Carboxytherapy involves the injection of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve tissue oxygenation. It enhances the elasticity and appearance of the skin and eliminates small fatty deposits. This technique is risk-free, since CO2 is naturally produced by our body.
Treatment: Skin texture and thinning
Carboxytherapy is used to treat a large number of problem areas.
- Moderate loosening of the eyelids, tail of the eyebrow, neck, arms, abdomen, inner thighs, crease above the knees.
- Fills the wrinkles of the crow's feet, fills the valley of tears, the nasolabial folds and expression lines
- Fills the wrinkles on the top of your hands, gives them volume and masks visible veins.
- Smooth the wrinkled skin on the neckline.
The cutaneous appearance
- Lightens dark circles
- Clears white stretch marks
- Diffuses cellulite
- Promotes fat breakdown
There is practically no contraindication to carboxytherapy except for pregnant women as a precautionary measure.
The course of a carboxytherapy session
A specific device recognized by the Ministry of Health that administers subcutaneous carbon dioxide (CO2) for therapeutic purposes is used. A bottle of CO2 is connected to a computer that adapts the dosage, the volume of the injection and the rate of flow. The computerized device sends carbon dioxide through micro-local injections.
Carboxytherapy may be performed on its own or in combination with all other aesthetic medicine methods.
The physician inserts a very fine needle under the skin and injects carbon dioxide into the skin. The treatment is totally painless. Based on the particular desired effect, CO2 may be injected into the dermis or the hypodermis.
The session lasts between 10 and 20 minutes.
A complete treatment includes
- Four to six sessions for the face, hands and body
- Eight to twelve sessions for cellulite and stretch marks
Two sessions are made in the first week, then one session a week. It is advisable to repeat treatment once or twice a year in order to maintain long-term results.
Carbon dioxide is first absorbed by the skin tissue and is then transformed into oxygen by the red blood cells while changing the pH of the body.
Results of carboxytherapy on the skin
- It enhances the micro-circulation to offer the skin a more rosy appearance.
- CO2 delicately lifts the skin to soften and redraw the skin.
- Stimulates fibroblasts that boost the production of collagen and elastin, moisturizes the skin and improves the texture
Effect of carboxytherapy on cellulite and fat
It breaks down some of the fat cells under the pressure of the gas, facilitates oxygenation and lymphatic drainage in order to obtain smoother skin with reduced cellulite but do not expect a large loss of volume. This is why carboxytherapy is most frequently combined with another thinning technique, such as Coolsculpting.
The side-effects of CO2 injection
The patient may have mild itching and redness for one to two hours, no hematoma or oedema and, of course, no danger of embolism.
The result is noticeable from the second session and will continue to improve during the following treatments.
The price of carboxytherapy
Consultation with the doctor
* The price indicated is for 1 session.