One Touch - Unit Modification

I recently altered mine to accommodate a foot “switch”.

This proved to be an EXCELLENT and eminently practical modification.

I used approximately 5’ of aircraft grade PTFE jacketed 22 gauge wire, from the circuit board to the switch.

I modified the probe to eliminate the original wiring.

I removed the circuit connection to the ‘band switch’ and rewired the probe, using approximately 2.5’ of aircraft grade PTFE jacketed 24 gauge wire.

These have proven to be very successful modifications. I have ordered a backup ‘One Touch’ unit, but I do like the idea of making my own unit.

At this juncture, speed and efficiency is quite satisfactory, but the chin hairs are proving to be problematic.

There is a bit of a problem in that many of the facial hairs are now white, which is presenting a visibility problem, but it’s likely that a set of reading glasses will effectively deal with this issue.

I am removing the dark colored hairs first, for several reasons.

I have no complaints, at this point. I just cannot spend money on professional electro, when I MUST be accruing the necessary funds for my eventual SRS and FFS.

A girl’s got to do, what a girl has got to do.

Rhonda

a little tip for dealing with grey or white hairs is to use a pin point light source at right angles to your face as they then cast a shadow - tradional magnifying lamps light have to flat a light source

something like this is perfect and very cheap too
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/Full/33013i0.jpg

Saving for SRS is no picnic - good luck with all that <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Thanx for the tip.

Those hairs on the chin seem especially stubborn.

As for saving for SRS?

What choice do I have, really? Full transition reprsents nothing short of life, itself.

It is transition or die, for me. I have no choice.

I may construct my own unit, anyway. I love to do things like that and I could acquire a better quality probe .

I might be able to change the probe on the “One Touch”, anyway.

I did note to my consternation that it IS possible to damage one’s skin with a “One Touch” device.

Fortunately, triple antibiotic ointment truly works wonders.

I switched to a 27 gauge needle for xylocaine infusion; that size is much better for facial work.

I have become more conservative in the use of the xylocaine, though; it’s better in some areas just to “tough out” the pain.

I’ve made good progress with the “One Touch” unit, especially after making the foot switch modification.

I do not know who deserves the credit for coming up with that idea, but it was brilliant.

Rhonda

That was me who originally suggested the foot switch modification. It’s been years since I’ve used the One Touch, since it was so fragile and poorly constructed. Making my own using a professional probe has lasted indefinitely and I continue to use it. Real electrolysis needles are so much easier to work with than the One Touch that keeps bending and costs 12 times as much to replace.

I show my unit on http://www.geocities.com/hairfreethere and it uses a little finger switch that I usually use on my big toe. Any switch that is normally open will work as the finger switch I use may be tricky to find. If I were to build one again, I’d use just the one 10K pot and skip using an amp meter (currently I just turn the 100K pot up to full and short the amp meter jacks). With something like this you’ll have a galvanic pro unit for well under $100.

Thanx for the tip.

Those hairs on the chin seem especially stubborn.

As for saving for SRS?

What choice do I have, really? Full transition reprsents nothing short of life, itself.

It is transition or die, for me. I have no choice.

Fortunately, triple antibiotic ointment truly works wonders.

Rhonda

I sometimes use neurocaine with a swab and latex glove although very good the top lip probably needs an injection on somepeople <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> so visit a dentists for a jab pay them return home and treat <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

the SRS - yeah it is a nitemare - in the UK we have the NHS and its free - but one heck of a waiting list though - still its better than nothing - and the recent Gender Recognition Act 2004 means trans people can have a report without surgery and change their birth certificates - so that ain’t bad <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

stick with the electro it is daunting to look in a mirror and see all that hair but just 10 a day soon adds up <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

That was me who originally suggested the foot switch modification. It’s been years since I’ve used the One Touch, since it was so fragile and poorly constructed. Making my own using a professional probe has lasted indefinitely and I continue to use it. Real electrolysis needles are so much easier to work with than the One Touch that keeps bending and costs 12 times as much to replace.

I show my unit on http://www.geocities.com/hairfreethere and it uses a little finger switch that I usually use on my big toe. Any switch that is normally open will work as the finger switch I use may be tricky to find. If I were to build one again, I’d use just the one 10K pot and skip using an amp meter (currently I just turn the 100K pot up to full and short the amp meter jacks). With something like this you’ll have a galvanic pro unit for well under $100.

Well, an “Air Force salute” goes to you, to be sure.

A brilliant modification.

I saw your site; I was impressed.

I really do like the idea of assembling my own unit; I’ve been a techie nearly since proverbial “day one” and secondarily, a custom unit would also be more durable.

You like that probe that you acquired for your own unit, do you?

Cool.

I was wondering what to buy; that helps.

Thank you for the effort that you put in, in the creation of your site.

Rhonda