Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Your Skin

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How does HBOT help?

HBOT can help to boost collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep the skin looking firm and youthful. As we age our collagen production decreases which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Trials published in ‘Dermatologic Surgery’ found that HBOT increased collagen synthesis by up to three times. This increase in collagen can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keep the skin looking young, toned and healthy. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced by up to 70% with regular HBOT treatments.

The pressurised chamber can also help to stimulate the production of elastin (the protein forming the main constituent of elastic connective tissue, found especially in the dermis of the skin) to boost elasticity and firmness.

The healthy ‘glow’ associated with good skin is a result of blood flow carrying essential oxygen and nutrients. The high concentration of oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber increases blood flow throughout the epidermis to nourish the skin cells. A study published in ‘The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology’ found that HBOT can help increase the level of growth factors in the blood, stimulate the growth of new cells and improve blood flow. This helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin and reduce the appearance of the signs of aging such as age spots and large pores.

HybO2 House offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and is located in the heart Winchester with a three minute walk from the nearest car park and a regular train service.

HybO2 can also supply a variety of chambers to your own home or clinic.


References: Bralipisut Asadamongkol and John H Zhang
Further reading https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24690202/