"Magic" permanent hair removal

Please take a look at this new video of Mickael Bono, introducing us the ultimate “magic” permanent hair removal…

https://youtu.be/lF8CMwksyV8

Is it strong enough and it is an IPL which I understand is not as good as laser. It even claims to to white and blonde hairs. Sounds to good to be true.

Of course, this is a fraud. There is not “magic” methods… especially at this price !

I did an article about a year ago on this scam epilator. I was aware it was now being sold in selected costco’s but hadnt had a chance to see it as I dont shop there anymore. Here’s the posting on this device from October of 2015:

It’s well known that at-home hair removal devices are pretty much a scam.They continue to sell in the millions, just as electrolysis tweezers, dermal rollers and pads, the no-no, the remington and tria have before. They purport anumber of technological claims, which pretty much always prove to be false, and the manufacturer is always long gone by the time the consumer figures it out. There’s one more device to add to the list now, the ME:

http://mepower.ca/how-me-smooth-ipl-rf-hair-removal-technology-works

This device claims to use IPL in a combination with RF energy to destroy hair. The theory goes that RF energy is somehow “attracted” to the heat generated by IPL. Err, somehow past the delicate tissues in the upper skin layers. I recently got asked about this device, and I thought my response worthy of putting here. It’s a really classic case of marketing that does not represent truth, and is misleading. Here’s my response to a question on this device :
It’s a scam. You are pretty much dead on with your assumptions.
About IPL devices:
IPL or intense pulse light has been marketed as a form of “laser” both on a professional salon level,and for at-home devices for many years at this point. The technology has been shown to lack sufficient power to have a permanent effect on the germination cells located the the hair root, and in an area of the hair follicle known as the bulge . Look here for a hair follicle diagram so you can picture it:
http://images.wisegeek.com/hair-anatomy-diagram.jpg
IPL can cause hair to shed, but lacks sufficient power or light energy to heat the pigment in the hair sufficiently to have this effect down near the hair root. So the germination cells are not killed, the hair grows back.
A Word on RF energy:
Radio Frequency energy or HF/Thermolysis is the technoilogy used in electrolysis to perform thermolysis . In the case of electrolysis, this energy is transmitted down a metal probe and is dispersed into the surrounding area in a small egg shaped pattern at the bottom of the probe right where the heat energy is needed to destroy the germination cells that cause a new hair to grow. However, hair itself, does not transmit RF energy where it needs to go to kill these cells. Neither does skin of any color. RF energy is not “attracted” to skin or tissue that has been heated. It also does not transmit electrical current from the surface of the skin down to the hair root. The metal conductor is needed for this type of energy to get where it is needed to work at an intensity sufficient to cause damage to the follicle and make it incapable of growing hair. I would also add that between the surface skin and where the hair root is , lies a area of the epidermis that is very granular, and easily damaged by heat, including that caused by RF energy. In electrology, this upper layer of skin is protected because the RF energy goes down the probe past it to the end where it is needed . Electrologists are careful not to affect this area because it is easily damaged sometime s resulting in scarring or pitting. I’m not sure how the ME thinks that RF gets to where it can kill the germination cells, without being transmitted though this layer. The energy wont be transmitted by either the skin, or the hair itself.
I’d like to note that there are many at home devices of this class and they often do try to market themselves as effective, when they arent. The remington, the tria are a couple of examples. It’s an old industry that relies on the consumer’s unwillingness or inability to return and get refund for a product that doesnt work. Prime examples of this, all purporting to permanently destoy hair, also include devices like electrolysis tweezers, Dermal "electrolysis " rollers or pads, the No -No and many many others. They make millions selling these devices, that just plain dont work! Often the scam is perpetuated by the necessity to buy bulbs or heads for the devices that have planned obsolescence, thus making the scam even more lucrative.
There is only ONE at-home hair removal device that actually kills hair, that is the ONe Touch home electrolysis kit that uses galvanic electrolysis with a metal probe. It does work. For a FEW hairs. But it’s such a poor implementation of such that insertions are most challenging to the point of being impractical, the tips are non-sterile and 99.9 % or people get frustrated with them , throw them in a drawer and never use them again or throw them out altogether.
One more word on marketing of these devices. Did you happen to notice that the Me with its accent above the E is not a term that can be googled? That’s because the manufacturer dont want you to find the reviews that tell you this product doesnt work. THe No! No! uses this same strategy as well. It’s dishonest marketing at its worst.

People honestly grasp at the slimmest of hope to deal with their hair problem, and the marketers take advantage of this hopefulness. Dont be another victim!

Seana

Posts : 36
Join date : 2015-01-11
Age : 48

Excellent article Seana. You did a great job explaining this. Problem is, people seldom want to be “bothered” by the details. They “believe” and throw away their money; and then feel they were “screwed.” They were. The public wants fast answers and then goes off when they are scammed.

Also, that diagram? The person goofed-up the various parts. For example, the artist shows the sebaceous gland as the infundibulum and also says “Epidermic” for epidermis. I don’t know what a “fibrous tract” is? The “outer root sheath” is show, but it’s the cuticle of the hair shaft. All goofed up.

I’m talking, at the moment, with another Youtuber who said that comedones become darker because melanin is “injected” into the sebaceous gland (sebum) and gets dark because “melanin oxidizes.”

I wish some dermatologist would do a Youtube channel and help clear-up all our misconceptions. Overall, the internet is not living up to our expectations of educating people. I think it’s making us “stupider.”

Hmmm maybe I should do up our offices like a 50’s doctors office, I already have a old castle 777 autoclave that ought to set the mood just right, then we can market my new hair removal product, the NOT! BLOODY ! LIKELY! the first hair removal product to successfully harness the energy of posative thinking, the postitive energy repels the negativity of the hair causing them to fly out of the follicle of their own accord ! ( careful, at least one henchme…errr nurse lost an eye!)

Seana

I am willing to donate a vintage 1950’s lamp. Don’t forget the rotary dial phones.

There has already already been “touchy-feely approach to breast enlargement” (i would like to know if it had been performed by men or by women).

And i consider - to clients who understand fun - a “touchy-feely approach to hair removal”. Like the bishop bringing the holy ghost to children during confirmation by putting his hands on their heads.

Well, imagine - i easily could do 4 clients per hour, and those 1000 € per treatment i would take would be a bargain for the clients because all hairs would be gone once and forever, without redness, without swelling, without pain, and in just one session…

The only question i have still no solution is how to prevent the head from getting bald when i put my hands on it…