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Katie

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Today I decided to try something I have never tried before. I purchased an epilator. I went to Target intending to purchase a lower priced model that didn't have so many attachments and bells and whistles, but the model I wanted was sold out. So, I settled for the Panasonic ES-ED70-G Shaver and Epilator System. Quite a mouthful to say, but it is a nice combination of parts and bits. At $79.99, it was a little bit more than twice the price of the stripped down model I wanted to purchase that didn't have all of the accessories, but after having tried it, I think it is worth the price even if I probably won't use most of the accessories.
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I have heard comments from people that epilators can be painful to use, especially the first time. I decided to test a small area to see just how bad it was. I did the back of my left hand, since I have hair there that I hate. The results were incredibly smooth skin, but a little bit of irritation at the follicle beds. I expect this will subside over the next few hours, though.
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My next step is to try it on my legs, and then I want to shave the hair on my arms and let it grow just long enough for the epilator to grab and get that nasty stuff off my arms. I have always wanted smooth arms, but was cursed with hairy arms. I hope that I can soon experience smooth, hairless arms.

As far as pain goes, I did not find it very painful at all. Plucking eyebrows is worse than this thing. I even tried it on my chest and stomach, and didn't have any trouble with pain and it left the skin incredibly smooth. It is so much better than the results I typically get shaving my torso and abdomen. There is also an attachment for underarms and bikini areas. I might be brave enough to try that in a week or two, but I still want to see how it does with legs and arms.

So far, I like it very much. It does take much longer than shaving, as a single pass does not always get all of the hairs and you have to make multiple passes and move slower. You also need to pay attention to the direction of the hair growth and travel against it for best results. I found this to be challenging between my breasts where there is not any broad flat area to run the epilator head on. But with some patience and many passes over the area, I eventually cleared it of all hairs.

I will wait to give it a score until I have tried more things with it and seen how things like charging and charge duration go. I do believe I am now done shaving my legs, torso, and abdomen and will start removing hair from my arms.
 

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Hmm... interesting. I have never had any interest in epilators as hormones have significantly reduced my body hair, but shaving my legs and having some residual hair on my hands and forearms is still an issue. I will have to consider this.

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I was hoping for a lot more hair reduction on my torso and abdomen than I got with HRT. It did reduce, it is probably 25% of what it was pre-HRT, but there is still enough there that I have to remove it.
 

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One really nice feature that this thing has that I didn't expect to be so useful is a light. Yes, it has a little light built into it. If your lights are above your head and torso (which they usually are) you cast a shadow on your legs if you're trying to bend over to see where you still have hairs to grab. That little light is super handy for spotting hairs that need to be yanked.

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Ouch ouch ouch!!! Had one years ago. Nope, no no nope! Never again.
 

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@Donica I actually didn't find it that bad at all. The worst part was my upper thighs. The problem wasn't that it hurt, but the vibration of the epilator caused an intense tickling sensation that was almost too much to handle. Kind of weird, but not really painful.
 

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I use one about that size for my legs. I havent shaved my legs in over a decade, and dont need to, as long as i can epilate the hairs. Every time I use it, I make sure to use tweezers to pick hairs out from the corners where the little plastic gears are. I would hate for it to get clogged and burn out.

I get no irritation at all. I am so used to pain that an epilator barely registers as a massager. You will get more used to it the more you use it.
 

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@ Katie
Still shiver with the thought that you sit there and tear your hair out, one by one! Can't you use some kind of cream to do that?

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Oh, @Linde , you give me too much credit. I don't tear them out one at a time. The epilator tears them out for me, and does it like four at a time. Crimonetly, what kind of a masochist do you think I am?
 

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@ Katie
Still shiver with the thought that you sit there and tear your hair out, one by one! Can't you use some kind of cream to do that?

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Well, four at a time is still darn close to one at a time. I thought there are some kind of creams around that do an OK job with unwanted hair?


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I have tried depilatory creams in the past and didn't find them to be any better than shaving. The just seem to burn the hair away at the skin level and it quickly grows back just like shaving.
 

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I have tried depilatory creams in the past and didn't find them to be any better than shaving. The just seem to burn the hair away at the skin level and it quickly grows back just like shaving.
I am really glad that I was born a freak, and have not to deal with all that stuff.
Would this thing also work with facial hair? Wouldn't it be cool if you could get down to shave only every two weeks? And because of no stubble left, it would not leave the dark shade.


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@LindeI wouldn't use this on male type facial hair. If you are talking about female facial hair where there are only very sparse hairs, yes you could use it. The instructions even talk about it and which attachment to use.
 

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@LindeI wouldn't use this on male type facial hair. If you are talking about female facial hair where there are only very sparse hairs, yes you could use it. The instructions even talk about it and which attachment to use.
Have to smile here. My Jamaican friend can easily compete with me with facial hair growth. I know that she is very female, she had two kids, and a happy boy friend these days!


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I know if could afford it, I would have my arms and legs waxed every 8 weeks. I love just staying smooth and hair free for well over a month, and with good waxing operators, it is not uncomfortable to do,

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Well, four at a time is still darn close to one at a time. I thought there are some kind of creams around that do an OK job with unwanted hair?


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I can't stand the smell of depilitory creams burning the hair away. Having the hairs ripped out en masse is so much more pleasant than smelling that awful odor. And, I don't have to worry about the mess getting on anyplace I sit while waiting for it to get rid of my leg hair.
 

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I really am always amazed o hear what you are willing to remove the hair on your body. If, at one day, you can wear a bikini, or a tight fitting swimsuit, you might have to remove some hair along the so called bikini line. How would you approach this? With an epilator , or doing a brazilian with wax? (spoiler alert - I don't need to do that either). I can imagine that it must be rather painful down there.




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I really am always amazed o hear what you are willing to remove the hair on your body. If, at one day, you can wear a bikini, or a tight fitting swimsuit, you might have to remove some hair along the so called bikini line. How would you approach this? With an epilator , or doing a brazilian with wax? (spoiler alert - I don't need to do that either). I can imagine that it must be rather painful down there.




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Epilator. There is an attachment for that. Of course, the hair would have to be trimmed very short first.
 

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I guess some of us just have a higher tolerance for pain. Would it make you cringe I I mentioned I have (several times) tweezed every hair from the part of me that does not match my anatomy? Would it boggle you if I said I felt no pain? But, trying an epilator on it hurts. The surrounding area is easier to epilate.
 
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