Face contour and smoothing

Carboxytherapy for Scarring

CO2 is a nontoxic gas that is naturally produced by cells as they undergo the process of metabolism. CO2 therapy for cutaneous use was introduced in France in 2000.1 Carboxytherapy has been used to treat stretch marks, skin laxity, cellulite, dark circles under the eyes, and scars. It is believed that its mechanism of action is twofold. First, the mechanical injection of the CO causes destruction of fat cells and interruption of surrounding connective tissue. Second, as the CO2 accumulates in tissues, it induces dilation of capillaries and stimulates an inflammatory response that increases collagen deposition and reorganization and eventually improves skin texture and tone.
The injection of CO2 has been shown to be relatively safe, with little to no toxicity.

As such, carboxytherapy can be used as an adjunct to liposuction in order to remove any irregularities. Furthermore, its revascularization and collagen-remodeling effects make carboxytherapy useful for improving unsightly scars.
Treatment with carboxytherapy is relatively painless. The injection is carried through a 30-gauge, 5/8-inch needle with the bevel directed toward the skin. Patients typically experience a light tingling sensation at the injection site that soon dissipates. The area might feel warm for 10 to 20 minutes, and there may be some ecchymosis at the injection site.

The subcutaneous crepitus that ensues is usually resolved within 1 hour, and patients are asked to avoid hot baths, hot tubs, and saunas for about 4 hours. A typical treatment protocol consists of 10 to 20 weekly treatments. Results are usually noticed after the fifth treatment, and improvement is seen with subsequent treatment.
Because of the relative absence of toxicity, ease of use, and predictable results, carboxytherapy is an excellent addition to the armamentarium of cosmetic surgeons


Botox® injection treatments are commonly used to treat all areas of the face, as these treatments can combat both fine lines and also deep wrinkles. Botox® treatments have been used as Cosmetic Treatments since the late 1980’s.

Dermal Fillers  

Dermal Fillers are an instant way to erase tell-tale lines and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers (also known as Wrinkle Fillers or Facial Fillers) are popular and versatile anti-ageing injectable treatment that plumps, volumises and lifts the skin leaving it smooth, contoured and youthful.

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