is injected just under the surface of the skin using a fine needle. According to many studies, it diffuses into the surrounding tissues and causes blood vessels to dilate.
Wider vessels mean a stronger blood supply, which brings a rush of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area.
Evidence shows the carbon dioxide kills fat cells by causing them to distend, the extra oxygen eliminates fluid build-up between cells, and the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen.
Carboxytherapy, also referred to as carbon dioxide therapy or CDT is becoming more widely used within UK aesthetic clinics. The therapeutic and medical use of carbon dioxide has now been used by the medical community in Europe since the 1950s. The most common aesthetic indications for treatment with carboxytherapy are for cellulite and localised fat reduction, stretch marks (striae), acne scars, skin laxity and wrinkle reduction. Treatments are generally performed on the face, neck, arms, abdomen and thighs. Carboxytherapy uses a series of small injections with a thin needle attached to a tube which delivers tiny quantities of medical grade carbon dioxide below the skin’s surface in a controlled flow and dose via a specially designed machine. Depending on the area being treated, you should expect to pay approximately £75 per session of carboxytherapy, with reduced fee packages available.
How long till I see the results of Carboxy Therapy?
You should notice a difference after one treatment, but a course of between four and six is recommended. Each treatment takes 40 minutes. If the stretch marks are recent they should be treated once a week for five or six appointments; if they have been there for a while, once a month for five or six treatments.
What areas can be treated?
Carboxytherapy is ideally suited to the treatment of stretch marks (striae), cellulite, localised fat, skin laxity, wrinkle reduction and dark circles around the eyes. It is safe to perform on any area of the body but most commonly used on the abdomen, face, neck, arms, thighs and bottom. More recently, we have been having a great deal of success using carboxytherapy for alopecia and hair restoration.
Carboxy Eyes Treatment single session and packages
Great for dark circles under eyes, stretch marks and cellulite. £75 – £375
( For six treatments)
Carboxy Stretch Marks single session and packages
£120 – £620
( For six treatments)
Carboxy facial Lines or neck single session and packages
Carboxy therapy prices are per session. a natural treatment using oxygen for panda eyes and mummy tummy or stretch marks. £75 – £375
( For six treatments)
What is carboxytherapy used to treat?
The conditions treated by carboxytherapy include many that are also treated by mesotherapy. This is beneficial to you, as you may prefer the idea of one of the procedures, therefore there is an increased number options available to you in order to achieve the desired results.
The issues that are most commonly resolved using carboxytherapy are:
- Reducing the amount of fat in a localised area (this can be done independently or in conjunction with liposuction).
- Hair loss (alopecia).
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
- Medical conditions such as skin ulcers, diabetes-related artery conditions or erectile dysfunction.
- Improving the appearance of cellulite
- Eliminating scars that have results from acne.
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The carboxytherapy treatment
Similarly with mesotherapy, the carboxytherapy procedure is rapid, effective and requires no downtime. The carbon dioxide gas is used to encourage the blood flow through the skin. This has a number of different effects including increasing skin tone, improving the appearance of cellulite and removing fat in a specific area.
The carboxytherapy procedure has two difference processes of working. Firstly, it acts by making fat cells more delicate and prone to breaking by a method known as ‘pressure traumatism’. Secondly, the carbon dioxide stimulates the blood vessels to relax and dilate in the localised area into which it has been injected. This increases the amount of oxygen that can reach the skin as well as increasing the amount of fat reduction that can potentially occur.
This procedure is generally considered beneficial for those who wish to achieve some of the benefits of liposuction but without undergoing invasive surgery. The general results obtained from carboxytherapy are a reduced number of fat cells as well as a more toned skin appearance.
Carboxytherapy is used for the treatment of cellulite and fat reduction. Carboxytherapy works as follows; it improves circulation at the injection site by forcing red bloods cells to release oxygen and pick up C02 to be eliminated by the body. This process of oxygenating the area of concern allows for improved healing by nourishing the skin, in turn building and remodelling collagen and elastin in the area which ultimately smooths out cellulite. This is a natural reponse from the body. The process leaves the skin tighter, brighter and smoother. This treatment works well with the application of the SpaRF as it heats the subdermal layers of the skin, mechanically smoothing out cellulite as well.
Fat cells are very sensitive to C02 gas. The process weakens and fat cells for body contouring. This treatment is often combined with B12 injections and cellulite treatment for fat reduction.