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1. (WO2007005833) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SKIN REDUCTION
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/005833 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/025983
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 05.07.2006
IPC:
A61B 18/18 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
18
by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves
Applicants:
GIOVANNOLI, Joseph [US/US]; US
Inventors:
GIOVANNOLI, Joseph; US
Agent:
KAPLAN, Jeffrey, I.; KAPLAN GILMAN GIBSON & DERNIER LLP 900 Route 9 North Woodbridge, NJ 07095, US
Priority Data:
11/175,00405.07.2005US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SKIN REDUCTION
(FR) PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE REDUCTION DE LA PEAU
Abstract:
(EN) A method for reducing skin is disclosed, in which a plurality of incisions or removals are made to collectively form a patch of skin to be reduced, instead of making a single large treatment of the patch. Thus, scarring after healing is less noticeable. Preferably, the treated regions of skin are arranged such that a total area of all removed skin segments taken in a direction perpendicular to an axis of said patch changes gradually along said axis. The removed regions of skin are preferably navicular in shape, and the patches are preferably navicular in shape in the event an elongated incision is made. The removal of skin regions can be realized by proper treatment methods such as incisions and laser treatment.
(FR) L'invention concerne une méthode pour réduire la peau, selon laquelle une pluralité d'incisions ou d'extractions sont faites pour former collectivement un morceau de peau à réduire, au lieu de faire un seul traitement étendu du morceau de peau, la cicatrisation après guérison étant ainsi moins visible. De préférence, les zones cutanées traitées sont préparées de sorte qu'une zone totale de segments cutanés extraits, pris dans un sens perpendiculaire à un axe du morceau cutané, change graduellement le long de cet axe. Les zones cutanées extraites sont de préférence de forme naviculaire et les morceaux cutanés sont également de préférence de forme naviculaire si l'incision est allongée. L'extraction de zones cutanées peut être réalisée par des méthodes de traitement propres telles que les incisions et le traitement laser.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1912584CA2614300