Coated with 24ct, nickel-free Gold. When we introduced Ballet Gold we asked schools around the world to test them in comparison to the stainless steel needles. Gold has many acknowledged medical uses from acupuncture needles to ear piercing posts, and its benefits are clear in electrolysis. Redness and swelling are reduced and the skin rapidly returns to normal after even the most delicate treatments, particularly red vein and skin tag work.
Treatment recommendation: The 24ct gold needle responds to the needs of clients who suffer from allergies and sensitive skin and whose skin reacts negatively to standard stainless steel probes. (Note: A rare gold allergy does exist. Be sure that in your intake interview with your client you ask about this.)
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Myth: A flexible needle equals a good insertion.
Reality: Good training and a well-made needle tip equal a good insertion. The relative flexibility of the needle is unimportant.
Myth: Flexing during insertion show an incorrect angle of insertion, and nothing else.
Reality: Flexing may show poor insertion angle, or poor tip shape or finish. Whatever the type of needle, the well-trained electrologist will feel resistance and re-direct the needle regardless of the amount the needle flexes. Many electrologists prefer the control of a stiffer needle.
Myth: A stiff needle will pierce the follicle wall.
Reality: Any needle can pierce the follicle wall in the hands of an inexperienced electrologists. However, a sharp or poorly finished needle will pierce the follicle wall more easily than a well-made one. The skill of the electrologist is paramount.
Myth: A flexible needle follows the curve of a “distorted follicle”.
Reality: Even the most “flexible” needle is made of hard, stiff stainless steel. The follicle, on the other hand, is soft, pliable tissue. Work by Dr. James Schuster demonstrates that there is no such thing as the distorted follicle shown in so many popular charts. In any case, the follicle molds itself to the shape of the needle, not vica versa.