From a reader:
Funny how using the tweezing method of hair removal has produce such a lasting effect on my upper lip when you claim it doesn’t work at all. Makes me wonder about what this site is all about. I had tweezer electrolysis performed on me in the early 80s and I will tell you this in my pictures from high school I had a bad upper lip hair problem. My dark hair stood out and was very noticeable. That problem is gone, how do you explain that? I think you are giving misinformation on your web site and I am considering starting one of my own to tell the truth that tweezed electrolysis worked for me and that I am sure of. I tried the needle method first and was left with a scar. I only had one session with that method. I wonder about you motivation on this subject…something smells fishy here and I think its you.
Thanks for writing. Changes in hair growth can be caused by a number of factors unrelated to your tweezing, which is why it’s important to look at controlled clinical data that’s been published in scientific journals versus personal experiences and manufacturer claims. My site reports the findings of the U.S. government regarding electric tweezers:
In 1985, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged electric tweezer Removatron with deceptively advertising that the product can permanently remove hair.  They are now out of business.
In 1998 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that “there is no statistically significant scientific data available at this time to support promotional claims of permanent or long-term removal of hair through use of the device.” 
Many others have started sites similar to the one you say you hope to write. Most were practitioners or manufacturers. Almost all of them are out of business or in jail now. Still, if you wish to take the time, I will be happy to refute your anecdotal evidence with the the copious published data on this subject.
Thank you again for writing.
- FTC Press release. 2 October 1985.
- FDA Docket 97N-0199.