Increase the Production of Collagen
Carboxytherapy involves the injection of carbon dioxide just below the skin's surface or the subcutaneous tissue. . This is intended to jump-start circulation and increase the production of collagen, which can improve the look of the skin.
Aging can reduce blood circulation, which means less oxygen gets to the cells. As a result, the process of creating new cells slows or even stops. Injecting carbon dioxide gas under the skin tricks the body into believing it needs more oxygen, presumably resulting in an increase in blood flow and cell growth. Carboxytherapy is also believed to destroy fat cells, which can make the top layer of skin tissue feel and look firmer.
Because the process of injecting the carbon dioxide gas into the skin is done with a tiny needle, the procedure is considered to be nonsurgical. If you're not fond of the idea of surgery to repair damaged or aged skin, this aspect of carboxytherapy might appeal to you.
Carboxytherapy can be used effectively in the majority of patients to remove stretch marks, cellulite, dark under-eye circles and scars over the course of a series of sessions. It can be used to treat many parts of the body, including the face, eyelids, neck, arms, stomach, legs and buttocks.
Effectiveness of Carboxytherapy
The Carboxytherapy procedure is much less invasive than liposuction, with similar results.
You will notice improvement after your first treatment, but you will likely require multiple treatments to achieve maximum results. Since cellulite can return, you might need additional treatments several times per year. Depending on the severity of the case you may be scheduled for somewhere between four and 15 treatments
For the effects of carboxytherapy to last, you have to do your part. For example, if you experience a successful round of treatment for cellulite, you might be able to keep the appearance cellulite away for years if you eat right and exercise. If you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, though, you might notice the cellulite beginning to reappear after five or six months, resulting in the need for several more sessions of carboxytherapy. With more sessions comes more cost to you.
Carboxytherapy Side Effects
Carboxytherapy has minimal side effects. You might feel some discomfort during the procedure, and the amount of discomfort varies depending on the problem being treated. Your doctor will tell you what to expect. Once you have completed a treatment, you can typically return to your usual activities immediately.
The most common side effect of carboxytherapy is the possibility of bruising at the site of the injection. While treatments to eyelids typically do not cause bruising, redness and swelling are common on arms and legs that have been treated.
After a carboxytherapy treatment, you might feel warmth or tingling at the injection site for a short time; this is considered normal. Treatment of cellulite and fatty deposits may cause a feeling of pressure as the carbon dioxide expands into the deposits. This sensation should subside after a no more than a day. If you experience any unusual side effects after receiving a treatment, you should consult a physician.
If you want to get rid of cellulite, stretch marks or other skin issues but don't want to have surgery or worry about horrible side effects, carboxytherapy might be what you're looking for.