Our skin tells our story; stretch marks are a memory of youthful growth spurts, or even having your first child. Sometimes, however, it would be nice if those stories weren’t told quite so loudly! If you’re looking to dramatically reduce the appearance of your tiger stripes, Carboxy therapy is a safe, natural treatment that will revitalize your skin.
Stretch marks – or Striae, as you may see them called – occur when your skin is stretched, causing the breakdown of collagen. You may see reddish or purple-coloured marks, which indicate newly formed striae, or white ones, which are the older damaged areas. Carboxy therapy uses CO2, which is present in our bodies at all times, to increase blood flow to the affected areas, resulting in a rush of oxygen and nutrients, which give your cells the boost they need to repair themselves and start producing more collagen again. The treatment is also highly effective for scars.
The CO2 is injected directly into the stretch mark or scar, producing small bubbles that appear under the skin for a few moments. It’s entirely safe, suitable for all skin types, and after just one treatment the appearance of the stretch marks or scar decreases, with pigmentation returning to the striae. Usually, a course of 6 treatments is recommended, depending on the severity of the stretch marks or scar, but we will work with you to establish a personalized treatment plan suitable to your needs.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our treatment coordinators to discuss your treatment options.
Carboxy Therapy is a simple non-invasive process that involves injections of carbon dioxide gas into the problematic areas. The duration of the treatment depends on the areas to be treated and is going to be assessed by your practitioner.
There is no downtime as it is a non-invasive treatment. Your practitioner will assess the number of treatments you require for optimum results, but usually, we recommend a minimum of 6 treatments of each therapy.