Shockwave Therapy Clinical Evidence: Aesthetics + Anti-Aging Medicine

Clinical Papers

These articles offer insight into the uses and benefits of non-surgical approaches in the field of orthopedics.


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Acoustic Wave Therapy for Cellulite, Body Shaping and Fat Reduction

Hexsel D, Camozzato FO, Silva AF, Siega C. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy (2017)

Extracorporeal Shockwave: Mechanisms of Action And Physiological Aspects for Cellulite, Body Shaping, and Localized Fat-Systematic Review

Modena DAO, da Silva CN, Grecco C, Guidi RM, Moreira RG, Coelho AA, Sant'Ana E, de Souza JR. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy (2017)

Review of the Mechanisms and Effects of Noninvasive Body Contouring Devices on Cellulite and Subcutaneous Fat

Alizadeh Z, Halabchi F, Mazaheri R, Abolhasani M, Tabesh M. International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (2016)

Cellulite: An Evidence-Based Review

Luebberding S, Krueger N, Sadick NS. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (2015)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) For The Treatment Of Cellulite--A Current Metaanalysis

Knobloch K, Kraemer R. International Journal of Surgery (2015)

Predictability of the Individual Clinical Outcome of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Cellulite

Schlaudraff KU, Kiessling MC, Császár NB, Schmitz C. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology (2014)

Placebo Controlled, Prospectively Randomized, Double-Blinded Study for the Investigation of the Effectiveness and Safety of the Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) for Cellulite Treatment

Russe-Wilflingseder K, Russe E, Vester JC, Haller G, Novak P, Krotz A. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy (2013)

Controlled, Randomized Study Evaluating the Effects of Treating Cellulite with AWT/EPAT

Adatto M, Adatto-Neilson R, Servant JJ, Vester J, Novak P, Krotz A. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy (2010)

Can Cellulite Be Treated With Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy?

Angehrn F, Kuhn C, Voss A. Clinical Interventions in Aging (2007)

Body Shaping/Contouring

A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy of Acoustic Wave Therapy in Body Contouring

Nassar AH, Dorizas AS, Shafai A, Sadick NS. Dermatologic Surgery (2015)

Body Shaping With Acoustic Wave Therapy AWT/EPAT: Randomized, Controlled Study On 14 Subjects

Adatto MA, Adatto-Neilson R, Novak P, Krotz A, Haller G. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology (2011)

Cellulite and Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Non-Invasive Body Contouring: A Randomized Trial

Knobloch K, Joest B, Krämer R, Vogt PM. Dermatology and Therapy-Heidelb (2013)

Fractionated Repetitive Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: A New Standard in Shock Wave Therapy?

Kisch T, Sorg H, Forstmeier V, Mailaender P, Kraemer R. BioMed Research International (2015)

Scarring and Burns

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy For Treatment Of Keloid Scars

Wang CJ, Ko JY, Chou WY, Cheng JH, Kuo YR. Wound Repair and Regeneration (2018)

Effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on scar pain in burn patients: A prospective, randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study

Cho YS, Joo SY, Cui H, Cho SR, Yim H, Seo CH. Medicine (Baltimore) (2016)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for the Management of Burn Scars

Fioramonti P, Cigna E, Onesti MG, Fino P, Fallico N, Scuderi N. Dermatologic Surgery (2012)

Extracorporeal Shock Waves, a New Non-Surgical Method to Treat Severe Burns

Arnó A, García O, Hernán I, Sancho J, Acosta A, Barret JP. Burns Journal (2010)