What are Microbubbles?
Simply speaking, microbubbles are just very small bubbles. To qualify as “micro”, a bubble must, in fact, be less than a 1000 micrometers in size.
However, to be effective for deep cleaning skin, the bubbles should be less than 25 micrometers in size and larger than 2. This allows them to penetrate hair follicles and skin pores while not passing through epidermis.
Thera-Clean has perfected a system that uniformly generates bubbles ranging from 3 to 20 micrometers.
To put this in perspective, a typical human red blood cell is approximately 8 micrometers in size; a
human hair is approximately 70 micrometers and most bacteria are between 3 and 40 micrometers in size.
How Do Microbubbles Work?
Properly generated microbubbles carry a slight negative charge. This attracts positively charged molecules of dander, sebum and other organic matter. Some of the bubbles actually oscillate and implode from increased water pressure giving off significant energy which aids in dislodging organic waste. In fact, as the bath progresses the warmth of the water will actually rise to a comfortable temperature.
To further this process, the Thera-Clean system also utilizes a natural plant based enzyme powder that further softens and helps dislodge debris allowing the microbubbles to adhere to and remove waste.
Microbubbles are already field tested in other non-medical areas.
Generators are used in huge man-made oyster beds in Japan to clean the inside of the oyster before they are harvested. The difference is amazing. They are being used extensively in waste management facilities as well to facilitate cleaning. They have also found potential commercial applications in cargo vessels to deceases water drag and increase fuel efficiency.
Finally, there is extensive research into using them as a contrast agent in place of dye for tumor detection and peripheral vascular disease investigation. Some universities are also experimenting with using them as carriers for anti-viral and anti-cancer agents to better target application.
At Thera-Clean, we are concentrating only on skin cleansing and pet skin disorders (although use on water-fowl post oil spills is another very successful application).