Carboxytherapy is the administration of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas for therapeutic purposes. Dark under-eye circles, cellulite, and scars are believed to be caused, at least in part, due to poor blood-flow to the region.
By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the area, the body becomes ‘tricked’ into increasing blood, and therefore oxygen, flow to the injected region. The increased quantity of red blood cells in this area serve to collect all the excess CO2 that has been injected. Excess CO2 is then carried back to the lungs for elimination from the body with the next exhalation.
Carboxytherapy is one of the so-called lunch-procedures, as there is no hospitalization or anesthesia required. Patients can resume their daily routine immediately after procedure.