Carboxytherapy, is a treatment where very small amounts of carbon-dioxide gas is injected subcutaneously. It is most commonly used to reduce localised fat, cellulite and stretch marks, acne scars, skin laxity and wrinkles.
At Global Health and Beauty Clinic in Coventry we offer skin rejuvenation treatments like Carboxtherapy to improve the aesthetics of your skin.
What is Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is an effective skin rejuvenation treatment. Its main use is in cosmetic treatments to smooth skin, reduce wrinkles or improve the appearance of small areas of fatty deposits.
Why choose Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy creates new collagen. This thickens the skin and improves its appearance. Several studies have found that carboxytherapy is both safe effective when used to treat cellulite as well as improve the skin’s texture.
What happens during Carboxtherapy treatments?
A small amount of carbon dioxide gas in injected into the target area. This tricks the blood cells into treating the carbon dioxide as a waste product. Oxygen rich blood cells rush into the area to remove the carbon dioxide via the lung, and in doing so this increases the oxygen in the area. This helps with increasing the blood supply locally and that helps to stimulate the collagen and fibroblast production. When used in small amounts in the scalp helps to improve scalp health and reduces hair loss and potentiates the effects of other mesotherapy products used to help prevent hair loss and improve hair growth.
Carboxytherapy is applied using a variable number of little punctures with a thin needle attached to a tube which delivers small amounts of carbon dioxide under the surface of the skin.
Why does Carboxytherapy work?
By increasing the amount of oxygen, the cells will become more active and thus speed up any healing, accelerate new cell production and rejuvenate the treatment area.
What is Carboxytherapy like?
Sometimes it might be possible to observe the gas as it travels under the skin as little swellings. In the case of treating cellulite, the carbon dioxide is delivered deeper into the subcutaneous layer of the skin.
Is Carboxytherapy painful?
Treatment is generally said to be fairly painless, although some people may feel a minor discomfort or an itchy feeling as the gas is delivered to the tissues, sometimes described as a ‘crackling’ sensation, depending on the area treated.
Most of our clients usually return to work and normal activities close after treatment.
What areas can Carboxytherapy help to improve?
Treatments are generally performed on the face, neck, arms, abdomen and legs. The benefit of this type of skin rejuvenation treatment is that numerous skin concerns can be tackled.
What are the main concerns tackled by this treatment?
The most common aesthetic indications for treatment are:
- cellulite and localised fat reduction
- stretch marks (striae)
- acne scars
- skin laxity and wrinkle reduction
How frequent are treatments?
The total number of skin rejuvenation treatments you might need will vary. During your consultation, our doctors will discuss a personalised treatment and aftercare plan to suit your needs and finances.
What side effects are associated with Carboxytherapy?
Some side effects consist of minor swelling, redness (caused by the vasodilation), bruising and discomfort at the site of injection lasting from 1 – 5 days, depending on the area treated.
In the case of cellulite treatment, a warm sensation in the region may persist for up to 24 hours. The risk of any scarring is very rare with this procedure.
What is the recovery like?
In the first couple of hours after carboxytherapy, bathing or swimming should be avoided. Aside from that you are free to go about your daily life.
How long is a course of Carboxytherapy treatments?
It is best you should book a consultation to get a tailored treatment plan.
How long do results last?
This varies patient to patient. After your initial treatments, we will discuss a maintenance plan with you.
For best results start by booking a professional consultation at the clinic. Call us on 07483 348881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to discuss any queries or to arrange a consultation.