Effects of combined therapy in celullitis: controlled clinical trial, randomized and blind
Keywords:Methods in Physiotherapy, Esthetics, Ultrasound, electrical stimulation
Introduction: The cellulites is defined as a multifactorial disease that results in the degeneration of adipose tissue, through the stages of change of interstitial matrix, micro circulatory stasis and adipocyte hypertrophy. Objective: The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of Combined Therapy of Ultrasound and Electrotherapy (CTUE) in cellulites in women through the infrared sensor (Celluscan). Methods: This research is a controlled, randomized and blinded trial, consisting of 28 females, divided into 2 groups of 14 individuals with cellulites in grade II, III and IV, chosen randomly in the city of Natal/RN. Results: In the control and the treatment group, comparing between them the form and degree of the cellulites in accordance with Celluscan, showed no significant difference. Conclusion: Considering the results obtained in this study it was not possible to prove the effectiveness of CTUE, taking into account that the cellulites is a multifactorial disease, because in this case there are several factors involved, such as the triggering, the predisposing and the aggravating factors that can influence the results.