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Effectiveness of carboxytherapy in the treatment of cellulite in healthy women: a pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, August 2016
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Title
Effectiveness of carboxytherapy in the treatment of cellulite in healthy women: a pilot study
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Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, August 2016
DOI 10.2147/ccid.s102503
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Estela Maria Correia Sant'Ana, Luana Ramalho Gomes Pianez, Fernanda Silva Custódio, Renata Michelini Guidi, Jauru Nunes de Freitas

Abstract

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). The objective was to investigate the effectiveness of carboxytherapy in the treatment of cellulite in the areas of buttocks and posterior thigh. Ten women, 29±6.1 years, were selected and all of them received eight treatment sessions, with an interval of 7 days between sessions. Standardized digital photographs were used to assess the severity of cellulite, and panoramic images were collected by ultrasound diagnosis. The evaluations were performed before the first treatment (baseline) and 7 days after the last treatment session of carboxytherapy. After the treatment, there was a significant reduction (P=0.0025) of the cellulite from degree III to degree II, and this improvement had correlation with the improvement in the organization of the fibrous lines and the disposal of adipose tissue lines of the treated regions observed through the panoramic ultrasound images diagnosis. Carboxytherapy is an effective technique of treatment of cellulite in the buttocks region and posterior thighs of healthy women.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 10 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 10%
Researcher 5 8%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 11 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 12 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2017.
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#2,378,299
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Outputs from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#65
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#64,070
of 261,029 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#4
of 10 outputs
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