Carboxytherapy or carbon dioxide therapy has arrived here from Brazil on a wave of popularity and it boasts the ability to get rid of stretch marks, cellulite, scars as well as being able to tackle the signs of ageing by plumping the skin. Treatments are generally performed on the face, neck, arms, abdomen and thighs.
Carboxytherapy: Am I suitable?
Sadly, most women suffer from cellulite, stretch marks or the signs of ageing – or even a combination of all three. As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area that is to be treated, there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo carboxytherapy.
Carboxytherapy: What do I have to do to prepare?
It is important to do your research on who will be performing the carboxytherapy procedure. It is recommended by the manufacturers that only medically qualified practitioners perform the treatment but it is not regulated so ensure they are properly qualified and the clinic is registered with the Healthcare Commission.
Carboxytherapy: What’s the treatment like?
In carboxytherapy micro injections of carbon dioxide are placed just beneath the surface of the skin which stimulates circulation and collage production, both of which improve the appearance of the skin. The injections feel like a sharp sting.
Carboxytherapy: What about after?
There is no downtime although the area might be a little red and puffy post procedure. You should notice a difference after just one treatment but a course of four to six is recommended.
Carboxytherapy: Are there any risks or side effects?
Once the initial redness or swelling goes down there should be no further downtime and there is little risk of scarring with this procedure.
Carboxytherapy: What will it cost me?
RioBlush Carboxytherapy costs £100 per treatment.