A plastic surgery face mask, sometimes called a medical face mask, is an intimate personal protective equipment worn during plastic surgery procedures by health care workers. It covers the entire head and faces and serves to protect the skin from the blood loss that occurs during a surgical procedure. Face masks come in many different sizes, as well as various types of materials. Some are more appropriate for particular procedures than others.
Medical scrubs, or “professional-looking” scrubs, are often disposable. While many doctors and nurses wear them, they are not required. If you have a habit of wearing your scrubs frequently, you should consider a face mask without wash your hands with soap and water. Often, the scrub uniforms worn by medical staff are made of vinyl or plastic, which can easily become threadbare after just a few washes with the washing machine. If you purchase a new scrub costume, wash your hands with soap and water before putting it on.
A fabric mask has three layers: the face cover, the nose pads, and then the cloth mask. The top layer is usually made of a breathable material like cotton or polyester, and it is most often washable. The middle layer might be made of a nylon mesh that stretches across the entire mask. Mesh cloth masks can have several additional layers, each stretching over the mesh mask on top of the original.
Plastic surgeons and other medical staff members who wear face masks to protect their skin typically do not wash their hands while wearing the mask. This makes them susceptible to transferring infectious bacteria from one patient to another. If you use an automated surgical system (ASMT), make sure you wear sterile scrubs and a face mask that will prevent you from transferring any infection-causing bacteria from one patient to another.
Scrubs are usually sterilized using either a solution or a multipurpose machine. Before using the mask, make sure all of your medical scrubs are completely cleaned. If you use an ASMT, you should also wash your hands thoroughly using soap and water and then place all medical instruments in the same container as the mask. Then, you should close the breathing opening of the mask and wear the face mask for a period of time. After the period of time is up, you can wash it in hot water using a mild soap and rinse again.
Scrubs worn to cover the entire face are sometimes used for Healthcare settings such as clinics. In these cases, doctors typically wear disposable face masks instead of disposable gloves, which are much easier to wash and clean. Doctors commonly wear disposable face masks in preparation for surgery. As you can see, the importance of wearing a face mask in healthcare settings cannot be overemphasized.