HBOT treats wound injuries by delivering oxygen-rich plasma to tissue starved for oxygen. When you sustain a wound, the body’s blood vessels are damaged, causing fluid to leak into tissues and swelling. HBOT reduced swelling while increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood, leading to wound healing.
HBOT can block the toxins of harmful bacteria and increase oxygen concentration in the tissues. This aids in the body resisting infection. HBOT also improves the effectiveness of white blood cells in fighting infection.
Reperfusion injury, also known as ischemia-reperfusion injury, is severe tissue damage that occurs when the blood supply returns to tissues after they’ve been deprived of oxygen. A common reperfusion injury is a crush injury. HBOT helps the body seek out problem molecules and aids in healing.
HBOT encourages new blood vessel formation and stimulates cells to produce new substances, leading to healing. Regular HBOT treatments are also thought to increase skin elasticity and stimulate collagen production, which can lead to reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.
During your treatment, you’ll be lying comfortable in the chamber. You can listen to music, watch TV, or even nap.
Treatment length can vary, but typically lasts around 1 hour.
No, but many of our patients utilize their HSA to cover the cost of treatment. Each HSA provider is different, so we recommend contacting them prior to scheduling an appointment.
Each patient receives an individual treatment plan depending on their specific needs. The exact number of treatments will also be determined by how you respond to HBOT.
During your treatment, you may experience pressure in your ears – similar to flying in an airplane or driving up a mountain. These effects can linger post-treatment, but our office can advise you on several methods to relieve the pressure.