Carboxytherapy

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Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment. Carboxytherapy employs injections or transdermal application to infuse gaseous carbon dioxide below the skin into the subcutaneous tissue through a needle or skin. It claims to kill fat cells, stimulate blood flow, improve the skin's elasticity and reduce the appearance of cellulite[1] although it has not been clinically tested nor approved by the FDA.[2] It has also become a popular treatment for stretch marks.[3]

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  1. ^ Koutná, N (2006). "Karboxyterapie – nová neinvazivní metoda estetické medicíny" [Carboxytherapy – A New Non-invasive Method in Aesthetic Medicine]. Časopis Lékařů Českých (in Czech). 145 (11): 841–3. PMID 17168416.
  2. ^ "Carboxytherapy And Mesotherapy Unproven" (Press release). 2009.
  3. ^ Prendergast, Peter M.; Shiffman, Melvin A. (2011). Aesthetic Medicine: Art and Techniques. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 554. ISBN 978-3-642-20113-4.

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