A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound or injury has healed. Scars are part of the body’s natural healing process, but unfortunately some scars don’t heal…well, naturally.
There are many causes for facial scarring ranging from injury and acne to burns, surgical procedures, and even smoking. There is a measure of emotional stress and insecurity that often accompanies scar tissue; particularly scarring on the face.
Oxygen Infusing Treatment Effects on Scar Tissue
1. Skin Discoloration (red spots and dark spots)
The most common type of facial scarring appears in the form of discoloration. We often don’t think of discoloration as scar tissue, but that’s precisely what it is.
This type of scar can appear as lingering dark spots or redness. Discoloration is commonly associated with acne and minor surgical procedures.
2. Pitted, Sunken Scars
Regularly linked to severe cases of acne and smoking. Pitted, sunken scars look much like the name would suggest. These are characterized by small, but deep grooves in the skin.
3. Raised (hypertrophic) Scars
Hypertrophic scars appear slightly raised and discolored. This type of scarring may result from injury or surgical procedure.
4. Skin Contractures
Skin Contractures are most often associated with burns. They happen when the skin “shrinks”, leading to tightness and a restriction in movement.
5. Fine-line Scars
A minor wound, like a cut, will usually heal and leave a raised line, which will gradually fade and flatten over time. This process can take up to 2 years, and patients are left with a visible mark or line. Fine-line scars are common following a wound or after surgery.
Why Oxygen is Important for Healing Scar Tissue
When there is a loss of oxygen to the skin:
- The skin’s natural healing process is disrupted.
- There’s an increase and deepening of fine lines.
- The synthesis of collagen, elastin, and structural protein are diminished.
This is precisely why patients suffering from persistent scar tissue need to boost and replenish oxygen levels in the skin. The healing effect of oxygen on scar tissue is well-documented across various medical fields and scientific disciplines. Our Oxygen Lab ECHO2 oxygen infusing treatments have been used for burn patients and in post-surgical wound care for 30 years.
The ECHO2 Treatment was actually inspired by the positive post-surgical wound care results of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy patients. The healing power of oxygen can be experienced in the relaxing 45-minute ECHO2 facial treatment. While it is non-invasive, it can also be used to supplement the healing of any invasive procedures your patients may be getting. It is a powerful post-procedure tool to dramatically speed up your patient’s recovery.
Continue your patient’s results at home with our Oxygen Lab skincare products. Our Oxygen Lab Damage Control cream, for example, is perfect for post-procedure healing as it’s designed specifically to promote healthy cellular turnover by adding moisture and hydrating nutrients, in addition to oxygen, back into the skin.
Patient Struggling with Scar Tissue? Try Oxygen.
Oxygen has the power to boost collagen production, increase the skin’s elasticity, increase blood flow, and hydrate all of which are critical contributing factors to smoothing and diminishing scar tissue.
I Want to Add the Oxygen Lab System of Treatments in My Clinic
Our products will make a great addition to your aesthetic treatment offerings. Contact us here. We look forward to helping you bring the healing power of oxygen to your clients.