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Effect of Three-Week Vibrotherapy on Selected Skin Parameters of Thighs and Buttocks in Women with Cellulite

Institute of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, 31-571 Krakow, Poland
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Cosmetics 2022, 9(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics9010016
Received: 28 December 2021 / Revised: 23 January 2022 / Accepted: 24 January 2022 / Published: 26 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers in Cosmetics in 2022)
Background: Cellulite (gynoid lipodystrophy, panniculopathy) affects approximately 85% of women and is related to genetic and hormonal factors, diet, and low physical activity. Vibrotherapy is a promising method of physical therapy to help fight cellulite that has not been studied exhaustively yet. Materials and Methods: Sixty healthy women (age: 19–43 years) with cellulite of at least grade I on the Nurnberg–Muller scale were recruited. The participants were randomly assigned to four groups, receiving a series of 15 vibration treatments in a sitting or lying position for 30 or 60 min. Before and after the first and last treatment, selected skin parameters were measured with the use of Courage and Khazaka equipment. Results: Skin hydration and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) of thighs and buttocks differed significantly at all time points. Post hoc tests showed that each treatment caused a decrease in TEWL but no long-term effect was observed. For skin pH, a significant difference was observed between the measurements I and IV. The lying position caused a greater reduction in the value of the acid–base balance. Conclusions: A series of vibration treatments improved the hydration and pH of the skin. The treatments limited TEWL; however, no long-term effect was observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellulite; corneometry; skin hydration; skin pH; TEWL; vibrotherapy; physical therapy; vibration stimulus cellulite; corneometry; skin hydration; skin pH; TEWL; vibrotherapy; physical therapy; vibration stimulus
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Piotrowska, A.; Czerwińska-Ledwig, O. Effect of Three-Week Vibrotherapy on Selected Skin Parameters of Thighs and Buttocks in Women with Cellulite. Cosmetics 2022, 9, 16. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics9010016

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Piotrowska A, Czerwińska-Ledwig O. Effect of Three-Week Vibrotherapy on Selected Skin Parameters of Thighs and Buttocks in Women with Cellulite. Cosmetics. 2022; 9(1):16. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics9010016

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Piotrowska, Anna, and Olga Czerwińska-Ledwig. 2022. "Effect of Three-Week Vibrotherapy on Selected Skin Parameters of Thighs and Buttocks in Women with Cellulite" Cosmetics 9, no. 1: 16. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics9010016

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