Kratu Alpha is one of the machines that can be expected to lose weight by cooling and destroying fat . There are subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in fat, but it is subcutaneous fat that can be approached by Kratu Alpha.
Subcutaneous fat is said to affect the body line in particular, and the treatment of Kratu Alpha is not aimed at losing weight, but at the purpose of adjusting the body line (body contouring) . .. It is said that only fat cells can be destroyed by cooling the subcutaneous fat, and it has little effect on surrounding tissues such as skin and muscles, and there is almost no downtime .
Checking the area that can be treated, the time required for the treatment, and the pain during the treatment will lead to a satisfactory effect. In addition, there are risks and side effects in the treatment of Kratu Alpha, so you can receive the treatment with confidence by checking before receiving the treatment.
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Liposuction is a slimming treatment based on the theory of cryolipolisis that "water freezes at 0 ° C while fat freezes at 4 ° C" .
Adipose tissue is generally called fat, and adipose tissue is made up of a collection of fat cells. Inside the fat cells, there are balloon-like organs called fat droplets, which have the function of storing the energy ingested in the diet as fat .
When fat droplets store fat, they swell like inflating a balloon, and fat cells grow larger. On the other hand, when energy is needed in daily life or exercise, fat cells are made smaller by burning fat and converting it into energy, as if the air in a balloon was released.
It is said that the number of fat cells increases during infancy and puberty, and the number does not change much in adults. However, if fat cells can be destroyed by fat cooling or medical slimming, the number of fat cells can be reduced, and even if fat is stored, the volume of fat cells is said to be smaller than when there are many fat cells. I will.
Fat cells frozen in a fat cooling machine can no longer store the energy they ingest or burn fat to convert it into energy. The human body is programmed to die by itself when cells fail to function, and the state in which cells die by themselves and fall into cell death is called apoptosis.
Apoptotic fat cells are preyed on and digested by macrophages, which have the role of cleaning the body by preying on cells that are no longer needed by the body and bacteria that have invaded the body. Fat cells that are not preyed on by macrophages are excreted as sweat, urine, and feces from lymph vessels and blood vessels.
It takes about 1 to 3 months to feel the effect of fat cooling because it takes time for apoptotic adipocytes to be preyed and digested by macrophages and excreted from lymph vessels and blood vessels.
The size of fat cells depends on the degree of obesity. Based on the BMI value, which is one of the indicators of the degree of obesity, those with a BMI of less than 18.5 are "underweight", those with a BMI of 18.5 or more and less than 25 are "normal weight", and those with a BMI of 25 or more are "obesity". "It has been with. There is research data that the fat cells of the underweight person are about 50㎛ in size, the normal weight person is 70㎛ to 90㎛, and the obese person is over 90㎛.
Diets that reduce fat cells, such as exercise and dietary restrictions, temporarily increase the size of fat cells to around 50㎛ or 70㎛ to 90㎛, but if they are not continued, the fat cells will grow and rebound. There is a high possibility that you will end up doing it.
On the other hand, fat cooling, which can destroy fat cells, reduces the number of fat cells, so even if the size of fat cells around 50 ㎛ or 70 ㎛ to 90 ㎛ exceeds 90 ㎛ by diet, the number of fat cells is small. Therefore , it is said that it is harder to rebound such as weight gain and body line collapse compared to diets that reduce fat cells such as exercise and dietary restrictions .
However, it is said that if the size of fat cells exceeds 130 ㎛ after repeated drinking and eating, the fat cells will not be able to grow any further and will divide and the number of fat cells will increase . The standard for fat cell size exceeding 130㎛ is that BMI exceeds 27.
Kratu Alpha , one of the fat cooling machines, is equipped with two handpieces, so it is possible to perform only one site or two sites at a time. There are seven types of cup-shaped applicators that can be attached to the handpiece according to the treatment site, and the applicators are designed to be easily attached to Asians, including Japanese .
Which applicator to use for the treatment is decided after confirming how fat is attached and the treatment site at the time of doctor's examination and counseling performed before the treatment. If you use an applicator that does not match the way fat is applied or the treatment site, you cannot choose the applicator yourself because you may not get the expected slimming effect and you may run the risk of frostbite .
When the applicator is attached to the treatment site, the subcutaneous tissue together with the skin is sucked and placed in the applicator's cup. It is possible to cool the entire inside of the applicator's cup (360 ° C cooling) , and it is said that the cooling efficiency has improved by 18.1% compared to the previous generation machine, Club Tourism. It can be cooled at temperatures up to -9 ° C.
