Title of study: Can cellulite be treated with low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy?
Authors: Fiorenzo Angehrn, Christoph Kuhn, and Axel Voss
Cellulite is a common skin condition that causes a dimpled, uneven appearance on the skin. It affects many people, particularly women, and can be difficult to treat. However, a new study has shown that shockwave therapy may be an effective treatment option for improving the collagen structure of cellulite-afflicted skin.
The study involved 21 female subjects who received low-energy defocused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) twice a week for six weeks. The therapy was applied to the lateral thigh, and cellulite measurements were taken using high-resolution ultrasound technology before and after treatment.
The results showed that ESWT caused remodeling of the collagen within the dermis of the treated area, suggesting that it may help improve the appearance of cellulite. However, the study notes that further research is needed to determine the optimal device parameters and therapy regimes for effective cellulite treatment.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that uses acoustic waves to promote healing in damaged tissue. This type of therapy has been used for a range of conditions, including tissue regeneration, wound healing, and bone disorders. The use of shockwave therapy for improving collagen structure in cellulite-afflicted skin represents a promising new application of this technology.
Overall, this study highlights the potential of shockwave therapy as a safe and effective treatment option for improving the appearance of cellulite.
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