Good professional home epilator to complement professional treatments?

I have been getting professional electrolysis treatments and will continue to do so for the majority of the work that needs to be done. I would like, however, to purchase a professional epilator that I can use whenever a few stray hairs need to be treated and I cannot make it to the electrologist.

I am looking at the epilators on the Texas Electrology website. They range in price from about $1,000 to over $3,000. I really don’t want to spend more than $2,000 and even prefer to spend around $1,000.

The Fischer TS-1 ProTherm goes for a little over $1,000. The Fischer CB-X goes for about $2,295, which is the machine that my electrologist uses.

For somebody like me that will not be using the machine every day, all day, but more seldom on stray growth, which machine (not necessarily just these two) is a good tradeoff for price and also quality?

I don’t mind buying a used machine but don’t see any on EBay right now.


For touch up’s, DIY is a great way to go. But since you’re only doing a stray hair or so, rather than hundreds of hours of treatment, I’d suggest you save the thousands of dollars that a pro machine costs and get a One Touch or build your own ( ) for under $100. The results will be permanent and no tougher than using a pro machine. Pretty much the only difference is that instead of keeping the probe in for 1 to 5 seconds, you keep the probe in for 15 to 60 seconds (it’s galvanic electrolysis, which is a tad slower, but very reliable).

So if it took 30 seconds longer per hair longer and you saved $900 and you treated 200 hairs over the lifetime of the unit, you’ve just saved yourself $540 per hour. And the results will be equal.

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There are different methods of electrolysis

themolysis - heat coagulates and ‘cooks’ the follicle
galvanic - current creating lye that dissolves the follicle
blend - a bit of both ideal for awkward follicles or curly ones <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

and lastly flash thermolysis this is a very hi speed heat burst like laser via a needle if you see what i mean

flash is pricey but its bloody quick and really good

I only use flash - Apilus SM-500 - and its brilliant and more reliable than laser as one you are removing the pigment variable associated with laser and two removing the time and skin damage risks associated with galvanic

slide it into the follicle set the computer to what you want see this page

idiot proof guidance <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> x

then depress the foot pedal beep tug the hair no beep and this time it slide out with a little black dot on the end of the bulbs root there it is done.

if you can afford it buy one of these <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
built like a tank
if you import from the USA then buy a transformer 240v -> step down -> to 110v it does work ok heres the one i have <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
this model can do the lot including ana cata rollers for calming skin and opening pours should you need them i never have as i dont use galvanic although i could x

In case you’re still looking at the CB-X unit…

This link was posted in the “Saving Money” forum:

The seller had three CB-X machines available. I bought one from him for $625 shipped a few months ago. Works great, and I couldn’t be happier.