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#58339 - 12/15/08 10:52 PM 'never asked before' One-touch question...........
alisha9 Offline
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yep - i also purchased the one-touch system........, seems to be fine so far on the thicker hairs.........., i decided to do my arms also and realised they all came back again after clearing the area! frown (i waited a long time, i know its not the same hairs)

so i thought maybe the needle is too thick, for the finer hairs, (plus the fact that i was kinda 'melting' the foilicle or something........)

i know you can't get thinner needles for this machine, and its been suggested so many times before that we should purchase better machines, or replace the probe thing like that guy suggested on the geocities site - but none of these is really an option for me............. but i've got a different kinda idea:

1. i got the stylet tip to open, and saw that all it is, is a piece of wire attached to a bit of metal, with a spring underneath it......... so i was thinking:
can i replace the wire somehow??? its pretty easy to do, but what i need to know from you guys is - WHAT KIND OF WIRE IS USED ORIGINALLY, I MEAN SUPPOSING I WAS TO REPLACE IT, ARE ALL METALS SAFE TO USE, IS THEY ANY KIND OF METAL THAT MIGHT BE HARMFUL TO USE??? does anyone know this?? i reeeeeeally need to know this - dont wanna be damaging myself...........
the only thing i've thought of using so far is, one of the strands of a normal piece of wire(if i strip off the plastic bit of the top) - dunno if it'll work though, do u think its safe??? can anyone suggest where i can get 'thin wires' from???

(i know its a lot of questions here lol, but guys i really wanna be sure if its safe - thanks!) smile

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#58341 - 12/15/08 11:25 PM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question........... [Re: alisha9]
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If you are going to go to the trouble to do all this, you may as well put in an F shank bit in the probe holder and get a white screw cap so that it can use regular electrolysis probes.

Of course, if you insist on this path you are currently persuing, use only gold or stainless steel. Don't even think about aluminum, and I would not be so keen on copper either.
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#58347 - 12/16/08 01:50 AM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question........... [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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I'd second James' recommendation of using a regular electrolysis needle.

The problem with what you want to do is that you will find it near impossible to find stainless steel or gold wire of a small enough size to work. Typically, all common wire is either copper or aluminum, and galvanic activity WILL cause parts of the metal to break loose and possibly remain in your skin.

Another drawback to your plan is that most wire you can find, even if it WERE small enough, would be too soft, and bend easily.

I have never seen a one-touch apart, but if you were able to take a picture & post a link here, perhaps I could take a look at it and help you figure out how to mod it for pro needles.

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#58359 - 12/16/08 01:42 PM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question........... [Re: F6Hawk]
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hey thanks for your replies....... smile

james- u said
''you may as well put in an F shank bit in the probe holder and get a white screw cap so that it can use regular electrolysis probes.''
thanks for this tip, sounds easier than my idea........ but i have no clue what to do lol! :(, could u give me more info please?? what is 'F shank bit', and can u put this in the one-touch probe?? thats my prob solved then, if thats what u meant! could u post pics/or recommend a site so i know what ur talking about??? thanks smile

F6Hawk thanks for ur opinions, i thought it might be too flexible to use, ah well.......... can u buy gold/steel metal wires from shops though?? any idea?
i try & post some pics of the stylet tip so u get an idea on what i'm talking about............

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#58360 - 12/16/08 03:42 PM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question........... [Re: alisha9]
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What James meant, and I tried to elaborate about, this "F-shank bit" is a needle used in professional electro machines. They can be purchased thru electrolysis suppliers, about $18-20 for 30 of them. That is why I wanted to see pics of the "guts" of your device, to see if there is an easy way of using pro needles with it.

This would solve the problem of you trying to use a wire, as these needles are DESIGNED for the purpose.

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#58376 - 12/16/08 10:35 PM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question....... [Re: F6Hawk]
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here you go smile ...... the pictures:


Attachments
DSC1.jpg (505 downloads)
DSC2.jpg (368 downloads)
DSC3.jpg (355 downloads)
DSC4.jpg (342 downloads)
DSC5.jpg (344 downloads)


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#58377 - 12/16/08 10:49 PM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question....... [Re: alisha9]
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hey lemme know if u can't see the pics..........
i werent exactly sure how to upload them...........

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#58378 - 12/17/08 12:24 AM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question....... [Re: alisha9]
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No, can't se a thing.

Try putting them on a Photobucket, Flicker, or some such site and link us to that.
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#58381 - 12/17/08 12:36 AM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question....... [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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#58397 - 12/17/08 12:08 PM Re: 'never asked before' One-touch question....... [Re: alisha9]
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Alisha,

It is possible that a pro needle will fit inside your device. Do you have a way of measuring the diameter of the metal shank (with the thin wire, or needle, coming from it) that goes inside the metal tube? I just measured a needle here, and the metal shank is 0.049", and the colored plastic ring near the tiny needle(which can be removed if need be) is 0.079". Those measurements in mm are 1.26mm & 2.03mm.

Or perhaps someone on here has already done this... if so, please speak up.

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