Oxygen facial therapy is an anti-aging treatment that has been supported by many celebrities and is increasing in popularity. It is considered one of the most effective facials currently available. The basic idea behind the therapy is to usea combination of exfoliation, oxygen and vitamins to the skin to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance and to create a more radiant look.
Oxygen facials can be done on men and women and promises to offer benefits such as firming up the skin, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making expression lines less obvious, and improving blood circulation to give your face more color and an improved complexion.It is excellent for treating scar tissue, wrinkles and pigmentation problems and will unlock a new lease of life in your skin.
Microdermabrasion is carried out first which removes dead skin cellsof the upper layer of the epidermis and cleanses pores which can allow the oxygen therapy to be more effective.
The therapy is usually carried out with a small pen like device called an airbrush, which blasts pure oxygen at high pressure into the uppermost layer of the skin along with the anti-ageing ingredients such as anti-free radical vitamins A, C, E & D. As it is at high pressure it can be blasted deeper into the skin which it helps the vitamins penetrate deep into the skin into the biomatrix and basal layer where the re-generation of the cells takes place. Oxy fluid is then sprayed onto the skin to improve blood circulation and a collagen face mask with calcium B5 is applied to calm and soothe the skin.An oxygen facial also involves no pain and no downtime.
Why Apply Oxygen to the Skin?
Cells in your body function optimally when fully oxygenated, which we achieve by breathing oxygen in from the air, which reaches the cells via our blood circulation system. The theory is that oxygen can also be applied externally to increase this process of oxygenation and ensure our skin cells are fully oxygenated. The blood circulation worsens in our body with increasing age which means that our oxygenation potential also diminishes, therefore applying oxygen directly to the skin helps to maintain oxygen levels and keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Most treatments also use some kind of anti-ageing serum which contains vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and moisturizers, as it’s believed that oxygen can be used as a delivery mechanism to enhance the absorption of these ingredients which are beneficial to the skin. Oxygen can also be used to kill bacteria, and so it can be useful for helping to give the skin a clearer looking complexion or for treating skin disorders such as acne. Many people who experience the non-surgical oxygen facial treatment see an immediate change in their appearance. Effects of oxygen facials are said to last about two days with a smoother, plumper look, providing a healthy glow for your skin.