To treat cellulite, dark under-eye circles, and stretch marks carboxytherapy is frequently used. This procedure often improves circulation, skin elasticity, as well as the fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it aids with collagen repair and the destruction of fatty deposits. Carboxytherapy can help reduce under-eye circles by increasing blood flow to the eyelid. Some physicians have been able to use it to treat acute arthritis, Raynaud’s syndrome, erectile dysfunction, and alopecia caused by poor blood circulation. The procedure is often preferred over more invasive and high-risk methods to reduce fat and cellulite. It is safely used on the face, eyelids, neck, stomach, arms, legs and buttocks. At this time, we at The Skin and Body Refinery would like to discuss what you want to know about carboxytherapy.
How Does Carboxytherapy Work?
Cost varies, but to see optimal results, people typically require 7 – 10 treatments spaced out one week apart. Depending on which part of the body is treated dictates how the procedure is done. However, the mechanics of it is generally the same. Connected to a flow-regulator with plastic tubing is a tank of carbon dioxide gas. The professional carefully regulates how much gas flows from the tank. Through the flow-regulator and into sterile tubing that has a filter at the end the gas is flows. Before it reaches the body, the filter traps all impurities. On the opposite side of the filter are very small needles that the gas continues to run through. The gas is injected beneath the skin through these needles. This procedure is nearly entirely painless. Some professionals will rub numbing cream on the injection site before inserting the needle. However, some people report feeling a strange sensation briefly afterward, despite the lack people during the procedure. It usually only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete and carboxytherapy is an outpatient procedure.
Effects of Pool Blood Circulation
Partially responsible for stretch marks, cellulite, and dark under-eye circles is poor blood circulation. Carbon dioxide is released from cells in the body as waste. The oxygen you inhale is taken by the red blood cells and is then carried to the tissue, where it picks up carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is exhaled by the lungs eventually. The procedure is designed to increase the blood circulation to a specific area by injecting carbon dioxide, which causes red blood cells to rush to the area. The results are repaired skin elasticity and changed pigment.
Carboxytherapy Has Little to No Side Effects
There are almost no side effects with carboxytherapy and it is a relatively safe procedure. Some people may experience have bruising at the injection site, particularly in the arms and legs, but it clears up within a week. Those who use the therapy for cellulite or fat reduction need to stay clear of water immersion for 24 hours, including swimming or using a hot tub or bathtub. Carboxytherapy is used to treat stretch marks and scars and there is little to no pain involved because the scar tissue doesn’t have nerves. At most, you may feel an itching sensation as the stretch marks are distended during the procedure. But after five minutes the itchiness should be resolved.