Reductions in body measurements promoted by a garment containing ceramic nanoparticles: a 4-month follow-up study

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2013 Mar;12(1):18-24. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12027.


Background: Published literature reports significant improvements in pathological conditions, such as pain, blood dyscrasias, and cellulite, after using topical occlusive accessories containing particulate ceramic materials. Recent work reported a reduction in body measurements after 30 days of daily use of high-waist undershorts made of synthetic fabrics with embedded ceramic particles.

Objectives: In this study, we investigated whether the use of a garment made with synthetic fibers embedded with powdered ceramic could lead to reductions in body measurements at a longer time span (120 day).

Methods: Thirty-two female volunteers wore clothing containing ceramic powder for at least 8 h a day for 120 days. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated through anthropometric measurements taken before treatment and after 30, 60, and 120 days of treatment.

Results: The experimental data showed a more pronounced reduction in body measurements at the beginning of treatment with a trend of stabilization in measured body circumferences during the final 60 days of the experimental period.

Conclusions: The experimental data showed that the occlusive treatment with a garment composed of ceramic particles promoted reductions in body measurements during a 120-day experimental period.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight
  • Body Weights and Measures*
  • Ceramics*
  • Clothing*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nanoparticles*
  • Time Factors
  • Waist Circumference
  • Waist-Hip Ratio