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#124471 - 08/10/17 02:02 PM Why bend probes?
Julie Jacob Offline
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I just watched the video of the French plucker and I've seen it in person and on other videos.

Why bend a probe? Does it really make it easier?

(says the student who is not permitted to bend smile )

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#124474 - 08/10/17 03:24 PM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
dimi Offline
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Bending the probes is common practice. We bend them to facilitate the insertion in difficult to work places or when the hairs grow almost parallel to the skin surface. The electrologist should know how to bend the different types of probes.

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#124477 - 08/11/17 12:12 PM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
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try working on the neck and under chin on someone else and you will quickly understand why.Its often easier to bend the probe to access awkward spots.

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#124480 - 08/11/17 07:00 PM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
Julie Jacob Offline
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The one time I've been able to Seana, I did it backwards as that was more comfortable for me.

Figures.... I've always been a bit @ss backwards, lol

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#124486 - 08/12/17 11:41 AM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
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The Laurier probes bend all directions and you can repeat the bending with one probe during a session. Fabulous!
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#124490 - 08/12/17 03:39 PM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
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I have a couple clients who are very stiff in the neck. The neck rolls I have from Dectro are useless and too small. No amount of twisting the probe holder will prevent the neck from getting in the way of the probeholder and insertion accuracy goes down the tubes without a lot of reminding the client th lift their chin UP. So by bending the probe at a little less than 90 degrees I'm able to insert easily from the sides.
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#124493 - 08/12/17 07:54 PM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
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Seana is correct. Probe bending can be highly beneficial. There is nothing wrong with it. Personally, I rarely bend probes because I am ambidextrous and have little need to do so. For most facial work, I position myself behind the client's head (which slightly hangs off the end of the treatment table) with their chin up and neck supported by a small pillow. This gives me access to all areas, angles and both sides of the face. In other words, I move the client around instead of moving myself to accommodate the direction of hair growth. I will sometimes bend a probe if I see one or hair follicles that would benefit from doing so. Electrologists differ in modalities and techniques, but in the end, it's all about permanent hair removal.

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#124494 - 08/12/17 09:35 PM Re: Why bend probes? [Re: Julie Jacob]
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I am so jealous that you are ambidextrous, Fly. Skip Mahler has mentioned that we should all try to train ourselves to be ambidextrous. I can't even brush my teeth with my left hand!
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