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What is Plasma Pen Technology – The Science Behind the Device

by Plasma Pen UKJul 3,2024Plasma Pen™ Guide, Plasma Pen™ Guide

What is Plasma Pen Technology - The Science Behind the Device

If you know anything about non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, you will probably have heard of Plasma Pen. But, how much do you know about the science behind the device? There are three Plasma Pen devices available – Plasma Pen Classic, Plasma Pen Ultra and Plasma Pen Platinum – and all three use science and plasma technology to treat common skin problems.

In this blog, we are taking a look at how Plasma Pen technology works. From the generation of plasma to the stimulation of collagen production, we’re diving into the science that enables Plasma Pen technology to deliver impressive results.



What is Plasma?

There are four states of matter; solid, liquid, gas and plasma. But, what is plasma? As you can assume from the name, plasma is a key factor in how Plasma Pen technology works. But, to understand Plasma Pen technology, you need to first understand what plasma itself is. Plasma is a state of matter, created when energy is supplied to a gas. When enough energy is used, it ionises the atoms in the gas, splitting them into charged particles, including free electrons and ions. This creates a “plasma cloud” made up of these charged particles.



How Does Plasma Pen Technology Use Plasma?

When plasma is the right distance from the skin – which it is during Plasma Pen treatment – the energy ionises the oxygen and nitrogen in the air. This creates a small electrical current which, when it hits the surface of the skin, vaporises any liquid in the skin. It does this in a very precise way, without impacting the surrounding area. The area of the skin being treated contracts, which results in the skin lifting and tightening. Plasma Pen does this without getting rid of the skin itself.


When plasma comes into contact with the skin, fibroblasts cells found within the dermis are stimulated, and they begin to produce collagen and elastin. This rejuvenates and refreshes the skin, creating a smoother and more youthful look. As part of the healing process, the skin continues to tighten and its appearance improves. A Plasmapen treatment not only enhances skin tone and texture, it can also be used to reduce scarring and address a number of common skin concerns. Plasma Pen technology also improves skin contouring, leading to a more refined and rejuvenated appearance.



A Step-by-Step Guide to How Plasma Pen Technology Works

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that Plasma Pen technology is complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Though the science behind Plasma Pen is detailed and complex, it’s easier to understand if you break it down. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how Plasma Pen technology works.


  • Plasma is Generated – The first step of Plasma Pen technology is to generate plasma. This is done using electrical energy from the Plasma Pen. When the pen is held slightly away from the skin, it ionises nitrogen and oxygen in the air and plasma energy is created, which is then transferred to the skin.


  • Plasma Interacts with the Skin – When the plasma comes into contact with the skin, it vaporises the liquid within the skin, causing it to contract and tighten. This doesn’t cause the skin to ‘burn’ off in any way, but it does encourage the vaporised skin to naturally fall off as part of the healing process.


  • Deeper Layers of Skin are Stimulated – Plasma Pen technology enables plasma to penetrate deep into the skin, ensuring that the targeted skin cells can effectively absorb the plasma energy. This causes a small amount of damage to the skin, which stimulates the skin so it starts producing elastin and collagen.


  • Natural Healing is Encouraged – The impact that Plasma Pen has on the skin encourages the body’s natural way of healing. As the skin heals, the surface is repaired and improved, leading to changes such as reduced wrinkles, fewer fine lines and the tightening of loose skin. This is a gradual process and it happens slowly after treatment, as the skin continues to heal.


  • Continued Results – The collagen and elastin formed in response to Plasma Pen treatment improves the structure and elasticity of the skin, and this provides long lasting results. The production of collagen helps to maintain the improvements in skin texture and tightness, creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance for many years after treatment.



Why Choose Plasma Pen Technology for Cosmetic Treatments?

  • It’s a Non-Invasive Treatment – Thanks to Plasma Pen technology, Plasma Pen treatments are non-surgical and non-invasive. This avoids the need for incisions, anaesthesia and a lengthy recovery time.


  • It Enables Precision Targeting – Plasma Pen technology allows for precise targeting of specific areas of the skin. This means that the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and skin problems is precise and accurate.


  • It’s Extremely Versatile – Plasma Pen treatment is suitable for various skin types and can be used to address multiple skin concerns such as wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and pigmentation.


  • It Achieves Natural Results – With Plasma Pen technology, it’s possible to enhance the skin’s appearance naturally by stimulating the body’s own healing processes. This leads to natural looking results.


  • The Effects Are Long Lasting – Plasma Pen technology encourages the production of collagen, and this process continues for many months after treatment. This leads to sustained, long term improvements in skin texture and firmness.


  • Treatments Can Be Customised – Plasma Pen treatment can be tailored to meet specific needs and goals. This ensures personalised care and optimal results.


  • Plasma Pen Technology is Safe – Plasma Pen technology comes with very few risks, and treatments are considered to be safe. There’s a low risk of complications when performed by a trained professional.


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Once you know the science behind the Plasma Pen device, it’s a lot easier to understand its appeal. Though there are a handful of cosmetic treatments available, Plasma Pen technology stands out as being something special. Contact us today to find out more.

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