Carboxy Therapy for Stretch marks
Our skin tells our story; stretch marks are a memory of youthful growth spurts, or even having your first child. Sometimes, however, it would be nice if those stories weren’t told quite so loudly! If you’re looking to dramatically reduce the appearance of your tiger stripes, Carboxy therapy is a safe, natural treatment that will revitalise your skin.
Stretch marks - or Striae, as you may see them called - occur when your skin is stretched, causing the breakdown of collagen. You may see reddish or purple-coloured marks, which indicate newly formed striae, or white ones, which are the older damaged areas. Carboxy therapy uses CO2, which is present in our bodies at all times, to increase blood flow to the affected areas, resulting in a rush of oxygen and nutrients, which give your cells the boost they need to repair themselves and start producing more collagen again. The treatment is also highly effective for scars.
The CO2 is injected directly into the stretch mark or scar, producing small bubbles that appear under the skin for a few moments. It’s entirely safe, suitable for all skin types, and after just one treatment the appearance of the stretch marks or scar decreases, with pigmentation returning to the striae. Usually a course of 6 treatments is recommended, depending on the severity of the stretch marks or scar, but we will work with you to establish a personalised treatment plan suitable to your needs.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our treatment co-ordinators to discuss your treatment options.
Summary of Carboxy Therapy
- Procedure Time From 30 minutes
- Back To Work Immediately
- Anaesthetic None
- Downtime None
- Duration Of Results Results are long lasting depending on lifestyle, age and skin condition.
- Results Reduced appearance of stretch marks. Course of 6 treatments recommended.
*Individual results may vary.
Step by Step Carboxy Therapy
1 NO OBLIGATORY CONSULTATION
The first step is to book a complimentary consultation with one of our highly experienced EF MEDISPA Treatment Coordinators. Your full medical history will be taken and the treatment will be explained thoroughly. If you decide to proceed with Carboxy Therapy your next appointment with one of our practitioners will be booked before you leave the clinic.
2 MEET YOUR PRACTITIONER
During your appointment with the practitioner you will have the chance to discuss the treatment in more detail and have any of your outstanding queries answered. Your practitioner will assess the areas you want to treat and suggest the number of treatments that you need to have to eliminate stretch marks.
3 DURING THE TREATMENT
Carboxy Therapy is a simple non-invasive process that involves injections of carbon dioxide gas into the problematic areas. The duration of the treatment depends on the areas to be treated and is going to be assessed by your practitioner.
4 AFTER THE TREATMENT
There is no downtime as it is a non-invasive treatment. Your practitioner will assess the number of treatments you require for optimum results, but usually we recommend a minimum of 6 treatments of each therapy.
Carboxy Therapy FAQs
What is Carboxy Therapy and how does it work?
Carboxy Therapy is the administration of CO2 gas in the body. Scars, stretch marks, dark circles and cellulite are believed to be partly caused by poor blood-flow to the specific body area. By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the problematic areas, we are tricking the body into increasing the oxygen flow to the area by compelling the red blood cells to pick up the excess CO2 injected and send it to the lungs for exhalation. In addition Carboxy Therapy enhances the production of new collagen, enabling the restoration of the skin damage.
Which problematic area can be effectively treated by Carboxy Therapy?
Areas which the RioBlush Carboxy Therapy is most effective for treating:
- Outer Thighs
- Inner Thighs
- Front and back of legs
Is Carboxy Therapy safe?
There are no known risks associated with Carboxy Therapy. It is an entirely safe treatment due to the fact that CO2 occurs naturally.
How many treatments will I need?
Your practitioner will assess the number of treatments you should have, according to your skin condition. Usually we recommend a course of 6 treatments.