One of the latest news in the world of aesthetics is represented by the use of hyperbaric oxygen for skin care and particularly to combat and to prevent the aging signs
Oxygen is an essential element in the life of every cell of our body. The cell gets energy from Oxygen through the blood vessel . What happens in the skin over the years? With the passage of the time there is a structural alteration and a reduction of some small blood vessels that nourish the cells of the skin and thus also a reduced supply of oxygen and nutrients. In fact, the studies of the physical Von Ardenne (1990) tells that the aging is due to a lower contribution of blood to the tissues, a consequence of a circulatory deficit in the final section of the capillaries. Other studies (Stuttgen G.) confirm that the number of active cutaneous capillaries decreases over the years and recent works (Stucker et al) show that the upper layers of human skin are almost exclusively supplied with oxygen from the external environment
Aging, stress, pollution, disease, are all factors which affect the microcirculation with a progressive state of suffering of the skin skin: so we have a reduced production of collagen, elastin, and a slowing of cell regeneration . The skin won’t be longer young, dehydrated and not elastic , not very bright and with a gray color . We see the first sagging of facial contours, heaviness and roughness more or less marked.
Researchers at the University Clinic in Berlin have shown that the use of topical active oxygen promotes the microcirculation and skin metabolism. making it more healthy, toned, radiant and soft.
So the first benefit of the treatment is a direct revitalization of the skin layers. But there is also a second important effect: the hyperbaric gas is also.
important conductor and allows some molecules to penetrate through the dermo-epidermal layers
To use hyperbaric oxigen basically means :
1° increase the quantity of oxigen in the most superficial dermis-epidermis skin layers la quantità di ossigeno negli strati cutanei più superficiali dermo-epidermici
2° spread spread a specific cocktail of active ingredients with a regenerating, antioxidant, anti-aging, sebum regulator and depigmenting action
We know that the main components of air are nitrogen in the proportion of 78%, and oxygen in the proportion of 20.96%. through a sophisticated device the air is converted into pure oxygen at the most 90% and at the same time is brought to a higher pressure than atmospheric pressure (approximately 3 bar), hence the name . hyperbaric oxygen.
Through the use of an handpiece , connected to the hyperbaric compartment of the equipment and with a scanning system of graduable intensity, we spread the gas obtained in this way , on the entire surface of the skin to be treated. The result will be an immediate increase of oxygen end blood flow into the tissues (see scheme 1 )
Then we move on the skin a cocktail of substances personalized depending on the individual problem (ac. Hyaluronic Acid, plant stem cells, antioxidants, depigmenting substances, etc..) then, using the airbrush and hyperbaric oxygen, these substances penetrate into the deep skin with all the benefits that this will bring. Hyperbaric oxygen is simple, painless, and immediately effective It is a therapy without needles and without any possible hassles such as bruising and soreness. We can almost consider hyperbaric oxygen a sort of "virtual syringe" to inject different products.
Many pathologies derive benefit from the percutaneous oxygenation :
- facial aging
- periocular pigmemntation
- Rejuvenation neck,decolletè,hands
- seborrheic dermatitis
- small areas of sagging skin
The absence of side effects,pain,trauma,and contraindications makes this therapy suitable for any age.
Duration and frequency of the sessions
The treatment lasts about 45 minutes. The personalized protocols , timing , products used for the therapy, depend strictly from the state of aging and any other existing pathology. As regard the frequency , we can say generally, a minimum of 6 sessions, definitely weekly, followed by a monthly booster, in order to maintain the achieved result
In my opinion protocol associate the hyperbaric oxygen photobiomodulation (LED) in order to optimize and increase the results. The Photobiomodulation is based on the action of a light color, which is passed on the area immediately after the hyperbaric oxygen. The light interacts with the tissue and, by acting on its central energy, increases the energy production of cells. Then the cells so loaded energy use optimally the oxygen and the specific substances previously conveyed.
The results are already visible from the first session and stabilize and progressively improve , with high satisfaction to the patients. All morphological parameters of the skin improve: firmness, elasticity and texture. The face looks younger, brighter, and tighter the skin pores, the wrinkles smoothed and above all there is an improvement of the oval of the face.
In pathological forms there is a clear improvement of the hydro-lipid surface with a reduction of the active processes with acne and a reduction of any present pigmentation .