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Can Carboxytherapy Get Rid of My Cellulite?

Dec 20, 2021

Cellulite is a notoriously stubborn skin condition that’s hard to get rid of, but carboxytherapy is an incredibly effective treatment against cellulite — and we have 19 years of experience to prove it. 

Here, Dr. Jamé Heskett, our anti-aging and wellness specialists at The Wellpath, takes a closer look at cellulite and how carboxytherapy can help you get rid of it.

Where does cellulite come from?

Cellulite occurs when connective tissue bands pull down on the skin that covers certain areas of fat, creating a lumpy, uneven surface. Most often, cellulite forms on your:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Breasts

Though cellulite doesn’t discriminate, it does tend to affect women more than men because of differences in fat distribution. Some other factors that contribute to cellulite production include:

  • Hormonal issues
  • Poor diet choices
  • An unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle
  • Toxins 
  • Genetics
  • Weight gain
  • Pregnancy

The thickness of your skin can also play a role in how noticeable cellulite is, and it can be more visible as you get older and your skin becomes thinner.

Cellulite can also be the result of poor circulation, which results in less oxygen and less collagen. This allows fat cells to become larger, overtaking what little collagen remains and creating more noticeable cellulite.

There are plenty of drug store products that promise to vanquish your cellulite, but they produce short-term results at best. That’s why we recommend carboxytherapy treatments for stubborn areas of cellulite.

How carboxytherapy can help

Carboxytherapy is based on the notion that circulation works to shrink fat cells. During your treatment, we inject carbon dioxide just below your skin to promote blood flow, minimize fat cells, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. 

The sudden influx of carbon dioxide tricks your body into directing more oxygenated blood to the area. As a result, you notice reduced cellulite and other improvements, including better skin elasticity. 

Depending on your needs, you may benefit from a series of treatments over several months. Your treatment sessions take an average of 15-20 minutes. Bonus: You don’t have to spend any time in recovery afterward. We do, however, recommend you avoid swimming or soaking in a tub for the first 24 hours. 

How to maximize your treatments

Carboxytherapy is one of the most effective cellulite treatments available, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work to maximize your treatments on your own. 

For example, exercising and losing some weight reduces the number of fat deposits and the appearance of cellulite as well. Making changes to your diet, such as limiting the amount of processed foods you eat, also works against cellulite. 

We also encourage you to stay hydrated, as this helps to flush out harmful toxins and may be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

If you’d like more information about how you can get rid of your cellulite, don’t hesitate to request an appointment online at either our New York City or West Park, New York, office. 

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