Tokyo Dermatology / Plastic Surgery Ginza Hospital
Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist Japanese Society of Aesthetic Surgeons Specialist Chairman of the Japan Anti-Aging Surgery Society Chairman of the Medical Art Make Society Director of Kanto Beauty Medical Association Director of Japan Medical Association Director of International Cosmetology Study Group Part-time Lecturer, Plastic Surgery, Tokai University
Teslafor is a medical slimming machine that can aim for a tight body line by causing strong muscle contraction about 50,000 times per 30 minutes by stimulation with a magnetic field and aiming to improve basal metabolism by increasing muscle mass. This is Ma .
It is generally known as a healthy diet to increase muscle mass by strengthening the body and increase basal metabolism to aim for a lean body line without excess fat. On the other hand, Tesla formers can aim to increase muscle mass simply by wearing a special applicator and undergoing treatment in a relaxed state for about 30 minutes without performing strenuous exercise.
Therefore, it is suitable for those who have given up exercising for various reasons, such as not having the confidence to continue long-term training or being worried about the eyes of others at the gym. However, the Tesla former has a fixed part that can be treated, and it is not a machine that can make dramatic changes with just one treatment, so when considering a treatment, the part that can be treated in advance It is important to know the recommended number of treatments .
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The Tesla Former is a medical machine developed by ISKRA MEDICAL of Slovenia that aims to slim down by improving basal metabolism by increasing muscle mass. FMS (Functional Magnetic Stimulation), a technology that generates a magnetic field with energy transmitted through clothing and skin, is used, and it is said that the stimulation of the magnetic field generated by FMS acts up to about 7 cm under the skin.
FMS means "functional magnetic stimulation", and the generated magnetic field can strongly stimulate the skeletal muscles of the muscles that are normally used when moving the body, causing contraction movements. I will. In addition, the Tesla former is a highly safe machine because it has obtained the CE mark that certifies that it meets the safety standards of EU (European Union) member states .
Skeletal muscles are muscles that are present in all parts of the body and are used to move the body such as arms and legs. Skeletal muscles are the "outer muscle" that is on the surface of the body and is used to exert momentary force, and the "inner muscle" that is deep and mainly has the role of maintaining posture and supporting the movement of the outer muscle. There are two types.
Each skeletal muscle is a tissue in which a number of muscle fibers, which are thin fibrous muscle cells, are gathered and bundled. When the outer muscle receives a large load due to contraction movement, some of the muscle fibers are damaged and ruptured, but they have the property of being repaired and thickened , and by repeating this cycle, the muscle fibers become hypertrophied and volume Increases and strengthens muscle strength.
On the other hand, the inner muscle in the deep part of the body has a small volume and cannot exert a large force momentarily, but it has a role of maintaining a correct posture and supporting the pelvis . By training, blood flow is promoted from the deep layers of the body, which can be expected to improve basal metabolism, and also helps prevent visceral ptosis, which causes the stomach and intestines to hang down due to pelvic distortion.
Tesla formers are said to cause about 50,000 strong muscle contractions in 30 minutes by acting on the nerve cells that control skeletal muscles by the stimulation of the magnetic field generated by FMS. In addition, since the magnetic field acts up to about 7 cm under the skin, it can be expected to strengthen the inner muscle, and it is a medical muscle strengthening machine that can aim for a tight body line by increasing muscle mass and basal metabolism.
Each cell in the human body is charged with weak electricity, which is called bioelectric current. Bioelectric current is said to play a role in transmitting information from the brain to the body or from sensory organs such as the skin, eyes, and ears by nerves stretched throughout the body.
For example, avoiding a flying ball at once is also a signal transmission by bioelectric current, and the circulation of blood and lymph in the body without consciousness is also due to the action of bioelectric current. When electricity is applied to the muscles and the nerve cells that control them to stimulate them, the muscles cause contraction, and the technology that utilizes this bioelectric current mechanism is the Teslaformer's FMS .
Current stimulation therapy is a procedure that aims to improve physical functions such as muscles by applying electricity similar to nerve current to the human body, which has electrical properties. In addition to FMS, low frequency and EMS are also available. I will.
FMS, which means functional magnetic stimulation with the technology used by Tesla formers, is said to strengthen the inner muscle of deep muscles by the magnetic field acting up to about 7 cm under the skin. In addition, FMS acts on nerve cells that control skeletal muscle and causes strong muscle contraction about 50,000 times in 30 minutes, but it is said that there is less pain during the procedure because it does not stimulate pain sensation. ..
It is also called transcutaneous electrical stimulation therapy and is said to act mainly on peripheral nerves. By passing weak electricity from the top of the skin to the muscles, the muscles act as a pump that repeats gentle tension and relaxation, promoting blood flow and improving stiff shoulders.
EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) means electric muscle stimulation, which is a procedure that gives strong electrical stimulation to muscles and motor nerves and repeats muscle tension and relaxation. By doing this, we aim for a tight body line by strengthening the superficial muscles called outer muscles with a stronger load than general exercise, increasing muscle mass and increasing basal metabolism. In the medical field, it is also used as a rehabilitation for people who have difficulty in voluntary exercise due to cerebrovascular accidents.
The Tesla former is a medical machine that has two types of treatment: treatment with a dedicated applicator and treatment with a chair-type machine called the Tesla chair . It is not possible to receive each treatment at the same time, and the applicator or Tesla chair will be selected according to the desired treatment site and the symptom to be improved.
The procedure is performed by lying on the bed and wearing an applicator exclusively for Tesla formers. It is possible to perform treatments on the upper arms, abdomen, back, hips, and thighs, but not on the neck and above. By repeatedly training large muscles such as thighs and efficiently increasing muscle mass, it is possible to aim for a tight body line that increases basal metabolism and prevents excess subcutaneous fat from sticking .
Basal metabolism is the energy consumed by basic vital activities such as maintaining body temperature, beating the heart, and breathing, and is generally said to account for about 60% of the total energy consumption of humans per day. In addition to moving the body, muscles also have the function of generating heat in the body to regulate body temperature, and when muscle mass decreases, basal metabolism also decreases, making the body prone to subcutaneous fat.
The greater the muscle mass, the higher the basal metabolism. Therefore, in order to aim for a body that does not easily get excess subcutaneous fat, the muscle called the gluteus maximus (daidenkin) existing in the hip and the thigh muscle, which is the thigh muscle, are present. It is important to train large muscles such as the gluteus maximus (generally the gluteus maximus).
In the Tesla former treatment using an applicator, it is possible to strongly stimulate large muscles such as the gluteus maximus and quadriceps while lying on the bed and train them in a short time, so training etc. are organized. It is said to be suitable for those who cannot secure enough time.
As a feature of Tesla former, there is a special chair type machine called "Tesla chair" in addition to the treatment performed by directly attaching the applicator to the treatment site. With the Tesla chair, you can receive treatment while sitting on a chair-shaped machine while wearing clothes, and it is mainly used for the purpose of strengthening the back muscles, abdominal muscles, and pelvic floor muscles (Kotsuban Tekin). I will .
The pelvic floor muscle is a general term for the muscles in the lower part of the pelvis, and has the function of maintaining the organs such as the bladder and uterus in the pelvis in the correct position and the function of urinating and defecation. The pelvic floor muscles tend to weaken with age and often cause symptoms such as ED (sexual dysfunction) in men and loose vagina and urine leakage in women.
Since the Tesla chair treatment can aim to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, it leads to improvement not only for aesthetic problems such as hip-up, but also for delicate problems that are difficult to consult with others.
The Tesla former treatment is a medical slimming that aims to improve basal metabolism by stimulating the outer and inner muscles with a magnetic field to increase muscle mass.
A single treatment does not produce dramatic changes, and it is recommended that you receive 5 to 8 treatments twice a week to get a better feel . In addition, clinical data has been recorded that, depending on the amount of fat in an individual, repeated treatments on a certain area reduced fat thickness by about 20% and increased muscle mass by about 40%.
It is difficult to lose weight locally by exercising while maintaining the fat you want to keep, such as the bust and hips, but Tesla formers can concentrate on the desired area by repeatedly receiving the treatment. It is possible to train and aim for local fat reduction .
Tesla formers can cause about 50,000 strong muscle contractions in 30 minutes, but the magnetic field stimulation generated by FMS does not stimulate pain sensation, so it is said that there is less pain during the procedure . Immediately after receiving the treatment, symptoms such as muscle spasms and muscle pain may appear, but all of them are temporary pains and tend to subside within a few days to a week.
Also, unlike surgery that involves surgical procedures such as liposuction, the tesla former does not make an incision in the skin, so it is less burdensome to the body and does not require fixing of the surgical site with a cast, so it is down. It is said to be medical slimming with almost no time .
It is a medical slimming machine that destroys fat cells and leads to a decrease by cooling and freezing the fat cells that make up subcutaneous fat. Utilizing the property that adipocytes freeze at about 4 ° C while water freezes at 0 ° C, the treatment site is cooled to about 4 ° C where only fat cells freeze, causing frostbite on the skin. There is no effect on sites other than fat cells.
