Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

When the body’s tissues are injured, there is a greater need for oxygen to heal them. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing in oxygen at a highly controlled pressure to help fight inflammation and improve the body’s effectiveness in healing.

Learn about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy here to live your optimally oxygenated life.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and How Does It Work?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves administering pure oxygen to a patient in a specially designed chamber at pressures higher than atmospheric levels

This therapy has been utilized for over 70 years, primarily to enhance healing in tissues that are oxygen-deprived. Recently, it has been increasingly used to treat conditions such as radiation injuries, diabetic wounds, and acute peripheral arterial insufficiency. HBOT works by flooding the bloodstream with oxygen up to 10-15 times the normal amount, which helps in reducing swelling and inflammation by delivering oxygen-rich plasma to tissues that need it the most. This is particularly effective when tissue is at risk of dying due to oxygen deprivation caused by swelling from injuries. The pressurized environment in the HBOT chamber enables the body to absorb more oxygen, thereby increasing arterial oxygen content significantly and expanding the diffusion radius of oxygen into tissues, which stimulates and sustains the body’s oxygen needs and promotes recovery. Additionally, HBOT promotes overall wellness, aids in post-workout recovery, and enhances cosmetic procedure results by stabilizing cells, promoting collagen production, maintaining skin elasticity, improving wound healing, and reducing scar formation.

What are the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been in use for over 50 years. It is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions, including chronic wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness in scuba divers, and more.

The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are that it reduces inflammation and promotes healing. It also increases the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, which helps to heal wounds faster.

In addition, it helps increase blood flow, circulation and boosts white blood cell counts. Studies have shown that HBOT can enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics by increasing the formation of free oxygen radicals.

Common FAQs

It's designed to be done for up to two hours per treatment session, depending on the condition.

The first stage is a compression (or diving), in which the chamber is pressurized to the prescribed pressure (or depth). The pressure inside the chamber is usually set at 2.4 atmospheres, sufficient to induce hypoxic conditions in the blood and tissues but not so high as to cause tissue damage or loss of consciousness. You may experience a plugged feeling in your ears, like the one you feel when you go through altitude changes or travel in an airplane. How long the oxygen periods last depends on the treatment. The chamber is depressurized (or surfaced) as soon as your treatment finishes.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an FDA-approved non-surgical procedure used to treat various conditions such as air embolism, decompression sickness, and carbon monoxide poisoning. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of your condition.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the non-surgical treatment of choice by the medical community for a wide variety of indications. For decades it has been used to treat various conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning, severe anemia, decompression sickness, gas gangrene, air or gas embolism, crush injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias.
At Inspire Wellness Aesthetics, our experience has taught us that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can also play a crucial role in recovery after cosmetic procedures as well as after intense physical exertion such as exercise and sports activities.
In particular, we specialize in treating surgical fat transfer patients. Fat transfer has become an increasingly popular procedure where fat removed during liposuction is placed in other areas of the body. Fat is often removed from the thighs or stomach and added to the breasts or backside. Some common side effects of these procedures include bruising, swelling, temporary neuropathy (numbness), scarring, and fat necrosis (cellular death). Cellular death is caused by the lack of oxygen. The risk of cellular death is highest within the first 3-5 days after fat transfer procedures. If your body isn’t receiving enough oxygen this can lead to failure of your fat transfer. At Inspire Wellness and Aesthetics, we use hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to infuse 100% oxygen into the body to decrease the amount of fat necrosis that occurs and help you protect your fat transfer.

No, it's painless. Your ears may feel like they are plugged up. It's a feeling similar to the one you might get when you're on an airplane or diving deep into the water.

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