After gasworld previously reported of the revolutionary new carbon dioxide-using Carboxy therapy in November, it’s emerged that a Manhattan-based doctor in the US is the first in the area to offer such a treatment for cosmetic applications.

Dr Lisa Zdinak, Oculoplastic Surgeon and Medical Skin Care Specialist, is the first Manhattan-based doctor to offer CO2Touch Brazilian carboxytherapy as a non-surgical treatment for stretch-marks, cellulite reduction, dark under-eye circles, and non-surgical fat sculpting on the face and the body.

Carboxytherapy is the administration of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas for therapeutic purposes, and CO2Touch offers the latest advances in this technology. In response to Dr Zdinak’s specialised requirements, CO2Touch was designed to deliver a continuous stream of gently heated gas that is adjustable for added patient safety and comfort.

“My newest CO2Touch technique delivers the gas in such a manner that I can customise the treatment for each patient to ensure a virtually pain-free experience. I am also seeing more dramatic results sooner with the heated gas and my modified techniques.”

“In fact, the new device and techniques have cut the number of actual patient visits in half versus the older protocol,$quot; said Dr. Zdinak.

Shining example
Over 90% of the female population is thought to suffer from cellulite, and carboxytherapy now offers a viable solution to this problem.

Carboxytherapy has been shown to destroy subdermal fat cells (fatty deposits and dimples) without harming the surrounding skin area and in addition, Dr Zdinak uses carboxytherapy to shrink fatty deposits on the face, abdomen, upper arms, knees.

Another shining and ultimately visible example of the role of gases in healthcare and cosmetics, Carboxytherapy offers obvious results by softening stretch marks and encouraging collagen formation. This process allows the scars to contract, making them thinner so they blend more evenly with the surrounding skin.

Carboxytherapy has also been proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles, and with the invention of CO2Touch Brazilian carboxytherapy, treating this condition has never been more simple and effective.

South American demand
In November 2007, gasworld noted how Carboxytherapy had become increasingly popular in South America as a treatment for cellulite and in both North and South America as a form of treatment for skin ageing.

The therapy had even been labelled as ‘Miracle Gas’ by Brazilian Vogue Magazine.

As recently as this month it seemed the trend for gas-consuming alternative therapies had again been growing popular, with the release of BigOx’s canned oxygen-rich inhalation mixture.