What is carboxytherapy and what are its benefits?

What is carboxytherapy and what are its benefits?

Let's get into the details of this treatment first, let's review a few basic points very quickly: Carboxytherapy is a method for treating cellulite, skin cracks, dark circles under the eyes and skin rejuvenation.

• The origin of this method dates back to France and the 1930s.

This treatment can be used on the eyelids, face, neck, arms, buttocks, abdomen and legs. This method uses carbon dioxide gas, which is naturally produced in the body.


Carboxytherapy is a type of mesotherapy and is commonly used all over the world

No severe or permanent side effects have been reported with this method.


Carboxytherapy is one of the fastest and easiest skin rejuvenation methods.

Treatment sessions usually last between 15 and 30 minutes.

You can go about your daily activities immediately after treatment.

• Only in the case of cellulite treatment, you should refrain from taking a bath or swimming for 24 hours after treatment.


Most people need between 6 and 8 sessions of treatment.

• The cost of each treatment session in Dr. Pakdel Clinic, including the special season discount, is 200 thousand Tomans. If paid in one lump sum, it includes a re-discount.


Carboxytherapy is one of the most effective methods of rejuvenation and almost all clients are satisfied with its results.

History of carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy or carbon dioxide therapy (CDT) is not a new technique in medicine. This method was invented in France in the 1930s. The French found that bathing or swimming in water with a high percentage of carbon dioxide healed wounds and skin injuries faster.

In the 1950s, heart surgeons used carboxytherapy to treat vascular disease caused by problems with blood flow to tissues or the accumulation of fat in the arteries. Finally, in 1995, carboxytherapy opened its place among cosmetic and skin rejuvenation methods and quickly became one of the most widespread methods in this field. The main uses of this method in the past included removing localized fat and rejuvenating the skin.

Over time, carboxytherapy has been used to improve flexibility or elasticity, improve blood flow to skin tissues, eliminate wrinkles, and increase collagen production.

How does carboxytherapy work?

Carboxytherapy can be considered as a type of mesotherapy. In this method, carbon dioxide gas is injected into the underlying layers of the skin. Carbon dioxide enters the tissues and spreads locally to the treated area. In response, the body begins to activate compensatory mechanisms by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide.

As you probably know, carbon dioxide is produced by the cells of our body in the process of producing energy. Cells use energy (such as sugars) and oxygen gas to produce energy and carbon dioxide in the process of cellular respiration. That is why our body needs oxygen constantly and expels the carbon dioxide it produces by exhaling.

Rejuvenation using the body's natural reaction

When the amount of carbon dioxide in a tissue normally increases, it means that either the amount of oxygen entering the tissue is low or the blood supply to that tissue is reduced. Because carbon dioxide is carried by the blood from the body tissues to the lungs to be excreted. To compensate for these two potential problems, the body increases blood flow to that tissue. So in fact, in carboxytherapy, we stimulate the body's natural processes to achieve the desired results.

After injecting carbon dioxide under the skin, about 70% of this gas reacts with water in the tissues and blood and turns into an acidic substance called bicarbonate. Bicarbonate acidifies the local tissue and blood environment, and the body increases blood flow to the tissue to compensate. The interesting thing is that the more acidic the tissue environment, the more oxygen enters it.

Increased blood flow leads to rejuvenation

There are several ways our body can increase tissue blood flow. One is the dilation of small tissue vessels. The arteries dilate immediately after being exposed to a high percentage of carbon dioxide and increase tissue blood flow. In the next stage, the body begins to secrete various growth factors to form new arteries and expand the blood supply network. These growth factors have three important effects on tissue:

• Increase blood flow.

They encourage tissue to burn fat.

Stimulates skin repair processes such as collagen production.

Is carboxytherapy painful?

Before carboxytherapy, a special anesthetic cream is used. During treatment, you may notice a degree of pressure, itching, tingling, or heat, none of which causes much pain and is tolerable. The needle used to inject carbon dioxide is very thin. In addition, if the physician has the skills and expertise to perform the procedure, he or she knows exactly where in the body the needle should be inserted to minimize both pain and effectiveness of the treatment. That is why to perform any cosmetic procedure, no matter how small, you must go to the best centers with the best specialists.

How long do the results of carboxytherapy last?

The results of this treatment method are temporary. For this reason, in order to get the desired result from this treatment, it is necessary to attend weekly or monthly treatment sessions based on the doctor's diagnosis. According to studies, it is usually necessary to attend 10 sessions of treatment to see the full effectiveness.

At what age can carboxytherapy be started?

Fortunately, there is no age limit for this treatment, which treats skin beauty by injecting a certain amount of carbon dioxide. Almost everyone can benefit from this treatment and rejuvenate their skin unless the specialist doctor does not find this treatment suitable for the person for medical reasons. As a result, it is necessary to refer to a licensed skin and hair clinic with a brilliant record in this regard to ensure the effectiveness of this treatment.

