Rapid healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Integrated treatment with your procedure
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure that is accepted by the FDA to treat a variety of medical and surgical conditions with the use of 100% pure medical grade oxygen. It is simply 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure.
Surgical procedures such as Hair Restoration, Rhytidectomy (Facelifts), Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, Laser Peels, Reduction Mammoplasty and Augmentation Mammoplasty can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
HBOT is mainstream medicine that has a significant effect on the body’s healing process. To administer HBOT, the patient is placed in a clear acrylic chamber with 100% oxygen and the pressure is raised to a point higher than sea level. The increase in pressure combined with the oxygen allows for the following healing benefits, therefore increasing viability of the surgical site.
- Reduces local swelling (edema)
- Reduces bruising
- Activates white blood cells to help fight potential infection
- Helps the formation of new blood vessels (angio-genesis)
- Increases the production of Collagen
- Diminishes pain
- Shortens recovery time
By decreasing edema and post operative pain, the need for certain medications may be minimized.
Because of accelerated healing, patients will feel better, look better and will resume normal activity sooner.
Generally your surgeon will order 3 to 5 treatments. Each treatment lasts about 1 1/2 hours. The patient relaxes in an incline position either watching television, a video, or DVD or sleeping.