Oxygen Facials and Benefits

October 24th, 2008

By C.A. Vargas

The Buzz About Oxygen

Oxygen treatments have emerged in the last few years as the newly recognized 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. Even celebrities have jumped on the band wagon and none bigger than Madonna. She even has her own oxygen machine and personal aesthetician performing oxygen facials.

PHYSICIANS USE IT: Oxygen has incredible regenerative powers. For decades, doctors have not only recognized this fact but used it in the treatment of burns, gangrene and wounds that simply would not heal otherwise. Bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections simply do not survive in an oxygen rich environment because oxygen triggers the body’s own healing mechanism. It is these two very important functions of oxygen that inspired skin care experts to incorporate oxygen into aesthetic treatments around the world.

WE ARE OXYGEN DEPRIVED: Did you know that in pre-historic earth, the earth’s atmosphere contained oxygen levels of up to 35%? Today, thanks to the Industrial Revolution and deforestation, that number has gone down to 21%. And in some major cities, that number is even worse- as low as 17%! What does that mean for our bodies? Our skin, the protective barrier between us and the environment, gets hit with that pollution every day. We are oxygen starved from our skin to our lungs. Damage will occur, and that damage will accumulate over time resulting in very stressed, pre-mature aged skin. Wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness are the result.

WE NEED OXYGEN TO SURVIVE: Keeping all of these facts under consideration, it only makes rational sense that incorporating pure oxygen as a treatment into our routine would have real benefit. We need to replenish the oxygen the environment is lacking by adding them to our treatment. And not once a year, but a minimum of once every month. Oxygen treatments in facials and body treatments help combat all sorts of enemies to the skin, from pollution and stress to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere.

THE BENEFITS OF OXYGEN: The procedure involves spraying hyperbaric oxygen, 98% pure to be exact, that is infused with a serum that contains essential nutrients and antioxidants. The oxygen and serum work in conjunction to reach and repair the skin at a cellular level, achieving optimum results. The results are visible immediately, the reduction of lines and wrinkles as well as enhancing the skin’s elasticity and firmness. A true anti-aging facial.

TREATMENT: To Experience The Oxygen Purifying Facial Call Joanna Vargas Skin Care In New York City at 212.949.2350 or email us at Salon@JoannaVargas.com.