Oxygen treatment is one of the latest techniques used for treating acne and acne scars. As the name suggests, the procedure uses oxygen – a naturally occurring gas that is essential for your body to work properly. There are numerous topical treatments available to help people get rid of acne but oxygen treatment is probably the safest of all. You must be wondering, what is the logic behind using oxygen for treating acne. Continue reading to get an answer to your question.
How oxygen treatment for acne works?
Acne is caused by Propionibacterium acnes, a relatively slow-growing, typically aerotolerant anaerobic bacterium that lives in the skin. Since it is an anaerobic bacterium, it thrives well in the oxygen-deprived environment of clogged pores. When oxygen is supplied into the clogged pore these acne causing bacteria to destroy. Once the bacterium is killed, swelling and inflammation caused by acne automatically reduces. Besides killing acne-causing bacteria, oxygen also stimulates the regeneration of collagen and elastin in the clogged pores, thus making you less prone to developing permanent acne scars. Oxygen treatment also limits acne-causing bacteria’s ability to reproduce.
Oxygen therapy techniques:
The two most commonly used oxygen treatment methods include introducing wet oxygen into the skin or applying pressurized gas through a mask. Before treating your skin with oxygen, your dermatologist will exfoliate your skin using either Laser Skin Resurfacing, Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels. Exfoliation will be followed by hydrating the inner layers of skin because introducing oxygen underneath your skin can have a drying effect on your skin. In the end, oxygen is propelled into the acne-affected clogged pores. Your dermatologist may combine oxygen with vitamins and salicylic acid to enhance the efficacy of the procedure.
How many sessions will be required?
Oxygen treatment for acne is a multi-session procedure. During the first week, you may have to undergo oxygen therapy three times, followed by two sittings in the second week and one in the third week. In the subsequent weeks, you will be required to get oxygen therapy once every week, until the acne is completely gone.
What are the benefits of oxygen treatment?
It is a non-invasive and virtually painless procedure. It not only helps control active acne but also stimulates regeneration of skin cells, which helps heal acne scars quickly. The procedure can also be used for treating numerous other skin conditions including Psoriasis and Rosacea.
Laser Skin Care is one of the leading skin care facilities offering oxygen treatment in Dubai. If you are interested call us or fill our free online consultation form.