Oxygen facials are becoming more en vogue in the spa industry, cropping up on many spa menus, including here at Aria Medispa! They gained momentum particularly when celebrities started touted the skincare service for its ability to create plumper, smoother skin, which hide imperfections and result in a more youthful appearance. The secret of the treatment’s success is elementary—oxygen!
Oxygen Is Essential
Oxygen gives life to every cell in our bodies. It’s directly responsible for transforming food into energy through a process called oxidation. In addition, it plays an essential role in optimal cell function and the prevention of disease. Because your skin is the body’s first line of defense against toxins and disease—unhealthy skin leaves your immune system vulnerable—it’s important to strengthen skin cells.
From a cosmetic perspective, oxygen levels in the skin start declining after age 25. By the time we hit age 40, nearly 50% of our skin has lost the ability to absorb and retain oxygen. When the cells in our bodies suffer from oxygen deprivation, it can result in blood vessel constriction and the impairment of the skin’s ability to function. Translation: Low oxygen levels = older skin.
Plus, you can’t stop the body’s aging process. No matter how active and healthy your lifestyle is, life happens. Hormonal changes, stress, lack of sleep and environmental pollutants are just some of the factors that can contribute to the appearance of aging skin. In addition, unhealthy diets can make this worse. Dry, aging skin doesn’t respond the same to your usual makeup or skincare products, and it can add years to your appearance.
Why Get An Oxygen Facial?
Oxygen facials are becoming a skincare staple because the benefits range from strengthening the skin’s elasticity to helping eliminate acne-causing bacteria, as well as from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to evening out skin tone and diminishing pores. And that’s just the beginning.
The benefits of oxygen therapy are numerous, including:
• Restores elasticity
• Reduces redness and inflammation
• Increases the strength of elastin and collagen fibers in the skin
• Accelerates cell growth and recovery
• Improves the skin’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and skincare solutions
• Gives the skin a glowing, youthful appearance
Another amazing benefit…Oxygen facials don’t take a long time, and they produce visible results from the very first session. You may need more than one session to get the outcomes you want, but you should notice a significant improvement in your appearance once the final treatment is completed.
Oxygen Hyperbaric Facial – How It Works
At Aria, we provide the Oxygen Hyperbaric Facial service in conjunction with O2toDerm products. The positive effects of highly concentrated oxygen are delivered directly to the skin cells using an innovative, one-of-a-kind hyperbaric dome.
The dome generates anions—vitamins and other organic ions in the air—that bond with the concentrated oxygen molecules, absorbing the moisturizing agents and penetrating into the skin. The process stabilizes the free radicals, which in turn regenerates cells, reduces bacteria, rebalances PH levels, improves signs of aging, corrects and heals damaged cells.
Many people who experience the non-surgical oxygen facial treatment see an immediate change in their appearance. Depending on your goals, and for best, long-term results, Aria’s skincare experts may recommend a series of six treatments along a six-week timeframe, followed by monthly touch-up visits.
We are pleased to offer Oxygen Hyperbaric Facial in our Sterling, VA, Medispa. To learn more about this service and our various spa packages, and to schedule an appointment, call 703-444-2800.