Carboxy therapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas [CO2] for therapeutic purposes.
Carboxy therapy 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.
Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves circulation, encourages collagen repair, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenates skin especially effective on the decolletage, and destroys localised fatty deposits.
There are no known risks associated with carboxy therapy.
Effective treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia, using advanced RioBlush Carboxy Therapy techniques for hair follicle stimulation has produced remarkable results.
How Carboxy Therapy Works
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.
Conditions to be treated
Dark Circles. stretch marks, cellulite, sagging skin, scars, skin tightening, hair loss and psoriasis.
Each treatment takes 20-30 minutes to administer. 6-10 treatments are usually required to get good results.
Your Carboxy Therapy Consultation
The consultation is probably the most important part of a patient’s journey and should never be under-estimated.
For all new patients we always commence with a free 30 minutes consultation and for all existing patients every appointment starts with a mini-consultation and up-date.
At the Apsaras Aesthetic Clinic, our Aesthetic Medical Practitioners will carry out a thorough skin assessment and discuss individual needs on a one-to-one basis in a relaxed but informal atmosphere.
All treatments are individually planned and tailor-made to your unique requirements. During the consultation we will explain all the options and recommend the most suitable treatment, or combination of treatments, for you. We will also discuss expected procedures.