Hi, Jenna the Englewood permanent hair removal specialist here. My daughter sent me an interesting email the other day; apparently, there are lawsuits going on around hair removal! This particular lawsuit is a class action, which means that one or several people got together with a lawyer and decided to sue on behalf of an entire class of people. The few people who helped start the lawsuit are named plaintiffs. These plaintiffs represent the class. The class is simply a group of people who share something in common. In this case, the class is anyone who purchased hair removal devices from a company called Radiancy, Inc. Radiancy, Inc. is the defendant, along with the CEO of the company. This lawsuit was filed April 2014. If you want to read the complaint, you can find it here.
The defendants are being accused of making lots of false statements about their hair removal devices under the no!no! brand. These statements were put forth in the advertising material of the devices. Making false statements about a product is illegal.
The product in question is a hair removal device that uses heat to destroy hair follicles. It can be used on all skin and hair colors because, unlike laser, the amount of melanin is irrelevant. However, one of the things that the lawsuit alleges is that the heat technology (called Thermicon) doesn’t work!
According to the company, Thermicon works by a filament in the device coming into contact with a hair. When it touches the hair, it heats up and sends that heat down the hair shaft into the hair follicle. However, according to the lawsuit, Thermicon doesn’t work; it only affects the part of the hair above the skin.
Stay tuned for my next post where I will continue to discuss this lawsuit! Until then, don’t try doing hair removal on yourself with “laser-like” devices! Come to me, the Denver electrologist, instead.