Ozone therapy helps cleanse and detoxify the skin. So, aside from facial cream and other dermatological products, ozone therapy is also well known as an alternative treatment for acne. This therapy involves injecting ozone into the skin. Apart from curing acne, this treatment is also used to rejuvenate the skin and as part of other beauty treatments.
Professional ozone therapy clinics provide a wide range treatment for acne, though there are ozone therapy tools that can be used at home. Ozone therapy clinics cure acne in three ways:
- Ozone Sauna: In using this treatment you first have to make an appointment with a professional ozone therapist for only he or she can administer such treatment. You will enter a sauna or a hyperbaric chamber in which concentrated oxygen will be released. You will relax for approximately 30 minutes, letting the oxygen enter your body. Your skin will then start to detoxify and sweat the impurities out. For better results, repeat this process three or more times a week.
- Ozone Body Suit: This treatment involves wearing or putting on an ozone body suit which is especially designed to pump the oxygen into your skin. It is advisable to take a warm shower before putting on the suit because this helps open up your pores. Wear the suit for 15 minutes. But, do this only once a day. To achieve better results, you can have 3 to 4 sessions in a week.
- Ozone Bag: The ozone bag should not be wrapped around the whole face or head. Instead, it should be used only around the affected areas. The ozone bag is specially designed so that it can be connected to an ozone generator which releases ozone into the bag. This can be left wrapped around the infected part for about 10-30 minutes. If you think you are having serious skin infections after the procedure, visit a doctor or ER immediately.
Though moderately priced, ozone therapy of treatment can become costly, since you will have more than one session in a week before you are fully acne-free. Before going through such therapy, you should always remember that, just as in other forms of alternative treatments, ozone therapy does not have any scientific evidence that definitively proves that it can really help cure acne.
It is advisable to consult your doctor before undergoing such procedures because too much exposure to ozone can be very harmful to you. Any form of alternative therapy or treatment should only be administered by a trained professional. Make sure that if you decide to visit one, choose the one who is licensed by a recognized organization. More importantly, never forget to consult your primary health provider if you are planning to undergo such a procedure. Always keep your physician informed about any alternative procedure you will undertake. It is also a no-no to buy and use ozone equipment for home use without consulting with your health care practitioner because it may cause further damage to your face rather than treating your acne. Always remember that safety comes first.