Chronic wounds have significantly increased the burden on the healthcare system as well as the patient. Ozone therapy is becoming one of the popular treatments for chronic wounds by delivering deep disinfection at the site of the wound. Because of its potent antimicrobial and disinfection activity, the active oxygen-based therapy can become part of advanced care intervention for various types of chronic wounds. Various studies suggest that wound closure achieved with such therapies can show significant improvement in the condition of wounds in a short period of time. Therefore, ozonated wound healing oils can be among the best oils for wounds.
Mechanism Of Action Of Ozonated Healing Oils
As per research studies, wounds are worsened because of the development of anaerobic bacterial colonies at the site. These are those bacteria that can survive and multiply only in the absence of oxygen. There occurs cessation of oxygen supply in the wounded area of the skin due to the damaged blood vessels of the site as well as surrounding tissues. Therefore, when oxygen is supplied externally in that localised area using the ozonated wound healing oils, there occurs mass destruction of those microbial colonies providing the supreme disinfection. Moreover, active oxygen supports better absorption and penetration of the healing oil in the injured or damaged tissue of the wound.
The powerful disinfection activity of ozone leads to irreversible damage to viral DNA and bacterial cell walls by causing oxidation of the lipoproteins or phospholipids of these infective agents. Furthermore, O3 dissociates in the blood, thereby readily releasing the free radicals and ROS. These ROS act as vasodilators and help in stimulating various endogenous growth factors that can facilitate healthy cell proliferation for wound closure. However, the level of these ROS has to be kept within safe limits to avoid toxicity.
Which Wounds Can Be Improved Using Ozone Therapy?
Following are the wounds that can be benefited using ozonated wound healing oils: