As Fran says: BE AWARE
“If you are going to research who to buy your plasma machine with and who to train with, make sure you do your homework first. Check the safety side of the plasma machines. Does the probe automatically stop if it comes into contact with the skin thereby avoiding damage ?
Check how long the people behind the brand have been in business. Its very easy to be drawn in by a cheap price, but how much support will you get and how good is the training. Will the brand be recognised by your clients or have you just bought a machine with no support. Make sure you check all of these factors out before choosing”
Go onto www.Alibaba.com and check out some of the machines from China being sold in the UK, be very careful with these machines and question how someone claiming their machine is from Europe can have the same machine as being shown on this marketplace site !!!!!!
The really geeky bit !!!!!!
Plasma is formed through ionization of atmospheric gasses – when it arcs on the skin it stimulates instant contraction and tightening of skin fibresthis is called sublimation.
This technology does not use scalpel or laser to remove excess skin, thereby avoiding all risks inherent to the traditional intervention.
The treatment is performed without cutting, burning or removing excess skin or fat. It uses the difference in voltage between the device and a person’s skin to generate a small electrical arc or plasma discharge.
Plasma Elite can also work in a similar way to an ablative laser by carrying out a technique called skin resurfacing . Targeting several skin cells with the energy source, damaging very specific cells, thereby encouraging new cell growth and renewal of larger areas. This can not only improve skin tone and texture,but can also help reduce scarring and improve a number of common skin concerns and improve skin contouring.
As is normal with most new machines, it’s the technology that’s researched not the actual machine delivering it The below is an article from the Clinical Investigation for Dermatologists on the Plasma Resurfacing technology. Its not specific to Plasma Elite, it applies to all machines using Plasma technology
An emerging method utilizing the state of matter known as plasma to create a thermal effect on the skin through the use of positively ionized gasses is plasma skin resurfacing (PSR).
As this plasma comes in contact with the resurfacing target, the positive ions capture back electrons while energy is released. A gaseous nitrogen source is used to form a plasma that releases thermal energy that eliminates oxygen from the targeted skin surface.