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Caffeine phonophoresis and shock wave therapy were equally effective in improving the cellulite grade and skin fold thickness in adult women with cellulite.

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To the authors’ knowledge, there is no previous study thatcomparedbetweeneffectscaffeineandshockwave therapy for cellulite. As caffeine and shock wave therapy have different mechanisms of action, the aim of this study was to compare between the effects of caffeine phonophoresis (caffeine associated with therapeutic ultrasound treatment) and shock wave therapyinthetreatmentofadultwomenwithcellulite.


The treatments offered in the current study are noninvasive treatments for cellulite and no unwanted adverse effects were observed. So, these treatments might be considered by clinicians during designing program for women with cellulite.

Prof. Dr. Amr Almaz Abdel-aziem
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University

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This page is a summary of: Caffeine phonophoresis versus shock wave therapy for adult women with cellulite: a randomized controlled trial, Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy, January 2019, Medknow,
DOI: 10.4103/bfpt.bfpt_27_18.
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