The first non-ablative radio frequency device launched by INDIBA® was called Recuperador Celular (cellular recuperator) and Regenerador electrónico (electronic regenerator). Since then many names have been used to generically name the INDIBA® technology. In fact, one of them, TECAR, has become a generic name for radio frequency treatments in countries such as Italy.
The main relevant used names have been developed considering concepts such as:
Before the Resistive electrode was invented in 1991, the main used term was TEC (from the Spanish acronym Transferencia Eléctrica Capacitiva: capacitive electric transfer)(1). Once the Resistive electrode was developed the ‘R’ for ‘resistive’ was included, turning into TECAR(2) or TECR(3) and the English CRET (Capacitive Resistive Electrical Transfer)(4), which in time turned into Tecartherapy(5).
Names used to describe INDIBA® treatments along time have included:
Although TECAR has turned into a general name to refer to a non-ablative radio frequency treatment, other names such as Proionic System® have also been used.