Plasma, the 4th state of matter

Plasma is an ionized gas consisting of positive ions and free electrons, in proportions that result essentially with no overall electric charge.

Plasma is the fourth state of matter, the other 3 being solid, liquid and gas. It does not exist freely under normal conditions, meaning that it is generated under special circumstances. Depending on the surrounding environmental temperature and density, plasma may be produced in 2 forms – partially ionised or fully ionised.

Lightning storms and neon signs are examples of partially ionised plasma.

Over the years there is growing popularity in harnessing Plasma Energy for cosmetic purposes for e.g. in skin rejuvenation.

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What is Plasma

Skin Regeneration?

Plasma skin regeneration also known as PSR is an innovative technology that uses plasma energy instead of radiofrequency or light energy to trigger skin rejuvenation. Delivered in millisecond pulses, the plasma is emitted to skin tissue without reliance on skin colour. This means that plasma energy is suitable for all skin tones, unlike lasers which are unsuited for darker skin tones.

Plasma regeneration is indicated for the improvement of fine lines, textural irregularities and pigmentation. It is also recommended for skin tightening.

In general, the protocols for plasma regeneration comes in 3 forms

  1. A series of low energy treatments
  2. A single high-energy pass performed in 1 treatment
  3. 2 high-energy passes performed in 1 treatment
Is Plasma

Skin Regeneration a Laser?

Plasma Skin Regeneration is a non-laser treatment, which is why PSR is suitable for those who experience sensitivity to laser treatments such as redness.  There is also no downtime and patients can immediately continue with their activities.

Plasma Skin Regeneration is also NOT radio-frequency technology. It generates thermal energy through the conversion of ionized inert gases  into plasma energy.

Plasma Skin Regeneration is well tolerated by most patients, especially when the low-energy protocol is applied. There are no major reported side effects at low-levels. At high-energy levels, the following side effects may occur although they are very uncommon:

  • Excessive skin peeling
  • Redness and swelling up to a week post-treatment
  • Temporary hyper-pigmentation
What can Plasma

Skin Regeneration treat?

NeoGEN effectively treats fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Skin shows tightening and smoothening effects from the first session.

Skin laxity can be treated with nitrogen plasma, especially for jowls, nasolobial lines and for upper and lower eyelids. For best results, a course of 4 to 6 sessions are recommended.

Skin irregularities refer to bumps,  active acne, warts, eczema and skin growths. Nitrogen Plasma is able to treat multiple skin irregularities at the same time using a single modality.

Acne scars are traditionally treated using strong ablative lasers. Nitrogen Plasma is one of the few non-laser treatments that lightens acne scars effectively, encouraging healing and improving skin texture.

Hyper-pigmentation also known as PIH can occur after laser treatment. It happens when laser treatments are too strong or if the patient is exposed to sun after laser treatment. Nitrogen Plasma is much safer in treating pigmentation because it is not a laser. Hence, there is less risk of triggering PIH.

As we age, our pores tend to get larger. Nitrogen Plasma is able to shrink pores and improve your skin tone.

How much does

Plasma Skin Regeneration cost?

A typical doctor session costs $500 to $1000. The price varies depending on the areas being treated and the doctor performing the treatment.