What is Carboxytherapy?
Skin changes are a normal part of the collagen loss and dehydration that happens with age, but millions of Americans are taking aging into their own hands.
The global anti-aging market is exploding year over year, predicted to grow to 14.22 billion by 2027.
At the height of that market is carboxytherapy, a treatment that has been around since the 1930s, though the method of delivery has improved since then, with a gel delivery system, CO2Lift!
Carboxytherapy uses carbon dioxide to stimulate blood and lymph circulation to the area being treated and improve circulation, elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles.
The old way to administer carboxytherapy is by subdermal injection of CO2 with a thin high-gauge needle. This application causes little pain and discomfort and leaves minor bruising.
The Problem with CO2 Injections
Injectable CO2 is still the primary way many providers use carboxytherapy today, but it has a few problems:
- Many clients don’t want an injectable treatment,
- It must be administered in the office, and
- It causes visible bruising, especially when used on the arms and legs
Topical carboxytherapy has a few advantages over the injected treatment:
- It causes no bruising or other side effects
- It can be used at home or in the office
- It’s completely injection-free
The Science of Carboxytherapy
Carboxytherapy was developed to harness the human body’s natural response to carbon dioxide.
Applying carbon dioxide to epithelial tissue results in a central nervous system response that causes vasodilation.
The dilated blood vessels allow an influx of blood to reach the hypoxic area, increasing circulation.
This additional blood flow targets damage and aging-related changes to the epithelial tissues by:
- Increasing the presence of wound repair factors and growth factors, which help cells “turn over” faster, reducing the appearance of aging, scars, stretch marks and more
- Stimulating collagen and elastin production, which promotes elasticity and helps retain hydration
- Improving local metabolism and elimination of waste products, which helps the body heal localized damage such as scars or acne hyperpigmentation
- Regenerating and repairing damaged tissue to help clients achieve better looking and feeling skin
Because carboxytherapy has been around for over 90 years, researchers have had time to study the effects of localized CO2 application.
So far, they’ve found that:
- Eight weekly carboxytherapy sessions significantly reduced cellulite from degree III to degree II in a 2016 study
- Subcutaneous CO2 injections significantly increased new epithelium growth and collagen while reducing neutrophils and lymphocytes (e.g. improved lymph drainage) in a 2019 study
- A 2007 review found that carboxytherapy can increase tissue flow velocity and improve lymphatic drainage, speeding up epithelial regeneration
The first scientifically proven carboxytherapy gel
CO2Lift is the only scientifically-proven carboxytherapy gel, and the first! The carboxytherapy procedure itself is well-established as effective, but before CO2Lift, there were no evidence-based choices for topical carboxytherapy.
The only at-home carboxytherapy treatment
Traditional carboxytherapy treatments require injections, which in turn require an office visit. With carboxytherapy gel, there are no injections and it can be applied in-office or at home.
Post-COVID-19, many skincare patients are actively seeking home treatments as a socially responsible option that limits virus transmission.
My commitment to skin health
I’m here to tell providers and patients that CO2Lift carboxytherapy gel is a skincare treatment in a class of its own. It’s the only naturally-derived, professional skin treatment of its kind that’s topical, pain-free, and requires no downtime.
Carboxytherapy gel is:
It’s also one of the only naturally-based therapies that can produce the same professional tier of results that come from laser treatments or other invasive procedures in the clinic.
Patients who use carboxytherapy gel report improvements in the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, age-related skin changes, wrinkles and fine lines, and more.
It can even improve wound healing or post-procedure healing by encouraging cell turnover. All without a single injection!
So why isn’t carboxytherapy gel the first option that comes to mind when patients and providers want noninvasive treatment?
My mission is to get carboxytherapy gel into the minds (and onto the faces) of every patient who wants firmer, brighter, healthier skin. I want to see CO2Lift in every provider’s office!
The only way I can make that happen is through educating the public on carboxytherapy as an essential part of skin health and regeneration, which I continue to do as I spread the word about CO2Lift.
Leading the conversation around vaginal wellness
The skin on your face isn’t the only skin that matters. What about the skin between your legs?
