Thermicon

Thermicon Technology

We believe that people spend too much time worrying about unwanted hair and too much money trying to get rid of it. The problem with regular methods of hair removal is that every time you start to feel comfortable that the hair is gone, the hair has already begun growing back at a rapid pace.

The researchers at Radiancy (manufacturers of no!no!) have spent a lot of time thinking about hair. In fact that’s pretty much all they do. What it’s made of, how it grows and most importantly how to remove it. The more we know about it, the better we can get rid of it.

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:

1.  Anagen:
This is the active phase. The root is connected to the follicle and hair growth occurs.

2.  Catagen:
In this transitional, the hair shaft begins to pull away from the root as hair growth begins to stop.

3. Telogen:
This is regarded as the resting phase, the hair shaft and root are completely separated and no growth occurs.
 
                   
             Anagen                                   Catagen                                 Telogen 
 
To make matters more complicated, all three phases are occurring at the same time. And there is no way of knowing which hair is at which stage. 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. That’s why the longer you use no!no! the more effective it will be!

Now, we’re ready to talk about...

The ThermiconTM 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 - ThermiconTM technology. The development of a proprietary patented thermodynamic wire to transmit gentle heat to the hair, while including safety mechanisms has enabled Radiancy to adapt this professional technology to a home use product.

Thermicon works on the principle of heat transference conducting a gentle pulse of heat 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 processes.

First Contact
First Contact is when the thermal wire from the Hot Blade touches the hair, singeing it and removing it up to the skin. This is when the thermal signal is its strongest.

Crystallization
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.

Disruption
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 greater the disruption, the longer the hair takes to grow back
 
                   
First Contact                            Crystallisation                         Disruption
 
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 with alternative technologies 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 colour.

no!no! bypasses these problems by using ThermiconTM technology.

No radiation. No skin colour or hair type discrimination.

no!no! can be used safely and effectively on all skin and hair colours.

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