Carboxy Therapy. No Needles Required!

What is Carboxy Therapy?

Carboxytherapy is a professional medical technique that, up until now, has been performed only by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It uses carbon dioxide and claims to get rid of stretch marks, cellulite, and scars, as well as plumping the skin. Microinjections of carbon dioxide are injected just beneath the surface of the skin. This is supposed to stimulate circulation and collagen production, which improves the appearance of skin. Ageing causes capillaries to become dormant, which reduces blood circulation. This deprives cells of oxygen which stops the cells’ ability to regenerate. Injecting carbon dioxide makes your body think there is an oxygen deficit and it responds by increasing the blood flow. This leads to a surge of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area, which results in cell restoration.

With the advancement of technology, the new carboxy therapy comes in the form of facial masks. Pioneered by NEOGENESIS (Korea), the RIOX NEO CO2 mask was made to utilize carboxy therapy technique.

The aggregation of gel and the mask brings out CO2 that will be held within the mask to continuously function as an oxygen carrier. As a result of this chemical reaction, necessary nutrients will be incorporated and destructive toxins will be disposed.

The unique character of RIOX NEO CO2 mask lies on reinforcing break down of subcutaneous fat, protein synthesis activity to increase skin elasticity, improvement of acne prone skin, and retaining moisture.

 

How does Carboxy Therapy work?

Carbon dioxide, the invisible, odourless gas that is part of the air we breathe, is injected just under the surface of the skin using a fine needle. According to many studies, it diffuses into the surrounding tissues and causes blood vessels to dilate.

Wider vessels mean a stronger blood supply, which brings a rush of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area.

Evidence 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, say practitioners, is fewer fat cells and firmer, younger skin. Medical studies have long shown carbon dioxide stimulates circulation. It has been used in France since the 30s 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.

Poor blood circulation is partially responsible for cellulite, stretch marks, and dark under-eye circles. Cells in the body release carbon dioxide as waste. Red blood cells take the oxygen you inhale and carry it to tissues, then pick up carbon dioxide. Eventually, the carbon dioxide is exhaled by the lungs.

A physician can increase blood circulation to a specific area by injecting carbon dioxide, causing the red blood cells to rush to the area. When the blood cells reach the location, they create an increase in circulation. This works to repair skin elasticity and, in the case of under-eye circles, change pigment to a healthy glow.

  • Stretch marks: The stretch marks you see on your body are a rupture of dermal collagen. Carboxytherapy creates new collagen, which thickens the skin and improves its appearance.
  • Cellulite: Carbon dioxide gas can also be injected into fat cells, which causes the cells to burst and be eliminated in the body. Cellulite is caused when subcutaneous fat protrudes through the skin. Several studies have found that carboxytherapy is both safe effective when used to treat cellulite.
  • Under-eye circles: Dark circles under the eyes are usually caused by poor circulation, which creates vascular pooling. Injecting the gas under the eyelid reduces this bluish pooling and replaces it with a blush tone.
  • Alopecia: Alopecia (hair loss) caused by poor circulation can be treated with carboxytherapy as well.

 

NEOGENESIS’s RIOX NEO CO2 Masks

RIOX (Rich in Oxygen) is made to utilize carboxy technique. The chemical reaction that occurs on application will incorporate necessary nutrients and dispose of destructive toxins.

Carboxytherapy is the injection of CO2 to stimulate the opening of blood vessels, increasing oxygenation nutrient delivery to the tissue that you are trying to affect.

Carboxytherapy is usually performed by injecting CO2 gas into the dermis layer but, RIOX is a needleless therapy which reduces pain and cost.

The RIOX NEO CO2 comes with 5 mask sheets, 5 rectangular sheets for neck treatment, and 5 syringes containing carboxy gel.

The aggregation of gel and the mask brings out CO2 that will be held within the mask to continuously function as an oxygen carrier. As a result of this chemical reaction, necessary nutrients will be incorporated and destructive toxins will be disposed.

The unique character of RIOX NEO CO2 mask lies on reinforcing break down of subcutaneous fat, protein synthesis activity to increase skin elasticity, improvement of acne prone skin, and retaining moisture.

Benefits of RIOX NEO CO2 masks are:

  • Improves and restores skin brightness
  • Detoxification of dermis layer
  • Balances oil & moisture level
  • Even out skin tone
  • Tightens pore
  • Reduction of pigmentation, freckles, spots
  • Hydration and moisturizing of the skin
  • Clear acne and post-acne marks

 

Ingredients

 

Clinical Data

Using RIOX for three weeks resulted decrease in redness and acne.

 

The effectiveness of RIOX mask. Before & After pictures were taken 4 weeks after the usage of RIOX.

 

What are the side effects of Carboxy Therapy?

Carboxy therapy is a relatively safe procedure with almost no side effects. Carbon dioxide is a natural by-product of the body and is not toxic even in elevated doses unless a pre-existing medical condition exists. After a treatment the gas is totally reabsorbed within 5 minutes and the area treated returns to normal.

Carboxyt herapy safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can erase years off one’s face and is one of the most effective methods of achieving a significant aesthetic improvement within 2 to 6 months when the effects of collagen stimulation and remodelling become evident.

Some first-time users experience a stinging sensation, this is due to the chemical reaction that takes place effectively helps to eliminate unwanted toxins from the skin whilst at the same time increasing skin nutrition. The active ingredients will improve skin elasticity and strengthen pores, expression lines will be softened and the skin will feel firmer and look more radiant as skin tone is balanced.

 

References

  1. Georgia S. K. Lee MBBS, MD, Quality survey on efficacy of carboxytherapy for localized lipolysis, 2016, Wiley Online Library, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocd.12242/full
  2. Healthline, What You Should Know About Carboxytherapy, 2017, https://www.healthline.com/health/carboxytherapy#modal-close
  3. R. Pianez, F. S. Custódio, R. M. Guidi, J. Nunes de Freitas, and E. Sant’Ana, Effectiveness of carboxytherapy in the treatment of cellulite in healthy women: a pilot study, 2016; 9: 183–190, Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5001663/
  4. My Face My Body, What is Carboxy Therapy?, http://www.myfacemybody.com/au/procedures/non-surgical/carboxy-therapy/
  5. NEOGENESIS, RIOX NEO CO2 Carbon Mask, Product Introduction, 2016.
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  • January 31, 2018
  • Aphrodite and Hebe

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