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Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1 1 ea

 
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Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea
 
2.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (1)

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I've had this for 3 ...

I've had this for 3 months. I noticed the hair getting thinner and not growing back as rapidly. I'm not sure if there is permanent hair removal yet. I have burnt myself a...Read complete review

I've had this for 3 months. I noticed the hair getting thinner and not growing back as rapidly. I'm not sure if there is permanent hair removal yet. I have burnt myself a few times. I get these red little scabs, but they come off without scarring after a few days.

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Definitely works--but read directions!

I have owned an electrolysis machine before (the kind with the needle that inserts into the hair shaft) and this is much easier to use.This product IS effective and, thus, a good...Read complete review

I have owned an electrolysis machine before (the kind with the needle that inserts into the hair shaft) and this is much easier to use.This product IS effective and, thus, a good buy, but with an advisory: You MUST read the directions carefully, and you must grab the hair right at the base. You will know if you have done it properly because you will feel a slight irritation or nerve reaction under the skin, and you will see the conductive gel turn white or foam up a bit. You will also know you are doing it correctly if, after several seconds (on the higher settings), the hair just glides out easily. Also, the hair does need to be at least 1/4" long, I find, to make it easier to grab. The downsides: The conductive gel they give you is less effective, I find, than other conductive gels I've used. I have taken to making my own out of glycerin and saline--you want it runny to optimize conduction, and the gel that comes with this just isn't. Also, the leads really need to be pushed in well and if not, the device just stops working. This is a design flaw that I don't care for. Also, not crazy about needing to push a peddle to trigger the electrical current--should have a button located on the tweezer for this. Additionally, you will need to purchase extra return leads, as you only get a few with this. You can make the ones included last longer by applying a little alcohol to them after use. Lastly, the tweezers can become easily misaligned, which will render this thing useless if you cannot grab the hairs with it, so be careful how you store the device. For [$], it should come with a storage case!All in all, I don't regret buying it.

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5.0

Permanent results

By Kenzington

from L.A

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

        Bought this system years ago and threw it away because I got impatient and it gave me shocks through my face when I would use it because I had braces back then. However I noticed there is a spot above my brows I remember doing and I only treated it once. It has never grown back since. The tweezers are really good to use for non electrolosis purposes as well, and better than tweezerman. Stay away from this if you have braces though. I'm going to repurchase this seeing that it did permanently remove the hair and now that my braces are removed.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        1.0

        broken

        By frogfaced

        from Washington State

        Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

        We received it BROKEN! After spending this much money I would have hoped it would have arrived intacked. The gray cover had pieces falling off and when picked up the whole thing fell apart.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        It works but it's very time consuming...

        By Cass

        from New England, USA

        describe yourself Clean Cut

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Quick Charging Time
        • Quiet
        • Removes Hair
        • Slows Hair Growth
        • Works

        Cons

        • Awkward
        • Can irritate skin
        • Somewhat Bulky
        • Somewhat Difficult to Use
        • Time consuming

        Best Uses

        • Dry Use
        • Permanent Hair Removal

        Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

        I was thinking I'd give this 4 stars but saw what the stars mean and decided it was more of a 3 (Works just fine) star product. First of all, when I received this a few months ago, the tweezers wouldn't touch because the rubberized grippers were too thick. After I slid a nail file between the grippers a few times, the tweezers worked fine (if you do this, be careful not to file too much, as you don't want the metal visible). I was a little worried that the machine would make beeps or other loud noises (I have a dog who becomes obsessed with noises) but it's fairly quiet and doesn't make any beeping noises. As for the actual electrolysis part of it, it seems to work. They recommend you read the instructions carefully before using it and I feel this is a must! Before I got the machine I figured I could hold a hair with tweezers for a minute or longer, no problem. However, after using the machine, I've realized that you have to grab the hair very close to the skin (and oftentimes I end up electrocuting my skin because of this, even though that is not recommended) and you have to use a special conduction gel (included) in order to actually get the electricity to enter into the hair follicle. You need a very steady hand and it seems that, if you don't feel any kind of sensation, you probably are not holding the hair in the correct place. This machine is apparently also used by professionals and can be used with the electrolysis needles (though it says you have to have a license in order to use it with the needles - which are not included). And after using the machine, I now understand why electrolysis is expensive and time consuming. I probably wouldn't really recommend this to a friend, just because I don't think most of my friends would really commit to using it, so it would be a waste of their money. If I were to do it again, I'd probably try one of those laser hair removal machines that you can also buy online (but for two to three times the price) because I would like to try them to see if they work any better / easier. If you do get this, it seems to be easiest to use it at a table or desk. I had been thinking I could maybe do it while watch TV but that is practically impossible for me to do. All in all, it works but takes tons of time and lots of effort and you only really get it through trial and error. If you have the money, go for it. If you can't really afford it, I'd probably just stick to waxing and individual tweezing. =)

