How does carboxytherapy work?
Carboxytherapy involves injecting tiny amounts of Carbon dioxide (CO2) beneath the skin to break down fatty deposits and stimulate collagen production. Carboxytherapy infuses CO2 just beneath the skin’s surface; the body interprets this as an oxygen deficit and responds by providing a surge of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area and improves circulation, resulting in cell restoration. This Increased oxygen concentration also improves the water retention or edema in the area.
What carboxytherapy can do for me?
Worldwide, carboxytherapy is rapidly becoming known as the leading skin rejuvenation treatment. It is a safe, minimally invasive clinically proven method to rejuvenate, restore, and recondition the skin and treat loose skin, cellulite, resistant fat and stretch marks. A medical consultation prior to treatment is essential. The followings are some benefits of carboxytherapy:
- Diminishes cellulite and resistant fat deposits
- Fades stretch marks
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Brightens and firms the eye contour area
- Tightens loose skin
- Improves venous insufficiency and varicose veins and spider veins
- Treats wounds and scars
What can I expect during and after a carboxytherapy session?
During the treatment the sensation can be likened to a dull throb or pressure .This mild discomfort lasts 2 to 4 minutes. CO2 is 20 times more soluble than oxygen and it is easily and quickly diffused from the injection site to the surrounding tissue. After a treatment the gas is totally reabsorbed within 5 minutes and the treated area will raise, turn slightly red. After the procedure, there is no pain, just possibly a crackling sensation under the skin that lasts until the gas is excreted. The area should not be immersed in water for about 4 hours. The only side effect is that bruising can occur if one hits a vessel with the needle. A single session can take between fifteen minutes and an hour depending on the treated area.The treatment has no downtime and you can return to work immediately after treatment.
Is carboxytherapy safe?
Because CO2 is non-embolic it is very safe if done with the correct protocols and a pre treatment medical consultation with a doctor. Carbon dioxide is a natural by-product of the body and is not toxic even in elevated doses unless a preexisting medical condition exists. After a treatment the gas is totally reabsorbed within 5 minutes and the area treated returns to normal.. Carboxytherapy has safely been used for many years and in thousands of patients in laparoscopic operations where large volumes of CO2 are used to insufflate the abdomen. The dosage utilized for aesthetic and therapeutic treatment is less 100cc/min and does not exceed more than 1,000cc of CO2. In normal physiology, our cells produce CO2 as a by-product of cellular respiration, the process of breaking down sugars or fats with oxygen.
How many sessions are necessary?
Typically, on the face 4 to 6 treatments of carboxytherapy sessions are required. You will need a session every 2 to 4 weeks and each treatment is accumulative. A touch up session every 6 to 8 months should maintain results.
Can carboxytherapy be combined with other treatments?
- For patients with stretch marks, carboxytherapy therapy into the stretch marks stimulates collagen production which then remodels and shrinks the stretch mark to improve the appearance. Dramatic results are achieved when used in combination with Dermapen (micro-needling).
- For body sculpturing, carboxyterapy can be combined with fat-dissolving injections.
- For hair loss treatments, carboxytherapy is combined with mesotherapy with growth factors and peptides to stimulate hair growth.
- For rejuvination, carboxytherapy can be combined with skin booster, mesotherapy, laser, and microneedling.
Depends on the area treated, starting from AED 800.