Am J Clin Dermatol (2015) 16:243–256 DOI 10.1007/s40257-015-0129-5 EVIDENCE-BASED REVIEW 1 1 2 • • Stefanie Luebberding Nils Krueger Neil S. Sadick Published online: 5 May 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 Abstract acoustic wave therapy (AWT) and the 1440 nm Nd:YAG Background Cellulite is a multifactorial condition that is minimally invasive laser. present in 80–90 % of post-pubertal women. Despite its Conclusion This article provides a systematic evaluation high prevalence, it remains a major cosmetic concern for of the scientiﬁc evidence of the efﬁcacy of treatment for women. A wide range of products and treatments for cel- cellulite reduction. No clear evidence of good efﬁcacy lulite reduction is available; however, no systematic review could be identiﬁed in any of the evaluated cellulite has been performed so far to evaluate the efﬁcacy of the treatments. available treatment options for cellulite. Objective The objective of this review is to provide a systematic evaluation of the scientiﬁc evidence of the ef- Key Points ﬁcacy of treatments for cellulite reduction. Methods This systematic review followed the PRISMA No biophysical measurement exists with which to guidelines for reporting systematic reviews and meta-ana- evaluate cellulite. lyses. Only original articles in English or German reporting
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Published: May 5, 2015
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