The tapered blade, unique to Laurier probes, provides superior flexibilty. The blade hugs the curve of the follicle, guiding the tip directly to the root area. The tip is rounded to prevent perforation of the follicle wall, "parking" the probe in the bottom of the follicle, right where it belongs. The insulation concentrates the epilator's energy at the exposed tip, efficiently destroying the follicle while protecting the surrounding tissue.
The Laurier IBP with "Kelly" Tip is an excellent choice for shallow insertions on extra-sensitive areas like the upper lip. The shorter exposed tip makes a world of difference to client comfort, reducing (or even eliminating!) the need for topical anesthetics or dental blocks.
Perfect insertions, perfect treatments, perfect results - every time.
There is a real Kelly behind the "Kelly" Tip! Kelly Morrissy, LE, CPE, a fantastic electrologist with over 20 years experience contacted us with an idea. She'd been doing some experimenting and believed that a small change to exposed tip length would make a big difference to comfort when removing shallow hairs. It sounded good to us, so we made up a batch of probes that incorporated her ideas and gave them to the electrologist community to try out. The feedback was overwhelmingly, wildly positive and the "Kelly" Tip entered production in 2013. This is a great example of what happens when expert practioners collaborate with expert engineers. We're honored that Kelly chose Laurier to implement her amazing idea.
Because of the intense concentration of the heat at the tip of the Probe during use, materials from the skin tend to adhere more so than you have been accustomed to with a bare needle or one whose insulation is transparent to RF current. This adherence is how you can tell that you are getting effective treatment. It indicates that sufficent heat has been applied at the follicle root to cause coagulation.
When using the Insulated Probe, coagulation does take place at the tip of the probe and adherence of material is unavoidable. It is, therefore, imperative that the Probe be cleaned often by pinching in a sterile cotton ball wet with sterile water, alcohol, or Zephiran Chloride solution. Unless this is done often the Probe will build up dried oil, etc, and become difficult to insert. The Laurier Insulated Bulbous probe may also be sterilized by dry heat or autoclave as required by CA and NJ law among others.