There are two types of active electrodes: capacitive (CAP) and resistive (RES). Both electrodes are constructed in the same way, however, the CAP electrode is a RES electrode coated with an insulating material.
This material enables the electrodes to have different properties: CAP electrode has a more superficial effect in the skin and fat layers and is mainly used to treat superficial conditions, whilst the RES electrode has a deeper action.
A normal therapy session combines both types of electrodes, the duration of use of the different types depends on the condition being treated.
To apply the electrodes a conductive cream is needed. The cream helps the current pass into the body and at the same times eases the electrode movement on the skin.
* There are general contraindications for all RF therapy devices, but some of them are not contraindicated in case of a 448 kHz INDIBA therapy device.
Hyperthermia is contraindicated in any acute inflammatory condition however 448 kHz current can be used at a sub-thermal intensity that is stable therefore acute injury or post-op is not contraindicated in this device.