What is carboxytherapy?
Carboxytherapy: Injection of CO2
Carboxytherapy involves the injection of CO2 under the skin. First, it weakens the fat tissue cells due to pressure trauma. Second, the CO2 gas dilates the area where it is injected.
The reaction to the injection of carbon dioxide provides a better oxygenation of the skin layers, which at the same time causes an increase in lipolysis.
As a result of carboxytherapy, the number of fat cells is smaller and the skin is stretched. The CO2 gas stimulates the blood flow getting:
- Improves the elasticity of the skin.
- Reduces cellulite and localized fat.
- Improves collagen production.
Carboxytherapy is a good alternative to liposuction for people who are not willing to go through anesthesia and surgical operations.
It is also indicated for anti-aging treatments, anti-cellulite treatments and for the reduction of wrinkles and stretch marks, among many others.
Due to the vasodilating properties of CO2, the procedure is also used to treat ischemic vascular diseases.