M sculpting and cool sculpting are machines that can be expected to partially lose weight by stimulating and reducing fat cells in subcutaneous fat . Both are not machines that aim to lose weight, but machines that are suitable for body contouring treatment that prepares the body line .
There are differences between M sculpting and cool sculpting in areas such as the abdomen and buttocks where partial thinning can occur, the treatment time, and the market price of the treatment fee . Since there are differences in the conditions under which treatment is not possible, it is possible to select the machine that suits you by knowing each treatment in detail.
In addition, M sculpting and cool sculpting have side effects and risks. By checking the side effects and risks, you can receive M sculpting and cool sculpting with confidence .
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M sculpt is a machine that stimulates motor neurons (motor nerve cells) to cause muscle contraction by irradiating the part aiming for slimming with electromagnetic energy . It uses a powerful electromagnetic energy called "High Density Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM)" and is more intense than the muscle contraction that occurs during spontaneous muscle training such as push-ups and abdominal exercises. Causes hypermaximal muscle contraction that contracts .
HIFEM irradiated by M sculpt reaches the muscle tissue up to 7 cm under the skin from the applicator attached to the part aiming for slimming, and causes about 20,000 muscle contractions in one 30-minute treatment .
The body, which needs energy due to the hypermaximal muscle contraction caused by HIFEM, converts the fat stored in fat cells into energy called free fatty acids (FFA). Even when muscle contraction is performed by spontaneous muscle training, fat is converted to FFA to provide the necessary energy, but in the case of hypermaximum muscle contraction, the energy demand is extremely higher than that of spontaneous muscle training. This will result in excessive FFA generation.
The excessively generated FFA cannot be consumed as energy and accumulates in the surrounding fat cells. When FFA is excessively accumulated in normal fat cells, the fat cells themselves recognize the abnormality and try to return to normal fat cells, but not all fat cells with excessive FFA accumulation can return to normal. ..
The human body is designed to eliminate abnormalities, and abnormal cells are programmed to die. Therefore, fat cells that do not return to normal die as abnormal cells and are carried to lymph vessels and blood vessels, where they are excreted as urine and feces.
In the M sculpt treatment, fat cells die and decrease, so the effect of reducing the thickness of the fat layer can be expected.
Diets such as voluntary exercise and dietary restrictions increase the possibility of rebounding because the number of fat cells does not decrease but the number of fat cells decreases, but in M sculpt, the number of fat cells decreases, so it is difficult to rebound. It has been.
In addition, hypermaximum muscle contraction promotes the production of myoblasts, which are muscle components, and can be expected to increase muscle density and volume. It is possible to aim for a tight body line by developing muscles as well as reducing the thickness of the fat layer .
Cool sculpting is a machine used for fat cooling treatment that applies the "cryolipolis theory" that water freezes at 0 ° C while fat begins to crystallize at 4 ° C. Fat cooling treatment is a treatment that acts only on fat and does not damage the skin or other tissues, and is said to have almost no downtime .
In cool sculpting, special parts (applicators) are attached to the part where you are aiming for slimming. Like mammography, which is one of the breast cancer screenings, the subcutaneous fat at the treatment site is sucked into the applicator together with the skin. The applicator is shaped like a cup to accommodate the suctioned area.
Subcutaneous fat sucked into the applicator is cooled to 4 ° C by the function of cool sculpting . The temperature inside the applicator is kept at 4 ° C and is designed so that it does not affect anything other than fat cells such as frostbite on the skin . It is a safe machine approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare with a function to automatically stop in the unlikely event that fat is supercooled to a temperature lower than 4 ° C. It is also approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which is the agency of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Normal fat cells are liquid, but fat cells cooled to 4 ° C crystallize from liquid to solid. Crystallized fat cells cannot function normally and are perceived by the body as abnormal cells. Since the human body is programmed to eliminate abnormalities, abnormal cells die.
Adipocytes that crystallize and are recognized as abnormal by the treatment of cool sculpting die and are excreted as urine or feces through lymph vessels and blood vessels . It is said that partial slimming can be expected by reducing the number of dead fat cells and reducing the thickness of the fat layer. Like M Sculpt, it is said that it is difficult to rebound because it is a machine that can be expected to reduce fat cells.
