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Carboxytherapy FAQs

Q: What is Carboxytherapy?
A: Carboxy Therapy is the new, simple and proven technique that can dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite, reduce fat, improve stretchmarks and skin by increasing the metabolism of adipose tissue (Fat) and improving the quality and firmness of the skin. Treatments are quick, comfortable and effective for a high percentage of patients. It is also used to improve hair growth on the scalp.

Q: How is Carbon Dioxide Therapy performed?
A: CDT is a non surgical technique where by CO2 is infiltrated into the subcutaneous fat via the smallest needle available (30G X ½ in). From one injection point the carbon dioxide diffuses easily into adjacent tissues so you won’t feel like a pin cushion. Treatments take 15-20 minutes.

Q: How does Carbon Dioxide Therapy work?
A: Carboxy Therapy works in three complimentary ways. First, when injected into the subcutaneous fat CO2 mechanically breaks down the fat (lysis). Secondly, it produces a strong vasodilatory effect, increasing blood flow to the area which stimulates the metabolism of fat. Finally, improved circulation means more oxygen and nutrients delivered to the skin stimulating the production of collagen which revitalizes the skin’s texture and firmness, and thus reduces the appearance of cellulite and the “orange peel” effect. For hair rejvuenation this vasodilatory effect leads to increased nutrition and circulation of the scalp which allows for in an increase in the anagen stage of hair growth, inturn resulting in hair growth.

Q: Isn’t Carbon Dioxide Toxic?
A: No. Not when injected. Carbon dioxide is a non embolic gas produced by each cell in our bodies as a byproduct of cellular metabolism. During a standard laparoscopic procedure up to 20 liters are injected into the abdomen with no ill effects; During a Carbossi Therapy treatment no more than 1 liter is injected.

Q: Is it painful?
A: No. Often described as uncomfortable, yet 95% of patients find it tolerable enough to complete the required 10 session. As a result of the increased circulation, the treated area will be red and feel warmer for up to 20 minutes.

Q: What should I avoid after treatment?
A: No. Do not to eat for one hour before or after treatments to optimize your results; and avoid rigorous exercise, sweating and the bathing for 4 hours to keep the injection sites clean.

Q: How many sessions are necessary?
A: Between 10 and 20 sessions are necessary to dramatically reduce cellulite. Fewer treatments are required when combined with a weight loss program, or with the SpaRF. Carboxy Therapy can be given every other day however 1-2 sessions per week is the standard protocol. Reaching your final goal depends on the extent of your cellulite, stretchmarks, skin, age and lifestyle. Monthly treatments will be required to maintain your result. Carboxytherapy is usually used in combination with low level laser for hair re-growth. Normally treatments are performed on a weekly basis based on a 6 month or 1 year program.

Q: How many sessions before I see an improvement?
A: For cellulite usually after the 3rd or 4th session you will see that your skin looks noticeably healthier tighter and smoother. After 8-10 sessions you will be able to see a dramatic improvement. For hair rejuvenation, some improvement is usually apparent between 3 to 6 months.

Q: How long do the benefits last?
A: For cellulite, with monthly maintenance treatments, eating healthy and regular exercise, result will last indefinitely. If you are unable to keep up the maintenance sessions or healthy eating and exercise then the cellulite will begin to creep back on average in 5 to 6 months. It’s like going to the gym…the more you go the better you will look…the longer it will last. If you stay on top of it, 3 to 4 sessions will get you back to smoother firmer skin. For stretchmarks the results are long lasting however multiple treatments are required. For hair loss, bi-weekly or monthly treatments may be required depending on your results.

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