Carboxytherapy is currently one of the best aesthetic medical treatments for water retention.
What is it?
Carbon dioxide stimulates vasodilation and activates microcirculation, improving skin metabolism, blood flow and tissue oxygenation.
How does it work?
Treatment is carried out through micro-injections at the base of the limbs or in the areas most affected by this condition. Carbon dioxide, in its gaseous state, is administered subcutaneously and intradermally. Of the solutions for treating water retention, carboxytherapy is the most demanding in terms of pain and discomfort. However, one of the advantages of carboxytherapy is that it allows treatment of large areas (e.g. even the whole thigh), unlike radiofrequency, which works on more limited areas.
Recovery time and mode
After each carboxytherapy treatment session, it is common to experience swelling, which usually disappears within 24 hours. Needle marks and a possible feeling of heat, a sign that the microcirculation in the treated area is being reactivated, disappear in 4 to 5 days.
Carboxytherapy usually requires at least 6 sessions, followed by periodic follow-up treatments to ensure continued results.
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“With this treatment, we are able to use a special high-flow, temperature-controlled device that makes carbon dioxide infusion less uncomfortable.”
Dr. Valentina Finotti
Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
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