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Effective frequency of stimsure treatment that can be expected to build muscle




謙太郎 奥
Dr. 謙太郎 奥


American society for laser medicine and surgery (ASLMS) Advisory Board Member of CynoSure, Scientis, L'Oreal Japan Japan Society of Cosmetic Dermatology Japanese Dermatological Association Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

Medical institution with Dr. Kentaro Oku

Azamino Hills Skin Clinic Azamino Hills Skin Clinic
Contact: 045-507-7420

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The Stimsure is a medical muscle-building machine that creates a crisp, lean body line without the need for hard workouts or dietary restrictions.

By lying on the bed and undergoing the treatment for about 20 to 30 minutes, the muscles (skeletal muscles) of the six parts of the upper arm, waist, abdomen, hips, thighs, and calves are stimulated, and you can aim for muscle gain and fat burning effect. ..

Of course, you can train your abdominal muscles and back muscles on a daily basis, but with Stimsure, you can continue even if you are not good at exercising, and there are advantages compared to training that you do yourself.

It is a good idea to check the mechanism that can be expected to increase muscles so that you can perform the treatment without regrets with Stimsure.

Stimsure effect

Stimsure The StimSure is a medical muscle building machine developed in collaboration with experts in international sports science and neuromuscular electromagnetic stimulation. By forming an electromagnetic field that directly stimulates the nerves that control the muscles, it aims to increase muscle mass and burn fat by causing strong muscle contraction that cannot be achieved by normal training.

Stimsure trains slow and fast muscles

Stimsure Human muscles include "slow muscles" that exert endurance and "fast muscles" that exert instantaneous power, but in order to aim for a firm yet supple body, two muscles must be trained. Hmm .

Stimsure acts on both slow and fast muscles.

Fast muscles are the muscles used when moving the body. On the other hand, slow muscles are used to balance when you are about to stumble.

To train muscles with different roles, you need to do exercises that act on each. It is said that anaerobic exercise, which requires a heavy load such as weight training, is effective for training fast muscles, and aerobic exercise, which continues for a long time such as walking, is effective for training slow muscles.

You can set the balance to train two muscles

Both fast and slow muscles have important roles to support the body, but which muscle should be trained and how much depends on the physique and the desired body line. It also depends on your original muscle mass, muscle quality, lifestyle and daily physical habits.

It is difficult to grasp the balance of your two muscles and train them efficiently in your own exercise, but with Stimsure, you can set up a program to train your two muscles . There are eight programs, which are set by the combination of strength and treatment site that can be selected from beginner, standard, and professional. Another big advantage is that we can provide tailor-made training that sets the program for each person .

Benefits of Stimsure treatment

Although muscles can be trained by self-training, the advantages of Stimsure are that you can perform muscle contraction that is not possible with normal training and that you can perform custom-made training that can train fast and slow muscles in a well-balanced manner. It can be said.

Improves basal metabolism by building muscle with Stimsure

The minimum energy required for humans to live , such as moving organs to breathe and maintaining body temperature, is called "basal metabolism". Among them, the one that consumes the most energy is the maintenance of body temperature, and it is the muscles that produce this body temperature.

Therefore, when muscle mass is reduced, basal metabolism is reduced, the function of maintaining body temperature is weakened, and fat is increased to prevent heat from escaping to the outside. On the contrary, when muscles are built, basal metabolism rises and a fat burning effect can be expected .

With Stimsure, you can gain muscle mass by lying in bed and undergoing treatment without painful training.

Elimination of poor blood circulation

Poor blood circulation, which causes symptoms of coldness and swelling, is said to be caused not only by disordered eating habits and stress, but also by the lack of muscle mass that pumps blood.

Therefore, if you gain muscle mass with Stimsure, you can expect the effect of improving blood circulation.

Areas that can be treated with Stimsure

  • Upper arm
  • West
  • Abdomen (abdominal muscles)
  • Hips
  • Thighs (front and back)
  • Calf

Applicator (handpiece) Stimsure is performed by attaching an applicator to the treatment site. Since it is equipped with two applicators, it is possible to receive treatment on both the left and right sides at the same time on the upper arm and thigh.

If it is the waist, it can be applied to a wide range up to the lower abdomen by attaching applicators on the top and bottom, and it can be applied to the entire muscle that tightens the abdomen by attaching it side by side.

Those who are suitable for Stim Sure

Just as inflated balloons and slightly deflated balloons have different “tension”, active athletes and long-term desk workers have different muscle qualities.

Stimsure is a "body make-up" that works on the muscles to create a "neck" and "breaks the abdominal muscles" to improve the "tension" and "amount" of the muscles to make the body firmer.

