Are you tired of hiding your stretch marks, those small lines on the tummy or inner thighs that developed during your last pregnancy, or maybe even back in puberty? Would you like to non-surgically improve their appearance? Carboxytherapy is a unique treatment that can improve the appearance of stretch marks and address other skin concerns as well. At Co2 Lift, we’re excited about the opportunities this innovative treatment offers.
For the patients who have them, stretch marks rank as one of their primary cosmetic concerns. The lines appear most often on the stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. It seems there’s no hiding them, and even smoothing over their appearance has been difficult: until now. Carboxytherapy is a non-invasive treatment that can erase the appearance of stretch marks through a series of easy injections.
What Is Carboxytherapy?
This treatment originated in the Royal Spas of France in the 1930s, when bathing in pools of carbon dioxide-rich waters were found to renew the skin and help wounds heal quickly. In the decades since, this treatment has been used in a variety of ways to improve skin health, smooth away unwanted fat, and help with certain medical conditions. Today this sophisticated treatment can tackle some of the most stubborn and difficult-to-treat skin conditions, including stretch marks and even cellulite. It has been referred to as the biggest skincare breakthrough since botulinum toxin injections.
During treatment, small amounts of carbon dioxide gas, sometimes referred to as miracle gas, are slowly injected below the skin using a special needle. Because we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, the presence of that extra carbon dioxide tricks the body into thinking that oxygen levels are low. Red blood cells rush to the treatment area, stimulating circulation and improving the skin’s elasticity and overall appearance. Injections are the way this treatment is most often administered, but easy-to-use topical versions are also available.
Can Carboxytherapy Remove Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks develop when the skin is stretched very quickly, causing the collagen that supports the skin to rupture. Stretch marks frequently develop during pregnancy, following the growth spurts that occur during puberty, or in connection with a rapid weight loss or gain. They are an extremely common skin condition, particularly among females. Although there is no medical reason to be concerned about stretch marks, many patients are bothered by the cosmetic appearance of these harmless lines. Lots of us have tried home remedies to cure stretch marks, but very few of those work.
Carboxytherapy treats the root cause of stretch marks by creating new collagen, which can thicken the skin and ease the appearance of stretch marks. This treatment works effectively on new stretch marks that are still reddish in appearance as well as older marks that have become white with age. Patients with darker skin tones often find stretch marks particularly frustrating because the white or silvery lines are so visible. Fortunately, this treatment works quickly and effectively on all skin tones.
What Other Skin Conditions Does It Help With?
This treatment has become known for its ability to alleviate stretch marks, primarily because so many patients struggle with them. But Carboxytherapy can be used to improve the skin in many other ways as well. It can ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, erase dark under-eye circles, mute acne scars, and smooth over cellulite.
It has even been used to speed healing after chemical peels or laser treatments. This treatment can be applied to the eyelids, neck, face, arms, buttocks, stomach, and legs.
How Does Treatment Work?
When administering this injectable, your health care provider may first rub a numbing cream on the treatment area. Your provider will then perform the injection using a small needle connected by sterile tubing to a tank of carbon dioxide gas. The tank will be equipped with a filter that will pick out any impurities.
Your entire appointment will take less than 30 minutes, with most patients needing a series of sessions. There is no downtime associated with this treatment, so patients can get right back to their daily activities.
Will I Experience Any Discomfort?
The small needle that is involved means this injection is painless. And stretch marks, because they are scar tissue, don’t contain nerves, which also ensures the patient’s comfort during treatment. Some patients experience itching as the stretch marks are distended during the injection, but this only lasts a couple of minutes.
You may also experience a warm, tingling sensation around the injection site over the next 24 hours. The topical versions of this treatment are also an easy and comfortable option.
Will My Activities Be Restricted After Treatment?
It’s usually a good idea to avoid baths, particularly cold-water baths, and swimming pools for a few hours after treatment. But there are no other restrictions associated with this treatment. You’ll be able to get right back to your daily schedule.
How Frequently Should I Schedule Treatments?
Most patients undertake an initial series of treatments and then schedule follow-up sessions every few months. If you like the results you’re getting, you’ll need to keep up your appointments.
Can It Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Carbon dioxide gas injections can easily be combined with other cosmetic treatments into a long-term anti-aging regimen. This versatile skin renewal treatment complements many other treatments.
Is It Safe?
