Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas [CO2] for therapeutic purposes.
What is the process of Carboxytherapy?
First of all, your physician 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.
Carboxytherapy Pain Management
People might think that Carboxytherapy needs pain management after the session like liposuction or any other traditional method of treatment but, the truth is that you do not even need a single pill of pain killer after the session.
Carboxytherapy Possible Side Effects
Surprisingly, the process has the minimal side effects when compared to other methods. The possible side effects are the redness and numbness of the skin at the area of injection. There are no other common or known side effects recorded with patients treated with Carboxytherapy.
Duration of Treatment
Carboxytherapy can extend from 4 to 16 sessions. Sessions could be attended every other day or every three or seven days.
Efficacy of Treatment
The effect of the treatment can extend for more than a year if the patient is following a good controlled diet with the optimum exercise. The duration will get shorter if the patient is not following these instructions and not practicing any kind of sport.