Injectable Carbon Dioxide the Key to Getting Rid of Dark Eye Circles?

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Are you battling dark eye circles? The Doctors check out a new procedure that uses carbon dioxide to treat them – but is it safe?

Plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Youssef joins the show from our procedure room to show how Carboxy Therapy, an injectable CO2 treatment, can possibly help to eliminate the need for makeup to cover up those dark spots.

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Dr. Youssef injects his patient with CO2 in the area she is looking to fix. “We are tricking our bodies to improve circulation in the area… because each time we do it, we’re teaching the body to improve circulation,” he explains.

He says that procedure takes place over a series of 6 treatments and they are done 1 to 2 weeks apart, followed by maintenance treatments every few months. The ballooning of the skin usually goes away in about 10-15 minutes. Carboxy Therapy can range in price from $150 to $400 per session. He also says this can be used to help with cellulite and stretch marks.

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But how safe is injecting CO2 into your body? The Doctors caution anyone considering this procedure to only use a physician skilled and familiar with in Carboxy Therapy. It should also be noted that this treatment is not FDA approved and studies have yet to be done to determine if it is safe and effective. Please proceed with caution and consult with your medical care provider before undergoing the treatment.