Cellulite and Carboxytherapy

by Dr. Morris Westfried

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Cellulite is a common condition found predominantly in women. Even young women can be prone to cellulite. Creams and older aesthetic equipment offer only a very temporary solution. Later applications include Velashape, which requires about 12 sessions and maintenance visits once every three months. Since Velashape is an outside treatment, occasional burns and scarring is also possible.

Newer equipment by Alma Laser works in fewer sessions (about six) and results can last between 18 months and two years. The treatments themselves are generally considered more comfortable than Velashape.

The last equipment approach is Thermage, which in one session can result in improvement for about 18 months. Thermage can be painful and costs about $3,500 for the session.

A different approach to cellulite, which also works on facial wrinkles and permanent stretch mark removal, is carboxytherapy. Carboxytherapy is the introduction of heated carbon dioxide gas into the skin to lift indented areas and into raised fat protrusions to shrink fat. By introducing carbon dioxide, the body causes a local increase in oxygen and a invigorated blood supply. Carboxytherapy can smooth the appearance of uneven cellulite on the thighs and buttocks. When injected into stretch marks, 50 per cent permanent improvement is achieved in as little as 3 weeks, with additional sessions giving results up to 80 percent.

Carboxytherapy can be tailored to the individual and used on the arms, neck or face. On the face, it rebuilds tissue around the mouth to remove wrinkles on the lip, and rebuilds tissue on the lip and chin area. Over a series of safe treatments, noticeable cosmetic improvement occurs.

In Brazil,over 1,000 physicians have incorporated carboxytherapy into their cosmetic services in the past few years.If you are researching options for cellulite removal, consider carboxyhterapy as a worthwhile option.

Visit Dr. Westfried's profile page to schedule a private cellulite removal consultation in Brooklyn.

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