Radio Frequency Facial

Evening,

I have booked a Radio Frequency facial and just discovered that apparently RF interfers with the pacemaker.

I am struggling to understand why a RF wand on my face will interfere with the PM?  This is not a super strong RF as it is a beauty treatment.

Anyone had any experience of this?

Thanks


1 Comments

It can interfere with the PM's ability to sense your natural heart beat electrical impulses

by crustyg - 2019-11-27 20:31:44

Two problems: it's essential that your PM doesn't try to deliver an electrical impulse to pace your heart just after a natural heart beat, so it needs to be able to reliably detect any naturally occurring heart beats, and secondly the RF wand may interfere with any sensing that your PM does to help it adjust the rate that your heart needs, so it may end up either under- or over-pacing your heart.

Not recommended.  It's not that dissimilar to using a TENS unit around your chest, or the bathroom scales that claim to measure your body fat proportion.

You know you're wired when...

You have a $50,000 chest.

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