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Compared to Epilady Discrette
on May 3, 2011
I have been epilating for twenty years and have used a couple of types of epilators. My current one is an Epilady Discrette that has lasted about fifteen years and is still going strong.
Epilating has evolved since I began. The focus has shifted to encouraging the faint of heart. The biggest fear is pain, which Braun takes great care to alleviate. For experienced users, the added precautions are largely unnecessary.
People have different tolerances to pain. I can honestly say learning to epilate hurt less than learning to pluck my eyebrows. It stung the first few times (especially the first time), but after that, I felt no pain. The ice glove is a nice touch, but it's probably not necessary and those who choose a different brand could just as easily just use an ice pack.
As for comfort, the dual massage system really does minimize the pulling sensation. I actually don't feel as much tugging with the Epil 5 as I do with my Discrette.
SPEED AND EFFICIENCY
Yes, this Epil 5 is quicker and more efficient than my Discrette. I can pluck more hairs in one pass. With the little light, I can more easily see the areas I missed.
I also like the speed control. Of course, I choose the fastest setting, which is much faster than my Discrette.
The best thing about epilating is the longer I do it, the less hair grows back. I can go longer without needing to think about it. Even when I've got some long strands coming out, they are so sparse, they aren't very visible.
Speed and efficiency are what draws me to the Silk Epil 5. I'm going to switch to it and keep my Discrette as a backup.