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Been trying out my Epilator
« on: January 23, 2022, 07:26:45 pm »
I have been shaving my legs for several years. Recently I bought a Braun epil 5 this is a shaver and it has epilator attachment. I used it later for the first time last week and then yesterday I used it again. I shaved both my arms and my legs with it both times. Last week I had to put it in low and just really really take my time with it and yesterday I was able to run it on high and move along better. When it pulls out the hair it makes a red spot so if you have a bunch of hairs in one spot you tend to look like you got a rash but it goes away in a day. That was my arms mainly. I have shaved my legs for years so there was just a few red dots really there. But it makes my arms and legs feel real smooth afterwards. My arms I didn't really do a very good job last week which gave me plenty more hairs to pull this time and I see you when I look in the light that they're still a few here and there I didn't get. But I did not need to shave my arms and legs all last week. I was wondering if anybody had tried this on their face? I would really like to get those hairs gone and smooth. So far what I have seen this thing works really good. But you have to grit your teeth to use it of course....

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 07:49:52 pm »
Tig,

Any device that pulls out the hair by the roots will not be permanent. It makes no difference if you use the epilator or a tweezer or adhesive tape or have it waxed, the hair follicle is not destroyed and the hair will grow back in a week or two. However, for those two weeks, you will be very smooth.  ;)

Lazer is more effective in removing dark hairs, but to really have permanent hair loss in the areas we need, face and lower body, you need electrolysis. Estrogens will reduce body hair to something similar to other women in your family, but hormones are not effective on face and pubic areas. Those need to be zapped with galvanic or thermal electrolysis.

My electrologist has been working on me for almost 300 hours now. She is using a computer controlled blended electrolysis machine to minimize the occurance of facial scaring. It is effective, but it takes a while to see results. Sometimes the late transitioners like me will spend more money on electrolysis that on GCS.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 06:23:12 am »
I have the Silk Epil 9, love it! I use mine on my face, and it  has gotten to the point where I rarely have to do it. As always, YMMV.  :)

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 12:21:48 pm »
I have given laser removal of thought off and on but I live in a rural area and the nearest place Google pulled up was 80 miles. I've been shaving my legs for years then upper body then the arms finally. It has only taken a few minutes every day to do that. I don't mind, actually I like shaving my legs. But the Epilator my arms and legs still feel very smooth and I haven't touched them since Saturday. I'm going to give it a try on my face. Makeup is my hurdle right now and I want to look real nice.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2022, 12:49:34 pm »
I would not recommend epilator for legs, because of ingrown hairs.

https://beinghealthfull.com/do-epilators-cause-ingrown-hairs

In my case, I have reduced most my leg and armpit hairs with Tria home laser.

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,97170.msg715119.html#msg715119

I will use the Tria for my teenage daughter, as she has more body hair than me now.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2022, 01:19:16 pm »
In my case, I have reduced most my leg and armpit hairs with Tria home laser.

Wow, Barbie, you have a lot of patience...

I have a Tria home laser, and I quit using it after a few weeks because it took FOREVER to cover my legs fully.  I think I needed 2 full charges per leg, which meant that I would generally do them over four days.  It worked, I think, but the extremely small surface area of the flash made it complete un-usable for large areas.  I'm totally on board with using it for armpits because the area is smaller.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2022, 02:50:05 pm »
Wow, Barbie, you have a lot of patience...

I have a Tria home laser, and I quit using it after a few weeks because it took FOREVER to cover my legs fully.  I think I needed 2 full charges per leg, which meant that I would generally do them over four days.  It worked, I think, but the extremely small surface area of the flash made it complete un-usable for large areas.  I'm totally on board with using it for armpits because the area is smaller.

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Yes. For legs, it takes a lot of time, probably > 6 months, to see a noticeable reduction. I used the Tria whenever I had leisure time for 10-20 mins. I no longer shave, but whenever I see one or two hairs, I zap them.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2022, 03:58:46 pm »
My legs before shaving 19 years ago in 2003:



And now after Tria:



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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2022, 04:10:02 pm »
Barbie --

No need for me to find patience... after I lost patience with the Tria a couple years ago, I went out and got my entire body done by the professionals  ;)

Expensive, but TOTALLY worth it.  I did 5-7 sessions in just about all areas.  I absolutely love not having to deal with body hair anymore!  I still shave about once every 2 weeks, but the hairs are light colored and not very large.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2022, 04:50:38 pm »
Sara,

I got it.

I also tried the professional treatment, but making reservation and waiting would take too long time, and I gave up. Above all, I had to save money for my kids, and I could not afford to do it.

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Re: Been trying out my Epilator
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2022, 09:12:59 pm »
I have been shaving my legs for several years. Recently I bought a Braun epil 5 this is a shaver and it has epilator attachment. I used it later for the first time last week and then yesterday I used it again. I shaved both my arms and my legs with it both times. Last week I had to put it in low and just really really take my time with it and yesterday I was able to run it on high and move along better. When it pulls out the hair it makes a red spot so if you have a bunch of hairs in one spot you tend to look like you got a rash but it goes away in a day. That was my arms mainly. I have shaved my legs for years so there was just a few red dots really there. But it makes my arms and legs feel real smooth afterwards. My arms I didn't really do a very good job last week which gave me plenty more hairs to pull this time and I see you when I look in the light that they're still a few here and there I didn't get. But I did not need to shave my arms and legs all last week. I was wondering if anybody had tried this on their face? I would really like to get those hairs gone and smooth. So far what I have seen this thing works really good. But you have to grit your teeth to use it of course....

My experience with an epilator. Hmmmmm. The more you do it the less it hurts. I know some say it’s not permanent and some hairs just will never go away no matter how many times you pluck them. But my arms were the hairiest arms you ever saw. And there is still hair there but maybe I’ll go over my arms every 6 months now. Any hair left is light and thin thin thin. Can’t even see them now. And I was able to stand it on my chest and I still have hair there but super thinned and nothing like my stomach. The place it hurts me bad. Can’t stand the pain there. And what I found is hormones keep you hairless longer in the spots that come back. No hair on my back as long as I was on hrt.

Also I found something on Amazon. It’s a cream that you put on after you wax or epilate or laser(anything that removes the hair completely. And supposed to go into the empty follicle and kill or keep the hair from regrowing. It has tons of 5 star reviews. Was going to get some. Wax my neck and see if it works. But that may hurt. I have to find it again. I’ll go see if I can if there is any interest.


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