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Electric tweezers are an electronic device intended to permanently remove hair. The design incorporates a pair of tweezers at the tip. A button on the side of the handle is used to simultaneously close the tweezer tips and turn on the high-frequency electrical signal. The electrical signal is intended to cause the connection of the hair to its root to be weakened and to stop hair growth from the root in a manner similar to electrolysis.

Some electric tweezers have been described using the term electrolysis tweezer epilator or tweezer epilator, but their operation is quite different from that of epilators.

The US FDA has a definition of permanent hair removal, which these devices have been unable to pass.[1] The FDA definition is such that a device can qualify and yet be ineffective for some people.

Plucking (tweezing) is often described as time consuming. Because the tweezers operate on only one hair at a time and it requires several seconds of application on each hair, this technique is even slower than normal tweezing. The US FDA suggest that, because of the difficulty of using these devices, many people end up effectively only using them as tweezers, with no permanent hair removal.[citation needed]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Hairfacts: Rejuvenu cited for violations by FDA

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ChicagoNow (blog)

ChicagoNow (blog)
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:32:32 -0700

Electric tweezers - I discovered that electric tweezers are to be avoided by all consumers, they don't work. Yikes! You can check it out here. 6. Sewing use - I love this product website which states "Simply put, tweezers grab what fingers can't." That ...

Silicon Hills News

Silicon Hills News
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19:03:22 -0700

Fan “is the inventor of “Electric Tweezers” that can precisely manipulate nanoscale materials in aqueous suspension by combined AC and DC electric fields,” according to her online profile. Her company is developing high-speed motorized bio-nanosensors.


Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:07:51 -0700

This is the miniaturized ultrasonic device capable of capturing and moving single cells and tiny living creatures is compared to a US dime. Credit: Xiaoyun Ding, Stephen J. Benkovic, and Tony Jun Huang. A device about the size of a dime can manipulate ...


Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:48:45 -0800

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Dundee in Scotland have devised a means of using a Microsoft Kinect sensing system to allow for hand control of holographic optical tweezers. They describe their results in a paper they've uploaded to the ...


Wed, 21 May 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Cockrell's nanomotor, however, is built more simply and effectively in part because of another Cockrell invention, Electric Tweezers, a nano-manipulation technique that allowed the team to not only transport the nano-entities, but precisely position ...


Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:57:43 -0700

A schematic showing how the acoustic tweezers work. The interlocking golden combs represent the acoustic tweezers. These devices generate surface acoustic waves represented by the blue ripples. Credit: Xiaoyun Ding, Sz-Chin Steven Lin, Stephen J.

SPIE Newsroom

SPIE Newsroom
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:06:08 -0800

B. Edwards, N. Engheta, S. Evoy, Electric tweezers: experimental study of positive dielectrophoresis-based positioning and orientation of a nanorod, J. Appl. Phys. 102, pp. 024913, 2007. doi:10.1063/1.2753584. 5. W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 05 Oct 2009 13:27:35 -0700

At the heart of the I.B.M. system is a novel mechanism, something like nanoscale electric tweezers. This mechanism repeatedly pauses a strand of DNA, which is naturally negatively charged, as an electric field pulls the strand through a nanopore, an ...

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