Do Laser At-Home Systems Really Work, and more

As I’m writing this post, I am appreciating the hot weather we are getting this month here in Oregon. It is not every day that we reach ninety or so until we get to June. To-morrow I am headed for my next laser appointment, and to stay on the safe side, I am staying away from the sun until I can get approval from the operator who will be administering the treatment.
So, the first question is, do laser at-home systems really work as well as the professional ones? Like electrolysis, people are trying to invent portable versions of the real thing, claiming that it’s light-weight flexibility will allow you to treat all areas without having your hands and arms getting tired. They also say that these devices can be used anywhere, any time. Already there are systems that use Alexandrite and diode lasers, but some may still use Ruby (no longer used) or intense pulse light configurations, thereby making it harder to use on people with different skin-hair combinations. Some are using broadband laser technology, which is the best that one can get because they can be made to use in any kind of circumstance. Currently, the most popular items being marketted today are the No!No! System, the Tria Beauty system, the Remington and Silk’n systems. For the purposes of this post, however, I will discuss the Tria and NoNo. A good blog article talks about the other systems in more detail: http://­www.beyondtalk.net/­home-hair-removal/­#comment-41942
No!No claims that it can treat all skin and hair types, but many people, as you will see in this video, said that it was like using a lighter on their skin and buffing the result with a large sandpaper. http://youtu.be/NaSiTMLzUSE
I should point out that treated hair roots should be left to grow and fall out on its own. Manipulating the hair can be painful and will also result in other problems with the hair follicles.
To find out what was real and what wasn’t, I decided to do some investigating to see how the mechanism of action worked for these types of items, and compare them to professional machine configurations. You might be thinking, after having read my previous post, that it would be nearly impossible to install a five-hundred-pound machine in your house with an examining table when you could just rest in your own bed and use a smaller version of the same system. I had the opportunity to test out the Tria Laser Precision, and I examined the technical specifications on the back of the manual to look at the numberings as well.
The Tria Beauty Laser Hair Removal Precision that I tested was equipped with three treatment levels, which determined the pulse intensity and duration that it would administer. On low, the device emitted a pulse that lasted about a hundred twenty-five milliseconds. On mediumm, the pulse was about two hundred fifty milliseconds long, and on high, five hundred. However, this device could not burn any hairs on or underneath the skin because it was not using the recommended configuration of three pulses, with an adjustable duration and delay counter. For this reason, the Tria did not cause burnt hair odour.
I tried to use this device with a numbing gel called Greencaine, but the result was that the contact sensor, located underneath the treatment window was blocked, so that it caused the device to send out flashes even if it wasn’t placed on the skin.
This unit only had one button, which was used to activate it for the first time, power it up, shut it off, and change the treatment levels. The only way I could tell which treatment level it was set to was by placing it on my skin and feeling the pulse, which would not be the best way unles I wanted to risk getting burned. It would be useful if Tria made it more accessible by making it possible to hear the tones. For example, a low tone would indicate that you had it on low, and a high tone would mean that you had it on high.
I was surprised that the unit came with a USB cable, which made me wonder if it was possible to hack into it and change its parameters, but when I plugged it into my laptop, my computer didn’t make any sound to let me know that a new device was plugged in. Instead, it started charging the unit.
The Tria Beauty Laser Hair Removal Precision was shaped like a cylinder, with a rounded treatment window that was curved, making it easier for one to put on their skin. It also came with a cooling fan, which was turned on immediately when I unlocked the unit with the skin sensor, also located underneath the treatment window.
When I looked over the No!No quickstart guide, it stated that topical preparations and any other skin products should not be applied prior to treatment. The thermal discharge can spark many flammable objects like nitrous oxide and other analgesic items. It also indicated that having a stubbly area to work with would be preferred than an area full of hair.
I asked myself this question. Is it possible for an experienced laser operator to use a professional laser system and treat themselves with it? Yes, they can, according to my laser operator.
So, what kind of configuration do these lasers use? Take a look at the web site to learn about the different kinds of configurations that are out there. I don’t know if it lists any particular manufacturers that make state-of-the-art systems, but you can at least begin from there. http://www.realself.com/question/whats-best-laser-hair-removal
From what I can see, the No!No uses special thermicon tips, which are capable of administering thermal energy within the infra-red spectrum–I may be wrong on this, but here is another link that can explain more. It’s not a professional resource, so I cannot guarantee that it will suffice. http://www.slideshare.net/KennGee/the-thermicon-effect-a-nono-hair-removal-secret-find-out-how-it-works
It’s primary focus is compressing the heat into as much as possible before delivering the pulse to the hair. I am convinced that the No!No is no more painful than lighting hair on fire, especially since their web site claimed that the procedure would be painless, but nothing is painless unless a person was immune to pain itself. Another disadvantage of the No!No is that it is so small that I cannot imagine that it would last long if one were to use it for quite a while. The thermicon tips certainly don’t last long at all. If you wanted to replace your tips, you would end up having to buy an entirely new No!No system. I do not recommend this product to anyone, unless they wanted to test it and make modifications to it. Like always, cheaper things tend to work better than more expensive things, since the primary focus is on making money, not on the actual treatment. No!No is able to make your hair burn and smoke and give you that familiar burnt hair smell. Hair is made up of proteins, just like meat, and this is one of the reasons why this kind of material releases aroma particles into the air that we breathe when it is set on fire.
Why do we have different skin colours and types than other people? If you look back at the time you studied anatomy and physiology of the skin, you might remember that sunlight is mainly the reason people adapt, and depending on the regions of the world, people will have more resistance to ultraviolet radiation than others. Obviously, people with darker skins have better resistance than those who have lighter skins. Those with higher melanocytes produce more melanim, which gives the skin a tan. Those with fair skins do not produce as much melanim, and therefore they would burn more easily. Human skin is never black and white, according to Neil Harbisson’s Human Colour Wheel. It is always between red and yellow, or light and dark shades and tints of orange. Bone structures and shapes are also dependent on racial backgrounds, all of which get genetically predisposed into future gametes. So, light amplification by stimulating and emitting radiation uses compressed photons to target only the dark areas, but at the same time, leaving the light ones intact. With newer equipment, broadband lasers and IPL’s can go deeper into the skin and target dark and light hairs, and a somewhat dark or olive-coloured skin combination. For a person to understand this concept, one must know a bit of physics involving how atoms and molecules work, and a bit of chemistry in terms of nuclear fusions and eventually come up with a raport between the client and the laser technician.
