(redirected from epilator)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.


Removal of the hair by the roots by the use of forceps, chemical means, or roentgenotherapy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
For instance, Braun Silk Epil 9, 7, and Philips Satinelle are some of the epilators specially designed for men.
Epilators can be painful and are time consuming too use, but they deliver good results.
The portable ES-WD74 foam epilator is completely waterproof - fully immiscible and can be used in the bath with lather or used dry, a statement said.
Braun Silk-Eapil's Dual Epilator. What the box says: A ground-breaking product combining the long-lasting benefits epilation with an exfoliation blade.
The epilator with characteristics such as gentler, smoother and faster, ensures that the skin stays soft and supple while removing unwanted body hair leaving the skin with a healthy glow.
Braun the world's leading epilator manufacturer, launched Braun's first Wet & Dry epilator 7 Xpressive, designed to be used both in, and out, of water.
One end houses the epilator and the other an electric shaver.
Klum's role as a spokeswoman for German electronics company Braun's Soft-Perfection Epilator prompted the company to protect its assets by insuring the model's legs for nearly 52 million.
EPILATOR: Braun Silk-epil 5780, PS39.99, johnlewis.com Epilators can be painful and are time-consuming to use but they deliver good results.
So interested candidates who wish to further expanding their knowledge in the electrolysis field and learning how to use epilator for treatment of a number of skin conditions can book their place in Sterex Academy Advanced Electrolysis Course.
The court did denounce a foul-mouthed rap by Mr McIntyre - spawned after accusations Deana had used an epilator on the kitchen table, leaving leg hairs behind - as "vile abuse".
38072 www.EchoOffers.co.uk 0844 448 1218 Quoting 38072 GROOMING PLEASE SEND mE CODE QTY PRICE TOTAL Epilator D5714 PS19.99 4 x AAA Duracell Batteries D1842 PS3.49 Postage PS3.95 TOTAL smooth in seconds and lasts for weeks!