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Shockwave Therapy Effective in Treating Cellulite, Study Finds

Shockwave Therapy Effective in Treating Cellulite, Study Finds

Title: Effectiveness of the Electromagnetic Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Cellulite

Authors: Débora Apª O. Modena, Caroline Nogueira da Silva, Talita C. P. Delinocente, Tatiane Bianca de Araújo, Tania Maria de Carvalho,  Clovis Grecco, Renata Gomes Moreira, Gisele Campos, José Ricardo de Souza, and Renata Michelini Guidi

Cellulite is a common cosmetic concern, particularly among women. It is caused by metabolic and anatomical disorders in the skin and subcutaneous tissue and can lead to visible alterations in body contour. Shockwave therapy has emerged as a non-invasive treatment option for cellulite. In a recent study, the efficacy of electromagnetic shock wave therapy (ESWT) was evaluated in the treatment of cellulite in the gluteus and posterior thigh regions.

The study, which was a comparative and prospective longitudinal clinical study, involved volunteer women between 18 and 45 years of age who had light, moderate, and severe degrees of cellulite according to the Cellulite Severity Scale. The participants underwent ten sessions of ESWT and were evaluated before the first session, after 6 and 10 sessions, and during a follow-up of 3 months after the last session.

The results demonstrated significant improvement in the severity of cellulite, particularly in the gluteus and posterior thigh regions. There was also an improvement in skin elasticity and quality of life. The treatment was found to be safe and effective, with no significant adverse effects reported.

Shockwave therapy is a promising treatment option for cellulite, offering a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods. The results of this study add to the growing body of evidence supporting the use of ESWT for the treatment of cellulite.

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