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Carboxytherapy


Aesthetics / Women / Head and neck

What is a carboxytherapy

The method has been used in medicine for a number of indications since 1932. It involves injection of carbon dioxide into the targeted treatment site. Carbon dioxide is one of the respiratory gases and the body processes it naturally. In this sense, it does not involve an application of a foreign substance.      

Who is a good candidate for the treatment

Most often, the purpose of carboxytherapy is to improve blood circulation, nutrition and metabolism of the treated site (in particular, during wound healing, treatment of incipient gangrene or hair loss). Sometimes the action of the gas stream is also used which helps in the treatment of cellulite and some types of scars. This method can also be used to reduce minor fat depots.

Before the Procedure

If you consider carboxytherapy, it is always necessary to undergo an initial consultation with a physician, unless you are a regular client of the GHC Dermatology Department. The dermatologist will examine you, evaluate the indication for the filler application and the skin condition, hear your expectations, recommend the most suitable course of action and suggest treatment alternatives, if available.

How is the carboxytherapy performed

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in the doctor's office using an instrument designed for aesthetic injectable carboxytherapy. Before the treatment, no form of anaesthesia is usually performed, because it induces temporary narrowing of the small blood vessels which could adversely affect the onset and the degree of effect. The application of the CO2 gas is conducted by injection, thus providing a targeted action of the method in a specific tissue.

After the procedure

Extreme sports, as well as swimming or sauna sessions are not recommended for about 24 hours after the procedure. Regular and moderate exercising is possible. If one or several bruises appear, it is recommended not to expose the given site to the sun until they disappear. During short stays in the sun, it is recommended to apply sunscreens with a high sun protection factor to avoid any pigmentation of the site where the bruises occurred.

It is possible to wash the treated site or apply cosmetics preferably one hour after the procedure and later.

I am interested in
Branch of procedure: dermatology
Length of procedure: 10 - 40 minutes
Length of hospitalisation: it is performed on a day case basis
Longevity of procedure results: depending on the nature of the problem
Price: 250 - 2500 CZK/ 1 treatment
Example of price estimate

The price of the treatment depends on its scope – the price per one treated site is CZK 2,000.

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