In our Clínica Bajo we use the carboxitherapy technique to combat cellulite, sagging and localised fat. It is a minimally invasive method that consists of the application of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) subcutaneously by means of small infiltrations in the affected tissues.
The injection of CO2, which is how carboxytherapy is applied, improves gas exchange in the circulation, re-establishing microcirculation, increasing the quantity and speed of blood flow and breaking the vicious circle that occurs in the affected tissues.
How Carboxytherapy is used
The Carboxytherapy technique is very simple. It is performed using specially designed equipment that allows the flow rate and injection time to be controlled and the dose administered to be monitored. Several injections are made using a needle with a diameter smaller than that of insulin.
Once the session is over, it is usually complemented with Pressure Therapy or Microalveolar Subdermal Massage to increase the diffusion of the gas to the adjacent tissues.
The number of sessions is variable and depends on the characteristics and specific needs of each patient, but a minimum of 15 sessions, 2 or 3 times a week, is considered necessary.
Once the session is over, the patient can return to their daily activities, avoiding the sun for the next 24-48 hours.
Other therapeutic uses of carboxytherapy include the treatment of dark circles under the eyes and hair follicle stimulation in cases of diffuse female pattern alopecia.