Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves circulation, encourages collagen repair, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and destroys localized fatty deposits. Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our very being. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide, and in turn give us the oxygen that we need. There are no known risks associated with carboxytherapy. Carbon dioxide injection has been safely used for years to facilitate endoscopic surgeries of the abdomen.

What is Carboxytherapy?

Carboxytherapy is a procedure with several functions, which is moisturizing the skin and enrichment with oxygen and useful components (it occurs within 72 hours). This session in cosmetology helps activate blood circulation, vasodilatation, remove the cell waste products from the body.

How does Carboxytherapy work?

Carboxytherapy is used to treat cellulite, dark under-eye circles, and stretch marks. People who undergo the procedure find an improvement in: circulation, skin elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. It also aids with collagen repair and the destruction of fatty deposits.

Additionally, it can help reduce under-eye circles by increasing blood flow to the eyelid. Some physicians have also used the therapy to treat erectile dysfunction, acute arthritis, Raynaud’s syndrome, and alopecia caused by poor blood circulation. For fat and cellulite reduction, the procedure is often preferred over more invasive and high-risk methods, such as liposuction. Carboxytherapy can be used on the face, eyelids, neck, stomach, arms, legs, and buttocks.

What is the principle of carboxytherapy treatment?

By injecting carbon dioxide into the zone under the skin, an acidic environment develops which signals our organism to secure oxygen to the tissue in the treated region and accumulate natural growth factors (vascular endothelial growth factors). In seven days after the treatment there is an increased natural distribution of oxygen in the places of application, a completely new microcirculation is created, lymphoid drainage is increased and in this way skin regeneration is achieved in a natural way.

What happens during a carboxytherapy treatment?

Carboxytherapy treatment is relatively quick, usually lasting 15–30 minutes. Your provider will have a carbon dioxide tank that runs gas to a fine needle, via a sterile tube. If you’re anxious about needles or sensitive to pain, your provider can apply a numbing cream to your skin so you won’t feel the injections as much. They’ll then insert the needle beneath the skin and inject a small amount of carbon dioxide gas. You may feel a bit of pressure as it expands under your skin.

When is carboxytherapy recommended?

  • Dark bags under the eyes
  • Cellulite removal
  • Removing stretch marks

How long till I see the results of Carboxytherapy?

You should notice a difference after one treatment, but a course of between four and six is recommended. Each treatment takes 40 minutes. If the stretch marks are recent they should be treated once a week for five or six appointments; if they have been there for a while, once a month for five or six treatments.