Oxygen treatments have emerged in the last few years as the newly recognised skin care essential. From oxygen creams to oxygen spray treatments and oxygen inhalation, most spas and salons across the country have something on their menu oxygen related to offer their client.
Enter the oxygen facial. This advanced facial treatment is made to smooth out wrinkles, restore levels of oxygen and bring back a youthful appearance to your face.
So, what exactly is an oxygen facial and what makes them so beneficial?
Here at London Cosmetic Clinic from Gold Coast, we specialise in the oxygen facials. Before the treatment, the skin is cleansed and exfoliated to get rid of any surface dirt or impurities. We then use a pressurised oxygen bubble to infuse low molecular weight hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring super moisturiser — into the deepest layers of the skin. The high pressure along with the smaller-sized molecules allow the serum to penetrate quickly. Finally, we infuse a higher weight serum which reaches the middle and top layers of the skin for complete hydration.
Depending on your skin’s specific needs, a blend of botanical extracts, peptides and antioxidants can be added to the infusion. Natural skin brighteners like Vitamin C and Alpha-Arbutin work wonders on hyper-pigmented skin, and inflammation-fighters like Yellow Dock can ease redness. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes to complete and can even be done over your lunch break; an ideal treatment for a fast pick-me-up.
Oxygen facials provide the following benefits:
Promotes collagen production
The infusion of oxygen and vitamins into the skin encourages the production of collagen, which helps plump up facial features and restore volume and firmness to skin that has lost elasticity.
Helps detox the skin
Everyday toxins like air pollution and cigarette smoke rob the skin of much-needed oxygen. An oxygen facial helps reverse the effects of environmental pollutants and rejuvenates oxygen-starved skin.
Speeds cell turnover
The infusion of oxygen into the skin helps the skin create new cells at a faster rate. This increased cell regeneration helps accelerate the healing of blemishes, acne and facial scars.
No side effects
Unlike more invasive anti-ageing treatments like microdermabrasion or anti-wrinkle injections, oxygen facials cause zero uncomfortable side effects like redness, burning or stinging. The process of delivering the oxygen and serum is quite gentle, which makes oxygen facials suitable for individuals with sensitive skin and for those who would rather avoid injections or chemical treatments.
After an oxygen facial, you can resume normal activities immediately, even applying makeup and using your regular facial products. Also, you can expect to see a more rejuvenated and refreshed complexion. One that makes you look well-rested with a just-back-from-vacation glow. An oxygen facial is ideal for special occasions such as birthday parties, weddings and reunions; when you want to look your best with no downtime or side effects.