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20130030423Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A light engine for a hand-held dermatological treatment device includes a heat sink, a laser package mounted to the heat sink, the laser package including a laser chip having at least one emitting edge or surface, a pair of lateral structures associated with the heat sink, and an elongated optical element positioned in front of the at least one emitting edge or surface of the laser chip. The elongated optical element extends between the pair of lateral structures associated with the heat sink, and is secured to each of the lateral structures at respective end of the elongated optical element.01-31-2013
20130030422HANDHOLDABLE LASER DEVICE FEATURING SENSOR FOR EYE SAFE ACTIVATION - A laser device for treating skin is provided which includes a handholdable housing; a laser member arranged within the housing emitting an output beam; a capacitance sensor arranged at the first end of the housing which includes a plate surrounding and defining a window through which the output beam exits, the plate having at least three segments with each flexibly movable in and out of a common plane, each of the segments being connected to an electrode, the electrodes operating to determine dielectric constants of a skin surface; a signal and control storage device communicating with the sensor comparing input signals of measured dielectric constant values to a stored standard dielectric constant value, and wherein emission of the output beam is activated to fire only when all of the at least three segments align in a plane and sense the stored standard dielectric constant value.01-31-2013
20090137996NONABLATIVE AND ABLATIVE TISSUE TREATMENT METHOD AND DEVICE - Methods and devices for treatment of tissue which first apply a nonablative form of electromagnetic energy to a region of tissue to create a plurality of treatment zones containing coagulated tissue and subsequently apply an ablative form of electromagnetic energy to the coagulated tissue in the treatment zones in order to ablate the coagulated tissue are disclosed. These methods and devices can be used to shrink and/or tighten tissue for medical and cosmetic purposes.05-28-2009
20100069897METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING A LASER BEAM, A LASER TREATMENT DEVICE AND A LASER DETECTION DEVICE - The invention relates to a laser device, comprising a laser material (03-18-2010
20100152718OPTICAL DEPILATION APPARATUS - An optical depilation apparatus is used for performing depilation by irradiating skin with light. The apparatus has: a light source unit; a light irradiation port; and an apparatus body emitting light from the light source unit through the light irradiation port; a light shielding part disposed so as to surround the light irradiation port of the apparatus body; and a support part that supports the light shielding part so as to allow the light shielding part to move in the light irradiation direction with respect to the apparatus body. The support part has a receiving portion provided at the apparatus body, a convex portion provided at the light shielding part, and a spring member disposed between the receiving part and the convex part.06-17-2010
20110196353LED Treatment of Dermatologic Toxicities Associated with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors - The present invention relates generally to methods of preventing or treating toxicities of the skin, hair, and/or nails, which are associated with administration of one or more epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors, with light-emitting diode photomodulation treatment, either alone or in combination with other agents.08-11-2011
20110196352LED Treatment of Dermatologic Toxicities Associated with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Inhibitors - The present invention relates generally to methods of preventing or treating toxicities of the skin, hair, and/or nails, which are associated with administration of one or more vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitors, with light-emitting diode photomodulation treatment, either alone or in combination with other agents.08-11-2011
20110196351LED Treatment of Dermatologic Toxicities Associated with Multikinase Inhibitors - The present invention relates generally to methods of preventing or treating toxicities of the skin, hair, and/or nails, which are associated with administration of one or more multikinase inhibitors, with light-emitting diode photomodulation treatment, either alone or in combination with other agents.08-11-2011
20090043293MULTI-MODULE SKIN OR BODY TREATMENT DEVICE AND THE METHOD OF USING - A skin or body treatment device includes one or more removable and replaceable modules. Each module is configured to provide a skin or body treatment, underlying tissue treatment, or both. One or more applicators are coupled with the skin or body treatment device. Each applicator enables the use of the one or more removable modules to effect the skin or body or underlying tissue treatment. A selected skin or body treatment, underlying tissue treatment, or both can be implemented and performed upon selection and configuration of the one or more removable and replaceable modules and the one or more applicators required for the selected treatment.02-12-2009
20130085485Systems and Methods for Treating Pathological Skin Conditions Using a Laser Diode - In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for treating pathological skin conditions. A method of removing fungus from a treatment area may include placing an energy delivery apparatus on the treatment area, and activating the medical laser to deliver electromagnetic energy over an exposure distance to the treatment area in order to cause a temperature of tissue in the treatment area to rise to within a fungal treatment temperature range. The energy delivery apparatus may be attachable to an energy emitting portion of a medical laser and may be configured to position the energy emitting portion at the exposure distance from a surface of the treatment area when the energy delivery apparatus is placed on the treatment area.04-04-2013
20130035675NON-UNIFORM BEAM PHOTOTHERAPEUTIC DOSAGE DETERMINATION METHOD - This application provides a consumer device for aesthetic applications, and methods for titrating doses of therapeutic light output from the device in the form of a non-uniform beam, in connection with dermal rejuvenation and cosmetic applications.02-07-2013
20120184947METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENHANCE OPTICAL TRANSPARENCY OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES - Contemplated methods and compositions use selected agents to clarify biological tissues, and particularly tissues in vivo. In especially preferred aspects, the clarification agent is topically applied to clarify a plurality of layers, wherein the dermal layer that includes a target object remains unclarified. Light energy is then applied to the skin in an amount and under a protocol effective to destroy or alter the target object such that all skin layers avoid thermal damage. For example, hair follicles, collagen, and/or tattoo pigments located in the dermal reticular layer of skin are irradiated under a protocol in which the dermal papillary layer and all epidermal layers are clarified while the dermal reticular layer remains unclarified. Remarkably, such protocol significantly reduces thermal damage in the dermis, epidermis, and hypodermis.07-19-2012
20090125006Optical Sensor and Method for Identifying the Presence of Skin - A sensor for detecting the presence of skin is disclosed, one configuration of which uses multiple light emitting diodes, each of a unique wavelength band, and a broad-band photodetector to measure the remission of light at multiple wavelengths from a material being analyzed. Characteristics of the spectral remission of the material are used to discriminate human skin from materials that are not human skin. Further, an aesthetic medical device utilizing such a sensor in which the device is inhibited from operation if skin has not been detected. The incorporation of a skin sensor improves the safety of devices that emit radiation that otherwise would pose a hazard if not directed onto skin.05-14-2009
20120165800SINGLE-EMITTER DIODE BASED LIGHT HOMOGENIZING APPARATUS AND A HAIR REMOVAL DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME - A hair removal device and single-emitter diode based light homogenizing apparatus for use therewith, the homogenizing apparatus including a light guide having oppositely tapered walls, and a plurality of single-emitter laser diodes mounted to a carrier plate and optically coupled to an input end of the light guide. The housing of the device has an arcuate and ergonomic shape so as to be capable of being gripped by a user. A diffuser is applied to an output window of the device in order to produce a safe divergence of light exiting the device. Beams emitted from the diodes and coupled into the light guide are totally internally reflected to enhance the uniformity of the output beam exiting the light guide.06-28-2012
20090306636DERMAL TREATMENT DEVICE - An applicator unit for a dermal treatment system using intense pulsed light, the applicator comprising: a compartment with an opening to the patient's skin, an optical filter unit dividing the compartment into a closed chamber and an open chamber, where the open chamber having the opening; a light-source unit mounted inside the closed chamber and operative to radiate light through the optical filter unit and through the opening on the patient's skin; and an air-cooling unit operative to cool the closed chamber.12-10-2009
20110015620TENSIONING SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for stretching a biaxially or radially deformable, resilient, flat or curved surface, comprising a radiation supplying means, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) or laser radiation, having an end portion through which said radiation is supplied to a radiation receiving part of said surface, and a handpiece comprising at its tip at least one anchoring means to be applied to said surface, said anchoring means being positioned laterally to said end portion and being operable to move in the direction of at least one of the axes of said biaxially or radially deformable, flat or curved surface and away from said radiation receiving part of said surface. In operation, said movement of the anchoring means away from said radiation receiving part of said surface can be achieved by pressing said anchoring means against said surface. By tensioning the surface at the periphery of the radiation receiving part, the end of the optical element at the end portion of the radiation supplying means does not contact the radiation receiving surface and leaves enough space for the supply of cooling air.01-20-2011
20090270847Treating erythematotelangiectatic rosacea or papulopustular rosacea with narrow-band infrared light radiation and radiation kits therefor - A method of treating erythematotelangiectatic rosacea or papulopustular rosacea in a subject comprises exposing the subject's skin in need thereof to narrow-band infrared radiation at a wavelength(s) in a range of between 790 nm and 900 nm and having a band width of between 0 nm and 20 nm, in an effective dose to treat erythematotelangiectatic rosacea or papulopustular rosacea and essentially not to cause photothermolysis of the skin. Alternatively, a method of treating erythematotelangiectatic rosacea or papulopustular rosacea in a subject comprises exposing the subject's skin in need thereof to narrow-band infrared radiation at a wavelength(s) in a range of between 790 nm and 900 nm and having a band width of between 0.1 nm and 20 nm, in an effective dose to treat erythematotelangiectatic rosacea or papulopustular rosacea. A kit for such methods comprises a radiation source generating narrow-band infrared radiation at a wavelength(s) in a range of between 790 nm and 900 nm, the narrow-band infrared radiation having a band width of between 0 nm and 20 nm and having a power density of between 1 mW/cm10-29-2009
20120226268Radiation-Based Dermatological Devices and Methods - A self-contained, hand-held device for providing radiation-based dermatological treatments includes a device body configured to be handheld by a user; a laser supported in the device body, the laser including a laser beam source configured to emit a laser beam; an application end configured to be manually moved across the skin during a treatment session; and electronics configured to control the laser beam source to deliver the laser beam to the skin at a delivered radiation intensity at the skin sufficient to provide an effective dermatological treatment. The device may exclude any optics downstream of the laser beam source, and may provide Class 1M or better eye safety classification per the IEC 60825-1 Class 1M AEL (Accessible Emission Limit) specification09-06-2012
20130066306Light Emitting Device - A light emitting device for use as a hair removal device is provided. The light emiting device has at least one radiation source for electromagnetic radiation providing at least one operating beam during operation of the device, a housing being intransparent for the operating beam having an output opening, at least one radiation source for electromagnetic radiation providing at least one sensing beam during operation of the device, at least one detector for detecting the sensing beam, at least one sensing window having a contact boundary surface, and a controller communicating with the radiation source providing the operating beam and with a detector and being operable to influence operation of the radiation source providing the operating beam responsive to the sensing beam detected at the detector.03-14-2013
