Carboxytherapy is the administration of carbon dioxide [CO2] gas for therapeutic purposes. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and scars are believed to caused, at least in part, due to poor blood-flow to the region.

By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the area, we are “tricking” the body into increasing the oxygen flow to the area by compelling the red blood cells to pick up all of the excess CO2 that we injected so that it can be carried back to the lungs for elimination from the body with the next exhalation.

Stretch marks or striae distensae, as they are known technically, are a form of scarring caused by tearing of the dermis. Stretch marks are caused by rapid growth or rapid weight changes, typically associated with pregnancy. They will diminish over time but they do not disappear completely. Stretch makrs can also be caused by hormonal changes again with pregnancy but also in puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, hormone replacement therapy.

Although there are a number of treatments for stretch marks including topical treatments and IPL and Laser, Carboxytherpay is the only treatment that acts on the root cause of the problem. By actually repairing the and rebuilding the collagen matrix carboxytherapy is not only a more permanent solution it is also suitable for the treatment of old and new stretchmarks and can be used on all skin types.

Cellulite refers to the fat bulges on the buttocks and thighs of the overwhelming majority of the female population. Women have developed the ability to build fat in this way over millenian as part of the female body’s strategy of storing fat for pregnancy. Not only do women differ from men in this way, the structure of their skin is different, it is regualted by hormones and the fatty deposits do not respond to excercise and diet in the same way as mens.

Cellulite is caused by damage to the fibrous septae, a layer of connective tissue formed of collagen, between the dermis and the subcutaneous fat. When the fibrous septae is damaged the fat cells are pushed up through the damaged areas giving the skin the definitive dimpled appearance we know as cellulite.

Carboxytherapy is really effective treatment for dark circles under the eyes. In the majority of cases these circles are caused by poor blood circulation beneath the lower eyelids, known as vascular pooling.

Injecting carbon dioxide under the skin of the lower eyelid causes circulation to be increased resulting, in a marked improvement in the dark pigmentation. Treatments are short, virtually painless and risk free. The number of treatments required varies between 2 and 6, depending on the nature of the pigmentation and treatments are spaced one week apart.

Carboxytherapy is one of the so called lunch-procedures, as there is no hospitalization or anesthesia required. Patients can resume their daily routine immediately after procedure.

Clinically proven efficacy, simplicity and absence of toxity and complications make Carboxytherapy highly desirable and effective treatment.