Carboxy therapy treatment
Carboxy Therapy is a relatively unexplored but promising treatment with several interesting applications in the aesthetic care.
The theory behind Carboxy Therapy is relatively simple. The treatment involves injections of carbon dioxide under the skin and thereby stimulates fat digestion, circulation, oxygentation and collagen production in the area.
The blood circulation, oxygenation and collagen production is closely associated with cell regeneration and healing while fat digestion has another well-known value in the cosmetic perspective.
A treatment with many uses
Carboxy Therapy may due to carbon dioxide’s properties be used in various treatments. Among the most popular ones are:
- Reduction of stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, hips and breasts
- Tightening of sagging skin and decollete
- Reduction of fine lines and small wrinkles (sun wrinkles)
- Reduction of localized fat deposits (double chin, saddle bags, love handles etc.)
- Reduction of swelling and dark circles under eyes
- Improvement of scars and acne scars
- Reduction of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs
Carboxy is a new but exciting treatment
It should be mentioned that the carboxy technology is relatively new and the scientific documentation of the treatment is still relatively limited. However, the doctors who perform the treatment have reported very positive results.
The carbon dioxide activates the body’s healing and the mechanism for regeneration
During a carboxy treatment, carbon is injected into or under the skin. Carbon dioxide is a scentless and colourless gas which is found in our breathing.
When carbon dioxide is injected, an imbalance occurs between the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the tissue. The body interprets this as lack of oxygen and therefore increases blood circulation to supply the cells in the treated area with more nutrients and oxygen.
The increased supply of oxygen and nutrients in the area stimulates the body to restore the tissue by cell renewal, fat burning and increased lymph circulation which brings out the waste products and excessive fluid.
How a treatment with Carboxy Therapy goes
Carbon injections like other injection treatments require no medical education for practitioners. But as a patient, you should require a certified practitioner.
During a carbon dioxide treatment, a specific device is used that controls the heat, pressure and the amount of carbon dioxide that should be supplied. From the device, a tube is connected with a needle which enters the skin.
The carbon dioxide is injected at different depths and with various techniques depending on what you are treating. A small thin needle is used and injects between 10-60 times into the skin per treatment.
The treatment is usually painless but it can sometimes burn and sting a little while getting injected. Carboxy Therapy requires no recovery afterwards.
A carboxy treatment consists of 5-10 treatment sessions
Carboxy Therapy is not a one-time treatment; a treatment usually includes 5-10 sessions performed at 1-2 weekly intervals. Results will show over time.
After finished treatment, in some cases 2-4 treatments per year can be needed to maintain the achieved results.
Risks and complications with carboxy treatments
Caboxy Therapy is a relatively risk-free treatment. Complications are rare, but some people should be careful with the treatment.
- People with cardiovascular problems (hypertension, heart disease, breathing problems, blood clots, stroke, etc.)
- People with certain diabetic condition
- People with an active skin infection in the area to be treated
- Pregnant or nursing mothers (although there are no documented complications)
Sometimes you can get small bruises and a sense of ”bubbly” on the injection areas. However, this is rapidly passing.
Prices for Carboxy Therapy
The price for a carboxy treatment depends on the area being treated and the number of treatment sessions which is required to achieve the desired result. The list below gives you an overview of the prices:
- Carboxy for stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, hips or buttocks = 5-10 sessions | price: £500-1000 per treatment area
- Carboxy skin rejuvenation/tightening of stomach, the whole face, neck and decollete = 4-8 sessions | Price: £500-1000 per area
- Carboxy fat reduction of the chin, abdomen, thighs or buttocks = 6-10 sessions | Price: £800-1400 per area
- Carboxy for dark circles under the eyes = 6-8 sessions | Price: £700-1000
- Carboxy scars / acne scars = 6-8 sessions | price: about £600
- Carboxy for cellulite on the buttocks or thighs = 6-8 sessions | Price: £700-1000