How long does carboxytherapy take?

Carboxytherapy takes between 15 minutes to 1 hour, but it should be noted that many factors can affect this time. The most important of these factors is the number of spots on the skin on which this method will be applied. In this method, by injecting a very small amount of carbon dioxide under the skin, collagen is simulated and causes skin rejuvenation.

Care after carboxytherapy

After carboxytherapy, it is necessary for a person to follow his doctor's instructions, hair to hair, so that he can see the positive symptoms on his skin. In addition, use possible medications and creams and skin cleansers prescribed by your doctor. There are also other things that one should avoid after carboxytherapy, which we will describe below.

Things to avoid after carboxytherapy

Avoid bathing and swimming for the first 24 hours.

Avoid sunbathing as well as spending long hours in the sun for up to a month.

Exercise activities should be discussed with a specialist and performed only after carboxytherapy, if there is no prohibition. If there is a ban, the time specified for avoiding that activity will be determined by the doctor.

The effect of carboxytherapy on cellulite:

Carbon dioxide can also be injected into fat cells, causing the fat cell to disintegrate and disappear. Cellulite is formed when fat accumulates in the skin and there is a lot of research on the effect of carboxytherapy on cellulite treatment.

Ring under the eyes:

The black ring that forms around the eyes is often due to a lack of blood supply to the tissue. Injection of carbon dioxide into the tissue increases blood flow and changes the bluish pigment to a healthy red and white pigment.


Alopecia, a type of hair loss that can occur in large areas or sporadically, can also occur due to decreased blood flow, and therefore carboxytherapy is also effective in treating this complication.

Side effects of carboxytherapy:

This procedure has almost no side effects and some people may experience bruising at the site of the needle, especially in the legs and arms, but these symptoms will go away in less than a week.

People who use this method to treat cellulite should not soak in water for 24 hours and refrain from activities such as swimming or Jacuzzi for a day.

Expectations of carboxytherapy:

You may feel a slight itching in the treatment of scars caused by leaving the body, which is normal and resolves in five minutes. This method is painless because the scar site lacks nerve cells.

In the treatment of cellulite and accumulated fat, you may feel a little pressure, which is similar to the feeling you may get when taking a blood pressure test.

Some uses of carboxytherapy include:

• Reduce and eliminate cellulite

Topical reduction of fat with or without liposuction

• Liposuction supplement to smooth skin roughness

Alopecia and hair loss

Skin lesions

• Obesity and slimming lines (stretch mark)

• Acne scars and pimples

Drooping skin (arms, neck, décolleté, etc.)

• Wrinkle treatment

• Treatment of wrinkles, dullness and puffiness around the eyes

Hypertrophic and red scars after ulceration

• Treatment of wrinkles on the back of the hand

Slimming with carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy is one of the newest methods for slimming the body that has many fans, especially in European countries. Many world famous people use this method for slimming because it has the best effect among other methods in eliminating resistant body fats. Injecting carbon dioxide into body fat converts this gas to carbonic acid. Carbonic acid begins to dissolve or release fat cells very quickly, causing weight loss and good looks.

To lose weight with this method, the specialist doctor, after performing the necessary examinations, injects carbon dioxide gas into the subcutaneous layer with a very fine and small needle. This procedure is completely non-invasive and does not require anesthesia or anesthesia and only takes 15 minutes. There is no recovery period after carboxytherapy and you can continue your daily activities.

How Many Carboxytherapy Sessions Are Needed?

The number of sessions required for carboxytherapy varies depending on the type of treatment.

Typically 8 to 10 sessions are required. The interval between sessions is one or two weeks. In order to stabilize the treatment results for several years, the treatment is repeated once a year.

For the treatment of cellulite, 6 to 10 sessions are performed with an interval of one to two weeks. Accompaniment with coitus helps to treat these lesions more.

To treat stretch marks and skin wrinkles, 4 to 12 sessions are required, which are done at intervals of one week.

Instructions before carboxytherapy

1. Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours before starting carboxytherapy (alcohol may dilute the blood and increase the risk of bruising)

If possible, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and blood thinners for 2 weeks before carboxytherapy. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, Wort St. John's Wort, fish omega-3 / fish supplements, ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have blood-thinning properties and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injection.

Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after carboxytherapy.

4. If you have a rash, cold or spot in the area, reconsider your decision at least 24 hours ahead of time.

5. If you have a history of cold sores, please tell your doctor, you may need antiviral medication before treatment.

6. Before carboxytherapy, be sure to eat a good breakfast, including food and drink.

7. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are not a good candidate for carboxytherapy.

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