Carboxy is the scientific name for carbon dioxide (CO2) gas and is injected under the skin during carboxytherapy. The body views this as a lack of oxygen and increases blood flow to the area. This increase in blood circulation leads to nutrients reaching the area and cellular repair. Carboxytherapy can be used for a variety of cases, most notably the treatment of striae and skin lines, the treatment of pregnancy-induced and weight loss lines, the treatment of darkening of the eyes and the treatment of cellulite.
The concept of carboxy-therapy comes from the use of carbon dioxide for therapeutic purposes (cutaneous and subcutaneous).