Carboxitherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) for therapeutic purposes.
Carboxitherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our very being. All cells in the body, regardless of their job (heart cells, brain cells, skin cells) release as their waste product carbon dioxide. When the cells are exposed to high concentrations of carbon dioxide, they flip their conformation, release the oxygen molecules, and then pick up the carbon dioxide so that it can be exhale from our lungs.
In a sense, by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide jas just below the surface of the skin we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Also, has a mechanical effect to induce collagen production and restore skin structure.
What is Carboxitherapy?
Carboxitherapy is a mesotherapy like non-surgical procedure used to infuse CO2 gas below the skin through a thin 30G mesotherapy needle. Treatments are quick, comfortable, effective with no down time. CO2 gas stimulates blood flow with several consequences: skin elasticity improvement and collagen production stimulation.
How long does a typical treatment session last?
The average carboxitherapy treatment takes aproximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Uses of CARBOXITHERAPY:
*Improves skin appearance
How many sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions differs and are related to the kind of performed treatment. Treatments for stretch marks will require from 4 to 6 sessions. For cellulite and peau d'orange, from 6 to 10 sessions are also required for optimum results.
Is CO2 toxic?
Carbon Dioxide is non toxic. Carbon dioxide is naturally produced by the cells in our bodies every day. It is a product of normal metabolism, where it is transported in the blood and exhaled.
Ideal to be combined and improve any other Aesthetic treatment.