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A method and system for providing ultrasound treatment to a tissue that contains a lower part of dermis and proximal protrusions of fat lobuli into the dermis. An embodiment delivers ultrasound energy to the region creating a thermal injury and coagulating the proximal protrusions of fat lobuli, thereby eliminating the fat protrusions into the dermis. An embodiment can also include ultrasound imaging configurations using the same or a separate probe before, after or during the treatment. In addition various therapeutic levels of ultrasound can be used to increase the speed at which fat metabolizes. Additionally the mechanical action of ultrasound physically breaks fat cell clusters and stretches the fibrous bonds. Mechanical action will also enhance lymphatic drainage, stimulating the evacuation of fat decay products.

Title
Method and system for ultrasound treatment of fat
Application Number
13/789562
Publication Number
8636665 (B2)
Application Date
March 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 28, 2014
Inventor
Inder Raj S Makin
Mesa
AZ, US
Peter G Barthe
Phoenix
AZ, US
Michael H Slayton
Tempe
AZ, US
Assignee
Guided Therapy Systems
AZ, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
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