Known by Hollywood celebrities as the solution to cellulite, accumulated fat and blood microcirculation problems, oxygen-ozone therapy is a medical treatment, scientifically approved and highly effective in increasing the amount of oxygen in your body, and a boost to your immune system. It consists in injecting, through a series of absolutely painless micro-injections or via transfusion, a mixture of oxygen and ozone, in the affected area or into your blood.
Benefits of ozone therapy
Among the numerous benefits of ozone are its antibacterial and antiviral effects, the powerful antioxidant / anti-inflammatory action, as well as the increase in blood oxygenation and the normalization of the immune system.
Oxygen-ozone therapy for microcirculation
When it comes to treatment of pathologies of the lower limbs linked to the reduction of microcirculation, oxygen-ozone therapy proves to be very effective in cases of swollen and heavy legs, as well as in the reduction of cellulite (edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy) and localized fat deposits.
Effects of oxygen-ozone therapy
Oxygen-ozone therapy takes advantage of the antioxidant action of ozone by counteracting cellular ageing, as well as reducing oxidative stress and the production of free radicals in the body, the latter causing skin ageing, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
The improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation consequently favors an increase in resistance to fatigue and stress, improving physical and mental efficiency.
In particular, the therapeutic indications of ozone therapy in anti-aging medicine are:
- skin revitalization;
- cellulite, water retention, localized fat deposits;
- hair loss;
- chronic stress and fatigue;
- need for increased sports performance;
- headaches, acne, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis;
- arterial disease, ulcers, phlebitis;
- degenerative maculopathy, arteriosclerosis;
- intestinal dysbiosis.
Ozone has the ability to improve blood circulation, increase cellular oxygenation and accelerate the body’s reparative mechanisms, thus allowing for a rejuvenating and repairing action on all tissues.
Why ozone therapy works
- Ozone breaks down fatty acids, making them hydrophilic. Consequently, they are expelled through the urine.
- Oxygen-ozone binds to the membrane of red blood cells and makes them more elastic, bringing more oxygen to the various tissues, as well as activating local metabolism and improving circulation.
- Ozone is hydrophobic, therefore it eliminates stagnant interstitial liquids.
This method is recommended in all cases of diffuse or localized cellulite on the lower limbs, inner thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and can be combined with other treatments based on the patient’s individual needs.
The results of ozone therapy are visible after a few sessions, and include an improvement in microcirculation, cellulite and leg swelling.
Ozone for hair growth
Mesotherapy with ozone is also very effective on the scalp in increasing oxygenation and vascularization, stimulating hair regrowth if there are problems with thinning, hair-loss and temporary baldness or generalized weakening of the hair.
For whom it is appropriate
In case of the problems listed below.
Diffuse or localized cellulite, water retention, localized fat deposits, heavy legs, hair loss, dermatitis.
From 18 years.
15 minutes, more if performed in synergy with other treatments.
Number of sessions and frequency
From 10 to 20 monthly or bi-monthly sessions.
Drink a lot of fluids to help diuresis. It is advisable to use an oxygen-ozone cream to amplify the effects following treatment.
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According to the adnKronos press agency, “the discipline (oxygen-ozone therapy) in Italy is attracting more and more “adepts”, with 2,500 specialized doctors for a total of more or less 20,000 treatments a day, and even VIPs like it”. Among the many, the actor Massimo Boldi and the presenter Emanuela Falcetti participated in the national congress ‘Oxygen-ozone therapy in rehabilitation medicine. From pain to overcoming disability’, promoted by the group of outpatient centers Salute OK and sponsored by Roma Capitale, Sapienza University, the Order of Doctors of Rome, Sioot (Scientific Society of Oxygen-Ozone Therapy), Amsi and Ipasvi Rome.
Who CANNOT undergo oxygen-ozone therapy?
Oxygen-ozone therapy can be performed on everyone, except those patients with uncontrolled coagulation disorders, and those suffering from hyperthyroidism. Those who are in therapy and have good values can still undergo the therapy.
How is oxygen-ozone therapy administered?
There are different methods of administering oxygen-ozone therapy: you can drink ozonizing water, or you can undergo the so called great autoemotransfusion, thanks to which the blood is ozonated and reinjected into your body. In addition, ozone can be injected locally, or administered by rectal or vaginal insufflation.
Does oxygen-ozone therapy work?
The feedback from patients is always positive after oxygen-ozone therapy: they feel more active and more energetic. Furthermore, the improvement of individual symptoms is often immediate.