Plastic surgery has great importance even during the pandemic because emergencies and accidents can arise at any time. Hospital supplies have been in great demand throughout the last year. Similarly, plastic surgery supplies have also been in demand. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a rise of 7.4% in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2019. This percentage is reported to increase further over the next couple of years, regardless of the pandemic.
With such an increase in demand for dermatological procedures, it is important for healthcare facilities and clinics to have a steady supply of plastic surgery-related materials and equipment. Apart from personal protective equipment, many other materials, surgical kits, and equipment are required for conducting cosmetic or dermatological procedures.
Among all the pre-and post-surgical equipment required for cosmetic surgery, here is a list of the top five dermatology-related supplies for plastic surgery.
Hypodermic needles are one of the most important supplies required for plastic surgery. They are used in most dermatologic procedures as they can penetrate the skin. They have multiple purposes including extracting fluids out of the skin, suturing, surgery and injecting medicine into the skin. They can be of different types and shapes depending on their use and the area they are required to access.
Dermasculpt microcannula is an upgraded or improved version of hypodermic needles. It is mainly used for the injection of facial fillers during cosmetic surgeries. It can also be used for liposuction or fat removal.
A microcannula is preferred over a sharp hypodermic needle because it is less painful. It has a blunt end, so it cannot damage tissues and blood vessels. It is flexible and can be maneuvered easily compared to a traditional needle. It can therefore be used anywhere on the skin. A microcannula can make cosmetic treatments faster and easier with lesser side effects than traditional needles.
Gradle Scissors are a multipurpose instrument that is used in several surgeries including cosmetic and dermatological procedures. They are available in many different types and sizes based on their application. They are made of stainless steel and are reusable for sterilization. These scissors are extremely sharp and precise used for micro-dissection of skin. They can also be used for removing delicate sutures after skin and eye surgeries. They are also used in other medical fields because of their versatility.
Gel packs are hot or cold packs, which are used to soothe the skin after surgical procedures. It can be used for recovery after cosmetic surgery and to reduce swelling on the face before or after surgery. Gel packs can also be used for post-biopsy care. However, they are frequently as ice packs used to alleviate pain, swelling, or bruising after intricate dermatological or cosmetic procedures like filler treatments.
Biopsy of skin tissue can be used to diagnose several skin-related problems. A punch biopsy is a technique that is used to obtain skin specimens from the affected area. A biopsy punch is a dermatological diagnostic tool. It is used to cut a circular part out of the epidermal and dermal layers of the affected skin to examine it. It is helpful to detect abnormal growth, tumor, pigmentation, lesions, inflammation, and other skin disorders.
Dermatological supplies at Pipeline Medical
The abovementioned tools are just some of the many different dermatological products and supplies available at Pipeline Medical. For any of these dermatological tools and much more, contact us and choose from a wide range of medical supplies.