CARBOXYTHERAPY for the treatment of cellulite: this is how it works

    Carboxytherapy (or Co2 therapy) was born in France many years ago but only recently its use has increased to become one of the best anti-cellulite treatments, thanks to its mix of benefits and results, difficult to reach with other methods.

    This treatment involves the use of a machine that inoculates, through a special handpiece, carbon dioxide (in gaseous form) into the dermis and subcutaneous tissue of the areas to be treated.

    The gaseous injection increases capillary blood flow and exerts a real lipolytic effect that leads to the elimination of fat cells.

    The treatment is modulated on the basis of the stage of cellulite, in order to maximize its effectiveness: the edematous state (first stage) will involve a totally different treatment from the sclerotic one (last stage).

    In this regard, it is advisable to carry out a thermographic analysis of the cellulite to see the real condition of the fabric. The analysis is based on the use of microencapsulated liquid crystal thermographic plates which, placed on the area to be analyzed, reflect the condition of the underlying tissues through a high resolution color image.

    This examination allows, therefore, to classify the condition of cellulite in one of its main stages (edematous, fibrous, sclerotic), in a completely painless, non-invasive way and without any contraindications. This is why it is repeatable and is a great tool for keeping track of all improvements.

    Thermographic analysis is extremely sensitive and allows you to identify the presence of cellulite even when it is still not visible to the naked eye or detectable on palpation.

    Co2 treatment lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the area to be treated, but it is not suitable for everyone. In fact, it should be avoided by those in one of these conditions:

    • during pregnancy,
    • during breastfeeding,
    • in the presence of arterial hypertension,
    • in subjects suffering from arrhythmias,
    • in subjects who have suffered from thrombophlebitis and thrombosis,
    • in the presence of cardiovascular diseases.


    Once the treatment is complete, very slight side effects may occur which will disappear within a few hours, such as, for example, slight discomfort in the treated area, the appearance of small bruises or skin redness and slight tingling.

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