Title of study: Body shaping with acoustic wave therapy AWT(®)/EPAT(®): randomized, controlled study on 14 subjects
Authors: Maurice A Adatto, Robin Adatto-Neilson, Pavel Novak, Alexander Krotz, Gerd Haller
Shockwave therapy has been found to be effective in the reduction of localised adiposities in a non-invasive manner. A new study has shown that the combination of two different mechanical waves, planar AWT and radial AWT, in a single session is effective and safe for volume reduction of saddlebags in women.
The study was conducted on 14 female patients, using the CELLACTOR(®) SC1 with extracorporeal pulse activation technology, EPAT(®). The patients received eight AWT(®) treatment sessions with both applicators over a four-week period, with follow-up visits at 1, 4, and 12 weeks after the last treatment.
The results of the study showed a significant reduction in the subcutaneous fat layer thickness and a decrease in the average circumference of the thighs, as demonstrated by ultrasound measurements. Additionally, patients experienced a reduction in cellulite appearance and improved skin firmness.
Although the study was performed on a small number of patients, it provides evidence of the safety and efficacy of AWT(®) in treating localized fat areas in a non-invasive way. This finding is significant as it offers patients an alternative to surgical methods for fat reduction, which can be costly and have associated risks. Shockwave therapy is a promising treatment option for those seeking a non-invasive solution to reduce the appearance of saddlebags and improve skin firmness.
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