Medical slimming, esthetic slimming, and slimming due to exercise and dietary restrictions in aesthetic medicine are all affected by changes in fat cells . By knowing how fat cells work and how fat increases and decreases, you can understand why your body shape changes and why fat decreases in aesthetic medicine .
In fat cells, nutrients taken from meals are stored as fat, and when the body needs energy such as metabolism, exercise, and fasting, the stored fat is converted into energy called free fatty acid (FFA). There is work.
Fat cells grow larger as the amount of fat stored increases , and become smaller when fat is converted to FFA and consumed as energy . As fat cells grow and shrink, their body shape changes . In addition, fat cells increase and the body grows from childhood to puberty, but basically it is said that the number of fat cells does not increase or decrease after adulthood .
However, there is an upper limit to the amount of fat that fat cells can store, and if the upper limit of the amount that can be stored due to overeating or lack of exercise is exceeded, new fat cells will be created due to cell division . When fat cells approach the upper limit of the amount of fat that can be stored, they are considered mildly obese. When new fat cells are created in excess of the upper limit of the amount of fat stored in the fat cells, it is considered to be moderately obese or severely obese.
The human body is composed of various cells such as stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells, adipocytes, and neural stem cells, and abnormal cells are programmed to spontaneously necrotize (cell death) .
Cell death includes "necrosis" with inflammation such as swelling and "apoptosis" that does not cause inflammation . The cell death of adipocytes caused by M sculpting or cool sculpting treatment is called apoptosis and does not cause inflammation such as swelling, so it is said to be a treatment with less downtime.
Apoptotic fat cells are absorbed and decomposed by macrophages, which are one of the white blood cells, or carried to lymph vessels and blood vessels and excreted as urine and feces .
|Corresponding part||Buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, calves, thighs||Buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, calves, inner thighs, outer thighs, above knees, hips, back, flanks, chin|
|Treatment time||20 to 30 minutes||35 to 75 minutes|
|Recommended number of treatments / interval between treatments at the same site||About 4 times at intervals of 1 to 2 weeks||Once or twice with an interval of about 2 months|
|downtime||Muscle pain for a few days||Almost none|
|Risks / side effects||Redness||Risk of redness, internal bleeding, swelling, dull pain, pigmentation and, very rarely, paradoxical hyperplasia|
|Estimated treatment fee per place||60,000 yen ~ 160,000 yen||40,000 yen to 120,000 yen|
|Approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare||None||Yes|
The parts that can be treated with M Sculpt are the buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and calves . There are two types of M sculpt, an applicator used for areas with a large area of the buttocks and abdomen, and an α applicator used for areas with a narrow upper arm, thigh, and calf. Applicator only.
Since the α applicator used for α narrow areas is an optional device sold separately, even if the medical institution has the M sculpt machine itself, the upper arm, thigh, and calf cannot be treated without the α applicator.
If you wish to have your upper arm, thigh, or calf treated, please check with your medical institution in advance to see if you have an α applicator.
The parts for cool sculpting are the buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, calves, inner thighs, outer thighs, above the knees, hips, back, flanks, and chin . There are nine types of applicators for Cool Sculpting, each with different recommended sites of application.
|Applicator type||Recommended site of indication|
|CoolAdvantage||Side, abdomen, inner thigh|
|CoolAdvantagePetite||Side / inner thigh|
|CoolAdvantagePlus||Abdomen / flank|
The types of applicators we handle differ depending on the medical institution. Please check in advance whether the medical institution has an applicator to be used for the site you wish to perform.
The treatment time for the buttocks and abdomen is 30 minutes , and the treatment time for the upper arms, thighs, and calves is about 20 minutes . The smaller the area, the shorter the treatment time, but the muscle contraction caused is about 20,000 times in all areas.
