For years, it was one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets. But now you can access an anti-aging treatment that helps celebrities seemingly age in reverse.
A 100-year-old oxygen therapy that research proves is a powerful skin rejuvenator.
I’m talking about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT for short.
There is a long list of celebrities who have been quietly using this treatment to keep their youthful, good looks.
Uma Thurman, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Aniston are all reportedly HBOT fans. Madonna even installed a chamber in her home.
Why Your Skin Needs More Oxygen As You Age
A major reason your skin sags and develops wrinkles, lines, and dark spots is because exposure to our toxic modern environment is suffocating your skin cells.
This causes the tiny capillaries that transport oxygen-carrying red blood cells in your skin to become thicker. This makes them less effective at delivering oxygen to your skin. Without enough oxygen, your skin cells start to die – leading to a further decline in your skin’s oxygen supply.
It’s a never-ending cycle.
But research shows that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can rewind the biological clock that causes your skin to show visible signs of aging.
But here’s what most skin care experts don’t realize: A chronic lack of oxygen also prevents stem cell production.
Stem cells are the “replacement” cells you were born with. They’re your body’s master cells. You use them to replace any cell that’s damaged or dying.
When they’re deployed, stem cells heal and regenerate the tissue they’re assigned — including the skin, your body’s biggest organ.
And the most effective way to stimulate the release of stem cells is with HBOT.1
A study out of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that after just one HBOT treatment, stem cell concentrations doubled – but after 20 treatments, they increased a staggering 800%.2
But as Israeli researchers proved in a breakthrough study, HBOT also reverses aging at the cellular level by 25 years. It works by increasing telomere length.
You know that I consider telomeres to be the biggest medical breakthrough of our time. Telomeres are the little caps on the end of each strand of DNA that control how your cells age.
Long telomeres lead to better health. Shorter telomeres signal premature aging – including in your skin.
In fact, telomeres are one of the most important factors in determining how well your skin ages. But most skin-care experts don’t know that every time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. And this is what accelerates the aging process.
The secret to keeping skin young and vibrant is to slow down this ticking clock. Because when you maintain the length of your telomeres, your skin stays supple, radiant, and youthful.
Your cells have the ability to produce an enzyme that lengthens telomeres. This ability is locked in your DNA. Once its activated, your DNA produces an enzyme called telomerase. The telomerase then rebuilds the length of your telomeres. This little-talked-about skin care breakthrough can take years off your appearance.
Rewind Your Skin’s Aging Clock 25 Years
Fortunately, you can turn on telomerase in your skin cells – and throughout your body – using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
I use hyperbaric oxygen therapy every day at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine to reverse aging and treat disease.
During an HBOT session, you recline comfortably in a pressurized chamber. As you relax, you breathe in 100% oxygen. A typical session lasts about an hour.
But before entering the chamber, I recommend a combination of platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) and microneedling. This unique skin care protocol dramatically increases the amount of stem cells that reach the skin.
If you want more information about age-reversing HBOT, contact my staff at 561-784-7852. They are happy to explain it all to you.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. Thom SR, et al. “Vasculogenic stem cell mobilization and wound recruitment in diabetic patients: Increased cell number and intracellular regulatory protein content associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.” Wound Repair Regen. Mar-Apr 2011;19(2):149-61.
2. Thom SR, et al. “Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen.” AJP Hear Circ Physiol. 2005;290: H1378–H1386.