May 20, 2024
Carboxy Therapy

Carboxy Therapy: An Innovative Non-Surgical Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation

What is Carboxy Therapy?

Carboxy treatment, also known as carbotreatment, is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that involves injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) gases into the skin. The CO2 gas is administered through a series of microscopic injections using a fine needle just under the skin. This causes the skin to generate new collagen and elastin fibers, thereby smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles over time.

How does it work?

When CO2 gas is injected into the skin, it creates a mechanical effect that stimulates production of collagen and elastin. The body’s natural response is to produce more of these proteins to repair the affected tissue. Collagen provides structure and support to the skin, while elastin allows the skin to snap back into shape when stretched. Increased collagen and elastin production results in firmer, tighter and more youthful looking skin.

Carboxy Therapy treatment also works through a vasodilating effect. The CO2 causes tiny blood vessels near the skin’s surface to expand, increasing blood flow to the area. This boosts delivery of oxygen and nutrients that promote natural skin repair and remodeling processes. The technique essentially tricks the body into thinking it’s undergoing a minor injury so it responds with increased healing activity and collagen synthesis.

Benefits for skin rejuvenation

Some of the main cosmetic benefits of carboxy treatment for skin rejuvenation include:

– Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, hands or other areas.

– Firms and tightens sagging skin, especially around problem zones like the cheeks or jowls.

– Improves skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

– Minimizes the look of scars and stretch marks.

– Brightens skin complexion and fades age spots or hyperpigmentation over time.

– In some cases, it can lift and contour facial features for a slimmer appearance.

– Has long-lasting effects when a series of 4-6 weekly treatments are completed. Skin continues improving for months after the final session.

– Provides natural looking results without extensive downtime like surgery or harsh chemical peels.

How is it performed?

A typical carboxy treatment session takes 30-45 minutes. The skin is cleaned and dried, then a cold gel is applied to numb the area and relax muscles for more comfortable injections. Using a very fine needle, the cosmetic professional or esthetician will carefully inject CO2 gas into the deep dermis layer of skin in multiple points.

Injection sites are usually spaced about 1/2 inch apart and targeted to problem zones that need lifting and tightening. Gentle massaging or tapping helps disperse the carbon dioxide evenly underneath the skin surface. Patients may feel minor stinging, burning or brief pins and needles during injections but it’s generally well tolerated. Downtime is minimal with redness and swelling subsiding within a few hours.

Protection and downtime

After the treatment, a gentle moisturizer can be applied and makeup worn immediately if desired. Strenuous exercise, steam rooms and direct sun exposure should be avoided for 24-48 hours to allow the skin to recover fully without risking hyperpigmentation. Treatments are spaced 1 week apart for optimal results. Most people gradually notice improvements after 2-4 treatments, with maximum effects generated by the final session in a package of 6. Maintenance touch-ups may be needed every 6-12 months.

Safety and side effects

When performed by a qualified medical professional, carboxy treatment has an excellent safety profile. Minor side effects can include mild bruising, redness or swelling at injection sites that usually fades quickly. Rare risks include temporary numbness, tingling or small blisters. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to choose a licensed, experienced provider and avoid low-cost deals that may compromise safety standards. The treatment is also generally not suitable during pregnancy or for those with certain medical conditions like cryoglobulinemia. Otherwise, it works well for all skin types and colours.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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