Capillary oxygen therapy: uses, procedure and benefits

Transforming hair from the inside out is one of the benefits of capillary oxygen therapy, a technique that stimulates cell renewal.

Last update: September 24, 2021

Just as the body needs oxygen to stay healthy, hair needs oxygen to recover from the effects of air pollution, changes in weather, and excessive hair loss. One way to nourish it is with capillary oxygen therapy.

This treatment is recommended to stimulate cell regeneration and promote the health of the scalp and hair strands. It consists of nutrition, hydration and activation of circulation by spraying oxygen. You want to know more?

What is capillary oxygen therapy?

Oxygen therapy is an antioxidant treatment that is applied directly to the hair. Oxygen is pumped pure or mixed with cosmetics that channel their entrance to the hair follicle. The method cleans thoroughly, without leaving clogs and removing impurities.

Through gentle movements, in separate strands, the serum prepared with oxygen spreads from the root. A scalp massage is key to promoting circulation.

Hair oxygen therapy helps to repair damaged hair.

How does capillary oxygen therapy work?

The oxygen used concentrates a purity of 99%. The technology used transforms the strands from the inside out, as it provides them with vitamins, nutrients, peptides and anti-hair loss complexes. These change the appearance of the hair damaged by chemicals or by being subjected to heat elements.

According to the promoters of the treatment, it balances sebum secretion and reduces excessive hair loss. How do you do it? A machine processes the oxygen and applies it directly to the scalp. There, the cuticle is opened, nourished and sealed.



Benefits and uses of oxygen therapy

In general, oxygen therapy contributes to the prevention of skin aging. It also detoxifies the skin, according to a publication by the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine. While there are no extensive studies certifying the positive effects of oxygen specifically on hair, it is considered suitable to restore luminosity, elasticity, abundance and strength.

Also, oxygenate dyed hair continuously, heals the deterioration caused by pigmentation and prevents irritation to the scalp. On the other hand, it represents an ideal treatment for hair damaged by curling irons and irons, since it reduces breakage and dehydration.

Other benefits

  • Clean chemicals. Deep oxygenation contributes to the natural rebirth and revitalization of hair after perms, bleaching and coloring.
  • It is anti-dandruff. By regulating the sebaceous secretion with oxygen, the dandruff produced by fat or dryness is eliminated.
  • Renew cells. The dermal papilla is responsible for hair growth. This tissue needs oxygen and nutrients to make the cells of the hair follicles, responsible for accelerating the time in which the hair lengthens.
  • Complements grafts. Although therapy is not the solution to advanced hair loss, it complements alternatives such as grafts and microsurgeries.
  • Helps treat some conditions. It is useful in treating problems such as psoriasis, eczema, oily scalp, and allergies. It even helps control the symptoms of hair or scalp disorders, male hair loss, blemishes and oily seborrhea.
  • Promotes self-esteem and social development. IntraMed ensures that hair loss causes psychological stress. In addition, it can trigger insecurities and social phobia, defined in the Brazilian Journal of Medicine as a clinical condition marked by the fear of being exposed to possible scrutiny by others. One way to combat it is by opting for oxygen therapy.

How is the capillary oxygen therapy procedure?

The number of custom sessions, which last between 5 and 15 minutes, depend on the damage and the type of hair. At that time, the machine passes through the scalp once to open the cuticle as it expels the substance contained in a blister.

In a second pass, it pumps oxygen again, and a third is added to seal the hair fiber. The softness and shine are immediately noticeable, as long as the person comes with washed hair and without any additional product.

Some beauty centers opt for extra actions such as massaging with essential oils containing vitamins A, B, D and E to condition and moisturize hair.



Post-treatment care

Although in some cases 4 weekly therapies are enough, in others they need at least 12. Once they are finished, maintenance sessions are scheduled every 2 months, in order to maintain the results.

With the specialist you coordinate the shampoo, creams and other products that are convenient to use to prolong the effects of the protocol. By the way, take advantage and see how you will protect it from the effects of the weather, the pool, the beach and the environment in general.

Once the capillary oxygen therapy sessions are finished, it is necessary to use products that help maintain their results.

Contraindications of capillary oxygen therapy

In some cases, it is not advisable to resort to capillary oxygen therapy. The reason? It can lead to complications. These contraindications include the following:

  • Severe hypertension
  • Epilepsy.
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Localized infections
  • Congestive or respiratory heart failure.
  • Unstable angina.
  • Cancer.
  • Pregnancy.

The ideal is to seek advice from a dermatologist, especially if you have any preconditions. Also, make sure that the therapy is performed by a professional.