The emerging OxyCure Therapy
Hair transplants are rapidly advancing, and adjuvant treatments are continually emerging. To push the potential of the surgery to the threshold and achieve the best possible results from the procedure is a mutual objective between patients and surgeons alike. Treatment of such value and efficiency is no longer a mere idea resident in the feeble wires of imagination. OxyCure therapy is an emerging treatment that is the icing to the cake of hair transplants. The smallest details in the picture are carefully attended to via OxyCure to provide to the patient with the most perfect of results.
What is OxyCure Therapy
OxyCure therapy is a treatment that delivers 100% oxygen to patients under hyperbaric conditions of increased pressure in the treatment chamber or a tube through a mask or a hood on the head. The purity of the oxygen and the increased pressure are key contributors to the success of the procedure. The controlled atmosphere allows the lungs to absorb more oxygen and allows oxygen to diffuse from red blood cells to the plasma. The increased oxygen concentrations have dramatic effects on the body; hence, why the treatment is often used to treat multiple disorders related to healing. Owing to the benefits of the therapy, OxyCure is used as an adjuvant therapy to hair transplant results.
Why is oxygen necessary for cells
Oxygen is an element essential for a process called cellular respiration. Cellular respiration utilizes oxygen to yield energy for molecular activity. Oxygen is a vital element for survival, that on the occasion of its deprivation in conditions such as anemia, the body shifts into survival mode, a phase that allows the body to selectively terminate oxygen supply off secondary functions such as hair growth to supply vital organs. Hence why eating a diet full of the necessary nutrients and leading a healthy lifestyle is critical for hair growth. Although hair may be a priority to us, the underlying motive is vanity related, and the body in survival mode can certainly do without the extra glamour.
The relationship between oxygen and androgenic alopecia
Androgenic alopecia is hereditary hair loss that is characterized by the miniaturization of follicular units in response to DHT, a more aggressive version of testosterone. Among the various cascade of cellular events is the gradual diminishing of capillaries and blood supply in the affected follicular units. Consequently, a molecular mechanism necessary for survival and proliferation is permanently and irreversibly terminated.
How OxyCure Therapy affects hair transplants
To comprehend the gravitational effects OxyCure has on the results of hair transplantation, the procedure of the process has to be analyzed. To reverse the consequences of androgenic alopecia, follicular units are transplanted from areas of stable growth and implanted in areas of hair loss. The natural events of transplantation cut the source of direct blood supply from the follicular units and place the grafts in newly made incisions with no connected capillaries. In the meantime, grafts attempt to regain contact with the capillaries in the new region in a process known as revascularization.
An estimated period of four days is required for follicular units to come in direct contact with a blood supply. During this phase, nearly 30% of follicular units do not survive. The remaining 70% survive by absorbing oxygen from the plasma.
Here are the main 5 benefits from OxyCure Therapy in hair transplant:
1Survival rate of follicular units increases to 98%
OxyCure therapy requires the intake of pure oxygen under the controlled environment of hyperbaric conditions. The increase in pressure and purity of oxygen allows oxygen particles to diffuse from red blood cells to the plasma. Follicular units rely on oxygen found in plasma to survive; however, since under normal conditions plasma carries trivial amounts of oxygen survival rate of follicular units is estimated at 70% in the period preceding revascularization.
Under controlled conditions, oxygen content in the plasma increases immensely by around nine-fold, the boost of oxygen in the plasma ensures the proliferation and maintenance of cellular activity that improves survival rates of the grafts by 98%. Grafts adapt to become hair in the future; therefore, the survival of the units is utterly influential on the results as it provides the density and authenticity of the final results.
2Lower infection rates
Infection is a possibility in any procedure or incident that breaks the first barrier of defense, the skin. The immune system, likewise, is a group of cells that operate to defend the body from foreign invaders through anti-microbial activity. After a surgical procedure, the body is naturally exhausted, and this reflects on the performance of the defense system. OxyCure is a treatment that increases the blood percentage all over the body, and as a result, enhances cellular activity all over.
With a more alert immune system and much effective anti-microbial mechanism, projected possibilities of infections are dramatically suppressed.
3Stronger hair growth
OxyCure ensures that grafts receive proper nutrition and circulation from the moment of their implantation until their independence and development. The effects of the nurturing treatment reflect on the results of the surgery. Where the projected growth is predicted to be healthy and persistent.
4Faster wound healing
In general, injuries result in lower oxygen levels in the area which hinders recovery as oxygen is necessary for the production of collagen, a protein that forms the scabs on a wound. Similarly to the previous cellular functions, increased oxygen allows for more production of collagen and other proteins required in healing, which allows for faster wound healing and in turn, shorter recovery period.
OxyCure decreases the recovery period by around 50-70%; in other words, in lieu of the typical two weeks of recovery, the period of healing is compressed to about a week or four days.
Swelling in the scalp post-surgery is an inevitable symptom; it is also why hair transplant patients are often seen wearing headbands. Precautions during recovery include instructions that highlight the necessity of such as sleeping at inclined angles a for a period time to alleviate the swelling.
Swelling occurs as a response to inflammation since OxyCure provides the body with intensified concentrations of 100% pure oxygen, the body reacts with the swelling in a more efficient process, from neighbor tissues to the immune system, the cells work to tackle the swelling immaculately.
One of the treatment sessions is administered directly after surgery to ensure swelling is wholly terminated. The second treatment is delivered the day after to obtain optimal benefits from the procedure.
6An overall body treatment
Unlike alternative adjuvant therapies such as PRP and laser hair therapy, the effects of OxyCure are not exclusive to the treated area. The increased oxygen circulates all over the body, enhancing all cellular and molecular functions of the body. The functions of the liver such as toxin removal are enhanced, increased collagen production all over the body, a more active and calmer mind, a powered immune system, and the list goes on.
How to prepare for OxyCure therapy
OxyCure is an outpatient procedure that does not require hospitalization. There are no significant preparations to undergo, except that oxygen is a highly flammable object and the oxygen chambers could ignite easily, so patients will have to abstain from applying flammable products on the day of the treatment. In addition, patients will not be allowed to take items such as battery-powered devices and lighters.
The increased pressure in treatment chambers will cause the ears to clog in a similar sensation to plane pressure. The blocking can subside through yawning or chewing. The method of delivery varies; patients are either treated in tubes or chamber rooms. Oxygen is delivered via hoods placed on the head or masks where patients have to breathe in the purified oxygen.
OxyCure brings about dramatic effects on both the results of hair transplants and the over-all bodily functions. Until grafts regain direct blood supply in the new region, and an estimate of 30% of the grafts are predicted to die during the period preceding vascularization as a result of oxygen deprivation. OxyCure delivers 100% pure oxygen in pressure-controlled chambers for oxygen content to dramatically increase in the blood.
Providing follicular units with oxygen in the period prior to revascularization increases graft survival rates from 70% to 98%. In addition, it enhances collagen production all over the body. Collagen is an essential protein in the healing process, and increasing its production shortens the recovery period by nearly 50 to 70%. Instead of the usual two week recovery period, patients are expected to heal within a weak or less.
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