Method and apparatus for fractional skin treatment

  • US 9,108,036 B2
  • Filed: 06/16/2014
  • Issued: 08/18/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A skin treatment device, comprising:

  • an applicator tip;

    a plurality of electrodes configured for contacting a stratum corneum layer of skin external to a patient'"'"'s body, the plurality of electrodes including;

    a plurality of voltage to skin elements of a first size, arranged in a cluster, and being further configured for connection to a circuit for delivering RF energy to cause fractional skin treatment; and

    a plurality of electrodes sized substantially larger than the first size and arranged at a periphery of the cluster and spaced from the cluster, and wherein the cluster of voltage to skin elements are free of any portion of the larger sized electrode therebetween.

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