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What is Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is a new, simple and proven anti-aging treatment, that dramatically reduces the appearance of cellulite by improving local tissue metabolism and perfusion. Treatments are fast, comfortable and effective for a high percentage of patients. Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves an injection of Carbon dioxide (CO2) into the subcutaneous tissue through a tiny needle.
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How does Carboxytherapy work?
Everyday we breathe in oxygen, and exhale carbon dioxide. Carbon Dioxide is also the signal for poor blood circulation in the body. All cells in our body, regardless of their job release as their waste product carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the "cost of doing business" for all cells in our bodies. When we breathe oxygen in to our lungs, the red blood cells pick up the oxygen in our lungs and carry it to our tissues until they encounter an area that has been working hard and has an excess of carbon dioxide. By injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas just below the surface of the skin, we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to benefit from increased blood circulation. How is Carboxytherapy Therapy performed? During this non surgical method, Carbon dioxide (CO2) is infiltrated into the subcutaneous tissue through a tiny 30G needle (0.3mm in diameter). From the injection point, the carbon dioxide diffuses easily into adjacent treated areas.
Is it painful?
Some patients experience a light tingling sensation near the injection site. It disappears within a matter of seconds. The area surrounding the injection site may feel warmer for 10 to 20 minutes due to the increased circulation.
Carboxytherapy for cellulite and subcutaneous fat reduction
Over the years people have tried everything from dieting, exercise, loofahs, creams, endermologie and liposuction to get rid of those unwanted, "areas of cellulite" that plague approximately 90% of the female population. Carboxytherapy has been shown to destroy these fat cells, without harming the surrounding skin structures. Carboxytherapy has been successfully used to shrink "double chins," reduce "back fat" that bulges along the bra-line, reduce fatty upper arms, and to treat cellulite on the legs, all non-surgically.
Carboxytherapy for stretch marks and scars
Until now, stretch marks were pretty much untreatable. Carboxytherapy can be helpful in softening stretch marks by increasing the blood-flow to these poorly vascularized regions and allowing them to constrict and contract, making them narrower and blending them better with the surrounding skin.
How many sessions are necessary?
Between 15 and 20 sessions are helpful to minimize cellulite. Treatments are typically scheduled every other day, although sometimes two or even one session per week will be enough. Your scheduled treatments will depend on the extent of your cellulite. Each session lasts 10 - 25 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated. How many sessions before I see an improvement? After the 5th session you may already begin to see that your skin already looks noticeably healthier. Around the 8-10 session mark, you will appreciate that your skin is firmer. How long do the benefits last? On average, patients enjoy the results of Carboxytherapy for 5-6 months, but your individual results will depend entirely on you. After your initial sessions, twice yearly treatments can help you maintain your results. By following a healthy diet, choosing the right nutritional supplements and exercising regularly, the effects could be visible for years.
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