INDIBA is an electromagnetic current which is delivered to the body via electrodes at a radiofrequency of 448kHz. This current gradually increases the treated tissue temperature. The temperature rise triggers the body’s natural regeneration, repair and defence responses. For the current frequency of 448 kHz other effects can also be obtained without heating the body’s tissues, demonstrated via molecular research; bio-stimulation.
INDIBA is approved by specific country’s regulatory bodies, it is CE marked and FDA approved. INDIBA provides comprehensive training and specialist courses. We are constantly working with leading universities and research centres to ensure we deliver safe and effective technology.
INDIBA invests a lot of resources on researching their technology to ensure the best results. During this research, a team at the highly recognized Spanish University Hospital Ramon y Cajal in Madrid (Dr Ubeda and team) have been looking into what happens to the body’s cells when INDIBA is applied. They have found that INDIBA’s 448kHz frequency is effective at stimulating stem cell proliferation and differentiating them. Normal healthy cells are not injured. It was also tested on certain types of cancer cells in vitro, where it was found that it decreased the number of these cells establishing, but not normal cells, so that it was safe to use in humans and, therefore, on animals as well.
Depending on the reached temperature, different effects are obtained:
Due to the action on both human and animal bodies we have developed devices that are adapted to be used with people for performance and injury with our Activ devices (AT7 CT8, CT9), and our Animal health devices; Equine (VET905) and small animals (AH100). INDIBA has an aesthetics division for beauty professional (Deep Beauty) and medical aesthetics (Deep Care), with devices engineered for this specific purpose.
Your therapist will discuss why INDIBA treatment may be of benefit.
During the treatment the therapist will use conductive media on the skin to conduct the current. It is completely painless, they use either a coated electrode (called capacitive) which generates more superficial effects, or a stainless electrode (called resistive) which is a metal electrode, developing a deeper heat and targeting tissue deeper in the body. For both humans and animals, this is a pleasant treatment.
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 or condition to treat and its severity. You can have maintenance treatments to prolong the results if you have a chronic problem or you want to benefit from more lasting effects.
There is no limitation, but the amount will depend on the type of severity and progression of treatment. In early stages this may be very frequent. In most cases it is 1 to 3 sessions a week. In professional sport it can be twice a day! This is different in aesthetics treatment.
This depends on what is being treated. In an acute injury the effects can be immediate, there is often a reduction in pain from the very first session even in chronic conditions.
In aesthetics, some treatments, such as the facials, can show results by the end of the very first session. With fat reduction results are seen over a couple of weeks, some people report a reduction in a couple of days. Your professional will be measuring your results.
The effects may last for a long time depending on the treatment session features. Often the result lasts longer once you have had a couple of sessions. For chronic Osteoarthritis pain, people have reported the effects lasting up to 3 months (Kumaran and Watson 2019). Also the results of the aesthetic treatments can last up to several months.
No, it is not painful, it is in fact a very pleasant treatment. You should tell the health professional if you feel any discomfort.
INDIBA therapy is innocuous to the body and very pleasant. However, with very sensitive skin or when very high temperatures are reached, there can be some mild redness or momentary tingling sensations that fade quickly. Your health professional should go through this with you.
It is very likely that INDIBA will speed up recovery from injury. This is because of multiple actions on the body at different stages of healing. Bio-stimulation early on helps with the bio-chemical processes at a cellular level. When blood flow is increased the nutrients and oxygen it delivers helps healing take place. By introducing heat the bio-chemical reactions can be increased. All these things help the body to do its normal job of healing in a more efficient way, without stalling at any stage.
No, laser uses light to penetrate the skin. The evidence confirms that laser therapy cannot penetrate further than 15mm (around the length of a human fingernail) in depth. This means that laser is very superficial in what it can target. It is a very focused treatment. Due to INDIBA being an electromagnetic current, the tissues are targeted without the skin absorbing much of the affect.
It has been shown to reduce osteoarthritis pain significantly with people able to increase their activity levels.
Lower back pain can be reduced significantly enabling strengthening exercises and improvement in movement.
In the case of pelvic pain, patients have reported a decrease in pain that has lasted a number of weeks in between treatments.
Post-operative pain and swelling can be managed more effectively from the first treatment.
Fibromyalgia patients have had it as part of a biopsychosocial approach to pain management.
INDIBA should be delivered as part of a whole package of treatment including advice and self-management guidance from your therapist.
Devices working at 448 kHz are not contraindicated in the case of metallic implants (hip, knee replacements and metal pins and plates)
There are some instances where INDIBA can be used, but your therapist will decide if it is appropriate in the following cases:
Find all precautions in the User Manual
INDIBA has 4 different brands. Which you use will be determined by the patient population your treat. We want to ensure anyone using INDIBA has the appropriate qualifications to enable them to treat others. Please contact your local representative in your country.
We cannot certify the safety of treatments in these circumstances. Please refer to the manufacturer of the specific electronic implant for the specific recommendations regarding safety.
The recommendation is that you do not directly touch the electrode and do not contact the patient with both hands during the treatment. This will avoid some current, even very weak, going through your body.
