Hair loss & treatments

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Dr. Christopher Tzermias

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Carboxytherapy is a completely natural treatment that can work synergistically together with the treatment regimen against hair loss.

Carboxytherapy  treatment acts directly in the bulb, which constitutes the vital part of the hair and its alterations are a major cause of hair thinning and hair loss. During treatment, infusions are applied at those areas of the scalp where hair thinning is observed. The aim is to enhance oxygenation and therefore nutrition of the weak hair follicles.

This method of treatment takes advantage of a completely natural process of our organism: the use of oxygen to expel carbon dioxide. At the areas of infusion microcirculation gets significantly improved as the red blood cells are forced to release oxygen in order to “capture” the CO2 molecules and expel them from the body. This enhanced blood flow and tissue oxygenation allows skin regeneration and the strengthening of hair follicles.

At the same time treatment has vasodilatory effect (i.e. the opening of tiny blood vessels), which allows the enhancement of the scalp’s nutrition with valuable vitamins and nutrients. This ensures the cessation of hair loss, stabilisation of hair thinning and the stimulation of hair growth.

At the same time the composition of hyalouronic acid is enhanced, , a natural ingredient of the skin, which is produced by the fibroblasts and contributes to tissue hydration and full absorption of growth factors.

Treatment is completed quickly and painlessly. It is usually applied in combination with Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), autologous Mesotherapy with growth factors (PRP) or infusions of minoxidil. In general four to twelve treatment sessions are necessary, depending on the nature and the extent of the problem, while in many cases a number of repeated sessions may be necessary to consolidate the results of treatment. Usually 3 months have to pass by for hair loss to stop and for hair thinning to become stable, while vellus and weak hair become stronger after 6 months. In any case, the effectiveness of treatment is evident through trichoscopy (digital editing), which provides the most objective assessment criterion for each patient’s progress.

A treatment method from France’s royal spas

Carboxytherapy was born in France, more than 80 years ago. Its beneficial effects were initially observed in the royal spas, when it was found that patients who bathed in the thermal waters that were rich in carbon dioxide showed quicker wound healing. Since then it has been proven that carboxytherapy can improve blood circulation, enhance the skin’s elasticity, and smooth the wrinkles.

As a result, this treatment method is gaining ground constantly in the field of dermatology, since the range of applications covers both medical and cosmetic needs of the skin and hair. Nowadays it is used in Europe and in the USA for the treatment of stretch marks, cellulite, hypertrophic scars, wrinkles, dark circles, and alopecia.


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