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Carboxytherapy is a treatment that began to spread in the early years of the twentieth century, when many members of high-society members spent long periods at the spa: it was almost forgotten in the second half of the last century and regained popularity in the early 2000s as an anti-cellulite treatment. This technique consists in putting carbon dioxide (in its gaseous state) in the area to be treated, through a needle connected to a machine. Carbon dioxide is a substance that is already present in the body and it does not represent a danger for the patient: it is injected with very thin needles, in order to reduce the sensation of pain.
Carbon dioxide, by interfering with the metabolism of adipose substances, helps to quickly eliminate the stagnation of liquids, and is therefore excellent in fighting cellulite and fat located in limited areas. It also turns out to be one of the best therapies to reactivate the microcirculation: carbon dioxide causes tissue oxygenation, and a consequent rehabilitation of the arterial microcirculation. It is not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart disease as its vasodilatory effect can have side issues.