Carboxytherapy is an injectable medical treatment which utilizes carbon dioxide gas for aesthetic and medical purposes. In the Medical Aesthetic field, carboxytherapy is applied for a vast number of indications such as: stretch marks, eye puffiness and dark circles, acne and acne scars, wrinkles, skin laxity and ageing signs, localized fat deposition on the face and body, cellulite, poor skin elasticity, hair loss, etc.
Moreover, carboxytherapy is applied to relieve various medical conditions such as: psoriasis, poor microcirculation, acrocyanosis, migraines, muscular pains and tinnitus.
The carbon dioxide is a molecule found naturally in abundance in the human body, metabolized through the natural processes of the respiratory and circulatory systems. Thus, Carboxytherapy is considered a safe, natural treatment, without any adverse reactions.
With Carboxytherapy treatments, the local blood circulation is increased improving cellular metabolism and triggering the natural skin rejuvenation mechanisms to achieve healing, reduce inflammations and increase fat metabolism.
The length of the treatment depends on individual needs, but on average it requires 15 to 30 minutes with 7 to 14-day intervals between sessions. The number of sessions required, depends on the extent of the problem and may differ from person to person.
Indications for Carboxytherapy:
- Acne scars / post-trauma scars
- Loose skin
- Dark circles and puffiness
- Stretch marks
- Hair loss
- Clinical cases such as psoriasis, migraines, circulation problems, muscular pain, tinnitus etc.
How long is the recovery time and are there any treatment reactions?
A mild discomfort that lasts only for a few seconds might be experienced during the treatment, but the whole treatment experience may vary depending on the area being treated. Additionally, a warm numb sensation might be experienced for up to 24 hours after treatment.
When treating the eye area, a slight pressure sensation and a swelling might occur that lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes.
When treating stretch marks or scars, a slight pressure feeling with some itchiness might occur, but the discomfort level is even milder than other areas due to a reduced sensation of the damaged tissue.
When treating cellulite or localized fat on the arms, abdomen, legs etc., a more intense pressure sensation might be experienced, due to the larger amount of carbon dioxide gas that needs to be released directly within the tissues.
Overall, patients can resume their everyday activities immediately after the treatment.
What other therapies can Carboxytherapy be combined with?
Carboxytherapy is a treatment that can be performed for many different needs and depending on the area that’s being treated it can be combined with many any other treatments. For example, Carboxytherapy for dark circles can be combined with LPG Endermolift which leads to faster and better results. Carboxytherapy for acne scars can be combined with Microneedling to increase collagen production even more.