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1. (WO1998051235) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERMATOLOGY TREATMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051235    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/009600
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Thu May 14 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A61B 18/00
A61B 18/20
A61B 19/00
A61N 5/06
Applicants: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
Inventors: ALTSHULER, Gregory, B.
ANDERSON, R., Rox
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERMATOLOGY TREATMENT
Abstract:
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.