How gas and injections are connected, what carboxytherapy is, the indications and contraindications of this method will be analyzed in detail. And at the same time we will tell you whether it is possible to carry out the procedure without injections.

Carboxytherapy: gas injections for the back, joints and beauty (why they are gaining popularity)

For the first time this technique began to be used in the sanatoriums of Europe in the middle of the 20th century. Then they forgot about it for a while, but in the 21st century it returns again. Let's talk about carboxytherapy, gas injections for the back, neck, joints and more. The technique used is very broad. But is it suitable for everyone?

How it works

These injections are called gas injections because carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as the raw material for injecting the patient, it is purified and absolutely safe. The introduction is carried out using a special device and small needles. Under its influence, there is an expansion of blood vessels, saturation of tissues with oxygen, acceleration of blood flow, metabolic processes, the activity of nerve endings improves. This leads to a reduction in pain , relief of spasms in the affected parts of the body. Fat deposits are broken down, the elimination of toxins is accelerated

The procedure is carried out in a course: from 4 to 10 sessions. Their number is determined by the doctor depending on the complexity of the disease. The effect can be seen both immediately after the first session, and after 2-3.

The frequency of procedures is 1-3 times a week. After the course, it is recommended to carry out supporting sessions - 2-4 times every six months.

Carboxytherapy: testimony

Carboxytherapy: testimony

  • The procedure helps to improve blood circulation, speed up blood flow, lymph flow
  • Provides oxygen to blood and tissues
  • Promotes relaxation of smooth and skeletal muscles
  • Carboxytherapy is very often used for hernia of the spine, helping to remove congestion
  • The technique helps to expand blood vessels, eliminate spasms
  • Carboxytherapy of the cervical-collar zone relaxes muscles, relieves pain
  • With osteochondrosis, this method helps to heal joints.

The list of diseases with which a patient can undergo a course of the technique is very wide: arthritis, arthrosis, bursitis, varicose veins, heel spur , diabetic foot syndrome, lymphatic edema, endocrine disorders, skin diseases, headaches, migraines, spinal disorders, disorders of the vestibular apparatus, neuroses, insomnia, depression.


The procedure is prohibited for hypertension, recent heart attack, epilepsy, phlebitis, blood clotting disorders.

If you are taking anticoagulants (anti-clotting drugs), the injection treatment will have to be postponed until it is completed.

Carboxytherapy for beauty

Carboxytherapy for beauty

The technique is actively used not only for the improvement of various organs and systems of the body, but also in cosmetology.

Here's what you can work on with it:

  1. Sagging skin. By activating collagen production, carboxytherapy gives a rejuvenating effect . You can notice it on changes in the oval of the face, cheeks, neck after 2 sessions (depending on the complexity of the situation), for the arms or legs it will take more - up to 10.
  2. Circles or bags under the eyes. Injections help to tighten the skin, hide blood vessels, and puffiness disappears.
  3. Cellulite. If this problem is not yet at the last stage, the technique will help to cope with it., making the body smoother, more elastic.
  4. Stretch marks. They become almost invisible, and the skin becomes denser.
  5. Scars, scars. Enriching the skin with oxygen helps to smooth them.
  6. Brittleness, hair loss. Improved blood circulation will increase the flow of nutrients to the weakened hair follicles, which will give rise to strong, thick hair.

Non-injection carboxytherapy

Non-injection carboxytherapy

Not everyone is ready to decide on injections, to endure painful sensations. Therefore, in cosmetology, the technique began to be used, including without injections.

During the procedure, a gel with carbon dioxide is applied to the face or body (after pretreating the face with acids, which facilitate the penetration of the substance through the upper stratum corneum, and therefore enhance the effect). A special mask is put on top, it does not allow carbon dioxide, which begins to come out to the surface of the skin, to evaporate, but makes it work for the benefit. Its increase increases blood circulation, lymph flow, blood absorbs oxygen better, gas helps the skin to accelerate the production of collagen, elastin,  hyaluronic acid - all the necessary components for youth and freshness. The CO2 is then dissolved in the skin, helping to maintain a healthy environment.

The effect can be felt instantly. This procedure is considered an express method if you need to quickly put your face in order for an important exit.

The method helps:

  • even out skin relief;
  • reduce pigmentation;
  • smooth out wrinkles , increase firmness, elasticity, tighten the oval of the face;
  • narrow pores;
  • relieve puffiness;
  • remove dark circles under the eyes;
  • strengthen skin immunity;
  • make stretch marks, scars, cellulite invisible;
  • stop inflammation;
  • reduce body fat.

Advantages and disadvantages

The most obvious advantage is, of course, the absence of discomfort and pain. The non-invasive method keeps the skin intact, after the session it does not require a recovery period, you can immediately return to your usual way of life. The procedure is completely safe, it has no side effects or complications. It suits all skin types.

One of the main drawbacks is the focus on eliminating small deficiencies or problems at an early stage. It will not solve launched, difficult situations; an integrated approach, additional techniques, hardware or already injected , will be needed . For a lasting result, you need to take a course of 8-10 sessions.


Even non-injection carboxytherapy is prohibited in case of damage to the integrity of the skin, inflammation in the acute stage or exacerbations of chronic diseases, during the postoperative period, during pregnancy, during lactation.