Higher intensity means shorter treatment time
It is important to note that in electrolysis there are different levels of intensity: microampere intensities and milliampere intensities.
The higher milliampere intensities in particular are painful, and the use of anaesthetic agents is recommended. For this reason, devices with a milliamperage option are not for use by physiotherapists, as they are not allowed to perform local anaesthesia. If a physiotherapist is allowed and trained to use ultrasound-guided galvanic electrolysis therapy, meaning trained and allowed:
- to perform needle punctures on a patient
- to use ultrasonography
- to use galvanic electrolysis therapy
Then use of the Gymna Acure 250, a µA device with a maximum intensity of 2500µA, is allowed as long as there is no need for local anaesthesia. Physiotherapists therefore work with lower intensities to allow the patient to deal with the pain caused by the technique. As a result, the treatment time increases compared to the treatment time at higher intensities.