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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2013 Mar;12(1):18-24. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12027.

Reductions in body measurements promoted by a garment containing ceramic nanoparticles: a 4-month follow-up study.

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Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco-Unicastelo, Núcleo do Parque Tecnológico de São José dos Campos, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Published literature reports significant improvements in pathological conditions, such as pain, blood dyscrasias, and cellulite, after using topical occlusive accessories containing particulate ceramic materials. Recent work reported a reduction in body measurements after 30 days of daily use of high-waist undershorts made of synthetic fabrics with embedded ceramic particles.

OBJECTIVES:

In this study, we investigated whether the use of a garment made with synthetic fibers embedded with powdered ceramic could lead to reductions in body measurements at a longer time span (120 day).

METHODS:

Thirty-two female volunteers wore clothing containing ceramic powder for at least 8 h a day for 120 days. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated through anthropometric measurements taken before treatment and after 30, 60, and 120 days of treatment.

RESULTS:

The experimental data showed a more pronounced reduction in body measurements at the beginning of treatment with a trend of stabilization in measured body circumferences during the final 60 days of the experimental period.

CONCLUSIONS:

The experimental data showed that the occlusive treatment with a garment composed of ceramic particles promoted reductions in body measurements during a 120-day experimental period.

PMID:
23438138
DOI:
10.1111/jocd.12027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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