If you’re like most people you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about unwanted hair except maybe how to get rid of it. And why, after you do, it always comes back so fast
So let’s start by understanding the hair growth cycle and why it’s so important to effective and lasting hair removal.
It’s a hairs life
Hair goes through a 3 distinct phases:
This is the active phase. The root is connected to the follicle and hair growth occurs.
In this transitional stage, the hair shaft begins to pull away from the root as hair growth begins to stop.
This is regarded as the resting phase. The shaft and root are completely separated and no hair growth occurs.
To make matters more complicated, all three phases are occurring at the same time. This means that at any given moment, the hair on your leg will be in all three stages at the same time – some are in anagen and just growing away, others in catagen and telogen. And there is no way of knowing which is which. For long-term hair removal to work, the only way to damage the root and inhibit hair growth is to catch it in the anagen phase, when the root is connected to the hair shaft. And that’s why the longer you use no!no! the more effective it will be.
Now, we’re ready to talk about…
The Thermicon™ Effect
In our search for a totally safe and painless method for removing unwanted hair we decided to turn the whole concept around and develop something new and completely different – Thermicon™ Technology. The development of a proprietary patented thermodynamic wire to transmit this heat to the hair and built in safety mechanisms has enabled Radiancy to adapt this professional technology to a home use product.
Thermicon™ works on the thermal principle of heat transference. A gentle pulse of heat is conducted down the hair follicle. The hair is then separated close to the skin while the signal continues to travel down into the follicle where hair growth takes place. The more often this happens, the more effective the treatment is.
Although they happen almost simultaneously, the Thermicon™ effect on the follicle can be broken down into 3 distinct phases.
First Contact is when the thermal wire from the Thermicon™ Tip touches the hair, singing it and removing it up until the skin. This is when the thermal signal is in its strongest state.
The thermal signal crystallizes, or turns to ash, the uppermost part of the hair in the hair follicle. Crystallization may temporarily leave coarse residual hair that can feel prickly to the touch.
The thermal signal continues down the follicle and into the root where it is thought to disrupt cell communication considered responsible for hair growth.
The Heat Advantage
Thermicon™ is a heat based technology, and uses no light. Lasers and IPL technologies rely on light and the heat generated by light to achieve their hair removal goals. The light used by these methods is drawn to the melanin in the hair follicle. Light, grey and white hair has no melanin and is very hard to treat as it may not be affected at all by the applied light. With darker skin types, the contrast between the melanin in the skin and the melanin in the hair follicle may not be enough to safely and effectively remove hair without burning or other side-effects, like changes in the skin color.
no!no! bypasses these problems by using Thermicon™ technology. No radiation. No skin color or hair type discrimination. It can be used safely and effectively by everyone.
Clinical Evaluation of Handheld Self-treatment Device for Hair Removal
James M. Spencer, MD
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2007; 6(08)
Thermicon Clinical Evaluation no!no! Hair Removal System
Rodolfo G. Klein, Dermatologist