20130066307INTENSE PULSED LIGHT APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING ENEGY LEVEL WITH SCR - The present invention relates to an IPL apparatus that is used as a hair removing machine or cures skin ailments by periodically irradiating Xenon lamp light on the user's skin, the IPL apparatus comprises: a double-voltage unit which has a double-voltage capacitor, and outputs a high voltage by superposing an inputted supply voltage with a voltage charged in the double-voltage capacitor; a charging capacitor which charges energy for turning on a Xenon lamp by accumulating electric charges supplied from the double-voltage unit; a reference voltage generator which sets a charging voltage level charged in the charging capacitor; and a switch unit which is positioned between the double-voltage unit and the charging capacitor, and switches on and off the movement of the electric charges to the charging capacitor from the double-voltage unit by setting an output of the reference voltage generator to a control signal.03-14-2013
20110022039HAIR REMOVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention relates to a system and method for removing hair. The hair removal system comprises a hair detection device and a hair removal device (01-27-2011
20120116373LIGHT APPLICATION APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIGHT TO AN OBJECT - The invention relates to a light application apparatus (05-10-2012
20090054881MAMMALIAN BIOFILM TREATMENT PROCESSES AND INSTRUMENTS - A process for treatment of biofilm resident or present at a mammalian treatment site applies shockwaves to remove, disrupt, disperse, dislodge, destroy or attenuate the biofilm. The shockwaves can be generated in a handheld instrument by impinging a laser on a suitable target material. Removal of biofilm from implantable surgical devices is also described.02-26-2009
20090030407Apparatus and Method to Predict Individual Maximum Safe Radiant Exposure (IMSRE) Based on Measurement of Temporal Temperature Increase Induced by a Sub-Therapeutic Laser Pulse - A method for making pulsed photothermal radiometric measurements to determine individual maximum safe radiant exposure (IMSRE) of biological subjects corresponding to radiant energy exposure (RE) without any use of a biological model includes a calibration procedure, including the steps of applying a statistical regression to an empirical data set of IMSRE and temporal REs applied to a sample population of the subjects to determine a IMSRE corresponding to each temporal RE. The IMSRE is set so that using the statistical regression separation of the data set into an acceptable injury grouping and an unacceptable injury grouping is obtained with a predetermined limitation of the proportion of subjects having unacceptable injury at a temporal RE below the corresponding IMSRE. The separation of the data set is thus used to predict an IMSRE for a corresponding temporal RE to a biological subject not included in the sample population.01-29-2009
20130165912Hair Treatment System and Method - A hand held device generates a predetermined number of pulses of electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined electromagnetic spectrum, a predetermined duration, a predetermined inter-pulse interval, and a predetermined total energy. The pulse sequence is delivered to a skin surface to reduce or eliminate Xray or ultraviolet radiation damage to the skin surface.06-27-2013
20080312641LASER TREATMENT OF VASCULAR LESIONS, PIGMENTED LESIONS AND HAIR WITH A PULSED-DYE LASER - There is disclosed a method of treating one or more skin conditions using pulsed, scanned, or continuously administered laser light in multiple wavelength ranges. The skin conditions that can be treated include vascular lesions and/or dermal remodeling by administering to the skin, energy having a wavelength ranging from 570-598 nanometers, and reducing or removing unwanted hair by administering to the skin energy having a wavelength ranging from 550-560 nanometers or from 598-1100 nanometers. The various energies are provided by the same laser and can be administered in any order or simultaneously.12-18-2008
20080294153Cooling System For A Photocosmetic Device - Photocosmetic device for use in medical or non-medical environments (e.g., a home, barbershop, or spa), which can be used for a variety of tissue treatments. Radiation is delivered to the tissue via optical systems designed to pattern the radiation and project the radiation to a particular depth. The device has a variety of cooling systems including phase change cooling solids and liquids to cool treated skin and the radiation sources. Contact sensors and motion sensor may be used to enhance treatment. The device may be modular to facilitate manufacture and replacement of parts.11-27-2008
20080294152Cooling System For A Photocosmetic Device - Photocosmetic device for use in medical or non-medical environments (e.g., a home, barbershop, or spa), which can be used for a variety of tissue treatments. Radiation is delivered to the tissue via optical systems designed to pattern the radiation and project the radiation to a particular depth. The device has a variety of cooling systems including phase change cooling solids and liquids to cool treated skin and the radiation sources. Contact sensors and motion sensor may be used to enhance treatment. The device may be modular to facilitate manufacture and replacement of parts.11-27-2008
20080294151Pivoting Roller Tip for Dermatological Treatment Apparatus - A mechanical element allows the tip of the handpiece of a dermatological treatment system to rotate to adjust for deviations in handpiece angle with respect to the surface of the treatment area. The tip may glide over the surface of the skin, the tip may include wheels or rotating cylinders on which the tip rolls across the skin, or the tip may be removed from the skin ad placed in a new location in a stamping motion. The tip of the handpiece rotates around a single axis, or around two perpendicular axes, so that pressure on the tip moves the flat surface of the tip into proper orientation for planar contact with the skin. An element can be included in the handpiece to apply a restoring force on the tip so that the tip rests in its optimal position in the absence of external forces.11-27-2008
20090292277PICOSECOND LASER APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ITS OPERATION AND USE - Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for applying laser energy having desired pulse characteristics, including a sufficiently short duration and/or a sufficiently high energy for the photomechanical treatment of skin pigmentations and pigmented lesions, both naturally-occurring (e.g., birthmarks), as well as artificial (e.g., tattoos). The laser energy may be generated with an apparatus having a resonator with the capability of switching between a modelocked pulse operating mode and an amplification operating mode. The operating modes are carried out through the application of a time-dependent bias voltage, having waveforms as described herein, to an electro-optical device (e.g., a Pockels cell) positioned along the optical axis of the resonator.11-26-2009
20080319431Method of Curing Inflammatory Acne by Using Carbon Lotion and Pulsed Laser - Disclosed is a method of curing inflammatory acne by applying a carbon lotion onto a face covered with acne, irradiating the applied carbon lotion with a laser pulse having a pulse width of microsecond, and irradiating the applied carbon lotion with a laser pulse having a pulse width of nanosecond to sterilize acne bacilli and open skin pores clogged with sebum, thereby entirely treating the inflammatory acne. The method includes applying the carbon lotion onto epidermis to be cured and pores, irradiating the carbon lotion with a laser pulse to heat and burst the applied carbon lotion. With the method, the inflammatory acne is simply cured without scar.12-25-2008
20090043294Capacitive Sensing Method and Device for Detecting Skin - A skin proximity sensor and method are disclosed in a dermatologic treatment device that includes a bezel or similar surface, and a treatment source capable of being activated to supply a dermatologic treatment through the bezel or surface, such as a window or similar port. A plurality of contacts leading to remotely located capacitors, in some embodiments, or a plurality of capacitive sensors in other embodiments, is positioned in or under the bezel and around the window, and control circuitry coupled to the plurality of capacitors senses the change in capacitance due to skin and inhibits activation of the dermatologic treatment device unless the proximity of skin is sensed. The presence of skin is detected, for example, by measuring changes in charge and discharge times, indicating a variation in capacitance.02-12-2009
20080208179METHODS OF INCREASING SKIN PERMEABILITY BY TREATMENT WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - Methods of treating tissue with fractional laser radiation are disclosed. The fractional laser treatment methods reversibly increase skin permeability while maintaining a substantially intact stratum corneum and producing alterations within the epidermis and dermis. The alterations in the epidermis and dermis can include necrosis and/or coagulation. The alterations in the epidermis can include the creation of a plurality of pores in the stratum corneum and/or the creation of vacuoles in the layers of the epidermis below the stratum corneum. The fractional laser treatment methods disclosed herein can be used to provide treatments to the skin, to increase permeation of active substances into or through tissue, to deliver active substances locally or systemically, and to control the delivery of active substances.08-28-2008
20090099559COHERENT IMAGING FIBER BASED HAIR REMOVAL DEVICE - A photoepilation device including a compact hand piece applicator and a portable electronics module for use in a non-medical setting. The hand piece, which contains no electrical signals, allows the user to focus on individual hair follicles by observing a magnified image provided on a semiconductor display. The image from the hand piece is transported to a remote CCD through a coherent imaging fiber, which also delivers the therapeutic energy pulse from a remotely located source to the localized target. Destruction of pluripotential follicular stems cells found in the hair bulb and bulge regions is possible via a single low power laser diode. Control of pulse width and spot size attains a range of fluence levels up to 85 J·cm04-16-2009
20100114080APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT - According to one aspect, a system includes an energy application device configured to apply energy to a treatment area of a subject, a sensing device configured to determine the energy received by one or more regions of the treatment area, and a user interface configured to provide a user with feedback concerning the energy received by the one or more regions of the treatment area, wherein the feedback provided to the user includes an image that illustrates the current status of the treatment. According to one embodiment, the illustration includes quantitative information. According to a further embodiment, the illustration includes highlighting of the treatment area.05-06-2010
20120035599DEVICES FOR HARVESTING A SKIN GRAFT - The present invention generally relates to devices for harvesting a skin graft(s). The present invention provides a blister raising device integrated with a member for cutting the blister.02-09-2012
20090093799System and method for dermatological lesion treatment using gas discharge lamp with controllable current density - A device for treatment of dermatological lesions includes a gas discharge lamp for generating a plurality of different electromagnetic radiation treatments. A power supply for driving the gas discharge lamp is selectively controlled to drive the gas discharge lamp to output a first electromagnetic treatment when an area of skin being treated has a pigmented lesion, and to drive the gas discharge lamp to output a second electromagnetic treatment when the area of skin being treated has a vascular lesion, where the second electromagnetic treatment has a spectral distribution that is blue-shifted relative to the spectral distribution of the first electromagnetic treatment.04-09-2009
20100100083METHOD OF TREATMENT FOR DERMATOLOGIC DISORDERS - A method of treating acne using lower light intensity, fewer blue light treatments, and no photodynamic or photosensitizing agents is provided.04-22-2010
20110172651Heads For Dermatology Treatment - Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.07-14-2011
20090177190Lowering skin melanin appearance with red light radiation and red light radiation kit therefor - A method of reducing appearance of melanin on the skin of a subject comprises exposing the skin to red narrow-band radiation at a wavelength(s) in a range of between 620 nm and 750 nm and having a band width of between 0 nm and 20 nm, in an effective dose to cause the appearance of the skin melanin to diminish and essentially not to cause photothermolysis of the skin. Alternatively, a method of reducing appearance of melanin on the skin of a subject comprises exposing the skin to non-coherent red narrow-band radiation at a wavelength(s) in a range of between 620 nm and 750 nm and having a band width of between 0.1 nm and 20 nm, in an effective dose to cause the appearance of the skin melanin. A portable kit for such a method comprises a radiation source generating red narrow-band radiation at a wavelength(s) in a range of between 620 nm and 750 nm, the narrow band radiation having a band width of between 0 nm and 20 nm and having a power density of between 10 mW/cm07-09-2009
20080319429Device for Removing Hairs From Skin - The invention relates to a device (12-25-2008
20080208178Method and Apparatus for Monitoring and Controlling Laser-Induced Tissue Treatment - The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus for controlling light-induced tissue treatment. In accordance with various aspects of the present invention, the invention provides for improved, real-time control of the light beam operational parameters which enables greater safety, efficiency, uniformity and continuity of the treatment process.08-28-2008
20090259218APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SKIN TREATMENT - A hair treatment device for the treatment of the human or animal skin by laser radiation to prevent or reduce hair growth, which device includes a laser radiation source for emitting a laser radiation beam; beam deflecting elements for deflecting the radiation beam across the skin, the deflecting elements including a lens through which the beam of laser radiation passes, and elements for moving the lens to effect deflection of the beam.10-15-2009
