Introduction to Modified Blend
This is permanent method of hair removal by destroying the hair bulb.
Temporary methods are shaving, threading, waxing, plucking, de-epilatory creams & pumice stone.
- Pseudofolliculitis barbae
- Ingrowing hair
- Bikini Line
- Keloidal tendency
- Cardiac problems like fibrillation
Types of Electroepilation
Depending on the type of electric current used electroepilation is characterized into 3 types;
- Electrolysis (chemolysis) using direct (galvanic) current.
- Thermolysis using high frequency alternating current
- Blend using combination of both direct and alternating current.
A needle is inserted into follicular opening down to level of follicular germinative cells. The electric current destroys these cells along with dermal papillae.
- Depth of needle insertion.
- Moisture content of hair follicle.
- Intensity and duration of current.
- Anagen v/s Telogen.
- Follicular shape.
Direct Galvanic Current (low voltage/high amperage).
Alternate current-two electrodes are used to disperse the current.
The treating electrode is attached to negative pole (cathode) and inserted in the hair follicle while dispersing electrode is attached to positive pole (anode) which is held against patients bare skin to complete the circuit.