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#127025 - 06/17/18 11:41 AM Old dudes ...
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
Not quite looking back just yet, but almost.

My electrology career was sort of amazing. Sixteen trips to Europe and living in Amsterdam (when it was still Amsterdam). Living with Dr. Lamaker (and an Amsterdam prostitute/bank official for a few weeks: it's complicated) and watching SRS surgeries (I fainted). Escaping from the "Shining Path" (Maoist) rebels in Peru (chased us with machine guns) and playing "Peruvian roulette" during Marshall Law (almost got shot).

Sailing in New Zealand on a 12-meter, abseiling the Waitomo Caves (Japanese tourist died), dangerously watching crocks (boat almost sunk) in Australia and body surfing at Boni. Gambling my (rich) friend's $50,000 at Jupiter and winning $400,000 (he's an heir), throwing snow balls at tourists at "Lugwig's castle" (we snuck into a restricted area), and experiencing "Fasching" in Koln and Wiesbaden (bare-breasted babes and all)! Watching Boris Yeltsen in his "Zil" in a big Norwegian military parade in Olso (he was drunk on his ass). I didn't have tea with the Queen but it felt like it. And, that's just a smattering.

I'm not sure that my electrology experiences can ever be duplicated again; mostly because there is so much information on-line and one company (Dectro) literally owns electrology (gorgeous company). I could "write a book" but I'd have to sensor it ... nothing passed me by! Funny when you look at old people, you just see the wrinkles. Scratch the surface and you'll find a library of information and red-hot experiences.

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#127027 - 06/17/18 12:46 PM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
Josefa M. Reina Offline
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I'm sorry but I do not agree. Electrology is not property of Dectro, but a patrimony of all humanity.

And if we are not careful, the most effective permanent hair removal system ever invented will eventually disappear due to the lack of good trainers who do not follow the strict teaching policy imposed by the Dectro schools.

("The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young"- Oscar Wilde)


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#127054 - 06/19/18 06:14 AM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
adrien_sanchiz Offline
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Posts: 317
Loc: France, Spain
Post deleted per Dee Fahey.


Edited by dfahey (06/20/18 05:29 PM)
Edit Reason: post deleted as requested
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#127057 - 06/19/18 12:17 PM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
dimi Offline
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Registered: 02/14/17
Posts: 113
Loc: Montreal, Canada
There are scientific researches for electrolysis and IPL on Dectro site:

http://www.dectro.com/en

If somebody is interested - you can open that site than click on "The company" and than click on "Scientific research". Sorry this site does not allowed me to upload PDF files.

Dimi

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#127058 - 06/19/18 01:12 PM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9689
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I'll take a positive position and say that I highly respect Dectro and the employees that work there. The Dectro giant has provided me with a quality epilator that I need to serve my clients well and the service side has always been helpful and courteous. Maybe that's why they are a successful, sustaining company? Not a crime to be successful, right? When sitting in the classroom of the "internet", we can take or leave whatever we are presented as "fact" or "opinion". Many electrologists believe in the anagen only opinion TODAY because their textbook and school instructors teach that - it's not just Dectro. Just want to say I thank Dectro for all they do for the electrolysis profession and no one pays me or rewards me for saying so. I am just an appreciative customer. I think for myself and listen to others.
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Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

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#127059 - 06/19/18 07:14 PM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: dfahey]
Josefa M. Reina Offline
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Registered: 05/15/17
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There is nothing wrong with succeeding. As a consumer of the Dectro machines (3 Apilus Platinum and 1 xCell) I also have reasons to congratulate the manufacturer and the technical team on the development and design of their machines. As well as by the good predisposition to meet the requests and suggestions of professionals.

That said, I do not know if "it's not just Dectro" who perpetuates the false myths, and promises a permanent hair removal without pain or reaction is an acceptable argument for students and their future clients.

Everyone wants and has the right to succeed, including those who put their money and trust in the hands of future generations of electrologists.

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#127060 - 06/19/18 11:05 PM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
dfahey Offline

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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9689
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I'm in agreement about declaring electrolysis pain-free because of the epilator used. IT IS NOT PAIN-FREE with any epilator. If it is, it's worthless for disabling hair follicles. If Dectro is still saying this, they should get rid of that kind of fluff fast. It can be made tolerable, with a good "recipe", but it is never painless.
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Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
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ELECTROLYSIS FAQ'S:

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

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#127063 - 06/20/18 04:33 AM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
adrien_sanchiz Offline
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Registered: 08/02/13
Posts: 317
Loc: France, Spain
I hope Dectro will listen to you DeeFahey. When I was invited in a Dectro school in Kiev (Ukraine), they still say that only their machine is painfree (XCell).
Dectro electrologists today still advertising painfree electrolysis using this machine.
I agree this is a high technology machine, but I also agree with you DeeFahey (and thanks for speaking about it). It is not painfree with any epilator.
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http://adrien-sanchiz-electrolysis.blogspot.fr/

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#127067 - 06/20/18 09:29 AM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 3452
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
"Painless," "100% permanent," "No down-time," "only one treatment" ...

Puffing! Okay, out-and-out lies. But companies and business "puff" (lie) all the time; it's called advertising. Um, not to mention politicians and criminals: all the professionals.

On my second or third trip to The Netherlands, John Blokker (school owner in Alkmaar: Noordhollandse Akademie voor Praktijkopleidingen) advertised that I was introducing a totally painless method to Europe. I didn't know about this until I arrived. After chiding Blokker I announced to the participants that, because of the lie, we would return their money on-the-spot. There were no takers.

Fact is, certain methods hurt less at various times and with different clients (too many variables to mention). A person can jump-to-conclusions and make outlandish claims, but most of us know such statements are "fake news." I stopped getting worried about the "puffing" a long time ago. (Actually, I found the Apilus did hurt less ... but that's just me.)

Once a client experiences the reality of any treatment they will know objectively what's going on. The problem then exists for the purveyor of fake news. If you state there are no after-effects, and the client gets a great big "buzu" on their face, well, you not only have the "buzu," but your credibility just flew out the window too.

Just stick to the facts. The facts are GOOD ENOUGH! With the internet, fake news and advertising, we all swim in a putrid swamp of lies. The real winner is always the straight-shooter; a person who just tells the facts, plain-and-simple.

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#127070 - 06/20/18 02:58 PM Re: Old dudes ... [Re: Michael Bono]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 1459
Painless treatments huh? I guess I'll have to tell that to all my intolerant clients, they are imagining things because this machine gives painless treatments! Lol, hogwash.

Dectro does not "own" electrolysis, and they are far from the only company producing quality electrolysis equipment.
Like any company promoting falsities, sooner or later it will bite them in the ass.
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Certified Electrologist.
Electrolysis By Seana
http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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