Carboxy therapy is a treatment with multiple benefits and is non-surgical Mesotherapy. It is based on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2). Carboxy-Capillary therapy works to stimulate the circulation of the scalp, which directly influences the growth of hair growth. This treatment is effective as a vasodilator and increases oxygen in the tissues; it provides natural, fast, and real results.
Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves the injection of carbon dioxide gas into the scalp to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. The theory behind the treatment is that the injection of carbon dioxide gas stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which can improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles and promote hair growth.
During the carboxytherapy treatment, a small needle is used to inject small amounts of carbon dioxide gas into the scalp. The gas diffuses into the surrounding tissue and triggers a process called vasodilation, which widens the blood vessels and improves blood flow to the area. The treatment is typically administered in a series of sessions, spaced several weeks apart.
While there is some evidence to suggest that carboxytherapy may be effective in promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss, more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits and risks. Some of the possible side effects of carboxytherapy for hair loss treatment include pain, swelling, and redness at the injection site.
Effects of carboxy-capillary therapy
It has an increase in microcirculation or capillary vasodilator, and it also increases blood circulation to the hair follicles and favors the formation and replacement of elastin and collagen. On the other hand, it generates what is known as the Bohr effect,
It means that when you receive a balanced amount of CO2 from the hemoglobin cells, they release oxygen in certain areas, in this case, in the scalp, where you are receiving the treatment. It also offers Neoangiogenesis, which is the creation of new blood vessels.
Some of the potential benefits of carboxy-capillary therapy include:
- Improved blood flow: The application of carbon dioxide gas to the scalp can improve blood flow to the hair follicles, which can enhance nutrient delivery and promote hair growth.
- Reduced hair loss: By stimulating the hair follicles and improving their overall health, carboxy-capillary therapy may help reduce hair loss and thinning.
- Enhanced hair growth: The therapy can also promote the growth of new hair follicles, leading to thicker, fuller hair over time.
- Improved scalp health: The therapy can also improve the overall health of the scalp, reducing the risk of dryness, flakiness, and other scalp conditions that can contribute to hair loss.
While carboxy-capillary therapy is generally considered safe, some people may experience minor side effects such as redness, itching, or burning at the application site.
How is this treatment done?
There are certain contraindications that the patient must take into account before performing this intervention, such as asthma, arrhythmias, and renal failure, among others, which will indicate to the professional whether or not he can continue with the process. It should be noted that they are serious diseases and those who attend aesthetic centers rarely have these diseases. This treatment is also contraindicated in pregnant women. Once they have diagnosed that they can proceed, they will then receive a sterile injection of CO2 into the scalp, taking effect adjacent to the injection. Of course, the amount of CO2 that is going to be administered is monitored. It has an immediate effect and lasts a week.
The therapy is typically performed in a series of sessions, spaced several weeks apart, and each session takes about 30-60 minutes.
The procedure typically involves the following steps:
- Cleansing: The scalp is thoroughly cleansed to remove any dirt, oil, or other impurities that may interfere with the therapy.
- Application of numbing cream: A numbing cream may be applied to the scalp to reduce discomfort during the treatment.
- Carbon dioxide application: A special device is used to apply carbon dioxide gas to the scalp. The gas is delivered in a controlled manner, and the intensity and duration of the application can be adjusted based on the individual’s needs.
- Massage: After the carbon dioxide gas is applied, the scalp is gently massaged to help distribute the gas and promote blood flow.
- Post-treatment care: After the treatment, the scalp may be slightly red or swollen, but this should subside within a few hours. Patients are typically advised to avoid washing their hair for at least 24 hours after the treatment to allow the carbon dioxide gas to fully penetrate the scalp.
What can I feel while they give me the injection?
Carboxy-capillary therapy involves the application of carbon dioxide gas to the scalp through a special device, rather than injections. However, some people may experience mild discomfort or a tingling sensation during the treatment. This is typically due to the carbon dioxide gas entering the scalp and stimulating blood flow and nerve endings in the area.
To help reduce any discomfort during the treatment, a numbing cream may be applied to the scalp before the therapy. This can help reduce any sensations you may feel during the procedure.
Most people tolerate carboxy-capillary therapy well and do not experience significant discomfort. However, if you are concerned about pain or discomfort during the treatment, you can discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider or cosmetic surgeon. They can offer additional recommendations to help minimize any discomfort and ensure a comfortable treatment experience.
- Tingling where the injection is placed.
- Momentary crepitation (noise)
- Warmth sensation
- A little pressure
Keep in mind that the recommended maximum of this hair treatment is once a week or every 15 days. It is an anti-fall treatment that can be combined with other treatments of the same kind and is a process that does not require rest or recovery. The person who uses it can return to his normal life once the injection is finished.