Unit 8.18 – Scar Treatment Protocol Copy

Atrophic Scars

Treat the atrophic scar by dotting within the whole area of the scar and around the perimeter of the scar.

Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars

Note: in case of keloid scars, we recommend to treat fried only a small area of approximately 2 x 2 mm as a trial and to evaluate the application effect after 3 – 4 weeks. Some keloid scars react to minor trauma (even the treatment of a small area), others react by further growing of ligament and hypertrophy and those are not suitable for plasma treatment. Treat the hypertrophic and keloid scars by layers so as to have the surface dark brown.

The Treatment Procedure

1. The setting of the plasma pen. Select a copper pointed head for the treatment and fit it on the device.

2. The preparation of a patient. Check the position of the body part and the lighting which should be must comfortable both for the patient and the practitioner. Cleanse the skin using an alcohol – free cleanser. Wait roughly 1 minute prior to start the treatment until the cleanser is evaporated as skin must be dry during the procedure.

3. Treatment. Put on a pair of sterile gloves, set the intensity 6-9 on the device (the selection of an intensity degree depends on your subjective consideration. Select 8 for better results and 6 or 7 for a more sensitive patient). Get closer to the patient’s skin with the head tip and as soon as you get to <1mm above the skin surface, the spark discharge will ignite; if the tip of the head remains in a correct height above the skin, the plasma discharge will be continuous.

The skin can be washed in the evening after the treatment. Cleanse the area two times a day with antibacterial soap. After cleansing, it is suitable to apply a special regeneration gel containing hyaluronic acid intended for injured skin twice a day for 12 weeks. Protect the skin from solar radiation by applying creams with spf 30+ for a minimum of 7 days after the treatment; we recommend seeing the client after a week.