In 2016, lots of women who have in the past shaved their bikini area and legs are currently searching for alternative methods of hair reduction or removal with the hope of achieving better results. An epilator differs from a shaver in that it is able to quickly remove each hair at the root by gripping it in a tweezer-like action and plucking it out.-Is an epilator more effective than a shaver? When using an epilator the hairs are removed at the root from within the skin, which means that there is no stubble left behind, leaving the skin feeling much smoother.-When the hair grows back, will it be thicker? No – individual hair thickness is determined by the follicle in which it growing and epilation will not change this. However, using an epilator over a period of time can cause the hairs to grow back with finer tips, which can reduce the rough feel from a blunt tip, as left after using shaver, which can cause the hairs to appear darker or thicker.-Does using an epilator cause any discomfort? The tweezer method by which the hairs are pulled out can sometimes cause minor irritation, particularly for new users, though it is usually less painful than plucking your eyebrows.-What is the most effective way use an epilator? The best time to use an epilator is straight after a shower or warm bath in the evening, as this is when your skin is nice and relaxed. In fact many of the higher spec models are waterproof and may be used while you are actually in the shower or bath. Any irritation is usually gone by the time you wake up in the morning, leaving you with beautiful smooth legs. Another advantage of using an epilator is that the hairs will grow back at a much slower rate, as this is determined by the individual follicle’s growth stage. Frequent use of an epilator over time will eventually cause a reduction in re-growth so you can benefit from smoother legs for longer.