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Carbon dioxide injections might seem better than liposuction—but there's a catch

The results don't last.
A cosmetic stomach injection

A new study explores a treatment known as "carboxytherapy" as a less invasive alternative treatment to reduce belly fat.

Humans will try just about anything in pursuit of “true” beauty. Chin jobs, eyelash transplants, artificial dimples, even “Pokertox” (Botox injections tailored to enhance one’s poker face. Seriously, it’s a thing). What about injecting carbon dioxide into your skin?

In a , a group of plastic surgeons set out to see if carboxytherapy—a cosmetic treatment popular outside

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