Our Oxygen Facial in St. Louis, performed by our licensed aesthetician, is designed to bring your best skin forward through a calming and rejuvenating spa experience. Two different exfoliants are used to loosen dead skin cells and then soothe your skin before a cleansing solution is used to balance pH levels and control bacteria. Vitamins A, C, and E help improve texture and firmness, form new collagen, and protect your cells from damage. A Jojoba moisturizer (Simmondsia Chinensis) and enzymes help to rehydrate your skin. To finish your treatment, experience the infusion of oxygen with vitamins and minerals, nourishing, and rejuvenating your skin.
What is an Oxygen Facial?
Oxygen Facials have the goal of improving skin and combatting the visible signs of aging that are linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin. A stream of highly pressurized oxygen infused with botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and nutrient extracts is applied to the face and neck. The oxygen absorbs the moisturizing agents, allowing better penetration into the skin.
How does an Oxygen Facial help your skin?
The body needs oxygen to thrive. In an Oxygen Facial the concept is to fully oxygenate the skin cells. These are the benefits of this oxygen delivery:
- Added radiance — When the highly pressured oxygen is delivered to the skin this allows the pores to more easily absorb hyaluronic acid and the other skin-improving ingredients.
- Hydrated skin — Because the oxygen helps infuse the serums into the skin, this improves skin hydration.
- Even skin tone — Thanks to the delivery of the botanicals, vitamins, and minerals, this gives the skin a bright, healthy glow.
- Reduction in fine lines — Oxygen Facials can help improve blood circulation to the face, which brightens and plumps the skin.
- Acne calming — Oxygen kills certain types of bacteria, including the p.acnes bacteria. These are the bacteria that multiply in clogged sebaceous glands, leading to the inflammation that is acne.
How does an Oxygen Facial compare to a HydraFacial?
The results of our Oxygen Facial and the HydraFacial are similar. HydraFacials provide a degree of exfoliation and extraction that the Oxygen Facial does not provide. But the oxygen is what really separates these two popular facials. As described above, the oxygen allows the pores to more easily absorb the various nutrients applied during the procedure. This makes these skin-improving ingredients more available to the skin.
What can I expect from my Oxygen Facial?
The Oxygen Facial at Renaissance Plastic Surgery starts with a cleansing of your facial skin. We then apply two exfoliants. This loosens dead skin cells and prepares the skin.
Next, a special wand delivers the stream of highly pressurized oxygen to the skin’s surface. While delivering the oxygen, the wand also infuses the various serums that fit your skin’s needs. This is the key to better penetration of these ingredients.
Our Oxygen Facials usually take from 30 to 45 minutes.
How do I care for my skin after an Oxygen Facial?
There are not any restrictions after these treatments; that’s another great thing about them. They are completely non-invasive. You can apply makeup if you choose right after your Oxygen Facial.
Is there recovery after an Oxygen Facial?
There is no downtime or healing.
Are there any side effects with an Oxygen Facial?
The pressurized oxygen can cause your skin to be a little red for a couple of hours afterward, and it can create light swelling. This resolves in a couple of hours. Otherwise, these are completely non-invasive treatments with very low risk.
How often can I have an Oxygen Facial?
Our Renaissance Plastic Surgery patients find that a month's Oxygen Facial keeps their skin looking its best. Because these treatments only apply natural nourishing ingredients, there isn’t any limitation on frequency. An Oxygen Facial is a great treatment to have a couple of days before a big event.