US 9,808,645 B2
Laser therapy for at least one of grade III and grade IV capsular contracture
Patricia Ann Angel, Henley Beach (AU); and William L. Scarlett, Holland, PA (US)
Assigned to Riancorp Pty Ltd, Richmond, South Australia (AU)
Filed by RIANCORP PTY LTD., Richmond (AU)
Filed on Jan. 16, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/598,467.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/928,623, filed on Jan. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0202458 A1, Jul. 23, 2015
Int. Cl. A61N 5/06 (2006.01); A61N 5/067 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 5/0613 (2013.01) [A61N 2005/067 (2013.01); A61N 2005/0659 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for treating at least one of Grade III capsular contracture and Grade IV capsular contracture in a mammalian subject, the method comprising:
identifying a subject with an implant, wherein the implant is surrounded by tissue causing at least one of Grade III capsular contraction and Grade IV capsular contraction;
positioning a laser device proximate to the subject;
using the laser device to apply a laser beam having a single uniform wavelength between approximately 600 nm and approximately 1000 nm to an area of the subject proximate to the tissue surrounding the implant;
wherein the step of using the laser device to apply the laser beam includes applying a laser beam to produce a low level near infrared radiation having an average output power between approximately 1 milliwatt and approximately 5 milliwatts, and an energy density of between approximately 0.5 joules per square centimeter and approximately 3 joules per square centimeter.