How to use it? | Cefaly

How to use Cefaly?

More than 95% of users find Cefaly very easy to use.

Just press one button and the session starts automatically.
In practice, a Cefaly session involves 6 stages:


Cleansing the skin

Carefully cleanse the skin on the forehead using a “Prepare” cleansing wipe or soap and water. This step is essential for degreasing the skin and ensuring that the electrode will effectively stick to the skin.

Cleansing the skin


Positioning the electrode

Use a mirror to help you place the electrode on your forehead correctly. The narrowest part of the electrode should point down towards your nose. The lower, curved edge should be placed just above the top of the eyebrows.

Placing the electrode


Placing Cefaly

Hold the device and bring the rear side of the device with the two magnets against the central part of the electrode. The device is attracted by the two contact zones of the electrode and gets automatically into position.

Placing Cefaly



Dual Model (2 settings: Acute and Prevent)

  • Press the button once to select and start Program 1. You will hear a single beep. Program 1 is designed to treat migraine attacks.
  • Press the button twice in succession to select and start Program 2. You will hear two successive beeps. Program 2 is designed to prevent migraines.

Starting the treatment


Adjusting the intensity

The intensity will gradually increase during the first 14 minutes of the session. If the sensation becomes too intense, press the button once to stabilize the intensity. The sensation will not increase again on its own over the course of the session.

You may choose to increase the intensity again by pressing and holding the button: when you press the button the intensity increases and it will stabilize again when the button is released.

Starting the treatment


Duration and ending the session

The device automatically switches off at the end of a session (one hour for the acute setting and twenty minutes for the prevent setting). Remove the device by pulling it forward, away from the electrode.

Placing Cefaly