It is said that the fat cells that fit in the applicator are reduced by up to about 20% .
With Kuratu Alpha, it is possible to perform almost whole body treatment from under the chin to the feet using 7 types of applicators . Since the applicator is designed for Asians including Japanese, it is said that it can handle a wide variety of body types.
|Applicator||Applicable site||Treatment time|
|・ Abdomen / back / waist / banana roll||40 minutes|
|・ Abdomen / waist circumference||50 minutes|
|・ Below the chin (double chin) ・ Around the brassiere ・ Above the knee||40 minutes|
|・ Abdomen / back / waist / banana roll||40 minutes|
|・ Around the thigh||50 minutes|
|・ Upper arm / abdomen / back / legs||40 minutes|
|・ Below the chin (double chin) ・ Cheek meat ・ Around the brassiere ・ Above the knee||40 minutes|
It is said that many people feel the effect with one treatment, but if the effect is not felt with one treatment, it is recommended to perform two to three treatments .
It is recommended to wait 1 to 3 months after performing one treatment until the next treatment.
You may feel a tight or lightly pinched sensation when the applicator sucks the subcutaneous fat along with the skin. You may also feel cold or tingling when you start cooling. Both are said to be pain that can be tolerated without anesthesia .
In addition, massage is performed to promote blood flow that has stagnated after the treatment of Kratu Alpha, but you may feel pinched at that time. The more fat you have, the stronger the feeling of being pinched and the more you tend to feel pain.
The Kratu Alpha procedure is said to have almost no downtime .
Club Tourism Alpha is a domestically unapproved medical device . Therefore, please understand that there are the following points to be noted when considering the treatment, and decide whether to perform the treatment after receiving sufficient explanation about the risks and side effects at the medical institution.
|Kratu Alpha is a domestically unapproved medical device.|
| Medical device acquisition route: The acquisition route is individual import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.|
Drugs to be aware of when importing personally (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)
|Approval in Japan: There is no other medical device that has the same performance and function as Kratu Alpha and has been approved in Japan.|
|Information on safety in other countries: European CE, KFDA (Korea) approved|
Fat dissolving injection is said to be able to reduce the fat cells at the injection site by injecting the drug into the treatment site .
Fat-dissolving injection drugs are developed and sold by various manufacturers, but there are three main ingredients.
The mechanism by which deoxycholic acid kills adipocytes by destroying the cell wall of adipocytes is known. Although the mechanism by which phosphatidylcholine and plant-derived components can destroy adipocytes is unknown, clinical trials of all components have confirmed a number of clinical studies of adipocyte depletion .
Fat dissolving injection can be applied to all areas where fat is present, and it is said that it takes about 1 to 2 weeks to feel the effect.
For those who want to perform the treatment on the part where the treatment of Kratu Alpha cannot be performed or who want to feel the slimming effect quickly, a synergistic effect can be expected by using the fat dissolving injection together with the treatment of Kratu Alpha .
High frequency is one of the electromagnetic waves and has a wave-like property like light. Electromagnetic waves including high frequencies are expressed in units of MHz, which is the number of vibrations and waves repeated per microsecond (1 / 100,000 seconds), and frequencies around 3 MHz to 300 MHz correspond to high frequencies.
When high frequencies are applied to the skin and vibrations are transmitted to the body, the molecules rub against each other to generate heat . It depends on the high frequency machine, but the heat generated by applying high frequency is about 41 ° C to 45 ° C. It is said that when the body temperature rises due to high frequency, basal metabolism can be increased, so the consumption of fat accumulated in adipocytes can be increased .
Since it is possible to approach fat cells that could not be completely frozen by the treatment of Kratu Alpha, a synergistic effect can be expected in the slimming effect by receiving the treatment in combination.
In addition, the high-frequency machine can be expected to be effective in improving sagging and swelling of the skin because it stimulates other parts of the skin by applying heat at the same time as partial slimming.
In cosmetology, there are machines that generate electromagnetic fields to cause muscle contraction and train and develop muscles . Normally, you need to exercise when you train your muscles, but if you have an electromagnetic field energy machine, you don't need to do a lot of exercise because the machine contracts your muscles in a relaxed state.
The muscles that the electromagnetic field energy machine can approach are skeletal muscles that exist in all parts of the body and are used to move the body such as arms and legs. Skeletal muscle has the function of promoting blood flow, and as skeletal muscle develops, blood flow improves and metabolism is promoted . When metabolism is activated, energy is consumed and a large amount of fat existing in the fat droplets is burned .