The duration of cool sculpting depends on the applicator used.
|Applicator type||Recommended site of indication||Treatment time|
|CoolMax||Lower abdomen||60 minutes|
|CoolCurve +||flank||60 minutes|
|CoolFit||Inner thigh||60 minutes|
|CoolAdvantage||Side, abdomen, inner thigh||35 minutes|
|CoolAdvantagePetite||Side / inner thigh||35 minutes|
|CoolAdvantagePlus||Abdomen / flank||45 minutes|
|CoolSmoothPro||Outside peach||75 minutes|
You can expect the effect even with one treatment, but it is said that it will be easier to feel the effect if you perform the treatment with 4 treatments as 1 course .
Since it takes about 3 days to 1 week to repair the muscle tissue after the treatment, it is recommended to perform the treatment on the same site at intervals of 1 to 2 weeks .
Once the muscle tissue has been repaired, the procedure can be performed at intervals shorter than 1 to 2 weeks.
It is said that about 20% of fat cells are reduced by one treatment, and it is said that many people feel a satisfactory effect with one treatment . If you are not satisfied with the effect or expect further effect, you can perform the treatment twice . However, since the safety of repeated treatments exceeding 2 times has not been confirmed, the upper limit of treatments on the same site is 2 times.
It is said that it takes about 2 months for the apoptotic fat cells to be excreted after the treatment, so it is recommended to perform the treatment on the same site at intervals of 2 months or more .
Using strong electromagnetic energy called high-density focal electromagnetic energy (HIFEM), muscle contraction (supermaximal muscle contraction) is more intense than muscle contraction by spontaneous muscle training , so muscles for about 3 days to 1 week It can be painful .
If the original muscle mass is low, muscle pain may be almost nonexistent.
There is little downtime as it cools only the fat and promotes adipocyte apoptosis.
Redness at the treatment site may occur, but most of the time it disappears during the day.
Redness, internal bleeding, swelling, and dull pain may occur at the treatment site, but it will subside within 1 to 2 weeks. In addition, pigmentation may occur at the treatment site, and if pigmented, it may take half a year to several years to settle.
Also, although the probability is low at 0.02%, " paradoxical hyperplasia " may occur. Paradoxical hyperplasia is an adverse event in which fat increases, contrary to the slimming effect expected from cool sculpting , and the cause and mechanism are unknown. In the unlikely event of paradoxical hyperplasia, surgery such as liposuction may be required .
The standard fee for hip and abdominal treatments is 80,000 to 160,000 yen, and for upper arms, calves, and thighs, 60,000 to 160,000 yen . The treatment is not covered by insurance, so you will have to pay the full amount.
Since it is recommended to treat 4 times as 1 course, some medical institutions have a set price of 4 times. For details, please check with your medical institution.
Most medical institutions have different fees for each applicator . The price shown below is based on the price per site, so double the price when performing both arms on the upper arm or on both feet on the thigh.
In addition, if there are many treatment sites such as 2 or 4 sites, some medical institutions charge a set fee for multiple sites. If you do not know the applicator name when checking the price on HP etc., or if the price for a set of multiple locations is not stated, please check with the medical institution by phone or email.
Cool sculpting is a machine approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, but slimming treatments for beauty purposes are not covered by insurance, so you will be responsible for all costs.
|Applicator type||Recommended site of indication||Estimated price|
|CoolMax||Lower abdomen||About 120,000 yen|
|CoolCore||abdomen||About 100,000 yen|
|CoolCurve +||flank||About 60,000 yen|
|CoolFit||Inner thigh||About 60,000 yen|
|CoolAdvantage||Side, abdomen, inner thigh||44,000-80,000 yen|
|CoolAdvantagePetite||Side / inner thigh||45,000-65,000 yen|
|CoolAdvantagePlus||Abdomen / flank||90,000 yen to 120,000 yen|
|CoolSmoothPro||Outside peach||55,000 to 100,000 yen|
Although not approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, this machine is certified by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which is the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan.
This machine has been approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare . (Approval number: 22900BZX00410000) Not only the cool sculpting body but also all applicators are approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare as medical devices . (Approval number: 13B1X10104003001 ・ 13B1X10104003002)
Both M sculpting and cool sculpting are machines that can be expected to reduce fat cells, but they can be used together .
M sculpting can be expected to reduce fat cells close to muscle, and cool sculpting can be expected to reduce fat cells close to skin . If the fat layer is thick, you can expect stimulation to the fat layer that could not be stimulated by individual treatments by using both treatments together .
