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Cellulite treatment

Mark Nestor, Anneke Andriessen, Brian Berman, Bruce E Katz, Dore Gilbert, David J Goldberg, Michael H Gold, Robert S Kirsner, Paul Z Lorenc
BACKGROUND: Non-thermal laser therapy in dermatology, is a growing field in medical technology by which therapeutic effects are achieved by exposing tissues to specific wavelengths of light. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to gain a better understanding of the science behind non-thermal laser and the evidence supporting its use in dermatology. METHODS: A group of dermatologists and surgeons recently convened to review the evidence supporting the use of non-thermal laser for body sculpting, improving the appearance of cellulite, and treating onychomycosis...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Mike LaDuke, Jon Monti, Aaron Cronin, Bart Gillum
BACKGROUND: Patients commonly present to emergency rooms and primary care clinics with cellulitic skin infections with or without abscess formation. In military operational units, non-physician medical personnel provide most primary and initial emergency medical care. The objective of this study was to determine if, after minimal training, Army physician assistants and medics could use portable ultrasound (US) machines to detect superficial soft tissue abscesses. METHODS: This was a single-blinded, randomized, prospective observational study conducted over the course of 2 days at a military installation...
March 2017: Military Medicine
Rinky Kapoor, Debraj Shome, Anima Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: Skin laxity and excessive subcutaneous fat are growing cosmetic concerns. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel radiofrequency and ultrasound workstation for lipolysis, circumference reduction, treatment of skin laxity and cellulite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and seventy five (235 females and 40 males) patients were enrolled into the study. Each patient received 3 treatment sessions, each session comprising of Ultrasound and Radiofrequency treatments, at two week intervals...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Angkana Sathaworawong, Woraphong Manuskiatti, Neil S Sadick
INTRODUCTION: Cellulite is a metabolic condition, predominately seen in females, that affects the subcutaneous tissue of the posterolateral thighs, buttocks, pelvic region, and abdomen. This condition has a distinct histologic pathology compared to obesity, that is characterized by skin dimpling and lumpiness resembling an orange peel. Despite the wide range of treatment options for cellulite, there is paucity of empirical data supporting their efficacy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new generation multipolar radiofrequency device for the treatment of cellulite...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Zahra Alizadeh, Farzin Halabchi, Reza Mazaheri, Maryam Abolhasani, Mastaneh Tabesh
CONTEXT: Today, different kinds of non-invasive body contouring modalities, including cryolipolysis, radiofrequency (RF), low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) are available for reducing the volume of subcutaneous adipose tissue or cellulite. Each procedure has distinct mechanisms for stimulating apoptosis or necrosis adipose tissue. In addition to the mentioned techniques, some investigations are underway for analyzing the efficacy of other techniques such as whole body vibration (WBV) and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)...
October 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Daniel P Friedmann, Garrett Lane Vick, Vineet Mishra
Cellulite is an alteration in skin topography most often found on the buttocks and posterolateral thighs of the majority of postpubertal females. This article aims to review the background, potential pathophysiology, and potential treatment options for cellulite, highlighting subcision as an ideal therapeutic option for this cosmetically distressing condition.
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Paul J Roubal, Michael J Busuito, D Carl Freeman, Jeffrey D Placzek
Cellulite is a cosmetic condition of subcutaneous fat herniation through fibrous connective tissue that results in a dimpled appearance of the skin. Occurring in approximately 85% to 90% of all women worldwide, cellulite has been well studied. The result has been the development of a plethora of treatment protocols yielding little to no success. We describe a noninvasive mechanical treatment for women with cellulite, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a technique that utilizes a unique patented device for the reduction of the visible appearance of cellulite...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Mitalee P Christman, Daniel Belkin, Roy G Geronemus, Jeremy A Brauer
Cellulite is the common rippling or dimpling of skin of the thighs and buttocks of women, formed from a confluence of skin laxity, tethering fibrous septa, and fat herniation. We describe an anatomical approach to evaluating the cellulite patient and selecting the best treatment from among available non-invasive, minimally invasive, and invasive therapies. It is crucial to consider the anatomy of the patient and the morphology of cellulite while choosing a treatment. Diffuse rippling represents increased adiposity and/or increased skin laxity which may stand to benefit from lipolytic and skin tightening modalities...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Doris Hexsel, Fernanda Oliveira Camozzato, Aline Flor Silva, Carolina Siega
BACKGROUND: Cellulite is a common aesthetic condition that affects almost every woman. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of acoustic wave therapy (AWT) for cellulite and body shaping. METHODS: In this open-label, single-centre trial, 30 women presenting moderate or severe cellulite underwent 12 sessions of AWT on the gluteus and back of the thighs, over six weeks. The following assessments were performed at baseline, and up to 12 weeks after treatment: Cellulite Severity Scale (CSS), body circumference measurements, subcutaneous fat thickness by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), quality of life related by Celluqol(®) and a satisfaction questionnaire...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Alessandra Casarin, Alessandra Baldoni, Eliana Rulli, Giulia Tasca, Zora Baretta, Grazia Artioli, Giuseppe Lombardi, Alessandro Cappetta, Irene Floriani, Giovanni Randon, Sara Valpione, Piero Litta, Pierfranco Conte, Simone Mocellin, Camillo Aliberti
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to analyze the impact of intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IPC), administered with direct peritoneal puncture, on the survival of patients with pretreated ovarian cancer in a real-life setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study comparing patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with IPC (N=33) and patients treated with standard intravenous (i.v.) chemotherapy matching cases for known prognostic factors (age, platinum sensitivity, histological subgroup and grade)...
