May 29, 2024
Carboxy Therapy

Carboxy Therapy: A Promising Non-Surgical Skin Treatment

What is Carboxy Therapy?

Carboxy treatment, also known as carbon dioxide treatment, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to treat various skin conditions and reduce the appearance of cellulite, wrinkles and stretch marks. The CO2 gas is injected subcutaneously, or underneath the skin, using a small needle.

How Does it Work?

When injected under the skin, the CO2 gas stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the main structural protein in connective tissues like bones, cartilage, tendons and skin. Stimulating collagen production tightens and lifts the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite, wrinkles and stretch marks. The CO2 injections also improve blood circulation in treated areas. Increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, promoting skin regeneration and repair.

Benefits of Carboxy Treatment

Some potential benefits of carboxy treatment include:

Improves Skin Tone and Texture: The CO2 injections stimulate collagen production to tighten and firm loose or sagging skin, improving overall skin tone and texture.

Reduces Appearance of Cellulite: By increasing blood flow in problem areas like hips, thighs and buttocks, Carboxy Therapy treatment can break up fat cell lumps close to the skin’s surface to diminish the dimpled appearance of cellulite.

Diminishes Wrinkles: The collagen-boosting effect of carboxy treatment plumps up wrinkles and fine lines, making them appear smoother and less noticeable.

Fades Stretch Marks: By improving skin elasticity and circulation, carboxy treatment promotes skin regeneration in areas damaged by stretch marks during rapid growth like pregnancy. Over time, it can fade the color of old stretch marks.

Boosts Circulation: The CO2 injections dilate blood vessels, enhancing circulation throughout treated areas. Better circulation supplies skin cells with more nutrients and oxygen.

Provides Long-Lasting Results: With regular treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, most patients continue seeing benefits for 9-12 months as collagen production remains elevated.

Minimally Invasive: Carboxy treatment is a comfortable, needle-based procedure performed in a medical office setting without requiring anesthesia or extensive downtime.

Carboxy Treatment Treatment Process

The carboxy treatment treatment process involves:

– A consultation where the provider determines the goals and develops a customized treatment plan based on a patient’s skin conditions and concerns.

– Using a very fine needle, the provider injects CO2 gas subcutaneously into targeted areas like the face, neck, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs or buttocks.

– During each 30-45 minute session, multiple injections are administered at various depths and angles in the treatment region. Most patients require 6-10 sessions for maximum benefit.

– Immediately following treatment, a warm compress may be applied to soothe any potential minor soreness. Makeup can be reapplied and normal activities resumed.

– While results like reduced cellulite and firmer skin develop gradually over sessions, some smoothing of fine lines may be noticeable immediately after a single treatment.

– For long-term maintenance, touch-up sessions every 4-6 months are recommended to sustain collagen levels stimulated by carboxy treatment.

Safety of Carboxy Treatment

When performed by a trained professional, carboxy treatment is generally quite safe with minimal risks. Potential side effects can include:

– Bruising or redness at injection sites – Resolves within a few days. Applying ice may help minimize bruising.

– Mild swelling or discomfort – May feel like a dull ache or pencil poking sensation. Only lasts a short while.

– Headaches – Rarely observed and easily treated with over-the-counter pain relief.

– Allergic reactions – Uncommon but possible if sensitive to CO2 gas or needle injections.

The procedure is not recommended during pregnancy, for those with heart or lung conditions, or skin infections. To further ensure safety, certified providers use sterile procedures and disposable needles for every treatment.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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