question about various electrolysis methods

i recently visited the web page of a beauty salon where they say they offer the following electrolysis methods: “Blend , multiplex , omniblend , microflash”. ok i know what blend is, but what about the other three? are they effective? i have never seen them being mentioned in posts here.

They are just variations on the modalities you mentioned.

This practitioner obvioulsy has an Apilus Machine. Probably a senior or SX-500.

Multi-plex allows one to create a setting where a computer controlled set of thermolysis bursts arranged in a set pattern tap out a cumulative high impact treatment for tough hairs without blasting the person with all that energy in one blast.

Omniblend does something similar for blend.

thanks james for the quick reply. yes, i called them a few minutes ago and they told me they are using an apilus machine. is this an effective machine that you would recommend? is it an american brand?

sounds a little scary though, it seems as if the computer is doing all the work. wouldnt it better use a non-computerized machine where the electrologist can determine intensity and time? what if you have an area where hair are of different type and texture, for example some are coarse and some are fune vellus hair? can the computer alter by itself the settings as you move from a fine hair to a coarse one and vise-versa?

Apilus Machines are made in Canada by Dectro International. I do recommend them highly.

Computerized machines are the best machines, in my opinion, because the electrologist makes the treatment setting and the computer makes sure to do exactly that setting for as many insertions as the electrologist makes, before changing the setting. If all the hairs treated are of the same type, the same setting should treat the all, and when the next type is targeted, the setting will be changed, and those removed. The computer can execute bursts of energy that a human foot tapping on a foot pedal simply could not replicate, and if one could, then one could not replicate it perfectly again and again over an hour or three of treatment.

No, the computer can not go rouge and change the treatment settings on its way to taking over the world, that’s only on the Sci-Fi Channel Late Night Movie <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

i am glad to hear apilus is a good machine. i finally found a lady who has been practicing electrolysis for 25 years now. i have scheduled an appointment for consultation and patch test next friday, to allow the hair on my cheeks i’ve been tweezing to grow back so she can evaluate my situation. but i strongly doubt it that it will leave no scars no matter how masterful she is and how good her equipment is. my hair are fine, and cheek skin is very soft compared to upper lip or chin. and i am scared to death of scars, pits and burns. i also read a post in another forum that when thermolys is administered on fine hair/shallow follicles, a phenomenon known as “high-frequency blow-out” can vaporize the mouth of the follicle and result in permanent scarring. is that true?

What you heard is true, but if your lady is any good, she won’t let this happen to you.

Please make sure that when you are finished, and you are happy, and you have no scars, that you find this post, and tell us all from your own fingers typing on the keyboard that it worked for you, and that you have no scarring.


the electrologist i am seeing seems to be doing good job. she is fast, has many happy clients and i have seen good results on my friend. but one week after treatment, i see some light pink dots on my face. i don’t know if it is normal or if they will ever fade. she uses a new probe everytime, but i had taken home with me the probe we used the first time, and i just noticed it has expired on april 2004! how can a probe expire? was that dangerous for my skin?

You are in no real danger.

Probes are sterilized, and then packaged, or, they are sterilized in the package. What the expiration date tells us is when the packaging is no longer guaranteed to be impermeable. At that point, if the package actually does take in any air, what ever bacteria, or germs are in that air can now contaminate the probe, and the space around it.

So if the seal magically breaks at 12:01 the day after the expiration date, AND you have E. Coli floating around in the air around you, then you may have a problem. In general, while not the best thing in the world, most packages of “Expired” probes, are still safe to use, but you can’t be sure. That’s why they are expired.

one week after treatment, i see some light pink dots on my face. i don’t know if it is normal or if they will ever fade.

The light pink dots are normal. They will fade away. It’s important to use sunscreen on your face so the dots don’t darken with the sun in the meantime.