J-Plasma® is an advanced energy device combining the unique properties of cold helium plasma with RF energy. Helium plasma focuses RF energy for greater control of tissue effect, enabling a high level of precision and virtually eliminating unintended tissue trauma.
J-Plasma Key Benefits
LOW RISK OF INJURY TO SURROUNDING TISSUE DUE TO:
Minimized lateral and depth of thermal spread
Plasma stream length controllable and precise at the micron level
LESS SMOKE, ODOR AND ESCHAR
NO CONDUCTIVE CURRENTS THROUGH PATIENT
EFFECTIVE ON MANY TISSUE TYPES
UNIQUE RETRACTABLE BLADE
J-Plasma’s retractable blade enables greater versatility and control of the energy, as well as enhanced visibility at the application site.
Pistol-grip and pencil handpieces with single-button cutting, dissection, ablation and coagulation.
THE J-PLASMA SYSTEM
Surgical Applications Overview
J-Plasma® has been shown to be safe and effective in numerous surgical procedures where precise delivery of energy coupled with minimal thermal spread to adjacent tissue is important for controlled cutting, coagulation, and ablation of tissue
J-Plasma increases a surgeon’s ability to target endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain which may result in less inflammation, accelerated healing (as compared to electrocautery) reduced adhesion formation and improved outcomes in patients with chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.
J-Plasma® has been successfully used in the following procedures:
The precision and minimal thermal effect of J-Plasma allow for controlled scoring of the breast capsule
Potential benefits include: » Reduced risk of trauma to the breast tissue and pectoralis muscle » Decreased hematoma and seroma formation » Decreased use of pain medications » Reduced drain output and usage
Cold helium plasma enables controlled ablation of tissue and may allow for deeper and more complete debridement
Potential benefits include: » Decreased wound size and faster healing » Reduced biofilm development » Reduced intra- and postoperative bleeding
J-Plasma allows for precise and gentle removal of scars and keloids, blending the lesion to healthy surrounding tissue
Potential benefits include: » Reduced size of scar » Restoration of normal coloration and smoothness to surrounding tissue » Experience to date has shown reduced risk of hyperpigmentation
J-Plasma allows for precise, depth-controlled ablation and/or resection of diseased tissue
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.
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