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How hyperbaric oxygen therapy can benefit your skin

Healthy Aging, Other Medical Conditions and HBOT | Published: January 18th 2023, 09:22AM

Learn about rejuvenation treatments that can help revitalize your skin from aging and certain health conditions   


With modern medical advancements and continuous consumer demand to maintain a youthful glow as we age, the global skin rejuvenation market is projected to be worth $2.4 billion by 2028. [1]

Continue reading to learn more about skin rejuvenation and how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can benefit your skin. 


What is skin rejuvenation?

Skin rejuvenation encompasses a variety of treatments focused on repairing your skin from any damage or irregular changes. 

These treatments can benefit skin that is naturally wrinkling or sagging due to loss of collagen from aging that causes skin to become less firm and glowy. They can also help with textural or color irregularities from acne scars, freckles, sunspots, or visible blood vessels. [2,3]


What causes skin damage?

Skin damage or irregularities can be contributed to one or multiple of the following: 

  • Aging
  • UV radiation from the sun
  • Hereditary predispositions
  • Underlying health conditions [2,3]


What are the most common types of skin rejuvenation treatments? 

There are many different types of skin rejuvenation methods that can be utilized depending on your personal preferences and what would work best to revitalize your unique skin damage.

Some of the most common ones include:

  • Chemical peels
  • Laser treatments
  • Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion
  • Microneedling 
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botox [2,3]


Are there any risks associated with skin rejuvenation treatments? 

With some of the treatments above incorporating lasers and chemicals that can adversely affect sensitive skin, there are some risks associated such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin texture or spot color changes
  • Scarring
  • Burns
  • Infection 
  • Delayed wound healing [2]


What conditions can skin rejuvenation treatment help?

Some of the skin rejuvenation treatments discussed above can help people battling the following conditions:

  • Wrinkles, both static and dynamic
  • Pigmentation (from freckles or sun spots)
  • Scars (from acne or injury)
  • Vascular conditions
  • Weakened skin tone
  • Dull skin [3]


How can hyperbaric oxygen therapy help your skin? 

By immersing your body in an atmosphere of 100% oxygen, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases new collagen and skin cell production by allowing new blood vessels to grow. Additionally, it encourages cells to produce substances such as vascular endothelial growth factors that attract and stimulate certain types of cells needed for healing. [4]

Research studies and clinical trials are continuously being conducted to further analyze the ways in which HBOT can be used for skin rejuvenation, treatment of photoaging skin (skin that has been prematurely aged by the sun), and improvement of skin complexion. [5]

Many of these studies are especially interested in how HBOT reduces the formation of wrinkles from chronic UV radiation due to everyday exposure to the harsh rays of the sun. [5]

Additionally, unlike other skin rejuvenation options, HBOT is completely noninvasive and offers little to no side effects for people interested in a more natural treatment. 


Interested in learning more about who can benefit from HBOT?
Please visit our research library to view studies on a variety of topics.


How we can help

At our spa-like medical centers in Orlando and New Smyrna Beach, our qualified team can help you heal and rejuvenate your skin in our Sechrist monoplace hyperbaric chambers that are fully equipped with entertainment streaming capabilities.

Our team of hyperbaric specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have before your treatments! We welcome you to contact us today.



1: GlobeNewswire | Skin Rejuvenation Market Worth US$ 2384.8 million by 2028

2: Verywell Health | What Is Skin Rejuvenation?

3: American Society of Plastic Surgeons | Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing

4: Johns Hopkins Medicine | Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

5: National Library of Medicine | The development of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for skin rejuvenation and treatment of photoaging

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