The Ultimate Guide to Oxygen Facial
If you are interested in the new trend in the world of facial treatments, aka the oxygen facial, you’re in the right place! Keep reading to find out everything about this treatment including its price, benefits, and much more!
The oxygen facial, or the O2 facial, is a simple, non-invasive treatment done without any chemicals or anything being injected into the skin.
Although not scientifically backed, clients say it does show immediate results, with the skin looking smoother, plumper and more hydrated, which you can see in the before and after photos.
If you want to find out more about how it works and whether the oxygen skin treatment is the right choice for you, keep scrolling.
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What Is the Oxygen Facial Treatment?
The oxygen infusion facial is a procedure during which a wand is used to deliver a stream of high pressurized oxygen into the skin’s surface.
Research on the oxygen facial results and efficiency is mixed.
Although many people claim that their skin looks bright and healthy after the oxygen treatment facial, and the before-and-after pictures support this, there is still little scientific research behind these claims.
Still, the visible result you get is a more radiant, hydrated skin, with a more even skin tone, as well as improvement in fine lines and wrinkles.
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How Does the Oxygen Facial Treatment Work?
Oxygen is necessary for our body to function, but it’s also very helpful for our skin, which is the body’s biggest organ.
The theory behind oxygen facials (which isn’t yet scientifically proven), is that when skin cells are fully oxygenated via an oxygen facial, this will result in brighter and healthier skin.
Although this treatment in particular hasn’t been researched yet, we do know that oxygen is very important for the health of the skin and that lack of it can cause things such as fine lines and wrinkles and an overall dull, tired and depleted appearance.
One proof of this – you may have heard or experienced skin dryness or breakouts during a flight, as planes are known to have low oxygen levels.
So, providing an intense dose of oxygen should help diminish all those conditions.
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What Does the Oxygen Facial Treatment Look Like?
During the procedure, an aesthetician will first cleanse and exfoliate your face. After that, an oxygen wand is used to deliver a stream of high pressure oxygen into the skin’s surface.
Serums, usually containing hyaluronic acid which is a great hydrator for the skin, can be applied together with using the wand, or separately after the treatment.
It can also be used after other treatments, usually ones that exfoliate the skin, after which a hydration boost is much needed.
Oxygen Facial Benefits
The main benefit of the oxygen infusion facial is the immediate radiance and hydration it provides to the skin, as well as allowing the pores to better absorb serums such as hyaluronic acid and other powerful ingredients.
Oxygen facials are said to be able to improve the blood circulation in the skin, which can result in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Oxygen can also deliver a lot of vitamins to your skin, which can result in bright, glowing skin, and a more even skin tone.
Oxygen is good for promoting wound healing and can kill certain bacteria. For this reason, this treatment can also be beneficial for those with acne prone skin.
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Oxygen Facial Price
An oxygen facial will cost you anywhere between $75 and $150.
Some sources suggest that it can cost even more than that, from $200 to $500, so keep in mind that prices can vary, and also be careful with places that offer very low prices – make sure to check if the clinic you’re going to is reputable.
Oxygen Facial Side Effects
Although oxygen facial is a non-invasive treatment, it’s still important to know what are the possible contraindications and if there are any reasons to avoid it.
Some of the side effects can be:
- Temporary skin redness – if you have sensitive skin, the serum used in the treatment together with the pressure applied during the procedure can result in skin redness that will calm down after a couple of hours.
- Allergic reaction to a serum – if you are allergic to any ingredient found in skin care products make sure to tell your aesthetician beforehand
- Puffiness or skin swelling – oxygen facial may cause the skin to look puffy and swollen due to intense pressure that is applied to the face
Make sure to consult your specialist and discuss the possibility of these side effects occurring in your case.
Oxygen Facial Recovery and After Care
Unlike other more invasive treatments, an oxygen facial does not require any recovery or after care. It is even safe to apply makeup right after if you wish to.
Unless your skin is more sensitive to pressure, and you experience some redness after the treatment, it would be best to just wait out until the redness goes away and not apply anything to the skin in the meantime.
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Oxygen Facial and Other Treatments
Oxygen treatment already works great on its own, but it works even better if performed after other facials and treatments as a finishing touch.
A great treatment to combine it with is microdermabrasion. It’s a treatment that removes dead and damaged skin cells leaving the skin clean and bright. Ideal for the reduction of fine lines, dull skin, congested skin and open pores.
The oxygen facial will then serve to give the skin a boost of hydration after removing the dead skin with microdermabrasion.
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Some clinics may even combine this treatment with dermaplaning, which is a procedure that shaves away a layer of your skin, leaving it smoother, firmer and healthier.
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Oxygen Facial – Main Takeaways
In short, an oxygen facial is a great way to add radiance and maintain a glowy, youthful looking skin. You can also combine it with other treatments for an even more advanced result.
As long as you choose a good spa or clinic to go to, you should not have any issues with this treatment due to its non-invasive nature.