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- Reduce Water Retention and Swelling
- Skin Tightening
- Muscle Firming
- Improve Lymphatic Circulation
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- Back Fat
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Effects of Tecar Therapy on Adipose Tissue: Clinical Trials
Source : Journal of Biosciences and Medicine - Vol 10 No. 4 April 2022
Tecar therapy provides two different treatment modes: capacitive (CAP) and resistive (RES), inducing different tissue responses depending on the resistance of the tissue treated. The electrode has an insulating layer made of ceramic, rubber, porcelain, etc. that works as a dielectric medium in the capacitive mode. As a result, the energy transmitted only produces heat in the superficial layers of the tissue, with a selective action on the low impedance soft tissues (rich in water), e.g., muscle and lymphatic system. On the other hand, in the resistive mode, the electrode has no insulating layer, so the radiofrequency energy passes directly through the body towards the inactive electrode, generating heat in deeper tissues (low water content), for example, bone tissue, muscle fascia, capsules, and tendons. Tecar therapy can promote adverse effects when used incorrectly, without proper temperature control, promoting the risk of burns, superficial injuries and the aggravation of hemorrhages or diseases with tumor characteristics
The Tecar therapy device promotes an increase in temperature in the deep dermis that damages the adipocyte membrane, resulting in the release of free fatty acids. The damage to the adipocyte membrane induces the activation of macrophages and other inflammatory mediators, which cause tissue reorganisation. We have also observed an improvement in terms of looseness and the smoothing and softening of the skin. Although these effects are mentioned in the literature, they are rarely mentioned regarding Tecar therapy, with more studies focused on the effects in deep tissues. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the effects of different forms of Tecar therapy stimulation on adipose tissue
The sample consisted of volunteers with a mean height of 1.54 ± 0.07 m, a weight of 69.12 ± 8.21 kg, and 50% of the volunteers were sedentary.
Figures 1 and 2 show the results of the photographic and ultrasound analyses 60 days after the initial assessment, with 10 applications done once a week, with volunteers respectively from the capacitive, resistive, and combined capacitive and resistive therapy groups.
Among the groups analysed in the photographic image, we can observe a more evident reduction in abdominal adiposity in the CAP + RES group. In the comparisons of the initial and final moments of the ultrasound, we also verify a reduction in all groups, with a more significant reduction in the group submitted to the combination of capacitive + resistive therapy in the same session.
Figure 1. Photographic and ultrasonographic (USG) analyses of the results of the capacitive group after 60 days. (a): Initial anterior view. (b): Anterior view after 60 days. (c): Initial USG analysis (1.78 cm of adipose tissue). (d): Final USG (1.59 cm of adipose tissue).
Figure 2. Photographic and ultrasonographic (USG) analyses of the results of the resistive group after 60 days. (a): Initial anterior view. (b): Anterior view after 60 days. (c): Initial USG analysis (1.65 cm of adipose tissue). (d): Final USG (1.45 cm of adipose tissue).
In this study, we have concluded that Tecar therapy promoted a reduction in adiposity located in the abdominal region. Furthermore, ultrasonography and perimetry showed measurement reduction results mainly in the combined resistive and capacitive therapy group, which presented a more significant reduction when compared to the other groups.
In the analysis of the results of the satisfaction questionnaires regarding the aspects analysed in the volunteers’ responses, the presence of marks on the skin was not reported. There were no complaints about shock, pain or change in sensitivity. Furthermore, the volunteers said that 100% of the marks and redness disappeared soon after the application. There were no reports of bruises/hematomas or burns, and 100% of the volunteers reported that the skin was firmer, and they were satisfied with the results. In the analysis of loose clothing, we observed that 33% of the volunteers in the resistive group said they felt their clothing loose in the first week. From the second week onwards, loose clothing was observed by 33% of the volunteers in the resistive group, 67% in the capacitive group, and 50% in the combined capacitive and resistive therapy group. After the fourth week, 33% of the volunteers in the capacitive group reported feeling their clothing loose, and after the sixth week, 50% of the combined capacitive and resistive therapy group reported seeing their clothes looser. Erythema was observed in 33% of the volunteers in the resistive and capacitive groups and 100% in the combined capacitive and resistive therapy group, though the erythema resolved in a few minutes/hours.