Ultrasound energy liquefies high fluid
content tissues, such as epidermis and sweat glands via cavitation, but
minimally affects dermis, blood vessels, and nerves at the same energy level.
We have used ultrasonic surgical aspirator to treat several skin diseases such
as Bowen’s disease, wart, prurigo nodularis, and osmidrosis. The ultrasonic
surgical aspirator offers an effective and safe method to treat them with few
complications. We expect several other skin diseases could likely be cured
using ultrasonic surgical aspirator by accumulating additional cases.
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