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A method and system for providing ultrasound treatment to a deep tissue that contains a lower part of dermis and proximal protrusions of fat lobuli into the dermis. The invention delivers ultrasound energy to the region creating a thermal injury and coagulating the proximal protrusions of fat lobuli, whereby eliminating the fat protrusions into the dermis. The invention 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 treating cellulite
Application Number
13/356405
Publication Number
8672848 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2012
Publication Date
March 18, 2014
Inventor
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 8/00
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