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First off, i would NOT recommend this to the untrained user or anyone looking for a ‘quick fix’ please understand that i have a couple of years under my belt of DIY and unlicensed electrolysis.

That being said, this question is more targeted to Bono; when i perform Telangiectasia on a couple of problem areas on my nose i perform the insertion into the vessel and hear a quick ‘snap’, on removal i noticed that i have a couple of coagulated pieces that are gathered on the needle. Is it risky to not fully treat the vessel at once and just do it 1-2mm at a time?

I’m not using any DC current just HF and coincidentally not using a sharper Telangiectasia needle, just a regular F3 probe.

I’ve performed cauterizations before and i recognize the snap to be a good sign that i’ve hit a critical area of tissue, enough to disrupt it and reduce it, albeit the needle never penetrates into the skin, just the top level of tissue.

Sorry if the post is a bit scatter brained, it’s my first time trying it :)!

YIKES! And Double YIKES!

Please no “snap” or tissue stuck to the needle. (That is the world of hyfrecator/Bovie, etc.) Such a reaction could leave you with no “tele” but a nice pitted scar! I don’t know if you have read my book or watched my DVD, but what you are talking about is exactly what I’m trying to avoid.

Mistakes: 1) HF too high, 2) use of no DC (DC eliminates tissue sticking), 3) use of regular needle; not the Ballet tel, 4) not fractionally inserting, but only touching.

Gosh, this is what many physicians do the instant they start trying this procedure. (And, what the first “copy cats” did with the VascuTouch unit.) I have discovered, actually, that electrologists, and even estheticians, do a much better job of it. Don’t do this again to yourself!

DAMN! I need another cup of coffee to calm my nerves! Don’t do this on another person … okay?

HF is actually low, it’s on 3 and it isn’t being applied for more than .5 seconds or a quick tap of the HF pedal. The needle is being inserted into the vessel.

But you’re correct, when I do pull the needle out I do notice white coagulation on the needle, is this what the DC eliminates?

You need to read my book or see my DVD. You might be able to learn a bit from the free downloads on my website.

I’ve got the book and I’m currently reading it, as for the DVD I haven’t been able to locate one.

That’s good … I would have suggested reading the book before zapping yourself! (dang!)

The DVD is available from Prestige Electrolysis Supply and Texas Electrolysis Supply. The DVD is not necessary if you take the time to read the book. (At least get to page 60, where I talk about HF.)

Good luck!

Your HF is way too high. You should be able to leave the needle “on” with HF for 3 seconds and have no adverse skin reaction. If you are “zaping” in half a second … that’s too high.

Nevermind, i’ve read a little deeper into the book.

My unit uses a HF scale from 1 - 10, if i do decide to try this again ill set it at 1.5 and work my way up to no more than 2.5 to find a good setting. and DC level is between 0.2 and 0.4.

Thanks for the heads up! My curiosity is peaking at all the different ways i can use the machine.