Method and apparatus for treating cutaneous vascular lesions

  • US 5,057,104 A
  • Filed: 05/30/1989
  • Issued: 10/15/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for treating cutaneous vascular lesions in a target area under a patient'"'"'s epidermis, said apparatus comprising:

  • a laser beam source means for directing a laser beam against and through a predetermined location of the patient'"'"'s epidermis to the target area; and

    a stationary container means for containing a cooling medium and for subjecting the patient'"'"'s epidermis to the cooling medium at the target area of the patient'"'"'s epidermis simultaneous with the application of the laser beam thereto, said container being a closed container and positioned directly between said laser beam source means and the target area of the patient'"'"'s epidermis, but spaced from said laser beam source means.

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