A Bit of History and context about Plasma or “Fibroblast”
Since there is a lot of sales jargon over electrical arcing in aesthetics and medicine with some people self proclaiming themselves as the creators or inventors of this “new technology” we are providing you with some valuable context and very little history about plasma or “fibroblast”. As we will see this is not a new technology it is just that you happen not to have seen it before in the context you are seeing it now.
Electrical arcs are used in many aspects of our lives. They are sometimes referred to as plasma or “fibroblast” for marketing purposes.
Devices generating an electrical arc have been used in the operating theaters since the early 20th century. The first electrosurgical unit, also known as the Bovie Generator, is credited to William T. Bovie while he was working at Harvard University. The first use of an electrosurgical generator in an operating theater was on October 1, 1926, at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in the USA.
The first operation is believed to have been performed by Dr. Harvey Cushing an American neurosurgeon. Ever since, due to its versatility, the use of electrofulguration or electrodesiccation have expanded worldwide. Later thanks to the increasing availability of voltaic arc generators, the practice has extended to aesthetic uses.
The voltage used by surgical and aesthetic equipment ranges between the 500–10,000 Volts peak-to-peak and are capable of injecting high currents through the body and through its surface, depending on how they are used. So, how is it possible that these sparks, at times injecting high currents, can travel through our bodies without causing any harm?