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Cellulite Treatment – CARBOXYTHERAPY Sydney

Carboxytherapy, Sydney

cellulite treatment sydneyCarboxytherapy is the new simple and proven technique that can dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite by improving local tissue metabolism and perfusion. Treatments are rapid, comfortable and effective for a night percentage of patients.

cellulite reduction sydneyAt the Cosmetic Medical Centre we offer three treatments for cellulite: Carboxytherapy, Cellulolipolysis and Liposuction. Please refer to the fact sheets for further information.
Cellulite is one of the most common and least tolerated aesthetic problems for women.
Cellulite is the name given to the lumpy, irregular fat deposits often found around the hips, buttocks and upper leg areas. It is sometimes described as “orange peel skin” because of the dimpled appearance of the affected areas.

cellulite removal treatmentCellulite occurs because a large number of women’s fat cells are located in pockets within the connective tissue of the skin. Over time, a build-up of fluids and fat can cause the pockets to bulge and press against the connective tissue fibres. The fibres act like a net, anchoring the fat cells to the body but letting some poke through. When the lobes of fat swell, they push out the epidermis and form bumps.

Carboxytherapy, Sydney
Carboxytherapy is the new simple and proven technique that can dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite by improving local tissue metabolism and perfusion. Treatments are rapid, comfortable and effective for a night percentage of patients.

How is Carboxytherapy performed?

It is a non-surgical method. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is infiltrated into the subcutaneous tissue through a tiny 30g needle (0.3mm in diameter). From the injection point, the carbon dioxide diffuses easily into adjacent tissues.

How does the carbon dioxide work?

Carboxytherapy works in two complementary ways. Firstly, and quite simply, carbon dioxide mechanically kills fat cells. Secondly, it also has a strong vasodilatory effect (causes dilation of the blood vessel) on the capillaries in the area. Wider vessels mean bigger and stronger blood flow to the area, which means more oxygen. The increase in oxygen is important because it eliminates the build up of fluid from between the cells. The end result is fewer fat cells and firmer subcutaneous tissue.

Is it painful?

No. Some patients can experience a light tingling sensation near the injection site. It disappears within a matter of seconds. As a result of the increased circulation, the area surrounding the injection site may feel warmer for 10-20 minutes.

What should I avoid before the treatment?

You should avoid aspirin, Vitamin E, Primrose Oil, Nurofen, Ginko Biloba, Chinese and herbal medicine for four days before the treatment. This is just to protect you against the risk of bruising.

What should I avoid after treatment?

There are no restrictions on any activities after treatment. You can go right back to what you were doing as soon as you step out of the Cosmetic Medical Centre.

How many sessions are necessary?

Between 15 and 20 sessions are necessary to eliminate cellulite. Ideally, they should be carried out every other day, although sometimes two or even one sessions a week will be enough. This will depend on the extent of your cellulite. Each session lasts between 10-15 minutes.

How many sessions before I see an improvement?

After the fifth session, you will see that your skin looks noticeably healthier. Around the eight to ten session mark you will appreciate that your subcutaneous tissue is firmer. Before the treatment program ends you will have firmer, cellulite free skin.

How long do the benefits last?

This depends entirely on you. If you choose to follow a healthy diet complemented by regular exercise, the cellulite can stay away for years. If you tend to succumb to culinary temptations and never quite find the time for that 10km run, the cellulite will return much quicker, On average, it will be 5-6 months before you see it starting to creep back in. It is best to nip it in the bud at this stage. If you’re vigilant, 3-5 sessions will get you back to smooth, firm skin.

Isn’t Carbon Dioxide toxic?

No. Carbon dioxide is naturally produced by the cells in our bodies every day of our life. It is a by-product of metabolism. It is transported in the blood and exhaled through the lungs.

How much does it cost?

The initial consultation is $80, of which about half is rebateable through Medicare.

The cost of each treatment is determined at your initial consultation. Prices start at $150, however, if you pay for ten treatments up front, you will receive another three treatments free.

Dr Roberts’ extended experience in both the dermatological and surgical specialties has enabled him to develop a holistic approach in the cosmetic and beauty industry. His practice is focused on achieving natural looking beauty by the application of both surgical and non-surgical skills.