Clincal Aesthetic/Salon Equipment & Supplies
FDA Approved for Cellulite Reduction
What is the Synergie Aesthetic Massage System™?
Over the years, many have claimed "miracle" cures for cellulite, but nothing has been proven effective
- until now. The Synergie Aesthetic Massage System (AMS) is the ultimate solution for reducing cellulite while
losing inches. Synergie AMS uses revolutionary vacuum massage technology proven to improve the appearance of the
skin while improving circulation. *Synergie AMS finally provides the solution millions of women have been seeking.
Does Synergie AMS™ Work?
A 1998 study conducted by two noted plastic surgeons confirmed the efficacy of Synergie AMS with 91% of the
women treated reporting a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite. More importantly 100% lost inches.
Since Synergie was introduced in 1998, thousands of women across the country have experienced similar results.
Synergie AMS™ Cellulite Program
Synergie cellulite treatments provide optimal stimulation, stretching, and pressure to subcutaneous tissues
offering a type of subdermal tissue massage not possible through traditional massage techniques.
A typical Synergie treatment program consists of a series of twice-weekly sessions, followed by monthly maintenance
visits. The number of treatments is customized to meet the individual's goals. Treatments last approximately thirty
minutes. Read what one satisfied Synergie client said about her experience.
Study Results: The Effectiveness of Synergie AMS™ Treatments in Reducing the Appearance of Cellulite
Robert L. Youngblood, M.D.
James E. Pickens, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Background and Purpose
Vacuum massage devices are currently used to deliver massage treatments for aesthetic improvement in the superficial
fat layer of the skin. This study of 48 female subjects was designed to measure and document the effects of vacuum
massage treatments with the Synergie AMS™ device. The purpose of this study was not only to observe whether changes
in the appearance of cellulite may be derived, but also to measure whether and to what degree areas treated may
expect to experience a loss in girth as a result of treatments. The study was also intended to determine the effect
of adding further factors of exercise and nutritional supplements to the Synergie AMS™ treatment regimen.
To accommodate the purpose of the study, four different criteria were established and applied to four different
groups of women. Groups were identified A, B, C, D.
Group A received AMS treatments only.
Group B received AMS treatments and took nutritional supplements.
Group C received AMS treatments and added an exercise regimen.
Group D received AMS treatments, took nutritional supplements, and added an exercise regimen.
To document results, subjects were measured and photographed at the start of the study, at the midway point, and
at the end of the study. Each subject was given a relative cellulite rating from 1 to 5, with 1 indicating no visible
cellulite, and 5 indicating most severe cellulite. At the end of the study, subjects were asked to evaluate whether
they had seen a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
A group of volunteer female applicants was screened for meeting essential criteria: age (20 to 50 years old),
weight (up to 40 pounds over ideal weight), contraindications (did not have any of the conditions listed by the
manufacturer as contraindicated). A total number of 48 participants was selected from the applicants who met this
criteria. During the term of the study, participants were prohibited from taking any dietary substances for weight
loss purposes except the nutritional supplements provided to Groups B and D in conjunction with this study. Over
the eight-week term of the study, 12 participants discontinued their participation due to pregnancy, illness, or
inability or unwillingness to comply with criteria: Thirty-six participants completed the study including 11 from
Group A, 8 from Group B, 7 from Group C, and 10 from Group D.
The Synergie AMS™ device manufactured by Dynatronics was used to deliver treatments to the study participants.
The device offers 10 vacuum settings and a countdown timer. Two treatment head sizes were used.
All participants in all four groups received a 30-minute AMS treatment twice a week for eight weeks, for a total
of 16 treatments. All participants were instructed not to change their current eating habits, to drink 6 to 8 (8-ounce)
glasses of water daily and up to 3 liters of water on the day of their treatments, and were prohibited from participating
in a weight loss program during the study or from taking any weight loss supplements except those provided to their
group (Groups B and D) as a part of this study. In addition to these instructions, participants in each group were
given specific rules and instructions for their respective groups.
Group A. No additional instructions or rules applied to Group A.
Group B. This group was required to take three nutritional supplements three times daily. The supplements, under
the Synergie NSP™ brand name, included Fat Metabolizer, CarbAid™, and MetaSlim™.
Group C. This group was required to add a moderate aerobic exercise regimen for 30 minutes 3 to 5 times a week.
Group D. This group was required to take the nutritional supplements described for Group B and was required to
add the exercise regimen described for Group C.
Participants were provided with a daily log sheet to record their individual performance. The log sheet was reviewed
by the AMS treatment technician at each treatment appointment, and the participant's compliance with the program
was logged in the participant's file.
The AMS massage treatments were delivered primarily to the thigh, hip, abdomen, and buttocks areas, and to both
right and left sides of the body. At the end of the fourth week and at the end of the study, each participant was
again measured, and photographed. At the end of the study, each participant was asked to state a subjective opinion
as to whether or not she had seen a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Data was compiled in a table with separate tabulations for each of the four groups; A, B, C, and D. Measurements
for inches lost in the waist, hips, and thighs were added together for a total of all inches lost for each individual.
Inches lost were averaged by group.
Of the 36 participants who completed the study, 100% experienced a loss in girth. Table I shows the average
inches lost by group. Group A lost an average of 3.4 total inches in the areas measured. Group B lost an average
of 4.5 inches, Group C an average of 5.4 inches, and Group D an average of 6.1 inches. Of all 36 participants,
91% reported a visible reduction in the appearance of cellulite: 31 reported a visible reduction in the appearance
of cellulite, 3 reported no visible reduction, and 2 did not report as they did not have visible cellulite at the
start of the study. Of the 3 who reported no visible reduction, one was a participant in Group A, one in Group
C, and one in Group D.
The reduction in the appearance of cellulite was essentially the same across all four groups of participants.
Therefore, it is concluded that the AMS treatments themselves were the single most important factor resulting in
reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Greater loss of inches was seen when factors of exercise and nutritional supplements were added. The greatest inch
loss was seen in the group that added both factors of nutritional supplements and exercise to the AMS treatments.
It is, therefore, concluded that a complete program including Synergie AMS treatments, exercise, and nutritional
supplements will produce the greatest possible results in inches lost.
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