20080234669METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATING SKIN BY SUPERFICIAL COAGULATION - A method and system are disclosed for improving the appearance of skin utilizing an energy source, preferably a laser and more preferably an erbium laser device. The method includes using an energy source with or without pixilation adapted to be controlled by software or other means to achieve primarily coagulation to a limited depth of skin. Using this process, no appreciable ablation occurs and the superficial epidermal layer is not completely removed, thereby minimizing post-operative recovery time, patient pain, and post-operative risks.09-25-2008
20120296322LASER TREATMENT DEVICE - [Problem to be Solved] It cannot be said that the irradiation range of laser light is sufficiently wide, a lot of labor is taken to irradiate the skin with laser light, and there has been a problem that efficiency of cosmetic treatment is bad.11-22-2012
20080262481Hand Skin Care Apparatus - The present invention relates to a hand skin care apparatus for performing multiple functions of drying and cosmetically treating hands, caring hand skin, aiding health, therapeutic activation, and fomentation, therapeutic activation, and fomentation, and employs a cover pivotally opened and closed about a hinge shaft of a main body for sucking air, projecting infrared rays, heating using infrared rays, and projecting laser beams. The introduced air passes through the infrared ray projector and is blown to where a user's hands are placed such that hands are rapidly dried by hot air and heat, infrared rays, and infrared rays generated by the infrared ray projector and the infrared exothermic device prevent and remove the inhabitance of bacteria causing various diseases on the hands. Thus, a user can maintain his/her hands at sanitary state. Due to the increased temperature, the apparatus of the present invention exhibits fomentation and the far infrared rays are helpful to hand skin care and health. Moreover, the low-level laser beam is projected to hands to activate the treatment of affected parts and various hand diseases, resulting in aiding health. Since a single apparatus performs various and multiple functions, the hand skin care apparatus is variously used, has various effects. Moreover, economic value and utility of the hand skin care apparatus are enhanced.10-23-2008
20080269733METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING WRINKLES IN SKIN USING RADIATION - A method for treating wrinkles in skin involves the use of a beam of pulsed, scanned or gated continuous wave laser or incoherent radiation. The method comprises generating a beam of radiation, directing the beam of radiation to a targeted dermal region between 100 microns and 1.2 millimeters below a wrinkle in the skin, and thermally injuring collagen in the targeted dermal region. The beam of radiation has a wavelength of between 1.3 and 1.8 microns. The method may include cooling an area of the skin above the targeted dermal region while partially denaturing the collagen in the targeted dermal region. The method may also include cooling an area of the skin above the targeted dermal region prior to thermally injuring collagen in the targeted dermal region.10-30-2008
20080269732Low Power Laser Irradiator for Treating Alopecia - A low-power laser irradiator of the present invention activates hair follicle cell and increases blood flow of scalp tissue, thus enhancing effects of hair loss prevention and hair regrowth. The laser irradiator includes a laser output unit in which red laser diodes with 630 nm˜680 nm wavelength and near-infrared laser diodes with 750 nm˜1000 nm wavelength are arranged alternatively. The comb-shaped laser irradiator is convenient to use through typical combing action and effectively used for alopecia treatment.10-30-2008
20100152719OPTICAL DEPILATION APPARATUS - An optical depilation apparatus of high safety is provided, in which the light irradiating the skin during the depilation treatment can be prevented from leaking and entering the eyes, maintenance can be facilitated, and the light for depilation can be prevented from being emitted at an unintended time and entering the eyes. The apparatus for performing depilation by irradiating the skin with light includes: an apparatus body; a light source unit provided at the apparatus body and capable of emitting the light for irradiating the skin; a light shielding pipe having a skin contact surface at an end surface on the side opposite to the apparatus body in the axial direction of the light shielding pipe and is attached detachably to the apparatus body so as to surround a portion of the apparatus body which radiates light emitted from the light source unit; and a control circuit that disables the emission of light from the light source unit in a state in which the light shielding pipe is not attached to the apparatus body.06-17-2010
20090299349LIGHT IRRADIATING DEVICE - A light irradiating device capable of irradiating with a low output energy a lesion or a skin deep portion with light having a high-vasodilating-effect wavelength. Light including a wavelength having a vasodilating effect is emitted from the output portion at the tip end of a probe. The output density of the light is preferably 100 to 1550 mW/mm12-03-2009
20090005765FOLLICULAR UNIT HARVESTING TOOLS INCLUDING DEVICES AND THEIR USE FOR SEVERING CONNECTIVE TISSUE - Devices and methods are disclosed which provide for harvesting hair follicular units, including severing any remaining connective tissue strands during the harvesting process, so that the harvested follicular units are retained in the harvesting tool without being damaged. The devices and methods of the present invention are especially useful with the partially or substantially automated systems and methods for hair harvesting and transplantation. The follicular unit harvesting tools may comprise a harvesting cannula and a grasping device moveable relative to each other.01-01-2009
20090012508COSMETIC USES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - A method of cosmetically treating a superficial area of mammalian skin by irradiating the skin with a source of divergent electromagnetic radiation of between 900 nm to 1500 nm, and use of electromagnetic radiation of specified wavelengths. The cosmetic treatment includes reducing or alleviating or removing or diminishing wrinkles or fine lines, rejuvenating skin, retarding or reversing visible signs of aging, improving skin elasticity, tone, texture and appearance and beautifying facial, breast, arm, buttock, thigh, stomach or neck skin.01-08-2009
20090024116LASER HAIR AND SCALP TREATMENT DEVICE - A handled laser treatment device provides a plurality of branched light pipes or light distribution tips distributed so as to evenly deliver laser radiation to the surface of the scalp. To make efficient use of each laser diode, each laser can coupled to a branched light pipe with the branches arranged to distribute light directly to the surface of the scalp. Each laser source is connected to a three branch light pipe. Alternatively, each laser diode can be directly coupled to a light distribution tip arranged in a triad. Each light pipe or light distribution tip acts as a tine or tooth in a comb to bring laser radiation to the scalp free of obstruction by hair, etc., with a tripod configuration that allows each light pipe assembly to evenly contact the rounded surface of the scalp. The branched light pipes or the light distribution tips are preferentially coupled to a flexible membrane so as to be capable of independent orientation allowing improved contact of the distal ends of the tripods or triads to the scalp.01-22-2009
20110230870METHODS OF LIGHT TREATMENT OF WOUNDS TO REDUCE SCAR FORMATION - A method of reducing scar formation associated with a skin wound includes providing an electromagnetic energy source, delivering energy from the electromagnetic energy source to opposing edges of a skin wound, and sealing the wound after delivering the energy. The electromagnetic energy source can include a laser, such as a fractional laser, including a fractional CO2 laser. Handpieces configured to reduce scar formation include one or more of a tissue eversion system, a medication delivery system, and a wound sealing system.09-22-2011
20090054880Aesthetic Treatment Device - An aesthetic treatment device and method for treating the skin of a patient, the device comprising at least one of a plurality of arc lamps, each arc lamp provided with a reflector for obtaining a substantially collimated beam; a pulse generator for generating a train of pulses of electrical energy for energizing said at least one of a plurality of arc lamps; a control unit for controlling pulse shape, amplitude, width, frequency and timing, for obtaining controllable spectral output and energy of the collimated beam through an application end of the device to a designated area of skin of the patient. The device can further comprise secondary light sources with different spectrum characteristics than the arc lamp as well as various attachments including a position feedback, material dispenser, skin cooler, and docking station for optical fiber.02-26-2009
20090054882SKIN COOLING FOR A DERMATOLOGIC TREATMENT PROCEDURE - A skin cooling method for a dermatologic treatment procedure, by which a skin target region is exposed for a specified duration to irradiation with electromagnetic energy emitted from an electromagnetic energy exit opening of a skin treatment applicator and the target region is cooled at least during part of the duration of the exposure to electromagnetic energy irradiation, wherein a cooling procedure is performed including an air cooling step comprising ejection of a directional flow of cooling air towards the skin treatment region, said directional cooling air flow having a temperature T in the interval 0° C.02-26-2009
20080262483METHOD FOR REMOVING PERMANENT TISSUE MARKINGS - A method of removing markings, such as a tattoos, from the tissue of a subject that includes steps of generating one or more shock wave pulses external to the subject's body and focusing the one or more shock wave pulses within one or more portions of the tissue, each of the one or more portions of the tissue containing at least a portion of the markings. The markings are typically caused by a plurality of pigment particles contained in the tissue, and the focusing step causes fragmentation of the particles so that they can be eliminated by the body.10-23-2008
20080262482METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TIGHTENING TISSUE USING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - Methods and devices for treatment of skin are disclosed. These methods and devices use electromagnetic radiation to create networks or patterns of treatment zones. The networks or patterns of treatment zones comprise at least four treatment zones, at least two of the treatment zones in the network or pattern are slanted at angles in the skin, and the treatment zones extend at least as deep as the dermal-epidermal junction of the skin. Producing intersecting treatment zones and/or overlapping treatment patterns can increase the effectiveness of the treatments. The devices comprise a hand piece operably coupled to a delivery element, wherein delivery of electromagnetic radiation through the device to a portion of skin produces a network or pattern of treatment zones. The use of these methods and devices results in tightening of the skin and/or improvement in the cosmetic appearance of wrinkles in the portion of skin treated.10-23-2008
20090204110Broadband or Mid-Infrared Fiber Light Sources - A broadband light source includes one or more laser diodes that are capable of generating a pump signal having a wavelength shorter than 2.5 microns, a pulse width of at least 100 picoseconds and a pump optical spectral width. The light source also includes one or more optical amplifiers that are coupled to the pump signal and are capable of amplifying the pump signal to a peak power of at least 500 W. The light source further includes a first fiber that is coupled to the one or more optical amplifiers. The first fiber including an anomalous group-velocity dispersion regime and a modulational instability mechanism that operates to modulate the pump signal. In one particular embodiment, the pump signal wavelength resides in the anomalous group-velocity dispersion regime of the first fiber and where different intensities in the pump signal can cause relative motion between different parts of the modulated pump signal produced through modulational instability in the first fiber. The light source also including a nonlinear element that is coupled to the first fiber that is capable of broadening the pump optical spectral width to at least 100 nm through a nonlinear effect in the nonlinear element.08-13-2009
20090204109Eye-Safe Dermatologic Treatment Apparatus and Method - A dermatologic treatment apparatus is disclosed which includes one or more housings with at least one housing configured for manipulation in a dermatologic treatment procedure, a light source, and an electrical circuit. The circuit energizes the light source to produce output light pulses. A light path includes an aperture through which eye-safe light pulses are propagated having properties sufficient for providing efficacious treatment. An optical diffuser is disposed along the light path to reduce the integrated radiance to an eye-safe level. The apparatus produces an output fluence not less than 4 J/cm08-13-2009
20080287931Use of iontophoresis and ultrasound to deliver melanin or other chromophores for laser hair removal - The method disclosed includes the combining of iontophoresis and ultrasound to deliver the appropriate chromophores to blonde, grey, white, vellus, and other non-pigmented or laser resistant hair follicles to facilitate photothermolysis hair removal using a laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a combination of laser and RF energy, or combination of IPL and RF.11-20-2008
