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Are Oxygen facials worth it?

  • Lannee
  • 7 years ago

skin spas have so many facials to chose from their menus. i have rough skin patches and uneven skin tone.  can an oxygen facial help? what is recommended by everyone?

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I was spending a lot on these treatments, because I really liked the way they made my face look and feel, even though temporary. My mom recently bought me a BIO-luminance mask from Biodermis. It's a silicone hydration mask, and I was really impressed with it. My face was noticeably firmer, with that dewey complexion, for several hours after using it, and my little forehead lines were gone. It's VERY simple to use, is not oily or messy, and it can be reused quite a few times. I like it because it doesn't introduce any foreign oils or particles to my skin, and for the price, I had to give it a shot! My mom bought it for me because she liked hers so much, and I can say I love it! biodermis.com is the website address. Highly recommend!
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The term "oxygen facial" came from the Oxygen Facial Infusion team with Dr. Craig Wenborg. The very best way for treatment is with a nebulized system and pure plant extracts. 1-800-528-1028
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It's not a long term treatment, think of it more like a regular facial. Yes, it does plump you up a bit so your skin looks hydrated and sort of dewey. I would do it before a special occasion or vacation. If you're looking for a treatment with long-lasting effects, it's probably not a good fit. For a short term self esteem boost, it rocks.
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I add one (free) at a beauty event. I have to say that it gave me a noticeable improvement. I'm pretty dehydrated so that may be why I had such a positive experience. It makes the moisturizer sink into your skin and you get a really radiant glow. I would do it again.
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I am a LE for 17 years and I say NO thanks to O2 facials and Hydrafacials.
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But does it work? The mild inflammatory response caused by the forced breaching of the lipid bi-layers of the epidermis is the most logical reason why the instant smoothing effect is achieved, however there appears to be no scientific evidence to date that substantiates if the therapeutic compounds find their way to the target area at the dermal/epidermal junction. If there is any evidence, then it is not widely available for public scrutiny. Other than the immediate inflammation effects discussed previously, there is potential that there could also be a limited longer-term restructuring of the collagen matrix due to stimulated fibroblast activity caused by the inflammatory response. As the level of fibroblast stimulation is directly proportional to the level of non-ablative inflammatory response created, it could be concluded that the effect is likely to be less than a peel or Microdermabrasion. There is however, no conclusive evidence of this occurring to any significant degree either. The mild inflammatory response caused by the forced breaching of the lipid bi-layers of the epidermis is the most logical reason why the instant smoothing effect is achieved The mild inflammatory response caused by the forced breaching of the lipid bi-layers of the epidermis is the most logical reason why the instant smoothing effect is achieved That the oxygen used during the facial actually provides therapeutic effects from a topical application, and the premise that we can increase the energy in the skins cells by topical application of oxygen is flawed for a number of reasons. We need to consider the following factors: The human skin does not respire to any perceptible degree; in fact the skin does not require being in an oxygen environment other than respiration via the lungs. The skin barrier defence systems effectively render the skin waterproof, as nature limits our exposure to a specific concentration of oxygen for good reasons. Although the skin can absorb some substances (some drugs are typically administered through a skin patch, humans do not absorb any substance through the skin that is important to life function. So from that perspective, we can logically live without air on the skin. (Except for temperature regulation) Free Radicals and the oxidative process contributes to skin ageing and the development of wrinkles Marketers of oxygen therapies often refer to the proven effects of oxygen on unhealthy or damaged tissues to state their case, with the vasoconstrictive effects, reduction of inflammatory cytokines, increase in growth factors, and antibacterial effects often mentioned. There is indeed a degree of truth to those statements, as oxygen has been successfully used to assist wound healing for over fifty years. It is however, the increase in oxygen concentration in the cells via the pulmonary vascular system introduced by the oxygen rich environments in hyperbaric chambers and oxygen tents rather than direct contact of the wound with the oxygen. And what about Free Radicals? There are the negative aspects of oxygen to consider. Specifically free radicals and oxidisation. We know that unstable oxygen molecules cause free radicals and it is widely understood that oxygen is the conduit for the delivery of free radicals to tissue. It is also known that oxygen is the most common oxidiser, and oxidative process contributes to skin ageing and the development of wrinkles, so why would a skin treatment professional who understands this want to increase our exposure to oxygen above the natural dose and subsequent potential oxidisation in the epidermis? Particularly why would we want to force the oxygen past the lipid bi-layers under pressure to an area where we really need to control any oxidisation? As mentioned previously, oxygen as an energy providing fuel is delivered to the dermal cells via the microcirculation along with other vital nutrients. It is a critical balance. The fact that other topical oxygen bearing applications (such as hydrogen peroxide and oxygenated purified water) have lost favour with skin professionals due to free radical issues makes one wonder why less knowledgeable aestheticians and therapists have not made the connection between the similarity of the two modalities. Official recognition It is also interesting to note that where the technology is the most popular, the United States regulatory body FDA has not approved oxygen facials and the devices that provide the treatments, as in the United States, oxygen in concentrations above 90% is considered a precsciption drug. The lack of approval is because manufacturers are astutely not making any claims of any therapeutic