What does carboxytherapy do?
Carboxytherapy is one of the best therapies to fight cellulite, flaccidness and localized fat deposits.
Carboxytherapy is a non-invasive method consisting of small infiltrations of carbon dioxide into the affected tissues.
Carboxytherapy for cellulite
Two therapies that have shown promise in eliminating this difficult problem are the Thermage CL cellulite tip and carboxytherapy. This one was originally used for aesthetic purposes by the Brazilians to sculpt residual post-liposuction fatty deposits above the knees, and histological studies showed that the fat cells were ruptured by the CO2 gas while leaving the remaining skin structures and nerves unharmed. Collagen remodeling was also shown to occur, as well as thickening and smoothing of the overlying skin.
The technique is very simple. It is carried out using a specially designed system that controls flow velocity and the injection time and monitors the dose administered. Several injections are applied with a small needle, smaller than that used for insulin shots.
How Carboxiterapy works?
The gas spreads rapidly to surrounding tissues. The technique does not present any side effects, except for mild and transitory pain in the application area and mild reddening lasting only for a few minutes. A slight degree of ecchymosis might appear at the punch site that will fade away in a few days.
How long do carboxytherapy results last?
Once the session is completed, it is usually complemented with pressotherapy or LPG to enhance the diffusion of gas into the adjoining tissues. The number of sessions varies, although a minimum of 15 applications 2 or 3 times a week is recommended.
After the session, the patient is able to resume his or her normal routines, but should avoid sun exposure for the following 24 to 48 hours.