20090254073FRACTIONAL SCANNER FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENTS - A dermatological treatment device is disclosed for generating a matrix of two dimensional treatment spots on the tissue. A handpiece carrier a laser which generates a beam of laser pulses. The pulses are focused onto the tissue with a lens system. A diffractive element is positioned between the laser and the lens system for splitting the laser beam into a plurality of sub-beams. A scanner translates the beam over the diffractive element to generate the two dimensional spot pattern. The laser has a semi-monolithic resonator design with one integral end mirror defining the output coupler and a second, independent mirror for adjustment.10-08-2009
20100174276LASER APPARATUS FOR HUMAN SKIN MEDICAL TREATMENT - The invention relates to a field of systems for human skin medical treatments. The system consists in a biomedical apparatus (07-08-2010
20090270848Optical Sensor and Method for Identifying the Presence of Skin and the Pigmentation of Skin - Apparatus and methods are provided to control a device, such as a light emitting dermatologic or cosmetic treatment device, and ensure that the device is in contact with skin while also determining the pigmentation level of skin. One or more light sources contact the skin and one or more detectors measure spectral remission from the skin. The obtained remission measurements are compared with known skin spectral remission values, and calibration allows measurements of absolute remission to be converted to fractional remission values. Skin pigmentation levels are compared to known base-line levels to determine and control appropriate treatment parameters. A temperature sensor allows correction for temperature variations. The apparatus may or may not be incorporated into the treatment device.10-29-2009
20100145321METHODS AND PRODUCTS FOR PRODUCING LATTICES OF EMR-TREATED ISLETS IN TISSUES, AND USES THEREFOR - Methods of treatment of tissue with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to produce lattices of EMR-treated islets in the tissue are disclosed. Also disclosed are devices and systems for producing lattices of EMR-treated islets in tissue, and cosmetic and medical applications of such devices and systems.06-10-2010
20100241110Hand Held Skin Treatment Device - A hand held, home use, device for treatment of skin, comprising: a housing exhibiting an opening therein and forming an air cavity when the opening is placed in contact with the skin; an incandescent type bulb secured within the housing and arranged to irradiate the skin with infra-red radiation and heat air within the formed air cavity, the incandescent type bulb exhibiting a filament; and a control and driving circuitry in electrical communication with the incandescent type bulb and operative to output a train of pulses exhibiting an on time when current is driven through the filament and an off time when current is not driven through the filament, the off time greater than or equal to the on time, the off time being of a duration such that the infra-red radiation irradiating the skin falls, during the off time, to no less than 25% of its maximum value.09-23-2010
20100217248Methods And Systems For Laser Treatment Using Non-Uniform Output Beam - Disclosed herein are methods and systems for treatment, such as skin rejuvenation treatment, use non-uniform laser radiation. A high-intensity portion of the laser radiation causes collagen destruction and shrinkage within select portions of the treatment area, while a lower-intensity portion of the radiation causes fibroblast stimulation leading to collagen production across other portions of the treatment area. An output beam from a laser source, such as an Nd:YAG laser, is coupled into an optical system that modifies the beam to provide a large-diameter beam having a nonuniform energy profile, comprised of a plurality of high-intensity zones surrounded by lower-intensity zones within the treatment beam. The higher-intensity zones heat select portions of the target tissue to temperatures sufficient for a first treatment (e.g. collagen shrinkage), while the lower-intensity zones provide sufficient energy for a second treatment (e.g. stimulated collagen production).08-26-2010
20100241109SKIN TREATMENT DEVICE WITH MEANS FOR PROVIDING A TACTILE FEEDBACK SIGNAL - The invention relates to a skin treatment device (09-23-2010
20090259219SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR NONABLATIVE PHOTOREJUVENATION - System and methods for treatment of photoaging signs and skin texture includes precooling a surface of the skin to be treated, applying a beam of radiation to the surface of the skin having a wavelength between about 515 nm to about 1200 nm and a fluence less than about 26 j/cm2. The beam includes two or more pulses have different wavelengths wherein each pulse has a pulse width and a duration of a pulse (i.e., pulse duration), and wherein the second pulse is superimposed on the first pulse over the same treatment area. Also, the method includes applying dynamic cooling to the surface of the skin simultaneous with applying the beam of radiation to the surface of the skin.10-15-2009
20090318908SKIN MONITORING DEVICE, METHOD OF MONITORING THE SKIN, MONITORING DEVICE, METHOD OF IRRADIATING THE SKIN, AND USE OF AN OLED - Skin monitoring device for application near the skin, comprising a processing circuit connecting means and at least one photosensor configured to detect at least one approximate wavelength of light reflected and/or emitted by the skin, wherein a signal receiving circuit is provided for receiving signals from the at least one photosensor.12-24-2009
20090112192Method for the Treatment of Skin Tissues - A method for treating skin tissues, the skin tissues defining an epidermal layer and a sub-epidermal layer, the epidermal layer defining a skin surface and the sub-epidermal layer extending from the epidermal layer substantially opposite to the skin surface, the method comprising: positioning a radiation source outside of the skin tissues at a predetermined distance from the skin surface; powering the radiation source so as to produce infrared radiation having a predetermined spectrum and a predetermined power; and irradiating the sub-epidermal layer with the infrared radiation through the epidermal layer, the predetermined spectrum and the predetermined power being such that the infrared radiation is absorbed to a larger degree in the sub-epidermal layer than in the epidermal layer.04-30-2009
20090105697APPARATUS AND METHOD TO PREDICT INDIVIDUAL MAXIMUM SAFE RADIANT EXPOSURE (IMSRE) BASED ON MEASUREMENT OF TEMPORAL TEMPERATURE INCREASE INDUCED BY A SUB-THERAPEUTIC LASER PULSE - A method for making pulsed photothermal radiometric measurements to determine individual maximum safe radiant exposure (IMSRE) of biological subjects corresponding to radiant energy exposure (RE) without any use of a biological model includes a calibration procedure, including the steps of applying a statistical regression to an empirical data set of IMSRE and temporal REs applied to a sample population of the subjects to determine a IMSRE corresponding to each temporal RE. The IMSRE is set so that using the statistical regression separation of the data set into an acceptable injury grouping and an unacceptable injury grouping is obtained with a predetermined limitation of the proportion of subjects having unacceptable injury at a temporal RE below the corresponding IMSRE. The separation of the data set is thus used to predict an IMSRE for a corresponding temporal RE to a biological subject not included in the sample population.04-23-2009
20090069795APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE TREATMENT OF TISSUE - Methods, systems, and devices to selectively treat a target tissue located in a region of skin. The region of skin undergoes a series of energy applications to selectively treat a target tissue. The region of skin may also be cooled to reduce damage to surrounding tissue.03-12-2009
20130144280METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERSONAL SKIN TREATMENT - An apparatus enabling a casual user in a residential set-up to perform himself almost every skin treatment procedure by using a variety of modules that may be inserted into an infrastructure frame. The apparatus presents a docking station and an applicator. The applicator simultaneously receives only two types of skin treatment modules, these may be replaced after use for modules providing a different type of skin treatment. Such skin treatment modules like epilator, shaver, exfoliation or abrasive module, suction head, and massage head apply a mechanical action to the skin. Ultrasound module applies ultrasound waves to the skin. Intense pulsed light and RF apply electromagnetic radiation to the skin. A combination of these modules may be used to provide a variety of skin treatments such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation, skin exfoliation, acne treatment, circumference reduction, and other skin treatments.06-06-2013
20110046615METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT AND TISSUE RESHAPING - The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus for skin treatment and tissue remodeling. The apparatus includes an array of needles that penetrate the skin and serve as electrodes to deliver radio frequency current or other electrical or optical energy into the tissue being treated, causing thermal damage in controlled patterns. The damaged regions promote beneficial results such as uniform skin tightening by stimulation of wound healing and collagen growth.02-24-2011
20090318909APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ABLATION-RELATED DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF SELECTED TARGETS - The invention describes a treatment for skin containing selected targets that provides feedback in response to a measurement enabled by the ablation of holes. The inventive apparatus includes an electromagnetic source configured to emit ablative electromagnetic energy, a delivery system, a sensing element, and a controller. The delivery system can be configured to receive ablative energy from the electromagnetic source and deliver it to multiple discrete locations at the selected region to form a pattern of discrete holes in epidermal and dermal tissue of the skin. The lipid content a portion of the tissue can be evaluated using a sensing element. At least one pulse of electromagnetic energy is delivered to the skin under control of a controller in response to the result of a measurement by the sensing element. The apparatus may include a positional sensor to provide additional dosage control, particularly when the inventive method is used with a continuously movable handpiece.12-24-2009
20110087201APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTABLE FRACTIONAL OPTICAL DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT - A fractional treatment system can be configured with a laser wavelength that is selected such that absorption of the laser wavelength within the tissue increases as the tissue is heated by the laser (e.g., 1390-1425 nm). Desirably, the laser wavelength is primarily absorbed within a treated region of skin by water and has a thermally adjusted absorption coefficient within the range of about 8 cm04-14-2011
20100179521MULTIPURPOSE INTENSE PULSED LIGHT SYSTEM - Apparatus and methods disclosed herein operate to produce high peak power light output, to deliver the light output to a portion of skin in a dermatological setting, to deliver a flow of cool gas or air to the skin for cooling purposes, to monitor skin temperature during the delivery of light to the portion of skin, and to adjust the light power in real time such as to enhance the tradeoff between treatment efficacy and skin damage.07-15-2010
20090326523Scanning Laser System for the Treatment of Tissue - The disclosed technology can be embodied within optical heads or other optical systems adapted for providing a selected dermatologic treatment (e.g., temporary hair growth management). This technology uses a scanner to mechanically change an orientation of an optical element, such as a light pipe, to facilitate the conveyance of light energy to multiple target/treatment locations on a patient's skin.12-31-2009
20090312751LASER THERAPY DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF SKIN DISEASES - The invention relates to a method for the treatment of skin diseases, in particular psoriasis, by means of UV radiation generated by a laser and directed towards the skin areas affected by the skin disease. Such method provides that the thickness of the epidermis in the skin areas is determined and the laser radiation dose regulated depending on the epidermis thickness so detected. The invention is based on the knowledge that the effect of UV radiation on the affected skin areas where psoriasis has developed into so-called plaques is primarily governed by the thickness of the epidermis within such plaques and not by the skin type or the MED (minimal erythema dose) established for healthy skin regions. For the determination of the thickness of the epidermis an ultrasonic device is preferably employed. As a result of the laser radiation dose being adapted to the individual patient and individual plaque the treatment is objective is achieved earlier with the total radiation dose being reduced and less side effects occurring than experienced with comparable treatment methods known from the state of the art. Furthermore, the invention relates to a laser therapy device for the implementation of the method proposed according to the invention.12-17-2009
20100063491DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMAGING SKIN OBJECTS, AND A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING HAIR GROWTH BY MEANS THEREOF - There is provided a device for imaging a skin object (03-11-2010
