What Is Plasma Treatment?
While often described as the fourth state of matter, plasma is actually a gas. Unlike ordinary neutral gases though, plasma is made up of positively charged and ionised molecules which are able to roam freely and fast. Plasma gas is able to do things that ordinary gases simply cannot do, such as conduct electricity, create magnetic fields and enable electrostatic interactions. Plasma gases exhibit coherent, collective qualities that neutral gases don’t and this makes them dynamic yet controllable. We see plasma in action all the time – plasma televisions and neon signs are both good examples. In the case of plasma TV’s, a gas such as argon is injected between two glass panels and an electrical current is passed through the gas enabling it to glow and emit specific colours. The science behind plasma goes back well over a century to people like Tesla, so we didn’t invent it. Nor were we the first ones to commercialise it. We have however miniaturised and perfected it to create an innovative plasma treatment for the face and body.
Through our Plasma Pen, the nitrogen plasma energy we create transfers rapidly to the skins epidermal layer, whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. We can sustain our nitrogen plasma discharge for as long as we like thanks both to our continuous AC power source and our devices fingertip, on-demand control. Multiple fail safes within the device ensure that if we touch the skin or are too far away from it then the creation and delivery of plasma immediately ceases.
How We Create Plasma
In simple terms; our Plasma Pen hand piece converts electrical energy into an electrostatic energy to create artificial nitrogen plasma. Inside our Plasma Pen device, an electrical discharge is made by introducing voltage between two electrodes separated by a “dielectric barrier”. During the plasma treatment, the charge collects on the surface of the barrier; a gaseous flash/arc of ionized plasma gas is safely released from about 1mm above the skin. Ultimately, our device is heating and subjecting neutral atmospheric gases (in our case oxygen and nitrogen) to electromagnetism to create an electrically conductive cloud of ionized gas. We transmit that energized plasma in its gaseous form (nitrogen plasma), in a non-contact way, to the skin’s surface from above. We can sustain our nitrogen plasma discharge for as long as we like thanks both to our continuous AC power source and our devices fingertip, on-demand control. Multiple failsafes within the device ensure that if we touch the skin or are too far away from it then the creation and delivery of plasma immediately ceases.WHAT PLASMA PEN DOES…
Plasma Pen for
Skin Tightening & Repair
The scaffolding of a building over time will begin to weaken and rust, lose its flexibility and strength and become unable to bear the load it was originally designed to support. It will eventually buckle, sag and collapse. This is similar to what occurs in our skin.
As we age our dermal layer thins and the production of collagen molecules slows down dramatically and this leads to a deflationary effect on the surface of our skin causing us to get lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. As the scaffolding of our skin deteriorates it loses laxity and texture and the elastin that underpins our skin’s elasticity begins to wear out, deform, and ‘slide’ over the collagen fibrils. This prevents them from maintaining a solid structure.
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