Aesthetic Treatments

How does Carboxytherapy work?

CO2 is infused just beneath the surface of the epidermis; the body interprets this as an oxygen deficiency and responds by increasing the blood flow to the area along with the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which encourages the repair and production of new blood vessels. As a result, there is an influx of oxygen and nutrients into the treated area and increase in circulation, which results in the restoration of the cells.

An increase in oxygen also has the ability to improve oedema and puffiness. On a dermal level the fibroblasts are stimulated to form new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which will have a tightening and firming effect on the skin. The heated gas during Carboxytherapy, at a high volume, will also break down excess adipose tissue and increase circulation to the area that is being treated.

Carboxytherapy can be used to treat almost any part of the face or body. The effective increase in nutrients and tissue oxygenation, which result from the treatment, mean that any part of the body would benefit from it.

What type of results can be expected?

Carboxytherapy is commonly used to treat dark circles under the eyes and creepy skin under the eyes and on the neck and décolleté, stretch marks on the body, scars, creepy skin on hands and inner arms, breast rejuvenation, psoriasis, alopecia and cellulite. In addition, Carboxytherapy can be used to improve wound healing, to treat Raynaud’s Disease and other diseases of poor blood circulation. 

How many treatments are necessary?

  • On the face, 4 to 6 treatments of Carboxytherapy sessions are required.
  • For Body/ stretch marks, 8 to 12 sessions Carboxytherapy sessions are required.
  • Clients have a 30 to 45 minute session every 2 to 4 weeks and each treatment is accumulative.
  • Touch-up session every 6 to 8 months should maintain results.

The Dermapen micro-needling treatment offers a new way for minimal invasive percutaneous collagen induction therapy in the field of aesthetic medicine. The application leads to a lot of very small punctual incisions into the skin, which starts a healing cascade, which can also be observed during injuries. This stimulates the growth of fibroblast cells that will stimulate the production of collagen, elastic fibers and hyaluronic acid. This leads to an improvement of the appearance of the skin.

the growth of fibroblast cells that will stimulate the production of collagen resulting in plumper and smoother-looking skin.

The indications for the micro-needling includes:

  • Wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Burn scars
  • Stretch marks

What are the typical areas that are treated?

The treatment is a pioneering way to treat: fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck and décolleté. Other areas of the body can also be treated such as the abdomen, back of the hands and arms. All forms of acne scars, most surgical scars including facelift scars, abdominal scars, breast plastic surgery scars, post liposuction scars, orthopedic scars, stretch marks and burn contracture scars can safely be treated. In addition stretch marks on the breasts and body and loose body skin are also safely treated.

The typical areas treated are for full face for skin rejuvenation. At Cosmoderm this treatment is the used on more difficult problems such as acne scarring and deep, ingrained wrinkles around the mouth, enlarged pores and surgical scars. The only type of scar that would not have a positive result is keloid scar tissue.

 

 

Microdermabrasion is a gentle and effective skin-care treatment that uses medical grade micro-crystals to exfoliate the surface layer of the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.  Think of it as a gentle “sandblasting” of the upper cell layers, helping to remove the build up of dead skin cells and leaving your skin fresh and glowing.

The combination of abrasion and vacuum promotes generation of new collagen, which thickens the dermis and improves resistance to the effects of ageing. Microdermabrasion can be used alone, but is usually combined with another treatment such as skin rejuvenating serums or facials.

At Cosmoderm we use the Genesis Microdermabrasion System, which is the most advanced, highest-powered medical Microdermabrasion system and are specifically recommended for Dermatologists & Aesthetic Practices.  This system also offers crystal free option in the form of disposable ‘sandpaper’ tips. This is an ideal pre-treatment for Laser as it removes the stratum corneum prior to treatment thereby enhancing the absorption of the target optimising the result and efficacy.

What is Microdermabrasion clinically effective for?

  • Dry or Oily Skins
  • Fine Lines
  • Sun Damage
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Acne (thoroughly cleans pores & hinders future breakouts)
  • Enlarged pores
  • Removing Whiteheads & blackheads
  • Scar Tissue Reduction

What is LED Light therapy

LED Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.

 

How it Works

In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that LED light therapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis.

Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in connective tissue to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the rate of wound healing.