Differentation of probes

Hallo anybody,

as more as I am understanding by reading and practising as more I get confused with the differend kind of probes.
Can anybody tell me e.g. the difference between F, K and T shank probes? What is the difference between tapered and non tapered probes?


Me again …

is anybody here who could explain me the difference
between the probes??



Shank refers to thick part of the probe that is placed in the needleholder. It is NOT the part that is inserted into the follicle. F-shank means the probe will fit a standard needleholder. K-shank means the probe will fit into a narrow needleholder. T-shank probes are tapered with a small shank size of .02 diameter, but they have a strong pointy, narrower shaft (the part that is inserted into the follicle). You need to know what shank size fits into your needleholder. Since you are using the Gentronics digital, your shank size is “F”.

In theory, a narrower tip concentrates more energy at the bottom of follicles where hair is deep and coarse. This can help protect those clients that have moist skin, from the thermolysis current rising to the top of the skin’s surface. Most electrolysis probes are straight and work quite well for all types of electrolysis.

Have you received your books yet?


Hi Dee,

thanks a lot (again) for the information - finally I understood! Yes, I received the books and I am very happy, Michael´s book is soooo helpful, it explains everything very well and understandable. I also got the book from Fino (Modern Electrology), which is also very good, but more helpful for electroloy students in US. I would like to sell Fino´s book, because Michael´s book is just fine and enough for me. If you know anybody who wants to buy Fino´s book, please let me know. It is in an absolutely new condition, I just went through it once. I would like to sell it for $50, which includes the shipping costs as well.

Thank you so much for answering all my question!!

Greetings from Cyprus,


My friend Michael intended his book to be all about Blend Method. He hates it when I say that one can use his book to learn all three forms of permanent hair removal, but he does such a good job explaining the components of the blend, that when one finishes the book, one understands how to use Galvanic alone, Thermolysis alone, or combine them into the Blend <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

It is too bad more schools have not picked up his book as a text. I hear most go for the less expensive editions.

You are absolutely right, James - Michael´s book should be
a MUST at all schools.

And not only for schools - even I, with my “German-English” could understand everything without any problems …


The Bono book is among my favorites. I purchased it when it first came out. I met him, chatted with him, spoke to him over the phone several times in the past as I urged him to write articles for the AEA website. I wanted electrologists to see how valuable his work was. Nevertheless, his book did not become as successful as it should have because, in my opinion, the title of his book (THE BLEND METHOD) alienated those who were experimenting more with the variations and techniques of thermolysis.

It is the title of the book that limits its sales. Although there is a bias in favor of the Blend, the title is not an accurate reflection of its contents.

On the other hand, another guy, the one who wrote the blue book, the book that I feel is not nearly as good as the Bono book, well, the book is titled appropriately and the author is a highly charasmatic character and would definately make more headway in the business aspect of this field than an intellectual like Bono. Hence, that blue book would indeed become part of the curriculum for many schools. But, in my book, the Bono book wins.