08906006 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 11 patents.

An apparatus and method for performing non-invasive treatment of the human face and body by electroporation in lieu of cosmetic surgery is provided. The apparatus comprises a high voltage pulse generator and an applicator having two or more electrodes in close mechanical and electrical contact with the patient's skin for applying the pulses to the patient's skin. The applicator may consist of two pieces with one electrode having a sharp tip and another having a flat surface. High voltage pulses delivered to the electrodes create at the tip of the sharp electrode an electric field high enough to cause death of relatively large subcutaneous fat cells by electroporation. Moving the electrode tip along the skin creates a line of necrotic subcutaneous fat cells, which later are metabolized by the body. Multiple applications of the electrode along predetermined lines on the face or neck create shrinkage of the skin and the subcutaneous fat volume underlying the treated area.

Title
Method of destroying tissue cells by electroporation
Application Number
14/176889
Publication Number
8906006 (B2)
Application Date
February 10, 2014
Publication Date
December 9, 2014
Inventor
Ali Jaafar
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Victor Chornenky
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Ryan D Artis
Assignee
AngioDynamics
NY, US
IPC
A61B 18/00
A61N 1/04
C12N 13/00
A61B 18/14
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