Our combined imaging and therapy devices are FDA cleared and safely penetrate and treat various layers of tissue, non-invasively, while simultaneously allowing physicians to see where they are working, in real time, beneath the skin. The outer epidermal layer of skin is completely spared while the treatment immediately activates the body’s natural healing effect, resulting in a gradual lifting and tightening of skin tissue in and around the face or body. The handheld probe images the target tissue site with ultrasound. Using the same probe, the physician delivers intense-focused ultrasound below the skin’s surface, causing cellular friction and heating tissue at the focal point to a variety of tempertures. This heat causes small zones of thermal ablation (coagulative lesions) in the tissue at the desired target level. This procedure is performed without any damage to the skin’s surface or intervening tissue.
Our home-use ultrasound devices safely generate precise thermal heating zones at preprogrammed depths below the skin’s surface. The conformal energy deposition is placed at a selected depth in the tissue and has a defined shape and volume. This means that consumers can attain professional-level results from the comfort of home, achieving significant tightening and lifting of the skin obtained by a safe, non-invasive application. GTS is currently in partnership with Fortune 100 companies to commercialize these consumer devices.
In addition to lifting, tightening and wrinkle reduction, GTS is developing a number of professional and consumer applications for:
- Acne treatment
- Cellulite Conditions
- Fat Reduction
- Hair Removal or Growth
- Reduction in Appearance of Scars and Stretch Marks
- Tattoo Removal
Intense therapeutic ultrasound is delivered to the desired target level down to 30 mm in depth below the skin to induce small zones of thermal ablation. The procedure activates and accelerates the body’s natural mechanism of healing, repairing damaged tissue and strengthening the surrounding tissue.
As a result, these devices act like a “non-invasive scalpel” – extremely precise, guided intervention in a convenient handheld device, allowing for:
- Reduction of chronic and acute pain; repair of damage
- Non-invasive without needles or incisions
- Fast procedure time
Designed for use in non-surgical professional settings for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, sports medicine physicians, rheumatologists, and primary care physicians, these devices have low capital cost and can be designed to include per-patient consumables. High-resolution ultrasound imaging capability can also be included, enabling the physician to target the treatment site and control the depth, location, and number of optimal thermal treatments to address the condition or injury.
Our musculoskeletal platform addresses many of the most common causes of severe long term pain and disability affecting millions of people around the world. GTS is currently conducting clinical studies beginning with following initial indications for use:
- Achilles tendinosis
- Ankle sprain
- Patellar tendinosis
- Plantar fasciitis
GTS recently introduced novel concepts in drug delivery associated with ITU, high-frequency and high intensity ultrasound. One method uses tiny micro-channels created in skin by micro-needles or lasers, painlessly penetrating through the top surface of the skin and transferring drugs efficiently via the application of ITU to the skin. Another method constitutes application of high intensity, very short pulses of ITU and delivering drugs through the skin barrier noninvasively.
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