July 9, 2018

Plasmas for skin treatments and potential for cosmetics

Plasmas for skin treatments and potential for cosmetics

Plasma comprises nearly 99% of the observable atmosphere including lightning and stars. As well as naturally occurring, plasma can be artificially made, often referred to as “technological plasma”. It is difficult to overestimate the impact technological plasma has made to our lives from facilitating our rapid progression to the digital age with the manufacture of the modern microprocessor chip, to invisible plasma-deposited coatings to prevent rusting of cans containing irresistible fizzy drinks, through to watching your favourite soap opera on your plasma television. A relatively new class of plasma, referred to as cold atmospheric plasma (operated in ambient air), is now being intensively investigated for treatment of refractory medical indications such as non-healing chronic wounds and cancers. In this presentation, I will discuss our research activities in the plasma treatment of chronic wounds and cancers, and what we have learnt from this research that could be applied to skin treatments and cosmetics. I will conclude with a brief overview of the safety considerations of plasma in medicine and cosmetics.

Speaker

Dr Endre Szili,
Plasma Medicine Research Group -  University of South Australia, Future Industry Institute - AU

in coordination with regional laboratories:

  • Research Group in the Energetics of Ionized Media (GREMI), UMR 7344, CNRS / University of Orléans - FR
  • Molecular Biophysics Centre (CBM), UPR 4301, CNRS - FR

Programme

  • 16:00    Introduction 
  • 16:15    Dr Endre Szili's presentation
  • 17:30    Cocktail and exchanges

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