Electric Tweezers Hair Removal

Electric Tweezers And Treatments With Them Should Be Avoided By All Consumers!


Since 1976, there have been 25 brands of electric tweezers cleared by FDA, and in 22 years, there has been no clinical data proving permanence. On October 8, 1998, the FDA stated this about the electric tweezer category: "FDA acknowledges that there is no statistically significant scientific data available at this time to support promotional claims of permanent or long-term removal of hair through use of the device."

Electric tweezers are a tool used in depilation. They work like regular tweezers except that they are attached to an electrical current. Electric tweezers were patented in 1959 by Elizabeth Fozard and hailed by promoters as a "painless and permanent" alternative to electrolysis. However, unlike electrolysis, there is no direct contact between the follicle and electricity. Although sold widely for home and professional use, electric tweezers are not considered an effective method of permanent hair removal. There are three types :

Electric Tweezers Hair Removal

1. Ultrasound (Radio Frequency) Tweezers

These tweezers claim that a modified alternating current will travel all the way down to the hair's root and grasp the hair. The hair follicle is then damaged by electricity, and thus, the hair is removed. This product was first introduced in 1959 and does not have any substantial medical proof. Even after the directive of US FTC, the product still exists in the market under the new phrase as "ultrasound" tweezers.

Brands :


IGIA Tweezer System
Total Perfection
Finally Free
Forever Free
Hair Tronics HT8000

2. Galvanic Electric Tweezers

It use direct current. This type also claims its current can reach the hair's root and function the same as regular galvanic electrolysis. However, there is yet to be supported by scientific evidence. They also claim that the FDA has allowed them to sell these devices for permanent hair removal.



GHR (Guaranty)
AHRS (American Hair Removal Systems) TE 629 and TE 429

3. Transdermal Electrolysis

These companies originally sold galvanic tweezers, but found that the same temporary effect could be achieved without the tweezer. These claim that direct current can travel down a hair when the skin is coated in gel and an electrified Q-tip is touched to the skin. They claim enough current reaches the root of a hair to work just like galvanic needle electrolysis. However, hair conductivity tests have proven that this claim cannot be true.



AHRS (American Hair Removal Systems) TE 629 and TE 429
Aavexx 100, 300 and 500

Electric Tweezers

Electric Tweezers Marketed In The U.S.

Dapelle - Wellquest Intl., Inc.
Emjoi Beauty - Mobit, Inc.
Feminique Sonic - Global TV Concepts, Ltd.
Sonique - Global TV Concepts, Ltd.
Finally Free - Mehl/Group Marketing
IGIA System - Igia Direct, Inc.
Epi 2 - Universal Hair Removal System, Inc.
Commander Mark II System - The Helene Edgar Corp.
Epilator - Burke Neutech, Inc.
Hair Tronics Model HT8000 - Global Tronics International, Inc.
Guaranty - Stephens Mfg. Co.
AHRS Epilator 629 - American Hair Removal System Co.
Epilator 8500 - Lois Yee Cosmetics, Inc.
Nemdi - Nemectron Medical, Inc.
Softepil - Nemectron Medical, Inc.
Depilator, Derma-I & II - Electro-Kinetic Eng/Mfg
DPA 207 - Persona
Debutron - Martin Electric Co.
Epilation Type Device - Mehl, Thomas L.
Depilatory, Electronic - Dura Corp.
Electronic Depilatory Model 101 - Electronic Depilatory, Inc.
Electronic Depilatory Model 202 - Electronic Depilatory, Inc.
Electronic Depilatory Model 303 - Electronic Depilatory, Inc
Kenatron Epilator - Epilator Corp.
Permatron Electrolysis Machine - Epco Corp.

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