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Case Report

The AESTHETICS 2021; 2(2): 13-16

Published online October 30, 2021

© Korean Association For Laser Dermatology And Trichology

Non-thermal, Non-equilibrium, Indirect, Jet Plasma Treatment with Nitrogen Gas as a Therapeutic Option for Acne Vulgaris: A Case Report of Clinical Experiences

Hyoung-Moon Kim, MD1 , Min-Seung Kim, MD2, Ji-Sun Kim, MD3, Wook Oh, MD4

1Maylin Clinic, Goyang, Korea
2INEE Clinic, Seoul, Korea
3MH Clinic, Seoul, Korea
4Maylin Clinic, the Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence to: Hyoung-Moon Kim
Maylin Clinic, Goyang 10391, Korea

Received: October 8, 2021; Accepted: October 11, 2021

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non- Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background and Objectives Acne is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease, with most treatment options involving medication, chemical peeling, and energy-based devices that cause pain and protracted convalescence. However, non-thermal, nonequilibrium jet plasma treatment is minimally invasive and less painful. This study describes two Korean male patients with acne vulgaris who were effectively treated with pulsed delivery of nitrogen plasma.
Materials and Methods Nitrogen plasma treatment was performed using a plasma device. Each patient was treated once a week for 2-3 months with consent.
Results Inflammation and post-acne redness improved effectively in both the patients, without any adverse effects.
Conclusion Non-equilibrium, non-thermal, indirect, jet plasma treatment using nitrogen gas is effective and safe for treating inflammatory acne painlessly and with minimal convalescence.

Keywords: Acne, Plasma, Nitrogen, Acne vulgaris, Jet plasma