Braun Se 3170 Silk Epil 3 Epilator, Pink
- Massaging rollers smoothly glide on the skin stimulating it to ease the epilation sensation
- 20 tweezer system gently removes hair at the root for smooth skin for weeks
- Softlift tips: effectively lift even flat lying hairs at the root and guide them to the tweezers
- Speed personalization: speed 1 - extra gentle; speed 2 - extra efficient
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Engineered for gentle epilation, the Braun Silk-épil 3170 offers a simple solution for easy hair removal. Massaging rollers stimulate and massage your skin, easing the epilation process while improving comfort. For added efficiency, the epilator’s 20 tweezers remove hair at the root, leaving your skin smooth after just one pass. Finally, the built-in Smartlight helps you find the fine hairs you might otherwise miss.
At A Glance
- Delivers up to 4 weeks of smooth skin
- Smoothly stimulates and massages after epilation
- Gently removes hair at the root
What's In The Box?
- Silk-épil 3170
Main Product Features
Speed 1 for extra-gentle epilation, Speed 2 for high-efficiency epilation.
The epilator’s 20 tweezers gently remove hair at the root for long-lasting results.
Effectively lift even flat-lying hairs and help guide them to the tweezers for removal.
Illuminates even the finest hairs, ensuring you don’t miss one.
Stimulates the skin and effectively soothes the plucking sensation during epilation for maximum comfort.
Product Comparison Chart
|Silk-épil 7 7921 SkinSpa||Legs, Body & Face 7681||Legs & Body 7181||Legs & Body 5280||Legs & Body 5185||Legs & Body 3170 |
|Wet & Dry Performance||✓||✓||✓|
|High-Frequency Massage System||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Frequently Asked Questions
This is my first time epilating. How should I go about it?
Braun Silk-épil epilators are perfect for first-time users. The active massage rollers softly stimulate your skin with micropulsations before and after removing the hair, leaving your skin more relaxed. Still, if you are inexperienced, you might feel some discomfort during your first epilating sessions. This will decrease with each session as the skin adjusts to the process. Also, the individual hairs grow back at different speeds depending on their particular growth cycle, so there will be less hair to remove after the first epilation.
Does more hair grow back if I epilate?
No. In fact, dermatological tests have shown that ongoing epilation reduces the amount of hair regrowth.
How do I prepare my skin for epilating?
The best preparation for epilating is a nice, warm shower. It will leave your skin clean and relaxed. Be sure to use gentle, pH-neutral shower gel and keep the water warm, not hot, to avoid drying out your skin.
Is epilation painful?
Silk-épil epilators have been specifically developed to minimize any discomfort and irritation.
How do I charge my epilator?
To charge, push the charging cord into the epilator's charging socket until it clicks. The first time you connect your charging cord, it might require firm pressure. After a few connections, it will be easier to click it in.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is no body area I can't use it on now -- legs, underarms, upper lip, and even extreme bikini (we're talking "Brazilian" girls!). I've long since quit using the massage guard and opt for the fastest/closest pull there is. To be totally fair to newbies, no, I didn't get here overnight. And, no, it will never be totally discomfort free (one IS still pulling out a hair by its root). However, even the 2nd time will be light years easier than the first. One is pulling out fewer hairs and they truly, honestly, I swear, cross my heart . . . grow back finer.
Pointers for the first time user: shave first and allow a noticeable stubble regrowth (2 to 3 days worth). The hair is then both upright and long enough to successfully, easily remove. Use baby powder/talcum powder to keep the area you're working on dry and the Silk Epil will glide across the skin and target only your hair. As weird as this sounds, the skin nerves actually start to grow numb from the constant hair-pulling so if the first pass in a sensitive area has you seeing stars -- the subsequent passes will honestly get easier. Move into a more sensitive area gradually on the slower speed (pulling fewer hairs per second) until you feel comfortable or rather numb enough to make a sweeping pass on high speed. Personally, I then shave the same area afterwards (in the shower or bath) to smooth/level the hairs that were too short to pull and my legs are literally as smooth as glass for up to several days afterwards. In my case, this whole process needs to be done roughly every 10 days -- from a visible perspective, I could actually go longer but I do it based on wanting a smooth feeling versus hairless appearance.
If you don't have the time to start with stubble, trim the hair to a roughly 1/4 inch length -- just as they'll do for a bikini line waxing. If the hair is too long, it'll be more prone to breakage versus removal, and it's also more painful.
As for the upper lip, I'd like to tell you that area gets easier over time, but it's just not the case. I just suck it up and take it like a woman!
A newbie may also experience some skin tenderness/bruising afterwards but it'll quickly fade in 24 to 48 hours.
Good luck, ladies (and gents)!
PS: Another tip for newbies: Pull the skin taunt/smooth where it's loser (as in the underarm area, around the bikini line, and on the upper lip) to decrease discomfort and prevent accidental skin pinching. The easiest way to do one's knees is to bend the leg -- the entire knee area becomes smooth. Conversely, straighten the leg to do the area behind the knee.
For those who become nervous at the site of blood, a newbie may also experience a hair root removal (1 or 2 spots here or there especially in sensitive areas) drawing some blood. Some roots, the first time around, are well anchored. The hair then starts to grow back thinner and finer over time making it far easier to remove.
IMO pays for itself in about 5/6 uses
Not as messy as waxing
No stubble later (compared to shaving)
Easy maintenance of tool
Little noisy (but doesn't wake up my dog)
I love this product and I would definitely recommend it to others as I have already started doing.
Everyone is different. Some may not respond well to using a product like this due to skin sensitivity.
I'm epilating part of the area at and above the knee (which I did not do before) and an area of my lower leg which I noticed I had missed from the last time.
Is it battery operated?
This particular epilator must be used with the cord. There are some others made by Braun, Emjoi, and other brands which are rechargeable. The rechargeable epilators can be a bit more expensive compared to this one.
Is it dual voltage?
If you look on the back of the cord plug, it says "Input: 100-240V" which means it is dual voltage, however, the plug is the US type. One would need to purchase a plug adapter to use it in other countries.
How can you avoid irritation?
Lots of exfoliating, this may include using something similar to a nail brush.
What about ingrowns?
Ingrowns can be battled by many things on the market now. I personally use witch hazel if I do see them. Twice a day use clears it up pretty well.
The epilator comes with a small bristled brush which is used to remove the hairs. Using a toothbrush and soap and water works pretty well to actually clean the product. Sanitizing can be achieved by using a toothbrush and peroxide and allowing to dry thoroughly before next use.