Carboxytherapy is one of the new treatments that are creating a buzz in the medical venues all over the world. Unfortunately, most people are hearing about Carboxytherapy but, they do not know much about it. Below, you will find all what you need to know about Carboxytherapy.
What is Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is the process of treating your cellulite problems, stretch marks and also old wounds with Carbon Dioxide gas in order to restore the shape and appearance of healthy skin.
Carboxytherapy Mode of Action
Carbon Dioxide is a natural gas that exists in the body of every person. It is a byproduct of metabolism and it increases with the increase in exerted muscular effort. This means that when you practice physical exercises, the amount of carbon dioxide in your tissue will increase.
The role of carbon dioxide is to dilate the blood vessels of the body in order to receive more oxygenated blood carrying nutrients to the muscles. This explains how the muscles grow after exercise. Carbon Dioxide also has another important role which is destroying the fat cells which are found in the subcutaneous layer of the skin.
Carboxytherapy could be used for the treatment of cellulite, stretch marks. As for the cellulite, patients could make use of Carboxytherapy to get rid of cellulite because of its effect on fat cells. Carbon Dioxide is able to destroy most of the fat cells beneath the skin. In addition to its effect on fat cells, carbon dioxide will also increase the amount of blood reaching the fibrous tissue layer beneath the skin. So, your skin will look healthier because of the increased blood supply, your fibrous tissue will get thicker and firmer with less fat cells in between.
Carboxytherapy for Cellulite
Cellulite is formed because of the accumulation of fat cells between the fibrous tissue filaments so, removing these cells and increasing the firmness of the fibrous tissues will end such problem permanently.
Carboxytherapy for Stetchmarks
Moreover, those who are suffering from stretch marks will also benefit from Carboxytherapy immensely. Stretch marks appear after stretching skin to the limit. This always happens during puberty, when the body grows up quickly over a short period of time; also it occurs during quick weight gain or pregnancy. When the collagen fibers are stretched to the limit, it breaks down and several blood capillaries are torn during the process and this results in the appearance of pink streaks. After that, the blood is absorbed and the line loses its pigmentation leading into a white line or a stretch mark.
Carboxytherapy can increase the amount of fibroblasts at the site of the stretch mark. Fibroblasts are the source of collagen fibers which are responsible for the elasticity of the skin. CO2 also will help increase the blood supply carrying micro globules of pigments that will restore the normal pigmentation of the skin. On continuation of Carboxytherapy for several sessions, the stretch marks will disappear completely leaving the skin healthy, homogenous, firm and elastic.
What is the process of Carboxytherapy?
First of all, we will examine your body and decide the amount of CO2 that should be injected in the site. The session will take from 10 to 15 minutes where the CO2 will be injected under the skin using very minute caliber needle (less than 0.3 mm)
The process is very simple; there is no recovery period or pre operative technique as there is no anesthesia involved in the session.