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Title:
MICROSTRUCTURES FOR TREATING AND CONDITIONING SKIN
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2002032331
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
An improved method and apparatus is provided as a system to enhance skin appearance and health, in which skin is cleaned (or exfoliated) and conditioned by use of microelements affixed to a base element or hand-held patch. The dimensions of the microelements are controlled so as to remove a certain number of layers of skin cells and to accumulate those skin cells, along with other foreign substances, into areas between the microelements. In addition, a conditioning compound or therapeutic active can be applied to the exfoliated skin to enhance the skin. Moreover, the amount of accumulated skin cells represents a self-limiting maximum quantity that cannot be substantially exceeded regardless of the number of attempts by a user to re-use the microstructure apparatus.

Inventors:
SHERMAN FAIZ FEISAL
GARTSTEIN VLADIMIR
Application Number:
US0131977W
Publication Date:
November 13, 2003
Filing Date:
October 15, 2001
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Assignee:
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
International Classes:
A47K7/02; A45D26/00; A61B17/20; A61B17/322; A61M37/00; C12N5/08; A61B17/00; A61B17/32; A61B17/54; (IPC1-7): A61M37/00
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