As stated in Mom, I need to Be a Girl, electrolysis and laser hair removal are more of an art practice than science, but I would say it is both, hence the term STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).
Next up, do state-of-the-art machines and at-home systems have the same amount of power? No. State-of-the-art machines are capable of doing serious damage if the power was turned to the max, and its intensity can be so strong that people would be able to see the flash for more than several miles away. People are already using lasers as weapons against enemy planes to blind the pilots in hopes of bringing them down. The at-home systems only use enough power to treat areas and not cause accidental or intentional harm to oneself or others. So the question is, why would one need so much power to treat hair with a monstrous device? Many systems are already becoming more portable, especially those that weigh more than six hundred kilos on wheels. Some professional technicians can bring their equipment home and treat the client instead. http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/how-to-become-a-laser-hair-removal-technician.html
Like electrology, a person has to undergo training to become a certified electrologist and or laser operator. If you are a self-motivated individual who is capable of administering your own treatment, go for it. I heard a lot about people doing self-surgeries and self-administrations in the medical industries and many have been successful despite the fact that professionals frowned upon them. No one should tell a person what they can and can’t do, since they are not that person to begin with. Only they can tell what their abilities and disabilities are. Some may require another person to do it for them simply because it just takes too much work. Doctors cannot legally diagnose themselves and their families. They usually need a fellow doctor to diagnose illness for them. One reason people don’t do a good job is because people spend time looking rather than using their other senses. As blind people, we learn to use those other senses. One of the things I learnt was that feeling outrules seeing.
I digressed big time in that last section, so I’ll get back on topic. People say that using both electrolysis and laser systems have side effects. There are many reasons why there are possible side effects, but I am convinced that many of these are preventable. Some are because the person is not responding well to the treatment. Some are caused by mutations of both skin and hair problems that make up the cells of skin and hair, which can lead to serious problems if not treated. The side effects are endless, and there are so many risks factors that can lead to each one that it will take forever for me to write down each one and explain its’ possible origin here. Suffice it to say that people should normally be fine after a treatment, as long as they are in good health and if the operator does the job well. Long-time operators will have a lot more experience than newer ones. Take a look at this article From The New York Times:
Laser Hair Removal’s Risks
The treatments can cause severe burns and disfiguring injuries, and a rising percentage of lawsuits involve operators who are not physicians.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/laser-hair-removals-risks/
A quick question that popped into my mind was, why does it take eight weeks before you can get another treatment done, when you only have to wait a week or two at a time when using an at-home device? I suspect that this difference has to do with the fact that the professional machines have a lot more power than the little ones, as stated above.
Can laser surgery be used to remove ingrown eyelashes or such in other parts of the body? Normally, I would not recommend that laser surgery be used on the eyes because you would have to be put under, and it would also be extremely painful. Electrolysis was invented when the doctor found out that it had a great effect for visible ingrown eyelashes. For invisible ingrown eyelashes, however, surgeons would have to use a small beam that would hopefully destroy the damaged area using CO2, Argon, Xenon, or such laser gasses. The latter can be used to treat other skin anomalies, such as spider veins, anti-ageing, etc.
So, how do we know what is best for us? I believe in the KISS principle, so I intend on making this post as simple as possible for the average reader to understand. There are a few things that I will explain which hopefully makes sense when you picture it in your mind. Laser works in terms of wavelength and heat intensity. What does it mean when someone says, this is set to seven hundred fifty-five NM with three pulses that covers a large area. I should point out that the larger the light guide, the more effective and the lower the energy you will need to perform a successful treatment. This is because if you used a smaller light guide, there is a chance that scattered light would escape the target area, and you would have to repeat on the area more frequently with a higher setting. If you used one big pulse of energy, this could damage the skin than if smaller, more rapid pulses were administered, which would build up heat underneath the skin for the hair to burn. Lasering is not painful, but it is uncomfortable because of the very close heat. If the heat became too intense or if the hairs were very thick, then yes, it could be painful. This is because dark hairs will be absorbing the heat more than anything else. Light guides have a filter that only permit the red light to be administered through the glass, but the resulting flash becomes white in our eyes. If you ever used a magnifying glass to burn leaves or to kill bugs, the glass provides a similar principle. The sun’s energy gets compressed in the glass and it would project the result on the other side. Imagine large mirrored solar panels, with sunlight pouring down on large boilers. The concentrated energy from the sun heats up the water, which causes turbines to spin, which results in generating electricity.
to know how wavelengths work, imagine one straight line with two points. Think about geometry, when you studied lines, and how you learnt if they were finite or infinite. To the left is point A, and to the right is point B. If you don’t already know, a nanometre is smaller than a micrometre, which is smaller than a millimetre, a centimetre, a decimetre, and a metre. There is usually a scale, or increment that is used as a way to demonstrate how many nanometres you have passed before you get to the next point. Below that line, you will see wavy lines that repeat over and over as it makes its way to the end of the line. The number of repitition determines the frequency of that particular wave. Since most laser systems use red light, this would be around four hundred thirty billion cycles per second, or such in one wavelength, wel over forty-two octaves higher than sound waves. Not to mention that light is electromagnetic and sound is mechanical. The length of this wave is able to start and stop at the desired target without going too deep into the skin to where it could do more damage.
In conclusion, I would not say that all systems are suited for everybody, and that includes home systems as well. Laser hair removal is definitely becoming more popular, a lot more than electrolysis because of how easy it is to zap hairs with light and or heat. As I said before, I believe it is up to the person who is self-motivated to learn how to operate and complete the necessary guidelines to become a beautician and being able to administer treatment on themselves and on others. Many people aren’t willing to help others, as I said before, according to John Locke’s philosophy, so it is important that we balance out how selfish or how unselfish we should be. One useful link that can be helpful can be found at http://www.oprah.com/style/The-Facts-About-Laser-Hair-Removal
I hope that you have found these links useful and I hope you are able to make decisions that work best for you in the future. Remember, everyone is different, but there will always be commonality between people who share the same passion.

