Hair Removal

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using an Epilator

An epilator is a small electrical device that is used for hair removal. It pulls out the hair from its root by using rotating disks or multiple tweezers. As you move the epilator over your skin, the rotating disks or tweezers grab the hair and pull it out from the root.

Using an epilator to pull out the hair causes pain. This is because pressure is applied on the skin while the hair is being pulled out. The manufacturers seem to have taken notice of this and the newest epilators considerably reduce the pain. Some use ice to cool the area while epilation takes place and others use massage to reduce the pain.

There are advantages and disadvantages of using an epilator. Depending on your preference and use, you might want to take a look at them before buying one.


  • Buying an epilator is a one-time investment and is inexpensive.
  • Easy to use and convenient.
  • Suitable for removal of large areas of hair.
  • The results last longer and the regrowth of hair is slower.


  • It is a waste of money if you buy one and then use it very rarely.
  • It causes pain when the hair is being pulled out from the root.
  • The rotating disk or tweezers cannot get a grip on hair that is too small.
  • Causes redness and skin bumps.
  • May cause ingrown hairs.

Most people experience redness and skin bumps on their skin where the hair has been pulled. Using a moisturizer or a mild lotion will help in reducing them. Exfoliate your skin regularly to remove the dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hair.

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