What is Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. This treatment uses an infusion of a naturally occurring gas, carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is infused into the target area, where it works on melting unwanted fat, stimulating blood flow, improving skin elasticity, and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Carboxytherapy is an innovative alternative as it is effective, painless, and non-surgical. This procedure is ideal for hiding scars (such as C-Section scars), stretch marks, cellulite, under-eye circles, and alopecia. There is usually no recovery time needed for carboxytherapy. Patients are able to return to doing their daily activities and going to work after 10 to 15 minutes after the procedure.
How the Carboxytherapy Procedure Works
Specifics about the procedure will vary depending on where on the body carboxy therapy is being performed. However, the overall mechanics of the procedure are relatively the same.
A carbon dioxide tank is connected to a flow regulator with plastic tubing monitored by a physician. The gas is then emitted through the regulator and into a filtered sterile tubing. The filter will pick up impurities before they reach the body, and the gas runs through a small needle opposite the filter. The gas is then injected beneath the skin through the needle.
Carboxytherapy is a nearly painless procedure and can have rubbing cream on the injection site to avoid any bothersome pain. Carboxytherapy is an outpatient procedure that only takes about 15-30 minutes.
Does Carboxytherapy Last?
The average carboxytherapy treatment takes approximately fifteen to thirty minutes to complete. The number of treatments needed depends upon the severity of the problem being treated. Usually, 6 to 12 treatments spaced one week apart can create excellent results.
Results from carboxytherapy require multiple sessions over the course of several months to see results and upkeep treatments are needed every six weeks to see effective results.
Frequently Ask Questions
Carboxytherapy typically involves minimal downtime. Patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, but these side effects usually resolve within a few days.
When performed by a qualified and experienced healthcare provider, carboxytherapy is generally considered safe. It has been used for many years in aesthetic medicine with minimal side effects.
The number of carboxytherapy sessions needed varies depending on the specific concern and individual response. Many patients see noticeable improvements after a series of treatments, typically spaced several weeks apart.
Carboxytherapy results are not permanent, but they can be long-lasting with proper maintenance. Periodic follow-up sessions may be recommended to sustain the benefits.
While rare, potential side effects of carboxytherapy may include infection, scarring, or an allergic reaction. Choosing a qualified and reputable provider can help minimize these risks.