Carboxytherapy has now become a good anti-aging treatment for cellulite of all grades, for wrinkles reduction, stretch marks. Carboxytherapy is a FDA approved treatment.
Carboxytherapy works in two different ways: it first fragilizes fat cells with a pressure traumatism, then, in second, CO2 leads to flood vassels dilation in the area where the gas is injected. This reaction to carbon dioxide injection gives a better oxygenation of skin layers with increased lipolysis capabilities. The end result is fewer fat cells and skin tightening..
Carboxytherapy has been used for over 70 years in Europe where it was discovered (France, Royat). The procedure was widely used to treat ischemic vascular diseases because of the vasodilation properties of CO2. No major side effect has ever been reported during this period. Carboxytherapy aesthetic usage has been introduced by italian doctors in the 2000ies .
Aesthetic CO2 procedures are now widely used in north and south america as in Europe too. The most common co2 treatments are:
- Cellulite reduction
- Localized fat & weight reduction with or without liposuction
- Liposuction complementary solution to clear pending irregularities.
- Arterial diseases associated with diabetes
- Skin ulcers
- Some erection problems due to vascular disorders
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars & Skin laxity (arms, chest, …)
- Wrinkles redution
How many sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions differs and are related to the kind of performed treatment. Localized fat reduction typically requires from 8 to 10 sessions for an optimal result. Sessions should be renewed eash 1 or 2 weeks. Several yearly sessions are necessary to maintain results.
For cellulite and peau d’orange, from 6 to 10 sessions are also required for optimum results.They should be renewed each each one or two weeks. Results may be optimized with cellu-m6 or velasmooth massages.
Treatments for stretch marks and wrinkles will require from 4 to 6 sessions repeated each month.
What areas of the body can be treated with carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy can be used to treat the eyelids, face, neck, arms, stomach, buttocks, and legs.
What other benefits occur from carboxytherapy?
In addition to increasing oxygenated blood-flow to the region injected, carboxytherapy also increases collagen formation in the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.
How does carboxytherapy work for stretchmarks?
Stretchmarks (striae distensae) occur when the skin is stretched to the point where the dermal collagen ruptures. Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen and subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretchmarks by rebuilding the collagen matrix.
How does carboxytherapy work for alopecia?
The conditions that cause or are caused by circulation compromise, are the conditions that can be treated with this modality due to the revascularization and improvements in micro circulation caused by this therapy. Thus carboxytherapy has been known to also treat acute arthritis, erectile dysfunction, rheumatology and raynauds syndrome.
What does carboxytherapy feel like?
Carboxytherapy doesn’t hurt; it just feels a little weird. Because of differences in the techniques used to treat the eyelids, stretch-marks, scars, and fat deposits, the sensation is slightly different depending upon what is actually being treated. I use numbing cream for all of my patients to diminish any discomfort associated with the pin-prick of the needle itself. When treating the eyelids, I tell my patients that the lower eyelids will feel puffy, like they were up crying all night, but that will subside once the gas is absorbed over the next five to ten minutes.
The treatment of stretch-marks and scars is relatively painless because this skin doesn?t have the same ability to sense pain. Some pressure from the gas may be felt as the stretch-marks are distended, and they can feel a bit itchy, but again this subsides in about five minutes once the gas is absorbed by the body. Scars generally feel no pain because there are no nerves in scar tissue.
The treatment of cellulite and fatty deposits on the arms, abdomen, and legs has a unique sensation of its own. This is because a larger amount of the gas is injected directly into the offending fat deposits and allowed to expand. While the gas is expanding, you may feel some pressure in the area being treated that feels similar to when the arm is squeezed by a blood pressure cuff. The areas will feel warm and tingly for up to 24 hours after the treatment as the circulation to the area is improved.
How many treatments will I need?
Stretchmarks (striae distensae) occur when the skin is stretched to the pThis depends upon the severity of the problem being treated. Usually, six to twelve treatments spaced one week apart yields an excellent result.
FDA-approved non-surgical solution for eliminating cellulite, impotence, fat deposits, alopecia and stretch marks