Recent studies show that plasma can be a contributing factor to wound healing, and it helps the open wound on skin heal quickly. The finding is being transformed into a new technology for the treatment of skin disorders, and it will probably results in a portable device.
Wounds are inevitable in our daily lives and the situation is especially serious for the little children and the elderly people. With little attention the wound will deteriorate or even need the wound bearers to go to hospital. And in the often case, it won’t be very short to be healed for the wounds, some of them takes as long as 6 weeks or longer. However the new plasma treatment can prevent the skin disorders like Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and temporary wound from deterioration and occasionally save the time and energy for going to hospital often.
In the process, cold plasma will directly work on the skin in the atmospheric condition, during which electrode will directly put in a place very close to skin and responsibly skin will act like the other electrode, in this way a complete plasma connection is created and there will be a electric field formed converting the involved area into non-thermal plasma.
But how does the plasma work to accelerate the process of healing? With the formation of electric field, pulse will come into being, which will stimulate the angiogenesis process by increasing the blood flow to the wound area, thus achieving the effect of accelerating the process of healing.
This plasma treatment for open wound combines several therapies being available in the market, including UV, electrotherapy and ozone. But plasma is the one with highest level of effectiveness.
What about the safety? Before the therapy being put into market, the priory issue should be considered is safety, since it’s never been applied on human beings. The researching institute has carried out a risk-benefit analysis to check the property and the answer is positive. It won’t bring side effect or harmfulness to the human bodies when using it.
With the help of the new treatment for skin disorders and occasional wounds healing at a faster speed. People will suffer from the pain for less days and it helps to reduce the risk of infection by a large scale. The research results will be quickly turned into products making people benefiting from it. And some ambitious researchers are conceiving the idea of making a portable device which can be owned by household.