Swann Morton Green Sterile Stainless Steel Blades | For Podiatry/ Chiropody procedures and Dermaplaning of the skin
Perfect for podiatry/chiropody procedures/dermaplaning of the skin.
Swann Morton Green Blades Features:
Supplied sterile in boxes of 100 in individual foil packs, these blades are intended for single use, and should not be autoclaved. Autoclaving these blades with other instruments will cause rust stains on other stainless-steel instruments.
- Stainless Steel.
No. E11 blade Features:
Ideal for "paring" or "debridement" of dead or damaged skin during Podiatry and Chiropody treatments thanks to its closed edge blade technology. Fitment No.3. Fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9, B3, B3L.
No.10 blade Features:
The No.10 blade with its curved cutting edge is one of the more traditional blade shapes and is used generally for making small incisions in skin and muscle, also used in Beauty/Aesthetics for Dermaplaning of the skin.
The No.10 is often utilised in specialised surgeries. The No.10 fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9 and B3.
No.10A blade Features:
The No.10A is a straight edged blade with a strong tip and fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9 and B3. Perfect for minor surgical procedures, like digging out splinters and thorns.
No.11 blade Features:
The No.11 is an elongated triangular blade sharpened along the hypotenuse edge with a strong pointed tip making it ideal for stab incisions needed when lancing an abscess. It is held like a pencil and often upside down by the surgeon to prevent it inadvertently being inserted too deep. To avoid this scenario the scalpel should not be held towards the back end whilst the heel of the hand should be placed on the skin thus stabilising the hand to help prevent an unwanted deep incision. The No.11 is also used for other small incisions for example in vein and artery central lines, anatomical dissections and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities in Podiatry. The No.11 blades fit Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9 and B3.
No.15 blade Features:
The No.15 blade has a small, curved cutting edge and is the most popular blade shape ideal for making short and precise incisions. It is utilised in a variety of surgical procedures including the excision of a skin lesion or recurrent sebaceous cyst. The No.15 fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9, B3 and B3L.
No.20 blade Features:
The No.20 is a large version of the No.10 blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge. Used for orthopaedic and general surgical procedures it fits handle No. 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.21 blade Features:
The No.21 is a large version of the No.10 blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge. Larger than the No.20 but smaller than the No.22 the No.21 fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.22 blade Features:
The No.22 is a large version of the No.10 blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge. Used for skin incisions. Larger than the No.20 and No.21 the No.22 fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B
No.22A blade Features:
The No.22A is a Fitment No.4. and fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.23 blade Features:
The No.23 is a "leaf-shaped" blade sharpened along its leading edge. Used for making long incisions. Fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.24 blade Features:
Slightly larger than the No.23 blade, the No.24 is more semi-circular in shape and is again sharpened along its leading edge. Used for making long incisions in general surgery. Fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.25 blade Features:
Fitment No.4. Fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
Individual foil packs (x100)
Dermaplaning Tools: Use of Surgical Blades and Scalpels in Hair Removal and Skin Exfoliation
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive aesthetics treatment which uses a surgical blade or razor to carefully scrape the surface of the skin, removing unwanted hair 'peach fuzz' (referred to as vellus hair) from the epidermis.
In this article we discuss:
- The use of surgical blades and handles as a dermaplaning tool.
- The best and most popular blade shapes used by Aestheticians and Estheticians in clinic.
- The increased accessibility of surgical blades and scalpels via online retailers such as Amazon.
- Why the quality standards associated with surgical blade manufacturer can benefit those looking to use surgical blades as a dermaplaning tool.
- Why safety is paramount when handling sharps and how this benefits users of Swann-Morton products.
- What factors to look at in product reviews when considering which tool to purchase.
What is a Dermaplaning Tool?
A Dermaplaning tool is commonly used to remove facial hair from the skin in areas such as the upper lip, eyebrow, forehead, cheeks, and chin. The treatment is also used to:
- Remove dead skin cells from the face and neck.
