A German researched team concluded their study by saying ‘non-thermal plasmas appear to be one of the most promising and expanding fields of research in medicine’.
Another example is an Italian study of clinical cases by the Department of Dermatology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The study involved 250 patients treated for the removal of benign skin formations, nonsurgical blepharoplasty, wrinkles, active acne and scarring. The conclusion was that ‘the technique has proven to be extremely reliable and safe, without permanent side effects for the patient.
LEAF WORKS ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF FREQUENCIES – CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY THAT IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT THE DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES FUNCTIONS ARE? ARE THESE FREQUENCIES IN A SPECIFIC MODE OR FOR ALL THREE TECHNOLOGIES? Depending on skin type and treatment function, different high-frequency alternate currents are used.
- 1000Hz is used for wrinkle improvement
- 2,200Hz for moisturising
- 11,000Hz for reducing swelling
- 20,000Hz for whitening
- 40,000Hz for anti-ageing
Leaf spans from 1KHz to 40KHz and is therefore suited to help with all kind of cosmetic functions.
Also important to know is that each cosmetic product has its own frequency. For optimum ingredient penetration, Leaf Smart Boosting mode automatically sets up the device to the same frequency as the frequency of the cosmetics you are using.
YOU SAY THAT LEAF IS OZONE FREE. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS? Ozone, generated by conventional plasma products, is harmful to the human body and the skin.
Leaf is safe from ozone because the generated plasma burns and disappears at the same time as creating micropores in the stratum corneum. Results from tests at ‘Korea Testing Laboratory show that Leaf generates about 0.0025ppm of ozone, which is lower than the FDA Indoor Medical Devices Ozone Safety Standard of 0.05ppm.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PATENT FOR LEAF FUSION PLASMA DEVICE? We have three patents:
Most important of the three is the Fusion Plasma patent, which means that Leaf comes with safe medical plasma technology.
The second patent covers EP (electroporation) with skin resistance status sensing function, and the third patent is a Smartphone screen communication method for the device.
WHAT APPROVALS DO YOU HAVE FOR LEAF SKINCARE DEVICE? EG. FDA, CE ETC., Leaf is registered with FDA and the device is also CE marked, confirming conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the EU.
YOU ARE USING MULTI-COLOURED LED LIGHTS IN THIS DEVICE. WHICH COLOURS ARE YOU USING AND WHY? Leaf has 20 different colour settings (5 functions x 4 skin types) and each setting represents a different absorption depth and frequency.
However, the different colours of the LED lights do not have any therapeutic function as such. The different colours are only a telltale for the user of the device, indicating which cosmetic function the device is currently set to. So the different colour codes tell you which cosmetic function you are using and makes it easier to change from one setting to another.
TELL US ABOUT THE SKIN SENSING FUNCTION? The skin sensing function is a feature that is automatically triggered when you change from one program to another, e.g. from the Fusion Plasma step to EP (electroporation). When you change program, Leaf will automatically analyze your skin and chose the correct setting for your skin for the program you have started. The skin sensing function ensures you are using the correct settings, it is not a control of your skin condition.
LEAF FUSION PLASMA DEVICE ALSO INCLUDES A PROBE WARMING FUNCTION AS OPPOSED TO A HEATING FUNCTION. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS AND WHY IT MATTERS? The temperature of a skincare device heat probes is critical for generating desired results.
However, experiments and studies have proven that when the skin’s temperature exceeds 41°C, MMP, an enzyme that breaks the peptide bonds in collagen, is activated starting a rapid collagen degradation process causing the elasticity of the skin to decrease which eventually leads to wrinkles.
The probe surface of Leaf facial device does not have a heating but warming function to less than 35°C. This temperature is warm enough to promote increased blood circulation and thereby helping metabolism and absorption of active ingredients. At the same, 35°C is not too warm which means that Leaf is not causing any collagen decomposition in the inner layer of the skin.
Still, many skincare devices sold today heat their probes to temperatures of more than 40°C.
LEAF ALSO COMES WITH A SMART UPDATE/CALIBRATE FUNCTION APP – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO? The app we have developed for Leaf is the world’s first ‘Internet o Things’ smart linkage system that works with any smartphone model and operating system.
With the app, you select the cosmetic product and skin condition. The Leaf device’ Smart Boosting function will then automatically set the optimised frequency combination and LED level for the product that you are using to maximise the absorption effect.
THERE IS ALSO A CONVENIENT VOICE GUIDANCE FUNCTION, CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT? The voice guidance function is based on AI and smart technology. When using the device, a voice will guide you through the different treatments, helping you to use the device and its many functions and features in the best possible way.
CAN LEAF FUSION PLASMA DEVICE BE USED BY ALL SKIN TYPES? Leaf can certainly be used safely on most skin types, including sensitive skin as it works with all actives including soothing or anti-inflammatory ingredients.
However, if you suffer from rosacea or tend to over-exfoliate, you should proceed with caution and it should not be used on irritated skin or if you suffer from a skin disease.
Are there any other reasons why someone should not use Leaf for skin care at home? You should not use Leaf if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or immediately after a treatment or operation. There are also a few medical conditions and situations in which Leaf should not be used. To be on the safe side, we always recommend that you contact your medical practitioner if you have any doubts or if you suffer from any medical condition.
TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM RESULTS, HOW OFTEN SHOULD LEAF FACIAL DEVICE BE USED? For skin care at home, we recommend using Leaf once a day together with skincare products that are suitable for your skin type.
Once every day for the rest of your life? That would be ideal. As we grow older, it is even more important to take care of our skin and Leaf is the perfect partner.
HOW LONG IS EACH TREATMENT PER MODE? Each mode takes 5 minutes so the three modes (Plasma, Electroporation and Micro-current) take 15 minutes, all in all.
IF I USE LEAF JUST THREE TIMES A WEEK RATHER THAN EVERY DAY, WILL I STILL SEE RESULTS? Yes, you should still see results but the degree of improvements you will see vary from person to person. And as always, regardless of how often you use the device, it is important to use it as prescribed for best results.
CAN I USE LEAF TWICE A DAY; OR WILL I NOT SEE ANY ADDITIONAL BENEFITS BY DOING THAT? Yes, there are no problems using Leaf twice a day and if you do, you will see improved results.
And to make the most of doing two treatments per day, we recommend that you use different skincare products for each treatment. Using one kind of cosmetics for the first treatment and a different kind of cosmetics for the second treatment the same day will improve the results even further.
CAN LEAF BE USED WITH ANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS? OR JUST WATER-BASED SKINCARE PRODUCTS, AND NOT OIL-BASED? There are no such limitations – you can use Leaf with any type of skincare products.
CAN I USE LEAF ON ANY PART OF THE BODY, E.G ON THE TEMPLE, THE NECK AND THE CHEST OR SHOULD I ONLY USE IT ON THE FACE? Leaf is specially designed for facial skin care and we recommend that all treatments are concentrated to the face.
Having said that, using common sense and as long as you do not have any physical problems, you can in principle use Leaf for skin care at home anywhere on the body although this is nothing we recommend.
DOES LEAF HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON ACNE? Plasma can have positive effects on acne but Leaf is not designed to treat acne.
Leaf treatments are based on Plasma arc technology (fusion plasma) which penetrates the skin pores with Plasma arc, enabling the skin to fully absorb ingredients of the cosmetics and skincare products.
Plasma for acne works in a different way where instead of penetrating the pores, it is released as it spreads over the affected areas.
CAN LEAF FUSION PLASMA DEVICE BE USED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD BOTOX OR FILLERS? Botox and fillers are injected into the deep dermis or the subcutaneous tissue, i.e. the inner layers of the skin. Leaf is treating the epidermis which is outermost of the three layers that make up the skin. Consequently, there should not be any problems as long as you are not experiencing any side effects as a result of a filler or botox treatment.
However, it is a good idea to talk to a dermatologist before using Leaf for skin care at home if you have had filler or botox treatments as everyone has a different type of skin and status after those treatments.
AFTER HAVING CREATED THE MICROCHANNELS IN THE PLASMA MODE, ARE THERE ANY ACTIVE INGREDIENTS THAT I SHOULD AVOID USING? FOR INSTANCE, PRODUCTS WITH VITAMIN A/RETINOL, VITAMIN C, AHA/BHAS, GROWTH FACTORS ETC? As long as you don’t experience any problems with the ingredients on your skin, there are no restrictions to which ingredients you can use. However, please remember to be mindful about the amount of the ingredients you are using and follow the recommendations in the user manual.
CAN YOU USE THE SMOOTHING MODE WITH ACTIVE INGREDIENTS SUCH AS VITAMIN A/RETINOL, VITAMIN C, AHA/BHAS, GROWTH FACTORS ETC? We suggest using the Wrinkle improvement mode instead of the Smoothing mode for active ingredients.
The reason is that with active ingredients, we have to stimulate the basal layer and dermis and the recommended frequency for this is multi-frequency around 20kHz. Wrinkle improvement mode spans 12~25kHz making it the most suitable function.
HOW WOULD YOU USE LEAF FOR SKIN CARE AT HOME WITH OTHER MODALITIES? HOME MICRONEEDLING? HOME MICROCURRENT? HOME RF TREATMENTS? Leaf facial device is designed to be a better option than any of those products.
However, if you insist on using other devices for opening pores, we suggest you should use the EP step for aftercare of micro needling or home RF treatment.
CAN I DO ANYTHING ELSE TO AUGMENT/FURTHER ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LEAF FUSION PLASMA DEVICE FOR SKIN CARE AT HOME? For best results, there are three simple but very important things to keep in mind
- To properly clean the face before using Leaf makes a big difference.
- Always use products and cosmetics that are suitable for your skin type
- Use the device as prescribed in every step
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR COMPANY? IS THERE A NEXT GENERATION OF LEAF FUSION PLASMA DEVICE IN THE PIPELINE? ‘Leaf’, which was launched in 2020 is the premium product in this sector so for now, we are happy to see our clients enjoy using the fusion plasma technology and reap the rewards of the work and science that made the device possible.
That, of course, is not a reason for resting on our laurels. We will continue investing in R & D and when new, innovative technologies and ideas come up that make a difference, we will certainly develop a next generation of Leaf.
DISCLAIMER: Features published by THE GREAT ADDRESS are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your GP or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programme.
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