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A method can include targeting a region of interest below a surface of skin, which contains fat lobuli and delivering ultrasound energy to the region of interest. The ultrasound energy generates a conformal lesion with said ultrasound energy on a surface of a fat lobuli. The lesion creates an opening in the surface of the fat lobuli, which allows the draining of a fluid out of the fat lobuli and through the opening. In addition, by applying ultrasound energy to fat cells to increase the temperature to between 43 degrees and 49 degrees, cell apoptosis can be realized, thereby resulting in reduction of fat.

Title
Methods and systems for fat reduction and/or cellulite treatment
Application Number
12/646609
Publication Number
8663112 (B2)
Application Date
December 23, 2009
Publication Date
March 4, 2014
Inventor
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 8/00
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