Skin-pen/Micro needling are non-surgical procedures where multiple precise “micro-injuries” are made to the skin. These thousands of micro channels to the skin serve to stimulate the body’s natural healing response while simultaneously increasing collagen production using Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Collagen & elastin are natural elements produced by our skin for healing and to promote a more youthful appearance.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, another skin procedure offered at Vayu AWC, is essentially a mask made from a component of your very OWN blood. Painlessly, this is spread all over your face to rejuvenate your beautiful complexion. PRP therapy in fact boasts, impressive and virtually painless results that will have your skin glowing and rejuvenated.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy/Oxy-boost
Joseph Priestley, one of the first discoverers of oxygen, once said, “Who can tell but that, in time, this pure air may become a fashionable article in luxury.”
“Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment” helps to reduce swelling and discomfort while providing your tissues/body with at least 10–15 times its normal supply of oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a therapy that have patients breathe in 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber, has been long used as a treatment for conditions such as decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning. Oxygen recently has been found to be an important component in skin rejuvenation, treatment of photoaging skin, and improvement in skin complexions. In addition to aging and genetic makeup, chronic UV radiation due to everyday exposure, especially UV-B, can greatly increase the rate of wrinkle formation.
The use of HBOT and hyperoxia conditions have been found to attenuate the formation of wrinkles from UV irradiation.
Receiving regular treatments of HBOT is thought to increase skin elasticity and stimulate collagen production, leading to reduction of wrinkles and fine lines and improvement in skin texture.
Now Imagine Skin-Pen/Micro-needling, PRP with an added Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment, essentially giving an “Oxyboost”.
Wrinkles and aesthetic skin problems, like blemishes and acne scars, are caused by many factors: aging, exposure to the environment, especially an overexposure to the sun, smoking, gender, and poor nutrition.
Wrinkles caused through aging are an intrinsic factor-caused aging, or genetically programmed aging, that happens over time. This genetically programmed aging mainly causes a decrease production of fibroblast, collagen, and elastin, which results in skin wrinkling and elasticity loss.
Smoking causes skin aging and wrinkles because tobacco inhibits production of collagen and increase MMP and elastosis production, which degrades matrix proteins important for skin elasticity.
Gender wise, skin of women seems to receive more wrinkles than men due to perhaps the estrogen level in women. Estrogen has been found to increase collagen production and skin thickness and as women age, their overall estrogen production decreases. Wrinkle formations are more prominent in women than men for this very reason.
As for dietary intake, increasing vitamin C and linoleic acid consumption is associated with slower aging skin, while increasing fat and carbohydrates consumption causes faster skin aging.
UV radiation causes wrinkles and skin damage, which are symptoms of cutaneous aging or photoaging. Photoaging is characterized by epidermal hyperplasia or atrophy, thickening of basement membrane and stratum corneum, loss of dermal papillae, unusual keratinocytes and melanocytes, degradation of extracellular matrix molecules such as damage to collagen fibers, and excessive deposition of abnormal elastic fibers.
Using HBOT to treat skin wrinkles proves to be effective, as it is capable of decreasing the amount of inflammatory cells infiltration and neutrophils releasing the MMPs. Direct evidence was found and shown that hyperoxic conditions are able to decrease blood flow in active muscle cells and also slow down active angiogenesis in the skin
With the added benefits from Collagen Induction Therapy as well as platelet-rich plasma therapy, combined with hyperbaric oxygen treatment wrinkles are minimized as well as the healthiest most revitalized skin! The several factors that lead to negatively impacting skin will all be controlled from the painless procedures of using your very own platelets as well as enhancing your body overall as a whole with the high oxygenized pressures leading to what we call an oxyboost!
Photoaging is also characterized by dryness, rough texture, abnormal pigmentation, thickening of epidermis, deep creases, and visible wrinkles. UV-B induces matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which degrades basement membrane and rearranges the extracellular matrix (ECM), and Type I Collagenase, which digest Type I collagen that is important for supporting the skin, are also causes of wrinkle formation. In addition, it has been found that UV radiation can cause cutaneous angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, that can lead to wrinkles formation by inducing the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF-1) and up-regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)