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Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:55 am      Reply with quote
Hi all! I have used the NuFace in the past. I am not sure if I had some results with NuFace, or if I was merely wishing it were so. However, I do have a brand new TENS-Unit that I purchased for my husband's back. He doesn't like the idea and won't use it, so I was wondering if anyone had used a TENS on the face. Is that a completely silly idea? I'm more than willing to give it a try. Since the NuFace is the only micro-current device I have ever used, any information would be much appreciated!

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Wanted to add that if I use the TENS, it would be used with the Facial Electrodes. Has anyone used a TENS unit this way? I did a search, but only found a few people who actually used the pads on the face. Thanks!

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TENS is for pain management, not muscle stimulation, it won't work and might numb your face.
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photoqueen wrote:
TENS is for pain management, not muscle stimulation, it won't work and might numb your face.
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PQ, I completely trust your expertise in this area. I did buy the TENS Unit for pain management originally. And I purchased the facial electrodes when I bought the unit itself. http://www.ib3health.com/products/TensElectrodeAndWire/FacialElectrode.asp

So these facial electrodes are probably for pain management also, correct? This company also sells "breast massager" electrodes - YIKES! - to make the breasts firm and tight ( http://www.ib3health.com/products/TensElectrodeAndWire/BreastMassager.asp ). I did NOT purchase the electrodes for the breasts; I'm not that brave. Laughing However, I was hoping the facial electrodes were capable of being used to do the same thing for the face.

Thanks, PQ! Back to the NuFace to give it another go. ~ JJ

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photoqueen wrote:
TENS is for pain management, not muscle stimulation, it won't work and might numb your face.
P


PQ, I completely trust your expertise in this area. I did buy the TENS Unit for pain management originally. And I purchased the facial electrodes when I bought the unit itself. http://www.ib3health.com/products/TensElectrodeAndWire/FacialElectrode.asp

So these facial electrodes are probably for pain management also, correct? This company also sells "breast massager" electrodes - YIKES! - to make the breasts firm and tight ( http://www.ib3health.com/products/TensElectrodeAndWire/BreastMassager.asp ). I did NOT purchase the electrodes for the breasts; I'm not that brave. Laughing However, I was hoping the facial electrodes were capable of being used to do the same thing for the face.

Thanks, PQ! Back to the NuFace to give it another go. ~ JJ


JJ - thanks for the link - you are right - this TENS is a hybrid and does deliver EMS - quote from site:

EMS-A(Alternation), EMS-S (Synchronous)

If you use the EMS on the TENS rather than these settings, which deliver the TENS output for pain management:

TENS-B(Burst), TENS-M(Modulation), TENS-C(Continuous)

Hope this helps.

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PQ, that helps enormously! Thank you very much. ~ JJ

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