Yes I had known of this:
[color:“purple”] Galvanic electrolysis works by causing salt and water in the skin around the probe to be chemically altered to produce a small amount of sodium hydroxide, or lye. Lye is the active ingredient in some crystal drain openers. If enough is produced, it can damage the cells that cause hair growth. The chemical reaction is expressed like this:
NaCl (salt) + H2O (water) + direct current = NaOH (sodium hydroxide) + Cl (chlorine) + H (hydrogen)
Thermolysis works by causing water molecules in the skin around the probe to vibrate, which creates heat. If enough heat is produced, it can damage the cells that cause hair growth.
Blend is based on the theory that lye is more caustic when heated. Theoretically, blend is more effective than other methods if performed correctly. Blend is recommended by several experts, [4, 5, 6] but electrologist skill is by far the most important factor in safe and effective treatment. [/color]
But are all 3 methods done by needle insertion? And what about that tweezer method I mentioned in my first post - does that fall under any of the above categories? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
I’m sorry for asking these questions - it’s just that I haven’t found the answer yet. And I’m certainly not as knowlegeable on the topic as most of the forum members here are… <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />