Carboxytherapy & Ozonetherapy
Carboxytherapy is the transcutaneous administration of CO2 for therapeutic purposes through intradermal or subcutaneous injections of medical gas using 30G or 32G needles.
First discovered in France in 1932, in the medical spa of Royat. Doctors found that bathing in pools of carbon dioxide-rich water helped to speed up wound healing in peripheral arterial occlusive disease. CO2 was first used as a treatment of ischemic lower leg arterial diseases before medical treatments evolved to grafts, stents, and by-passes. Since 1930, hundreds of thousands of patients have undergone these procedures.
Where does Carboxytherapy act?
- Microcirculation, reactivates the malfunctioning ones and increases the percentage of oxygen in the tissues, improving conditions such as swollen legs or various types of ulcer.
- Adipose tissues, whereby rupturing adipose cell membranes (lipoclastic effect) it reduces adipose deposits.
- The skin, where it increases the percentage of oxygen in the tissues, improving wrinkles, stretch marks, circles under the eye, skin elasticity and inducing dermal rejuvenation.
The initial effects following CO2 injection are a strong vasodilatation, a blood flow increase and a higher PO2 in the treated area. The Bohr effect describes the tendency of haemoglobin to have less affinity for oxygen when the blood concentration of CO2 is increased. This lower affinity leads the haemoglobin to better release the oxygen in superficial tissues and muscles. CO2 is quickly converted to bicarbonates and H+ acid in the presence of the carbonic anhydrase enzyme.
Fields of application
- Aesthetic Medicine
- Plastic surgery
- Sport Medicine
- Vascular diseases
- Acrocyanosis syndromes
- Edematous-fibrosclerotic panniculapathy (cellulitis)
- Localized adiposity
- Skin and genital rejuvenation
- Skin laxity
- Stretch marks and scars
- Under-eye circles
Action on blood circulation
- Active arteriolar vasodilation through the direct action of CO2 on vascular myocytes and through a mediated sympatholytic mechanism with consequential blood flow speed increase, reopening of closed capillaries thanks to the mechanical effect, reactivation of poorly functioning capillaries and an increase in tissue oxygenation leading to an improvement in conditions such as phlebostatic edemas and different ulcer types.
- Pseudo angiogenesis
- Increasing circulation, it improves skin hydration and skin tone too
- Tissue hyperoxygenation causes a metabolic reactivation in all skin layers and stimulates fibroblast too. It is a bio stimulating treatment
- Thanks to tissue oxygenation, blood flow increase and the direct action on fibroblasts (cells specialized in producing collagen and elastic fibres with consequent thickening of the dermis) the skin looks firmer, toned and brighter.
The treatment is completely safe for the patient. Carbon dioxide is non-toxic and does not cause embolisms as it is perfectly compatible with the human body, which constantly produces and eliminates it through the venous system or through the lungs.
Oxygen ozone therapy is a medical practice carried out with a natural gas, ozone, free of side effects. It is used in the medical field for the treatment of numerous diseases. The concentrations of the oxygen-ozone mixture used are not dangerous to the human organism. Scientifically verified and approved routes of administration do not result in any adverse reaction; only inhaled administration can be toxic and irritating to the respiratory system.
Oxygen ozone therapy, as improperly called, is not clearly defined from the pharmacological point of view, despite its wide use. Its improper denomination has resulted in an improper assumption that the therapy is based on oxygen and ozone. The oxygen represents simply a carrier or a vehicle of the ozone molecule, and that its supposed oxygenating effects has only a minimal impact on the total biological action of ozone.
- Ozone kills bacteria and viruses on contact
- Increases the oxygen level on your cells
- Detoxifies your body
- Reduces inflammation
- Is anti-aging Can kill cancer cells
- Increases energy
- Reduces acidity
- Skin laxity
- Hair loss
- Skin and genital rejuvenation
- Ozone increases cell oxygenation
- Boost and modulates the immune system
- Increases cell energy production
- Increases ‘anti-oxidant enzyme system’ activity
- Reduces the level of acidity of body
- Is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal
- Microbicidal effect, such as bactericide, fungicide, virostatic
- Wound cleansing effect
- Improvement of wound healing
- Efficient immune activator
Systemic effect on red blood cells
- Improvement of rheological properties
- Activation of RBC metabolism: increase 2,3- DPG and ATP
- Shift the Hb O2 / Hb balance to the right with improved release of oxygen
- Enzyme activation such as G-6PDH
Effect of Ozone medicine
- Moderate activation of monocular cells
- Release of Cytokines such as IL-1, IL-2, IFN-y, TNF-a and TGF-b, etc.