Recent Updates

It’s been a month since I posted here, so I thought I would give you some updates as to what’s going on. I have done some research in psychosis, psychopathy, neurosis and neuroticism using every mode of understanding to come to a conclusion to figure out if any of these traits can be genetically-predisposed. I will be making a few changes to my novel before I do anything else with it. I attended my first laser hair removal appointment and I will be talking about that shortly, in comparison to electrology.
First, however, I’ll start by saying that last week my computer underwent a major crash, so I may have to post from my iOS device until I figure out how to restore my computer to the state it was before it crashed. Please expect long delays and slow responses as I am doing my best to stay atop my notifications.
Let’s start out with some interesting findings in the world of psychopathy. One of the things I was looking into was how language as opposed to science could rewire the brain’s ability to rebuild haways on the map, and how each bridge that intersect these highways can carry bits of information at a time. With the psychopaths, people have complete left-brained activity and almost no right-brained activity at all. This is why psychopaths are mainly objective and use a lot of language, and have a lot of fight-and-flight responses in their systems, such as serial killers and people who like to gossip about drama. The opposite of psychopathy is neuroticism, and psychosis and neurosis are different terms. Psychopathic people can be very good, actually, but most people associate them as being bad people. Imagine an emergency situation where a person got injured. A neurotic would go into a nervous and or emotional breakdown while a psychopath would remain calm and be able to help the person.
How people become psychopathic or neurotic is very questionable, since it can be caused by environmental factors as well as genetic predisposition, such as dealing with family situations, being exposed to certain crowds for a long period of time, among many others. I believe in the balance of both nature and nurture, because everything comes from everything else.
I have come up with a balance between honesty and the power to make a person feel good or bad using the words that you use, because it’s not a matter of what you say, but it is how you say it that counts. Back in December I have talked about ways to deal with situations in which you may be in a disagreement. I have gotten a new perspective wich I just said above. In today’s culture we have neurotics who have nothing in their minds except to bring attention to themselves about the people they talk to behind their backs, and with blind people, it is easy for them to spy on other blind people. Most, if not all neurotics use emotions to empathise their most fundamental character of that person. If the person happens to be rude, their emotions would amplify that a great deal. I have spied on a lot of my former friends and I have heard what they were talking about without them knowing that I was even there, since I was careful to squelch my identifiers, such as gait recognition, smell, breathing and sighing patterns, etc to hide from the radar. I could either let things go by or bring it to their attention, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I may even have a voice recorder to show proof that I was there when it happened. However, I have seen people where they would claim that they knew I was there all along, they just chose not to acknowledge my presence.
I was thinking, instead of doing the obvious with these psychopaths or neurotics, what if we could induce a form of alternative therapy to stimulate their right brains, and using something to exercise their left brains, such as using aroma therapy or something other than popular music that will force the way their thought patterns work to be changed. Maybe use simple cognitive exercises to bring out the logical and rational side of that person. Being too left-brained or too right-brained is bad for you. I believe in middle-brained activity. I believe that there is a big difference between tricking and forcing. We all know that forcing is wrong, but tricking is more questionable. Surely you cannot force children to eat their vegetables, but you can trick them by hiding them in parts of their food that they would not bother to look. I believe the same concept could apply here. Brainwashing is when you control the way someone thinks against their own will, but many people think that torture is brainwashing, and that I am against. I believe you can brainwash someone without forcing them to do what you want them to do. Hypnosis is something that requires moral and ethical values if it is to be practised. I always thought we would be spending tons of money to waste on prisoners who hardly reform, and there is the possibility that no matter how many times you brain wash them, their old habits could come back. In that case, what should we do? Permanently alter their hormone productions. About a few years ago, I heard on the news about a five-year-old boy who was extremely dangerous that he could stab and kill people if he wanted to. What happened since then I know not, but I suspect that he had a major hormone or neurotransmitter imbalance that could have been altered if people stopped seeing the obvious.
Something that just came to my mind was transgender hypnosis. I have heard cases where a person could try to evoke the opposite gender from within their mind while in a hypnotic state, and I was looking to see if this could be of further use in those wishing to be transgender to enhance their creativity. I have also done some research in the BDSM culture to learn what kind of practices people did.
Yesterday was Easter, as we all know, but in case many don’t, yesterday was also 4-20 day, a day celebrated in drug culture, and it could have been Hitler’s birthday. I thought it to be ironic that such a tradition would fall on a religious holiday. I wonder if there are any other holidays that coincided with other events such as this?
As I said before, I had my first laser hair removal appointment, and I would like to talk about how my particular experience was like. Please note that there may be variants, so they may not always be in this order, and the equipment being used vary widely as well. I will say that the machine that was used is a state-of-the-art five-hundred-pound machine with a hand piece attached to a light guide that come in various sizes. It uses a broadband configuration that consists of heat intensity and wavelength adjustments, and comes with several safety features. This machine was made in Israel by a company named Lumenis Aesthetics. The purpose of laser hair removal is to use light amplification by stimulating and emitting radiation to compress the frequencies of light into as small as possible, hence why it’s called concentrated energy. Once the button is pressed, a discharge of nuclear fusion takes place, where the thermal energy is directed into the desired area covered with gel. This particular machine discharged three distinct flashes at a rate of forty-fifty-two point five hertz, which, for hearing aid users, can be heard as a pitch. These frequencies in hertz are dependent on how long the pulse is and how wide the delay or gap between each pulse is as well. The reason people with hearing aids would hear clicks is because an electrical disturbance is made in the electromagnetic spectrum, and the telecoil is trying to interpret those changes. This is why it can be a good thing for people to perceive things no one else can. However, the light inside the light guide and inside the gel is so powerful that it heats up the air inside, creating a miniature thunderbolt inside, and can be another way to tell if the laser is working, so this is not just for people who use hearing aids. You can do the same when it is thundering, and this applies to radio transceivers as well.
