Carboxytherapy: What is it and what is it for?

What is carboxytherapy?

Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves the injection of carbon dioxide into the subcutaneous tissues.

Why is it done?

It is a particularly effective treatment to reduce cellulite, localised fat deposits, sagging, stretch marks, and even facial and body aging.

It is also indicated as a postoperative treatment for liposuction or other types of aesthetic surgeries.

Carboxytherapy is effective in reducing cellulite and localised fat deposits.

What does it consist of?

Its technique is based on the infiltration of carbon dioxide (CO2) through subcutaneous injections, followed by a circular massage in the treated area to help its distribution.

The application of this gas causes vasodilation and an improvement in blood circulation, helping tissues to receive more oxygen, thus facilitating cellular nutrition in the treated area.

In this way, the elimination of toxins and the destruction of localised fat is facilitated, achieving a visible effect almost immediately, since carboxytherapy makes the skin smoother and smoother in the treated areas.

Preparation for carboxytherapy

This treatment is designed for people who are in good health. Medical specialists recommend avoiding it for people who suffer from liver, respiratory, kidney, heart failure, diabetes, cancer, circulation disorders, or epilepsy.

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or during their menstrual cycle should not undergo this treatment.

Care after the intervention

After undergoing a carboxytherapy session, the patient may feel pain or tingling in the area where the punctures were performed.

The appearance of bruises or skin infections is very common.