This treatment is not dangerous or harmful. Carbon dioxide is produced naturally by our bodies every day as part of the breathing process. This treatment simply infuses the area of concern with extra carbon dioxide as a way of spurring the body to repair itself.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
There’s a lot to like about this unique treatment. By bolstering blood circulation and helping the skin renew itself, this treatment can help patients address stretch marks and other frustrating skin conditions. It’s also a highly convenient treatment. Here are some of the advantages associated with carbon dioxide gas treatments:
It Helps the Skin in a Variety of Ways
Patients rave about this treatment’s ability to erase stretch marks, but it offers a host of other skin benefits as well. Carbon dioxide gas treatments can be used to eliminate puffiness around the eyes, shrink pores, brighten skin tone, and tighten the skin. If you want brighter, healthier, rejuvenated skin, this treatment is for you.
It Offers Deep Hydration
This treatment also deeply hydrates the skin, which can help turn back the clock for patients. One study found that some clients saw an improvement in sky hydration by 117% after a single treatment.
It Can Beat Back Cellulite
Cellulite ranks right up there with stretch marks when it comes to cosmetic concerns for patients. Cellulite forms when accumulated fat puts pressure on the fibrous cords that run between the skin and underlying muscle. As those fibrous cords become stressed, they tug at the skin from underneath, creating an uneven, rumpled effect.
Cellulite can be tricky to address, but the carbon dioxide gas injected as part of this treatment can cause those fat cells to burst. If you’re looking for an easy way to ease the signs of cellulite, this treatment can help.
It’s a Fat-Buster
In addition to the fat that contributes to cellulite, this treatment can also fight the fat that contributes to problem areas that diet and exercise have not helped. This treatment works on subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that lies below the skin and just over the muscles.
This type of fat doesn’t always respond to healthy living, but Carboxytherapy can help. Carbon dioxide gas damages the subcutaneous fat cells in a way that causes them to be eliminated from the body. This treatment can address unwanted fat in the arms, legs, buttocks, stomach, face, and even the eyelids.
It Gives You Tighter Skin
Carbon dioxide gas injections can also be used to tighten skin all over the body, from the knees to the upper arms to under the chin. The collagen production this treatment spurs can plump and firm skin, giving the patient greater skin elasticity and a more youthful look.
It’s Ideal for Sensitive Skin
Maybe you’ve always had sensitive skin, or perhaps you have normal skin but you want treatment for the thin, delicate skin that surrounds the eyes. Carbon dioxide gas treatments can gently and effectively treat those areas where the skin is especially thin and delicate.
It Can Help With Certain Medical Conditions
Although it gets the most attention for the cosmetic benefit it offers, this treatment can also help with arthritis, erectile dysfunction, and Alopecia, a condition in which poor circulation leads to hair loss.
It Offers Immediate Results
Some cosmetic treatments promise results that will develop over time, forcing patients to wait to see improvement. The great thing about carbon dioxide gas treatments is that some improvement is evident immediately. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up and you want a quick pick-me-up treatment, carbon dioxide gas injections can help. And because this treatment stimulates collagen production, your results will continue to develop over the next several months.
Another big advantage associated with these treatments is that they’re convenient and non-invasive. Treatments are short enough to be worked into a lunch hour, and nothing is required of the patient in the way of preparation or recovery.
If you can’t afford to take time off of work for more invasive treatment, and you’re looking for a versatile treatment that can quickly and effectively address a variety of concerns, these injections may be just what you’re looking for.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Are you wondering if you’re a good candidate for this treatment? There are a couple of signs that you may be an especially good candidate.
You’re In Good Health
The non-invasive nature of this treatment means that there aren’t a lot of medical criteria that patients have to meet to be candidates. But the ideal candidate is still someone who is in good general health and has skin that is free of disease and inflammation around the injection site.
The best patients understand this treatment and are realistic about the outcomes it offers. Carbon dioxide gas treatments are a great way of smoothing over stretch marks, cellulite, and other persistent cosmetic concerns, giving patients results that they love. But these treatments are not a permanent solution. The best patients understand Carboxytherapy and are willing to follow our recommendations regarding the frequency of treatment.
It’s Time to Put Stretch Marks in the Rearview Mirror
Have you struggled with stretch marks long enough? An injection of carbon dioxide gas can smooth those marks away, giving you results you can be proud of. This treatment can even help you with other skin concerns ranging from cellulite to the first signs of aging. Visit Co2 Lift to find out more about the amazing results Carboxytherapy offers!