Carboxytherapy is rapidly becoming known as the leading skin rejuvenation treatment. While the body naturally gets oxygen through breathing, the oxygen levels in your skin drop drastically as you age. Carboxytherapy involves injecting tiny amounts of Carbon dioxide (CO2) beneath the skin to trigger the body into sending a surge of oxygen and nutrients to the skin aiding in stimulating cell restoration and skin rejuvenation. This safe, minimally invasive and clinically proven treatment can be used for stretch marks, scars, cellulite, dark circles under the eyes, skin rejuvenation and hair loss.

How does carboxytherapy work?
By injecting tiny amounts of CO2 just beneath the skin's surface, carboxytherapy prompts the body to respond by increasing the blood flow and growth factors giving the skin a surge of oxygen and nutrients to improve cell restoration, stimulate collagen to the skin and reduce water retention in the area. Since poor circulation is the cause for cellulite, stretch marks and dark under-eye circles, this treatment can be very effective. When the gas is heated and injected deep into the fat, at high volume, carboxytherapy can break up resistant fat cells and stimulate new vessels. When the lymphatic system is targeted, Carboxytherapy can be used to improve lymphatic drainage and circulation, improving the texture and appearance of cellulite.
What does the procedure involve?
During your first consultation at Nubian Medical Aesthetics, you will meet Dr Tladi. After discussing your desired goals and issues, she may suggest carboxytherapy. Using a tank or carbon dioxide connected to a tube and needle, Dr Tladi will control how much CO2 is injected into the area. The carbon dioxide gas is then injected under the skin through the needle. While the treatment is painless, most people feel a throbbing sensation and mild discomfort for a few minutes. The CO2 is quickly diffused from the injection site to the surrounding tissue, and the gas should be completely absorbed within 5 minutes. Once absorbed the area may be a sight bit inflamed and may bruise from the needle.
How many sessions are needed?
How many sessions will depend on each person but typically 4 – 6 sessions are needed for the face every 2 – 4 weeks. From there maintenance may only be needed when the issue resurfaces in 6 – 8 months.
Is carboxytherapy safe?
While carboxytherapy treatments are safe, during your assessment, Dr Tladi, who is a qualified doctor, will evaluate whether or not there are any contra-indications for the treatment.



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