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CO2 IMPROVES LOCAL BLOOD CIRCULATION AND TISSUE PERFUSION, PROVIDES INCREASED OXYGEN DELIVERY AND STIMULATES CAPILLARY CIRCULATION.

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CARBOXYTHERAPY - CARBONDIOXID THERAPY

History

Carboxytherapy has been used since 1932. The method is based on the experience gained in balneotherapy and was first used in the French resort of Royat.

In balneotherapy (spa medicine), "gas injections" are known, which are used mainly for treatment of joint diseases, in cases of poor blood circulation in the lower limbs (ischemia), skin blood supply disturbance in patients with diabetes, as well as for the treatment of some patients with systemic vascular and heart diseases (bradycardia, low blood pressure). Over the past two years to the fore the use of this unique method in dermatology, aesthetic dermatology and anti-aging medicine.

 

State-of-the-art

A large number of scientific papers on the remarkable properties of this therapeutic method has already been published.

World congresses dedicated to retardation and reducing the effects of aging, as well as world-renowned organizations focused on rejuvenation, are permanently and increasingly actively promote this unique method as the least aggressive and most comfortable for patients, having a great efficiency and being free of side effect risk.

For example, in Europe, this method is studied by: Siena university (Italy), the center for microangiology and hemophoresis of the University of Milan, departments in Austria and Hungary.

This method is widely represented and used in many countries (Australia, Korea, Singapore, South American countries).

Our neighbors in Prague already have a wealth of experience in application of this method, and in the past six months it was introduced in Slovakia as well, i.e. in Eastern Slovakia, in the single center - the Sanatorium Type Dermatovenereological Department, Svidník.

In Siena (Italy), an independent international organization was created focused on research in carboxytherapy - G.I.S.C. - International Scientific Carbondioxide Therapy Group.

 

General Information

Not surprisingly, carboxytherapy is increasingly popular among the world's leading experts and celebrities, having a clear advantage over some other aggressive rejuvenation techniques (e.g., lasers, gold thread, facelifting). It is used by not only customers who want to reduce the signs of aging and elegantly apply a new method of rejuvenation, but also, for example, by patients with non-healing leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers or non-healing surgical wounds.

Carboxytherapy application is also efficient with some signs of psoriasis in combination with traditional therapies, in focal scleroderma (local sclerosis) and hair loss.

In aesthetic dermatology, the vasodilation effect and the ability to induce recovery of intradermal collagen are mainly used . In this case, the effect is visible rather quickly (typically after two procedures, for example, for 7-14 days). A significant improvement is achieved in skin tonicity (turgor) and other aesthetic parameters (in treatment of damaged skin areas on the abdomen, arms, inner thighs, chin and eyelids - but here the treatment requires a lot of experience).

The improvement and the effect of carboxytherapy are evident with stretch marks or cellulite, scars (including old and large, especially after burns). Excellent results are obtained from using carboxytherapy for correction after several unsuccessful operations, for example, after liposuction, or directly in the modeling of problem parts of the body (hips, abdomen, stomach). In this case, a visible effect is achieved after 5-10 procedures.

Naturally, there are patients who do not respond to application of carboxytherapy according to their expectations. Typically, it is accounted for by health-detrimental behavior and some habits that the patient is not willing to change.  

 

WHAT IS CARBOXYTHERAPY?

  • Subcutaneous gas injections
  • Minimally invasive method
  • Without surgery
  • Non-aggressive
  • Non-toxic
  • Safe method
  • Does not cause embolization
  • Inexpensive
  • Patien-friendly
  • With no side effects

  

Principle

The method is based on intruduction of medical carbon dioxide – CO2 into subdermal tissues with small needles. The method does not require anesthesia – pain treatment. The procedure is safe and non-toxic, since CO2 is naturally produced by our body cells every day of our lives. It is a by-product of metabolism, which is transported in blood and exhaled by the lungs. In addition, medical CO2 is also used in laparoscopy.

 

Method of Administration

Medical carbon dioxide applications in dermatology and aesthetic medicine is facilitated by a special device INCO2 manufactured in Slovakia. The parameters are set individually in accordance with the indications and the place of application using the computer and the procedure itself is done with very thin needles. Parameter setting is adjusted according to the patient's sensitivity. The procedure in no event may be unpleasant or painful for the patient. In this case, the parameters are set up as long as the patient does not have any unpleasant sensations.

One procedure takes from 20 to 40 minutes, and the quantity of the carbon dioxide administered is always safe from the patient's perspective.


