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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Dec;13(6):291-6. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.630089.

Body shaping with acoustic wave therapy AWT(®)/EPAT(®): randomized, controlled study on 14 subjects.

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SKINPULSE Dermatology & Laser Centres, Geneva, Switzerland. maurice.adatto@skinpulse.ch

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Reduction of localised adiposities by non invasive means is a very frequent request among the female and male population.

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of AWT(®), combining two different mechanical waves, planar AWT and radial AWT during the same session, in volume reduction of saddle bags in women.

METHODS:

Treatment was performed on the saddle bag areas of 14 female patients, with the CELLACTOR(®) SC1 (Storz Medical AG, Tägerwilen, Switzerland) using extracorporeal pulse activation technology, EPAT(®). This device includes two handpieces, the C-ACTOR(®) and the D-ACTOR(®). Within 4 weeks, eight AWT(®) treatment sessions have been performed with both applicators. Follow-up visits were performed 1, 4 and 12 weeks after the last treatment.

RESULTS:

Measurements with the ultrasound system clearly demonstrate a significant diminution in the subcutaneous fat layer thickness and a reduction of the averaged circumference of thighs.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study, although performed on a small number of patients, tends to show the safety and efficacy of AWT(®) in treating localized fat areas in a non-invasive way. There is also an additional benefit for patients in reducing the cellulite appearance and improving the skin firmness at the same time by using AWT(®).

PMID:
21981441
DOI:
10.3109/14764172.2011.630089
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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