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Removal of the hair by the roots by the use of forceps, chemical means, or roentgenotherapy.



the removal of hair for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. Epilation is used, frequently in conjunction with other methods, to treat certain skin and hair diseases, including tricho-phytosis, microsporosis, and favus. The hair may be removed by special forceps, chemical agents (such as epilating wax), or roentgenotherapy. Electrolysis produces the most long-lasting effect, however, because the needle electrode destroys the hair bulbs, thus causing the hair to stop growing; with all the other methods of epilation, the hair grows back.

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99 They say: A 'sixth generation' epilator that can be used in the bath to open pores for less painful plucking.
Leading producer of electrical appliances, German-based Braun, has completed 90 years as a globally successful brand and market leader in the foil shaver, epilator and handblender segments.
Epilators are best used on legs but can be used anywhere as long as you have a high threshold for pain.
One end houses the epilator and the other an electric shaver.
While there have been many variables in the past year that have affected business, Emjoi continues to generate significant increases in sales with its varied models of Epilators ranging in price from $19.
During the course participants learn that Sterex epilators are not a one trick pony and they play a very important role in the advanced electrolysis field.
This is because the majority of products in the category are typically purchased by middle-income and a high-income women, while low-income Egyptian women tend to stick to traditional methods such as waxing, halawa (sugaring) and epilators.
All fragrance shops do wholesale business in an area that deals predominantly with hairdryers, epilators, video recorders and a variety of appliances.
Always known for its epilators, the company seeks to be a more complete resource in personal-care products in the United States.
In hair-removal products, including shavers and epilators, business has improved in both units and dollars, according to David Williams, group marketing manager for personal care and professional products for Panasonic.
On the downside, epilators can take longer and if you're a bit timid, you might end up snapping the hairs rather than pulling them out cleanly.