It looks like some sort of futuristic ray gun — and it was inspired by space age technology. But in fact the so-called Halo System is a revolutionary cosmetic enhancement tool that utilises plasma (the "fourth state of matter", after solids, liquids and gases) to remove fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.
Halo was developed by a group of scientists based at Surrey University's Space Centre, led by Dr Thomas Frame, who realised that the techniques for using plasma to propel and control satellites in space could be adapted for medical purposes. The input of medical professionals and the expertise of incubation hub SETsquared Surrey subsequently allowed them to put their ideas on a commercial footing in the form of startup Fourth State.
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