Carboxytherapy is a treatment with CO2 carbon dioxide. It is a clinically proven, safe skin therapy that regenerates and rejuvenates the skin, effectively reducing the visibility of stretch marks, shadows under the eyes. It improves circulation and increases the production of collagen, which demonstrates the anti-aging effect. It can also be used in therapy aimed at reducing body fat, improving the condition and growth of hair.
CO2 injection under subcutaneous tissue is used in aesthetic medicine and medicine. The treatment is carried out almost all over the body. In medicine, carbon dioxide was originally used to treat cardiovascular disease. Baths in CO2-saturated water were performed in people with circulatory problems and the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries. Carbon dioxide has been used in the treatment of diabetes, ulcers, pressure ulcers, atherosclerosis, gangrene, or thromboangiitis obliterans.
What is the effect of Carboxytherapy
CO Inf infusion affects the increase of blood, nutrients and oxygen flow to the area covered by the procedure. Natural growth factors are stimulated, including VEGF is a vascular endothelial factor that participates in the process of angiogenesis, in the production of new capillaries in tissues, and in the formation of the embryo's blood vessel network. By stimulating these processes, the microcirculation and cell regeneration are markedly increased.
Skin therapy with carbon dioxide starts already during the first treatment. The skin reacts to CO2 injection creating a controlled inflammation that stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen fibers shrink, making the skin visibly smoother and more elastic, and cellulite is reduced and less visible.
It was also shown that carboxytherapy has an effect on the reduction of fat cells. The fat cell is very sensitive to CO2 carbon dioxide. After the injection of CO2 gas, it partially transforms into carbonic acid, which damages the walls of the fat cell, thus destroying it. As a result of pneumothorax, the blood and lymph flow increases, which results in increased lymphatic drainage. This process supports body shaping, reduction of excessive fat tissue and reduction of cellulite. The body's metabolism is also significantly improved.
High concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood increases Bohr's effect. This phenomenon consists in reducing the affinity of hemoglobin to oxygen, in conditions of low pH. Oxygen is readily released by hemoglobin (the O2 dissociation process) into tissues.
CO2 + H2O-> H2CO3-> H + + HCO3-
Over time, the beneficial effects of this gas on the condition and appearance of the skin have been noticed. The 90's is the period of using carboxytherapy in the treatment of cellulite treatment. Carbon dioxide was started subcutaneously and intradermally. Despite beneficial effects in disorders of venous insufficiency and peripheral arterial disease, predispositions for the procedure have also been flaccidity of the skin, stretch marks, dark circles under the eyes, scars, cellulite and localized fat tissue as well as psoriatic lesions and alopecia. Carboxytherapy is also used in liposuction-enhancing therapy.
How does the Karboxytherapy treatment work?
The treatment does not require any special preparation, one should only refrain from taking blood-thinning agents. Prophylactically, a strengthening ointment with vitamin K may also be used.
A one-time procedure can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the size of the area being treated). During the procedure in the area of the face, neck and neckline, anesthesia can be used to reduce the discomfort of the patient associated with the pain sensation during the procedure. No anesthesia is used in other areas of the body.
Immediately after the treatment, a rupture persists, which disappears after about an hour. The patient immediately after the procedure can return to daily activities.
Frequency and Number of treatments depends on the area in which CO2 gas is fed
For the treatment to be effective and long-term effects it is recommended to perform a series of 5 to 15 treatments.
Proceeding after the procedure
There is no need for convalescence or control visits.
Advantages of the use of carboxytherapy
- Stimulation of cellular metabolism improves the drainage of unnecessary metabolic products.
- No permanent skin damage, no risk of allergic reactions
- No sensitization of the skin to light.
- A little invasive and extremely effective therapeutic method
- Collagen fibers shrink, microcirculation improves, the skin becomes smooth and resilient. Water retention improves, which prevents the formation of swellings often associated with cellulite
Therapeutic indications in aesthetic medicine:
- Local accumulation of fat and cellulite
- Stretch marks and scars
- Drooping eyelids
- Skin softening around the breast
- Wrinkles on the face, neck and cleavage
- The lusciousness of the skin of the face of the neck and cleavage
- Dark shadows under the eyes
- Reduced elasticity of the skin of the arms, legs and abdomen
- Skin softening after pregnancy and weight loss
- Hair loss
Indications for treatments for medicinal purposes:
- Venous insufficiency,
- Varicose ulcer,
- Diabetic ulcer,
- Raynaud's syndrome
- Circulatory disorders,
- Cramps of limbs,
- Heart diseases
- A recent myocardial infarction, angina
- Severe lung failure
- Severe renal failure
- Inflammation and infections of the skin of the treated area
- Inclination to the formation of keloids
The effects of the treatment