Yes. INDIBA provides a lot of training to those who are evaluating or purchasing a device. Everyone who is using the device should have had training before using it on others to ensure it is used in the correct way and to get the best results.
We have more advanced training as you become familiar with the devices that enable you to specialise. Contact us if you are interested in upcoming training events in your country.
Yes, the presence of a prosthesis is not a contraindication of the treatment as the action of the system does not heat metal. We will therefore work according to the therapeutic objective, with bio-stimulation, vascularisation or hyperactivation.
Yes, of course. The physical therapist will decide how to perform the treatment and will decide which options are best for a speedy recovery.
Yes, the sooner the treatment is started, the sooner the oedema will be effectively reabsorbed due to the bio-stimulation effect. We recommend waiting 6 hours before applying INDIBA.
Yes, as it will help to accelerate the healing process. The bone is covered by a membrane (periosteum) of connective tissue. This membrane contains blood vessels and nerves that nourish the bones. With the INDIBA technology, we are able to increase the vascularization of this area, which contains osteogenic cells. These cells then transform into osteoblasts, which are responsible for increasing bone thickness. Improving microstimulation also contributes to providing the basic nutrients needed to build bone matrix.
If high temperatures have been used in the injured area during the treatment, you should avoid any excessive training on that day. The area should be left in “semi-rest”. The analgesic effect is very strong, and the injured area could be over-worked without the patient’s awareness.
In case of metallic IUD, a 448 kHz current is not contraindicated in metal implants. In case of hormonal ID’s direct and sustained hyperthermia on the uterus should be controlled, because it could result in a reduction in the efficiency of contraceptive protection. Ask your health professional for more advice.
You can start with Indiba within the first week after having a baby, to help speed your recovery and reduce pain. Your therapist may start with bio-stimulation first and although they cannot treat over open wounds (i.e. caesarean sections), treating around them will help them to heal. INDIBA may help with optimizing scar formation, ensuring that the tissue remains supple.
Yes you can, the therapist will take some precautions such as limit the use of high heat.
Not at all. You can be treated while breastfeeding. Just remember to clean the area before returning to breastfeeding, as it can be difficult for your baby to hold the nipple. It is recommended NOT to use the INDIBA Proionic Anticellulite Cream in this case. It has a vegetal extract that can be absorbed into the mother’s milk during treatment.
Of course. INDIBA treatment helps reduce the patient’s symptoms. The current will greatly reduce the patient’s pain and inflammation. But it should be the therapist’s decision whether the patient will need heat or not.
Yes. INDIBA is not contraindicated during menstruation. There are no limits to the type of treatment, though there may be heightened discomfort during a patient’s period. INDIBA is completely safe, since treatment does not affect the hormonal cycle directly. Since INDIBA treatments do increase metabolism, a patient may notice additional flow on the day the treatment was performed. If the patient does not feel comfortable being treated at the perineum level, consult your healthcare professional for alternative options.
With any type of sexual dysfunction, male (ED, Peyronie’s disease, etc.) or female (Dyspareunia, vaginismus, etc. ), please ask your health professional for further advice.
We can treat rectal dysfunctions such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You can start your treatment from the very first moment and have very fast relief. Ask your health professional for more advice.
Having a transvaginal mesh is not a contraindication if you don’t have complications or symptoms related directly to these materials. Ask your health professional for more advice.
No. It is very effective for women who may feel dry and itchy. The treatment will be focused mainly on restoring the vaginal mucosa. Ask your health professional for more advice.
Yes. It is not contraindicated. But the health professional will need the approval from the oncologist in order to treat the patient. This is true whether the goal of treatment is to restore the inner mucosa, or reduce pain in the pelvic floor (or something else). Ask your health professional for more advice.
Yes, without issue. After these types of surgery, your healthcare professional may treat you with INDIBA, preventing or reducing scar fibrosis, as well as restoring mucosa and improving the mobility of the area. Ask your health professional for further advice.
No. It is an absolute contraindication. Even if the patient only requires treatment on her knee during (any stage of) pregnancy, for example, the health professional is prohibited from doing so.
No, it’s an absolute contraindication. We can only work with removable electronic implants, so if the patient cannot remove or turn off the device, it is a condition of exclusion from treatment with INDIBA.
Yes. It is completely safe. In fact, your health professional should combine different techniques to optimize results of the Indiba treatment. Normally, the health professional can do manual therapy or myofascial techniques while treating with Indiba at the same time, without issues. When working with a different tool or device, that should be done separately, for the determined amount of time.”
There is a special protocol for combined treatments which states how long after the botulinum toxin you should wait for INDIBA 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 you 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.
Yes, you can apply make up after a session. Your therapist may have a specific protocol whereby they apply creams to the face after a session so they may ask you not to. Please ask your professional before your session.
Yes. INDIBA can be applied 24 hours before treatment to improve tissue condition and compactation, and inmediately after if there is any side effect (heamatoma, swelling, pain). Depending on the filler we need to wait 2 weeks or a month to continue treating the area. A correct application of INDIBA will not reduce the filler effect.
