Aren’t you an engineer by profession? I can’t guide you to any reading material about microflash or picoflash, because there is no information that I can find on the internet. If you are truly interested in delving into real engineering specifics,may I suggest that you call Jim Jenson at Gentronics. He can answer any questions relating to the engineering side of questions about microflash, I’m sure. I’ll give you a number at the end. One of the epilators I own is the Gentronics Digital Combo Epilator, Model “MC160D”. I use it, now, mainly for clients who specifically request multiple needle electrolysis, but I was happy with the blend and thermolysis functions, also. I decided to purchase another epilator four years later and decided on the Silhouet-tone VMC after much thought. I mainly use the VMC for flash thermolysis and blend treatments,now. It can microflash, but cannot do picoflash.
Way back when, we had slow flash thermolysis defined as 1/10 of a second. Then came flash at 1/100 of a second. Then the time was improved and microflash burst on the scene as quick as 1/1000 of a second. Now, as James has reported, we are about to enter a new era with a product that Apilus has introduced that performs picoflash, which is ultrarapid. I think, and may have to be corrected on this, but I believe the picoflash thermolysis is 1/10,000 of a second??? I know it is much faster because the frequency is 27.12 MHz. This is 2 times faster than the 13.56 frequency that all other epilators operate with. The FCC has assigned 3 frequecies for electrolysis equipment,the two I mentioned above and 40.68 megahertz is the last. So with 27.12 MHz that the new Apilus Platinum is equipped with, the client gets a quicker and more concentrated treatment. The client is more comfortable,too, because the quicker timing at the beginning destablizes the pain transmitting nerve fibers, thus,this action increases the comfort level even though there is more energy in the follicle. That is also the case with microflash, but this picoflash appears to reach another level that is even better.
So, here is Jim Jenson’s information for further questions:
8721 Santa Monica Blvd., #210
Los Angeles,CA 90069
1-800-950-3265 ( he usually answers the phone himself)
- his product does microflash only
Or you can inquire about the new Apilus that does picoflash at the California location:
1715 East Wilshire Avenue
Santa Ana,CA 92705
You can also inquire at www.silhouet-tone.com
They use a combination of thermolysis techniques, slow flash, flash, microflash that are automatically combined when the current is activated in the follicle.
I apologize that I can’t supply you with better information, but hopefully the manufacturers will be helpful.
There’s a whole new,wonderful world in the field of electrolysis when a practitioner updates their equipment. It’s like the difference between using an old typewriter as opposed to a using a word processor.