What does carboxytherapy consist of?
Dr Michel Mouly:
Carboxytherapy is a treatment that consists of inject medicalized carbon dioxide, sterile, filtered, humidified and heated, 1 or 2 mm deep under the skin, using a very fine needle connected to a machine that delivers the right amount of gas.
This improves the suppleness, texture and elasticity of the skin. This is because the gas increases the dilation of the blood capillaries and the vascularization of the area, which stimulates the cells of the dermis to make more collagen.
The first injections of carbon dioxide under the skin were first performed as a spa treatment to treat arteritis and varicose ulcers of the skin. Then, it is by noticing that the quality of the patients’ skin was improving, and that cellulite was decreasing, that this technique has developed over the past fifteen years in aesthetic medicine. But it has only been used in gynecology for some time.
Dr Sylvain Mimoun:
The injection of medicalized carbon dioxide leads to changes in skin structure, better hydrated. This process is widely used in aesthetic medicine, but it is new in functional medicine of the vulvar and vaginal areas.
What disorders can be treated with carboxytherapy?
Thanks to his anti-inflammatory, vasodilator and antioxidant action, carboxytherapy can treat vulvovaginal and clitoral atherosclerosis, vaginal dryness, chronic vulvar pain, functional urinary disorders such as cystitis or certain incontinence, vaginal infections, “clitoral erection” problems that affect the skin. libido.
There is no contraindication, except for pregnancy, in principle, severe cardiovascular disease, epilepsy and hemophilia.
Carboxytherapy can also be used in humans which presents irritations at the level of the penis, or small sores which do not manage to disappear. We are also betting here on its rehydrating action. For women, it will be easier to treat the external areas, but surgeons can apply it inside the belly, and the doctor inside the vagina, if he has enough experience.
Carboxytherapy is also interesting for treating vaginal dryness in addition to the laser, if the patient still feels discomfort during penetration. The vulvar laser would be painful, while this method will be possible.
Is carboxytherapy painful? What happens to the injected gas?
The injection of carbon dioxide causes a sensation of insect bite, or of hot or cold liquid flowing under the skin, or of swelling and pressure, which is not pleasant, but bearable. Right after the injection, the skin takes on a swollen appearance or bloated. It turns red as after a sunburn, for a few minutes up to sometimes 24 to 48 hours.
It’s not painful, but you have to be able to do things very gradually. Then the gas is reabsorbed in the body.
If the injections took place in the sexual area, it is advisable not to have intercourse in the following days.
How long should you wait before regaining pleasure during intercourse?
The skin must have regained its elasticity and therefore the tissue improvement process must be completed, i.e. approximately one month after treatmentt.
It depends on the pleasure you had before, you have to start from your own experience. If the person was very used to orgasm, they will find the path to pleasure more easily. Usually she starts to have fun 8 to 15 days after the end of the sessions. But it will take a month or two to feel really comfortable during sex, to focus on the pursuit of pleasure and not just the absence of pain.
Are there any unwanted side effects?
Mild and transient within 24 hours: slight pain, tingling, redness at the injection site, crackling sensation under the skin.
There may be a slight pain under the skin, but most of the time patients don’t have a complaint.
Carboxytherapy: is the result lasting?
The result produced is not immediate, we judge its effectiveness from 3 to 4 sessions, and it is recommended to maintain it regularly through booster sessions.
Carboxytherapy can be a simple answer to many aches and pains. Once the sessions are over, the patients feel better quickly. It is a “small means” which induces big changes. But as long as there is discomfort, it is better to continue to schedule a few sessions.
What are the treatment modalities?
The ideal is to contact gynecologists who have specialized and trained in carboxytherapy.
- The treatment initial has 8 to 12 sessions, one per week at the beginning. Each lasts, up to ten minutes.
- The result is generally maintained with 1 to 2 booster sessions every 4 to 6 months.
- The cost varies from 50 to 100 € per session, not reimbursed for the moment.