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#127194 - 07/09/18 01:36 PM The origins of this theory
LRN Offline

Registered: 06/14/17
Posts: 7
Hi, I have tested at least 4 electrologists in France, and the most widespread theory they give when they explain you electrolysis for the first time is that they have to zap EACH hair a number of times (up to ten times and more, I heard) in order to "exhaust" and weaken the hair that will become thiner and thiner until he disappear. But apparently it is not all what the experts say here, that is a hair can not regrow if it's properly traited.

So I have several theories on why they spread this theory:

- the lack of knowledge on electrolysis (that is the most disturbing reason) and on the last progress of this method

- it's an old theory that electrologists once believed and has since been scientifically denied (a bit redondant with the previous one)

- They are scared to make scars and purposly undertreat the hair

- it arranges them to advertise a large number of "zapping" needed to kill a hair, so if the hair is missed, they can start again without the client feels aggrieved

- it allows them to prolonge the treatment and thus to keep their client longer and to have more income

These are the main theories I could think of. Can they be realistic?

The difference between the theory I read here and what I experienced in real life is hard to understand, like parallelle universes, but maybe it's specifical to France.

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#127195 - 07/09/18 03:31 PM Re: The origins of this theory [Re: LRN]
Michael Bono Offline

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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 3490
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA USA
LRN ... I think your theories are "spot on." I'm not sure about the last one, but YES indeed: lack of understanding and repetition of ancient defunct ideas.

#127198 - 07/09/18 05:17 PM Re: The origins of this theory [Re: LRN]
adrien_sanchiz Offline

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Registered: 08/02/13
Posts: 320
Loc: France, Spain
Well, these theories not only exist in France, sadly. However this is true France suffers from a lack of good specialists, because there is not specific school or practice for electrolysis.

As you may know, only physicians (medical doctors) are allowed to practice electrolysis in France but there is not electrolysis practice in the medical university!

I wrote several posts about the situation in France. I also tried to speak with some
Dermatologists in Nancy and La Rochelle. Some said that electrolysis doesn’t work, induces permanent scars... almost all adviced me to do laser hair removal because it is “better”. So I decided to go to Spain to do electrolysis and after that, learning it and become an electrologist.

Edited by adrien_sanchiz (07/09/18 05:18 PM)
Licensed electrologist and esthetician.


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