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Volunteers

The Whiteley Clinic needs volunteers to take part in various research studies, to help us better understand patient care and well being.


At The Whiteley Clinic, we have a commitment to finding the best treatments for our patients. Hence, we regularly perform audits and research projects to test different products.

Currently we are looking for volunteers for a research study into the improvement/prevention of cellulite using a novel form of apparel, to be worn in a similar fashion to yoga shorts/pants. This apparel uses heavily researched technology, in the form of raised polymer pads, proven to be both comfortable and to improve circulation.

The study will span a total of 8 weeks and will take place at The Whiteley Clinic, 1 Stirling House, Stirling Road, Guildford, GU2 7RF. The majority of this time will be from the comfort of your home/daily life; however, we require you to visit the clinic each week at the same allocated time slot – for a total of 9 visits, each lasting 30 mins approximately. You will be required to wear the apparel for 8 hours each day/night, for a period of 4 weeks during the study.

We are looking for individuals with varying grades of cellulite around the buttock and back thigh regions, classified by the following scale:

  • Grade 1: The skin is smooth when standing, however, alterations to the skin can be seen upon pinching or muscle contraction
  • Grade 2: ‘Orange-peel’ like/mattress appearance is evident upon standing without manipulation (pinching/muscle contraction)
  • Grade 3: Alterations described in grade 2 are present, together with raised areas and nodules

To assess the appearance of your cellulite, each week we would take high resolution images of the affected area as well as well as standard measurements such as weight and height. All measurements are non-invasive.

Please be aware, in order to be eligible to participate you must:

  • Be affected by cellulite
  • Can be placed into one of the sizes of the apparel (S, M, L, or XL)
  • Are an adult aged 18-60 years
  • Have had no recent abdominal/leg surgery (within the past year)
  • Be physically able to apply/remove low-compression apparel safely

We are not able to take on volunteers that:

  • Are on any special diets/medications that may affect weight
  • Have had previous Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Have (Unusual/abnormal) leg swelling
  • Have had abdominal/leg operations within 1 year
  • Are not mobile
  • Are pregnant

If you volunteer and are accepted as a subject, we are offering £90 compensation, at the end of the trial, towards your time and travel expenses. You will also be allowed to keep the apparel.

If you would like to take part in this study, or would like to receive more information, please contact us with images of the affected area and which grade you feel classifies your cellulite:

e-mail: [email protected] or   [email protected]