I recently saw an ad citing a published report in a clinical journal. This uncontrolled experiment followed electric tweezers for nine weeks.
Bjerring P, Egekvist H, Blake T. Skin Research and Technology 1998;4:196-9.
I wrote to Henrik Egekvist, MD, PhD and got this reply (he answers are in bold):
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Are the facts of this advertisement correct? It states:
You tested electric tweezers on 10 patients
You observed 60% hair reduction with electric tweezers 9 weeks after treatment.
You observed a pain rating of 13 for electric tweezers.
[b]Yes, but important 13 on a pain rating scale from 0-100 (13 corresponding to mild pain).
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[ March 24, 2004, 12:48 AM: Message edited by: Andrea ]