Carboxytherapy (carbon dioxide therapy) involves the injection of carbon dioxide gas just below the skin’s surface. The tiny part of carbon dioxide then jumpstarts blood circulation which speeds oxygen to the targeted tissue to stimulate cell growth and collagen production. This treatment is used to sculpt and tone by destroying subcutaneous fat and cellulite and then tightening and rejuvenating the overlying skin. Areas of the body that can be treated include the face, neck, arms, stomach, legs and buttocks. Thanks to its regenerative capabilities, this treatment is also effective in fading dark under-eye circles as well scars and stretch marks.
- Reduces Fat and Cellulite
- Tightens and Sculpts
- Retracts Loose Skin after Liposuction or Weight Loss
- Reduces the Appearance of Scar Tissue
- Fades Stretch Marks and Dark Under-Eye Circles
- Improved Circulation
- Jumpstarts Collagen Production
Carboxytherapy Treatment Plan
Typically, between 10 and 12 sessions are necessary to achieve best results. This treatment can be administered every other day; however, 1-2 sessions per week is the standard protocol. Achieving your goal will depend upon the severity of your cellulite, stretch marks, scars, and/or skin laxity as well as your age and lifestyle. Monthly treatments may be required to maintain your results. Sessions last 20 – 30 minutes, and most patients do not report any significant pain, although slight bruising at the injection site may occur.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Carboxytherapy is used for the treatment of dark under-eye circles, stretch-marks, cellulite reduction, and non-surgical body contouring on the face and the body.
Carboxytherapy can be used to treat dark under-eye circles, the face, neck, arms, stomach, buttocks, and legs.
In addition to increasing oxygenated blood-flow to the region injected, this treatment also increases collagen formation in the skin, giving it a smoother texture and more youthful appearance.
Do not to eat for one hour before or after treatments to optimize your results. Also avoid rigorous exercise, sweating and the bathing for 4 hours to keep the injection sites clean.
When treating cellulite, results will last indefinitely with monthly maintenance treatments, healthy eating and regular exercise, Otherwise the cellulite will return over time. When treating stretch marks the results are long-lasting, and for any other skin concern, the results may require occasional maintenance treatments.
View typical treatment results for Carboxytherapy
Carboxytherapy is an effective technique used to improve cellulite, metabolism, and oxygenizing the cells, helping eliminate the built up of fluid from between the cells. The end results are fewer fat cells and firmer subcutaneous tissue.
The Carboxy treatment is recommended for people with cellulite in stages 2, 3 and 4, and for stretch mark or red colored skin.
Carboxy Therapy Protocol
For most patients looking for optimal results required between 15 to 20 sessions. It depends on the stage of cellulite. Treatment sessions should be scheduled about three times a week and each session may lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.
Most patients do not report any significant pain during the treatment session. However, patients with less tolerance to pain may experience a light tingling sensation near the injection site, which disappears within a matter of seconds. As a result of the increased circulation, the area surrounding the injection site may feel warmer temperatures for about 10 to 20 minutes.
Considerations after Carboxy Treatments
The skin will noticeably look healthier after the second week. Around the 8-10 sessions, you will appreciate that your skin is firmer. By the time treatment program ends, you will have firmer, cellulite-free skin. Please avoid baths, swimming, or saunas for the 24 hours after each treatment.
Benefits of Carboxy Treatments
The cellulite can stay away for years if you followed a controlled diet, including the ingestion of fats and carbohydrates. On average, it will be five to six months before you see it starting to creep back in, that is why we recommend doing maintenance treatments every month one session.
Concerns of using Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide is naturally produced by the cells in our bodies every day of our life. The quantity used on the treatments is comparable with one exhale. In clinical studies done, it is found that CO2 therapy is a safe therapy with no relevant side effects.
Because of its lipolytic properties and positive effect on skin elasticity, CO2 therapy could play a useful role as a complement to surgical liposuction for the treatment of persistent skin irregularity. And is FDA approve for different uses in medicine.
Side effects of Carboxy Therapy
Side effects are minimal and resolve very quickly. They include symptoms like mild pain at the injection site, a crackling sensation of the skin, and possible bruising of the tissues, which does not leave long-term esthetic effects and all of which are self-limiting.