Subcutaneous carboxytherapy injection for aesthetic improvement of scars

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Authors: Raphael Nach, Hootan Zandifar, Reena Gupta and Jason S. Hamilton
Date: Feb. 2010
From: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal(Vol. 89, Issue 2)
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 510 words

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A 60-year-old woman presented with a chief complaint of scarring along the sites of a submental incision and a right preauricular incision that had been made 5 years earlier during a rhytidectomy procedure. Examination revealed tethering, hypertrophy, and erythema of the submental incision (figure 1, A) and widening of the preauricular incision (figure 2, A). The patient did not wish to undergo any scar revision surgeries and instead opted for noninvasive treatment with injections of carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]) gas (carboxytherapy). She underwent 10 treatments, administered 1 to 2 weeks apart. She was satisfied with the results (figures 1, B, and 2, B).

C[O.sub.2] is a nontoxic gas that is naturally produced by cells as they undergo the process of metabolism. C[O.sub.2] therapy for cutaneous use was introduced...

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Nach, Raphael, et al. "Subcutaneous carboxytherapy injection for aesthetic improvement of scars." Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 89, no. 2, Feb. 2010, pp. 64+. Accessed 27 Sept. 2022.

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