  • Those who want to aim for a sharp body
  • Those who want to tighten their body
  • Those who are not good at exercising
  • Those who want to build muscle partially
  • Those who are worried about muscle weakness
  • Those who want to tighten their body

Stimsure mechanism and recommended frequency of treatment

Stimsure is called a "High Energy Electromagnetic Inductive Device", and an applicator worn on the body can cause about 24,000 muscle contractions per treatment for about 20 minutes.

This is due to the electromagnetic field created by the applicator.

A special electromagnetic field created by Stimsure

Image of electromagnetic field Field is composed of an electric field (electric space forces acting on the charge that amount) and magnetic field (the space where the magnetic acts made by a magnet or current), the wave electric and magnetic fields to propagate space electromagnetic waves

It is said that. Energy sources such as light and laser used in aesthetic medicine are a type of electromagnetic wave.

Magnetic energy is expressed in units called "tesla". For example, the magnetic necklace used for the purpose of promoting blood circulation and loosening stiffness is about 0.08 to 0.10 "Tesla", so MRI (diagnosing the inside of the body) of a medical institution called 1.0 to 3.0 "Tesla" is 10000. There is a difference of more than double. The magnetic energy generated by Stimsure is 1.0 "Tesla", and by using this strong magnetic field, an electric field is generated in the deep muscles of the body.

How Stimsure Causes Muscle Contraction

The principle of action of Stimsure is "electromagnetic induction".

("Current is generated in the conductor in the magnetic field where the magnetic flux changes rapidly" <When the magnet is put in and out of the coil, the current flows in the copper wire forming the coil>.

Normally, when humans contract muscles (skeletal muscles), commands from the brain are transmitted to the muscles (skeletal muscles) through motor neurons as signals called "action potentials" via the central nervous system.

In Stimsure, muscles contract (regardless of intention) without receiving commands from the brain by stimulating frequencies that can generate action potentials.

In order to contract a muscle regardless of one's will, it is necessary to generate an action potential (electric current) and transmit it to the muscle. However, neither the muscles nor the nerves that control them are deep in the body and cannot directly conduct or stimulate current.

Therefore, Stimsure stimulates nerves by generating an induced current away from the applicator . By attaching an applicator to form a strong magnetic field on the surface of the body and rapidly changing the formed magnetic field in a short time, an induced current due to electromagnetic induction is generated.

In Stimsure, muscles contract without being commanded by the brain by stimulating frequencies that can generate action potentials. By adjusting the frequency of action potentials (currents), you can train two muscles, the slow muscle and the fast muscle.

Stimsure is a machine that forcibly contracts muscles, but fast muscles and slow muscles have different frequencies (Hz) required to create a "state of being kept contracted" called maximal muscle contraction.

For example, fast muscles reach their maximum contraction in 15ms (milliseconds) = 0.015 seconds, so it is necessary to apply a new stimulus within 15ms to prevent the muscles from relaxing. Therefore, it is necessary to give a stimulus of 1 / 0.015 (1/0.015) times = 66.6 times (66.6Hz) or more per second.

Therefore, at Stimsure, the treatment is performed by changing the frequency according to the desired body shape. When training the fast muscles, stimulate 60Hz to 70Hz, and when training the slow muscles, stimulate 30Hz to 40Hz. By stimulating both fast and slow muscles in a well-balanced manner, we aim for the maximum effect of the treatment.

Generate current
1. The electromagnetic field from the applicator attached to the treatment site stimulates the nerves that control the muscles.
Activate muscle
2. The action potential of the motor nerve is induced and acts on the muscle.
Muscle contraction
3, muscles contract like normal exercise. Muscles continue to contract repeatedly due to stimulation
Muscle fibers grow effectively
4. Effective growth of muscle fibers that make muscles by consistent muscle contraction

Recommended frequency of Stimsure

As for the frequency of stimure treatment, it is recommended that the treatment be performed twice a week 6 to 8 times as one course. The effect of the treatment may be felt immediately afterwards, but it is said that the maximum effect of the treatment can be felt about 3 to 4 weeks after the start of the treatment . This is similar to the fact that when you do strength training, you will notice changes in your muscles about a month after you start training.

Just as you can maintain your muscles by continuing strength training, you can maintain the effect of the treatment for a long time by receiving regular treatment after one course .

Side effects / risks and precautions of Stimsure

The following symptoms may appear after the treatment. No side effects have been reported, but if you feel any abnormalities, please consult the medical institution that received the treatment.

