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Carboxytherapy - what is the meaning of this procedure?

Cosmetology is developing at a rapid pace, and it is very, very healthy, because it allows you to maintain your beauty and maintain youth for many years. But how to navigate this set of procedures? Here we will talk about such a method as carboxytherapy.

What it is?

Carboxytherapy is a special cosmetic procedure that involves the subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide. In fact, carbon dioxide has been used for quite some time, and in a wide variety of areas, it was added to mineral water and baths.

Popular procedure

And back in 1953, the well-known cardiologist Jean-Baptiste Romuyev, at that time, published his work on the use of CO2 in the form of injections. And since then, this method has become independent and got its name.

This method in medicine has long been very successfully used in the treatment of diseases such as psoriasis, diabetic angiopathy, it is used to relieve muscle or joint pain and to eliminate trophic ulcers.

But for cosmetology, carbon dioxide began to be used relatively recently. For the introduction of CO2, certain devices are used to control the flow, head and pressure of the gas.

But there is also non-injection, non-invasive carboxytherapy, which involves exposure to carbon dioxide without injections. In this procedure, a special mask is applied, which includes carbon dioxide. Due to the special structure of the agent (gel and granules), CO2 penetrates through the skin into the tissues and begins to act. This method reduces the risk of complications and is less traumatic.

How does this work?

What is carboxytherapy in its essence? What is the principle of carbon dioxide? In principle, everything is simple. When it enters the tissue, the gas stimulates a significant dilation of the vessels, due to which the blood circulation improves, which means that the blood supply to all the cells improves.

Also, under the influence of CO2, metabolic processes and cell regeneration are activated, and lymph circulation also improves. In addition, the synthesis of collagen and elastin is triggered in special cells (fibroblasts), and these two substances are responsible for the skin condition, in particular, for its elasticity.

So it looks like

Thanks to all these processes, the skin becomes elastic, young and fresh, its light changes for the better, wounds heal faster, skin defects become less noticeable.

We should also talk about the effect of CO2 on adipose tissue. First, the gas is injected under pressure, because of which a part of the fat cells simply ceases to receive nourishment and disintegrates.

But also metabolic processes are accelerated, the blood circulation is significantly improved. Due to this, fats begin to split more quickly, and fat cells decrease at the same time. So after the course of procedures for cellulite can be forgotten.

In what cases is this procedure shown?

We list the indications for this procedure:

  • Cellulite As already noted, this problem can be eliminated.
  • Fat obesity in specific areas (for example, on the stomach or on the hips).
  • Also, carboxytherapy helps get rid of dark circles under the eyes.
  • Excessive swelling of certain body parts (eg, limbs) or face.
  • Reduced skin elasticity, loss of elasticity, fading.
  • The first signs of aging.
  • Deterioration of skin color.
  • Osteochondrosis.
  • Wounds, burns, scars, trophic ulcers.
  • Some skin diseases.
  • Undesirable effects of liposuction.
  • Baldness or local hair loss.
  • Stretch marks.
  • Dry skin
  • Pustular rash, acne.

In what cases is the procedure contraindicated?

Now we list the contraindications to the procedure:

  • Epilepsy.
  • Gestation period
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Renal failure.
  • Myocardial infarction, transferred recently.
  • Unstable angina.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart failure (acute).
  • Thrombophlebitis in the acute stage.
  • Gangrene.
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Infectious local skin lesions.
  • Severe chronic diseases.
  • Serious metabolic disorders.
  • Diseases of autoimmune nature.

How is the procedure?

During the procedure of injection carboxytherapy, carbon dioxide is injected using a special apparatus, equipped with a needle, with which a puncture is made in the impact zone. Through this puncture and carbon dioxide enters the fabric. The volume of injected gas and pressure, under which the introduction will be carried out, is determined by the doctor individually.

The procedure is somewhat painful, but the pain is moderate, they can be completely endured. There may be a burning sensation, tingling, a feeling of distention, but all this soon passes.

As for some special instructions, there are practically none. The rehabilitation period is simple and short. During 6-7 hours after the procedure, it is not allowed to wet the injection area. Also, it is not recommended to overcool or overheat the area until puffiness and redness disappear.

If we talk about non-invasive carboxytherapy, then during the procedure a special composition will be applied to the area of ​​impact on 30-40. No painful sensations arise, the procedure is quite pleasant, and rehabilitation is not required at all.

Side effects

Slight redness may occur in the injection area, and the appearance of edema is likely. If the needle gets into the vessel, a hematoma may appear. All this passes after a few hours (maximum a day). If after a day the situation has not improved, then you should consult a doctor.


To achieve a certain effect, course treatment is required. One course can include from 3-4 to 12 sessions.The interval between procedures is from several days to a week or more. Changes are usually visible after the first session, after subsequent results are fixed. The effect persists for a year after the end of treatment and can be extended with a repeated course.

Issue price

How much does one carboxytherapy procedure cost? Everything depends on the impact zone. For example, one session of impact on the face will cost about 5 thousand, the impact on the hips will cost about 8 thousand, and on the buttocks - about 6-7 thousand rubles.

Non-invasive carboxytherapy costs a bit less. For example, the impact on the face will cost 3-4 thousand.


We suggest to study some reviews about this method:

  • "I did 5 procedures for hips, stomach and buttocks. But I didn’t notice the effect that doctors promised. Yes, the skin became smoother, but the volumes did not decrease. But it was very painful, and bruises went for more than two weeks. "
  • “I did not dare to inject carboxytherapy, but I agreed to non-invasive. The procedure is pleasant, the effect is pleased. The face became noticeably fresh, the elasticity of the skin increased. In general, I am pleased. "
  • “I underwent a course of treatment, my face looked younger, they began to make compliments. In a year I plan to repeat the treatment. ”

Taking care of yourself is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. Learn new procedures and choose suitable for yourself.

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