The SIMPLE method is thermolysis, more specifically, microflash thermolysis. SIMPLE is an acronym which stands for Sequential Inverted Micro Pulsed Led Energy.
First time permanent treatment of a follicle whether it is in the anagen, catagen or telogen phase is highly probable with the SIMPLE technique, thus, regrowth is less. One needs a microflash epilator and one must understand the basic anatomy of a hair follicle in order to place the probe at the top of the dermis. With very high intensity levels and very quick bursts of timing, the entire length of the follicle is treated starting at the top of the follicle and then continuing down with very quick bursts of heat to the bottom of the follicle. The top layer of skin, the epidermis, is not affected if done correctly.
You should not hear crackling sounds or see blanching (whitening of the skin)- this is not acceptable.
Suzanne Anderer CPE is an electrologist and an instructor at the Illinois School of Electrology in Illinois and has demonstrated this technique at the electrology conventions. She has used this method for over three years and I believe she teaches an 8 hour course every Wednesday at her school. She uses a Gentronics epilator, last I heard, which is a good microflash epilator.
Hopefully, your practitioner has received proper instruction and is performing this method correctly. I don’t like the wrinkle description. This can happen if your practitioner over treats an area by working at too high of levels, too close for too long. I wish you would have checked back with us over the last 5 or 6 months to ask about your healing outcome. Did you have scabs or other skin manifestations that didn’t resolve within a week? Of course, I just have to throw in these next comments to cover all bases: habits such as smoking and life style choices such as not getting enough sleep, or tanning and not eating a balanced diet can contribute to poor skin.
Most times, the wrinkles will resolve. If they don’t, see a dermatologist for help.