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Carboxy Therapy

Advanced CO2 injections to help reduce the appearance of dark circles, eye bags and stretch marks.



What is Carboxy Therapy?

Carboxy Therapy is a revolutionary treatment that uses carbon dioxide to reduce the appearance of scars, fade out stretch marks and diminish dark under eye circles. It is also an effective form of treatment for fat reduction, working to encourage the disposal of fat cells.

Our bodies naturally produce carbon dioxide, but when injected directly to specific areas, it can encourage an increased flow of oxygen, improving circulation. The increase in oxygen underneath scarred or darkened skin can enhance blood circulation and new cell production, helping to improve the texture and brighten the skin on the treated areas. In addition to restoring skin to a more natural colour, it also works to reduce inflammation, further enhancing results of the treatment.

This fantastic, minimally invasive treatment can offer long lasting improvements without the downtime. It is perfectly safe and effective and is only carried out by qualified Nurses in our clinics.

All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.

Which concerns does Carboxy Therapy address?

Carboxy Therapy treatments are specifically designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body and dark circles under the eyes, but can also be used as a fat reduction treatment. The improvement in circulation and increased collagen production to the treated area works to restore damaged skin. When used for fat reduction, it encourages the disposal of fat cells.This cutting-edge treatment can also be a very important part of the Vaser Liposuction aftercare programmes, since it can help to enhance the healing process on the treated areas. It is important to note that as with any form of treatment, the concerns that can be addressed with Carboxy Therapy are unique to each patient and something that should be discussed with your Treatment Coordinator.

Which areas can be treated with Carboxy Therapy?

If you suffer with dark circles under your eyes that are ageing your appearance or looking to fade out stretch marks and scarring, then Carboxy Therapy could be a suitable solution. This versatile treatment can also be used for fat reduction or as a cellulite reduction solution, targeting specific areas of stubborn fat, encouraging the disposal of unwanted fat cells in order to leave you with a smoother more toned, beautifully contoured skin.

Carboxy Therapy for dark circles Carboxy Therapy treatments targeting the delicate under eye area, providing a great non-surgical solution to tackle dark under eye circles. If eye... +
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Is it safe?

Carboxy Therapy is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that does not involve any downtime. Our clinics provide a safe and sterile environment, accompanied by a professional, warm and friendly welcome. Carboxy Therapy treatments in our clinics are only ever carried out by a fully qualified Nurse. Depending on the concern you are looking to treat, our highly experienced medical staff will discuss all of the suitable options and determine whether Carboxy Therapy is the most suitable solution for your individual needs.

What happens during the treatment?

Carboxy Therapy involves a series of small injections with a very fine needle being made to the area of concern. Carbon dioxide is injected under the skin to encourage the flow of oxygen filled red blood cells. These cells disperse their oxygen to the problem area and then absorb the injected carbon dioxide. As part of our normal bodily functions, the cells then carry the carbon dioxide back to the lungs where breathing naturally exhales it from the body.

Only a qualified Nurse can carry out Carboxy Therapy treatments and, depending on the area to be treated, the process can take between 15 – 45 minutes.

How long is the recovery time?

Carboxy Therapy does not result in any downtime. You are free to return to work or your normal activities straight after your treatment. You should expect slight swelling on the treated areas as well as redness when treating stretch marks and scars which will soon subside. The treatment does not require an anaesthetic of any kind.

Summary of Carboxy Therapy for Fat Reduction Procedure

  • Procedure Time 15 - 45 minutes
  • Back To Work Immediately
  • Anaesthetic None
  • Downtime None
  • Duration Of Results Maintenance courses may be required
  • Results 2 weeks*

*Individual results may vary.

Why choose EF MEDISPA?

When considering a cosmetic treatment such as Carboxy Therapy, it is vital that you are completely comfortable with your choice of clinic and medical team. At EF MEDISPA every member of our staff is focused on the best possible care and safety of our patients. Our aim is to provide you with all the information and support you need regarding your Carboxy Therapy at our clinics, to help you make the right decision and achieve optimal results. Our aftercare programmes and review appointments are tailored to your exact needs to maximise your recovery and results.

Our chain of medical spas offer a friendly, welcoming and sterile environment where you can safely receive the treatment of your choice. We appreciate that our clients’ needs are completely unique and focus on treating the individual.

Our expert medical team is carefully selected and focused on your comfort, care and safety. Our top priority is to deliver the very best treatments and results ensuring our patients remain relaxed and happy.

Step by Step Carboxy Therapy



The first step is to book a complimentary consultation with one of our highly experienced EF MEDISPA Treatment Coordinators. Your full medical history will be taken and the treatment will be explained thoroughly. If you decide to proceed with Carboxy Therapy your next appointment with one of our Practitioners will be booked before you leave the clinic.


2 MEET YOUR Practitioner

During your appointment with the Practitioner you will have the chance to discuss the treatment in more detail and have any of your outstanding queries answered. Your Practitioner will assess the areas you want to treat and suggest the number of treatments that you need to have to eliminate stretch marks.



Carboxy Therapy is a simple non-invasive process that involves injections of carbon dioxide gas into the problematic areas. The duration of the treatment depends on the areas to be treated and is going to be assessed by your Practitioner.



There is no downtime as it is a non-invasive treatment. Your Practitioner will assess the number of treatments you require for optimum results, but usually we recommend a minimum of 6 treatments of each therapy.

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Carboxy Therapy FAQs

What is Carboxy Therapy and how does it work?

Carboxy Therapy, also known as Rioblush, is the injection of CO2 in the areas of the body we want to treat. Once the carbon dioxide has been injected, the red blood cells carry oxygen to the area, picking up the carbon dioxide which you then breathe out naturally. Oxygen stays in the area of the fat and produces collagen, helping to dispose of fat cells which are then naturally ridded through your lymphatic system.

Scars, stretch marks, dark circles and cellulite are believed to be partly caused by poor blood-flow to the specific body area. By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the problematic areas, we are tricking the body into increasing the oxygen flow to the area by compelling the red blood cells to pick up the excess CO2 injected and send it to the lungs for exhalation. In addition, Carboxy Therapy enhances the production of new collagen, enabling the restoration of the skin damage.

Is Carboxy Therapy safe?

There are no known risks associated with Carboxy Therapy. It is an entirely safe treatment due to the fact that CO2 occurs naturally.

How many treatments will I need?

Your Practitioner will assess the number of treatments you should have, according to your skin condition. Usually a course of 6 treatments is recommended.

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