Therefore, when used in combination with Kratu Alpha, it is possible to approach fat cells that could not be frozen with Kratu Alpha, and a synergistic effect on slimming can be expected. In addition, by training the skeletal muscles, synergistic effects can be expected for body contouring such as hip-up and bust-up.
One of the electromagnetic field energy machines is a machine called HIFEM® that uses electromagnetic field energy, and it is said that this is a machine that can kill fat cells when muscles are contracted . Since it approaches fat cells close to muscle, the approach destination is different from fat cells near the epidermis that can be cooled with Kratu Alpha. It is said that by receiving the treatment in combination, it is possible to approach the fat cells close to the epidermis and the fat cells close to the muscle .
The official name of HIFU is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. HYF's machine can collect ultrasonic waves at one point, just as a magnifying glass collects sunlight at one point .
When the ultrasonic waves are focused on one point, heat can be generated at that focal point. For the purpose of partial slimming, it is said that by irradiating subcutaneous fat with hyphen, the irradiated site becomes hot and fat cells can be destroyed .
HYF machines used in cosmetology are diverse because they are developed and sold by various manufacturers, and some of them are not intended for partial slimming. If you want to do partial slimming on a HYF machine, please check if the machine is intended for partial slimming.
Lasers are a type of light, just like sunlight and fluorescent lights. Light has a wavy nature, and the length from the peak to the peak (valley to valley) of the wave is called the wavelength. Various wavelengths are gathered in sunlight and fluorescent lamps, but lasers take out one wavelength and amplify it.
There are multiple wavelengths that can be irradiated by the laser machine, and the depth of the skin depends on the wavelength. In addition, the wavelength of the laser is characterized by being absorbed by specific substances such as melanin, which causes spots and freckles, and hemoglobin, which causes redness, and is converted into heat. Since the wavelength absorbed by a specific substance differs depending on the substance, the wavelength is selected according to the substance to be destroyed.
When using a laser for partial slimming, wavelengths that are difficult to absorb by other substances such as melanin and hemoglobin and reach deep into the skin are used. It is said that by irradiating fat cells with a laser, the irradiated area becomes hot and the fat cells can be destroyed .
Not all laser machines are equipped with wavelengths that can be expected for partial slimming, so if you are aiming for partial slimming with a laser, please check if your medical institution has a machine for partial slimming.
Liposuction is a method in which a small incision is made in the treatment site with a scalpel and a suction tube such as a straw called a cannula is inserted through the incision to physically suck subcutaneous fat .
Since it physically sucks subcutaneous fat, it is said that the effect can be felt more reliably than other treatments. However, since the subcutaneous fat is sucked while moving back and forth and left and right after inserting the cannula, the subcutaneous tissue such as capillaries is damaged, so the downtime is longer than other partial slimming treatments.
As a general rule, it is said that downtime of about 2 to 3 weeks is required. Liposuction of the lower body tends to be more aspirated than in other areas and may require uptime of 3 to 6 months.
1) Medical examination and counseling
We tell you the part you want to slim and the ideal body line. It will be judged whether the treatment is possible by checking the medical history. If you have any questions or concerns, ask a question at this time and be convinced before receiving the treatment.
An appropriate applicator is selected for the treatment site, and the treatment site is marked.
3) Paste gel sheet
To reduce the risk of frostbite, be sure to attach a gel sheet to the treatment area.
4) Applicator mounting / cooling
A Kratu Alpha applicator is attached to the treatment site, and the subcutaneous fat is sucked together with the skin and stored in the applicator for cooling.
A massage is performed to promote blood flow that has stagnated due to cooling.
The market price of Kratu Alpha varies depending on how many parts are treated at one time.
If you only have one treatment at a time, the price is 30,000 to 68,000 yen . If you want to perform two treatments at a time, the price is 50,000 to 126,000 yen .
Club Tourism Alpha is not covered by insurance, so you will have to pay the full amount.
The Kratu Alpha procedure has little downtime and rare risks and side effects. However, there are individual differences in downtime, and risks and side effects may occur, so please give a solid explanation at the time of medical examination and counseling, and what kind of measures should be taken in case of emergency? If you are a medical institution that can consult with you, you can receive the treatment with confidence.
In addition, it is said that the effect of partial slimming of Kratu Alpha differs depending on the place where the applicator is attached and the applicator selected. Choosing a medical institution that has an anatomical doctor who is familiar with how to attach skeleton and muscles and how to attach fat, which varies from person to person, will achieve the expected effect on the ideal body line and face line. be connected.