20110152847METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LASER TREATMENT USING NON-UNIFORM OUTPUT BEAM - Methods and apparatus for treatment, such as skin rejuvenation treatment, using non-uniform laser radiation. A high-intensity portion of the laser radiation causes collagen destruction and shrinkage within select portions of the treatment area, while a lower-intensity portion of the radiation causes fibroblast stimulation leading to collagen production across other portions of the treatment area. An output beam from a laser source, such as an Nd:YAG laser, is coupled into an optical system that modifies the beam to provide a large-diameter beam having a non-uniform energy profile, comprised of a plurality of high-intensity zones surrounded by lower-intensity zones within the treatment beam. The higher-intensity zones heat select portions of the target tissue to temperatures sufficient for a first treatment (e.g. collagen shrinkage), while the lower-intensity zones provide sufficient energy for a second treatment (e.g. stimulated collagen production). A large area of tissue, preferably 7-10 mm in diameter, can be treated simultaneously, while minimizing the risk of burning or other damage to the skin.06-23-2011
20100069895DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING A PART OF A HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY IMPLEMENTING TREATMENT DOSE DELIVERY MEANS AND DOSIMETRY CONTROL MEANS - Device for treatment of a part of a human or animal body, including: 03-18-2010
20100063490DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF SKIN, AND USE OF THE DEVICE - The invention provides a skin treatment device comprising a laser source (03-11-2010
20110098691Apparatus and Method for Adjustable Fractional Optical Dermatological Treatment - In a fractional treatment system, an adjustable mechanism can be used to adjust the beam shape, beam numerical aperture, beam focus depth, and/or beam size to affect the treatment depth and or the character of the resulting lesions. Adjustment of these parameters can improve the efficiency and efficacy of treatment. Illustrative examples of adjustable mechanisms include a set of spacers of different lengths, a rotatable turret with lens elements of different focal distances, an optical zoom lens, and a mechanical adjustment apparatus for adjusting the spacing between two optical lens elements. In one aspect, the fractional treatment is configured with a laser wavelength that is selected such that absorption of the laser wavelength within the tissue decreases as the tissue is heated by the laser (e.g., 1480-1640 nm). Desirably, the laser wavelength is primarily absorbed within a treated region of skin by water and has a thermally adjusted absorption coefficient within the range of about 7 cm04-28-2011
20100069896APPARATUS FOR PHOTOTHERAPY OF THE SKIN - An apparatus for phototherapy of the skin exhibits a light-source (03-18-2010
20110106067MULTI-APPLICATION SKIN CARE SYSTEM - A skin care device comprising a handle and swappable heads connected via a magnetic drive. Avoidance of a mechanical coupling between the handle and the head enhances safety. The magnetic power is converted to electrical power to operate the LEDs and anything else needing electrical power as well as mechanical forces releasing therapeutic cream upon the consumer's skin. The device may further apply RF to the skin for complementary treatment. Using the magnetic drives allows the transfer of power without using serrated gears and because there are no electrical connectors allows using swappable heads on the same handle in humid or wet conditions. The handle is charged inductively.05-05-2011
20110082446Method and Apparatus of Treating Tissue - A method for the treatment of skin including the steps of determining the skin depth for energy absorption necessary for treatment; and generating a spot size for energy impinging on the skin to provide a desired amount of energy to the desired depth for treatment. In one embodiment the selected spot size has a small diameter. In another embodiment the spot diameter is narrower than the spacing between adjacent hairs on the skin. In another aspect the invention relates to an apparatus for the treatment of skin including a source of energy; and a means for selecting a spot size for energy from the source impinging on the skin to provide a desired amount of energy to a desired depth for treatment. In another embodiment the apparatus includes an interlock to prevent the laser from producing light unless the source is positioned to irradiate only the skin.04-07-2011
20110071510DEVICE FOR TREATMENT BY EMITTING FLASHES OF LIGHT - A device for treating the skin by emitting flashes of light, the device including a flash lamp, a dichroic filter for filtering the light emitted by the flash lamp, and an absorbent filter placed downstream from the dichroic filter. In the device, the dichroic filter is formed on the absorbent filter.03-24-2011
20110060322APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SURFACE COOLING - Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide method and apparatus for cooling a tissue surface that includes a housing configured to enclose a volume above a target region of the tissue, at least one outlet arrangement (e.g., duct) through which gas can be withdrawn from the enclosed volume, and at least one inlet arrangement (e.g., duct) that allows or facilitates further gas to enter the enclosed volume. A flow of gas can thus be provided over the target area that can cool it by convection. A liquid can be provided on the target area to provide additional evaporative cooling. Electromagnetic energy can be directed onto the target area through a portion of the housing, and debris generated by interaction of the energy with the tissue can be safely contained within the enclosed volume and removed therefrom through the outlet duct.03-10-2011
20090287195METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING LOW POWER OPTICAL TREATMENTS - An apparatus is disclosed that uses at least one low power optical radiation source in a suitable head which can be held over a treatment area for a substantial period of time or can be moved over the treatment area a number of times during each treatment. The apparatus, a hand held light emitting applicator (LEA) or light emitting skin applicator (LESA), can be in the form of a brush or roller adapted to be moved over the patient's skin surface as radiation is applied to the skin. The skin-contacting surface of the LEA or LESA can have protuberances such as projections or bristles that can massage the skin and deliver radiation. In addition, an apparatus which delivers optical radiation to a treatment area is disclosed that contains a retrofit housing adapted to be joined to a skin-contacting device.11-19-2009
20090240243Hair-Removal Device Using Pulsed Electromagnetic Radiation - The hair-removal device comprises a housing, a flashlamp arranged inside the housing, the housing having an opening through which electromagnetic energy originating from the flashlamp can be transmitted towards a skin surface.09-24-2009
20080243110Laser Apparatus for Medical Treatment of Skin Disease - The present invention provides a laser apparatus for medical treatment of skin disease. The laser apparatus comprising: a laser generator 10-02-2008
20090137995System For Electromagnetic Radiation Dermatology And Head For Use Therewith - A system for treating a selected dermatological problem and a head for use with such system are provided. The head may include an optical waveguide having a first end to which EM radiation appropriate for treating the condition is applied. The waveguide also has a skin-contacting second end opposite the first end, a temperature sensor being located within a few millimeters, and preferably within 1 to 2 millimeters, of the second end of the waveguide. A temperature sensor may be similarly located in other skin contacting portions of the head. A mechanism is preferably also provided for removing heat from the waveguide and, for preferred embodiments, the second end of the head which is in contact with the skin has a reflection aperture which is substantially as great as the radiation back-scatter aperture from the patient's skin. Such aperture may be the aperture at the second end of the waveguide or a reflection plate or surface of appropriate size may surround the waveguide or other light path at its second end. The portion of the back-scattered radiation entering the waveguide is substantially internally reflected therein, with a reflector being provided, preferably at the first end of the waveguide, for returning back-scattered light to the patient's skin. The reflector may be angle dependent so as to more strongly reflect back scattered light more perpendicular to the skin surface than back scattered radiation more parallel to the skin surface. Controls are also provided responsive to the temperature sensing for determining temperature at a predetermined depth in the patient's skin, for example at the DE junction, and for utilizing this information to detect good thermal contact between the head and the patient's skin and to otherwise control treatment. The head may also have a mechanism for forming a reflecting chamber under the waveguide and drawing a fold of skin therein, and for providing a second enlarged waveguide to expand the optical aperture of radiation.05-28-2009
20110257640System and method for microablation of tissue - The present invention generally relates to the field of laser treatment of tissue, and particularly, to a system and method for creating microablated channels in skin. The present invention is more particularly directed to treating subsurface tissue through the created channels.10-20-2011
20100324544OPTICAL TREATMENT SYSTEM AND AN ADJUSTMENT MEMBER THEREFOR - The invention provides an optical treatment system comprising a first optical window (12-23-2010
20100331832METHOD FOR TREATING SKIN - Techniques for the treatment of skin segments by application of optical radiation are limited due to dark skin pigmentation. The application of a whitening substance is utilized to temporarily lighten a targeted skin segment. In the temporarily lightened state, optical radiation for skin treatment is applied in a more effective manner.12-30-2010
20120150163Home Use Device and Method for Treating Skin Conditions - Skin tissue is subjected to thermal energy that creates heating of the area being treated causing pores and follicle ducts to open so that excess oil, sebum, fatty deposits, or other unwanted deposits can be removed. A vacuum device is used to direct suction to the treated skin area helping to remove the unwanted deposits. Patterned thermal modification of tissue is used to expedite healing and minimize pain. The heating is controlled so that no skin tissue is damaged while still providing enough heat to the skin to alter the flow of sebum and destroy bacteria in the treated area.06-14-2012
20100087803Automated Laser-Treatment System With Real Time Integrated 3D Vision System for Laser Debridement and the Like - A treatment head for treatment of an area of the skin. The head including: an enclosure having an open end for contact with the skin in a vicinity of the treatment area; a camera configured to be directed towards the open end; and a laser head configured to be directed towards the open end.04-08-2010
20100198199DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING SKIN WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL - The presently described subject matter provides a method and system for heating a skin area surface of an individual from an initial temperature to a treatment temperature in a treatment time period exceeding 0.5 sec, where the treatment temperature is in the range of 40°-60° C. An RF generator provides a continuous wave RF voltage energy or a quasi-continuous wave RF voltage across first and second electrode, where at least the first electrode is associated with an applicator that is displaced over the skin surface. The system further includes a skin temperature measuring device or an applicator displacement speed measuring device; and a CPU that monitors a skin temperature or an applicator displacement speed. The CPU turns off the RF energy when the skin temperature is above a predetermined temperature or the displacement speed of the applicator is below a predetermined speed, in order to prevent overheating of the skin.08-05-2010
20090149844Method And Apparatus For Improved Vascular Related Treatment - Methods and apparatus are provided for selectively heating blood vessels in a patients skin to effect a desired dermatological (medical or cosmetic) treatment. For shallow vessels, particularly plexus vessels and superficial vessels/veins, radiation is applied to the vessels involved in the treatment which includes substantial radiation in a blue band of approximately 380-450 nm. The invention also involves maximizing the radiation used for which the safety radio for the area being treated is greater then one and minimizing the radiation used for which the safety ratio is less then one. This generally involves, depending on the blood vessel involved in the treatment and the patient's skin type, using radiation in one or more of a blue, green-yellow and near infrared wavelength band and filtering out radiation at other wavelengths, including radiation between the wavelength bands used.06-11-2009
20110190745TREATMENT OF SWEAT GLANDS - A treatment of sweat glands in a target region of skin includes generating electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of about 1,064 nm to about 1,800 nm. To decrease sweat production in a plurality of sweat glands, the electromagnetic radiation is delivered to a dermal interface defined by a dermal region and a subcutaneous fat region in the target region of skin to cause thermal injury to at least one of the dermal region, the subcutaneous fat region or the dermal interface. An epidermal region of the skin can be cooled at least one of before, during or after delivering the electromagnetic radiation to the dermal interface in the target region of skin.08-04-2011
20080319430Eye-Safe Device For Treatment Of Skin Tissue - Methods and devices are described that provide for eye-safe treatments using a photocosmetic device on skin tissue. In particular, various eye-safety devices protect the eye, including both the retina and the iris, as well as provide additional skin safety. The devices and methods described are particularly useful in consumer devices, but are useful in other devices also.12-25-2008
