Manufacturers have developed over the years electrolysis devices that use various radiofrequencies to generate the heat necessary for permanent hair removal. Over the last 10 years or so, the 27.12 MHz radiofrequency has established itself as the gold standard. But why exactly?
The 27.12 MHz radiofrequency is first and foremost about speed. Thanks to its ultrafast polarity switch from positive to negative (represented by its 27 million cycles per second), tissue coagulation occurs two times faster than with conventional epilators operating at 13,56 MHz, and five times faster than 5 MHz devices. This allows for extremely quick application times – measured in mere thousands of a second.
…for Comfort’s Sake
Such speed not only means that results come faster; they also make treatment more comfortable. Research has shown that at 27.12 MHz, destruction is concentrated close to the probe, where germ cells are located. Since neighboring tissues are spared from the heat, optimum comfort is achieved. Comparatively speaking, heat is diffused more broadly at 5 MHz. It goes deeper into the dermis, causing more irritation, and therefore more discomfort. To this, one may add that the 27.12 MHz frequency allows for improved absorption capabilities in the water molecules contained in the follicle. Less power output is therefore necessary to provide the same hair removal treatment at a lower frequency. In other words, at equal power levels, the 27.12 MHz signal needs to be applied for a shorter amount of time, which makes it that much more comfortable.
An Invaluable Asset
By promising faster, more efficient, and more pleasant treatments, it is no wonder that 27.12 MHz devices, such as the Apilus xCell should be in such high demand. And even the key to in electroepilation always is in the hands of the electrologist (especially the skill with which she can make the insertions), it would be foolish not to avail ourselves of the wonderful competitive advantages that such technological advances provide to us.