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#114993 - 08/27/14 01:27 PM Multi-Needle Electrolysis
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Registered: 08/21/14
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Loc: California
As a Licensed Electrologist in BH, California, I have been asked by other Electrologists "how do I control pain?" and why do I use Multi-needle Electrolysis? And why schools no longer teach this technique?

I've been practicing Multi-Needle Electrolysis for 20 years. I began my career in NY in 1994, then received advanced training in Baltimore MD, and relocated to Beverly Hills 3 years ago.

Trying to get a professional consensus on how you all feel about Multi-Needle Electrolysis. I would like to hear from all Electrologists and clients please.....

Your opinion is really important! Whether you use Multi-needle, don't use it, would like to learn it, have no idea what it is or what it does? Or currently looking for a Multi-Needle machine. Please let me know.

Thank you so much,
Alana

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#114994 - 08/27/14 01:39 PM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: Multi-Needle]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 3168
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
I think multiple needle is a wonderful modality and seldom given it's full appreciation. I believe that all the companies that made such machines are now out of business (e.g., Gentronics).

The recognized "modern ... computer controlled" version of multiple-needle was devised and promoted by Dwight Letchworth (House of St. James). A VERY odd "cat." His business burned down under mysterious circumstances ... is the last I hear of him.

There is a wonderful woman in your area (maybe a "was" ... Mary Yamaki) who actually used two machines at the same time: thus she could use 32 needles at a SUPER-LOW setting, say, only 1/10 milliampere (rendering almost no pain) ... and she get great and perfect results. Her beard work was terrific and flawless.

Maybe try to locate Mary? Try calling the Hinkel Company and speak with Bill Schuler.

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#114996 - 08/27/14 01:53 PM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: Michael Bono]
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Loc: California
Michael,
I agree with your statement about Multi-Needle.

I'm so glad to hear Mary Yamaki is using 2 machines. Ironically I will begin using 2 machines next month as I was contemplating it for several years now. I will look her up.

Thank you!
Alana

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#114998 - 08/27/14 05:09 PM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: Multi-Needle]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 3168
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
GREAT! I'll be sending you clients (if you want). I'm down in BH quite often (car nut, art nut, "tar pit" nut, and dino nut). Maybe we can "do lunch?"

I'm "freaking" about the news that the art museum might be closing for rebuilding! HOPE NOT!

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#115002 - 08/28/14 12:22 AM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: Michael Bono]
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Yes! Please do send me clients, and anytime you're in BH, give me a call!

Alana

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#115003 - 08/28/14 12:50 AM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: Michael Bono]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9607
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I use to perform multi-probe galvanic and have only positive thoughts about this modality as far as effectiveness goes. I did learn about multi-probe in school, but in theory only. Hands on experience was woefully lacking and I had to learn much on my own. I also learned from Jim Jenson, the man who manufactured the great digital Gentronics multi-probe galvanic epilator with 16 individual circuits. I learned more from the manufacturer than I did in the school setting. I don't think multi- needle was their forte and they certainly didn't seem to to know much about it.

My conclusion about the different modalities, having done them all, is simple : all modalities remove hair permanently as long as you can insert and hit the target with the proper balance of energy for the proper amount of time. Secondly, people want the hair off as fast as possible so the area looks like hair never grew there and they don't want it hurt too much. If one can meet these requirements and leave the skin looking fairly undisturbed, they will be in high demand no matter whether they use galvanic, blend or thermolysis or all the sub-modalities within the big three.

Being an Electrologist is an artful endeavor. We all have our special touch, formula or secret recipe for getting the hair off as fast as possible.

I think multi-needle is wonderful and I have fond memories of being totally engaged in minding and balancing the probes and wires, then sliding the hairs out of the follicles, but my personal preference is using several kinds of thermolysis modes, with an Apilus XCell Pro. Serves my needs and the needs of my clients well and it just happens to be what I'm comfortable with.
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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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#115004 - 08/28/14 10:17 AM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: dfahey]
SeanaTG Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 988
Loc: The Great White North eh
Well Multi-needle welcome to the boards. A new perspective is always needed around here.
I'm a bit of an oddity around here, a completely uneducated redneck cannuck who taught herself how to perform some basic electrolysis. I had to go to a lot of different resources for information in that process, and I have to be honest, none of them lead to information on how to perform multi-needle.In fact , depite being told to learn galvanic first by many many both here and elsewhere, finding information on performing even basic galvanic, was nearly non-existant. From the bit of research I have done into schools, I havent seen a single one that offered information on multi-needle galvanic.It does appear this has become something of a quickly fading art.

On a personal level, my experience with galvanic was short lived, (even single needle) , I wasnt personally happy with the levels of scabbing from it.I'm much happier with blend , or even thermolysis though I'm not 100% comfortable with that.

I have to admit to having seen some outstanding work performed with multi-needle though, and have been amzed by what a very few have been able to achieve.A new, different perspective, is always a good thing, and I look forward to hearing all you have to offer in the form of perspective.

Seana

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#115008 - 08/28/14 01:14 PM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: SeanaTG]
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Registered: 08/21/14
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Loc: California
Thank you Dee, Michael and Seana, all your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Alana

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#115010 - 08/28/14 06:43 PM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: Multi-Needle]
fenix Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 462
Arlene Batz in Queens used to do multi-needle too at some point, perhaps she still does? Hopefully she will chime in here with her experience when she'll have time.

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#115017 - 08/29/14 06:28 AM Re: Multi-Needle Electrolysis [Re: fenix]
mhawkes Offline

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Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 188
Loc: oban scotland uk
I used the Gentronics multi-needle units for 12 years in Australia, at the clinic we all used the 2 machine method for large areas. In fact up until a few years ago most electrolysis clinics in Sydney used Gentronic, most like myself have now moved over to Apilus. I still have my units, someone recently offered to buy them however I prefer the simplicity of the blend mode and the ease that I can adjust the timings and intensity of thermolysis and galvanic when treating telangiectasia.
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