Plasma Device Hastens Wound Repair

Skin disorders (atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, chronic venous leg ulcers) including open wounds are painful and cause patients years of suffering. Cinogy in collaboration with the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Medical Center Gottingen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST developed a novel electric device “PlasmaDerm”, the size of pocket flashlight, which applies no thermal or cold plasma directly on the skin at room temperature. The electric field created on rendering a current of 100-230 V, converts the area between the device electrode and skin into cold plasma.

Application of plasma on skin surface ceases bacterial count while electric current boosts the skin’s microcirculation by allowing more oxygen to be delivered both of which are important in reviving wound. Researchers convey that PlasmaDerm is more effective than other therapies (UV, ozone and electrotherapy), requires less time and is proven to be safe and painless in human beings.

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