Carboxy Therapy is an ingeniously restorative approach that gently provokes the body into rushing more oxygen to that area of skin where it is needed.
Here’s the basic science behind the technique.
We take in oxygen with every breath of air. This oxygen goes into our lungs from where the red blood cells pick it up and carry it to our tissues. En route, they come across hard working spots which are characterised by an excess of carbon dioxide. This is because all the cells in our body, whether in the heart, brain or skin, release carbon dioxide as their waste product when working.
Encountered with an excess of carbon dioxide, the red blood cells rush to the spot and release the oxygen molecules they are carrying, so as to pick up the carbon dioxide molecules, which are then released via the lungs.
Carboxy Therapy utilises this natural ‘rescue’ response to drive oxygen into areas which need an extra spurt of it.
This is how the procedure goes. A measured dose of carbon dioxide is injected into a targeted area below the surface of the skin. Promptly, blood rushes to the site, carrying a vitalizing charge of fresh oxygen. An exchange of gases takes place, after which the blood resumes its journey, now with a load of carbon dioxide which it carries to the lungs for exhalation.
To the skin, that literally comes as a breath of fresh air. The increased circulation improves capillary networks, reversing the bluish tinge of tired skin bringing renewed healthy brightness.