Well, they are tweezers but in an electronic form (battery, power cord &/or both, battery & power cord) operated.
Epilator designs are for designed hair removal from almost any part of the body. They work in the same way as your hand tweezer do, plucking the hairs from the roots yet more quicker. You also DO NOT need to wait for the hair to grow as you do with waxing, IPL or laser.
A major benefit is that you are able to use it when ever it needed. A major down side being that an epilator is generally more painful.
There are three (3) types of Epilators being the most popular which are: Spring, Disc and Tweezers.
Spring Type Epilators:
Spring type epilators have metal coils that rotate. It moves by squeezing coils together, then apart. So, they actually grab the hairs, pulling them out, then opening up to release hairs. The springs on these wear out so replacement is often necessary. They also have a higher chance of pinching the skin, taking more passes to pull out all hairs.
Rotating Disc Type Epilators:
This type of epilator was a commercial success. The the springs’ low durability made them less than ideal. A difference in design was using components made of rubber discs rather than springs. Discs were stronger and lasted longer, working in much the same way as spring type epilators. Compared to the metal coils, discs were stronger, lasted longer and were less painful to use.
Tweezer Type Epilators:
After more years of refining, the design of epilators are now selling the tweezer types. As the name suggests, they work like tweezers. These epilators have a head with metal plates. The plates rotate to move together like tweezers, pull out hairs, then release.
I am a little biased when it comes to Epilators. After using a few different brands from my own personal experience and before waxing, Braun (for myself) seems to have ticked all the boxes.
The advantages for using an Epilator rather than shaving (or waxing for that matter) are:
* that you hairs get pulled out by the roots;
* can use anywhere on the body (although for my underarms, I still do use a razor);
* safer and are able to avoid cutting yourself;
* doesn’t irritate the skin;
* hair grows back finer;
although they can be a little expensive (depending on how much you actually spend) however should last for quite a few years and will save you a bit in the long run.
Note: A short paragraph on each of the types of Epilators are provided above. For full details and on more information about Epilators in general, the link has been provided below.
Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Women’s Epilator, Electric Hair Removal, Wet & Dry, with Electric Razor – Bonus Edition OR
Braun Silk-épil 9 9-521 Women’s Epilator, Electric Hair Removal, Cordless, Wet & Dry, White/Pink