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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERMATOLOGICAL HYPOPIGMENTATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/017477
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide method and apparatus for effecting (e.g., lightening) an appearance of skin by cooling or freezing small separated surface regions of the skin to produce regions of local hypopigmentation. The width of the regions can be, for example, smaller than about 1 mm or 0.5 mm, and a distance between these frozen regions can be greater than about 3 times the width of the regions. An exemplary apparatus can be provided that includes a plurality of spatially-separated thermally conductive arrangements that can be affixed or otherwise coupled to a base. For example, the conductive arrangements can be regions of conductive material provided in or proximal to a thermal insulator, or thermally conductive protrusions affixed to the base. The conductive arrangements can be cooled and then contacted with the skin surface to produce the small regions of hypopigmentation.

Inventors:
ANDERSON, Richard, Rox (116 Myrtle Street #4, Boston, MA, 02114, US)
MANSTEIN, Dieter (1865 Brickell Ave, A2009Miami, FL, 33129, US)
Application Number:
US2009/053153
Publication Date:
July 08, 2010
Filing Date:
August 07, 2009
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Assignee:
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, US)
ANDERSON, Richard, Rox (116 Myrtle Street #4, Boston, MA, 02114, US)
MANSTEIN, Dieter (1865 Brickell Ave, A2009Miami, FL, 33129, US)
International Classes:
A61F7/00; A61H39/04
Foreign References:
US20080039747A12008-02-14
JPH04133822U1992-12-14
JPH1052475A1998-02-24
US20030100936A12003-05-29
KR100802155B12008-02-12
KR200431404Y12006-11-23
US20050222565A12005-10-06
Other References:
See also references of EP 2320840A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ABELEV, Gary et al. (Dorsey & Whitney Llp, 250 Park AvenueNew York, NY, 10177, US)
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