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Carboxytherapy in Aesthetic Medicine

  • Nina KoutnáEmail author

Abstract

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a trace gas of the atmosphere (cca 0.038%), it is noninflammable, nontoxic in small concentrations, nonallergenic, and 1.5 times heavier than the air. The gas can be used for aesthetic purposes. The technique is described as well as the pitfalls. In aesthetic medicine, results were reached in skin rejuvenation, in the treatment of certain types of scars, especially atrophic ones, of striae atrophicae distensae (stretch marks), and of so-called cellulite.

Keywords

Connective Tissue Growth Factor Hypertrophic Scar Alopecia Areata Acne Scar Atrophic Scar 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

The author thanks Prof. Dr. August Bernd, University Frankfurt/Main, Germany, for kind revision of the section about cellular reactions on mechanical effect of the gas flow.

Disclosure:I have no significant interest with commercial supporters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GHC Clinic PraguePraha 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Praha 8Czech Republic

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