What is carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy consists of injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) under the skin to improve the oxygenation of skin tissues. The goal of this procedure is to increase the flow of oxygen to the tissues, which can improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and treat dark circles under the eyes. Carboxytherapy can also be used to firm the skin of the eyelids and densify the dermis of the face.
How does carboxytherapy work for the skin?
Improved oxygenation: CO2 increases the flow of oxygen into the tissues, allowing the skin and subcutaneous tissues to be more oxygenated.
Improved hydration: The production of collagen, elastic fibers and cells responsible for skin coloring is stimulated by carboxytherapy, which improves skin hydration.
Firming and brightening: This treatment provides lightening, firming and rejuvenation of the skin for all skin types.
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles: Wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and stretch marks can be reduced by carboxytherapy.
Reduction of the fatty layer: CO2 reduces the fatty layer.
What are the benefits of aesthetic carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy is an aesthetic method that improves the oxygenation of skin tissues, increases the production of collagen and elastic fibers and reduces the presence of wrinkles and fine lines.
Is carboxytherapy painful?
Patients generally find carboxytherapy painless. The anesthetic product is often integrated directly into the injected product, and the carboxytherapy session consists of small injections with a very fine needle. During the injection, patients may feel a slight tingling or warm sensation, but this disappears quickly.
How many carboxytherapy sessions are needed?
The number of sessions needed to see initial results varies depending on the areas treated and the individual needs of patients. Here is a summary of the meetings required for each region:
Face, neck and décolleté: It generally takes between four and six sessions.
Hands: It is also recommended to do between four and six sessions for the hands.
Stretch marks and cellulite: To treat these areas, it takes between eight and twelve sessions.
Which areas of the face can benefit from carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy can be used on different areas of the face to improve oxygenation and hydration of skin tissues. Here are some parts of the face that could benefit from this method:
Upper third of the face: Carboxytherapy can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles forehead and eyes.
Eye contour: The color and elasticity of the skin around the eyes can be improved through carboxytherapy.
Neck and décolleté: It is possible to use this treatment to improve oxygenation and hydration of the skin of the neck and décolleté.
Chin and eye contour: Sensitive areas around the chin and eye contour of the eye can be treated using carboxytherapy.
What are the potential side effects of carboxytherapy?
Although some potential side effects may occur, carboxytherapy is generally well tolerated. Potential side effects of carboxytherapy include, according to the sources consulted:
Burning or itching sensation as gas enters under the skin.
Can carboxytherapy be combined with other aesthetic treatments?
This technique can be combined with treatments such as LED therapy to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. To improve the appearance of lines and fine lines, carboxytherapy can also be combined with treatments such as filler, medium glass or PRP injections.
How long does a carboxytherapy session last in Tunisia?
Depending on the areas to be treated and the individual needs of the patient, the duration of a carboxytherapy session in Tunisia generally varies between 15 and 30 minutes. For example, a carboxytherapy session for the face may last 15 to 30 minutes, while treatment for the chest or other body parts may require a similar amount of time.
When can we see the results of carboxytherapy?
The results of carboxytherapy may vary depending on the needs and areas treated by the patient. From the first sessions, especially for thin, wrinkled and sagging skin, such as the underarms, lower face, eye contour and back of the hands, the first effects of rejuvenation and improvement of texture , color and thickness of the skin can be observed. However, for optimal results, it is often recommended to use a comprehensive treatment protocol, which typically includes between 6 and 12 sessions, with time intervals of one to two weeks. After the fifth session, results usually become apparent, and maintenance treatment may be necessary to prolong the effects.