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#125160 - 11/12/17 09:07 PM Needle bends if not inserted into follicle opening
Ton Offline
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I spoke to an electrologist on the phone a while back, saying that I was hesitant to see her due to the fact she used a circle lamp instead of a surgical microscope. I told her I was worried about inaccurate insertions. I told her I want blend only. She said that I don't need to worry about inaccurate insertions, because if you attempt to insert a needle into skin where there is no follicular opening (no infundibulum), the needle will just bend and won't enter the skin. Is this true? I have trouble believing this, because I know from picking out wooden splinters with a safety pin, that it is possible to puncture the skin and draw blood, and I would think that electrology filaments are skinnier than safety pins. Maybe the electrologist on the phone only uses bulbous probes? Who is correct?

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#125163 - 11/12/17 10:05 PM Re: Needle bends if not inserted into follicle opening [Re: Ton]
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It's mostly correct. If you jab the skin obviously its possible to puncture but you would really have to try. Finer needles such as f2 have less surface area, but are also thin and will often bend like tissue paper.I use this as a demo for those "afraid of needles" I will take an f4 probe out and visibly jab it into my arm, and all that happens is the skin indents.Then I line it up with a hair and insert it with ease to demonstrate the difference. Electrolysis needles are blunt, whereas needles used to inject things are sharpened and designed to cut into the skin.
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#125170 - 11/12/17 10:39 PM Re: Needle bends if not inserted into follicle opening [Re: Ton]
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If you go to the COPE website http://electrolysis.ca/certified-members you will see that some of these electrologists in Canada have RDT after their name. Iga, Phyllis, and Verna all have RDT after their names.

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#125171 - 11/12/17 10:58 PM Re: Needle bends if not inserted into follicle opening [Re: Ton]
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Oh!
They're trainers. Phyllis Toround runs the school I am a graduate of.


Edited by Iluv2zap (11/12/17 11:03 PM)
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#125174 - 11/12/17 11:40 PM Re: Needle bends if not inserted into follicle opening [Re: Ton]
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So I guess the "T" stands for "Trainer", but what does the "R" and the "D" stand for?

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#125175 - 11/12/17 11:54 PM Re: Needle bends if not inserted into follicle opening [Re: Ton]
Iluv2zap Offline
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I've no idea.Perhaps go to one of their websites and check out their "about you"? It's sounding like come COPE designation but I'm not familiar with it and I'm not a COPE member.


Edited by Iluv2zap (11/12/17 11:56 PM)
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