The fat cells frozen and destroyed by the treatment are preyed on by macrophages, which are a type of white blood cell, and excreted as waste products by the action of metabolism, so the thickness of the fat layer is reduced, which is expected to have a slimming effect. You can . However, the fat cooling machine is a procedure aimed at removing only subcutaneous fat by cooling and metabolism, and it cannot be expected to increase muscle mass.
|Main fat cooling machines|
|・ Cool sculpting (FDA approved / Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved medical equipment)|
・ Cool Tech (CE mark acquisition)
・ Crystal Plus (CE mark acquisition)
It is a machine that can be expected to have a slimming effect by destroying fat cells and promoting metabolism by irradiating the part where subcutaneous fat is anxious with high frequency waves (RF) . High frequency is a kind of electromagnetic wave consisting of a certain frequency, and when it is irradiated under the skin, it is transmitted as minute vibrations and has the property of rubbing the molecules of cells in the body to generate heat.
By artificially generating and irradiating high frequencies, it keeps a stable temperature of 45 ° C or higher, which is optimal for destroying fat cells, and destroys only fat cells without damaging the skin or muscles. The destroyed fat cells are preyed on by macrophages and excreted as waste products from the body, so the mechanism leading to slimming is similar to that of a fat cooling machine.
However, the high-frequency slimming machine is a procedure that aims to remove fat cells by heating and destroying them by metabolism, and does not act on muscles and nerve cells that control muscles like Tesla formers, so it has the effect of strengthening muscles. there is no.
|Main high frequency slimming machines|
|・ Truth Scalp Indiva Vanquish ME (contactless type)|
Tesla formers contract powerful muscles by stimulating the magnetic field generated by FMS, which can cause muscle soreness in the process of thickening and repairing damaged muscle fibers. In rare cases, there is a risk and side effects of muscle spasms, redness, and swelling at the treatment site, but all of these symptoms are temporary and are usually said to subside within a few days to a week .
If these symptoms persist for more than a week, do not make any self-judgment and consult your doctor and the doctor in charge to avoid exacerbation of the symptoms.
Tesla formers cannot perform treatments on the chest and head. In addition, it is said that the part where the tattoo is applied and the part where the metal plate, silicon, etc. are embedded cannot be treated in the same way.
The Tesla Former is a medical machine that has obtained the CE mark, but it is an unapproved medical device that has not been approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan. Therefore, please understand that there are the following points to be noted when considering the treatment, and receive sufficient explanation about the risks and side effects at the medical institution.
|Tesla Former is a domestic unapproved medical device.|
| Medical device acquisition route: The acquisition route is individual import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.|
Drugs that should be noted in personal imports (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)
|Whether or not it is approved in Japan: It has the same performance and operation as the Tesla former, and there is no other medical device that has been approved in Japan.|
|Information on safety in other countries: Tesla former is a medical device that has obtained the CE mark. No serious side effects or complications have been reported with the correct treatment method with contraindications, but the main possible risks include temporary muscle pain, muscle spasms, redness and swelling at the treatment site. I will.|
1. Medical examination and counseling
Through medical examination and counseling by a doctor, you will be diagnosed as to whether the Tesla former treatment is indicated. In addition to telling about the part you want to perform, the effect you want to achieve, and your illness, if you have any concerns or doubts about the procedure, please consult at this time.
Depending on the treatment site, the treatment is performed with a dedicated applicator or Tesla chair. Tesla chairs can be treated while wearing clothes, but both require the removal of all precious metals such as watches and necklaces. In addition, electronic devices such as smartphones cannot be used during the procedure.
As a guide, the treatment time is about 30 minutes for each site with an applicator, and about 20 to 30 minutes for a Tesla chair.
3. Examination / completion
After the medical examination of the treatment site is performed and explanations such as how to spend after the treatment and precautions are given, the procedure will be completed and the patient will return home.
Since the treatment by Tesla Former is a free medical treatment for the purpose of beauty, insurance is basically not applied, and the treatment fee varies depending on each medical institution. As a guide, the market prices for the Tesla Former Applicator and Tesla Chair for each treatment are as follows.
|Applicator||From 30,000 yen|
|Tesla chair||15,000 to 30,000 yen|
Tesla former is a treatment that aims for natural slimming by increasing basal metabolism with the aim of increasing muscle mass . Therefore, repeated treatments are required to realize the effect, and the appearance of the effect differs depending on the amount of subcutaneous fat. If you have a lot of subcutaneous fat, you can aim for slimming more efficiently by using a fat cooling machine or a high-frequency slimming machine together, so you have the option of choosing a medical institution with a rich menu of slimming treatments .
If you are a doctor with a large number of slimming treatments, you can judge the fat that should be left for a well-balanced body line and the fat that can be removed without problems, so treatments such as appearance discomfort due to excessive fat removal It is said that the risk of failure is low . In addition, in order to maintain the effects of the treatment over the long term, it is important to exercise moderately on a daily basis and avoid an unbalanced diet.