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Carboxy Therapy

Carboxy therapy is a sophisticated, non-surgical, procedure performed in a physician’s office. It is a form of Mesotherapy, but unlike mesotherapy, and instead of a liquid cocktail injection of medications or nutrients under the skin, carboxy therapy uses carbon-dioxide gas (CO2) warmed to the body temperature. Why? To create a detachment and subcision of the subcutaneous (under the skin) connective tissue layers. The result is improvement of peripheral micro-circulation under the skin, or deeper layers, and structures depending on how deep it is injected.

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FAQ & Questions.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions by you, answered by our doctors.


  • Loose skin Laxity
  • Horizontal neck lines reduction
  • Facial Acne Scars
  • Acne scars on the chest
  • Burn scars
  • Wrinkle reduction of the lower eyelids
  • Facial and neck wrinkle reduction
  • Sluggish local circulation in vascular conditions, such as diabetes

Carboxy therapy not new. It is a medical science that was discovered in France more than 70 years ago. It was popularized by Spanish and South American physicians in the past four decades. They treated various vascular conditions where blood supply was compromised. In the last 30 years, with advent of newer delivery systems and devices, it has been used in the cosmetic field for various non-surgical aesthetic conditions.

Yes, carboxy therapy is an FDA approved, safe treatment. It has been practiced in Europe, Japan, Asia and North America for many decades. Carboxy-therapy is an FDA approved treatment.

There is no down time.

It is a non-surgical procedure where CO2 gas is slowly injected with a specialized needle into the specific layers of the skin and below the skin into an area called the “sub-cutaneous” spaces

The treatments are not painful. “Pain sensitive” patients may experience some discomfort. We provide a diversion for these patients, and they do well without the need for pain medications or anesthesia.

Twenty to thirty minutes.

Pregnancy or patients on blood thinning drugs, such as in Heparin or Coumadin. Low dose Aspirin users are okay.

More than one for sure. Individual variations of skin, subcutaneous blood supply, connective tissue and fat cellular properties, in addition to genetic factors, vary among individuals. Depending on the purpose of treatment, your age and health condition, it may take 5-15 treatments.

Yes. Facial stretch marks improvement will be seen, especially in younger women after a rapid spurt of growth, after puberty , drastic weight loss and/or after pregnancy.

Does it help with sagging breast tissue?

Yes it does, it is the “detaching an re-draping process,” in addition to the vascular dilatation that helps the skin laxity and sagging of the connective tissue and skin of the body. Therefore there are some great results with lifting of sagging breasts especially after breast feeding and lactation.

Yes. Dark circles under the eyes are hereditary, and carboxy therapy may improve them dramatically. Carboxy therapy improves the blood supply in the region of the lower eyelids, which reduces the appearance of these dark circles under the eyes.

For localized fat reduction we always recommend liposuction at our Institute. But as an alternative to liposuction, and only for those patients who are not capable or not willing to go through anesthesia and a surgical operations, we will recommend carboxy therapy as an alternative.

The exact mechanism is not known, but we believe carboxy therapy exerts its effects by way of dilatation of the blood vessels, in addition to traumatizing of the fat cells by the combined and synergistic effect of pressure and compression.

Yes. It is a form of anti-aging therapy as a result of enhancing peripheral tissue perfusion and oxygenation. It is also a method of detachment and reposition (re-draping of the skin in youthful position).

No. Carboxy therapy is carbon dioxide (CO2). It is not toxic. It is not dangerous or harmful. It is carbon dioxide, which is naturally produced by all your cells in our bodies every day. It is a product of respiration and normal metabolism. CO2 is transported by the blood and exhaled.

Side effects are minimal and self limiting, such as discomfort, bruising at the injection site or crackling sensation under the skin. They disappear and resolve very quickly.

Avoid baths or swimming pools for four hours after carboxy therapy, especially cold water baths for four hours after the treatment.