Ozone Resurfacing Therapy
WHAT TREATMENT IS THIS?
This is a resurfacing & rejuvenation treatment that is a non-laser treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, acne scars, rosacea, stretch marks and facial volume loss. Ozone resurfacing can also be used to treat skin discolouration, as well as age spots, broken capillaries and more.
For individuals with fine lines and wrinkles, there are several non-invasive options available to erase the signs of aging. While laser resurfacing treatments are popular, ozone skin resurfacing can produce similar results with a shorter recovery period.
Ozone Resurfacing Therapy does not cause the skin to immediately shed and exfoliate, but will begin to squamate 4-7 days after treatment. This allows the outermost layer of skin to act as a bandage for the wounded skin underneath. Once the outer layer of damaged skin is exfoliated away, a new layer of skin will be revealed.
Collagen production will continue for several months, making the skin appear younger and plumper. Before treatment, the skin should be anaesthetised with a topical numbing cream. Depending on the needs of the patient and the size of the treatment area, sessions will last up to 60 minutes. Final results are noticeable after 3 months with continuous improvement for up to 2 years after treatment
Ozone Resurfacing Therapy has been proven safe for the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. In fact it can be used on most parts of the skin that shows signs of sun damage, ageing or pigmentation.
Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
Reduction in acne scarring or individual scars.
Skin laxity is noticeably improved.
Textural improvement which removes pigmentation problems, reduces pore size, wrinkles, acne scars
It is effective on skin lesions e.g. discolouration from sun damage and ageing.
Softens fine lines and wrinkles.
Removes age and sun spots.
Minimal discomfort with topical anaesthetic cream.
Minimal downtime: typically 5 days in total, of which 3 days are infection risk and the subsequent 2 days being ‘social downtime’ due to facial redness.
4-6 weeks apart with a min of 6x treatments for best results.
One treatment sessions are complete this can last up to 2 years.
WHEN DO YOU SEE RESULTS?
You can see results immediately. The quality of the skin texture continues to improve in the new skin over the coming months as the generation of new collagen simulates healthier and younger looking skin. You will continue to see the results develop for up to six months with new collagen regeneration that ‘plumps’ up the skin.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS THIS TREATMENT?
This topical aesthetic cream will minimize any discomfort and allow you to feel more comfortable during the procedure. Numbing process can take up to 30-40minutes.
Immediately after treatment you do feel the heat on the skin, however this is made tolerable because of the effects of the topical anaesthetic applied prior to treatment. The treated area will be red and remain swollen. The day after the treatment the redness and swelling subsides. Typically on Day 3 the skin feels itchy as the layers of skin start to peel. Once peeling is complete and the skin healed on Day 3 there are no adverse effects to health however appearance may still be slightly red or pink in places. The immediate after effect is to experience mild discomfort for up to 1 hour which is similar to bad sunburn.
- Erythema (redness of skin): It will gradually fade during the first few days.
- Inflammation (swelling): Can last up to 24 hours.
- Hyperpigmentation (tanning): This is presented normally on the third day of the procedure but then begins to shed and reveal younger healthy looking skin.
Avoid sun-tanning, spray-tanning, tanning injections and sun-beds for 4 to 6 weeks before your treatment.
Avoid botox or fillers for at least 2 to 3 weeks before your treatment.
Avoid any other type of procedures for 3 month on the same area which you intend to have treated with this treatment , such as laser therapy or chemical peels as this may prevent your treatment being performed.
Use SPF-30 to prep your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker skinned.
You may even wish to consider a Pre-Treatment product using a Tyrosinase Inhibitor as this can help prevent overproduction of pigment in the skin. Tyrosinase Inhibitors are not just useful for those who suffer from hyperpigmentation but for anyone, even those with healthy, even skin.
Discontinue any use of topical Retin-A products a minimum of 7 days prior to treatment.
POST TREATMENT AFTER CARE
Wash your face with cool water. Warm or hot water might not feel as good as cool or cold water, which can help soothe post treatment sensations.
Moisturise and Hydrate. Since Ozone Therapy can temporarily compromise your skin’s protective barrier, it’s important to reinforce that barrier with a medium-to-thick Moisturiser / Nourishing oil on 3-5 day. Also, drink more water to help avoid dehydration, which could make your skin feel tight.
Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more. Your skin is more delicate after the treatment, so avoid direct sun exposure.
Avoid strenuous workouts, dry saunas and steam rooms. Increased blood circulation to the face can intensify warming, tingling, itching, redness or other uncomfortable side effects on freshly treated skin. Skip such activities for 5-7 days after treatment.
Don’t exfoliate within 4 weeks after treatment. Over-exfoliating can lead to more redness or sensitivity, so wait until your skin feels up to it.
Once your skin feels “back to normal” it’s generally considered OK to resume your normal skin care regimen.
Plasma skin resurfacing is not recommended for candidates with:
Darker complexions (is only suitable for light-medium skin tones)
patch test is required.
- Pace makers or defibrillators
- Poor healing disorders
- Excessive UV exposure in the last 2-4 weeks
- Cosmetic injectables within the last 2-3 weeks
- Prescription exfoliates
- Recent sunburn/sun tan/ fake tan
- Pregnant or breast feeding
- Active skin conditions/infections
- Open wounds or lesions
- Immune-deficient or any other auto-immune disorders
- Cardiovascular disease
- Skin Cancer
- Blood thinner medications
- Topical and oral acne medications (for example Roaccutane