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Local Body Vibration Improves Skin Conditions in Women: A Single-blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Sunhee Park, Si-Hwa Park, Joung-Hyun Ham, Koo-Seog Chae, Chang-Hwan Cho, So-Yeon Park, Hye-Yoon Park, Jaehyun Yoo, Yong-Seok Jee

Abstract


Aim: Skin stimulation via vibration promotes the circulation of blood, which increases the rate of waste removal, thereby promoting skin health. Scientific studies regarding the effects of local body vibration (LBV) on skin are lacking. Therefore, this study was to investigate the effects of LBV on skin health.

Materials and Methods: Thirty-two women were randomly divided into two groups: Control group (n = 14) and Evocell group (n = 18). Skin condition was analyzed by MSA Pro, which measured texture, pigment, sebum, moisture, elasticity, tone, and exfoliation. Evocell emitted low-frequency and music vibrations. This study was conducted to test the effectiveness of an 8-week intervention program using Evocell for 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week. The control group was provided with general vibrations without music for the same intervention as the Evocell group.

Results: The texture (P = .025), moisture (P = .048), and elasticity (P = .002) were significantly increased in the control group, while the texture (P = .001), sebum (P = .012), moisture (P = .001), elasticity (P = .001), and exfoliation (P = .003) were significantly increased in the Evocell group after 8 weeks. Among the skin variables, moisture and elasticity were significantly different between groups. In other words, both variables in the Evocell group were higher than the control group.

Conclusion: The study findings suggest that LBV significantly increases moisture and elasticity following intervention. The therapeutic modality of Evocell as a passive intervention appears to improve skin conditions in women.


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