An Intraceuticals Oxygen facial is a unique experience providing instant results you can see and feel. Known as “Hollywood’s best kept secret”, these unique Oxygen Facials are used by many celebrities, including Madonna who gives a rare endorsement saying “I love the Intraceuticals treatments and so does my face”.
The treatment uses a medical grade Oxygen machine that generates therapeutic grade oxygen (40%) by taking in the surrounding air and filtering it in micro-filters. The machine is also able to pressurise the oxygen, known as “Hyperbaric Oxygen” which is incredibly healing and calming, and can double the rate at which wounds heal. The application of oxygen under hyperbaric pressure allows the epidermis to maximise its oxygen surface level concentration.
Oxygen is crucial for cellular health
Oxygen plays a crucial role in cellular health. It is essential for the process of cellular respiration, which is how cells generate energy. During cellular respiration, glucose and oxygen are converted into carbon dioxide, water, and ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy currency of cells.
Oxygen is needed for the final step of cellular respiration, called the electron transport chain. In this step, oxygen acts as the final electron acceptor, allowing the production of ATP. Without oxygen, this process cannot occur efficiently, leading to a decrease in ATP production and ultimately affecting cellular health.
Furthermore, oxygen is also involved in other cellular processes, such as the synthesis of certain molecules and the regulation of gene expression. It is necessary for the proper functioning of various enzymes and metabolic pathways within cells.
In summary, oxygen is vital for cellular health as it is required for energy production, the synthesis of molecules, and the regulation of cellular processes.
Exposing yourself to hyperbaric oxygen pressure is an effective anti-ageing treatment, as it stimulates the endogenous defence mechanisms, e.g. Super Oxide Dismutase (our bodies own powerful antioxidant and the first line of defence), this is correspondingly boosted on return to normal oxygen pressure.
Topically applying Oxygen to the skin
Topically applied oxygen can have several effects on skin cells. It can help increase blood flow to the skin, which can improve the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the cells. This can promote cell regeneration and repair, leading to healthier and more youthful-looking skin. Oxygen can also have antimicrobial properties, helping to kill bacteria on the skin and prevent infections. Additionally, oxygen can stimulate collagen production, which can improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Overall, topically applied oxygen can have a positive impact on the health and appearance of skin cells.
The pressurised oxygen is diffused onto the skin, alongside a Hyaluronic Acid serum (known as a super moisturiser) with Vitamins A, C and E. The serum is infused deep into the skin and is rapidly absorbed due to the hyperbaric oxygen pressure, which literally pushes the low molecular weight serum into the skin. There are different serums available for infusion, including Rejuvenate, Opulence, Clarity and Atoxelene.
The benefits of the treatment– the serum can stimulate regeneration of new cells and the production of Collagen and Elastin. Also the skin is plumped to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is deeply hydrated, lifted and tightened. The appearance of lines and blemished is visibly reduced, skin looks rejuvenated, clarified, radiant and fresh with a beautiful glow. Works well on calming acneic skin, rosacea and any inflamed skin condition.
Hydrated skin is healthier
Many processes in the skin need an adequately hydrated epidermis for them to work properly. This treatment will help your skin become healthier and work better on a cellular level.
This treatment can be applied before a red carpet event or other special occasions, as make –up goes on beautifully afterwards and skin will look plump and hydrated.
This is also available as a “Bolt on” treatment to my core treatments. You can also Bolt on a Nano infusion to the Oxygen Facial, this creates lots of tiny channels in the surface of the skin, this helps the serum get into the skin quickly and gives more “plumpness” to the skin.