2016: Anticancer Research
Michael S Kaminer, William P Coleman, Robert A Weiss, Jody Grossman
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October 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
E Forbat, F Al-Niaimi
Fractional radiofrequency (FRF) is renowned for its use in cosmetic dermatology, with regard to the treatment of rhytides, striae, scarring and cellulite. We have systemically analysed its evidence for the use of FRF in acne scars. Our search identified 15 articles, one single-blinded randomised controlled trial, two split-face trials and thirteen prospective clinical studies, mostly single-centred. Case reports were excluded. In total 362 patients were treated. The longest follow-up was for 210 days, and on average the follow-up was for three months, varying between one and seven months...
December 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Luana Ramalho Pianez, Fernanda Silva Custódio, Renata Michelini Guidi, Jauru Nunes de Freitas, Estela Sant'Ana
BACKGROUND: Carbon dioxide therapy, better known as carboxytherapy, relates to percutaneous infusion of medical carbon dioxide with therapeutic approaches, and its use in the treatment of localized fat has demonstrated good results. Gynoid lipodystrophy, also known as cellulite, affects 80%-90% of women after puberty, especially in the buttocks and thighs. Its etiology is complex and involves multifactorial aspects. Its treatment and evaluation require the use of new technologies (more effective and low-cost approaches)...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Pan Hongguang, Li Lan, Wu Zebin, Chen Guowei
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of orbital cellulitis in children in Shenzhen, China, and to improve the experience of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of orbital cellulites. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed data from 20 children admitted to Shenzhen Children's Hospital between January 2009 and December 2013, with a diagnosis of nasal orbital cellulitis, severe enough to warrant hospitalization...
August 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
G W Lucassen, W L van der Sluys, J J van Herk, A M Nuijs, P E Wierenga, A O Barel, R Lambrecht
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The visual appearance of cellulite or the'orange peel'look of skin is a common cosmetic problem for many women. Cellulite, or more correctly lipodystrophy, is a modification of the adipose tissue, whereby the fat lobules are swollen as the result of a disturbed blood and lymph micro-circulation and fibrosclerose of connective tissue. In the wealthy diversity of products against cellulite, objective methods to measure their efficacy are of growing importance. The purpose of this study is to establish the effectiveness of a skin massage treatment by quantifying the changes in the skin via ultrasound imaging, during and following treatment...
August 1997: Skin Research and Technology
S Wilczyński, R Koprowski, A Deda, M Janiczek, N Kuleczka, B Błońska-Fajfrowska
BACKGROUND: Cellulite is one of the worst tolerated aesthetic imperfections. Edema that accompanies cellulite causes disorders of blood flow what may be observed as changes in the skin surface temperature. The aim of this paper was to develop a new method based on the analysis and processing of thermal images of the skin for biometric evaluation of severity of cellulite and monitoring its treatment. METHODS: The observations of the treatment effects were conducted on 10 females (33...
June 5, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
Emil Tanghetti, Mirko Mirkov, Rafael A Sierra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Non-invasive laser skin treatment modalities are generally designed to protect the epidermis by cooling and limiting the laser energy deposition in accordance with skin type. We explore a treatment modality that uses a 2,940 nm Er:YAG laser with high tissue absorption to ablate an array of channels through the epidermis and upper dermis, and then deliver laser energy from a 1,320 nm Nd:YAG laser with lower tissue absorption through the ablated channels. Treatment through ablated conduits offers a unique capability to deliver laser radiation to a deeper level in the dermis or beyond the dermis and the delivered energy to be deposited in a nearly uniform distribution...
May 19, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
C C Campisi, M Ryn, C S Campisi, P Di Summa, F Boccardo, C Campisi
Intermittent negative pressure devices were initially developed by NASA to enhance blood perfusion and combat a reduction in orthostatic tolerance. Investigational studies have demonstrated that the pressure differential produces changes in the blood and cardiac systems and also documented changes in weight and cellulite in obese patients. Although the mechanisms are not known, previous investigation has also reported changes in lymphedematous limbs. These initial results suggested to us that the inclusion of intermittent negative pressure into a lymphedema treatment protocol would be beneficial...
December 2015: Lymphology
Anna Gil Sánchez, Eugenia Lacasa Andrade, Joan Valls Marsal, Lourdes Assens Tauste, Cristina González Mingot, Jorge Lecina Monge, Margarita Casalilla Puértolas, Nuria Sáez Calero, Albert Sacristán Argemí, Blanca Guiu Badia, Silvia Peralta Moncusí, Hugo Gonzalo Benito, Lara Nogueras Peñabad, Marta Lordan Pujol, Mónica Nieves I Collado, Luis Brieva Ruiz
Purpose/aim: Ultrasound has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and pain-relief benefits in several conditions such as cellulite or trauma events. We assessed the efficacy of ultrasound therapy on nodules associated with first-line treatments in multiple sclerosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two multiple sclerosis patients were enrolled during 2013 and randomized to two groups: in the control group patients were treated only with a conventional gel prescribed for cellulite and nodules, while in the experimental group the gel was combined with ultrasound therapy...
May 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
Margaret Weiss, Anne M Mahoney, Michael Gold, Naomi Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Patients increasingly seek to enhance the appearance of their legs. Elimination of unwanted leg veins, reduction of epidermal photo-aging changes such as solar lentigines and keratoses, tightening of skin laxity and reduction of adipose tissue are among the most commonly requested goals. Many patients require a combination approach to address their concerns. It is important for dermatologists to be aware of the multitude of procedures that can be performed, often in combination, to rejuvenate the leg...
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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