Carboxytherapy in Aesthetic Medicine
Traditionally, communicated effects of CO2 gas in the tissue are vasodilatation, improvement of local blood supply, normalization of the circulation, angiogenesis, and resulting increase of local metabolism leading to improvement of the trophics.
However, in aesthetic medicine, because of sometimes surprisingly impressive improvement after even just one carboxytherapy session in certain cases of scars, skin rejuvenation, or cellulite/adhesions, it was hypothesized that also other factors may play an important role in building of the effect. These are first of all mechanical undermining
by the gas flow (similarly like in needle subcision, e.g.,
in the treatment of scars or wire scalpel technique on adhesions or severe cellulite depressions treatment).
Second, there are effects of mechanical tension on the cells (especially in rejuvenation) and pressure (especially in the treatment of cellulite or adiposities) resulting from relatively strong gas flow during the CO2 administration.
Third, presumably there is also some slight influence of temporary acidosis