I am getting off-topic, so I’ll get back to how the laser works. The light is a dark red frequency, about six hundred ninety-five to a thousand nanometres, depending on the type of hair and skin being treated, and each pulse has a duration of 0,028 seconds long, with a delay or gap between each pulse about 0,020 seconds long. These numbers can be adjusted to meet the client’s expectations. Most laser machines make an audible noise, which is probably caused by the fan inside to keep it cool. There are also other noises, such as the three clicks that the light creates when it causes the air inside to be expanded, like it does in a lightning storm. The other kind of noise you would hear is when the machine makes an audible beep, telling you that it is okay to fire another charge. You see, one of the safety features is that once the button is pressed, you have to allow up to two seconds before you can continue. It will not let you go any faster than that. To prevent accidental firing, you have to let the machine know you are ready to start treatment.
The purpose of laser hair removal is to heat up and kill as many hair roots and cells that make up the hair as possible, without burning the skin at the same time. This is, after all, a very tricky thing to do sometimes. Most laser systems work best with light skin, fair complexion and dark coarse hair, but newer systems are starting to let someone use it on darker skin types. Sometimes a melanim inhibitor may be needed to control the production of skin and hair cells, and a bit of genetics is involved as well. Also, people with lowered androgen levels, such as in the transgender male-to-female patients, could have their skin lasered and the chances of the hair growing back is very unlikely. Many inexperienced laser operators use hormone change as an excuse when they say that the hair is coming back. Of course, an experienced operator would say that if the treatments were done properly, things like that should not be used as an excuse. People who undergo laser treatments should also think about their growth phase. That’s why it is important to get treatments done when the growth phases are synchronised, which would make it a lot more effective.
Hair does not fall out immediately once it is treated; it usually takes a few weeks before anything is noticeable. There is, however, an interesting observation I made. Since laser is heating up the hair similar to thermolysis, it burns the hairs on or under the skin, leaving behind a burnt hair smell that reminds some people of burnt popcorn. To me it smells like gunpowder. What lasering feels like depends on your temperature and pain sensitivity threshold, and how close the hair was shaved. You see, the longer in length you leave the hair, the more you are going to feel the pulse than if it was closer or all the way down to the skin. A patch of really cold ultrasound gel is applied on the skin to get it used to the cool temperature, and then the guide is dipped into the layer of gel. Sometimes, the operator will ask you if you are wearing anything that could prevent the light from entering the desired area, such as sun block or other skin products. If this is the case, a skin cleanser may be needed. When the operator counts to three, they will press the button, and you will see a white flash of bright light on the side of your tanning bed goggles, and you might feel three quick bursts of heat before it’s gone instantly. Note that although this is technically three quick flashes, to us it appears as one because the flashes are so quick in succession. All operators will first shave the hair off to just above the skin surface, and then they will apply a skin-cleansing solution before the actual treatment begins. Some operators will also ask you to shave the hair right before you come to your appointment, but just in case they also keep an assortment of clippers, trimmers and razors handy. For a test treatment, operators will look for any side effects and reactions by raising the energy a little higher than what you would normally get when you do the actual treatment. One thing to note: It is advised that you shave with a razor that doesn’t shave too close to the skin, because this would expose several nerve endings, thereby making your treatment more intolerable. If you must, try to shave a few hours before, or use a trimmer.
Since there is hardly any regulation in the United States and in the world as to who should operate a laser machine, it is up to the consumer to take on the riskss. Since I enjoy researching, I would ask complex questions that only an experienced operator would be able to answer. If it was an amateur operator who just did the job, then I would know right away if they could be trusted. Laser hair removal, which is similar to intense pulse light, rejuvenates the skin as well, along with the consumption of oestrogen for transgender people. However, the secret to getting rid of rough skin is to know your skin type and colour. Using the right cleanser to remove dead skin cells is very important. In future posts, I will talk about the benefits and drawbacks of using at-home laser treatments or laser pointers versus having it done professionally. For more information about laser hair removal in general, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_hair_removal After the treatment, the operator will give you a bag full of cold ice cubes that you should use in case your skin feels hot afterword. If you ignore this, your skin could swell and break out, so this is something that needs to be avoided. In the future, the operator will increase the fluence of the laser output, sort of like when you increase the amount of weight you lift on a weight machine. They may also decrease the delay to make it feel more comfortable.
Next time I blog I’ll cover some of the following. How ketogenic dieting can kill cancer, how consuming the right nutrients can kill cavities in the teeth, and more research on epigenetics as well. I might cover how our fear level works and how we challenge ourselves in life to overcome fears that we have, such as going on a challenge course or going sky-diving, and how that can be compared to every-day activities.

