Office Hours: Mon-Fri - 08:30 - 17:30 | Weekends and Public Holidays - Closed | +27 11 214 9940
Select Page

Which Conditions Can Carboxy therapy Treat?

Stretch Marks

A form of subcutaneous scar tissue, more often affecting women and seen on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and breasts. Until now, treatments have been used that improved them but did not target the root cause of damaged collagen. Carboxytherapy uniquely treats old and new stretch marks by visibly repairing the collagen matrix.


This is the uneven “orange-peel skin” seen on the thighs and buttocks of over 95% of the normal average female population. The fatty cells stored in these areas have a layer of connective tissue, and when this becomes damaged, the fat cells protrude and cause the bulges that are called cellulite.

Skin Rejuvenation

Advancing age, lifestyle, smoking and the environment all cause damage to our skin. Wrinkles, age spots, dull skin texture, and areas of discolouration are just a few examples of this damage. Carboxytherapy acts to refresh and revitalize the skin, boost collagen and cell renewal and improve circulation.

Dark Under Eye Circles

Usually a result of poorly oxygenated cells and because of the thinness of the skin, the effect is more visible. Age aggravates the appearance since we lose subcutaneous fat, which can mask the darkness below the surface of the skin.

Facial Lines and Poor Skin Texture

The effects of aging, smoking and environment, such as Crows Feet, Sleep lines, Wrinkles and dull skin texture are all improved by Carboxytherapy, which stimulates collagen and cell renewal.

Neck and Aging Décolleté

Age causes sagging and crepey skin in several areas. Carboxytherapy offers a firming and lifting effect on crepey necks and décolleté and tones and firms the skin by stimulating collagen, and the breakdown of fat cells.

Hand Rejuvenation

Age shows on the hands and face soonest and most visibly. The stimulation of blood flow and cell and collagen renewal will help to plump and smooth the hands and diminish age spots, making hands appear much younger.

Alopecia (Male pattern baldness) and Hair Loss

Hair loss and thinning hair are caused by a combination of factors, including genetics and poor circulation. Carboxytherapy, also often combined with Mesotherapy, has proved effective in helping reverse these trends, by stimulating hair growth factors and blood circulation.

Step by Step Treatment Process


Suitability, effectiveness of certain treatments and aesthetic results will vary from patients to patients. All photos of before and after are actual patients of The Melrose Aesthetic Centre unless stated otherwise. We do not give indication, promises or guarantees to all our readers or website and social media visitors that they could reasonably expect for themselves identical or equivalent or similar results to those portrayed in the “Before and After” photographs. Suitability, Effectiveness and aesthetic results may and can vary from one patient to another.

How Does It Work?

As we age, the body undergoes a general slowing down in many of its normal renewal processes. We need oxygen to breathe, and so does your skin.

Part of the aging process delivers less oxygen to the skin, as it is redirected where it is required most. It is estimated that oxygen levels in the skin drop by up to 25 percent by middle age. Because of this, the decline in regeneration of collagen and cells causes the skin to slowly lose its elasticity and plumpness, which makes the skin look old. Additionally the small subsurface veins start to become less active, so depriving cells of oxygen, and all of this adds to the degeneration process, accelerating both aging, as well as skin irritations, inflammation and age spots.

Carboxytherapy treatment infuses warmed Carbon Dioxide gas beneath the skin in the areas being treated, using a fine needle. As the body recognizes this, it immediately interprets it as a lack of oxygen, and speeds oxygen flow to the area, improving circulation, which in turn stimulates cell reproduction, and breaks down fat.

When Do We Advise Against It?

If you have any serious Medical problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, skin infections, are using Immuno-suppressant drugs, suffer from anemia, or are pregnant or lactating, please advise your Specialist before commencing any treatment.

What Is The Typical Course Of Treatment?

For the face, a course of between four and six treatments is usually required for optimum results. Each session would last between 15 and 30 minutes and occur bi-weekly. Touch up treatments may be called for, on average, every six to eight months, depending on results. Lasting youthfulness is not an overnight miracle!

What Can You / Can’t You Expect From The Treatment?

There is minimal discomfort, and most describe the treatment as feeling like a dull throb or slight pressure in the treated area. Within a short period, the gas is completely absorbed and diffused by the body normally and there may be some redness or slight bruising. There is no pain afterward, just a crackling sensation under the skin till the gas dissipates.

There is no downtime, and you can resume normal activity immediately. It is advisable not to rub or wet the treated areas for about 4 hours afterward.

What Are The Unwanted Effects / Risks Of The Treatment?

There are no known risks or unwanted side effects with Carboxytherapy, and millions of people have been treated worldwide without reported adverse effects, provided medical conditions history are disclosed in advance to their treatment Specialist. It is considered totally safe.

CO2 occurs naturally in our bodies, and is not toxic, even in large doses if used correctly. The gas is produced naturally in the cells as a part of their respiration process.

Find out more about this procedure!

The information and advice published or made available through the website is not intended to replace the services of a physician or health care professional acting under a physician’s supervision, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Each individual’s treatment and/or results may vary based upon the circumstances, the patient’s specific situation, as well as the health care provider’s medical judgement and only after further discussion of the patient’s specific situation, goals, risks and benefits and other relevant medical discussion. Testimonials made by any person(s) on this site are not intended to substitute for this discussion or evaluation or as a guarantee as to outcomes. Examples of treatment outcomes in this website are not intended to convey any warranty, either express or implied, as to outcomes, promises or benefits from treatment. Whether to accept any treatment by a patient should be assessed by the patient as to the risks and benefits of such procedures and only after consultation with a health care professional.

Make a booking Now! - The Melrose Aesthetic Centre
Send an Enquiry Now! - The Melrose Aesthetic Centre
Join our Mailing List! - The Melrose Aesthetic Centre
Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive our monthly specials before anyone else!

You have Successfully Subscribed!