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Methods and systems for treating stretch marks through deep tissue tightening with ultrasound are provided. An exemplary method and system comprise a therapeutic ultrasound system configured for providing ultrasound treatment to a shallow tissue region, such as a region comprising an epidermis, a dermis and a deep dermis. In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, a therapeutic ultrasound system can be configured to achieve depth from 0 mm to 1 cm with a conformal selective deposition of ultrasound energy without damaging an intervening tissue in the range of frequencies from 2 to 50 MHz. In addition, a therapeutic ultrasound can also be configured in combination with ultrasound imaging or imaging/monitoring capabilities, either separately configured with imaging, therapy and monitoring systems or any level of integration thereof.

Title
Method and system for treating stretch marks
Application Number
11/163178
Publication Number
7615016 (B2)
Application Date
October 7, 2005
Publication Date
November 10, 2009
Inventor
Inder Raj S Makin
Mesa
AZ, US
Michael H Slayton
Tempe
AZ, US
Peter G Barthe
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Snell & Wilmer L
Assignee
Guided Therapy Systems L L C
AZ, US
IPC
A61H 1/00
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