Back to Blogging

Today, I decided I’d cover a few things since the last time I blogged. I should mention that today is my twentieth birthday, and if I ever wanted to be a teenager once again, I would have to be cloned into the body that is that many years old. This would mean that I would have to celebrate two birthdays. One that would symbolise how old I have been living and acquiring knowledge and wisdom into my inner-being while the other birthday would signify how old my physical being was. For example, I could live up to be eighty-five and reside in the body of a ten-year-old. Of course, this gets a little theoretical, since scientists are trying to prolong life using stem cells. Yesterday was Pi Day, and the getting ready for Saint Patrick’s Day on Monday.

The first thing I wanted to go over are different kinds of human enhancements that are natural and safe to use. For instance, I would like to be able to smell as good as any dog, and to be able to detect changes in human pheromones to know when someone is happy, sad, frightened, angry, etc. I think it would be pretty interesting to use such fine signatures, as most blind people rely on auditory senses to know when someone they know is present. It’d be more funny if you could be in a room, and all of the sudden you recognise someone’s scent and you said, ‘hello’ and the person’s name. They would ask how you knew they were there without having to talk to you first. You would just smile shily and say that you always know when they are there. I heard some people use gait recognition as another way to tell when someone was there. This could be useful if you were next to someone and they were suddenly having an epileptic seizure, you would be able to smell the changes in their chemistry. Speaking of seizures, I learnt there is a way you can chemically or electrically induce one using electroshock.

The next thing I wanted to discuss was ways on how people dealt with stress and what happens to one’s mind at that time. Last Monday, after having talked to my new soul mate from Europe, I started getting overwhelmed with the class I was taking, the things I wanted to do, and still keep everyone happy all at once. I did so much multi-tasking that my brain virtually went into overload and would not process anything else until I had a good sleep and did something to exercise my mind. A good spring-cleaning on my computer and in the house seemed like a good idea, but then I got to thinking about using mind sports and building a reading list so I would have something to read that I have never read yet when I finished with the stuff I was currently doing. I decided that going back in time with my diary would help me as well, since nostalgic moments often make a person feel euphoric.

Should people care too much about what other say? In today’s high standards, thanks to those unscrupulous Europeans who came and messed things up, we now have to lie to protect ourselves and each other, that our feelings become locked up inside us. With writing being the primary standard for communication, lack of emotion is present, and therefore misinterpretations are leading to fights on the internet. Sometimes, even though you know you should not care too much if someone makes assumptions about you, you still care, because it gives you a feeling of being uncomfortable, and more so when those people start spreading rumours about you. This might have been mentioned in an earlier post, but some time has passed, and of course, more experience. For now, that’s all that I have to say, but hopefully when my mind is more cleared I can add to this post.

