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Perspectives in Aesthetic Medicine

  • Fred Podmelle
  • Reem Alnebaari
  • Roya Khallil Shojaei
  • Ajay Rana
  • Rico Rutkowski
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Abstract

The clinical application of cold plasma in aesthetic medicine is at present adjuvant and adds to the laser and scalpel to prevent or treat surgical site infections or chronic wounds as the nearly worst case in procedures without medical necessity. The further development of aesthetic plasma medicine however is promising. Case studies show that physical plasma treatment of skin lesions after laser ablation clearly leads to healing with aesthetically pleasing results and ideally with a normal skin complexion. Cold physical plasma increases the permeability of the skin to chemical substances which can be used in aesthetic medicine and improves their penetration deeper into the tissues. The histological examination of biopsies showed that cold physical plasma, under laboratory conditions, can tighten the skin. The long-term effects of the application of physical plasma in the aesthetic medicine are under observations, especially when it comes to safety and the durability of the results.

Keywords

Adjuvant therapy Risk of infection Surgical site infection Chronic wound Improving scars Promoting skin permeability Tightening skin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Podmelle
    • 1
  • Reem Alnebaari
    • 1
  • Roya Khallil Shojaei
    • 1
  • Ajay Rana
    • 2
    • 1
    • 3
  • Rico Rutkowski
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Plastic SurgeryUniversity Medicine GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine (ILAMED)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.National Center of Plasma MedicineBerlinGermany

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