What is carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical treatment used to treat and improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and dark under-eye circles. This treatment is less invasive than other treatments used for cellulite reduction. Carboxytherapy uses infusions of carbon dioxide that are injected beneath the skin. Carboxytherapy is said to improve skin elasticity, circulation and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Why is carboxytherapy done?
Carboxytherapy is a cosmetic treated and is used to reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, dark eye circles, wrinkles and even scars. The effectiveness of carboxytherapy is based on its ability to stimulate circulation and collagen production.
What does carboxytherapy consist of?
Carboxytherapy involves injecting carbon dioxide under the surface of the skin with a fine needle. The idea is that the introduction of carbon dioxide makes your body think that there is an oxygen deficiency in that area and responds by increasing blood flow to that part of the body, as well as widening blood vessels. This leads to an increase in oxygen which helps to restore cells, which improves the appearance of the skin. The procedure is painless, but topical numbing cream might be applied to the injection site. Carboxytherapy only takes between 15 to 30 minutes, but most people will have several sessions to see optimal results.
Preparation for carboxytherapy:
No specific preparation is required before having carboxytherapy, however, your practitioner will inform you if there are any steps required.
What results can you expect from carboxytherapy?
The results of carboxytherapy should be fewer deposits of fat and younger appearing skin. Results should be visible even after one round of treatment, but for better results, up to six sessions are recommended.