Why Celebrities Should Not Take Their Role Too Seriously

We all know that in today’s popular culture and trends that we have celebrities who are expected to fulfil certain things to satisfy audience at large without actually showing true talent behind them. The question is, why? People have wired this new trait into the human race. They want to be the number one at everything, no matter what it is. this is actually a trait that has been around for as long as human evolution has existed, but with the emergence of language and technology, we can rebuild new traits.
Male celebrities try to compete and female celebrities are constantly at the vanity. So what happens when we have some kind of overlap–the question I asked before, why is it okay for girls to be tomboys, but not okay for boys to be sissies? Let’s take Justin Biever, for instance. He may act all tough and manipulative, and people have disputed his gender and sexual identity because of the way he sang when he was little, and sometimes because of the way he sings now. So, what happened to the real Justin? His masculinity is slowly being taken away, and he is using his tough-guy act to cover it up. Take a look at this scenario a friend provided me with.
One day he went to the United Kingdom and while he was there, he fainted on-stage, so he went to a hospital. Well, when he got out of the hospital, he went back to his hotel to play with his Xbox or whatever, causing him to be not one, not two, but three hours late to a concert! For it must be understood that someone of his celebrity status is often paid to do a job, and with his fans being little kids or young teens, they have curfews and have school the next day. And also parents have to work hard, sometimes doing so many jobs just to afford those ridiculously overpriced tickets. Meanwhile, he gets paid millions upon millions of dollars while the hard working man barely makes enough for himself let alone for his overly-obsessed daughter with even more overly-obsessed teen heartthrob fantacies. Anyway, most people instead of waiting around for him to show up just get up and leave. Without so much as even giving an apology to those who were practically waiting around all hours of the night for him to show up to sing a few songs, he just comes in, kind of performs one or two songs and just goes home. He tries to tweet about how sorry he is on twitter so as to make people believe it’s all water under the bridge, when in all reality it most certainly isn’t. That’s one reason why I think he’s a sissy boy. He’s getting all the opportunities that people with true talent should be getting! He’s making it hard for real singers to become discovered! Now let us get onto the most obvious reason why Justin Bieber is an example of a sissy boy. Okay, so after that disastrous concert where he was booed for showing up late and rightfully so, he goes back to his hotel to crash for the night, or does he? The answer to that question, the world may never know. However, what the world certainly does know is that the next day, as he’s exiting the hotel, lo and behold. There are papparazzi! So they say a few words to him, he’s got his big fat body guards that are probably in all reality just as much, if not more of sissies than he is. So he tells the guys to move out of the way, and as a result a fight begins, all because some guy said a few words that the body guard didn’t like. The photographer wasn’t even directing his words at Bieber, and it was only after Bieber jumped out of the car did the his words become directed at Bieber. So Justin decides to play tough by saying he’ll beat the crap out of the guy who said whatever to set Justin and his crew off, and lo and behold, those body guards are basically carrying him back into the car! So basically instead of the body guards letting Justin put his money where his mouth is to prove how much of a man he really is, or rather, the lack of a man he really is, these body guards of his are yet again not only babying and spoiling him, but are perpetuating his downward spyrol. And that is why Justin is now in the lion’s den, and why Justin Bieber is a sissy.
I don’t know much about this interpretation. To be honest, this is beyond my scope of comprehension, so I cannot make any comments of my own. What i can say is based on what I have conducted when I researched Justin. Perhaps there are some missing points that, when added would give a person more of a mental picture as to why Justin is more of a sissy than we realise.
People who are cowards try to use fear as their biggest weapon, and that’s what most bullies do. Of course the best thing you can do is laugh it off or use verbal judo to intimidate the bully. They say if you fight back you are only giving the bully more power because they are wanting to feed on the feedback. If the bully gets no feedback they will get tired. Lois Lowry wrote in ‘Son’ where the trade master has to watch the outcome of his evil powers. If he makes a person incapable of walking, he’ll watch that person struggle to walk and it’ll be like some kind of food to this creature. If he is unable to see this, he’ll get hungrier and hungrier because he needs to feed on this power. The same goes for bullies. They want results to give them more energy.
I have never appreciated how guys use their clever tactics to impress the girls by acting all tough and or girly. That’s not real and honest mating. How do other animals mate? How do humans in other parts of the world mate? I’ll cover that in another post.

Major Accessibility Issues with Blogger

Having Trouble Importing My WordPress Blog

Just today, I decided to set up a blog on Blogger to see if I can get more out of my blogging experience and still maintain the same domain name.

I am not as tech-savvy when it comes to domain registering and stuff like that. I have had to deal with lack of step-by-steps guides and use trial-and-error methods. Many of these instructions I find aren’t as specific as they claim to be. Further more, they are not screen-reader and browser-specific to meet with accessibility standards.

So what Does this Mean?

Right now, the best thing that you can do is go to Sensation Experience which will redirect you to my word press site, which is http://www.sensationexperience.com/. You will get a notice saying that the site has not been checked for viruses or spam.

