Intense focused ultrasound: evaluation of a new treatment modality for precise microcoagulation within the skin.

@article{Laubach2008IntenseFU,
  title={Intense focused ultrasound: evaluation of a new treatment modality for precise microcoagulation within the skin.},
  author={Hans Joachim Laubach and Inder Raj S. Makin and Peter G. Barthe and Michael H. Slayton and Dieter Manstein},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={727-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Focused ultrasound can produce thermal and/or mechanical effects deep within tissue. We investigated the capability of intense focused ultrasound to induce precise and predictable subepidermal thermal damage in human skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Postmortem human skin samples were exposed to a range of focused ultrasound pulses, using a prototype device (Ulthera Inc.) emitting up to 45 W at 7.5 MHz with a nominal focal distance of 4.2 mm from the transducer membrane… CONTINUE READING