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 Amiea med 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. The cells release growth factors directly after the treatment, stimulating the production of collagen, elastic fibers and hyaluronic acid. This leads to an improvement of the appearance of the skin.

The indications for the micro-needling includes:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Burn scars
  • Stretch marks

What are the typical areas that are treated?

The Amiea med micro-needling 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.

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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

The Dermaroller system is a professional’s only device; US, FDA, and CE approved, which is used for the stimulation of the body’s own production of collagen known as collagen induction therapy. The Dermaroller is used for transdermal delivery of active cosmoceutical ingredients as well as skin rejuvenation resulting in 70 – 80 % improvement.

How does Dermaroller™ Skin needling work?

Skin Needling is a medical procedure, using a cosmetic Medical Roller. A Medical Roller is a hand held instrument studded with needles ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 mm in length. This roller is gently rolled multiple times, back-and-forth in a star-like fashion over the whole area to be treated.

The 30 minute procedure produces thousands of tiny wounds, which can penetrate as deeply as the dermis and start up the inflammation phase. The minuscule wounds caused by the needling, trigger the release of growth factors that form new tissue layers and natural collagen with hardly any downtime at all.

These minuscule injuries cause micro-bleeding, not visible on the skin and each tiny wound goes through the classic phases of wound healing, which induce growth factors and collagen induction. These growth factors are responsible for the production of new collagen, which is deposited in the dermis.

What are the typical areas that are treated? 

Skin Needling is able 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 operation, 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 most commonly treated area with Skin Needling is the face, for skin rejuvenation. We use a variety of needle lengths so as to be able to treat different depths and therefore affect different concerns on the skin. Rollers with longer needles are used on more difficult problems such as acne scarring, deep ingrained wrinkles around the mouth, burn contractures and surgical scars, whereas shorter needles are used for general rejuvenation.

The only type of scars on which Skin Needling would not have a positive result, is keloidal scar tissue.

Skin Needling cannot be performed on any active inflammatory condition including active, inflamed acne.