Your body needs oxygen to survive. As you breathe in, your lungs deliver the oxygen to your blood, with the red blood cells transporting it throughout your body. Oxygen therapy is known to aid healing and has long been used in medicine. Our hyperbaric oxygen treatment takes oxygen delivery to a far higher level of efficiency and results.
Oxygen and Healing
HBOT can significantly speed, as well as enhance, your recovery after undergoing gender affirmation surgery. As the oxygen enters your body, it helps kill bacteria that could lead to infection while increasing your body’s resistance to infection. It stimulates blood vessel growth, or “angiogenesis,” and stimulates smoother, more natural cosmetic results by enhancing fibroblast activity and collagen production.
Collagen is an essential building block of connective tissue. In a hyperbaric oxygen environment, the collagen is deposited in a more organized fashion for surgical repair with enhanced elasticity and tensile strength. Furthermore, inflammation is decreased in the body, which might be the most important healing aspect of HBOT. At 8th Element, we provide the best hyperbaric medical services San Francisco has to offer.