Carboxytherapy for Brighter and Younger Looking Skin
Our Family Health is bringing carboxytherapy to Monroe, Georgia to provide new options for brighter, healthier skin. Using carbon dioxide gas, we are able to help with various skin conditions including cellulite, stretch marks, dark circles, wrinkles and other conditions.
What is carboxytherapy?
During carboxytherapy treatments carbon dioxide is injected under the skin using a fine needle. This gas below the surface of the skin causes slight, and short-term inflammation, which triggers the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response system. Blood flow and oxygen delivery is increased in the areas where the gas was injected, which stimulates the body to produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The increased production of these compounds in the injection areas increases skin elasticity and improves overall appearance.
What are the Benefits of Carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. It can decrease the amount of cellulite, the fat beneath the skin that gives it a lumpy appearance. Some applications of carboxytherapy can be used to sculpt the body by removing excess fat in specific locations.
Stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark circles can be reduced in appearance by increasing blood circulation and stimulating the growth of new blood vessels.
Carboxytherapy can also be used to treat Reynaud’s disease or alopecia caused by decreased blood flow.
What to Expect: Carboxytherapy
Before the service: Your consultation starts with a discussion of the areas you would like to have treated. Our Family Health offers both facial and body carboxytherapy treatments.
During the service: Topical numbing cream will be applied to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Once the numbing cream takes effect, a small needle will be placed and the gas will be injected into the areas under treatment. The service takes 30 minutes.
After the service: You can expect some swelling and discomfort following the procedure. This may take a few days to fully resolve but is generally significantly better within 24 hours. An Our Family Health team member will also go over the full after-care process with you before you leave Our Family Health Wellness Center.
Carboxytherapy requires multiple visits to be effective. We recommend that sessions be booked over a six to eight week period for maximum effectiveness. Each visit lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Whether you are interested in treatments for your face or your body, both are booked in six session blocks to ensure you will be happy with the results. Each appointment will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Following your appointment you will be able to go back to your regular day without restriction.
Frequently Asked Questions Carboxytherapy
What is carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical method of improving the appearance of the skin using carbon dioxide gas, which is injected under the skin. This injection of gas stimulates the body’s natural systems to increase blood flow and oxygen in the treated areas, increasing the production of elastin and collagen. These changes taken in combination improve the condition and appearance of the skin.
What are the side effects of carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is a minimally invasive, almost painless procedure with minimal to no side effects. Some people may feel some pressure when the gas is injected, and there may be some side effects during or following the procedure including:
- Pain at the application site
- A feeling of pressure to the area treated
- Erythema (redness) at the application site
- Temporary numbness below the injection site
- An increased feeling of warmth to the area due to increased blood flow
- Vagus nerve syndrome
- Feeling of burning, tingling, itching
- A hematoma or bruise
How quickly does carboxytherapy show results?
Carboxytherapy requires multiple treatments to be effective. The exact number of treatments required depends on many factors including what the condition is that is being treated. For example, using carboxytherapy to treat alopecia or certain wounds may require 15-30 sessions, while reducing the appearance of under eye darkness or cellulite may only require five or six.
Our Family Health offers both face and body carboxytherapy packages that consist of six treatments to effectively address most common conditions.
How long do carboxytherapy results last?
The effects of carboxytherapy take some time to develop. After the initial treatment regimen, maintenance treatments are generally needed every six months to keep the results achieved during initial treatment.
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