What it is:
The Matrix MCT Patch is a battery-operated, disposable microcurrent unit great for 24/7 pain relief and to promote the body's own healing mechanisms. Studies have shown that microcurrent therapy promotes Type 1 collagen production, not Type 3 (scar tissue) in tendons and ligaments reducing the incidence of chronic degeneration and re-injury.
The MCT Patch is a drug-free treatment that is easy to use and store. The patches are safe around water and provide an average of 200 to 500 hours of use.
The MCT Patch can be used to treat any part of the body and offers the benefits of microcurrent therapy.
Note: The Matrix Microcurrent Patches require a prescription to order.
Red light tells you it’s on:
Light stays on after removal.
One side of the circuit houses a small battery and a red light indicator. When applied, the red light comes on and when removed and put back on the plastic storage sheets the red light automatically turns off, indicating the unit is powered down.
This sometimes occurs due to the moisture in the environment. The patch is not being ruined and no substantial amount of battery is being used, it is just the bulb that is lit. Patch needs to be laid out to dry before being stored on its plastic sheet.
How long the Matrix MCT Patch lasts:
The MCT Patches will last 200-500 hours. If the patch is left on 24/7, which is important to do to treat some injuries, then the patch is working harder and does not last as long. If the patch is worn for shorter durations then it will typically last much longer. If the patch is lasting less than 200 hours this means it is working too hard and it is recommended to treat the problem with additional forms of microcurrent therapy. If the battery is lasting over 500 hours it indicates it is only treating for maintenance, not an injury. Be sure to consult a licensed practitioner or family doctor for all ailments.
Choosing the right gel matters:
Microcurrent patches do not have to be used with conductive gel, but gel can be beneficial for people with dry or sensitive skin. Plain Aloe (with no additives) works, however it breaks down quickly. UltraPhonic (Up Gel) is a plain, no additive, high viscosity ultrasound gel and is better for conductivity than plain Aloe. The best option is the Matrix Gel with arnica, which is a medicinal and high viscosity gel that is ideal for conductivity. The Matrix Arnica Gel is medicinal for inflammation and tissue bruising, therefore helps the healing process.
Applying the patch:
If treating without gel, simply peel the patch off its plastic backing and apply to the treatment area. If necessary, secure with athletic bandage or tape. If treating with gel, add gel to the pad then apply to the skin. The patches may not stick as well to the skin so will have to secured in place.
This product has not been proven or tested in any clinical trials. Use at your own risk. Prescription required.
Result of pulled wires is intermittent light or no light at all, thus the circuit will not work. Red light side is the positive patch attached by 9” wire to the negative patch.
Rated output voltage: 2.7v DC @ 45 µA. Store the MCT Patch at room temperature in a dry place. Internally powered equipment. Continuous use reduces battery life faster. Discard properly when dead.
The only time Matrix Therapy Products will exchange a MCT Patch is if it is a DOA (Damaged on Arrival). To qualify, MCT Patch must be pristine just opened but never used and found to not turn on. DOA patches are extremely rare.
Matrix Therapy Products Online Store calculates shipping rates based on UPS prices. However, if the United States Postal Service (USPS) offers a better rate and shorter ship time, Matrix will choose USPS Priority Mail to decrease customer's expense. (FOB - Oregon).
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