Carboxytherapy is not new at all. It was discovered in France in the 30’s and first used to treat leg vascular diseases. Doctors have found that baths containing CO2 gas were able to increase vascularization of the legs and lower ischemia. They also realized that sub-cutaneous injections of CO2 was able to increase blood flow, lowering ischemia also.
Aesthetic use of Carboxytherapy with sub-cutaneous injections or intradermal injections of carbon dioxide is relatively new, as it was dioscovered in the end of the 20th century in Italy. Studies demonstrated that CO2 injections ware able to modify the blood flow in cellulite area, increasing lipolysis functions of the body. It was also demonstrated that blood flow increase was able to rejuvenate skin by increasing the production of collagen in the dermis and lower dermis.
The first machines to be produced where made in Italy in the beginning of the 2000’s. There are now various factories in Turkia, Korea, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico and the USA. They are based on the same principle: controlling CO2 gas pressure, measuring gas flow inml/min and controling the time to deliver to the skin. Some machines have interesting options such as heating the gas for better results.
Information provided by: Carboxytherapy World