Acoustic Wave Technology
3000 volts at 3000 amps
Creates audio waves from 2 to 6 MPa @ 100 Hz
Electronic wave shaping
Reduces electrode wear normally associated with electro-hydraulics
Reduces unwanted frequencies that cause heat and pain
Custom designed reflector
- Eliminates cavitation, heat and pain
- Non-focused, slightly diverging waves
The Basics: Tattoos & Macrophages
The most common method of tattooing uses an electric tattoo machine which rapidly injects ink into the skin. The body’s immune system attacks the invading ink pigment with macrophages to capture, consume and remove the ink from your system. Some macrophages over-consume and become so full that they can’t move, remaining where they are, and the agglomeration of ink they have consumed is visible through the skin as a tattoo.
The most common method of tattoo removal uses a short-pulse laser to target tattoo macrophages and break down the agglomerations of ink into smaller particles that can be carried away by the body’s immune system.
This process is highly inefficient because of two key problems. The first is what we call “particle shielding.” Because lasers are “line of sight,” meaning they can only hit what they can see, the particles at the top of the agglomerations shield the particles below.
If that were the only problem, as these upper particles are destroyed, an additional pass with the laser during the same treatment session would reach the next layer of particles and eventually, enough additional laser passes could reach most of the ink.
However, the second problem results from the intense heat generated when the laser interacts with the ink. This creates an instant explosion of steam vacuoles, both at the surface of the skin (visible as blisters) as well as below the surface just above the macrophages. These vacuoles act as an additional shield, preventing the laser energy from reaching any more ink. Although the surface vacuoles will dissipate within an hour or more, the deeper vacuoles below the skin’s surface will persist for days, so additional laser passes in the same treatment session have no significant effect.
Therefore, patients typically must wait 6-8 weeks for the vacuoles to dissipate naturally and for their skin to recover.
8 patents and provisionals filed
60601 Electrical Safety certified; 2 MOPP/MOOP
IRB “non-significant risk” established
The Basics: Cellulite and Septa
Cellulite is a condition of the skin effecting between 80 – 90% of adult women. At its core, it is a fibrotic disorder that occurs with the septa that connect the dermis to the muscle become hardened and pull downward allowing the fat cells to “push up” resulting in dimples and ridges. Our RAP device appears to be capable of selective disruption of the fibrotic septa that contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
The new discovery helps explain our clinical trial results showing an improvement in the appearance of cellulite following use of the Company’s RAP device. Together with the non-invasive nature of the procedure and its easy tolerability for the patient, this represents an exciting new option for treating cellulite.
Today’s Common Treatments
Existing treatment options currently available are surgical in nature and therefore invasive or require on average 4-6 treatments to reach the optimal results which then have a temporary effect.
Surgical treatments require anesthesia and usually result in significant downtime for the patient. Non-invasive treatment options exist primarily of radio frequency-based technologies and have a temporary effect after the patient completes 4-6 treatment sessions.
Years of Development
For Soliton core
and future technologies.