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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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Donald R Korb, Stephen M Grenon, Timothy R Willis, Benjamin Tyson Gravely, Steven Bacich: Methods and systems for treating meibomian gland dysfunction using radio-frequency energy. TearScience, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, August 1, 2017: US09719977 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of treating meibomian gland dysfunction is disclosed. The method includes directing RF energy to an internal portion of a meibomian gland, selectively targeting an obstruction within a duct of the meibomian gland with the applied RF energy to melt, loosen, or soften the obstruction, and exp ...


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METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION USING RADIO-FREQUENCY ENERGY. October 19, 2017: US20170299567-A1

A method of treating meibomian gland dysfunction is disclosed. The method includes directing RF energy to an internal portion of a meibomian gland, selectively targeting an obstruction within a duct of the meibomian gland with the applied RF energy to melt, loosen, or soften the obstruction, and exp ...