What is carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical treatment that consists of injecting carbon dioxide into the subcutaneous tissues.
Why is it performed?
It is an especially effective treatment to reduce cellulite, localized fat deposits, flaccidity, stretch marks and even facial and body aging. It is also indicated as a postoperative treatment after liposuction or other types of cosmetic surgery.
What does it consist of?
Its technique is based on the infiltration of carbon dioxide (CO2) through subcutaneous injections, followed by a circular massage in the treated area to help its distribution. The application of this gas causes vasodilation and improved blood circulation, helping the tissues to receive more oxygen, thus facilitating cellular nutrition of the treated area. In this way, the elimination of toxins and the destruction of localized fat is facilitated, achieving a visible effect almost immediately, since carboxytherapy makes the skin smoother and smoother in the treated areas.
Preparation for carboxytherapy
This treatment is designed for people in good health. Medical specialists recommend to avoid it for people suffering from hepatic, respiratory, renal or cardiac insufficiency, diabetes, cancer, circulatory disorders or epilepsy. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or during their menstrual cycle should not undergo this treatment.
Aftercare after the procedure
After undergoing a carboxytherapy session, the patient may feel pain or tingling in the area where the punctures were made. Bruising or skin infections are very common.