CO2 is naturally present in our bodies, and is thus non-toxic.
Carboxytherapy is the technique of injecting under the skin, thanks to a very fine needle, medically sterile carbonic gas/carbon dioxide.
CO2 has been used as a therapy since the 1930s.
As it is very soluble, this gas spreads very easily leading to an increase in blood flow through the surface tissues (due to the fact that it provokes capillary vasodilatation), and thus improving tissue oxygenation and nutrition.
These effects improve skin hydration and stimulate fibroblast production (skin cells) which in turn increases collagen and elastic fibre production. The end result is an improvement to the skin’s suppleness, elasticity and texture.
Completed studies have shown a greater skin thickness and improved microcirculation, better skin elasticity, appearance and tone, and lipo-classic activity with destruction of adipocyte membranes.