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A method and system for noninvasive face lifts and tissue tightening are disclosed. The method and treatment system are configured for thermal treatment of Superficial Muscular Aponeurosis System (SMAS) tissue, muscular fascia, or both. In one embodiment, a cosmetic system is configured for treating the SMAS and/or muscular fasica through delivery of ultrasound energy at a depth, distribution, timing, and energy level to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.

Title
Ultrasound treatment of sub-dermal tissue for cosmetic effects
Application Number
13/679430
Publication Number
8506486 (B2)
Application Date
November 16, 2012
Publication Date
August 13, 2013
Inventor
Brian D O Connor
Phoenix
AZ, US
Inder Raj S Makin
Mesa
AZ, US
Peter G Barthe
Phoenix
AZ, US
Michael H Slayton
Tempe
AZ, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Guided Therapy Systems
AZ, US
IPC
A61B 7/02
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