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Roger A Stern: Apparatus and method for treatment of tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 2, 2002: US06413255 (569 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to treat the skin includes a template having a tissue interface surface and an energy delivery device coupled to the template. The energy delivery device is configured to be coupled to a power source and has a variable resistance portion. A sensor is coupled to one of the template, the ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method for controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 26, 1998: US05755753 (554 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus applies radiant energy through the skin to underlying collagen tissue without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis. A porous membrane is adapted to receive an electrolytic solution and become inflated to substantially conform a contac ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Tissue remodeling apparatus containing cooling fluid. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rasati, February 26, 2002: US06350276 (401 worldwide citation)

A fluid delivery apparatus for introducing a fluid cooling media to a skin surface includes a template with a skin interface surface. An energy delivery device is coupled to the template. A fluid cooling media introduction member is coupled to the template. Resources controllably deliver energy from ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method for scar collagen formation and contraction. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, June 5, 2001: US06241753 (378 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for forming and contracting scar collagen below a tissue surface in a selected tissue site. An electromagnetic energy apparatus is provided and includes an electromagnetic energy source and a delivery device. The delivery device is positioned on the tissue surface. Electromagne ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method for controlled contraction of collagen tissue using RF energy. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 6, 1999: US05919219 (363 worldwide citation)

A method for tightening a surface of a skin with an underlying collagen containing tissue applies RF energy through the skin to underlying collagen tissue without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis. A porous membrane is adapted to receive an electrolytic ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method and apparatus for modifying skin surface and soft tissue structure. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 30, 2002: US06425912 (350 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided that modifies a skin surface or a soft tissue. The apparatus includes a skin surface conforming member and a hydration delivery device coupled to the conforming member. The hydration delivery device delivers a hydration agent to the skin surface. An energy delivery device is ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method for controlled contraction of collagen tissue via non-continuous energy delivery. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 7, 1999: US05948011 (334 worldwide citation)

A method for applying radiant energy through the skin to underlying collagen tissue without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis by delivering non-continuous energy. A porous membrane is adapted to receive an electrolytic solution and become inflated to sub ...


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Edward W Knowlton, Roger A Stern, Bryan Weber, Mitchell Levinson: Handpiece with electrode and non-volatile memory. Thermage, Wood Herron & Evans L, October 3, 2006: US07115123 (306 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for cooling a skin surface includes an RF device that has an RF electrode with dielectric and conductive portions. The RF device is configured to be coupled to an RF energy source. A cooling member is coupled to the RF device. A memory is coupled to the RF device. The memory is configur ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 16, 1999: US05871524 (291 worldwide citation)

An apparatus applies radiant energy through the skin to an underlying subcutaneous layer or deeper soft tissue layers that includes loculations of fat with fibrous septae made of collagen tissue. This creates a desired contour effect without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial c ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Apparatus for tissue remodeling. Thermage, Paul Davis, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, August 6, 2002: US06430446 (283 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to modify a skin surface or a soft tissue structure underlying the skin surface includes a template with a mechanical force application surface and a receiving opening to receive a body structure. The mechanical force application surface is configured to receive the body structure and a ...