20090137994Adaptive control of optical pulses for laser medicine - Tissue is treated by irradiating it with a sequence of optical pulses that are directed in sequence to various sites on the tissue. During the irradiation sequence, one or more tissue properties are measured at a site(s) that has already been irradiated. These measurements are used to adjust the parameters of subsequent optical pulses in the sequence.05-28-2009
20110306955MULTIWAVELENGTH LASER APPARATUS FOR SKIN TREATMENT - The invention relates to a laser system for skin treatment and a method for treatment of skin. The laser system comprises a first laser resonator comprising at least a first gain medium for generating a first optical field along a first optical axis. The first laser resonator further comprises a first reflective element and a partly reflective first output coupler. The laser system also comprises a second laser resonator comprising at least a second gain medium for generating a second optical field along a second optical axis. The second laser resonator further comprises a second reflective element and a partly reflective second output coupler. The laser system comprise at least one nonlinear medium for generating a third optical field along a third optical axis by a nonlinear interaction between the first optical field and the second optical field. Finally, the laser system comprises an optical output port capable of delivering the first optical field, the second optical field, and the third optical field to an output, and at least one optical pump source for optically pumping the first gain medium and the second gain medium.12-15-2011
20090198222Dermal Scar Treatment Equipment - Provided is a dermal scar treatment equipment. The treatment equipment includes a pad, a plurality of pins, and an insulating layer. The pad electrically connects with a high frequency generator. The pins are protrusively coupled to a front of the pad, are inserted into collagen fibers in the dermis through the epidermis, and propagate a high frequency to the collagen fibers. The insulating layer is coated on an end of each of the pins and isolates the pins from the epidermis for no contact.08-06-2009
20100305554LASER BEAM DERMATALOGICAL HEAT TREATMENT DEVICE - A device for dermatological treatment, includes an energy source, the energy source generating a quasi-Gaussian laser beam, characterised in that it includes an element for shaping the beam between the energy source and a source to be treated, the shaping element being adapted for converting the beam into a beam having a power distributed homogenously on a given surface, and in that the device further includes a removable and replaceable optical unit.12-02-2010
20080287930Thermal Energy Applicator - An apparatus and method, for selective thermal treatment of tissue, below the surface, while avoiding injury to the superficial layers of the tissue. The apparatus comprises a reflective beam conversion system for providing a pre-selected therapeutic dose of light energy of optimal spectrum and optimal pulse duration to a confined target volumes at predetermined depth under the tissue surface, while reducing the thermal exposure of the surface of the tissue, and the overlying and surrounding tissues. The method is advantageous for treating a variety of medical and dermatological conditions in a safer and more effective manner.11-20-2008
20100069898Acne Treatment Method, System and Device - An acne treatment system, device and method includes optical visualization means for identifying areas of skin colonized by the 03-18-2010
20100130969SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT - A system and method for dermatological treatment uses a handpiece and a control system. The treatment area is analyzed for abnormalities and a customized treatment profile is created. Electromagnetic radiation then treats abnormalities in the treatment area, which can be shaped and pixilated into different intensities according to the treatment profile.05-27-2010
20090149843Tattoo Removal and Other Dermatological Treatments using Multi-Photon Processing - A system and method for providing multi-photon processing treatment to a patient. A localized, multi-photon processing event is initiated within a vicinity of an unwanted pigment in order to remove the pigment. The multi-photon processing event requires a relatively low energy, but very intense, pulse of light. The low amount of energy per pulse allows ablation of the material to be highly localized, with negligible thermal damage to surrounding material. The multi-photon event may be initiated by focusing a suitable electromagnetic pulse, such as a 2 mJ laser pulse having a 100 to 300 femtoseconds pulse duration, into a focal volume small enough that the intensity exceeds 1006-11-2009
20100082019DEVICES AND METHODS FOR GENERATION OF SUBSURFACE MICRODISRUPTIONS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A device comprises an energy source capable of generating short bursts of energy at a variable pulse repetition rates. The repetition rates range from a single shot to several hundreds Mega-Hertz so that selective, three dimensional interactions with a volumetric zone of skin or issue can be created substantially without damage or substantial changes to overlying or underlying or surrounding tissue or skin.04-01-2010
20090062781METHOD OF USING GEL SHEETS FOR LASER TREATMENT - A method and combination for performing laser therapy, involving the steps of providing a sheet of clear film of appropriate size and thickness, and placing the sheet of clear film over an area of a skin to be treated prior to laser therapy. The method may further include steps of replacing the sheet with a new sheet of clear film, periodically during the therapy.03-05-2009
20110166560SKIN CARE LASER DEVICE - A skin care laser device is provided, which mainly includes a photograph unit, a distance measuring unit, a computing unit, a laser unit, a moving unit, and a comparing unit. The photograph unit scans a patient and generates an image signal. The distance measuring unit measures a distance from the patient and generates a distance signal. The computing unit receives the image signal and the distance signal, computes the signals, and generates a displacement instruction and a control instruction. The moving unit receives the displacement instruction and drives the photograph unit, the distance measuring unit, and the laser unit to make dynamic movement. The comparing unit receives the control instruction, compares an energy data of the laser unit with a control data of the control instruction, and determines whether to excite a laser to the patient or not.07-07-2011
20110166559METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERSONAL SKIN TREATMENT - Disclosed is a skin treatment device for personal use. The device includes an optical radiation providing module operating in pulsed or continuous operation mode, a mechanism for continuously displacing the device across the skin, and a device displacement speed monitoring arrangement. When the device is applied to skin, the optical pulses repetition rate establishes the power of the optical radiation as a function of the device displacement speed. The device a hair removal mechanism configured to mechanically remove hair from the treated segment of the skin.07-07-2011
20100094265Automated Laser-Treatment System With Real Time Integrated 3D Vision System for Laser Debridement and the Like - A method for automated treatment of an area of skin of a patient with laser energy. The method including: identifying the area to be treated with the laser; modeling the identified area of the skin to be treated; and controlling the laser to direct laser energy to within the modeled area of the skin.04-15-2010
20090131922Reconnectable Handpieces for Optical Energy Based Devices and Methods for Adjusting Device Components - Handpieces which comprise characteristic data storage systems electronically storing characteristic data, devices comprising these handpieces, methods of characterizing the device components, and methods of adjusting the device components based on stored characteristic data are described. The handpieces can be repeatedly connected to, disconnected from, and reconnected to an optical energy system comprising at least one optical energy source and at least one controller by a treatment provider. When the handpieces are connected to an optical energy source and a controller, the component characteristic data is accessed and used to adjust one or more of the components in order for the components to function together within a pre-determined tolerance. Once the components are connected and adjusted, the device can be used to provide an optical energy based medical and/or cosmetic treatment to a tissue such as, for example, human skin.05-21-2009
20100211055METHOD FOR BODY TONING AND AN INTEGRATED DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE SAME - Tracking toning history of a subject and determining parameters of a current toning session is provided by recording and storing into the memory of a toning device, or a computer or some other processing device, parameters of each of the preceding tissue toning procedures, as well as segments of the subject body affected by such toning procedures. Next, the recorded data is analyzed and one or more protocols related to the current tissue toning session are then derived. Concurrently, with executing the protocol, recommendations on skin care options, new products adapted for skin care and complementary to the skin/tissue toning, and any other skin care news that may be relevant to the subject skin care are identified and provided.08-19-2010
20100204686LIGHT TREATMENTS FOR ACNE AND OTHER DISORDERS OF FOLLICLES - The present invention provide methods for treating acne by exposing affected follicles to at least one, and preferably two or all three, of the following radiation pulses: a radiation pulse (PC pulse) having a wavelength components in a range of about 360-700 nm; a radiation pulse (PTV pulse) having wavelength components in a range of about 470 nm to 650 nm and/or in a range of about 500 nm to about 620 nm; and a radiation pulse (PTIR pulse) having wavelength components in a range of about 900 nm to about 1800 nm. The irradiated treatment region is preferably maintained at a temperature of about 38 to 43 C in order to enhance the efficacy of the treatment.08-12-2010
20130184693DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING MEDICAL, SKIN, AND HAIR DISORDERS WITH ENERGY - A device and a method for thermal treatments of target material with various thermal interactions are disclosed. A device for treating hair on the skin comprises a treatment head coupled to a housing; a hair remover for removing the hair from a target area of the skin; a light source for transmitting a predetermined amount of energy to the skin. A device and method for treatment of tissue. The device comprises of an energy source for treatment of surface and subsurface tissue, And of a mechanical source of energy for mechanically deforming the treated tissue. Both the Mechanical Energy (ME) and the Treatment Energy (TE) may be either continuously operating (CO) or modulated in time and space.07-18-2013
20110184396COOLED HANDPIECE FOR TREATING THE SKIN WITH VISIBLE RADIATION - The handpiece for treating the skin with irradiation using a light beam (F07-28-2011
20120083777SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MICROABLATION OF TISSUE - The present invention generally relates to the field of laser treatment of tissue, and particularly, to a system and method for creating microablated channels in skin. The present invention is more particularly directed to treating subsurface tissue through the created channels.04-05-2012
20100174275METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUASI-FRACTIONAL INTENSE PULSE LIGHT RESURFACING - An apparatus for treating a skin surface of a patient includes a light source for providing light to the skin surface. The apparatus also includes a shield provided at an output port of the light source so as to be disposed between the skin surface and the light source, the shield including a plurality of holes. The shield is made of a ceramic material that allows light to pass therethrough at an attenuated amount.07-08-2010
20100174277METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUASI-FRACTIONAL INTENSE PULSE LIGHT RESURFACING - A system and method for treating a skin target area includes one or more RF electrodes adapted to provide RF energy for heating the skin target area. A quasi-fractional light unit is adapted to provide optical spots of energy having a wavelength not greater than 1200 nm for heating the skin target area. The RF electrodes and the quasi-fractional light unit are configured to provide energy essentially simultaneously to the skin target area to heat the entire target in non-uniform manner by way of a matrix of spots each having a predetermined diameter.07-08-2010
20120239017OPTICAL APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - An optical apparatus is disclosed. The optical apparatus includes an optical emitting module, a sensing module, and a processing module. The optical emitting module is used to emit a laser toward a specific region of skin surface. The sensing module is used to sense tissue distribution information under the specific region of skin surface. The processing module is used to adjust at least one laser parameter used during the optical emitting module emits the laser toward the specific region of skin surface according to the tissue distribution information.09-20-2012
20120239016Radiation-Based Dermatological Devices and Methods - A self-contained, hand-held device for providing radiation-based dermatological treatments includes a device body configured to be handheld by a user; a laser device supported in the device body, the laser device including a laser beam source configured to emit laser radiation; an application end configured to be manually moved across the surface of the skin during a treatment session; and electronics configured to control the laser beam source to emit laser radiation toward the skin to provide a dermatological treatment; wherein the device includes no optics downstream of the laser source.09-20-2012
