Method and apparatus for dermatological treatment and tissue reshaping

  • US 9,095,357 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2010
  • Issued: 08/04/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A skin treatment method comprising:

  • inserting a plurality of needles into a dermal layer of skin, the plurality of needles being attached to a base, the plurality of needles being further configured to receive radio frequency (RF) energy from a RF energy source; and

    regulating delivery of the RF energy from the RF energy source to the plurality of needles to induce a pattern of fractional damage by the RF energy in the dermal layer when the needles are inserted therein, wherein the regulation of the delivery of the RF energy is configured to stimulate formation of new collagen in the skin.

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