The first units of the Ion Magnum were shipped to Singapore way back in 2008. Clients who came regularly, took the intensity up to a reasonable level, and changed their lifestyle habits, saw excellent results.
But, the machine was uncomfortable. Not painful, just very intense. And with this as the primary cause of dropouts, the manufacturers decided to look into ways of making the treatment more comfortable.
And so the Ion Magnum 2 was launched in early 2010. Although it looked superficially similar, the “guts” were quite different and the engineering more sophisticated. With the upgrade, it was no longer necessary to crank up the intensity to get the same results. And with that, the treatment became more tolerable.