Spending lots of time trying to Verify Ownership of Domain

Another problem I ran into today was how bad the instructions were on how to properly verify a domain name. I spent three hours using every method and I finally succeeded in verifying the domain using the DNS records method, but when I try to set a preferred domain, it still says I need to verify. What’s up with that?

Once I get this rolling I’ll find a way to import the XML of my word press account which is already converted to my Blogger account.

I can’t believe Google has hidden the import and export buttons so well. Not even using the find feature with my screen reader yield any results. I am thinking that Word Press is more user and screen reader-friendly than Google.

My newly-found phreaking Abilities

Ever since I was about seven or eight years old, I learnt how to distinguish the sound of each note, hence how I developed my absolute pitch. However, I discovered that I could apply this perfect pitch to not just music, but also things like using the telephone, recognise certain textures of sound when I dial the telephone, and knew when I was calling a fax machine or dialup system. At the time, I knew that these were tones that a person could associate with these things. When I started getting more technical in later years, I learned that computers used tones in various forms of sine wave frequencies to communicate to each other mathematically across long distances. These tones also included different types of noise as well. That brings me to something I just discovered. Up to this point, I did not know that the emergency alert systems found on television and radio used tones to send encoded messages across the network, yet when I heard the tones I associated them with an emergency message. I did a bit of research and learnt that the series of tones I was hearing was called the specific area of message encoding, or SAME.

As blind people, we tend to be more aware of our surroundings, with our third or mind’s eye. We are able to see and hear beyond, like in ‘The Giver’. This doesn’t mean that we cannot see and or hear physically, but it just means we are able to view the world differently. I have been able to recognise speech synthesisers that you would normally find in screen readers on places like the public city bus, in movies, the ATM, and other keosks. Of course, this doesn’t mean that blind people are the only ones who know about it, for certainly there must be a number of sighted people who know about these things, only they are not visible to the general public. I know a number of amateur radio operators, and as mentioned in my post, blind people seem to develop their own culture that is devoted to the mannerism associated with radio communications. This leaves outsiders who cannot conform to the culture to be overwhelmed because we cannot understand their close-mindedness.

I looked into the phantom flute phenomenon, where if you play two flutes in the high ranges, you will often hear a third flute that is not present. This is due to the resultant (sum of two frequencies or difference of two frequencies) that I was picking up. As a prospective piano tuner, I had to know what these were and how they would get in the way when I was tuning really high strings. The same applies for dual-tone multi-frequency or DTMF tones. When you dial a number or letter, two given frequencies that are predetermine create a unique texture that allows a person to know what is being dialed. In FBI and other forms of criminal investigation, people like us can listen to numbers being dialed so we can track the numbers of the party the caller is calling. This same thing goes for people who are incapable of measuring heart and breathing rate, save for the equipment they need.

When I learned how to differentiate beatings, i also learnt how to calculate frequencies that humans cannot hear based on how they feel. I could mention in a job interview that I can calculate a person’s heart rate, or a tremor based on my knowledge and muscle memory. I can calculate how fast a fly’s wing is buzzing while scientists had to use expensive equipment to do that. It’s a shame, because they could have matched the tones using a free programme like audacity and the recording of the insect’s wings.

When I was making these discoveries, I knew I wanted to try out a facsimile machine, and use dialup, despite the fact that people said those things were going out of date and that dialup was slow. It wasn’t because of the obvious that I wanted to use these systems, but it was because i was fascinated by the sounds it made when it communicated across the telephone line. I was wondering if some day in the future transhumans will be able to decode messages like morse code used in amateur radio in a natural sense, without using implanted devices. I got inspired by this idea when someone told me that scientists would be able to upload brain waves that escaped from your ears into a database. They would burn those brain waves onto a CD, which holds some form of music. Let’s say you are dancing. They would be able to record how your brain behaves when you dance. If they could copy that into a computer and replay it back in a room full of people, then everyone would start dancing because their brains would be decoding the brain waves.

So, I have met other blind people who shared this same passion of mine and we believe that if more people were interested in a certain way, not to the point where we know all about it, but to a certain extent, we could change the world in getting more people to pay attention more closely. What do you all think? I think we can learn how to be more aware of our surroundings if we just stop going into our iWorld environment and get out into the real world, because the iWorld is for people who are close-minded and selfish and the real world is for people who really care. We need to keep onto empathy and compassion.

Electrolysis Hair Removal

Ever since I began to look at the art of electrolysis as a vocational career, I have run into several controversial marketing and sales issues regarding home systems that do not work and how much discipline a person must possess to be able to treat themselves efficiently and expertly. I decided to put in my own views on this matters and focus on all sides to encompass all the problems these web sites have on consumers.
Last summer of 2013, I heard about a small, battery-operated gismo called the One Touch Clean and Easy Deluxe Home Electrolysis system. This page explains about what the machine does. As a blind person, I discovered that no where on the manual or web site it says vision is required to use the product. I can say from experience that you can feel the areas you are treating. However, because the world consists mainly of sighted individuals, it makes sense to use your vision more and pretend that visual deprivation will not make a difference. It does make a difference, because you can pay attention to detail using your tactile and auditory senses.

Another reason why home electrolysis is not recommended is because of lack in skill.

