What is ozone therapy
Ozone therapy began to be used in the treatment of infected injuries already in World War 1; further therapeutic opportunities of the method have been gradually discovered during the 20th century and they continue to develop even today. In the tissue, ozone, i.e. “superactive oxygen” reacts very fast, resulting in a temporary increase in ROS (reactive oxygen species) and in temporary oxidative stress in the area in question which stimulates the local metabolism and entails a reduction of adipose cells and a rejuvenating effect.
Who is a good candidate for the treatment
Ozone therapy is suitable for everyone who wishes to improve their looks (typically, tightening and mild slimming of the double chin or jaw areas and firming up of the abdomen, the buttocks or other parts of the body). Ozone also has significant disinfecting effects which can be used in the treatment of wounds or certain skin infections (herpes, bacterial and some mycotic diseases.)
Before the treatment
If you consider ozone therapy, it is always necessary to undergo an initial consultation with a physician, unless you are a regular client of the GHC Dermatology or Plastic Surgery Department. The physician will examine you, evaluate the indication for the treatment and the skin condition, hear your expectations, recommend the most suitable course of action and suggest treatment alternatives, if available.
How is topical ozone therapy performed
The procedure is conducted by injections in the doctor's office. Small amounts of ozone are applied by means of a very thin needle by several individual injections; their total number depends on the condition of the tissue and the size of the treated site. No form of anaesthesia is used since the treatment is not painful.
After the procedure
During the application, the client may experience pressure and burning at the treated site or tingling of the teeth or tooth necks, if the application takes place at the bottom of the face. The tolerance of these accompanying symptoms varies from one patient to another; but it is usually not an obstacle to the treatment.I am interested in