What is Carboxytherapy
Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) for therapeutic purposes. Carboxytherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease. In Europe and South America, carbon dioxide therapy has been applied to the treatment of cellulite, stretch marks, and hypertrophic scars with impressive results.
Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, encourages collagen repair, and destroys localised fatty deposits. Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our organism. There is no known risk related to carboxytherapy. Carboxytherapy is used to treat dark circles beneath the eyes and stretch marks, reduce cellulite, and as a non-surgical liposuction procedure that can be applied on the face and body.
Where is Carboxytherapy applied?
Carboxytherapy has many indications in Aesthetic Dermatology, including stretch marks – post-pregnancy marks, eyes – dark circles, skin resurfacing – face wrinkles, décolletage improvement, weakened non-elastic skin, liposculpture (before and after) local fat – lipolysis, cellulite – skin sagging, hair loss.
In addition, carboxytherapy can be applied to treat clinical conditions, such as psoriasis, to improve microcirculation – acrocyanosis, increase oxygen and fat solvents in the fat and superficial tissues, migraine-muscular pain, tinnitus.