Carboxytherapy stands for the controlled application of purified carbon dioxide into various parts of the human body with the aim of improving blood circulation in the tissues to improve skin conditions like dark circles.
Carboxytherapy consists of injecting the skin with carbon dioxide, the gas that gives champagne bubbles. Carbon dioxide is an invisible, odourless gas. It is in the air we breathe and naturally occurs in the body. CO2 widens the blood vessels and increases blood flow. CO2 penetrates the red blood cells and reacts with oxygen, which generates HCO3 (hydrogen carbonate). This, in turn, lowers the pH value in the red blood cells. The lower the pH value, the more oxygen can be released from the oxyhemoglobin. The released oxygen is absorbed by the tissue cells and activates the metabolism. More oxygen results in stronger and accelerated tissue regeneration. Generally speaking, the more oxygen, the more intense the cell metabolism, and the stronger the self-healing ability of the skin in case of, for example, dark circles.
• Dark circles
• Puffiness around the eyes
• Hair loss (to enhance the effect of the XL Hair treatment)
• Improve overall skin condition
- Stop using three to seven days before treatment: an exfoliant, retinol (vitamin A cream), hormone ointment and hydroquinone.
- Stop taking blood thinners seven days before treatment (consult with your doctor if this is possible).
- Botox and/or filler treatments in the area to be treated may be performed up to two weeks prior to treatment.
- In case of symptoms such as fever or flu, you will not be treated.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the treatment cannot be performed.
- If you have taken aspirin, alcohol, anticoagulant medication, omega 3 or vitamin E up to 48 hours prior to the treatment, there is a higher risk of bruising at the site of the injections.
Before your practitioner starts the treatment, the treated area is disinfected. Next, carbon dioxide is injected beneath the skin through a little needle. You might feel “pressure” as the gas is injected under your skin. This feeling usually lasts up to 1-2 minutes.
Immediately after treatment, the eyes will be swollen for a few minutes. After a few minutes, the swelling will be mostly gone, and the skin around the eyes will be red. Because so many blood vessels run around the eyes, bruises are not always avoidable. Generally, these are quickly drained and will not be seen for more than 2-3 days. Some people experience headaches after treatment. Puffy eyes caused by fluid around the eyes for the first few days are normal. We recommend drinking plenty of water.
For the first 24 hours after treatment, avoid swimming pools, gyms and saunas. You should not undergo any other treatments for the first 72 hours after treatment. Protect your skin with SPF 50 at all times.
A series of 3 to 6 carboxytherapy treatments is often sufficient for treating puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. Fine lines under the eyes and puffiness improve because the skin becomes tighter. Dark, blue circles are reduced because blood circulation is stimulated.
|1 single treatment
|Cure of 3 treatments
|Cure of 6 treatments