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.