Vanquish ME is a medical slimming machine that aims to slim the abdomen and thighs .
During the treatment, the treatment site is warmed at a temperature that makes you feel "in a bath or kotatsu" or "in a bedrock bath", and only fat cells are selectively destroyed. It does not damage tissues other than fat cells such as skin and muscle, and is considered to have mild pain and downtime .
In addition to Vanquish ME, there are multiple medical slimming machines in cosmetology, so it is necessary to know the difference from other machines in advance in order to achieve a satisfactory treatment.
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VANQUISH ME is a medical slimming machine that irradiates high frequencies developed by BTL in the United Kingdom, and was certified in Japan in 2018.
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which is the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, has recognized the effectiveness and safety of non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen and reduction of the circumference of the abdomen under the device name "BTL-899".
We have also obtained the CE mark, a safety mark that is required to be affixed in the EU (European Union region).
One of the features of Vanquish ME is that it has a wide range of treatments at one time. The maximum size of the applicator is 20 cm x 70 cm , so it is possible to heat a wide area from the front to the side of the abdomen at once and evenly .
Since it is possible to irradiate a wide area with one treatment, it may be said that the treatment can be performed more efficiently than other medical slimming machines.
|Approval in Japan||230AGBZX00014000|
|FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Approval||K192224 (Non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen and shrinkage around the abdomen)|
The Vanquish ME is the second generation of the Vanquish series.
In "Vanquish", there was only one applicator, but in Vanquish ME, a small dedicated applicator (Flex applicator) that can effectively irradiate even in a narrow irradiation range has been added. Therefore , it can be said that the treatment can be performed efficiently even in a narrower area than Vanquish.
Vanquish ME irradiates high frequencies, which are a type of electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic waves are classified into gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet rays, visible rays, microwaves, and high frequencies according to the difference in wavelength and frequency. High frequency is also called radio frequency, RF (abbreviation of radio frequency), and refers to electromagnetic waves around frequencies of 3MHz to 300MHz .
When high-frequency waves are applied to the skin and vibrations are transmitted to the body, heat (Joule heat) is generated by rubbing the molecules against each other, and this Joule heat has the effect of warming from the deep part of the body instead of the surface of the skin.
There are tissues such as skin and muscle around the adipose tissue, but in Vanquish ME, high-frequency heat energy acts only on the adipose tissue.
This utilizes the fact that the impedance (electrical resistance) value, which indicates the difficulty of current flow, differs between skin tissue, muscle tissue, and adipose tissue. The harder the current flows, the higher the impedance value and the greater the heat energy generated.
In addition, the difficulty of current flow changes as the frequency of the current changes. In Vanquish ME, the impedance value of adipose tissue is higher than the impedance value of skin tissue and muscle tissue.
The Vanquish ME has multiple electrodes inside the applicator that switch between plus and minus, from which high frequencies are radiated.
The frequency indicates how many times the plus and minus of the radio wave are switched and vibrated in one second. The high frequency frequency of Vanquish ME is 27.12Mhz, and when current flows, plus and minus are switched about 27 million times per second.
By using a frequency of 27.12Mhz that acts only on adipose tissue, the fat layer 1 cm below the skin can be heated at 44 ° C to 45 ° C, which is sufficient for adipocytes to die of natural causes (apoptosis). I can do it. When the fat layer is kept at 44 ° C to 45 ° C for a certain period of time, the fat cells are slowly decomposed, and it is said that the fat cells in the subcutaneous fat can be reduced.
In addition, while the adipose tissue is heated at a temperature of 44 ° C to 45 ° C, the temperature of the skin surface is maintained at about 42 ° C, so it is said that there is no damage to the skin surface such as burns . It seems that some people fall asleep during the procedure because they feel as if they are taking a hot bath or taking a bedrock bath.
Partial thinning such as the abdomen and thighs is possible, leading to slimming only the areas of concern.
Dysfunctional fat cells are excreted as waste products together with sweat and urine over a period of 2 to 4 weeks . By the time you finish 4 to 5 treatments, it is said that you can reduce the size by 5 cm to 10 cm, although there are individual differences.
Overseas Survey Results Selective Non-contact Field Radiofrequency Extended Treatment Protocol: According to safety and efficacy assessments , 24 subjects (22 females and 2 males) with an average age of 47.9 years (30-69 years) After 3 months of follow-up, the abdominal circumference and waist circumference decreased by 4.22 cm on average [*].
[*] Selective Non-contact Field Radiofrequency Extended Treatment Protocol: Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy
Adipocytes become apoptotic and are naturally excreted as unwanted substances in the liver by macrophages, a type of white blood cell that digests dysfunctional cells. It is said that the thickness of the fat layer is reduced because the fat cells themselves disappear. Since the fat cells themselves disappear, it is said that it is difficult to rebound without extreme drinking and eating after Vanquish ME treatment .
