I mean why the hell do we have to learn "Kobyashi-Yamada" ... when it's never used here and never even seen.
That's where you're probably wrong, Michael! Junko's Electrolysis at 102 Brahms Ave in North York, Ontario, Canada, M2H 1H6:
"Using Japanese Hi-Tec (Kobayashi-, Yamada Method), no Hair Regrowth-Zero Scarring, Completed In 10-15 Treatments; Using Japanese Hi-Tec (Kobayashi-Yamada Method) no Hair Regrowth-Zero Scarring Completed In 10-15 Treatments; Using Japanese Hi-Tec, no Hair Regrowth-Zero Scarring, Completed In 10-15 Treatment"
words taken verbatim from:https://www.cylex.ca/company/junkos-electrolysis-12079884.html
Ha ha ha ha! So it IS being performed in North America! Actually, probably not:
Perhaps Junko just means that they use the same weird needles that the HR5000 uses, or uses the HR5000 machine at much lower settings (if that's even possible), because I don't think it would take 10-15 treatments if you're really doing Kobayashi-Yamada, because if it's being performed properly, it would only take four sessions at the most.
I just saw an opportunity for a joke. The unconventional grammar of Junko's write-up makes it unclear whether she's just using their needles and/or machine or actually using their technique, so perhaps she isn't lying.