Author: Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)

Date: 22/04/2020

Can radiofrequency and carboxytherapy be considered synergistic treatments for imperfections on the body? According to some recent theories on the use of combined beauty treatments, it would seem that the synergy that arises from the combination of radiofrequency and carboxytherapy leads to satisfactory results.

Radiofrequency and carboxytherapy. Learn more about radiofrequency

Radiofrequency treatment is used for body remodelling when the skin is sagging and lacking in tone. As we get older we lose skin elasticity, and surgery is not always recommended; here is where radiofrequency finds its place in aesthetic medicine treatments. Radiofrequency acts by emitting electromagnetic waves, which heat the part to be treated in a precise and contained way. As a result, new collagen is produced where it is needed, with a lipolytic effect, improving circulation and skin tone. There is no pain during radiofrequency treatment. The handpiece gives off heat in the body and does not cause any discomfort or pain. The skin tightens, but the effect lasts for several months after the treatment.

The duration of radiofrequency treatment varies from 25 to 50 minutes, and the improvements are immediately visible on the body. As it is a non-surgical operation, no hospitalisation or anaesthesia is required, and recovery times are short. The treatment is temporary, but the results are long-lasting.

The treatment: radiofrequency

This treatment is based on the use of magnetic waves that act by producing heat, which causes the production of new collagen, with a significant regeneration of the tissue, but also provides a lipolytic effect.

After treatment

You should avoid exposure to the sun.


  • pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • heart disease
  • skin disorders
  • skin Infections
  • autoimmune diseases


Radiofrequency and carboxytherapy. Learn more about carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy uses carbon dioxide that is injected into selected areas of the body to restore proper vascularisation of the treated area and eliminate excess fat cells. Carboxytherapy can be used for the treatment of:

  • localised fat deposits
  • cellulite
  • water retention
  • low circulation
  • psoriasis
  • skin diseases

The results of the treatment are visibly fresh and radiant skin.

The treatment can also be combined with lymphatic drainage treatments.

The duration of the treatment varies from 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. The results are visible after 1 month; they are not immediate. The results are temporary and therefore maintenance treatments should be planned. The use of an anaesthetic is not required, and no recovery time is needed.

The risks

The treatment does not create problems, but there may be side effects:

  • swelling
  • rash
  • pain

The treatment

The carbon dioxide solution is injected into the area to be treated. The action brings on an improvement of the microcirculation and on the fat cells which are then eliminated through the lymphatic system. The amount of gas, the doses and the duration must be personalised, therefore the device used for this treatment requires great experience on the part of the doctor. Carbon dioxide is eliminated naturally after a few days.

After treatment

You will have to drink a lot of water to facilitate the disposal of waste and carbon dioxide.


  • respiratory problems
  • coronary artery disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver failure
  • cancer
  • anaemia


Radiofrequency and carboxytherapy: treatment against the most common aesthetic imperfection – cellulite

Radiofrequency and carboxytherapy are considered amongst the anti-cellulite treatments – for many, one of the most common concerns on their body.

Radiofrequency and carboxytherapy treatment for cellulite can:

  • act on the fat cells by eliminating them
  • remodel the areas affected

Radiofrequency treatment for cellulite heats the tissue, and the heat promotes the formation of collagen and eliminates excess fluids, improving the area without damaging the surrounding tissue.

The effects of radiofrequency treatment are immediately visible. The most evident results include:

  • firming of the skin
  • reactivation of microcirculation
  • draining of fat deposits

To prevent the formation of new fat, maintenance sessions should be carried out. The results are always temporary.

Carboxytherapy for cellulite uses the subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is used to:

  • reactivate microcirculation
  • improve the lymphatic system
  • reduce water retention
  • reduce fat cells
  • improve tissue oxygenation

The treatment is painless and risk-free.

Carboxytherapy has effects on typical cellulite depressions.


Radiofrequency and carboxytherapy treatment provide a synergistic action that requires an experienced specialist and above all the awareness that the results are temporary and that therefore the expectations must be realistic in relation to the treatment.

Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)


Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)

Medico Chirurgo - N. Iscrizione all' ordine: 8309 - Cosenza

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