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Edward W Knowlton: Method for controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 26, 1998: US05755753 (563 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 (409 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 (382 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 (368 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 (356 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 (337 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 (310 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: Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, August 26, 1997: US05660836 (304 worldwide citation)

A method and 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 ep ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Fluid delivery apparatus. Paul Davis, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, June 15, 2004: US06749624 (304 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: Apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 16, 1999: US05871524 (295 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 ...