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1. WO1999029245 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL

Publication Number WO/1999/029245
Publication Date 17.06.1999
International Application No. PCT/US1998/026302
International Filing Date 10.12.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 01.06.1999
IPC
A61B 18/20 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
18by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves
20using laser
CPC
A61B 18/203
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
18by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves
20using laser
203applying laser energy to the outside of the body
A61B 2018/00452
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
00315for treatment of particular body parts
00452Skin
A61B 2018/00476
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
00315for treatment of particular body parts
00452Skin
00476Hair follicles
Applicants
  • QUON, David, W. [US]/[US]
  • QUON, Hew, W. [US]/[US]
  • QUON, Wanda, A. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • QUON, David, W.
  • QUON, Hew, W.
  • QUON, Wanda, A.
Agents
  • KLEINBERG, Marvin, H.
Priority Data
08/987,95610.12.1997US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL D'EPILATION PERMANENTE
Abstract
(EN) A permanent hair removal method includes the steps of preparing the surface of the skin, including the removal of excess hair and the application of suitable cleansers and degreasers. Alkaline ions, in a gel, cream, ointment or solution containing a buffered solution of potassium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate are applied to the clean, prepared surface. Apparatus using massage, ultrasound or other treatment modalities, promotes the penetration of the alkaline ions into the skin and hair follicles. The alkaline ions are then heated in situ through the use of a radiant energy source apparatus such as, for example, a laser, an infrared lamp or other high intensity light source. Radiant energy can also be provided by microwave or diathermy sources. The heated alkaline ions will then destroy all hair cells that are encountered.
(FR) On décrit un procédé d'épilation permanente qui consiste à préparer la surface de la peau, y compris l'épilation des poils en excès et l'application de nettoyants et de dégraissants appropriés. On applique sur la surface propre préparée des ions alcalins présents dans un gel, une crème, une pommade ou une solution contenant une solution tamponnée de carbonate de potassium et de bicarbonate de sodium. Un appareil mettant en oeuvre des techniques de massage, des procédés ultrasonores ou d'autres modalités de traitement favorise la pénétration des ions alcalins dans la peau et les follicules pileux. Les ions alcalins sont ensuite chauffés $i(in situ) au moyen d'un appareil utilisant une source d'énergie rayonnante telle que, par exemple, un laser, une lampe à infrarouge ou une autre source de lumière à haute intensité. L'énergie rayonnante peut également provenir d'un oscillateur pour hyperfréquence ou d'une source de diathermie. Les ions alcalins chauffés détruisent ainsi toutes les cellules sensorielles qu'ils rencontrent.
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