Systemic Effect

  • Reduction of local fat tissue
  • Improvement of local blood circulation and supply
  • Increase of oxygen in skin
  • Skin elasticity improvement
  • Reduction of skin irregularity
  • Improvement of the results obtained by body sculpting

 

Used in medical fields

  • General dermatology
  • Aesthetic dermatology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Angiology

 

Medical indications

  • Psoriasis
  • Varicose veins - varix dilatation and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency
  • Trophic ulcers - chronic wounds
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Ischemic wounds
  • Post-operative and post-traumatic wounds
  • Acrocyanosis
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Morbus Burger
  • Alopecia – loss of hair
  • Sclerodermia

 

Beauty medicine

  • Reduction of rhytides
  • Cutaneous rejuvenation
  • Skin elasticity increase
  • Deep and surface rhytide effacement
  • Subcutaneous fat reduction
  • Changing of shape, for example, after liposuction
  • Lipomatosis
  • Significant improvement of cellulitis
  • A significant change until removal of stretch marks (for example, after pregnancy), scars
  • Treatment of keloids

 

Application areas:

  • Face
  • Neck and decollete area
  • Abdomen
  • Lower limbs
  • Upper limbs
  • Buttocks
  • Areas adjacent to chronic and unhealing wounds
  • Areas adjacent to post-traumatic wounds

 

Method Safety

  • Guaranteed by the usage of a system certified in Europe
  • The manufacturer guarantees non-toxicity subject to compliance with all recommendations and the use of medical CO2
  • The device controls gas purity, amount, temperature, application time and rate, provides gas sterilization

 

Therapeutic Effect

Clients or patients often observe a positive effect from the use of the method as soon as 1-2 procedures are completed. And it could be said that in some respects, such as rejuvenation of face areas, the final result and, in particular, safety, are better that those when botulinum toxin is used.

In aesthetic dermatology, in modeling risk areas, the effect is observed only after 6-8 procedures, however, at least 10 procedures are recommended with 1-2 procedures weekly, and in the future subject to the condition of the skin and the effect achieved. The Influence of some skin diseases lasts even longer.

The retention of the resulting effect depends on the lifestyle as well. Subject to a healthy diet, regular exercise, limiting alcohol and other harmful substances consumption the effect achieved is a long-term effect, and to improve it it is recommended to repeat the treatment 2-3 times a year.


Unwanted Effects

This method is only associated with few uncomfortable situations that are largely caused by the use of the needle which may cause minor bruising in the treated areas. This kind of problem is very rare and occurs only in 5% of all cases. If bruises do occur, they usually disappear within a few days without leaving any traces. Cracks which may occur during the procedure, are not grounds for termination of therapy, the treatment is suspended only for 1 hour.

During treatment, a chilly, itchy or burning sensation may occur, similar to that of the snow. These feelings will disappear within a few minutes.


Contraindications

Absolute Contraindications:

  • Acute infectious disease
  • Herpetic desease
  • Hyperthermia, fever
  • Severe ischemic heart disease  
  • Acute embolia
  • Thrombophlebitis and phlebothrombosis
  • Gangrene
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Uncompensated high blood pressure
  • History of blood stroke

 

Relative contraindications:

  • Severe obesity - fat accumulation (adipositas per magna BMI exceeding 30)
  • Blood-clotting disorder
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation

 

General Risks Associated with Injections

  • Temporary peripheral nerve injury (decreased skin sensitivity)
  • An infection followed by the formation of ulcers, for example, an injection abscess

 

The number of carboxytherapy procedures:

To be determined upon the patient's wishes and the treatment area diagnosis.

  1. To be determined upon the patient's wishes and the treatment area diagnosis.
  2. The number of procedures is based on the area being treated and the patient's wishes and is typically 10 procedures on the average.

 

Warnings:

Carboxytherapeutical treatment may only be performed by a specially trained doctor with an appropriate certificate which he/she must produce upon request.

After the treatment, the further follow-up is performed by the same doctor.

Carboxytherapy is a method of medical and aesthetic care not covered by health insurance. A patient must bear the carboxytherapy cost himself.

As is the case with other medical and aesthetic methods, a success cannot be absolutely guaranteed. The evidence of success and the exclusive character of this technique is the results of our clinical and foreign centers, patient satisfaction, and a large number of clinical studies. 

THIS METHOD IS WIDELY REPRESENTED AND USED IN MANY COUNTRIES (AUSTRALIA, KOREA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES)

EXCELLENT RESULTS ARE OBTAINED FROM USING CARBOXYTHERAPY FOR CORRECTION AFTER SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, AFTER LIPOSUCTION, OR DIRECTLY IN THE MODELING OF PROBLEM PARTS OF THE BODY (HIPS, ABDOMEN, STOMACH).

THE METHOD IS BASED ON INTRUDUCTION OF MEDICAL CARBON DIOXIDE – CO2 INTO SUBDERMAL TISSUES WITH SMALL NEEDLES. THE METHOD DOES NOT REQUIRE ANESTHESIA. THE PROCEDURE IS SAFE AND NON-TOXIC.

CLIENTS OR PATIENTS OFTEN OBSERVE A POSITIVE EFFECT FROM THE USE OF THE METHOD AS SOON AS 1-2 PROCEDURES ARE COMPLETED.

THIS METHOD IS ONLY ASSOCIATED WITH FEW UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS THAT ARE LARGELY CAUSED BY THE USE OF THE NEEDLE WHICH MAY CAUSE MINOR BRUISING IN THE TREATED AREAS. THIS KIND OF PROBLEM IS VERY RARE AND OCCURS ONLY IN 5% OF ALL CASES.

CARBOXYTHERAPEUTICAL TREATMENT MAY ONLY BE PERFORMED BY A SPECIALLY TRAINED DOCTOR WITH AN APPROPRIATE CERTIFICATE