Vaginal carboxytherapy gel is a groundbreaking rejuvenation treatment that helps improve the vaginal changes that occur around:
- Chemotherapy and radiation
- Menopause (and peri- and post-menopause)
- Hormone therapy (including hormonal birth control)
Millions of women live with dryness, lost elasticity, painful sex, and other vaginal changes that don’t have to carry shame.
I’m proud to fill the gap with CO2LiftV, an at-home vaginal rejuvenation kit that makes it simple for women to regain functionality and appearance.
And I’m excited to keep leading this critical conversation by educating providers and patients about vaginal carboxytherapy gel, the only treatment of its kind!
Looking forward to 2021
As we close out 2020, I’m humbled and thankful.
Millions of small businesses didn’t weather the pandemic—but CO2Lift grew our team and partnered with a larger provider network in 2020.
We’re going into 2021 bigger and brighter than ever!
I’m privileged and overjoyed to be part of this industry—making women’s lives better by helping them feel their best.
Founder and CEO
The Gel Application of Carboxytherapy
Lana Kerr, founder and CEO of Lumisque Skincare, developed the first topical carboxytherapy gel on the consumer market, now the CO2Lift Series.
The original use case of the topical carboxytherapy gel came from a critical need for non-invasive burn treatments in hospitals.
Not only did the patients experience increased healing of their primary burns, they experienced significant improvements to the appearance of their skin.
Those improvements included:
- Reduced fine lines
- Improved wrinkles
- Smaller pores
- Firmer texture
The results were clear—cutaneous carboxytherapy gel had potential for powerful use in anti-aging skincare.
From there, the path forward was clear:
What is CO2LiftPro
The CO2LiftPro gel mask is an in-office or at-home treatment that delivers CO2 cutaneously over 35 minutes to an hour.
This transdermal, noninvasive facial mask is recommended for post-procedure care after invasive procedures such as needling or laser.
In one use, the CO2LiftPro mask:
- Speeds healing
- Boosts oxygen concentration
- Increases microcirculation
- Tightens skin appearance
- Reduces pore size
- Smooths skin texture
- Increase skin hydration by 117%+
Providers should repeat CO2LiftPro applications 3 times, each 7 days apart. For post-procedure care to improve healing, apply every second day.
CO2LiftV is a take-home vaginal rejuvenation treatment that improves symptoms of genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) such as:
- Pain during sex
- Post-coital bleeding
The majority of women face pain or discomfort during sex as a normal part of the decreasing estrogen levels. The onset of GSM signals a sharp drop in estrogen in perimenopause that continues into menopause and postmenopause.
This decrease in estrogen causes changes in skin elasticity and collagen production, affecting the labia minora and majora, clitoris, and vagina; as well as decreasing skin hydration.
Other women affected by similar changes include women breast feeding, post-hysterectomy, women who take medication with sexual side effects, or women with endocrine disorders.
CO2LiftV is a gel applied topically to the vulva and as a vaginal suppository using the included syringe. Each treatment is noninvasive, private, and takes only 45 minutes.
This carboxytherapy vaginal gel is effective at reducing recovery time and improving healing in post-procedure patients, including post-episiotomy, post-childbirth trauma, and post-labiaplasty patients.
CO2Lift Carboxy Mousse
CO2Lift Carboxy Mousse is an aerosol-delivered topical CO2 treatment for daily spot use or use on post-procedure facial skin.
It’s the only CO2 product infused with vitamin C, linoleic acid, and 12 plant extracts to potentiate the rejuvenating effect of carbon dioxide.
The formula produces CO2 via a chemical reaction of its active ingredients:
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Ammonium glycolate
- Lactic acid
- Salicylic acid
Know More About the CO2Lift Family of Products
The increased demand for noninvasive skin care procedures makes the CO2Lift family necessary for providers who want to meet the growing need. CO2Lift is the only cutaneous gel application of CO2 on the market.
Learn More About CO2LiftPro, CO2LiftV, or CO2Lift Carboxy Mousse!