Minor autohemotherapy is a way of administrating ozone, mainly used to treat skin conditions like acne and allergies. Just like the other forms of administration of ozone, it is not recommended to completely stop the classic treatment because ozone therapy is a complementary type of treatment.
Minor autohemotherapy means that 10 ml of blood are collected in a syringe, mixed with ozone and then reinjected intramuscularly. The mixture contains a series of secondary messengers of ozone that appear as a result of ozone’s effect on blood elements in the syringe. The secondary messengers act in more ways than one, but each one directly against acne. On the one hand, tissue oxygenation in the skin is improved by the increase of oxygen release in erythrocytes. In this way, anaerobic bacteria that are found in the pores of the face, clogged with sebum are no longer effective because they die in the presence of oxygen. On the other hand, the concentration of ozone used at the intracellular level inhibits the release of inflammatory favoring factors such as alpha TNF and IL1. There are hundreds of articles published over the past 30 years about the role of ozone in hormonal adjustment of growth factors: it helps them increase in number where there is a deficit and lowers them where there is an excess. Combined, all these actions help the human body fight acne. The antiallergic effect of ozone therapy is also based on the release of factors favoring inflammation.
Fixing the scars of acne and allergies at the level of the face is done by local infiltrations of ozone on the scars, as well as by aesthetic procedures specific to ozone therapy, including using richened plasmatic concentrates.