How cold plasma works
Cold plasma consists of a partially ionized gas. It causes the cell membrane to become porous for a few microseconds. The free DNA, which is present in bacteria and similar microorganisms, can then be destroyed by entering reactive plasma species. In contrast to this, eukaryotic human cells are safe, because the DNA is protected inside the nucleus and cell biological mechanisms also provide protection. Thus, human cells are not damaged by the treatment with the plasma care® to current knowledge. The patient is neither exposed to radiation, nor does an electrical current run through the patient directly.