Carboxytherapy procedure is the injecting of carbon dioxide gas in the cutaneous and subcutaneous layer of skin by using a fine needle. used to treat cellulite , stretch marks (striae distensae) and fat sculpting on the body.
Carbon dioxide injected into the skin diffuses into the surrounding tissues, causing blood vessels to dilate. Dilated vessels mean more blood supply, which brings a lot of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area, improving circulation. In addition to increasing oxygenated blood-flow to the region injected, carboxytherapy also increases collagen formation in the skin, giving a more youthful appearance.
Stretchmarks occur when the skin is stretched to the point where the dermal collagen ruptures. Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen and y thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretchmarks by rebuilding the collagen matrix. For cellulite and fat sculpting, when injected with a specific technique, carbon dioxide gas is directly toxic to fat cells. The fat cells literally burst and are eliminated by the body.
There are no known risks associated with carboxytherapy procedure. Carbon dioxide injection has been safely used for years to facilitate endoscopic surgeries of the abdomen. Carbon dioxide is also being injected directly into the bloodstream by invasive cardiologists for certain diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the problem being treated. Usually, six to twelve treatments spaced once a week or two treatments a week yields an excellent result. The average carboxytherapy treatment takes approximately fifteen to thirty minutes to complete.
Side effects : bruising, swelling and redness but they will disappear in a few days.