Carboxytherapy – The Mechanics
Carbon dioxide is present in our bodies at all times. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide, and in turn give us the oxygen that we need. Carbon Dioxide also happens to be the signal for poor blood circulation in the body. All cells in the body, regardless of their job (heart cells, brain cells, skin cells) release as their waste product carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the “cost of doing business” of any cell in our bodies. So, we breathe in oxygen to our lungs, the red blood cells pick up the oxygen in our lungs and carry it to our tissues until they encounter an area that has been working hard and has an excess of carbon dioxide.
When the blood cells are exposed to high concentrations of carbon dioxide, they flip their conformation, release the oxygen molecules, and pick up the carbon dioxide so that we can exhale it from our lungs. In a sense, by injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide gas just below the surface of the skin, we are tricking it into increasing the blood circulation to that area. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and stretch marks have all been shown to have some root cause in poor blood circulation.
- The treatment also aims to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
- Carboxytherapy has no side effects, no irritation, and no downtime.
- It is an affordable treatment for those who want to reverse signs of ageing on their faces (including the neck area).
Carboxytherapy is a treatment in which carbon dioxide is administered transdermally and subcutaneously by means of localized micro injections. Originated in 1932 and performed at the spas of Royat Clermont-Ferrand (France), Carboxytherapy showed significant improvements in patients with peripheral vascular disease.
In the medical field, the controlled administration of carbon dioxide, generates at the subcutaneous level, an increase of the microcirculation of the tissue due to the relaxation of the merarterioles and precapillary sphincters in response to the phenomena of angiogenesis.
Therefore, thanks to the increase of the oxidation of the tissues and to a reactivation of cellular metabolism, Carboxytherapy allows to treat the PEFS (Edemato-fibro-sclerotic pannicolopatia), of localised fat, sagging skin and psoriasis.
Oxygen therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen is treated through the administration of medical oxygen.
Oxygen therapy is a method used in the treatment of localised fat. By means of its oxidative function and thanks to the high concentrations that are administered during the treatment, the medical oxygen causes lipid peroxidation damage resulting in the reduction of the adipose tissue.
Hyperbaric oxygen is a percutaneous infusion technique used not only in anti-ageing treatments as the vehicle of some molecules through the layers of the dermis, but also, thanks to its percutaneous oxidation mechanism, in the treatment of:
- Skin laxity
- Post-surgical edemas
- Stretch marks