A thread lift is not a contraindication to use INDIBA. There are specific protocols to improve the results and safety of the application of threads.
Yes, INDIBA can be combined with microneedling sessions. It is recommended to start INDIBA treatment the day before the microneedling procedure, and one week after it. In case of edema, hypersensitivity or hematoma, INDIBA can be applied immediately after.
Yes. We have different protocols to help the cicatricial process and to improve the aesthetic of an old scar as well. We can treat recent scars, which are still in an inflammatory stage, hypertrophic scars, retracted scars and can reduce the development of keloid scars in early stages. Ask your specialist for more advice.
No. INDIBA can be used as a body remodeling treatment because it promotes lipolysis in fat deposits. It can help to show results earlier in those who are working on adopting healthy habits regarding nutrition and sports. Ask your health specialist for a healthy life plan.
Yes. INDIBA can be applied in subthermia after the surgery to reduce the oedema, haematoma and pain associated to the procedure, as well as to produce a bio-stimulation effect and accelerate the recovery. After the acute stage it can be applied to enhance the skin tightening and reduce fibrosis.
There are two types of LipoLaser, one invasive and one non invasive. There is no contraindication to apply INDIBA after the procedure. During the first days the treatment should be in subthermia to stimulate the tissue recovery.
Yes. We can use INDIBA on breast implants in inmediate post-surgery to reduce swelling and pain, and continue in non-acute stages to accelerate tissue recovery and prevent implant incapsulation.
Yes, INDIBA can increase the local blood flow in the scalp having beneficial effects in the hair cycle. Due to the time it takes a hair to grow, the treatments need to be for periods of at least to 2 or 3 months. There is no contraindication to combine INDIBA hair treatments with other pharmacological treatments, like minoxidil.
INDIBA can be applied to prepare the tissue before receiving the transplant. After the implantation, the treatment can be done once there is a full recovery.
Yes. One of the benefits that patients refer from the first session is the relaxing effect of INDIBA. It helps patients to sleep well and feel better.
Yes, INDIBA helps to control the inflammatory process, regulates the production of sebum and promotes the regeneration of the skin. It may produce an apparent “worsening” of the condition in the posterior days after the first session, but it is actually shortening de recovery period and will improve after a few days.
Yes, there is an INDIBA protocol for Rosacea. As it is a pathology that involves an inflammatory process we can reduce this condition and help relieving the congestion. The treatment also improves the vascularisation of the skin, helping to calm the hyperactivation phase of Rosacea.
Yes, there is an INDIBA protocol to combine with mesotherapy sessions. It is recommended to start INDIBA treatment the day before the session, and one week after it (depending on the duration product injected). In case of edema, hypersensitivity or hematoma, INDIBA can be applied immediately after in subthermia.
Yes, INDIBA can be combined with carboxytherapy. It is recommended to start INDIBA treatment at least 72hs after the session.
Yes, INDIBA can be used to speed up the reabsorption of hematomas. In its first stages the treatment in subthermia is recommended.
Yes, please speak with your veterinarian providing INDIBA or contact us for more information.
Yes. INDIBA works in a closed circuit, which means that the current goes all the way from the point of treatment to the receiving plate.
No, they are very relaxed. Some can be a little nervous before the treatment starts but many will show signs of being extremely relaxed by falling asleep as soon as treatment starts.
Your professional has been trained to ensure the best results and to limit the risk of a localised burn (this is extremely rare).
If for any reason you think there has been an adverse event, please tell your professional or contact INDIBA directly. We investigate all adverse events thoroughly.
Currently there have been no direct comparison studies. However, we know from the published research that INDIBA penetrates far deeper than laser. Laser is very superficial and is hindered by hair and skin as this absorbs a lot of the energy.
No. Although they fall in the same category of physical modalities (electrotherapy modalities), ultrasound and shockwaves have a different way of delivering the energy and different modes of use. The main practical differences are that they are contraindicated for many parts of the body and in acute conditions. Shockwave is a painful treatment and sedation is required in animal treatments.
No, not at all. Although the hair could provide a less efficient pass of the current. This will pass through as long as the gel and water are used to wet the fur thoroughly. Nonetheless, clipping or shaving the hair may be an option for extremely hairy animals or when the connectivity is limited.
There is no need for sedation for an INDIBA treatment on any animal, as the treatment is very pleasant to them. Your health professional may choose to sedate if he/she feels that there could be a safety risk from the behaviour of the animal (e.g. a horse that is too nervous). Sedation must always be done by a qualified veterinarian.
In general, yes, but depends on the specific sport. INDIBA (referred as diathermy) is a Restricted Supportive Therapies under Art. 1065 of the FEI Veterinary Regulation (14th Edition 2018, effective 1 January 2019), which means it can be used by a certified professional without any other condition other than a written communication to the FEI Committee of the specific event. Events not regulated by the FEI, please consult the specific regulating entity. In canine sports (agility, canicross, sled dog, etc.) please consult the regulating entity of the specific competition.
INDIBA is not contraindicated in cases of skin problems. Nevertheless, as we use topical gel and the current needs to travel through the skin, your health professional will determine the best way to apply the treatment.