Carboxitherapy is a technique that must be stated and applied by a doctor or specialist that initially proceed to evaluate the patient to check if there are any contraindications, before receiving treatment. Involves the application of microinjections of carbon dioxide of subcutaneously. Carbon dioxide is not toxic, since it is produced naturally by the body’s cells every day. It is a product of the metabolism that is transported in the blood. Carboxitherapy contraindications: Carboxitherapy is a tool widely used in the cosmetic area for rejuvenation of the skin, but its benefits are not the same in all patients, it is very important to study the condition of this to prevent possible side effects that become deterioration from the aesthetic point of view its improvement and health. The specialist should refuse to apply the procedure to patients with dermatitis or advanced cellulite, which suffer from immunosuppression or consume immunosuppressive drugs or diabetes (unsupervised). It would be highly risky to apply the Carboxytherapy to patients who face kidney failure, dialysis, chemotherapy and active neoplasms. Platelet disorders, hemophilia and coagulation disorders can cause problems with bleeding.
For this reason doctors do not apply the Carboxytherapy in patients who do not present these values within a normal range. The same happens in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with retention of CO2, and sleep apnea that these conditions may worsen with the administration of carbon dioxide. Congenital and congestive heart disease and restrictive lung disease can affect circulation and oxygenation. Patients with rosacea facial could present an abnormal increase of local circulation and loss of fluid from the transdermal layer, since it is a procedure that is carried out through the skin. Patients who have reddened face and neck, could experience an increase in the levels of the vascularization. All these patients may worsen with the implementation of the Carboxytherapy in affected areas. It is important that specialist keep in mind not to worsen any pre-existing condition of the patient and on the contrary help to improve. Knowledge of contraindications for the treatment allows to avoid irreversible damage to the skin and the health of the patient who undergoes the Carboxytherapy.