effects. To make those claims would involve providing proof of efficacy, lengthy clinical trials (with long-term results and contraindications determined) to be conducted, and possibly the same kind of regulation and treatment provider qualifications that the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment requires. Certainly a dampener for quick profit. The FDA has a consumer warning on it's web site that discusses the use of oxygen for non-prescription therepeutic use. A fact that is little known is that that dispensing oxygen in the US without a prescription violates FDA regulations. Other countries (such as Australia and New Zealand where oxygen is considered a drug) may have similar regulations, and presently oxygen facials have managed to keep under the radar. In the United States, Dr. Christopher B. Zachary, a professor and the chairman of the department of dermatology at the School of Medicine, University of California has been quoted as saying The concept that high-pressure oxygen would do anything to help the skin is such nonsense as to be laughable. " Some quick quotes of interest from marketers and users of oxygen devices: "We hope that the oxygen is creating a pressure bubble that drives vitamins and nutrients into the skin, but we have no data to support that." Dr. Fredric Brandt, Dermatologist, Miami and New York. "We haven't run any medical-style clinical trials because we are not making any biological claims, the instant results speak for themselves." Mr. Anthony McMahon, CEO, Intraceuticals. "It's a spa device with limited benefits, it has no more and no less validity than a facial." Dr. Bradford R. Katchen, Dermatologist, New York.
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Your answer would be much easier to read if you used paragraph spacing.
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Is there a difference between an oxygen facial and hydro facial?
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Oxygen Facials....do they work? Hell yeah. I live with an esthetician and she has had them many times and come home and showed me. I was like, "Wow! That really does make you look younger!" If it didn't work then Madonna wouldn't have her very own Oxygen Facial machine in your home. She then has an esthetician come by and give her the treatment at home before she walks the red carpet or whenever she wants to look her absolute best. The best part of the Oxygen Facial is that you can do it over and over without waiting any period of time like you do for regular facials.
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I have never ever seen such an amazing difference to my face after having an oxygen facial. It was incredible. I recall looking in the.mirror and trying to find one fine line. Bearing in mind I had forehead creases and everything going in to the appointment I was amazed. The effects lasted about 2 weeks and it was worth every penny of the £35 I paid for.it. No other facial has ever come close to matching it for me.
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Sana A. you don't know what you are talking about. I don't even have to work in the industry to know the difference. I live with a gal who not only does the treatment but has been lucky enough to have it done to her more than once. I have seen the difference and it most certainly works. Why if it didn't work would Madonna herself have a machine at her home with her own personal facialist doing the treatment for her whenever she wants to look her absolute best? Because it works silly.
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Okay- I am a believer. After undergoing a series of treatments the Intraceutical Rejuvenation treatment works wonders. It gives a light lift, and makes the skin glow for a few days. It also helps with fine lines. makes a person look years younger instantly. I have had oxygen facials before, they do nothing compared to the Intraceuticals Treatments. I highly recommend this treatment!!
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The Hyperbaric Oxygen Facial by Intraceuticals has been a wonderful treatment for our practice. It is unlike any other oxygen facial, and delivers immediate results our patients love. Since this treatment is a celebrity favorite, people ask for it by name. Below is a new TV show, called Beauty Mark that featured my office talking about the Hyperbaric Oxygen facial.
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Sana... are you serious? Have you not done your research? Intraceuticals is NOT the normal oxygen facial. Do your research (better yet, try one for yourself first) before you make claims you CANNOT back up.
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Oxygen facials have NO effect on the skin. It is scientifically proven. Go research it. Please don't waste your money on this type of facial!
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The best facial are the ones that will address your needs!! Alot of people look at a facial as an expensive "pampering session" and if you only have a facial once or twice a year then that's usually what it is. However if your commited to yourself and want to see results then professional treatments on a more regular basis are a must. A good esthetician will not only analyze your skin but should also listen to what you say your concerns and goals are as well. Based on that, both of you can map out a gameplan with realistic goals in a progressive (not aggressive) approach and the ways you will get there. I encourage you to research skincare professionals in your area. Find out the type of treatments they offer, about their education/experience and perhaps call or go in for a consultation. You must feel comfortable with the specialist and the treatments you are receiving.
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Facials that have fabulous anti-aging properties are Vitamin C Facial, Oxygen Facial, and mild to moderate peels as in microdermabrasion with a facial. Your skin will glow and look years younger!
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The Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial does not deplete the skin in any way and in fact can be used as a skin recovery treatment for very stressed or sensitive skin types or even after medical resurfacing treatments. Skin is deeply nourished and balanced and the delivery of the infusions creates the perfect foundation for healthy skin renewal. Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials have, in the past, consisted of a spray of oxygen to the skin. The Intraceuticals Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment works with oxygen under pressure to deliver a high-tech infusion to the skin – basically the skin is immediately transformed, luminous, and lifted.
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