A face mask, also known as an injectable cosmetic, is thin, smooth coverings applied to the face over the nose and mouth. It is used to temporarily eliminate facial swelling and discomfort during cosmetic surgery. Facial skin care is an art, which takes time and patience to master. Unfortunately, some procedures can be very painful and uncomfortable. If physical distancing isn’t possible, and if multiple unsuccessful attempts to heal an open wound fail, then an injection mask may be your only option. An injection mask, which is often made of a clear plastic vinyl, is placed on top of the skin at the point where the wound is so swollen and inflamed that surgical excision is unavoidable.
Rubber latex face masks have been a popular choice for years. They are comfortable to wear and they provide almost instant results. The drawbacks are that the material can be sticky and uncomfortable, and that the rubber wears out after repeated applications. For these reasons, medical professionals generally do not recommend use of rubber latex face masks.
In comparison, vinyl facemasks are more beneficial. They are very comfortable to wear, they last a long time, and they provide more even coverage than the former option. However, multiple layers of material make it difficult to apply a thick layer of vinyl facemask without additional irritation to the skin. In addition, if too thick of a layer is applied, it can reduce blood circulation and lead to temporary deafness or paralysis of facial muscles.
Using a cloth face mask instead can address these issues. Aside from being comfortable to wear, they are also easy to use. They do not stick to the skin and therefore are easily removed for washing purposes. Multiple layers of material to make it possible to apply a thicker layer, which can eliminate the problem of circulatory problems brought about by the presence of wax or dirt in the ear loops. Another plus is that medical masks with cloth backing do not harbor any bacteria and are therefore considered to be relatively safe to use in patients who are at risk for developing diseases such as HIV and the flu.
These types of masks, however, cannot provide the benefit of filtering dust, pollen, or other allergens. However, several brands of disposable masks with three layers do exist. Such masks, which usually have a disposable filter underneath the nose, work well in ensuring overall nasal protection against airborne particles. They are often used by asthmatics and allergy sufferers, who find it difficult to breathe through only one nostril.
One last type of face mask that can help you combat respiratory illnesses and improve your overall filtration efficiency are biological masks. These filters, available in both disposable and permanent forms, attach to the nose using Velcro or similar adhesive. They are then attached to the outside of the head, covering both the nose and mouth. Biologically filtered masks can also be worn on the neck, which allows for double filtration. The downside is that they cannot remove excess moisture and may cause some slight discomfort due to the slight tightness of the skin against the mask. The most common brands of biological masks available in the market have been proven to have slightly higher bacterial filtration efficiency than other brands.