- Treat the face and neck with light exfoliation.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles due to ageing, stress, smoking, and other physical or environmental factors.
- Diminish acne scars and visible pores, blotching, or other skin impurities.
- Support professional-looking brow shaping.
Surgical Blades as a Dermaplaning Tool
Surgical blades are traditionally used by trained Aestheticians / Estheticians in professional environments and these user groups remain the most common buyers of Swann-Morton scalpels for Dermaplaning treatments.
Why surgical blades can be considered practical and safe for cosmetic procedures such as Dermaplaning:
- Manufacturing and quality standards required for suppliers of surgical and operating room equipment are very high. This ensures consistency in blade edge.
- Supplied in boxes (in our case 100), the combination of reusable scalpel handle and easy to replace blade makes surgical blades an economical option for Dermaplaning and similar cosmetic procedures.
- Blades can be safely removed using complimentary blade removal devices which help to reduce the risks of sharps injury and ensures safe disposal.
- Blades are supplied certified sterile with Swann-Morton owning its own on-site irradiation facility.
How Can Quality Be Identified?
When using surgical blades for cosmetic skin procedures such as Dermaplaning, the key aspects of blade quality must be considered.
Quality Control & Manufacturing Standards
Quality controlled manufacturing & inspection processes should be a consideration to maintain consistent blade quality. Quality control ensures:
- High performance of the blade.
- Consistent cutting edge amongst blade batches.
- Consistent results for both clinician and client.
Swann-Morton No.3 and No.4 fitting surgical blades are manufactured in accordance with BS 2982 and BS EN 27740. Boxes are marked with lot number and expiry dates for traceability. All Sterile Product boxes are bar coded. Sterile blades are sterilised by Gamma radiation to a minimum dose of 25 kGy. Surgical Handles No.3 & No.4 fitting surgical handles are manufactured in accordance with BS 2982 and BS EN 27740. All other handles are manufactured to in-house standards. Boxes are marked with lot number and expiry dates for traceability.
Past User Reviews
When determining the quality of a desired dermaplaning tool, in general one should visit product pages and read *past customer reviews of both the original purchase and replacement blades. This is something that will identify issues with quality and may also help establish issues users have found with replacement blade fitment and safe handling.
*This of course applies to our own products!
Dermaplaning Tool Blade Replacement
- Regular changing of the blade to ensure a sharp edge and a consistent performance.
- You are familiar with best practices around safe handling and disposal of sharps (your blades).
- You are satisfied with the safety information and blade handling options of your chosen dermaplaning tool.
Swann-Morton Safety Support
By visiting Swann-Morton's help pages, you'll find all the guidance you need on how to attach and remove your Swann-Morton blade, and also how to safely dispose of it in a sharps disposal bin.
Our recommended safety products for use with surgical blades are as follows:
Single Use Blade Remover - Surgical blade remover for safe and effective blade removal and disposal - available sterile and non-sterile.
Blade Removal Unit - The blade remover unit (BRU) will hold up to 100 blades and is ideal for Dermaplaning (given the relatively high frequency of blade changes).
You can also watch our safety videos here specifically:
- Best Practice Handling Surgical Blades
- Single Use Blade Remover
Scalpel Blade Handles - The Options
There are several options when it comes to purchasing a dermaplaning handle to complement your blade. Because Swann-Morton blade handles are supplied in stainless steel for extensive durability, there is no need to repurchase one each time you need a new blade.
All handles listed are manufactured by Swann-Morton and are made from stainless steel.
Swann-Morton Limited is a manufacturer of surgical blades and scalpels which are for use by trained professionals and can cause injury if handled incorrectly. Nothing in this article or website should be seen as a promotion or recommendation for any specific cosmetic procedure.
Please ensure that all necessary professional advice is taken prior to any cosmetic treatment and any potential contraindications (conditions that could cause the withholding of treatment) are declared prior to treatment.