20120215210APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HUMAN OR ANIMAL TISSUE BY LIGHT - Apparatus for the treatment of human or animal tissue by light includes a light source for directing light towards the tissue in use, an applicator having a tissue-facing surface, a detector for detecting in use proximity of the tissue-facing surface to the tissue, and a control element responsive to the detector for controlling the light source to direct light to be incident on the tissue in use only when the tissue-facing surface is spaced from the tissue.08-23-2012
20120215209Tattoo Removal and Other Dermatological Treatments using Multi-Photon Processing - A system and method for removing a portion of a tattoo using multi-photon ablation is described. A localized, multi-photon processing event is initiated within a vicinity of a pigment in order to remove it. The multi-photon event requires a relatively low energy, but very intense, pulse of light. The low amount of energy per pulse allows ablation of the material to be highly localized, with negligible thermal damage to surrounding material. The multi-photon event may be initiated by focusing a suitable electromagnetic pulse, such as a 2 mJ laser pulse having a pulse duration of 100-300 femtoseconds, into a focal volume small enough that the intensity exceeds 1008-23-2012
20100049178METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING SWEAT PRODUCTION - Methods and apparatuses are provided for reducing sweat production via, for example, the removal, disablement, and incapacitation of sweat glands in the epidermis, dermis and subdermal tissue regions of a patient. In one embodiment, a method of treating a patient is provided which involves identifying a patient having a condition of excessive sweating, positioning an energy delivery device proximate to a skin tissue of the patient and delivering energy to sweat glands to halt secretion of sweat. The energy delivery device may include microwave delivery devices, RF delivery devices, and cryogenic therapy devices. Some embodiments may include using a cooling element for avoiding destruction of non-target tissue and/or a suction device to localize treatment at specific portions of the skin fold.02-25-2010
20100049177Microdermabrasion System with Combination Skin Therapies - A microdermabrasion system offers a combination of other skin therapies in conjunction with microdermabrasion. In an implementation, the system applies light therapy, photodynamic therapy, radio frequency and microwave energy therapy, massage therapy, or combinations of these while exfoliating the skin.02-25-2010
20090118720Dermatological Apparatus and Method - A dermatological laser apparatus in accordance with the present invention may comprise a plurality of laser light sources, a corresponding plurality of optical delivery pathways, and a focusing system. The dermatological laser apparatus may also comprise a control system for controlling the operation of the plurality of laser light sources to generate a broad range of therapeutic treatment patterns on or within a layer of skin.05-07-2009
20100022997Method and process for producing youthful-appearing, small-pored, and smooth skin - The method and process for producing youthful appearing, small-pored, and smooth skin comprises pre-treating the skin topically with retinoic acid, applying a contaminant in oil to the skin, and removing the contaminate by exploding or rupturing it with laser light. When treating the face, removing the contaminant requires only about 4 minutes. The laser light itself does not injure the skin but the rupture of the contaminant produces thermal injury in the high dermis leaving the epidermis intact. Repeated intermittent laser treatments and applications of topical retinoic acid produces the desired results in the skin indefinitely as long as the treatment and applications are continued.01-28-2010
20100010481Cosmetic Method of Treating Skin Ageing - A device for carrying out a cosmetic method or treating skin ageing and the method comprising the following steps: a) connecting an electronic device, able to generate high frequency electric current waves having a distorted sinusoidal wave form by the presence of harmonics, to one or more electrodes of essentially laminar shape; b) applying said one or more electrodes on the skin surface in the area to be treated; c) activating said electronic device in order to transfer said current waves to said one or more electrodes and to maintain said device activated for a predetermined time; d) deactivating said device and removing the electrodes from the contact with the treated area.01-14-2010
20100010480DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS ENERGY DELIVERY - The invention provides a system and method for percutaneous energy delivery in an effective, manner using one or more probes. Additional variations of the system include array of probes configured to minimize the energy required to produce the desired effect.01-14-2010
20120253334Dermatological Treatment Device with One or More Multi-Emitter Laser Diode - A dermatological treatment device includes a handheld device body, and a laser control circuit housed in the device body and configured to generate laser radiation for delivery to a target area of tissue. The laser control circuit includes a multiple-emitter laser diode and a battery source. The multiple-emitter laser diode includes a monolithic stack of layers formed on a substrate, the monolithic stack of layers including a multiple-emitter region defining at least two emitter junctions, each emitter junction configured to emit a laser beam. The battery source provides current to the laser diode such that each of the at least two emitter junctions concurrently emits a laser beam, the at least two concurrently emitted laser beams forming a collective beam. The device delivers the collective beam to the target area of tissue to provide a dermatological treatment.10-04-2012
20120253333Combination Laser Treatment of Skin Conditions - A method and apparatus for treatment of health and skin conditions through the use of a combination of laser systems or a laser system capable of delivering different pulse durations. The laser system being capable of producing both Q-switched short pulsed laser energy and millisecond long pulsed laser energies. Multiple skin conditions would be susceptible to this treatment, including acne, skin aging and textural changes, pigmentary changes, scarring, rosacea, striae, redness and hair removal.10-04-2012
20120232539Radiation-Based Dermatological Devices and Methods - A self-contained, hand-held device for providing a dermatological treatment includes a device body configured to be handheld by a user; a radiation source supported in the device body, the radiation source including a beam source configured to generate an energy beam; an application end configured to be manually moved across the surface of the skin during a treatment session; electronics configured to pulse the radiation source during the treatment session such that the beam source emits pulsed energy beams to the skin; and a displacement control system including a displacement sensor configured to determine a displacement of the device relative to the skin, and electronics configured to control at least one operational parameter of the device based on the determined displacement of the device relative to the skin.09-13-2012
20120232538RADIATION-BASED DERMATOLOGICAL DEVICES AND METHODS - A self-contained, hand-held device for providing fractional treatment to the skin includes a device body configured to be handheld by a user; a radiation source supported in the device body, the radiation source including a single beam source configured to emit a single energy beam; an application end configured to be manually moved across the skin during a treatment session; and electronics configured to pulse the single beam source to emit a sequence of pulsed energy beams to the skin while the application end is manually moved across the skin, thereby generating an array of treatment spots on the skin, wherein adjacent treatment spots generated on the skin are spaced apart from each other by areas of non-treated skin between the adjacent treatment spots, thereby providing a fractional treatment. Each pulsed energy beam emitted by the beam source has the same, fixed propagation path with respect to the device body.09-13-2012
20120232537Radiation-Based Dermatological Devices and Methods - A self-contained, hand-held device for delivering fractional radiation-based treatment to the skin includes a device body configured to be handheld by a user; a radiation source supported in the device body, the radiation source including a beam source configured to generate an energy beam; an application end configured to be manually moved across the surface of the skin during a treatment session; and electronics configured to control the radiation source during the treatment session such that the beam source emits a sequence of pulsed energy beams to the skin to generate an array of treatment spots on the skin, wherein adjacent treatment spots generated on the skin are spaced apart from each other by areas of non-treated skin between the adjacent treatment spots. Each energy beam emitted by the pulsed beam source has the same, fixed propagation path with respect to the device body.09-13-2012
20120232536Radiation-Based Dermatological Devices and Methods - A device for providing radiation-based dermatological treatments includes a device body configured to be handheld by a user; a VCSEL laser supported in the device body, the VCSEL laser including multiple spaced-apart VCSEL beam sources configured to generate multiple discrete laser beams for generating multiple discrete treatment spots on the skin; an application end configured to be manually moved across the surface of the skin during a treatment session; and electronics configured to control the multiple VCSEL beam sources to emit the multiple discrete laser beams toward the skin to provide a dermatological treatment.09-13-2012
20110004201PHOTO-EPILATION DEVICE - A photo-epilation device (01-06-2011
20120265182Skin Treatment with Optical Radiation - A hand held device generates a predetermined number of pulses of electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined electromagnetic spectrum, a predetermined duration, a predetermined inter-pulse interval, and a predetermined total energy. The pulse sequence is delivered to a skin surface to reduce or eliminate Xray or ultraviolet radiation damage to the skin surface.10-18-2012
20110130748BODY SURFACE TREATMENT - The present methods and systems provide the induction of preselected injury types to target areas of tissue in an iterative manner in order to provide beneficial treatment with respect to a desired body surface. The methods and systems disclosed herein may include the precise selection of target areas for treatment, which may itself involve identifying physical features that require treatment, distinguishing areas or features that are not suitable for treatment, or both. The present modalities are distinguishable from prior methodologies having lower rates of success because of the failure of the latter to match treatment or treatment type with specific physical features.06-02-2011
20120271289HAIR REMOVAL DEVICES AND METHODS - We describe devices, methods, and systems used for hair removal. In particular, we describe hair removal devices, particularly epilation devices, methods of using those devices, and systems including those hair removal devices. Our hair removal devices include, in combination, a.) at least one primary energy source that applies that energy, e.g., radio-frequency (RF), high intensity focused ultrasonic (HIFU) energy, or high intensity light, e.g., intense-pulsed light (IPL) or light from flash lamps or lasers, to the skin or to hair in a continuous, semi-continuous, or pulsed mode and b.) a hair removal component or components, such as rotary mechanical hair removal structures or epilators, that perform a mechanical hair removal step. Auxiliary treatment or control components such as comparatively lower power heaters, ultrasound devices, coolers, impedance measurement devices, etc. may also be included in the combination or used in conjunction with our combination device.10-25-2012
20120323229EYE-SAFE DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF SKIN TISSUE - Methods and devices are described that provide for eye-safe treatments using a photocosmetic device on skin tissue. In particular, various eye-safety devices protect the eye, including both the retina and the iris, as well as provide additional skin safety. The devices and methods described are particularly useful in consumer devices, but are useful in other devices also.12-20-2012
20110060321FOLLICULAR UNIT HARVESTING TOOL - The invention provides a device and a method for improving hair harvesting and extraction. The device includes a mechanism for assisting in separation of the hair graft from the surrounding connective tissue. The apparatus and methods of the current invention are such that the viability of the follicular unit contained within the extracted plug is substantially preserved.03-10-2011
20110238047FLUORESCENT HANDPIECE - A handpiece can treat biological tissue using electromagnetic radiation, which can be substantially fluorescent light. The handpiece includes a source of electromagnetic radiation and a nonlinear waveguide. The nonlinear waveguide is adjacent the source, receives electromagnetic radiation from the source, and delivers the electromagnetic radiation to the biological tissue. The handpiece also includes a system for circulating a fluorescent substance through the nonlinear waveguide. The fluorescent substance is capable of modulating at least one property of the electromagnetic radiation.09-29-2011
