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About Carboxytherapy
Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas [CO2] for therapeutic purposes. Carboxytherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease. In South America and Europe, carbon dioxide therapy has been applied to the treatment of stretch marks, cellulite, and hypertrophic scars with impressive results. Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves circulation, encourages collagen repair, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and destroys localized fatty deposits. Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our very being. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide, and in turn give us the oxygen that we need. There are no known risks associated with carboxytherapy. Carbon dioxide injection.

Carboxytherapy – The Mechanics
Carbon dioxide is present in our bodies at all times. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide, and in turn give us the oxygen that we need. Carbon Dioxide also happens to be the signal for poor blood circulation in the body. All cells in the body, regardless of their job (heart cells, brain cells, skin cells) release as their waste product carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the “cost of doing business” of any cell in our bodies. So, we breathe in oxygen to our lungs, the red blood cells pick up the oxygen in our lungs and carry it to our tissues until they encounter an area that has been working hard and has an excess of carbon dioxide. When the blood cells are exposed to high concentrations of carbon dioxide, they flip their conformation, release the oxygen molecules, and pick up the carbon dioxide so that we can exhale it from our lungs. In a sense, by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas just below the surface of the skin, we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to have some root cause in poor blood circulation.

Lisa A. Zdinak, M.D. is the chief surgeon and medical director of Precision Aesthetics in New York City. She is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon with specialty training in advanced techniques in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. Dr. Zdinak was among the first physicians to introduce carboxytherapy to the United States and continues to innovate proprietary treatment protocols for the use of carboxytherapy in facial rejuvenation, stretch mark therapy, and body contouring. She designed and wrote the first guidelines for its use in eyelid rejuvenation in the United States. Dr. Zdinak is the invited English language editor of, an international resource for physicians and patients to exchange their expertise and experiences in this rapidly growing field of aesthetic medicine. Dr. Zdinak recently introduced the CO2Touch™ Brazilian carboxytherapy technique to her Manhattan Clientele. CO2Touch™ delivers a continuous stream of gently heated gas that is adjustable for added patient safety and comfort. Dr. Zdinak is one of the only physicians in New York to offer carboxytherapy for the treatment of dark undereye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks. Along with CO2Touch™ Brazilian carboxytherapy, Dr. Zdinak now offers the latest techniques in treating stretch marks yielding faster, more dramatic results. Carboxytherapy is a safe, in-office procedure with minimal to no downtime and yields visible results.

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