Wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of a person’s age, which is why men and women spend millions of dollars every year to reduce the appearance of their wrinkles and look younger. People have used anything and everything they can to hide the appearance of wrinkles, from make-up to charcoal masks to botox, but father time remains undefeated. However, there is new evidence that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can restore your skin to a more youthful appearance.
Researchers in Israel have published a new study that proved HBOT can reverse the aging process of your skin at the cellular level. 70 participants participated in a controlled crossover study that sought to establish the effect of HBOT on the cellular aging process of skin cells. The protocol for the study included 60 sessions of 90 minutes at 2.0 ATA of pressure. This was done in 5 sessions per week during a three month period. Participants were given 100% oxygen with intermittent air breaks (20 min on oxygen, 5 min off). The researchers performed skin biopsies pre and post-HBOT to discover its effect on skin cells, and what they found is an astounding improvement in cellular function!
The researchers also wrote that they saw “a significant increase in collagen density, elastic fiber length, and the number of blood vessels.” The growth of new blood vessels is called angiogenesis, and is an important factor in the performance of skin cells. An increase in blood vessels means an increase in oxygen delivery to the tissue, which we know is essential to the daily functions of any tissue in your body! They also documented “a significant decrease in fiber fragmentation and in tissue senescent cells post-HBOT.” This means that HBOT can effectively restore the cellular function of your skin that you lose naturally as you age, leading to a more youthful appearance.
At ATX Hyperbarics, we can perform this exact HBOT protocol in our state-of-the-art hard-shell hyperbaric chambers. We have seen the results firsthand over the years, and now the research has made it clear, HBOT is one of the best ways to improve your skin, and the rest of your body! When combined with our Photobiomodulation light beds, the results will absolutely amaze you. Give us a call today at 512.953.9421, or find us on the web at atxhyperbarics.com!