Non-thermal atmospheric plasma has proven its benefits in sterilization, cauterization and even in cancer reduction. Furthermore, physical plasma generated by dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) promotes wound healing in vivo and angiogenesis in vitro. Moreover, cutaneous blood flow and oxygen saturation can be improved in human skin. These effects are mostly explained by reactive oxygen species (ROS), but electric fields, currents and ultraviolet radiation may also have an impact on cells in the treated area. Usually, single session application is used. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the repetitive use of cold atmospheric plasma (rCAP) on cutaneous microcirculation.

Keywords: Repetitive cold atmospheric plasma, rCAP, Cutaneous microcirculation, Human skin, Laser Doppler Photospectrometry