Carboxytherapy in dermatology

George Kroumpouzos, Gulhima Arora, Martin Kassir, Hassan Galadari, Uwe Wollina, Torello Lotti, Stephan Grabbe, Mohamad Goldust

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Carboxytherapy is a medical technique during which a sterile gas—carbon dioxide—is injected into the subdermal tissue. The utility of carbon dioxide injections has enhanced the practical relevance of carboxytherapy as a method for the management of multiple disorders. We have evaluated its use in the treatment of dermatologic conditions by searching electronic databases (ie, MEDLINE and PubMed) for contributions in the English language through January 2021. Carboxytherapy provides an attractive aesthetic option in skin rejuvenation, atrophic scars, striae distensae (stretch marks), cellulite-fibrolipodystrophy adhesions after liposuction, and certain types of alopecia. We discuss the drawbacks of the procedure including inadvertent lipolysis, long-lasting emphysema, and suboptimal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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