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A system and method for treating subcutaneous histological features without affecting adjacent tissues adversely employs microwave energy of selected power, frequency and duration to penetrate subcutaneous tissue and heat target areas with optimum doses to permanently affect the undesirable features. The frequency chosen preferentially interacts with the target as opposed to adjacent tissue, and the microwave energy is delivered as a short pulse causing minimal discomfort and side effects. By distributing microwave energy at the skin over an area and adjusting power and frequency, different conditions, such as hirsuitism and telangiectasia, can be effectively treated.

Title
Method and apparatus for treating subcutaneous histological features
Application Number
8/904175
Publication Number
6104959
Application Date
July 31, 1997
Publication Date
August 15, 2000
Inventor
Robert Bruce Spertell
Northridge
CA, US
Agent
Raymond A Bogucki
Assignee
Microwave Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/00
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