By stimulating the entire fat layer, you can expect a higher slimming effect M than if you were treated individually . However, if the fat layer is thin, it may not be necessary to use it together, so check with your doctor to see if it is necessary to use it together .
Also, depending on the medical institution, both machines may not be available, so please contact the medical institution in advance.
AC BODY is medical slimming with a machine that contracts and trains muscles by EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) . By strengthening muscles, you can promote fat metabolism and build a body that is hard to gain weight.
Some EMS machines are commercially available, but EMS used in the field of aesthetic medicine is designed to have a higher frequency than commercially available products . The higher the frequency, the deeper the body, the more muscles can be electrically stimulated , and the more efficiently the muscles can be trained.
However, because the energy of electrical stimulation is different from Mscalpt's high-density focal electromagnetic energy (HIFEM), muscle exercise is not hypermaximal muscle contraction, but similar to muscle contraction that occurs during spontaneous exercise. It is suitable for people who are not good at exercising because it can aim to strengthen the muscles of the treated area and promote basal metabolic rate without exercising too much.
By irradiating subcutaneous fat with laser energy and heating it to 42 ° C to 47 ° C, fat cells are killed and lead to a decrease . Since the part that comes into contact with the skin during the procedure has a cooling function, it is said that there is less heat and pain during the procedure. In addition, it is said that it can irradiate areas with thin subcutaneous fat and can be expected to have a skin tightening effect.
It is a slimming treatment that irradiates high frequency waves to areas where subcutaneous fat is a concern . The high frequency keeps the temperature above 45 ℃, which is suitable for damaging only fat cells, for a certain period of time, and damages only fat cells without damaging tissues such as skin and muscles .
It is a slimming treatment method that can be expected to be effective in reducing metabolic power due to cold and improving a wide range of uneven fat (cellulite) such as thighs.
It is a non-contact slimming machine that irradiates high frequency waves to kill a wide range of fat cells . Vanquish ME's high frequency acts only on fat cells 5 mm to 15 mm from the epidermis without touching the skin, and heats and destroys only subcutaneous fat, so it is a treatment with less pain and downtime during the procedure .
In addition, it is said that even people with a BMI value of 30 or more, which was difficult with other slimming machines such as M sculpting and cool sculpting, can receive the treatment . Since it is possible to approach a wide range of fat with one treatment, it is a slimming machine suitable for a wide range of areas such as the waist, hips, and thighs.
Not only those with a BMI value of 30 or more, but also those with a low fat content can be treated because it is a non-contact type and there is no need to pinch subcutaneous fat with a machine.
It is a slimming machine that smoothes blood flow and lymphatic flow by allowing high-frequency energy to reach deep inside the body to warm the body, promotes the discharge of waste products in the body, and enhances metabolic power .
Since the metabolic power is promoted by heating to the deep part of the body, it can be expected to be effective for improving poor circulation and swelling and for whole body slimming (or partial slimming).
Ultraspeed is a machine that can be expected to destroy fat cells by a guide wave called the third ultrasonic wave .
Ultrasound is a sound wave with a high frequency, and there are longitudinal waves and transverse waves in the way the sound waves propagate, but the guide wave has the addition of ripple-shaped sound waves called bending waves as well as longitudinal waves and transverse waves. With ultrasonic waves, it is possible to deliver ultrasonic stimuli over a wide range .
By irradiating a guide wave that reacts only to the fat cells mounted on Ultra Speed, it destroys a wide range of fat cells without damaging blood vessels and lymph vessels, and excretes them as urine and stool .
M sculpt can be performed from the top of your clothes, but you can receive efficient treatment by adjusting the output while checking whether the muscles are moving evenly. Therefore, it is safe to choose a medical institution where you can change into paper shorts so that you can wear the applicator on your bare skin .
Cool sculpting has a COOL SCULPTING ED (Cool Sculpting University) course sponsored by the manufacturer. If you are a medical institution where the doctor who received the training is enrolled , you can receive the treatment with confidence. In addition, if there are multiple cool sculpting machines , it is possible to perform multiple treatments at one time, and the treatment time can be shortened.