The increase of Oxygen in the blood reached by the hyperbaric chamber is anti-inflammatory, stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, stimulates the cells that produce collagen, stimulates the release of stem cells and increases the bactericidal activity of white blood cells. All of these effects promote the scaring process and rehabilitation of wounds produced by venous and circulatory insufficiency.
Wounds caused by arterial and venous or diabetic ulcers take a long time to heal as one of its effects is the lack of peripheral circulation (at the skin level), or peripheral angiopathy, which obstructs the correct blood irrigation in the affected area, which is necessary to complete the healing process. The treatment with hyperbaric chambers result in a strong hyperoxia, and the increased tissue Oxygen availability activates the process of Angiogenesis or formation of new blood vessels, which is the starting point of the healing process.
- Diabetic foot
- Post-surgical wounds
- Fournier’s disease