By supplying oxygen-rich plasma to tissues deficient in oxygen, HBOT promotes wound healing.
Damage to the body’s blood vessels from wounds results in the discharge of fluid, which seeps into the tissues and causes swelling. As a result of the swelling depriving the injured cells of oxygen, tissue begins to deteriorate.
Infusing the tissues with oxygen while reducing edema is what hyperbaric oxygen therapy does. The chamber’s increased pressure raises the blood’s oxygen content. With HBOT, the vicious cycle of swelling, oxygen deprivation, and tissue death is broken.
“Reperfusion damage” is avoided with HBOT. When the blood supply is restored to the tissues after they have been depleted of oxygen, serious tissue damage takes place.
For example, when a crush injury interrupts blood flow, a chain of events inside the damaged cells causes the generation of dangerous oxygen radicals.
These chemicals have the potential to permanently harm tissues. They stop blood flow by causing the blood vessels to constrict.
The oxygen radical scavengers in the body are encouraged to seek out the problematic molecules by the hyperbaric oxygen therapy, allowing the repair process to proceed.
The body’s immune system is boosted and helped to block the effects of dangerous microorganisms by hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Certain bacteria’s toxins can be neutralized by HBOT. Additionally, it raises the tissue’s oxygen saturation level. They can ward against infections thanks to this. The treatment also enhances white blood cells’ capacity to identify and eliminate invaders.
The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for skin rejuvenation promotes the growth of fresh collagen and skin cells. It does this by promoting the development of new blood vessels.
Additionally, it encourages the production of specific compounds by cells, including vascular endothelial growth factors. These draw and energize endothelial cells that are essential for healing.
Two types of chambers are used in hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
Monoplace chamber – This compartment can fit just one person. It’s a lengthy plastic tube with an MRI machine-like appearance. The patient enters the chamber covertly. It is gradually under 100% oxygen pressure.
Multiple chambers – There can be two or more people in this chamber at once. Most of the treatment is the same. People now breathe pure oxygen through masks or hoods, which is the difference. You might receive the procedure while being accompanied by a technician in the chamber.