Turn on the device by flipping the main power switch, located on the back panel of the main control unit. The display now shows all treatment settings, represented by the symbols on the left.
Confirm the settings are correct by pushing the SET button.
Place your hands/feet into the water bath trays (if you’re treating your underarms, place the wet axillary electrodes under your arms). Then, you’ll hear a short “beep” that indicates you’ve completed the circuit and treatment has begun.
The Active Treatment Display (ATD) will flash and the treatment timer will start to count down.
You can think about Direct Current vs. Pulsed Current like this:
Imagine you’re driving on a highway. With direct current, it’s like maintaining a steady speed of 65 mph throughout your journey. It’s smooth, consistent, and efficient. On the other hand, pulsed current is like constantly accelerating and decelerating. You might go from 0 to 100 mph and then back to 0 before finally reaching 65 mph, repeating this cycle multiple times along the highway. This constant variation in speed can be less efficient and more erratic.
Direct Current is an electric current that is one-directional, meaning the flow of the charge is always in the same direction. Positive to positive, negative to negative. With direct current, there is a continuous flow of charged particles lasting at least 1 second.
Pulsed Current is also one-directional, but the intensity changes in value over the course of treatment. It’s perceived as being more comfortable because users can tolerate higher current values. With pulsed current, the flow of charged particles stops for less than 1 second in between cycles.
Pulsed current iontophoresis is not as effective as direct current because patients only receive a small portion of the treatment at the maximum value.
For the first three weeks, we recommend that you treat every other day for 20 minutes.
For the next two weeks, we recommend treating every three days.
Cover any small skin lesions or skin breaks with petroleum jelly (like Vaseline® brand) or a lanolin wax/cream (such as Lansinoh® brand) prior to your treatment.
This insulates the cuts from the current flow.
The Fischer is not intended for use while pregnant, but it is safe to use while breastfeeding.
Use lukewarm water to make the treatment more comfortable and help keep your skin pores open.
Before cleaning and disinfecting, switch off The Fischer and unplug it. Clean the main control unit, water bath trays and electrodes with a damp cloth.
For hygienic reasons, clean foam inserts, sponge pad sleeves, and silicone- graphite electrodes after every treatment session under running water (max. 30° C, 86° F). To this end, remove the silicon electrodes from the sponge pads.
Afterwards, wring the sponge pads and foam inserts out and let them dry. Dry the silicone-graphite electrodes with a cloth.
If necessary, you can machine wash the sponge pad sleeves, foam inserts, and storage bag (max. 30° C, 86° F). A subsequent centrifuging or spinning is to be avoided by all means — items should be air-dried. Due to its textile structure, the sponge pads should only be washed if needed so as not to unnecessarily shorten its service life.