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#100887 - 08/28/12 10:14 AM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: redearthling]
ekade Offline
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Originally Posted By: redearthling
My original query was about the lighting issue of seeing hairs and when the short regrowth comes back.

I can assume that you need someone who use high quality surgical loupes of 4x and higher to see these hairs. Did you try to dye these hairs?

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#100888 - 08/28/12 10:45 AM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: Laurier]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: Laurier
I've been watching this discussion with great interest. With some prodding from Kelly Stump up outside Chicago, we've been working on a new size/shape Probe to target these hairs. The first prototypes just went out today to Kelly and Josefa. A .0025" tip with a fast taper to make them fairly rigid and a reduced tip length for shallow insertions. Hopefully they will get the job done well. We shall see what the ladies have to say about them in the near future.

Hi Mike,

I am excited to read this. As you may know, this is exactly the kind of facial hair I have and that Josefa is treating for me. I am seeing her again soon. This time I really want to blitz the area... I don't know what Josefa has planned but I'm hoping it involves a test of this probe!
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#100940 - 08/30/12 11:12 PM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
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Originally Posted By: stoppit&tidyup
Originally Posted By: Laurier
I've been watching this discussion with great interest. With some prodding from Kelly Stump up outside Chicago, we've been working on a new size/shape Probe to target these hairs. The first prototypes just went out today to Kelly and Josefa. A .0025" tip with a fast taper to make them fairly rigid and a reduced tip length for shallow insertions. Hopefully they will get the job done well. We shall see what the ladies have to say about them in the near future.

Hi Mike,

I don't know what Josefa has planned but I'm hoping it involves a test of this probe!


Count on it!

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#101299 - 09/21/12 05:18 AM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: ]
redearthling Offline
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Hi all,

While I am happy with my progress so far, I noticed my electrologist uses 25G hypodermic needles rather than specific electrolysis probes. I don't have any scarring etc. so assume they are just as efficient. Could this be a cost consideration for her or could it be because of the design of the old machine? It seems odd to me. She has been doing this for 20+ years, and I would assume if she wasn't efficient/needle didn't work, her clients wouldn't keep coming back.

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#101300 - 09/21/12 05:20 AM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: ekade]
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Ekade: I put mascara on the hairs before I go in (the long ones that she misses). The shorter ones are a little harder to coat with mascara without colouring every hair in the area smile


Edited by redearthling (09/21/12 05:21 AM)

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#101301 - 09/21/12 12:28 PM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: redearthling]
Deedra Offline

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Registered: 08/02/18
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Loc: United States
Originally Posted By: redearthling
Hi all,

While I am happy with my progress so far, I noticed my electrologist uses 25G hypodermic needles rather than specific electrolysis probes. I don't have any scarring etc. so assume they are just as efficient. Could this be a cost consideration for her or could it be because of the design of the old machine? It seems odd to me. She has been doing this for 20+ years, and I would assume if she wasn't efficient/needle didn't work, her clients wouldn't keep coming back.


REALLY!!!!!? Are the needles sterile? Were the needles once attached to a syringe?! This isn't good for many reasons. Are you located in the United States?
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#101302 - 09/21/12 12:51 PM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: ]
Laurier Offline
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Registered: 03/05/11
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Loc: Upstate New York
I looked it up and a 25 G hypodermic needle is .020" in diameter.

That's over three times the diameter of the largest electrolysis needle or probe on the market today


Edited by Laurier (09/21/12 12:54 PM)
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#101304 - 09/21/12 01:03 PM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: Laurier]
Michael Bono Offline

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Actually, there is no way that a 25G needle would fit in ANY hair follicle on any human. Maybe on "elephant hairs" or "dinosaur feathers," but that's about it. (Even a 30G is still a monster and won't fit any follicle!)

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#101305 - 09/21/12 01:42 PM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: Michael Bono]
Laurier Offline
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Drilling for a core sample maybe ?

Now there's a visual I didn't need...
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#101306 - 09/21/12 02:57 PM Re: vellus hair treatment [Re: Laurier]
Danika Offline
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HUGE NEEDLES??? WE must live in the same town!! wink
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