Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) has remarkable benefits for all types of conditions, especially immediately after procedures or surgery. During surgery or any type of injury, microvessels are disrupted and tissues must regenerate those connections in order to oxygenate the injured tissue adequately.
By breathing oxygen at a high pressure the diffusion of oxygen to wounds, contributing to improved gas exchange, global body repair mechanisms, elasticity of red blood cells, and aerobic metabolism of the cells. Anyone can benefit from the treatment, not only post-surgical patients. HBO has been a successful adjunctive treatment for bone fractures, arthritis, migraines, muscle fatigue, diabetics, circulatory disorders, tissue infections, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even autism.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help our patients recover more rapidly to reduce downtime and enhance the results of procedures. Our patients feel better, look better and have a better long-term outcome because of our extensive efforts to nurture the healing process.
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Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
Facial Aesthetic Concepts is the only plastic surgery practice in California to have a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber to nurture the healing process in our patients. Our commitment to the best possible patient experience led us to invest in this unique way to help our patients.
Our ongoing efforts to enhance the experience we deliver helps our patients feel better, look better, and enhance their overall outcome.
If you have questions about how we use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Facial Aesthetic Concepts at any time, please feel free to ask. There are many myths out there. It is one of our core principles to only use techniques that are backed up by proven results and client satisfaction, like hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The Best Candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The best candidates for hyperbaric oxygen therapy are:
- In overall good health
- Interested in healing more rapidly and feeling better
What to Expect
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by using highly concentrated oxygen to help restore healthy cell function. Patients who undergo treatment will sit in a specialized treatment chamber that uses an increased level of pressure to make normal atmospheric oxygen more concentrated. This saturates every cell with pure oxygen, improving circulation. This improved circulation can help damaged and tissue since it aids the natural healing process.
People undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy will settle into a hyperbaric chamber. The chamber is attached to specialized equipment that slowly increases the atmospheric pressure in the chamber and concentrates oxygen so that you are breathing pure oxygen.
Many patients experience pressure or fullness in the ears (exactly what you experience in an airplane, for the same reason). As the chamber’s pressure rises, you may also feel a slight warmness in the chamber.
Many patients are happy to return to work after the treatment. We always have a staff member with patients throughout the treatment monitoring your comfort and the equipment. Your safety and comfort are our number one concern.
Your Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Recovery & Results
Increased appetite and temporary fatigue following therapy are quite normal. These side effects soon go away. We will make sure that you are feeling well before you leave the office. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not invasive and involves no drugs. It is simply a way to encourage the body’s natural healing processes. This makes it one of the most soothing and simple hair restoration therapies.
Request a complimentary consultation online to find out how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy FAQs
What are the side effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
The most common side effects are those caused by the pressure change during treatment like compression of the middle ear drum, changes in eyesight and lowered blood sugar. If you are experiencing any such changes, inform your provider right away so the symptoms can be managed effectively to avoid injury.
How much does hyperbaric oxygen therapy cost?
This will depend on where you get the treatment, what you are looking to accomplish, and whether your health insurance covers this particular application. If you choose to schedule your therapies with us, we will quote you a price at your consultation and discuss all payment and financing options that are relevant to your case.
How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?
The air we breathe is about 21 percent oxygen. The oxygen is pressurized based on your altitude. With hyperbaric oxygen treatment, you breathe 100 percent oxygen in a chamber at a pressure greater than the air pressure at sea level. This causes the oxygen dissolved in the plasma to increase by as much as five times what is normal. As a result, the tissues receive more oxygen and can better grow and heal.
Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy strictly cosmetic?
No. In fact, it was originally developed to treat health concerns. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat any condition that could benefit from increased oxygen availability. This can include wound healing, recovery after certain procedures and even infection management.
Are there different types of hyperbaric chambers to choose from?
There are different types on the market, mostly divided based on how many people they can hold. We offer a monoplace chamber.
How do I prepare for hyperbaric oxygen treatment?
We will go over the complete preparation you should do before your appointment. Some things to anticipate include:
- Wearing clean cotton clothing
- Not putting on perfume, cosmetics, deodorants, wigs, hair products or jewelry
- Stopping any medications that are contraindicated for therapy
- Not drinking alcoholic or carbonated drinks for at least 4 hours before treatment
- Stopping smoking
If you begin taking any medications or supplements between your consultation and your treatment, or between sessions, please let your technician know.
What information does my technician need from me prior to treatment?
Let us know if:
- You are exhibiting signs of any illness, including flu or cold symptoms and anything impacting the respiratory system.
- You are or might be pregnant.
- You have changed or added medications to your routine
- You haven’t eaten yet
- You are diabetic and have not taken your insulin yet
- You have anxiety about your treatment.
Know that we are here to help you. If you have any concerns about your treatment, talk to us so we can clear up any confusion.
How long does a single hyperbaric oxygen therapy session last?
Typically, a single session will take a little more than two hours. Treatment may run longer in some cases, especially if the patient struggles with clearing their ears during the pressurization phase.