So sorry i could not reply sooner. It has been the month of Ramadan and so we have been fasting for a month.
Thank you so much for taking the time out and giving me your advice, which has been priceless in the past. I'm using needle size 4 on hard hairs on the face 3 on the thinner hairs. Even using blend does not give a smooth release.
I think the problem has been getting used the tug that i have to give hairs with the apilus which does not happen with the carton diathermy machine.
To be honest with you i was almost in tears when the hairs did not come out smoothly with the apilus. I felt i had been a fool to buy a machine which i could not operate as well as the old machine. Now i am getting used to the slight tug sensation that i have to use but i suppose i still am in 2 minds if getting the apilus cleo was worthwhile or not.
Thanks once again for all your help.