A BIG PART OF THE SOLUTION
What is it?
The Carboxitherapy consists in the therapeutical use
of the CO2 in its gaseous state, by either
percutaeneous or subcutaneous injection.
Where it was developed?
It was originally developed in France, in the
thermal waters station of Royat. There, a group of
cardiologists began treating patients with
peripheral organic and functional arteriopaties (artherosclerotics,
Buerger, Raynaud, Etc.) In 1953, the cardiologist
Dr. Jean Baptiste Romuef, published a paper with its
experience in 20 years of work with CO2.
How many patients have been treated?
Until 1983, 402,000 patients had been treated in
Royat. Only in 1994, 20,000 new patients were
treated. This number of patients, not only verifies
the efficiency of the method but also its security.
What are the therapeutical effects?
Artery and Capilar Vasodilatation.
Borh Effect Enhancement
What's the toxicity of CO2?
The CO2 has no toxicity even in elevated dosages. It
does not increment the arterial pressure, nor
variations in the partial pressure of the oxygen or
CO2 in the system.
To better understand this we have two examples:
Our body produces 200 cc of CO2 when resting.
That amount can be raised 10 times during exercise,
the dosage utilized for the therapeutical treatment
are in that range.
In the Laparoscopies CO2 is used to distend
the abdomen and help introduce the laparoscpy with
What are the indications?
Paniculopathia Edemato fibro sclerosis-cellulite
Erectil dysfunction, associated with
Psoriasis, Varicose Ulcers
How does the CO2 work in Cellulite?
Through the therapeutical effects mentioned before,
it re-establish the morphology and functionality of
the microcirculation, the core of the problem, by
raising the quantity and speed of the blood flow,
diminishing the accumulation of liquids between the
cells, disintegrating the fat of the hypodermis, and
diminishing the fibrosis. In a few weeks, natural
local metabolism is stimulated, with the increase in
the microcirculation, the elimination of toxins and
the activation of the lipolisis process (destruction
of the adipose tissue).
Can it be applied to any zone of the body with
Yes, the CO2 can be used in any part of the body
with good results and no secondary effects. The
carboxitherapy is a therapeutical method for the
cellulite, ideal for women of any age, highly
efficient and safe.
How is the Carboxitherapy performed?
The Italian carboxitherapy has improved and
innovated the equipment used for its administration.
From a tube of pure CO2, connected to a specially
developed equipment, which allows the Doctor to
regulate the speed of the flow, the time of the
injection and the administered dosage. The CO2 is
injected through an sterile needle 30g (0.3mm of
diameter) in the sub-cutaneous tissue. From the
injection site, the CO2 is easily distributed to all
the affected area (lets remember that CO2 is 20
times more dissolvable than oxygen) and surrounding
tissues. The CO2 works in the affected area and is
eliminated from the system very fast.
How many sessions are needed?
The ideal is to have 3 sessions per week, until a
total of 10 to 15 sessions.
What are the results?
The first results are seen almost immediately, the
quality of the tissue improves, the skin becomes
softer and the affected zones thinner. However, the
most interesting effect does not occur on the
surface, but is what happens to the
microcirculation. This is observed through a
Videocapilaroscopy, that allows the doctor to
observe the changes at the microcirculation level
and by objective with the improvements.
What is the Video Capilaroscopy?
s a non-invasive method, which allows the Doctor to
evaluate the morphology of the capilars, the speed
of the flow and the population of active capilars,
through the use of a video camera with 200x zoom
connected to a monitor.
What can we achieve with it?
Evaluate the exact form of the alterations in the
microcirculation, and take better therapeutical
decisions for the patient.
Are there any University research done on this
Yes, there are works from the University of Siena,
Italy and the center for Microangiology and
microcirculation of the University of Milan and
In a few words, how does the carboxitherapy works on
According to the most recent studies, the cellulite
has its origins in the microcirculatory alterations,
the network of diminutive arteries, veins and
lymphatics that crosses the connective. If this
microcirculatory system starts failing, the tissue
is not fed efficiently. The substances start
accumulating and forming edemas, nodules, and skin
retractions. The CO2 reverts this situation when
injected in the affected zones through a very thin
needle. It produces vasodilatation and improves the
speed of the microcirculation, the tissue receive
more oxygen and the toxins are eliminated, the edema
is reduced. It also favors the lipolisis, the
destruction of the adipose tissue. Another
interesting fact is that Carboxitherapy provides
excellent results for patients with long time
cellulite and it also provides great results to
young patients as a prevention method.