Patients who undergo plastic surgery or aesthetic/cosmetic procedures may greatly benefit from HBOT to help heal faster and avoid surgical complications. Research has shown favorable results when HBOT is used in the treatment of wounds, inflammation, and infection(3-5). A significant increase in oxygen in the blood (up to 800% more than what we are normally breathing) and subsequently the tissues, has many positive effects; including decreased pain, redness, bruising, and swelling. HBOT also helps fight infections and increases collagen formation.
In patients who received hair transplantation surgery, HBOT minimized pain, follicle shedding, itchiness, and folliculitis(6) . HBOT has been shown to enhance and expedite the healing process, shorten recovery time from procedures like facelifts, hair transplants, liposuction, breast augmentation and more.
Scar formation: Studies show neatly arranged collagen fibers in scars tissue with hyperbaric treated surgical incisions vs course, tortuous disordered collagen fibers in non HBOT treated incisions(7) . HBOT treated surgical incisions could decrease the formation of hypertrophic, thick scars, keloid formation, and pathological scar recurrence(7) .