Carboxy therapy has long been used to treat dark circles under the eyes, stretch marks, cellulite and scars.
How does it work?
All cells in the body release carbon dioxide as a waste product. When we breathe oxygen into our lungs, it is delivered to all our cells and exchanged with the carbon dioxide. When the blood cells are exposed to high concentrations of carbon dioxide, they flip their conformation, release the oxygen molecules, and pick up the carbon dioxide so that we can exhale it from our lungs. In a sense, by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas just below the surface of the skin, we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Dark circles under the eyes, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to have some root cause in poor blood circulation.
Carboxy Therapy for under-eye circles
By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas just beneath the skin of the lower eyelid, circulation increases and dark circles are markedly improved. The eyes will feel and look puffy an initial sensation of pressure may be felt, however this will subside once the carbon dioxide is absorbed into the body. The treatment takes only five minutes and is virtually risk-free. A series of 4-6 treatments spaced one week apart is required to achieve improvement.
Carboxy for cellulite, stretch marks and scarring
When a small amount of carbon dioxide is injected into the area to be treated, the body will increase oxygen and blood flow to the area, causing a change in colour and skin texture. Any excess carbon dioxide is picked up by the blood cells and released from the body with the next exhalation. Carboxy not only increases oxygen to the area treated but also increases collagen formation in the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.
The treatment of scars and stretch marks is generally pain free, due to the fact that this area does not have the same ability to sense pain as other areas of the body. There may be some slight pressure felt as the carbon dioxide is injected but this again does subside.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments depends on the severity of the problem. On consultation, Dr Soliman will assess the area and determine an approximate number of sessions required. Treatments are generally spaced one week apart for optimum results.
How long does the treatment take?
Carboxy therapy takes anywhere between five and thirty minutes to complete, depending on the area being treated.
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