Solta Medical Patent Grants

Patterned electrodes for tissue treatment systems

Granted: October 20, 2015
Patent Number: 9161802
Methods, apparatus, and systems for treating tissue located beneath a tissue surface with electromagnetic energy delivered from a treatment electrode. The treatment electrode may include a conductive layer and a plurality of openings extending through the conductive layer. The openings may vary in size or area across the conductive layer, and may vary progressively in size or area with location relative to the electrode perimeter.

Tissue treatment apparatus with functional mechanical stimulation and methods for reducing pain during tissue treatments

Granted: December 9, 2014
Patent Number: 8906009
Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.

Tissue treatment apparatus and systems with pain mitigation and methods for mitigating pain during tissue treatments

Granted: November 11, 2014
Patent Number: 8882758
Methods, apparatus, and systems for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. Electromagnetic energy is delivered from a treatment electrode through the skin surface to the tissue at a plurality of power levels over a treatment time. During the energy delivery, a portion of the treatment electrode is in a contacting relationship with the skin surface. A dielectric member may be disposed between the treatment electrode…

Tissue treatment systems with high powered functional electrical stimulation and methods for reducing pain during tissue treatments

Granted: July 22, 2014
Patent Number: 8788060
Methods, apparatus, and systems for transcutaneously treating tissue located beneath a skin surface with electromagnetic energy delivered from a treatment electrode. A portion of the treatment electrode is contacted with the skin surface. While maintaining the contact between the portion of the treatment electrode and the skin surface, the electromagnetic energy is delivered from the treatment electrode in a plurality of power pulses through the skin surface to the tissue over a…

Tissue treatment apparatus with functional mechanical stimulation and methods for reducing pain during tissue treatments

Granted: August 13, 2013
Patent Number: 8506506
Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.

Handheld apparatus for use by a non-physician consumer to fractionally resurface the skin of the consumer

Granted: July 2, 2013
Patent Number: 8475507
A handheld apparatus for delivering optical energy to fractionally resurface skin of a consumer is configured to be used by the non-physician consumer. The handheld apparatus includes a housing dimensioned for manual grasping and manipulation. The housing encloses a laser and an optical pattern generator having a rotatable component with a plurality of reflective segments that rotate through an optical beam from the laser to deflect and divide the optical beam into pulses that propagate…