  • muscle pain
  • Temporary muscle cramps (leg cramps, muscle clamps)
  • Temporary joint or tendon pain
  • Local erythema or redness of the skin

Those who cannot receive Stimsure treatment

  • Those who have a fever
  • Those who are menstruating (the procedure may accelerate menstruation or increase convulsions)
  • Those with metal or electronic implants, cardiac pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, implantable neurostimulators, drug pumps
  • Those with malignant tumors
  • Those who are in a bleeding state
  • People with epilepsy
  • Those who are undergoing surgical procedures
  • Those with lung dysfunction
  • Those who are pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Those with hypersensitivity or allergies to latex

Areas where stimure cannot be performed

  • Skin areas without normal sensations
  • Growth plate area
  • Head area

To effectively build muscle with Stimsure

Rest and nourish

It is said that not only exercise but also rest and nutrition are necessary to strengthen muscles.

A muscle is a structure in which muscle fibers are bundled, but when a load is applied to the muscle by stimure, the muscle fibers are temporarily broken. Then, the function of the body that repairs muscles works.

At this time, if you take a rest and replenish nutrition, muscle strength will improve and "supercompensation" will occur. It is said that the period of supercompensation in which muscles are regenerated is about 1 to 2 days, so it may be good to take a good rest and ingest proteins and amino acids that nourish the muscles during this period.

Combined with cosmetology to reduce subcutaneous fat

Stimsure acts on muscles, but in cosmetology, there are many types of treatments that reduce subcutaneous fat and lead to slimming, such as fat cooling, HIFU, high frequency (RF wave / radio wave), laser, etc. Energy source is used.

Each machine leads to slimming by damaging the fat cells of the subcutaneous fat and excreting it from the body, but the number of treatments, the applicable site for the treatment, the fee, etc. are different. In addition, there are some that can be applied not only to the body but also to the subcutaneous fat on the face line.

By receiving Stimsure treatment in combination with these slimming treatments that act on subcutaneous fat, it can be said that it is an effective treatment that reduces subcutaneous fat while building muscle.

If you are going to receive a treatment combined with slimming treatment, please consult with each medical institution about the treatment schedule for when to receive slimming treatment or stimure.

Laser slimming treatment to reduce fat cells

Lasers are often used to improve age spots, but there are also machines that act on subcutaneous fat by irradiating a special laser that reduces fat cells from above the skin (outside the body).

For example, Sinosure's Scalpsure machine, which is the same as Stimsure.

Attach the attachment frame to the part to be irradiated with the laser, and then attach the machine. Subcutaneous fat under the chin as well as the body can be treated, and the range of treatment can be changed according to each person depending on the combination of wearing.

Since it is possible to irradiate small parts of the body (on the bra, near the back, etc.), it can be said that the treatment makes it easy to adjust the body line. One of the features is that the production of collagen is promoted along with the reduction of subcutaneous fat, so the effect of tightening can be obtained at the same time.

The effect is felt from 2 to 3 months after the treatment, and the required number of treatments is about 2 to 3 times .

Fat cooling that cools and destroys fat

There are also medical slimming machines that cool fat and drain it out of the body. The area where you are concerned about subcutaneous fat is cooled with an applicator to freeze and destroy only the fat cells.

At the earliest, the effect begins to appear about 3 weeks after the treatment, and it is said that the change can be felt 2 to 4 months later. The effect may be matched even once, but in most cases it is repeated more than once.

Hythe treatment that destroys fat cells

Hythe collects heat and raises the temperature by concentrating ultrasonic waves on the treatment site, just as black paper burns when sunlight is concentrated on one point with a magnifying glass. If there are few fat cells in the first place, it will be difficult to obtain the effect, but the fat cells that have become hot are destroyed by heat, and the higher the number of hyphen irradiation, the more fat cells can be destroyed.

High frequency treatment that can be expected to tighten the skin

The skin is composed of the epidermis layer and the dermis layer from the outside, but when high frequency is irradiated, the dermis layer is heated and the collagen fibers in the dermis layer contract instantly. Immediately after the procedure, it acts on loosening and sagging, and has a skin tightening effect.

Since the recommended number and frequency of treatments for high-frequency treatment differ depending on the machine, it is recommended to check which machine is used by the medical institution receiving the treatment and the number and frequency of treatments.

Fat dissolving injection to inject drug

In addition to irradiation treatment, slimming treatment by aesthetic medicine includes injection treatment called lipolytic injection. It is a procedure that injects a drug that has the effect of destroying fat cells, and can be expected to act on small areas that are difficult to treat with irradiation, such as the neck, knees, ankles, and face.

The treatment is performed once every one to two weeks, and if it is a small area such as around the eyes, even one treatment may be effective.

