Oxygeneo facial is a non-invasive procedure that follows a three step process that enhances the skin and attempts to reverse aging effects. The first step removes dead skin cells on the surface of the outer layer of the skin, which acts as a type of exfoliant similar to a microdermabrasion. The main purpose of removing dead skin cells is to catalyze and promote the growth of newer and healthier skin. Additionally, the stripping of the outer layer of the skin minimizes the appearance of damaged and aged skin caused by environmental stressors, such as the sun and toxins. The second step involves the exposure and nourishing of the skin with a mixture of active ingredients that all aim to promote skin rejuvenation and improve the texture/colouration of the skin. The final step of the procedure uses carbon dioxide bubbles to further induce the flow of oxygenated blood to the skin, which maximizes the absorption of the active ingredients in step two to infuse into the skin. The combination of these steps allows for skin rejuvenation to occur.
The procedure uses a vibrating device that is connected to a machine that is maneuvered across the face by the trained technician/nurse. The individual will experience slight pressure on the surface of their skin. Initially, a gel is applied before the procedure and is massaged by the hand-held device connected to the machine and then by the hands. Overall, each session of the procedure takes around 30 minutes to complete for each session. Afterwards, the patient will have a slight glow to their face and full results usually take up to a week to become noticeable. If patients wish to maintain the texture and complexion of their skin, it is recommended that the patient goes through a series of several sessions for optimal results.
Nevus: Before Treatment
Nevus: After Treatment
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Silicone Gel implants
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are concerned with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and other form of skin damage caused by environmental factors or aging.
Chemical peels can leave the skin to look more youthful, radiant, fresh and healthy. A mixture of chemicals is applied onto the skin and it strips off dead/damaged skin cells to allow for new and healthier skin growth.
Any form of treatment comes with the risk of infection. Patients will experience a burning sensation, redness, and sensitivity to the sunlight. If you are no protecting yourself from sun exposure and not using bleaching agents you may develop hyperpigmentation. Some patients may have an allergic reaction to the chemical peel and swelling.
Microdermabrasion and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), laser and RF devices are possible alternative.
Surgical options are mostly effective for reducing fine lines/wrinkles, such as different types of laser resurfacing, face-lift and autologous fat grafting. It is best to discuss this during your consultation.
It is not mandatory and patients will not experience serious adverse effects, therefore it is dependent whether the patient is willing to take time off from their daily routine and set aside a week to avoid any contact with other people.
The chemical peel will be done in my office.
Yes and it is dependent on the sensitivity of your skin, skin colour/pigmentation, age, the severity of skin damage, and degree of chemical peel.
Photos previous patients that have undergone different types of chemical peels are provided and can be found on my website or through consultation.
Photos (before & after) of previous patients are provided and can be found on my website or through consultation.
The results usually last for months to years, however the duration is dependent on how well the patient is able to follow preoperative and post operative skin care instructions and their efforts to avoid excess exposure to sunlight.
This will depend on the amount of sessions needed and the degree of chemical peel needed.
The first week, there will be redness and possible scabbing but it will go down as time goes by.
The procedure can vary from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
There is no pain but patients will feel a burning sensation.
Patients can return to their normal routine right away, however to look presentable (reduce in redness), it may take up to a week or even longer if the peel is deeper.
It is suggested patient comes in 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time, and that the patient has set aside some time for the procedure and recovery.
The contact information is available on my website.
- Call your doctor if you think of other questions
Please email or call my office.
- Make sure you have the doctor’s contact information
- How long will my procedure take?
It can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
- Make sure your procedure has been confirmed
- Confirm any allergies and side-effects you might have
- Make sure you understand and have signed the informed consent forms
Patients should strictly follow all postoperative care instructions.
Patients should take all efforts to avoid sunlight and avoid swimming.
Patients are allowed to shower as soon as they wish.
Patients should book an appointment to return in 10 days.
- You have a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
- You notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around your procedural area
- You have persistent stiffness, numbness/tingling, or weakness of your face
- You have pain that your existing pain medications cannot control
Apply lotions and sunscreens to sun-exposed areas until the healing process is complete Please follow our post treatment instruction and cream. Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities