At De Vries Cosmetic Centre we chose to incorporate a hyperbaric chamber because it makes sense for any cosmetic centre to do the same. This is without a doubt the number one best way to prevent infection after an ablative skin procedure, like a peel or laser skin rejuvenation of the face as well as lessens erythema (redness) after almost any of the procedures we offer. It has a myriad of additional uses. Athletes use it to optimize their performance, people with sinus issues use it, those with allergies use it, as discussed in wound healing, this is the gold standard to treat difficult wounds or just speed up wound healing. Other approved uses include, air or gas emboli (these are bubbles in the blood), carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene (clostridal myositis and myonecrosis), central retinal artery occlusion, CO2 poisoning as well as CO2 poisoning complicated by cyanide, probably most popularly decompression sickness, crush injury, acute ischemias (an ischemia is inadequate supply of oxygen to an organ, particularly the heart) and compartment syndrome as well as crush injury. Other approved reasons for using a hyperbaric chamber are diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, sudden hearing loss, thermal burns, intracranial abscess, death of soft tissue, known as necrotizing fasciitis, bony necrosis, skin graft or flap failure (to save a graft or flap that is dying), osteomyelitis, and if you have most of these, you will know. Finally there are experimental uses, which are not FDA approved but which look promising include cancer, diabetes, autism, post traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, cerebral palsy, MS, HIV/AIDS and almost any chronic health issue.