Carboxytherapy is used for the treatment of dark under-eye circles, sagging skin, wrinkles, stretch-marks, cellulite reduction, non-surgical fat sculpting on the face and the body and scars.
Carboxytherapy is the administration of carbon dioxide gas for therapeutic purposes. Carboxytherapy was discovered in the Royal Spas of France in the 1930’s when bathing in the pols of carbon dioxide rich waters was shown to speed wound healing.
Carboxytherapy takes advantage of a physiological principle known as oxygen off-loading. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in our bodies at all times and it is essential to the life processes of both animals and plants. With every breath, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.
By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the area, we are “tricking”the body into increasing the oxygen flow to the area by compelling the red blood cells to pick up all of the excess CO2 that we injected so that it can be carried back to the lungs for elimination from the body with the next exhalation.