TECAR therapy safely and gradually increases the treated tissue temperature. The temperature rise triggers body natural regeneration and defence responses. For certain current frequencies such as 448 kHz other effects can be obtained without heating the body tissues.
Depending on the reached temperature, different effects are obtained:
It combines the use of two different types of electrodes: capacitive and resistive. Their use depends on the depth and type of structure to treat. A conducting cream is necessary for the current to pass and ease the electrode movement.
This depends on the type of treatment. Chronic conditions normally need more sessions than acute conditions. It can vary from 2 or 3, to many more. Ask your health professional for more information.
There is no limit; number of sessions will depend on the disorder to treat and its severity. You can have maintenance treatments.
There is no limitation, but the amount will depend on the type of treatment, severity and at which state of treatment progress. In early stages sessions this may be very frequent. In most cases it is 1 to 2 sessions a week. In professional sport it can be twice a day!
The effects may last for a long time depending on the treatment session features. In case of high hyperthermia, the cell stimulation may last a few weeks.
No, it is not painful, in fact is a very pleasant treatment. Just when hyperthermia is needed some discomfort may be felt in terms of warmth. You should not burn and should tell the health professional if you feel discomfort.
There are no side effects, TECAR therapy is innocuous to the human body and very pleasant. However very sensitive skin or when very high temperatures are reached there can be some transient redness and or tingling in the skin. Your health professional should go through this with you.
Devices working at 448 kHz are not contraindicated in case of metallic implants as they have been researched.
There are special protocols for combined treatments where it states how long after the filler for TECAR to be applied. Ask your health professional.
Yes, providing there is no extreme sensitivity induced by the other treatment techniques and skin has returned to its natural state. Ask your health professional for more advice.
In case of metallic ID, a 448 kHz current is not contraindicated in metal implants. In case of hormonal ID’s direct and sustained hyperthermia on the uterine should be controlled in case it could mean a lack of contraceptive efficacy protection. Ask your health professional for more advice.
Differently to other type of technologies, such as laser, sunbathing is not contraindicated for radiofrequency therapy. But if hyperthermia has been used it is better to avoid sun exposure.
If a sunburn has developed a 448 kHz current may be used at very low intensity (sub-thermal) to decrease redness and help restore skin condition.