Carboxytherapy of the face or “gas” injections: what their innovation?

Modern cosmetology has many different techniques.
able to help women regain their skin youth and beauty without
use of surgical methods of rejuvenation. One of these
techniques is carboxytherapy – a procedure that involves
powerful moisturizing and saturation of the skin with oxygen and trace elements.
It is well known that many women lose their skin after 40 years of age.
elasticity, becomes flabby and visibly fade.

Carboxytherapy procedure will help:

  • improve blood circulation;
  • enhance cellular metabolism;
  • restore water balance;
  • saturate the skin with nutrients;
  • activate collagen and elastin synthesis.

This procedure has no age limit and is shown as
young women and women with age-related skin defects.


  • What is carboxytherapy?
  • The principle of the procedure and its types
  • The mechanism of action of the drug on the basis of carbon dioxide
  • The advantage of carboxytherapy
  • Contraindications to the procedure
  • Indications for the procedure
  • Features of carboxytherapy
  • How to carry out the procedure
  • Possible side effects
  • What are the cosmetic procedures combined “gas”

What is carboxytherapy?

Carboxytherapy is an injection procedure, the purpose of which
is the activation of fibroblasts to stimulate collagen synthesis
and elastin. Well known is the fact that after a certain
age in the skin decreases the production of collagen and elastin, and
the quality of the produced protein changes completely. In our
In the body, the process of synthesis and breakdown of collagen has a certain
cyclical. At a young age, damaged collagen
freely replaced by new elastic protein. Over the years however
new collagen is synthesized less and less, and everything becomes old
more. Old collagen is an inelastic amorphous protein with
reduced mechanical strength. Such collagen fibers lose
their orderly structure, they stretch and sag. AT
As a result, the person loses volume and elasticity.

What reduces collagen synthesis and causes damage to its fibers?
There are many reasons. But the main reason is the impact.
ultraviolet radiation on the skin.

Also, with age, cellular metabolism deteriorates, and
as a result, tissues are deficient in oxygen. Disadvantage
oxygen has a negative effect on cells: the rate of their division decreases,
they cease to be regenerated, and the extracellular space
filled with waste products. All these processes are negative.
affect the appearance of the person: the skin becomes flabby,
its color and structure deteriorates, atony and growth appear
fatty layer.

In order to understand the essence of the rejuvenating effect of carbon dioxide
gas, you need to remember the laws of physiology, which state that
high levels of carbon dioxide in the tissues cause stress in
the body. This process is called hypercapnia (increased
carbon dioxide content). What causes stressful situations in
living organisms? Mobilization of all its processes, functions and systems
since the human body is self-healing
a system that can handle stress and its negative
the consequences of their own resources. With hypercapnia
the circulatory system begins to work in emergency mode, trying
expand blood flow to cells, intensively nourishing them with oxygen
(since oxygen is delivered to cells through the bloodstream). WITH
using oxygen produces the necessary for the work of cells and
whole body energy. After all, it is oxidatively –
oxygen reduction reactions reproduce
universal “energy currency” – a molecule
adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the main
energy carrier in cells.

This principle is based on the method of carboxytherapy, which
involves the introduction under the skin of liquid carbon dioxide in
a certain concentration.

Since a local state occurs at the injection site
hypercapnia, it causes vasodilation, improvement
blood circulation, blood flow with oxygen, improvement of exchange
processes and the withdrawal of waste products trapped in the cells.

The result is:

  • enhanced cell regeneration;
  • fat burning;
  • enhanced collagen and elastin synthesis;
  • reduction of inflammatory processes in the skin.

All positive processes occur due to the introduction into the skin.
carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide that is used when
carboxytherapy, completely harmless. It is part of so
called gas injections or contained in preparations for
application to the surface of the skin.

