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.
- Localized fat
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Eye wrinkles
- Rejuvenation of hands, décolletage, neck
- 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
- 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
- Anticoagulation, recent aspirin or anti-inflamatory drug intake
- Other aesthetic procedure or skin traumatism less than 15 days prior treatment
- 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.
- 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.