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Carboxy therapy

Carboxytherapy uses injections to infuse medical gaseous Carbon Dioxide under the skin into the subcutaneous tissue through a needle. It eliminates fat cells, stimulates blood flow, improves skin elasticity and significantly reduces cellulite.

General indications:

  • Localized fat
  • Cellulite
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Eye wrinkles
  • Rejuvenation of hands, décolletage, neck
  • Psoriasis
  • Nasolabial folds and peri-oral wrinkles
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin whitening
  • Raynaud’ phenomenon
  • Lower limbs arterial disease and ischemia
  • Erectile dysfunction with micro vascularization disorders
  • Hair loss

General Contraindications:

  • Needle phobia
  • Stress, with history of vagal unconsciousness event
  • Severe heart failure, congestive heart disease
  • Recent heart attacks and unstable angina pectoris
  • Restrictive pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Renal failure, dialysis
  • Recent cerebrovascular accident
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Immunosuppression or deficiency
  • Patients with impaired healing
  • Connective tissue disorders or diseases
  • Bleeding disease: Willebrand’s disorder, hemophilia
  • Bacterial infection: dermatitis, cellulitis
  • Foreign body in the area to be treated (jewelry or implants)
  • Herpes simplex in acute phase and other acute skin viral infections
  • Skin disease with abnormally increases local circulation
  • Facial rosacea
  • Poikiloderma of cavit
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Anticoagulation, recent aspirin or anti-inflamatory drug intake
  • Other aesthetic procedure or skin traumatism less than 15 days prior treatment

Pre-Treatment Instruction

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
  • Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. Sculptra does take longer to see results so plan accordingly with your provider.
  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. Unless instructed by the provider.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.
  • If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.
  • Use Tylenol for discomfort.
  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
  • Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, start at least 2 days prior to injections.