In addition, in a diet by reducing the normal amount of food or increasing the amount of exercise, the body shape changes as the fat cells become smaller or larger. In this case, the number of fat cells does not change. Fat cells can be reduced by undergoing treatment.
When the skin is irradiated with high frequency waves and the high temperature state due to Joule heat continues, protein contraction, metabolism, and collagen production are promoted, which can be expected to improve the firmness and sagging of the skin in addition to the slimming effect. I will.
From the outside, the skin is layered with the epidermis layer and the dermis layer. The dermis layer contains collagen and elastin, which maintain the elasticity and firmness of the skin, and fibroblasts, which produce these. It is said that when high frequency is applied, heat energy reaches the dermis layer, which stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin, which also has a skin tightening effect .
The Vanquish ME system is referred to as the "Field Selective RF®" system, which does not come into direct contact with the skin. Selective means selective, and as mentioned above, RF is an abbreviation for Radio Frequency, which means radio waves and high frequencies.
In general, medical slimming machines attach the machine parts directly to the body. Then, by warming or cooling the part where fat is anxious, it damages fat cells. However, Vanquish ME irradiates high frequencies by covering the area where fat is a concern with a dome-shaped panel (applicator). Since the machine does not come into direct contact with the skin, it is said that there is no damage to the skin .
With other medical slimming machines, if the BMI value is high, the treatment may be refused, but with Vanquish ME, there is no limit to the BMI value when receiving the treatment. Therefore, even those who have refused treatment with other medical slimming machines can receive it.
Most medical institutions set "5 times a week" as one course.
The effect can be expected even if there is a week or more between the treatments until the next treatment, but if you want the shortest effect, it is ideal to perform the treatment once every 1 to 2 weeks .
In Vanquish ME, fat cells are excreted from the body over 2 to 4 weeks after the treatment. Therefore, immediate effect cannot be expected, but it seems that many people realize the effect from about one month after the treatment of one course of five times is completed.
Burns may occur due to high frequency irradiation . Also, heating may cause temporary pain for several weeks.
If you feel a part of the heat during the procedure, please have the irradiation power adjusted. However, it is said that there is almost no risk of burns because Vanquish ME has a function to adjust the output while measuring the impedance value of electrical resistance during the treatment.
In rare cases, redness and tingling may occur after the treatment, but it will disappear in about 1 to 2 hours.
Some people are worried that Vanquish ME will cause lumps in the back of the skin, which is evidence that Vanquish ME is working. Due to the action of Vanquish ME, when a wide range of fat cells become dysfunctional, the fat cells may become a mass (inflammation) . However, it gradually becomes smaller and is said to be reduced or eliminated by massage.
Vanquish ME does not have a BMI of less than 30 as with other medical slimming machines. However, since it targets subcutaneous fat, it cannot be expected to be effective if it is thin or has a lot of visceral fat.
Vanquish ME is an unapproved device of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and is free medical treatment. Therefore, you will have to pay the full amount and the fee will vary depending on the medical institution, but the market price is about 13,000-40,000 yen per time .
Depending on the medical institution, the treatment fee may be set for multiple treatments of 4 to 5 times as one course.
(1) Medical examination and counseling
Confirm the desired part of the treatment and the desired treatment effect. Also, if you have any concerns, ask your doctor at this time.
(2) Change of clothes
If you are wearing precious metals, you may get burned by the heat of high frequencies, so remove them altogether. Change into the special clothes prepared by the medical institution.
Set the applicator so that the treatment site is exposed to high frequencies. Since it is non-contact type, there is no process of applying cream or gel to make it slippery and allow energy to reach deeper. Also, since there is no pain, no anesthesia is required. You may sweat as you gradually begin to feel warm when the irradiation begins.
At the same time as the procedure, some medical institutions provide fat burning infusions to promote fat burning.
Irradiation for about 30 to 40 minutes is complete. Fat cells are excreted from the body as unnecessary waste products in 2 hours to 4 weeks. Some medical institutions offer massages to encourage excretion.
You can take a shower or bath from the day, but avoid sunburn. There are no restrictions on drinking or exercising.
Vanquish ME is not a machine that has the same effect no matter who irradiates it, and the treatment effect differs depending on the irradiation technique. If you have subcutaneous fat that you can target with Vanquish ME, but no effect is seen after the procedure, it may be due to irradiation technology.
When choosing a medical institution, be sure to choose a medical institution with a proven track record, such as checking the case photos posted on the medical institution's website .
Sufficient hydration of 1ℓ to 2ℓ per day is recommended before and for several days after the treatment so that dysfunctional fat cells are efficiently discharged from the body after the treatment of Vanquish ME. I will.