Periorbital area rejuvenation using carbon dioxide therapy
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 223–228, September 2012
How to Cite
Paolo, F., Nefer, F., Paola, P. and Nicolò, S. (2012), Periorbital area rejuvenation using carbon dioxide therapy. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 11: 223–228. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2012.00633.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 JUN 2012
- dark circles;
- facial rejuvenation;
Different conservative and surgical approaches are used for periorbital region rejuvenation, but none of them is effective in the treatment of the medial third of the lower eyelid.
The present study is designed to assess the effectiveness of carboxytherapy in the treatment of wrinkles on the median and medial region of the lower eyelid and dark circles around the eyes.
Methods and Materials
From January 2008 to December 2010, 90 patients with moderate to severe periorbital wrinkles and/or dark circles underwent subcutaneous injections of CO2 once a week for 7 weeks. Patients were assessed before and 2 months after the treatment through photographic documentation and the compilation of visual analog scales.
At the end of the study period, patients reported a reduction of facial fine lines and wrinkles as well as a decrease in periorbital hyperpigmentation. A few side effects were observed but they were all transient and did not require discontinuation of treatment.
Carbon dioxide therapy results as an effective noninvasive modality for the rejuvenation of the periorbital area.