What is the difference?

What is the difference in the method used, between galvanic, thermolysis and blend?

Are all of them of the same efficiency?

I did have electrolysis, the electrologist used to pierce with a needle then remove (not actually pluck) the hair with tweezers.

But she also had a machine which she used on the more sensitive areas, and this machine was just tweezers - it made a smell of burning hair - and the hair was held for only 2 or 3 seconds. And there was no actual ‘plucking’ either - the hair just slid out with the tweezers.

Nobody knows?

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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="" />

If you are not inserting a fine wire probe into the follicle you are NOT performing Proven Permanent Hair Removal.

Tweezer methods do not actually lead to permanent hair removal. It is scientifically impossible for those machines to accomplish permanent hair removal. There are many practitioners who have been fooled into believing they can work, but that doesn’t change the fact that they don’t work.