Flow of Stimsure treatment

(1) Medical examination and counseling

We will share with the doctor the image that we aim for in the treatment and the worries about the body shape, and examine whether the treatment content is suitable. If you have any concerns or doubts about the procedure, check it during counseling.

(2) Filling out the consent form

After confirming the treatment details, sign the consent form.

(3) Change clothes and perform treatment

Change into a special dress and lie down on the bed. An applicator is attached to the treatment site and the treatment begins. The muscles of the attached part contract tightly, and the muscle contraction continues without a break until the end.

(4) Finish

Remove the applicator and you're done.

The program consists of "warm-up," "active phase," and "cool-down ," similar to the exercises performed in a sports gym. The treatment time is about 30 minutes for the waist and hips, and the range is relatively small. It takes about 20 minutes for the upper arm, thigh (inner thigh, outer thigh), and calf.

After the treatment, there are no particular restrictions, so you can spend your daily life as usual.

How to choose a medical institution to receive stimure

Of course, it is possible to train muscles by doing strength training by yourself, but it is not easy to determine the proportion and degree of training of muscles with different roles such as slow muscles and fast muscles. However, it can be said that the muscles can be trained efficiently if the treatment is performed by scalp sure.

Machine treatments such as Stimsure do not give the same results no matter who does it. It can be said that the treatment will be more effective only if the treatment is performed by a doctor who understands the characteristics of the machine and can master it.

In order to adjust each person's body shape to their liking, it is necessary for a doctor who is familiar with the body structure to organize a treatment program.

In addition, Stimsure builds muscle and leads to slimming, but if you are a medical institution that also owns a machine that acts on subcutaneous fat and a machine that acts on skin tightening, you can increase muscle mass and reduce subcutaneous fat / tightening. It can be said that you can receive effective treatment by performing three approaches at the same time.

Azamino Hills Skin Clinic Stim Sure

Mr. Kentaro Oku, who supervised the article, taught me about Stimsure.

Who is Stimsure suitable for?
Mr. Kentaro Oku
Stimsure is a medical machine that can be expected to build muscle, and supports those who are aiming for a healthy and supple body but are not good at exercising or who have difficulty with dietary restrictions.
What is the recommended frequency of Stimsure?
Mr. Kentaro Oku
Oku-sensei: It is recommended to perform the treatment twice a week 6 to 8 times. If you continue the treatment for 3 to 4 weeks, you will often feel the effect.
What are the risks, side effects and pain of Stimsure?
Mr. Kentaro Oku
No serious side effects have been reported, but muscle soreness, temporary muscle spasms, joint and tendon pain, and redness of the skin may occur.
Mr. Kentaro Oku
In addition, the treatment site contracts strongly during the treatment, but there is no pain, so anesthesia is not required. Some people are surprised at first because they can contract deep muscles.
Can you tell me the price of Stimsure?
Mr. Kentaro Oku
One 30-minute treatment costs 33,000 yen including tax per site.
Please give a message to those who will receive Stimsure from now on.
Mr. Kentaro Oku
Since our body is made up of four layers: skin, subcutaneous fat, muscle, and bone, we do not focus only on the skin that is visible from the outside, but approach the subcutaneous fat and muscle underneath appropriately and effectively. By doing so, you will be able to create a supple and healthy body line. The treatment with StimSure has a great influence on the body line due to the slight difference in the muscle stimulation method and the treatment site, so it is based on the mechanism of the body such as "which part should be reduced" and "which part should be firmed". The most important point is to make a thorough diagnosis and provide treatment that suits the style of the person.
Thank you, Mr. Oku!

Introduction of supervising doctor

Dr. Kentaro Oku, the director of Azamino Hills Skin Clinic and an Advisory Board Member at Cynosure, the world's largest medical laser manufacturer that developed Stimsure. As the responsible doctor of the Cynosure certified facility "Research & Training center", we will build the optimal treatment program for Asians and train doctors and treatment staff in Asian and European countries. It is highly trusted not only in Japan but also overseas.

Medical institution with Dr. Kentaro Oku

Azamino Hills Skin Clinic Azamino Hills Skin Clinic
Contact: 045-507-7420

Stimsure is an unapproved device from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Medical device acquisition route:
The acquisition route is personal import from the manufacturer by a doctor of a medical institution.
Drugs that should be noted in personal imports (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)
Approval in Japan:
There is no device that has the same performance as Stimsure and has been approved in Japan.
Information on safety in other countries:
No side effects have been reported, but muscle aches, temporary muscle spasms, temporary joint or tendon pain, local erythema or redness of the skin may occur.