Allure Editorial Assistant, Talia Gutierrez, Spent an Hour in an HBOT Chamber, and agrees that the celebrities who rave about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy are on to something.

Laying in an enclosed capsule that’s being pumped with medical-grade oxygen might sound intense — but would you try it if it meant your skin would glow? Increased collagen production, accelerated cell regeneration, and reduced appearance of wrinkles are just some of the skin-care benefits a session in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber (a.k.a. HOC therapy) may be able to offer if you can work up the nerve. Celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber have jumped onto the trend, zipping themselves up in their very own pressurized oxygen pods (in the comfort of their own homes) for convenient access to this skin-rejuvenating treatment.

HOC therapy entails lying in a tanning bed-sized chamber that fills up with a “highly concentrated, pressurized dose of pure oxygen with levels 1.5 to three times higher than the average,” explains Mona Gohara, MD, a board-certified dermatologist located in Connecticut. The treatment was first developed to counteract negative effects after deep sea diving and tissue damage by radiation, but a recent study concluded that it may have skin-care benefits, too. “Oxygen in high doses, like HOC therapy, recently has been found to be an important component in skin rejuvenation, treating photoaging skin, and improvement in skin complexions,” says a 2014 study published in the National Library of Medicine.

Her conclusion…………

My glowing skin and sculpted jawline still leads me to believe that my hour-long HOC treatment was completely worth it.

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