What is scalp carboxytherapy?
Scalp carboxytherapy is an innovative method of combating the problem of excessive hair loss and thinning. The use of medical carbon dioxide and its application to the scalp by a trichologist with a thin needle stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, intensively stimulates the metabolism, improves micro and macrocirculation and improves skin elasticity.
Such action guarantees intensive nourishment of the hair follicles and hair bulbs, as well as stimulation of empty hair bulbs to produce new hair. The result is the inhibition of excessive hair loss and the growth of new hair.
Carboxytherapy is a minimally invasive method, natural and 100% safe. The procedure is performed with the use of a modern, special medical device. An experienced trichologist additionally guarantees safety.
The latest technology of heating carbon dioxide in the carboxytherapy treatment makes the therapy painless, does not require any preparation from the patient, and right after the procedure, you can immediately return to your daily activities.
It is also worth noting that carboxytherapy can be used both as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other techniques. It gives great results in combination with needle mesotherapy or platelet-rich plasma. As a result, patients can enjoy the inhibition of hair loss and stimulation of their growth.
Carboxytherapy, which is the injection of medical carbon dioxide under the skin, causes blood vessels to widen, improve microcirculation and stimulate hair follicles to grow. Subcutaneously administered carbon dioxide increases blood flow, which in turn causes the release of oxygen atoms by hemoglobin found in red blood cells. As a result, there is a strong oxygenation and nourishment of the hair follicles, the cleansing and cell rebuilding processes are launched.
Indications for surgery
Carboxytherapy can be performed as an adjunct in the treatment of various types of alopecia – including androgenic and areata alopecia. It is also used in the treatment of hair loss of various causes (stress, hormonal disorders), as well as a treatment that accelerates hair regrowth or to improve its condition. It is also a solution for people with thin, thinning hair.
Contraindications for this procedure
It is worth remembering that the scalp carboxytherapy treatment, like any other treatment, has some contraindications to it. These include pregnancy and breastfeeding, cancer, neoplastic diseases, diseases of the respiratory system and lungs, as well as diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Doctors will not undertake the procedure also in the case of active liver diseases, phlebitis and people suffering from Willebrand’s disease and hemophilia. The procedure is also not performed in patients with advanced anemia, epilepsy, glaucoma and herpes. The therapy cannot be carried out in people who use anticoagulants, anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppressants and aesthetic treatments (up to 3 weeks after the procedure).
The course of the procedure
The scalp carboxytherapy treatment does not require any special preparation from the patient. On the day of starting therapy, it is recommended to wash your head. Before qualifying patients for carboxytherapy, the trichologist always refers them to a medical consultation, during which specialist tests are performed to help rule out possible contraindications. The doctor can also examine the patient’s scalp and assess the condition of the lesions.
The therapy is carried out with the help of special apparatus. With the help of a thin needle, carbon dioxide is injected intradermally, and its amount is adjusted individually to the patient’s needs. During the treatment, you may feel a slight sting, slight pain, itching and pushing under the skin. However, this is a temporary phenomenon that lasts for several minutes. The duration of the treatment depends on the amount of gas applied.
However, it is worth remembering that in order for the procedure to bring the expected results, the device with which it is performed must use certified medical carbon dioxide. The equipment should also be able to regulate the gas flow rate and deliver heated carbon dioxide to reduce pain.
In order to enjoy the desired effects, it is recommended to perform 8-10 treatments. The first 4 series are carried out weekly, the next 4 series every 14 days, and the next 4 series every 1 month. Doctors also perform preventive treatments every 3 months. Such selected series guarantee lasting results.
Convalescence after surgery
After completing the therapy, the Patient should refrain from sunbathing and solarium at least 7 days after the procedure. You should also limit the use of the sauna, hot baths, jacuzzi and swimming pool. It is also recommended to stop physical exertion within 24 hours. You should also refrain from washing your head and touching the treated areas for a few days.
Scalp carboxytherapy in a nutshell
The results of the treatment
Carbon dioxide, thanks to its properties, gives oxygenating and antioxidant effects. It is a physiological gas that, when injected subcutaneously, causes increased oxygenation of the surrounding tissues at the injection site. It is the result of an immediate reaction of the body that interprets the carboxytherapy process as an oxygen deficiency. In the tissues, carbon dioxide reacts with water molecules and the formation of carbonic acid lowers the pH of the surrounding tissues. As a result, the rate of gas exchange increases. Intracutaneously applied carbon dioxide also causes small vessels to widen and stimulate the production of new capillaries.
Repeating the treatment leads to the formation of new blood vessels, increased blood flow, improved blood supply as well as increased oxygenation and nourishment of the hair follicles. Increasing oxygenation in tissues, on the other hand, improves cell metabolism, increases metabolic processes and the possibilities of cell growth and reproduction. Carbon dioxide also contributes to the stimulation of regenerative processes. Injections of this gas cause skin inflammation, which increases the synthesis of collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin gains regeneration and nourishment. On the other hand, lowering the ph increases the elasticity of collagen fibers. It is also worth noting that the administration of CO2 brings about a skin repair process.
The procedure itself is minimally invasive and does not require convalescence. The effects are visible after a series of treatments, the number of which is adjusted to the individual needs of the patient. The best results can be seen after 3 – 4 treatments in the form of reducing hair loss, accelerating hair growth and obtaining new regrowth, thickening of the hair shaft, and improvement of the condition of the scalp. The big advantage is the fact that carboxytherapy can be combined with needle mesotherapy and platelet-rich plasma. The trichologist always informs the patient about the possibility of combining the treatments and supplementing them with home treatment.
Immediately after the procedure, a slight bulge and redness may occur under the patient’s scalp due to the expansion of blood vessels. However, these symptoms disappear 30 minutes after the treatment.