How CEFALY Electrodes Work

Apply the patented self-adhesive electrode to your forehead, then attach your CEFALY device to the electrode. Your CEFALY delivers tiny impulses through the electrode to your trigeminal nerve, reducing or eliminating migraine pain.

Each electrode package contains three reusable electrodes. Hypoallergenic electrodes are available if you have sensitive skin or known allergies to acrylates. Find replacement electrodes that fit your CEFALY device below. Subscribe to save 5% and get free shipping!

Note: Electrode Subscription members can update next delivery date in account settings.


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CEFALY Connected

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Select Your Electrode Type

Standard Electrodes - Kit of 3

Standard Electrode (3-pack)

Standard Electrode (3-pack)


Main Product

Standard Electrode Gel Ingredients:

Glycerin, Polyacrylate Copolymer, Potassium Chloride

Standard Electrode Gel Ingredients:

Glycerin, Polyacrylate Copolymer, Potassium Chloride

Have sensitive skin or known allergies to acrylates? We recommend you treat with the Hypoallergenic electrodes.

Hypoallergenic Electrodes - Kit of 3

Hypoallergenic Electrode (3-pack)

Hypoallergenic Electrode (3-pack)


Main Product

Hypoallergenic Electrode Gel Ingredients:

Water, Povidone, Polyethylene Oxide Magnesium acetate

Hypoallergenic Electrode Gel Ingredients:

Water, Povidone, Polyethylene Oxide Magnesium acetate

How to use your CEFALY device

Step 1 illustration - woman cleaning her forehead

1 Cleanse your skin

It's important to cleanse your skin before every CEFALY treatment session. This will help ensure the electrode attaches securely to your forehead.

  • Use soap and water to wash between and above your eyebrows. Then, dry your skin thoroughly.
  • The use of makeup-removing products is NOT recommended as a substitute for soap and water.
Step 2 illustration - opening the electrode pack

2 Open the electrode

Open the electrode packet and slide out the plastic sleeve, then peel off the electrode.

  • To extend the life of the electrode, only handle it by the edges and with clean hands.
Step 3 illustration - woman aligning the electrode strip on her forehead

3 Position the electrode

Using a mirror, place the electrode so the curved area is between your eyebrows and the wings are just above your eyebrows. Firmly run your fingers over the electrode a few times until it lies flat against your skin.

Step 4 illustration - woman removing the electrode strip from her forehead

4 Connect your device & begin treatment

Hold your device so the magnets on the back are exposed and bring it toward your forehead until the device connects with the electrode. Then, you’re ready to select either the ACUTE or PREVENT treatment mode.

Frequently asked questions about CEFALY electrodes

With proper care, both Standard and Hypoallergenic Electrodes can be reused as long as the electrode adheres well on the skin on the forehead. The number of uses will vary based on care and type of electrode used (standard typically provides more uses than hypoallergenic). To simplify future orders, you can join the Electrodes Subscription Program and save 5% plus receive free shipping. You will automatically receive a 3-pack electrode kit at the frequency of your choice every 30, 60 or 90 days, and can change figure shipment dates or cancel your subscription any time in your account settings.

Tip from other users: 
Do not leave the electrode exposed and unpackaged, especially in a dry place. It will dehydrate and will no longer function as designed. If cared for properly, a few drops of tap water on the electrode can gently rehydrate it and help prolong its usage.

Proper care of your CEFALY Electrodes is key to maximizing the number of treatments each can help perform. Follow these guidelines:

  • Because our fingers have natural oils that reduce the effectiveness of the gel pad, we suggest holding Electrode pads by the edge.

  • Be sure you’re thoroughly washing and drying your forehead before each treatment session. Use basic soap, avoiding alcohol wipes and facial cleansers.

  • During active treatment, avoid excessive movement if possible.

  • When you remove an Electrode after a treatment, immediately replace it on the plastic backing, adhesive side down. Then seal it in the Resealable Electrode Bag.

For proper Electrode care and maintenance, watch these helpful video tips:

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Woman using her cefaly device

Thinking about trying CEFALY?

CEFALY is an FDA-cleared, drug-free migraine treatment that relieves migraine pain and prevents future episodes with compliant daily use.