What is Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) for therapeutic purposes. Carboxytherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease. In South America and Europe, carbon dioxide therapy has been applied to the treatment of stretch marks, cellulite, and hypertrophic scars with impressive results.
How does it work?
Carbon dioxide is present in our bodies at all times. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide, and in turn give us the oxygen that we need. Carbon Dioxide also happens to be the signal for poor blood circulation in the body. All cells in the body, regardless of their job (heart cells, brain cells, skin cells) release as their waste product carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the “cost of doing business” of any cell in our bodies. So, we breathe in oxygen to our lungs, the red blood cells pick up the oxygen in our lungs and carry it to our tissues until they encounter an area that has been working hard and has an excess of 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 under-eye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to have some root cause in poor blood circulation.
What are the benefits?
Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves circulation, encourages collagen repair, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and destroys localized fatty deposits.
Hair Restoration: PRP+CARBOXY
Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) and carboxytherapy are two amazing procedures that have shown how successful they are in other aesthetic procedures. At Signature Medspa by Dr. Rogers, we have combined these treatments to stimulate as much growth and blood flow to the affected areas, and once again wakening the hair follicles.
Are there any risks with Carboxytherapy?
There are no known risks associated with carboxytherapy.
Is Carboxytherapy right for me?
It is highly recommended that you schedule a complimentary skin analysis with our aesthetician using our Visia Skin Analysis system. After your consultation, we will be customize a treatment plan best suited for your skin.