The Fountain of Youth? HBOT is proven to offer anti-aging benefits through healing or regrowth of damaged cells; one result is younger-looking skin.
Most people think of hyperbaric medicine for the treatment of decompression sickness, (known as “the bends,” in divers who surface too quickly), but hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has become a mainstream treatment as more Americans turn to hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat serious conditions, such as chronic wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injury, bone infections, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, compromised skin grafts and more.
Nationwide, an estimated 1,800 to 2,000 hospitals offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Almost all hospital-based programs strictly treat “indications that have been scientifically validated” by the FDA.
Non-hospital based hyperbaric oxygen programs are more likely to offer “off-label” treatments and we’re seeing a rise in specialized wound and hyperbaric centers across the United States. “We’re seeing a growing need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy services in the community,” says John Peters, executive director of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Association.
HBOT has been proven effective in treating virtually any condition in which poor circulation plays a role including everything from traumatic brain injury to ADD/ADHD, but the latest buzz on HBOT pertains to anti-aging.
We now know that hyperbaric oxygen can do a lot to reduce the appearance and effects of aging. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for age-related degenerative conditions by providing cellular aid to all organs in the body to promote health and beauty.
HBOT is gaining widespread recognition for its success in treating a breadth of cosmetic concerns. Regular treatment is widely thought to increase aging skin elasticity and to stimulate collagen production which, over time, can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. UV-B damage can be prevented and repaired with HBOT.
Plastic surgeons often prescribe the therapy to enhance recovery from reconstructive surgery – healing reportedly occurs three times faster with HBOT.
By increasing circulation and oxygen levels, HBOT promotes cell repair and collagen activation which improves age spots, saggy skin, wrinkles, poor collagen structure, and skin cell damage.
Considering that it delivers a natural substance (oxygen) which helps our body repair itself and has many significant medical benefits, including mending our DNA, it is easy to see why a growing population is utilizing hyperbaric oxygen as an anti-aging therapy.
Is HBOT right for you? The experts at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Western New York can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. Visit us at www.02wny.com or call us: (585) 426-8969