EXPERIENCE OF REMOVING BENIGN NEOPLASMS OF SKIN IN CERVICOFACIAL AREA USING THE METHOD OF PLASMA ABLATION

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Choosing appropriate methods for removal of benign skin lesions (BSL) in the cervicofacial area has always been an important and challenging issue. Removal of the BSL is indicated and performed for medical and aesthetic reasons. A method with less painful procedures, a short healing period, without noticeable long-lasting traces (such as scars, dyschromia) and, predictably, fewer repeat procedures is preferred. Objectives. Evaluation of the effectiveness, safety and convenience of BSL plasma ablation using Plexr® (GMV, Italy); Comparison of the reparative processes speed after the BSL removal in the cervicofacial area applying the Plexr® device with other instrumental methods (based on literature reviews). Materials and Methods. We identified a group of patients wishing to remove papilloma, xanthelasma, dermal nevi, dermatofibroma on their face and body. Neoplasms (skin lesions) were assessed visually and by means of the Dermlite 3DN dermatoscope. Patients with atypical skin lesions were excluded from the study and referred to a medical oncologist for consultation. Each patient, having been fully briefed on the nature and course of the medical procedure, as well as required aftercare, submitted their written informed consent. Plasma ablation of BSL was performed using Plexr® device. Re-examination of patients was carried out after the scab from the treated area of the skin had fallen off. Results. We have performed 373 BSL removal procedures, including 212 (57%) — in the cervicalfacial area, among which there have been 47 (13%) cases of acrochordoni, papilloma, xanthelasma, syringoma and upper and lower eyelid milia removals. Complete healing has been recorded in 98% of all cases, with repeated corrective procedure being required only for one patient due to insufficiently deep tissues destruction in the course of multiple syringoma removal in the lower eyelid area. Conclusion. The results obtained allow to consider the method of BSL tissues plasma ablation applying Plexr® device effective, safe, non-traumatic, inexpensive, with a short period of tissue healing (7—10 days). BSL removal with the help of Plexr® — is a good alternative to conventional surgical and laser methods, which can be introduced into medical practice.

About the authors

I. F. Ritina

Department of Dermatovenerology University of Latvia; Beauty institute “Liora”

Author for correspondence.
Email: arubins@apollo.lv

Latvia 19 Raina Blvd, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia; 18 Tallinas str., Riga, LV-1001, Latvia

S. A. Rubins

Department of Dermatovenerology University of Latvia

Email: fake@neicon.ru

Latvia 19 Raina Blvd, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia

A. Y. Rubins

Department of Dermatovenerology University of Latvia

Email: fake@neicon.ru

Latvia 19 Raina Blvd, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia

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