Carboxitherapy to combat cellulite, excess fat and facial aging

Written by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 14/09/2022
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The applications of carboxiterapia are multiple and are giving very good results. This method has become one of the best to combat cellulite, excess fat, and facial aging. However, we must ensure that the person performing this treatment is a sufficiently trained professional and manages a good application technique.

Carboxytherapy. An alternative method

Carboxytherapy is a technique of therapeutic and aesthetic treatment that is based on the introduction of gas, carbon dioxide Co2- subcutaneously. This technique, very widespread nowadays, is being very effective for body treatments of localized fats and stretch marks. In turn, it offers excellent results in facial treatments for wrinkle removal, sagging and whitening of dark circles. This method, which is not surgical, has no toxicity or side effects and is endorsed by many scientists who have proven their effectiveness in improving circulation, oxygenate tissues and eliminate cellulite.


Carboxytherapy. origins

Carboxitherapy originates in France, specifically in the Royat thermal water station. There, a group of cardiologists met in the 50s to apply this innovative therapy to a group of patients with circulatory problems and fat accumulation. Among them, Dr. Jean Baptiste Romuef stands out. In 1953 he published a work on his 20 years of experience in the application of Co2.. Since then a large number of patients - the Royat Cardiovascular Research Institute cites that around 30,000 patients had been treated by 1994 - confirm the efficacy and safety of this therapeutic and aesthetic method.

How carboxiterapia is applied

The Co2 is applied in the tissue of a very thin needle of 0.3 mm in diameter very similar to that used for the injection of insulin. This application is carried out with a device capable of controlling the volume of gas with a constant pressure for a certain time. After the application of carbon dioxide on the skin, the specialist will give a light massage in the area so that it circulates and is distributed. The Co2 used must be medicinal and 99% pure. The distribution of this gas is done by means of a pedal that applies the chosen dose in each case. In sum, carboxytherapy is performed with specially prepared equipment that regulates the injection time and monitors the dose of carbon dioxide administered.

Carboxytherapy. How it acts on cellulite

Carbon dioxide enters the subcutaneous tissue as a gas and begins to act immediately. Part of this gas comes in contact with the fat and another part goes to the red blood cells where it is put in contact with the hemoglobin. At that time the so-called Bohr effect occurs by which the hemoglobin to detect the Co2 introduced, considers that there is a decompensation in the body and reacts generating more oxygen while collecting carbon dioxide in order to eliminate it. All this process, brings as a consequence a greater oxygenation and an increase of blood flow in the treated area. In addition, this oxygen is used to stimulate metabolic processes of fat combustion-Lipolysis- that fight and eliminate cellulite effectively. In this way, once the treatment is finished, the skin becomes smoother, the tissues improve and the cellulite disappears.

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