The principle of the procedure and its types

Carboxytherapy procedure involves the introduction under the skin
medicinal carbon dioxide (CO2), which is used as in
gas injections, and as part of various masks and gels. Exist
several treatments that are carbon-based

Non-injection procedure

This procedure is not conducted invasive methods. I.e
for carbon-based procedures in this
If not, use injections or surgical treatments. it
very safe procedures because
there is a violation of the integrity of the skin. However not worth it
forget that the important point when using medical
The drug is the form of its transportation to the skin. With
using injection methods the effectiveness of the drug
rises several times. For this reason, the effect of the drug is not
should be limited to the top layer of the epidermis. For effective
effects on cellular mechanisms, the drug must be
presented in the right form, i.e. must penetrate
protective barrier of the epidermis. To this end, the skin is treated
a special mask that makes the stratum corneum of the epidermis
permeable and facilitates the passage of the drug into the deep layers

Injectional carboxytherapy

Injection techniques involve the entry of medical
drug through the protective barrier of the epidermis. For this use
needles of small diameter and accurate dose based on
carbon dioxide. It should be noted that the procedure is sufficient
painful, especially for women with thin, sensitive skin.
With a high pain threshold, injections can be replaced with masks and gels,
containing carbon dioxide.

The mechanism of action of the drug on the basis of carbon dioxide

The use of carbon dioxide has many advantages.
The procedure has the following effects on the skin:

  • fat cells break down in the extracellular
  • carbon dioxide contributes to the removal from the body
    toxins and harmful substances;
  • improves skin circulation;
  • cells are saturated with oxygen;
  • improves tissue regeneration;
  • activated synthesis of collagen and elastin.

The advantage of carboxytherapy

The main advantage of the method is the absence of all
patient allergic reaction to carbon dioxide. This is due
the fact that CO2 is a well-known metabolite (a product
metabolism of any compounds), which instantly decomposes
in the human body. Therefore, for a person are not afraid even
very high doses of CO2, because any amount of it instantly
splits without causing any harm to the body.

Another advantage is the fact that CO2 is introduced into
body in liquid form. Also the process of carboxytherapy
significantly reduces the risk of infection of the skin and reduces it
to a minimum. This fact is due to the fact that the drug is in
safe liquid form, and the role of the needle performs injection
the gun possessing bactericidal properties.

Another big advantage is atraumatic and
universality of the method. Carboxytherapy can be performed on any
skin type and for any age category. It is this therapy
allows you to effectively eliminate the root cause of striae formation and
restore collagen fibers.

Contraindications to the procedure

Although gas shots are completely safe.
and are shown to patients of all age categories, before their
application still requires expert advice. Insofar as
when administering injections or using masks based on
carbon dioxide can occur unexpected individual
reactions, the physician must consider the contraindications for
procedures and possible negative effects. In addition, there are a number
diseases, in the presence of which the procedure
contraindicated. This procedure has the following

  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • stages of exacerbation of chronic and acute diseases;
  • hypertension;
  • anemia;
  • myocardial infarction;
  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • epilepsy;
  • abnormal liver function;
  • renal failure.

Indications for the procedure

The procedure is shown to eliminate the following cosmetic
skin defects:

  • double chin;
  • signs of premature chrono and photoaging;
  • slowing down skin regeneration;
  • after applying other more aggressive techniques
  • excess body fat;
  • edema and pasty tissue;
  • cellulite;
  • dark circles under the eyes;
  • mimic wrinkles;
  • telangiectasia (spider veins)
  • the return of the tone to loose, fading and dull skin;
  • the return of elasticity of the skin, neck and décolleté;
  • impaired skin structure due to injury or
  • to eliminate wrinkles of varying degrees of intensity;
  • The procedure is prescribed for women during menopause;
  • skin rejuvenation;
  • elimination of scars and stretch marks;
  • elimination of pigment spots;
  • eliminate acne and acne;
  • dry skin;
  • prevention of hair loss.