         
        1.0

        Stopped working after using 5 times

        By Hope

        from New York

        describe yourself Clean Cut

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

              I purchased this in September 2010, used it 5 times and it has now stopped working and it can't be returned, so I guess I'm out[$], doesn't seem fair.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Definitely works--but read directions!

              By kirnex

              from VA

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Long term results
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use
              • Irritates Skin
              • Leads come undone easily
              • Tweezers can misalign

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

                I have owned an electrolysis machine before (the kind with the needle that inserts into the hair shaft) and this is much easier to use.This product IS effective and, thus, a good buy, but with an advisory: You MUST read the directions carefully, and you must grab the hair right at the base. You will know if you have done it properly because you will feel a slight irritation or nerve reaction under the skin, and you will see the conductive gel turn white or foam up a bit. You will also know you are doing it correctly if, after several seconds (on the higher settings), the hair just glides out easily. Also, the hair does need to be at least 1/4" long, I find, to make it easier to grab. The downsides: The conductive gel they give you is less effective, I find, than other conductive gels I've used. I have taken to making my own out of glycerin and saline--you want it runny to optimize conduction, and the gel that comes with this just isn't. Also, the leads really need to be pushed in well and if not, the device just stops working. This is a design flaw that I don't care for. Also, not crazy about needing to push a peddle to trigger the electrical current--should have a button located on the tweezer for this. Additionally, you will need to purchase extra return leads, as you only get a few with this. You can make the ones included last longer by applying a little alcohol to them after use. Lastly, the tweezers can become easily misaligned, which will render this thing useless if you cannot grab the hairs with it, so be careful how you store the device. For [$], it should come with a storage case!All in all, I don't regret buying it.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                This product doesn't even ...

                By -G

                from TX

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

                This product doesn't even work. I bought it and it will conduct against the other needle but I don't feel anything once I put it to the hair. So it was the biggest waste of money!!!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I bought this machine a ...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

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                Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

                I bought this machine a while ago, and have been pleased with the results. It's a difficult machine to use, but it's professional grade, so that's to be expected. Once I got the hang of it, it was ok.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Difficult to use and not ...

                By shopper

                from los angeles

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

                Difficult to use and not working. I had several professional electrolysis treatments on bikini areas and only have < 30 hairs left. I used the maximum power on every hair for at least 60 sec (black hair). When I pulled lightly with the tweezer, hairs slid out easily just like when you got it done by a professional. I got a few scabs, but that isn't too bad. Two weeks later almost ALL hairs grow back. I'm sure because I didn't have many hairs left, so I know where the hairs used to be. They grow back exactly on the same spots I just removed using the vector. I did get cramps in my hands. For me it's not worth my time and the risk of scarring. I better get it done by someone who is trained to do it.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Anyone who says that the ...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

                Anyone who says that the tweezers are easy to handle either has the patience of Confucius or the dexterity of a surgeon. The tweezers are clumsy and after prolong use causes cramps in the hands. You have to squeeze them tightly to grab a hair. And the time for the hair to burn depends wildly on the person. For me, it takes about a minute to feel any sensation. (I have black hair.) So you can imagine how long it would take to treat a medium-size area. But if you are patient and follow through with the treatment, the hair truly does not come back. (That's why I gave this product a 3-star.) But after doing this for a few times the past 2 months, I found the time factor too demanding. And I get hand cramps if I want to do too many hairs--by too many, I mean maybe 10 hairs. So be aware of these factors before you buy.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Just received this and it ...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Vector Professional Electrolysis Hair Removal System, Model VCTM1, 1 ea:

                Just received this and it was BROKEN!

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