What Is Carboxytherapy And How Does It Work?
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. Carboxytherapy is used for the treatment of dark under-eye circles, stretch-marks, cellulite reduction, and non-surgical fat sculpting on the face and the body.
Carboxytherapy – Stretchmarks
Stretchmarks (striae distensae) occur when the skin is stretched to the point where the dermal collagen ruptures. Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen and subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretchmarks by rebuilding the collagen matrix. When injected via a specific technique, carbon dioxide gas is directly toxic to fat cells. The fat cells literally burst and are eliminated by the body.
Treatment with Fractional CO2
SmartXide DOT Therapy is a revolutionary laser skin resurfacing method that has been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Like traditional laser resurfacing, DOT Therapy uses a CO2 laser to reduce the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, redness and sun damage.
How does Fractional Laser Treatment work?
The laser pulses places tiny holes in the skin. Columns of damage tissues are selectively removed, leaving surrounding skin intact. The treatment shortens healing time and stimulates the bodys own natural process of creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below and reversing photo-aging and clearing age spots.