I first heard about Caroboxtherapy for the treatment of cellulite some 9 years ago. I have never used or advised this treatment despite a recent resurgence about this treatment in the cosmetic “advert-article” media circuit. The adverse outcome report reproduced below speaks for itself.

Florida woman, Rohie Kah, declared brain dead after receiving Carboxytherapy treatment at a spa

BY Gina Salamone
Thursday, October 1st 2009, 3:12 PM

A spa visit is meant to make clients feel refreshed – but a Florida woman left one spa brain dead.
Rohie Kah, a 37-year-old mother of three, visited the Weston MedSpa in Weston, Fla., Sept. 25 for a procedure to remove cellulite and stretch marks, ABC news reports. But things somehow went horribly wrong.
Kah, a registered nurse, is now on life support. “It’s just a matter of time before she’s dead,” Michael Freedland, one of her lawyers, told ABC.
A regular customer at the spa, Kah reportedly often booked services like massages and manicures. Her lawyers say she was scheduled for a different service this time – a procedure called Carboxytherapy.
The spa’s Web site describes this particular “medical service” as injections of carbon dioxide that improve the appearance of cellulite or stretch marks. The cost ranges from $140 to $160 per injection.
Kah was taken by ambulance from MedSpa to a local hospital when she became unresponsive, her lawyers said. She’s been declared legally brain dead.

Sadly Treatments for Cellulite  remain very elusive. I’m still waiting to see a reliable treatment for established or mature (white pearly) cellulite. There is a lot of money spent on disappointing or even dangerous therapies.