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1. (WO2015117005) COOLING DEVICE TO DISRUPT FUNCTION SEBACEOUS GLANDS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/117005    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/013918
Publication Date: Fri Aug 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 31 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: A61B 18/02
A61B 18/04
A61B 18/18
Applicants: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
Inventors: ANDERSON, Richard Rox
TAM, Joshua
JALIAN, Hrak Ray
Title: COOLING DEVICE TO DISRUPT FUNCTION SEBACEOUS GLANDS
Abstract:
One aspect of the invention provides a cooling device including a cooling unit and a control unit. The control unit is programmed to control operation of the cooling unit in order to cool one or more sebaceous glands within a local region for a period of time and to a temperature sufficient to disrupt function of the one or more sebaceous glands without permanently injuring epidermal tissue or cooling subcutaneous adipose tissue to 25˚C or below 25˚C.