Ozone is very different from the oxygen we breathe in from our surrounding air. It's a blue-colored gas that is naturally present in the upper atmosphere, providing the earth a protective covering from the harmful UV (Ultraviolet) radiations of the sun.
Ozone therapy is becoming one of the popular treatments to encourage rapid wound healing using ozone and oxygen in combination to disinfect and repair the skin damages.
Following are the benefits that ozonated wound healing oils provide to the skin:
Studies suggest that the wounds are usually infected by anaerobic bacteria. These are those organisms that can survive only in the absence of oxygen. Therefore, when the ozonated oils are applied over the wounds, large-scale destruction of such bacterial colonies and excellent wound disinfection can be achieved. This, in turn, leads to speedy and scarless healing. Moreover, after the suppression of bacterial invasion, inflammation surrounding the wound also subsides, thereby providing pain relief also to a great extent.
In the deficiency of oxygen, cells lose the capability to carry out the process of detoxification. The absorption of any medicament enriched with oxygen molecules helps in cleansing out the harmful toxins, pollutants, or impurities from the skin tissue, especially in the wound area that is in acute oxygen deficiency. Moreover, ozone therapy helps in eliminating the excess carbon dioxide from the treated area.
The introduction of ozone in the skin or old scars by massaging an oil containing active oxygen helps in speedy blemishing and reduction of scars or marks. This is because the enhanced localised oxygen supply increases the rate of cell production and regeneration. Therefore, the pace of cell turnover fastens, aiding the quicker healing process of skin wounds, or scars.
Collagen, as well as elastin, are protein fibres present in the connective tissues of our body. Collagen is responsible for the flexibility, elasticity, and hydration of our skin, whereas elastin ensures the property of resilience in the skin which makes it return to its original form and shape after getting stretched, or pinched.
With increasing age, the production of collagen and elastin slows down, causing the appearance of ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines. Ozone therapy helps in boosting the production of collagen and elastin, thereby preventing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Oxygen or ozone has potential to kill pimples causing germs when administered locally. Furthermore, it helps in subsiding the redness as well as inflammation, ultimately reducing the scope for breakouts in the future. Also, it helps in shrinking the pores which further reduce the possibility for oil and dirt accumulation which may give rise to the possibility of bacterial invasion that could cause pimples.