What is J-Plasma®?
J-Plasma® is formed by passing inert helium gas–a much smaller molecule than CO2–through the device, and energizing the gas into a plasma stream with Bovie’s own proprietary generator. Originally designed for soft tissue coagulation during surgery with minimal impact on surrounding tissue–it is now being used extensively in soft tissue for vaginal rejuvenation, and most recently in the USA, for aesthetic medicine applications* of the face and body.
Plasma is the predominant form of matter in the universe, sometimes called a state of matter; the other more familiar states include solids, liquids and gases. Plasma is created by energizing a gas so its atoms and molecules separate (called ionization) into negatively charged electrons, and positively charged ions, which may be controlled by electromagnetic fields, such as the Bovie generator. Plasma is usually hot to break the bonds between electrons and the nuclei of the atoms and this heat can be channeled to aesthetic medical purposes, such as the J-Plasma®. Well known applications of plasma include fluorescent light bulbs, neon signs, and plasma displays used for television or computer screens.