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February 1992

Cosmetic and Medical Electrolysis and Temporary Hair Removal

Author Affiliations

Newtonville, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(2):286. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680120162037

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This reference book consists of 480 pages, weighs 1.31 kg, has over 100 illustrations, and is a two-color text. The text is written for an international market of practicing electrologists, physicians, nurses, cosmetologists, students of these professions, beauty suppliers, and libraries. There are two sections: the "Practice Manual" consists of 35 chapters; the "Reference Guide" consists of 12 chapters.

Chapters 1 through 6 of the "Practice Manual" consist of an introduction, a history of electrolysis, and a discussion of skin and hair anatomy. Unique features of this section are the hair growth table and detailed discussion of the practice of electrolysis. The authors have included their own recommendations on effective permanent hair removal.

Chapters 7 through 16 cover some unique features, such as pretreatment shaving, pretreatment and posttreatment care, and discussion on how to hold and insert the probe (needle). Although the description and illustrations of holding the probe are

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