One of the basic building blocks of human life, oxygen has been researched by the medical and health industries for many years. Oxygen treatment, one of the newest areas in skin care, was initially used for post-operative laser treatment. It has been shown to reduce recovery time after laser and cosmetic surgery, particularly when used in the early healing stages. This therapy has been adapted and is now being used in the skin care industry.
Many spas are now offering oxygen treatments and facials. Oxygen is used in conjunction with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids to nourish and refresh skin cells. Introducing oxygen to the skin cells also helps to control and reduce acne-causing bacteria.
How do oxygen treatments work? At the cellular level, oxygen will attach to collagen and elastin molecules, making these fibers stronger. This helps to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Oxygen is also used to detoxify the skin by washing away harmful toxins and replacing them with healthy nutrients. The oxygen propels these nutrients to the skin cells. This promotes healing, moisturizing, firming, and conditioning. Whether male or female, young or old, an oxygen skin treatment can be an effective and relaxing process.