My clients would occasionally ask me what modality and setting I use when working on a particular area of their body. They would also let me know what setting were used by an electrologist they visited before.
Any information regarding former electrolysis treatments are useful but unless the previous electrologist had the same computerized epilator, the previously used setting cannot be reapplied.
There are many reasons why those earlier treatment settings are not applicable. Some of them are: non-compatible epilators, the level of client’s “pain tolerance” and the skin condition at the time of the electrolysis treatment.
Electrologists would use certain modality and settings when it produces good results in permanently removing unwanted hairs, but those settings are not constant and vary from treatment to treatment.
Let’s first see what certain terms mean.
Modality: the selection of the treatment technique.
Thermolysis: A technique using lower intensity and longer timing in the range one hundredth of a second.
Pulse H.F: The number of time the short-wave current will be applied during one insertion.
Setting: adjusted time duration in hundredths of second and intensity, which is calibrated in percentage from 1% to maximum 99% .
My experience with Dectro’s Apilus Senior professional computerized epilator is very good. Most of the time I am using thermolysis modality.
The thermolysis also called short-wave or high-frequency is a very fast modality of electro-epilation. It uses high-frequency current to produce heat inside the follicle and electro-coagulate the tissue surrounding the needle.
Simplicity and speed is a definite advantage of this modality. Its effectiveness, however, depends not only on the correct settings but on many other factors such are: correct insertion, size of the needle, type of hair treated and moisture level in the tissue surrounding the hair and the needle.
It is the surrounding tissue that becomes heated by the oscillating current and not the needle. The needle acts as a transmitter for the current to produce the necessary heat. That heat will coagulate the tissue surrounding the needle and the bulbous area of the hair and enable us to remove the hair permanently.
Even though thermolysis requires greater precision and accuracy on insertion than other modalities, it shows fewer contraindications and is more comfortable.