For decades, medical professionals have used oxygenation processes to heal damaged tissue, burns, and wounds in the skin. These oxygen infusing methods have been used in various healing severities in the skin from small wounds to large-scale skin trauma and damage.
Several studies emerged in the discovery and function of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT is FDA-approved and has been used for numerous skin and health concerns including anemia, carbon monoxide poisoning, skin infections, and skin graft flap at risk of tissue death.
Now, researchers have begun studying deeper into the effects of delivering oxygen topically to the skin. In this article, we’re going to discuss the findings and known skincare benefits of oxygen infusing treatments.
What Happens When The Skin Loses Oxygen?
The loss of oxygen to the skin is one of the leading causes of aging. By age 30 the skin’s oxygen level is reduced by 25% and by age 50 it will decrease to 50%. The skin loses the ability to repair itself and recover from extrinsic and intrinsic aging factors. The synthesis of collagen, elastin, and structural proteins is all diminished. This results in the increase and deepening of lines and wrinkles, dehydration, and uneven tone and texture.
The Effects of Topically Delivering Oxygen to the Skin
In a study done by JDC, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 50 participants (in good health) were clinically analyzed, focusing on the benefits of topically delivered oxygen to healthy skin. The results were profound. Researchers found that there was an increase in skin hydration, a decrease in desquamation, roughness, and skin texture, as well as a reduction in overall inflammation. Researchers also found an increase in levels of collagen I, elastin, and filaggrin in the skin of participants.
Skincare Benefits of Using The ECHO2 Oxygen Infusing Treatment System
The ECHO2 Oxygen Infusing Treatment System maximizes the skin’s natural oxygen levels nourishing, hydrating, and rejuvenating the skin. The ECHO2 Oxygen Infusing Treatment System uses a special hand piece to deliver 87 different vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and most importantly, pure oxygen. The 45-minute treatment will speed healing, kill bacteria, and restore patient confidence.
When the ECHO2 Oxygen Infusing Treatment System is delivered to the skin, the oxygen elements can help with:
- Repair & recovery
- Boost skin metabolism
- Revive regeneration
- Increase collagen levels
- Diminish UV damage
- Decrease desquamation
- Amplify hydration
- Delay fine lines & wrinkles
Studying The Effects of Using Oxygen For Acne
In a set of studies published in 2018 by Dermatology Practical & Conceptual Journal, researchers studied the effects of topical oxygen application in the field of dermatology. In two of the studies, oxygen was used to analyze the effects on mild to moderate acne.
The studies found that topical oxygenation was effective in treating mild to moderate acne and, when delivered to the skin via a handpiece, oxygen seemed to improve the effects of other acne medications as well. Additionally, the studies found that topical oxygen infusion into the skin had no negative effects and was well tolerated by participants.
Oxygen & Acne (ECHO2 Acne Treatments)
ECHO2 is the world’s first professional treatment for acne that employs real oxygen to kill the bacteria that causes outbreaks by combining proven acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and lactic acid with holistic natural healing elements including:
- Tea tree oil
- Licorice root
- Witch hazel
The Oxygen LabTM ECHO2 acne treatment has a clinically proven twenty-year history of successfully treating acne with a unique blend of natural ingredients. The treatment lowers then raises the pH level to deeply cleanse and open the skin before extractions, then neutralizes and balances the pH level with the last infusion steps.
As a dermatologist or skincare professional, you may be specifically tasked with addressing patient concerns in relation to acne. It’s important to have a line of trusted products for patients that can help restore healthy levels of oxygen as well as provide the skin with a blend of concentrated vitamins and minerals to help clear acne.