A Brief History Of Carboxytherapy

A Brief History Of Carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy, also known as Carbon Dioxide Therapy, was first used over eighty years ago in the royal spas of France. Visitors who often bathed in the carbon dioxide-rich waters showed signs of faster wound healing. It was then discovered that this exposure of carbon dioxide to the skin vastly improves blood circulation, also softening the skin. 

In modern times, Carboxytherapy has a track record of being a life-changing treatment in both the medical and cosmetic fields. The treatment is popular throughout Europe and the United States, and has now also made waves in South Africa. 

Carboxytherapy is super effective in the reducing hair thinning, as well at treating stretch marks, cellulite, alopecia, wrinkles and scarring. 

How does it work? 

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. 

Carboxytherapy is a medical procedure using small injections of medical grade carbon dioxide gas, in controlled amounts, below the skin’s surface via a specially designed machine. As the gas is infused a brief feeling of discomfort may be felt, so numbing cream is applied to the treatment area an hour before treatment. 


Before and after Corboxytherapy  Image Source

Who is suitable for this treatment? 

If you are in the beginning stages of hair thinning or hair loss, Carboxytherapy is the ideal treatment for you. If you have a receding hairline, this type of therapy could also work wonders. Results only begin to show themselves within three months of treatment. 

If you are starting to experience hair loss, or have a receding hairline Carboxytherapy might be the ideal treatment for you. Results can take months to start appearing, so be patient. 

What are the side-effects? 

The procedure is swift and painless, with patients sometimes only reporting minimal discomfort. The procedure is 100% safe and has an amazing success rate that has been researched and proven over decades.