The ergonomic shell and the weight of only 5 kg, make CARBOMED CO2 a comfortable and easily transportable carboxytherapy device.
The gas is heated by the device to make the treatment comfortable for the patient. The user interface is made with a touch-screen: it is easy, intuitive and already contains therapeutic programs and preset usage protocols. The new flow regulators allow greater accuracy of the delivered value.
Carboxytherapy is a medical therapy that consists of the administration of [CO₂] gas at the subcutaneous or intradermal level for therapeutic purposes through localized micro-injections by means of very thin 30G needles commonly used in mesotherapy. Scientific studies have shown that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, reactivates local micro-circulation, stimulates collagen fibers, and breaks the adipocyte membrane with consequent lipolytic and lipoclasic effect, without damaging the connective tissue, vessels and surrounding nervous structures.
Carbon dioxide is naturally produced by our body, therefore it is not toxic even in high doses and is disposed of at a physiological level. After a single treatment, the gas is normally reabsorbed in 5/10 minutes. Carboxytherapy is a safe method that has only a few side effects (feeling of discomfort from subcutaneous crackling and possibility of bruising). The actual intervention of carboxytherapy consists instead in the injection of medical carbon dioxide in the most problematic points of thighs, calves, ankles, abdomen, hips and hands, through a very thin needle connected by a tube to the computer that will control the doses and treatment times. All without any need for anesthesia, since the only discomfort is only that of a slight burning that is felt as the gas expands under the skin.
Neo-angiogenesis: through a microangiological evaluation with videocapillaroscopy and optical probe it was possible to highlight the actual creation of new capillaries.
Vasodilation: the first direct mechanical effect resulting from the injection of carbon dioxide is a powerful vasodilation, increased perfusion of the treated areas and arteriolar sphygmicity. The partial pressure of tissue O2 is also significantly increased after subcutaneous administration of CO2.
Stimulation of collagen synthesis: studies show a reorganization of collagen fibers following intradermal injections of CO2. It is as if a message of damage to the dermis is sent that triggers a natural restorative process. CO2 improves firstly this process through greater revascularization, secondly - releasing more oxygen into the treated area - improves the phase of the "repair" mechanism.
Receptor activation and lipolysis: CO2 activates lipolysis and lipoclase of the adipocyte membrane as a secondary effect (enhancement of the Bohr effect and receptor activation of lipolysis). This effect would be linked to the hyperdistension of the subcutaneous exteroreceptors, that is, of the Pacini and Golgi corpuscles. Their activation would lead to the release of algogenic substances such as bradykinin, histamine, serotonin and catecholamines.
Bohr effect: concerns the tendency of hemoglobin to have less affinity with oxygen when the concentration of CO2 in the blood increases. This causes hemoglobin to release more oxygen into the surface and muscle tissue. The administration of CO2 in the tissues promotes its hydration with formation in erythrocytes of carbonic acid H2CO3, which dissociates it into H+ ion and HCO3 bicarbonate