Hi Multi-Needle. Among my hair removal arsenal, I have a 16 probe Multiple Needle Galvanic Gentronics epilator.
I learned hands-on MNG in the early 90’s from Marion Ellner of NY and later learned from Kay Lasker of PA. I also assisted and learned from Suzanne Anderer way back when she was using Gentronics.
At this point, I administer MNG on less than 2% of my clients. It has its place for me but minimally.
When a client comes in, I want to work as fast as I can so they feel they are getting the most for their money and this means I head for the super-duper-fastest flash(iest) technique I have. Although this suffices for most, it is not ideal for everyone. (As a former NY’er, imagine being here and trying to administer something that forces us to work slow!)
For people like me, with hyper-reactive tissue, less heat is better and therefore I head for the slower blend. (I have psoriasis).
I currently have a client who has been to several electrologists and complained of pain, pigmentation problems, slow healing and too much regrowth. She had read about the modalities and various techniques and began her search for MNG. She found only 2 electrologists in all of NYC with MNG.
When I started working with her, I asked her if I could begin with my technique of thermolysis and then, if she did not like it, I would move on to blend and then to MNG. Agreed.
Using various Thermolysis techniques and mostly IB probes, we saw great progress on her legs, buttocks, arms, upper lip, chin and neck. We did not see the same progress on her toes or breasts.
Her toes scabbed too much for her sensibilities and there was too much regrowth on her breasts. When I switched to blend, she felt it was too uncomfortable. I have several different epilators and one of them has 2 separate pedals; 1 for thermolysis and 1 for galvanic. I suspect that if I worked Blend with that epilator, I could have found comfortable and easy releases but I decided to work with the MNG instead, and which, to her delight, made her feel that she was in some sort of sci-fi flick as the dangling wires hovered above.
For this client and for this client with me, in my office, with my limitations and advantages, it was the way to go.