Before your treatment begins, we will apply a local anaesthetic cream to numb your skin. Then we use a fine, hair-like needle to pass carbon dioxide into targeted areas. The injections are superficial and as the gas enters your body, your skin will distend slightly. It typically takes 20-30 minutes for this distention to subside. If you’re having treatment for stretch marks, for example, you’ll be able to see the gas travelling along the damaged, scarred areas of skin. By gently re-traumatising the cells with CO2, it will stimulate your body’s natural healing process to boost your blood flow, trigger collagen production, and cause cell regrowth.

During the treatment, you may experience mild discomfort or a slight burning, itching, or tingling sensation followed by a feeling of warmth in the treated area. The Rioblush Carboxy Therapy system allows for heated gas, which makes it more comfortable.