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#127738 - 10/11/18 10:01 AM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
Michael Bono Offline

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I don't understand the following sentence:

"But, essentially no cataphoresis is illegal because it can be used to administer drugs and it's not any more legal to cross a land border with either."

I think it's saying that "cataphoresis is illegal in the United States?" I've yet to see authoritative evidence to corroborate this "assertion." (But have heard this voiced, both here and in Europe ... mostly Germany.)

Can anyone direct me to such a "new" written regulation? Most interesting. Perhaps Dectro has written about this?

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#127739 - 10/11/18 02:10 PM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
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Yal, that sentence is messed up.

I've been told that it is illegal to use ANAPHORESIS over an area that has had a numbing cream applied. Of course, this can be done to cause the cream to penetrate deeper to the nerve bundles that surround the hair, thus increasing the numbing affect.

Perhaps there is some confusion about cataphoresis and anaphoresis?
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#127741 - 10/11/18 03:20 PM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
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I'm not saying Cataphoresis is illegal, but the supply of equipment that is capable of doing so may be have gotten that information from Dectro I think, but essentially yes, the cataphoresis capable epilator is classified as a medical device, due to it;s ability to cause drugs to traverse the dermal layer. I have no idea how this works, but this is what I was told. So, my Xcell pro I ordered in Canada, comes with a cataphoresis wand. It doesnt come with the "Light Therapy wand" which is put out with the models made for the US market though I did have some documentation for this device. The Cataphoresis wand is not available in the US and that is the reason why.
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#127742 - 10/11/18 04:38 PM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
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This link explains it better than I could.:
https://cosmeticsandskin.com/cdc/iontophoresis.php

I'm wondering about doing some cataphoresis with zensa cream applied to the skin. Locals are all but inaccessible here in canada.I should try it out as an alternative.Never discount something until you try it!
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#127744 - 10/11/18 07:37 PM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
Michael Bono Offline

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Well, "what I have been told" is hearsay. But I won't ponder the point until I see actual documentation from an official/governmental source.

I've experimented with iontophoresis (+ and -) with all sorts of products and, from my own experiences, it's a waste of time. For me, it's a non-issue and, although all my machines are ionto-capable, I never use those features. Doesn't do anything.

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#127747 - 10/12/18 11:53 AM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
Iluv2zap Offline
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perhaps you could ask Darius in the EI group? He would have much more relevant information as a distributor of said equipment than I would.I believe he's covered this topic before however.

What you are describing is an import limitation that Dectro has to comply with. I have no reason to know about it other than having heard it referenced several places.I'm not even in the US and not subject to the regulation so I didnt particularly take note of sources, sorry.

Seana


Edited by Iluv2zap (10/12/18 01:31 PM)
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#127788 - 10/17/18 12:57 PM Re: Over the counter numbing cream [Re: Ilovemusic3]
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Is it possible to perform cata or ana with the Sterex SX-B?

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