Cutera has been granted a patent for a system that uses therapeutic laser light to treat skin tissue. The system includes an imaging unit to capture images of the skin, an image processor to identify target and non-target areas, a laser light source, and an applicator to direct the laser light pulses to the target areas. The system ensures that the laser light is only directed to the target areas and not the non-target areas. GlobalData’s report on Cutera gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Laser treatment system for skin tissue with imaging and targeting

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Cutera Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11759653B2) describes a system for treating skin tissue using therapeutic laser light. The system includes an imaging unit that captures images of the patient's skin, an image processor that analyzes the images to identify target and non-target areas, and a therapeutic laser light source that generates laser pulses. The system also includes an applicator with a scanner that directs the laser pulses to the target areas on the patient's skin.

The system can further include a light source that generates light in different wavelength ranges, allowing the imaging unit to capture images under different lighting conditions. The imaging unit can be a camera that captures the images, and the scanner in the applicator can have movable optical elements to precisely direct the laser pulses to the target areas.

The image processor analyzes the images to generate a treatment map, which shows the geographic location of the target and non-target areas within the patient's skin. The treatment map can also specify the locations to which the laser pulses should be applied, including different beam diameters and timing sequences. The system includes

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