While this may be true in most cases, I believe that in order for a prospective professional electrologist to be successful, they must first understand how the treatment works. If they choose, they can treat themselves. However, in our society, self-image and integrity are important than the will to care for others. That’s why people lack discipline to really learn the procedure. Lack of skill can make treatment more painful if not done properly. Again, this might be true, but this is because this person is not willing or motivated to taking the time to really do the job well.

Whilst self-treatment is an option, it can pose as a danger to the electrology profession because less people are paying to have it done for them, and the fact that people have more control over their pain threshold than if it was done professionally. Again, I think there needs to be a balance, such as using sensation transmission to bond the client and professional together via use of electrodes on the brain, or using nitrous oxide and oxygen to relax the client during the procedure. I often find myself listening to music and or an audiobook while I undergo the treatment, as it helps me concentrate more on those than on the stinging sensation I get each time. Again, electrologists who are capable of treating themselves are highly encouraged to join the electrology field so that they can pay back in ways money can’t do.

Five months later, I came across a system called the <a href="http://www.vector-electrolysis.com/'Vector Professional Electrolysis System Trademark, which uses lethal voltages to destroy hair with tweezers and a conductivity gel. However, I’ve been checking on Hair Facts’s hair removal section and things to avoid. I should point out that the information is out of date, as this happened in 2001. Now it is 2014. A lot has changed since then.

I did some comparison between the Deluxe manual and Vector User Guide.

Here are a few examples.

  • Both the One Touch manual and Vector User Guide indicate that the products must be used by people eighteen and older, and to keep away from children.
  • The Vector User Guide explains the procedure of how hair removal works using chemical reactions. The One Touch manual does not explain this very clearly.
  • The Vector Electrolysis web site indicates that battery-operated devices do not emit the kind of current that is found on professional systems. The One Touch system is battery-operated, and is a whole lot cheaper than the Vector system. Someone once stated that the cheaper the system, the high chances is that it will work than those that are more expensive.
  • The One Touch manual references warranty up to a year for any damage. The Vector User Guide does not. The only place I have seen this for the Vector is on the Active Forever site.
  • On the Vector Electrolysis web site, there are consistent misspellings of the words then and than, and in a few instances, the word electrologist is written as electrolygist. On their contact form, the letter N is missing in the word functional therefore making it fuctional
  • The One Touch manual makes a list of conditions in which a user must not use this product. In the case of the Vector User Guide, the only reference there is to such conditions are heart problems and use of a pacemaker, but everything else has been omitted. This is because the device uses a grounding electrode pad, which the One Touch does not use.
  • With any kind of current, it makes sense that the more intense the current is, the less time is required to remove the hair. The Vector User Guide makes note of this, but the One Touch Deluxe system does not, but it does make a vague reference to this.
  • The One Touch System emits a five-second tone with several unusual harmonics, indicating that the current is flowing. After five seconds, if the circuit is still complete, it will continue to beep for another five seconds. This is not referenced in the manual. I usually count three five-second beeps before I remove the probe.
  • There has not been any clinical trials or scientific publications stating that hair can conduct electricity when applied with the gel. This raises one question. Why? Can scientists not afford to open such a study where professionals and consumers can participate in clinical trials, and if they are as effective as claimed, then they can be safe?
  • The Vector User Guide recommends that you wax or tweeze hair before the actual treatment itself, as this makes the underlying environment to be highly moist. The One Touch manual does not make such an indication.
  • The company that makes the Vector system says that they have a needle, which requires a license to purchase. However, they do not recommend using a needle, as this can increase the risk for infection and also increase the likelihood of a person being shocked.
  • A reviewer of this product said that the electric tweezers don’t grasp the hair well, thereby making it nearly impossible to treat, but they believe it worked for them.
  • The Vector User Guide makes a note of when to treat hair during which growth phase. The One Touch manual does not.
  • All in all, each company is trying to convince you to buy their products to make their own profit, which is common in capitalism.

Having said all that, there is a concern that the public does not clearly know how to distinguish fact from fiction or quackery.

Companies are so good at convincing people in making them believe that their products work well when they have not the proof, other than to make redundant statements throughout their web site. Let’s take this a little bit further.
As stated above, no scientists have studied these products. All companies had to do was put the United States Food and Drug Administration logo based on junk or sound science. As an alternative, we have become too dependent on the government, and as a conspiracy theorist, I believe the public is ignorant about how to overcome these issues. It is time for newer and more holistic measures to be taken. We should not be suing companies for things that they have no proof over. If you want to see proof, a scientific study must be conducted between a chemist, a physicist and an electrical engineer, along with professional and amateur electrologists to really make sure the product does work for all kinds of skins and hair contrasts. If not, scientists can use genetic modification to close the hair pores and change the skin type. That itself is another matter, as surgical hair removal is not yet being performed except for hair transplants.

For my review of the One Touch Deluxe System on YouTube in honour of the Blind LGBTIQA Pride International, I discussed some of the things the system could do, and how a blind person could work with this system.


In conclusion, I think it is up for the consumer to experiment which systems work well, even though they might be putting themselves at an opportunity cost. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I’d be glad to address any concerns you may have. I may also update this post if I find more information that might be useful.