Carbon dioxide treatment is also used in various industries.
medicine, such as neurology, cardiology, orthopedics,
endocrinology and traumatology.

Features of carboxytherapy

Depending on the purpose for which you are doing carboxytherapy,
determined by the dosage and duration of treatment. For each
The specific case has its own peculiarities of the introduction of carbon dioxide.

  1. Facial rejuvenation and facelift. Required depth
    The penetration of carbon dioxide is 1-2 mm. Such
    carbon dioxide penetration promotes collagen synthesis,
    elastin and hyaluronic acid. The course of treatment is 5-6 sessions with
    at intervals of 2 times a week.
  2. Reduction of body fat and cellulite treatment. Required
    penetration depth from 3-4 mm to 8-10 mm, which contributes
    lymphatic drainage and outflow of metobolites. Three weeks before the traditional
    Liposuction is recommended for 1-2 sessions of carboxytherapy.
    Then, 10 days after liposuction, 2 times a week for
    2 months.
  3. Elimination of stretch marks and scars. Depth of introduction is
    5-6 mm, in order to get the desired effect you need to conduct a course
    treatment of 8-12 sessions of carboxytherapy. It is carbon dioxide
    allows you to work on the root cause of stretch marks and
    restore the structure of collagen fibers. The procedure is good
    combined with laser dermabrasion and chemical peelings.
  4. Hair loss. Required penetration depth 1-2
    mm Hair restoration occurs after 3-4 treatments,
    and the final result is achieved after a course of 8-12 sessions.
    The penetration of carbon dioxide stimulates blood circulation, which
    promotes the growth of bulbs and provides them with bactericidal
  5. Correction of dark circles under the eyes. This cosmetic
    defect arises as a result of deterioration of blood circulation in the area
    lower eyelid and beneath it. The effect is noticeable after already after the 3rd
    session. The course of treatment consists of 5-6 sessions of carboxytherapy.

How to carry out the procedure

The procedure is performed only by a certified mesotherapist in
medical institution. For the procedure of carboxytherapy
use special medical carbon dioxide high
purification, which for therapeutic purposes can be administered in doses not
exceeding 1000 cm3. Gas is introduced using the Carboxy-Pan apparatus,
from where it passes through special tubes after passing
bactericidal filter. Dosage, concentration, pressure and location
introduction is calculated in each individual case in
depending on the tasks.


During the procedure, patients feel a slight tingling, pressure and
burning sensation that passes quickly. In some cases, the patient
experiencing a feeling of pulsation at the injection site. Also sometimes
swelling of the skin at the injection site is observed, but this
the fact should not cause a panic, because this is normal
which quickly comes back to normal.

After half an hour, the introduced gas is eliminated from the body, but deep into
The skin continues active influence of carbon dioxide on the fabric. AT
As a result, the cells are saturated with oxygen.
splitting and excretion of fat cells, renewal of collagen

The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the processed
plot. The frequency of conducting depends on the goals.
As a rule, the course of treatment is on average from 4-5 to 10 -12
sessions. The effect can persist from six months to one year.

When conducting non-injection carboxytherapy surface
skin is prepared for the procedure with a warm compress.
Then a mask is applied to the cleansed skin.
carbon dioxide. Non-invasive method is less effective
compared to injections and to achieve the desired effect
need to hold a large number of sessions.

Possible side effects

Although the procedure is practically safe,
there is still the possibility of side effects and
negative reactions:

  • swollen at the injection site
  • bruising and bruising in case of small punctures
    vessels for violations of the procedure;
  • a crepitating effect (cracking of the skin) may occur;
  • severe redness at the injection sites.

To reduce side effects after the procedure should not
expose the treated area to water and avoid sharp
temperature variations over several days.

What are the cosmetic procedures combined “gas”

Carboxytherapy procedure goes well with
mesotherapy, laser dermabrasion, chemical peels and
liposuction. Also, this procedure is part of an integrated
therapy to restore the skin after plastic

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