Carboxytherapy is now available at aesthetiQue.

This stunning new modality of therapy is cutting edge, and has not been available in Botswana until now.

What is Carboxytherapy?

Carboxytherapy is a procedure that uses injected carbon dioxide, and helps to get rid of stretch marks, cellulite and scars, as well as plumping the skin. Injections of varying volumes of carbon dioxide are carefully placed just beneath the surface of the skin.

This stimulates circulation development, and improvement by vessel dilatation, and the production of collagen, which improves the overall appearance of skin. Ageing causes capillaries to constrict and become dormant, which reduces blood circulation. Carboxytherapy reverses this unhealthy trend.

Injecting carbon dioxide makes your body think there is a severe local lack of oxygen, and it responds by increasing the blood flow. This leads to reactive vasodilatation causing a surge of oxygen and nutrient supply to the treated area, which results in cell restoration.

For a more complete and in depth description of this amazing skin rejuvenation treatment, click here.

And here is a fun YouTube movie showing carboxy therapy in action!

How does it work?

Carbon dioxide, the invisible, odourless gas that is a very small part of the air we breathe in, and a larger part of the air we exhale, is injected just under the surface of the skin using a fine needle.

Evidence also shows the carbon dioxide kills fat cells by causing them to distend, the extra oxygen eliminates fluid build-up between cells, and the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen.

The result is fewer fat cells, and a firmer, younger skin. Medical studies have long shown carbon dioxide stimulates circulation. It has been used in France since the 1930's to treat patients suffering from poor circulation, blocked arteries and heart problems. More recently, research by the University of Siena in Italy showed carboxytherapy is effective at smoothing skin and reducing fat.

Does it hurt?

Each injection feels like a small sting, on a much smaller level of pain than electrolysis.

How long till I see the results?

You should notice a difference after one treatment, but a course of between four and six is recommended.

Each treatment takes 40 minutes. If the stretch marks are recent they should be treated once a week for five or six appointments; if they have been there for a while, once a month for five or six treatments.