20120289948Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A device for treating an area of skin by scanning radiation to form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin may include a radiation source that generates an input beam, and a scanning system that scans the input beam to provide a sequential series of reflected output beams that form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin. The scanning system may include a rotating scanning element including a plurality of reflection surfaces, each configured to reflect the input beam in an angular direction to provide one of the reflected output beams, such that as the rotating scanning element rotates about an axis, the input beam is sequentially reflected by different reflection surfaces to provide the sequential series of reflected output, beams, wherein a first reflection surface is offset from a second reflection surface in a direction generally along the axis of rotation of the rotating scanning element.11-15-2012
20130018362LASER SCANNING SYSTEM, HAIR-CUTTING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHODAANM Verhagen; RiekoAACI EindhovenAACO NLAAGP Verhagen; Rieko Eindhoven NL - The invention relates to a laser scanning system (01-17-2013
20110160712Laser treatment system and method for producing thermal cavities and energy droplets - A laser process for tissue treatment. Preferred embodiments include features for producing a first laser beam and a second laser beam and a skin cooler for cooling the surface of a region of skin. The system is designed to utilize the first laser beam for heating a volume of skin tissue below the cooled surface region to a temperature below skin tissue damage threshold. This volume of skin tissue is called a “thermal cavity”. The second laser beam is divided into a plurality of separate laser beams that are directed through separate optical fibers and via separate paths through skin tissue to a single tiny volume of skin tissue within the thermal cavity to heat that tiny volume to a temperature above the damage threshold. This tiny volume is called an energy droplet. Thus tiny regions of tissue are damaged while minimizing or preventing any significant damage to adjacent tissue.06-30-2011
20130172862Tattoo Removal with Two Laser Beams via Multi-Photon Processes - A method for removing tattoos using two laser beams and a multi-photon process is disclosed. A 0.1 to 100 nsec pulse secondary laser beam focused to 1007-04-2013
20080255547Uv Lamp for Treatment of the Skin - UV lamp for treatment of the skin, which lamp has a radiation capacity substantially entirely in the UV spectrum and in the red-light spectrum, wherein the radiation capacity of the lamp in the red light spectrum between 600 nm and 700 nm is at least 3% of the radiation capacity in the UV spectrum. In a first embodiment the lamp is a UV fluorescent lamp, having a first UV emitting phosphor and a second red light emitting phosphor, wherein the red light emitting phosphor is CeGdMgB10-16-2008
20080228178Hair-Growth Control Device and Hair-Growth Control Method - The invention relates to a device (09-18-2008
20080215040VARIABLE DEPTH SKIN HEATING WITH LASERS - Treating biological tissue can include selecting parameter for electromagnetic radiation based on at least one parameter of a target region within the biological tissue. Treating biological tissue also includes methods, systems, and kits for delivering the electromagnetic radiation through a surface of the biological tissue to the target region to induce within the target region a sub-surface thermal injury characterized, for example, by a desired degree and a desired depth and confining the sub-surface thermal injury to substantially within the target region.09-04-2008
20080215039Method and Apparatus for Inhibiting Pain Signals During Vacuum-Assisted Medical Treatments of the Skin - An apparatus adapted to inhibit pain signals generated by pain receptors in the skin during a skin related medical treatment such as an injection. An evacuation chamber is provided with an essentially rigid interface element through which a medical treatment can be administered to a selected skin region, one or more walls which are placeable on, or in the vicinity of, the skin region, an interior defined by the walls and by the interface element, and an opening at the bottom of the interior which is sealable by the skin region. A device generates a vacuum within the evacuation chamber interior to a level suitable for drawing the skin region through the opening towards, and in a compressing relation against, the interface element, to inhibit the transmission of a pain signal generated by pain receptors located within the skin region.09-04-2008
20080215038Hair Removing System - The invention relates to a system and method for removing hair The system comprises a hair detection device and a hair-removing device (09-04-2008
20130096546NON-UNIFORM BEAM OPTICAL TREATMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS - An apparatus is disclosed including: an incoherent light source that generates a treatment beam having a non-uniform energy profile, the non-uniform energy profile being included of regions of relatively high energy per unit area within a substantially uniform background region of relatively low energy per unit area.04-18-2013
20130103017Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A device for treating an area of skin by scanning radiation to form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin includes an automated scanning system configured to receive an input beam generated by a radiation source and scan the received input beam to provide a sequential series of output beams that form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin, the automated scanning system including a generally cup-shaped scanning element configured to rotate about a rotational axis. The generally cup-shaped scanning element may include a plurality of lenslets arranged around the rotational axis, each lenslet configured to provide one of the output beams, such that as the rotating scanning element rotates about the rotational axis, the input beam is sequentially reflected by different lenslets surfaces to provide the sequential series of output beams.04-25-2013
20080200908LIGHT BEAM WAVELENGTH MIXING FOR TREATING VARIOUS DERMATOLOGIC CONDITIONS - A light based treatment method and apparatus for skin photorejuvenation of a target region of skin. The treatment method uses multiple wavelength bands of light or radiation. The ratio of the energies of the wavelength bands is selected according to a skin parameter, e.g., skin type, which can be differentiated by the amount of melanin in the skin and skin condition. The invention features, in one embodiment, a safe and effective method and apparatus for treating a full range of skin types with approximately the same fluence. In some embodiments the invention can also feature a blended wavelength with a first beam of radiation with a first energy and a second beam of radiation with a second energy delivered simultaneously or sequentially. The heating of the epidermis can be maintained approximately constant regardless of skin type, leading to safe treatments and a simple protocol for all skin types.08-21-2008
20100286673METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF TISSUE - Devices and methods of treatment of tissue, such as skin tissue, with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) are disclosed that employ local deformation of tissue in small areas. Devices and methods employing local deformation are used to produce fractional lattices of EMR-treated islets in tissue for application including hair growth management.11-11-2010
20120283709Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A self-contained, hand-held device for providing a dermatological treatment includes a radiation source configured to generate one or more radiation beams, and an optical system configured to deliver the one or more radiation beams to the skin to provide a dermatological treatment. Each radiation beam includes a first axis beam profile and an orthogonal second axis beam profile. The optical system includes a first axis optic configured to influence the first axis beam profile of each radiation beam by a greater extent than the second axis beam profile of each radiation beam, and a second axis optic configured to influence the second axis beam profile of each radiation beam by a greater extent than the first axis beam profile of each radiation beam.11-08-2012
20120283712Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A hand-held device for providing a dermatological treatment by scanning a laser beam to form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin includes a laser source that generates an input beam, an automated scanning system, and a treatment spot control system. The automated scanning system includes a rotating multi-sector scanning element configured to repeatedly scan the input beam, each scan providing an array of output beams corresponding to the multiple sectors of the scanning element and forming a scanned row of treatment spots on the skin. The scanning element is configured such that each sector provides a constant-angular-direction output beam as that sector rotates through the input beam. The treatment spots of each scanned row are spaced apart from each other by areas of non-irradiated skin. The treatment spot control system provides a distance between adjacent rows of treatment spots in a direction of manual movement of the device.11-08-2012
20120283711Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A device for providing a dermatological treatment, the device includes a device body, a radiation delivery system for delivering radiation to the skin to provide a dermatological treatment, and a situation-specific control system. The control system includes a plurality of sensors and control electronics programmed to receive signals from the plurality of sensors; determine whether to initiate radiation delivery by the radiation delivery system based on a comparison of the signals received from the plurality of sensors to a first condition; and once radiation is initiated, determine whether to continue radiation delivery by the radiation delivery system based on a comparison of the signals received from the plurality of sensors to a second condition that is different than the first condition.11-08-2012
20120283710Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A hand-held device for providing laser-based dermatological treatments includes a laser beam source supported in a device body, an automated scanning system, and control electronics. The automated scanning system is configured to receive an input beam generated by the laser beam source and scan the input beam to provide a series of output beams for delivery to the skin via an application end of the device to form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin. The application end is configured for movement across the skin during a treatment session. The control electronics control the laser beam source and/or the automated scanning system to deliver the scanned output beams to the skin at a radiation intensity sufficient to provide an effective dermatological treatment, and wherein the scanned output beams delivered from the application end of the device meet the Class 1M or better eye safety classification per the IEC 60825-1.11-08-2012
20130123762Skin Treatment Device Using Pulsed Electromagnetic Radiation - The skin treatment device comprises a housing, a flashlamp arranged inside the housing, the housing having an opening through which electromagnetic energy originating from the flashlamp can be transmitted towards a skin surface. The housing comprises: 05-16-2013
20080300582LASER SKIN PERFORATOR AND METHOD OF FORMING SKIN HOLE USING LASER - A laser skin perforator and a method of forming a skin hole using a laser that forms a plurality of micro holes in skin using the laser when treating various skin diseases such as removing a wrinkle and a scar of skin are provided. The laser skin perforator includes a main laser oscillator, an optical unit, an area display laser oscillator, a shutter unit, and a laser emission unit. Further, the method of forming a skin hole using a laser includes setting a surgical operation area, radiating an area display laser beam, setting an emission value of a main laser beam, setting the pulse number of the main laser beam, and forming a micro hole in skin by radiating the main laser beam of the set pulse number.12-04-2008
20130103016AUTOMATIC BEAUTY THERAPY EQUIPMENT - An automatic beauty therapy equipment contains a displacement driving device including a pedestal to be driven by a displacing mechanism so as to move straightly or curvedly in a first-axis direction, a second-axis direction, and a third-axis direction; a therapy device including a therapy element fixed in the pedestal; a controlling device including a controller electrically connecting with the displacement diving device and the therapy device, the controller being used to control the displacement driving device to urge the therapy element of the therapy device to move straightly or curvedly within a therapy area in the first-axis, the second-axis, and the third-axis directions, and the controller being served to set a therapy area so that the therapy element is driven to move vertically and swing with a curved profile of the therapy area to have a precise and stable beauty therapy in the therapy area.04-25-2013
20130204238COMBINATION THERAPY - The present methods, systems, and kits permit the induction of multimodal injury to a subject's skin. This approach maximizes the responsiveness of the treated area to treatments for producing hair follicles; exciting, activating, and dispersing existing hair-producing structures; and bringing about other physiological changes that correspond to increased hair growth and/or the growth of more robust hairs. In contrast with conventional methodologies, the present methods and systems provide heretofore unattainable advantages through use of a multi-pronged approach of de novo hair follicle production, in combination with reorganization of existing structures to produce new follicular units, as well as pharmaceutical enhancement of both processes, and other gainful techniques.08-08-2013
20130204239SKIN TREATMENT SYSTEM - A method of operating a flashlamp (08-08-2013

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