The present invention provides apparatus and method for removal of body hair using electroporation. The apparatus has a pulse generator capable of generator electrical pulses of the desired amplitude and duration to kill hair follicles and an applicator having a first electrode placed in contact with a hair follicle and a second electrode interacting with the first electrode to provide an electroporating field in the tissue volume surrounding a hair to be removed. The apparatus may include a TENS system to provide patient relief from discomfort experienced by application of the electroporation pulses.

Title
Apparatus and method for hair removal by electroporation
Application Number
10/801783
Publication Number
20040186466
Application Date
March 16, 2004
Publication Date
September 23, 2004
Inventor
Ali Jaafar
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Victor I Chornenky
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Law Offices
MN, US
IPC
A61B 18/12
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