As James has stated, it is a very unusual that the entire length of a standard length probe is required to reach the bottom of a hair follicle. Going through the bottom of a follicle is not a good idea by any means. A proper insertion will stop at the bottom of the follicle which will insure that the energy released during treatment will be pretty much contained within the outer root sheath. This will destroy the germanative tissues within the follicle but inflict minimal damage to the surrounding tissues.
Going through the bottom of the follicle will release the energy into the very moist tissues surrounding the hair follicle. As the moisture gradient controls the spread of the heat envelope, releasing energy into the moist lower levels of the derma will give an exaggerated area of heat affect, causing a larger area of damage to tissues to areas that will normally not be affected by electrolysis.
Besides increasing the risks of skin damage, this will cause a higher degree of risks for infections, slower healing, and other complications compared to the results of proper treatment. Penetrating the bottom of the follicle turns a normally uninvasive treatment into an invasive treatment, with an inappropriate increase in risks.
Even if the hairs are being easily released with this type of treatment, this is still resulting in overtreatment and is not a practice that should be followed.
Joanie <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />