Title of Study: A randomized, controlled clinical study to investigate the safety and efficacy of acoustic wave therapy in body contouring
Author: Amer H Nassar, Andrew S Dorizas, Aria Shafai, Neil S Sadick
In this study, researchers investigated the safety and effectiveness of noninvasive lipolysis, or the breakdown of fat, using acoustic wave therapy (AWT). The study was conducted on 15 female patients who received AWT on their lateral thigh areas using both radial and planar pulse handpieces over 8 sessions in 4 weeks. Follow-up visits were conducted at 1, 4, and 12 weeks after the last treatment.
Results showed a reduction in thigh circumference and subcutaneous fat layer thickness, as measured by ultrasound. This study demonstrated that AWT is safe and effective in reducing localized adiposities in the saddlebag area. The authors also noted an improvement in the appearance of cellulite and skin firmness after the treatments.
This study is important as it offers a noninvasive alternative to traditional body contouring procedures such as liposuction. AWT is a noninvasive treatment that uses mechanical waves to disrupt fat cells and stimulate collagen production, leading to improved skin elasticity and texture. It is a safe and effective option for those who do not want to undergo surgery or who cannot undergo surgery due to medical reasons.
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