This treatment is said to be a quick fix for those special occasions where you need your skin to look plump and taut. With no valid research to back up the theory behind this facial, you are pretty much on your own as far as results go.

As usual there is the celebrity following, those that will do and try anything to hold onto their elusive youth and in this instance the celebrity endorsements come from none other than Madonna herself.

So just how does this treatment actually work?

A hydraulic compressor is used to pump oxygen into a unique spray applicator in which a concentrated serum is inserted is then used to spray this product onto and thereby into the skin. First a Protein serum is used and applied to the surface of the skin and followed by a Hyaluronic Acid spray application, which is said to plump up the skin. The theory is that the oxygen bubbles will drive the vitamins and nutrients deeper into the skin.

Doctors and dermatologists all agree that there is no conclusive research showing the efficacy of this treatment and or the effects both short and long term for the skin. The explanation offered by these doctors is that the skin is plumped up for a few days due to the stimulation caused by the procedure which then subsides after 2-3 days.

It is shocking to note that more than 20 000 of these facials were done last year in the USA alone (as quoted by Intraceuticals) , more shocking is that the treatment price varies between $200-$500 per treatment and yet there is no evidence that the treatment even works.
 
Benefits of the Oxygen Facial
-          Hydrating
-          Firming
-          Smoothing
-          Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
-          Reverse environmental damage and aging

** the above have not been proven through research

It seems to me that ultimately the decision is the end users, and whether or not they choose to believe in the treatment and the results achieved.

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UPDATE TO FOLLOW !!
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR A FOLLOW UP ON A FABULOUS NEW OXYGEN FACIAL