LET YOUR SKIN BREATH!
WHAT IS OXYGEN FACIAL?
Our bodies need oxygen to thrive, which is why we breathe. Oxygen facials is a specialized beauty treatment designed to replenish the levels of oxygen in your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance to your face. The theory behind oxygen facials is that skin cells that are fully oxygenated looks bright and healthy. So oxygen facials work on healing skin oxygenation from within by delivering condensed molecules of oxygen to our skin and give skin cells- more specifically the epidermis- a healthy boost of oxygen that encourage a healthy skin barrier and hydrates the skin keeping it looking bright and healthy. Oxygen facials are a good way to maintain skin that’s already healthy and youthful so our dermatologists recommend to keep it as a very good part of your skin maintenance routine at your 20s, but as you age, you may want to consider stronger treatments like lasers or microneedling.
What to expect during the treatment?
During the procedure, your doctor will first start by cleansing and exfoliating the upper layer of your skin to remove dead cells, open cloggted pores, smooth the surface and renew. Then a stream mixture of hyperbaric pure oxygen, moisturizer, vitamins and antioxidants is delivered at a high pressure to your face and body through an airbrush, this results in optimal skin oxygenation and increased cellular activity. Afterwards anti-aging serums containing hyaluronic acid which is known to boosts collagen production, plump the skin, minimize the appearance of wrinkles and increase blood circulation are also applied to the face.
How do you prepare?
There aren’t any major preparation steps that need to be followed before an Oxygen facial. However, if you’d like to speed up the process, consider arriving at your appointment without any makeup on and with a bare skin.
How long does a Morpheus8 RF Microneedling treatment take?
You can expect the treatment to last from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
Post treatment instructions:
While we advise against exfoliating immediately after your oxygen facial we do recommend adding this step to your weekly skin care routine to maintain the results as much as possible so our dermatologists at Al-Mahmoud Medical Center can work with you to develop a skin care routine that is customized for your specific skin type, concerns and skin care goals after the facial. Waxing or Having a hair removal immediately after your treatment also runs the risk of over-exfoliating and burning your fresh complexion so avoid any hair removal in the treated areas for at least 2 days after the oxygen facial. Hitting the gym is another no-go since the increased heat and sweat can irritate your freshly exfoliated skin. Finally like all other skin facials, it is highly recommended to always apply a sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher to minimize potential damage in addition to keeping your skin always properly hydrated.
How many treatments are required?
Oxygen facials are a good way to maintain skin that’s already healthy and youthful so our dermatologists recommend getting an Oxygen facial once a month as a maintenance procedure.
Oxygen facial treatment is exceptionally gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause any side effects, such as irritation, redness, swelling, stinging, and a burning sensation. The benefits and results range from thorough pore cleansing and detoxifying the skin to lightened hyperpigmentation and increasing the skin cells regeneration, so after an Oxygen facial you can expect: