Instruments and techniques for controlled removal of epidermal layers

  • US 6,641,591 B1
  • Filed: 08/25/2000
  • Issued: 11/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for treating the skin surface of a patient, comprising:

  • (a) an instrument body with a distal working end that defines a skin interface portion for contacting the skin;

    (b) a first aperture arrangement in said skin interface consisting of at least one port in communimcation with a treatment media source;

    (c) a second aperture arrangement in said skin interface consisting of at least one port in communication with a vacuum source for removing treatment media and removed tissue from the skin interface; and

    (d) wherein the skin interface comprises an abrading structure with substantially sharp edges for abrading tissue.

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