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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric chambers, also referred to as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chambers, are sealed enclosures that allow patients to breathe pure oxygen while experiencing increased atmospheric pressure. The chamber's internal environment can be precisely controlled, allowing for safe and therapeutic administration of oxygen at pressure levels that are greater than the normal atmospheric pressure at sea level.

What are the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

There are a handful of post-op benefits to doing our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Enhances white blood cell (immune cell) presence at the surgery site and oxygen delivery
  • Stimulates blood-vessel growth, which speeds up healing
  • Reduced tissue damage
  • Strengthens the body’s immune system and helps fight infections
  • Reduces swelling

How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy work?

The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy come from the increased delivery of oxygen to the body's tissues. At higher atmospheric pressures, more oxygen is dissolved in the plasma, and the oxygen delivery to the cells is significantly enhanced.

Hyperbaric oxygen also reduces inflammation, minimizes tissue edema, and enhances the body's immune response, all contributing to improved healing outcomes. If you're interested in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, reach out to a member of our team today. 

Who is a candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric therapy has found success in promoting wound healing, particularly in cases of individuals who undergo surgery.

It is essential for prospective patients to have a thorough evaluation and medical assessment by a healthcare professional to confirm whether HBOT is appropriate for their specific condition or not. Only qualified medical professionals should recommend and administer HBOT to ensure the best possible outcomes and patient safety.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy like?

During hyperbaric therapy sessions, patients often relax inside the chamber, watching movies, or even taking a nap during the session. 

Patients can be scheduled for complementary treatment sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the days following surgery. Treatments can start as early as the first day following the procedure. Each treatment involves a 90-minute session in the chamber.

What are the risks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is considered to be very safe, but like any medical treatment, it is not without risks. It is crucial for patients to undergo a thorough evaluation and be closely monitored by qualified medical professionals throughout the process.

Why choose Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery?

Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery offers complementary Hyperbaric Chamber treatment sessions to patients who undergo facial procedures in Scottsdale.

Not all hyperbaric chambers are created equal. Normal atmospheric pressure is measured at approximately 1 atm, and most commercial chambers can reach pressure of 1.3-1.6atm. At Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery, we use a state-of-the-art Hospital-Grade unit from Sechrist that can reach up to an industry leading 3.0 atm. The higher capability of the Sechrist chambers allows for a more significant benefit from hyperbaric oxygen compared to simpler models.

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Our staff is also specifically trained and highly experienced in hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments.

Our dedicated staff provides support throughout the process, ensuring comfort and peace of mind in our accredited facility. As a renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Starkman's innovative techniques deliver natural, revitalized results, enhancing patients' confidence in themselves.

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