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FDA Consumer Health Information Bulletin

3 May

The United States Food and Drug Administration through its Center for Devices and Radiological Health regulates electrolysis equipment, lasers and other medical equipment. Amid the growing popularity of laser hair removal and the extravagant claims of manufacturers and clinics, the FDA reiterated its position that only electrolysis can permanently remove hair and warned laser clinics against making such claims.

The FDA Consumer Health Information Bulletin of 27 June 2007 states:

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes electrology as providing permanent hair removal. The FDA identification in Title 21, CFR, Sec. 878.5350 for needle-type epilators is: “a device intended to remove the hair by destroying the dermal papilla of a hair”. As no other device for hair removal has the unique identification of “destroying the dermal papilla of a hair”, only electrologists are allowed to claim permanent hair removal in their advertising”.

4 Reasons Electrolysis IS Mainstream

28 Jan
  1. Electrolysis is Permanent.  Waxing, shaving, threading and tweezing are all temporary and hair begins growing back immediately.  Laser and light-based methods may reduce hair, but not ALL hair.  Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal for every color of hair and skin.
  2. Electrolysis is Low Maintenance. After completing a series of treatments you may need an occasional touch up in the event of physiological changes, but previously treated follicles will never produce another hair.
  3. Electrolysis Requires a Short Recovery. Electrolysis is considered non-invasive and gives you fast results.  The best part is that most clients fully recover from the procedure in just a few hours.
  4. Electrolysis is Customizable. After a one-on-one consultation, the electrologist will work to help you complete your hair removal goals – whether it be a few stragglers or a full coverage of unwanted hair.

Infectious Diseases: TAPE 2015

16 May
COMMON COLD 200-400% (People average 2 to 4 colds per year) Colds are contagious, but most electrologists will continue to work.  Handwashing, facemasks and over-the-counter medicine are helpful.
INFLUENZA 62 MILLION Vaccines are available but not always adequate in prevention.Electrologists must take time off.  Rest and fluids are important for a quick recovery.
HSV-2 (GENITAL)HSV-1 (ORAL) 24 MILLION UNKNOWN More than half a million people worldwide have HSV-2.  90% of all people have one or the other of HSV.
HBV 10 TO 30 MILLION .7% transmission from occupational exposures to blood.   (not from needlesticks)
MRSA 1.2 MILLION                                       94 THOUSAND INVASIVE 1 in 3 people carry the staph bacteria.                 2 in 100 people carry MRSA.
C. DIFF 450 THOUSAND Almost all cases are caused by the overuse of antibiotics.
HIV 50 THOUSAND Numbers are stable to decreasing.
HCV 17 THOUSAND Numbers are decreasing.
TB 10 THOUSAND TB is curable, but kills 5000 people every day.
MEASLES UNDER 500 So contagious that 90% of unvaccinated people exposed will get it.