I’ve been using an Emjoi Optima for about 4 weeks and I want to caution you not to believe those who say there is no pain - there definitely is!!
I don’t want to scare you off; I’m using my epilator regularly and I’m very pleased with the results, but I’m not one for misleading marketing claims. They use terms like ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘prickling sensation’. Let’s face it - if it hurts, it hurts! And rotary epilation hurts! After all, it’s pulling out hairs by the roots!
I’m a man, and certainly results and sensations may be different for men than women (as they will be between different men and different women) but you can’t pull out hair and feel nothing. After months or years of constant use the skin may become less sensitive (I’m not there yet so I can’t say) but now that all my body hairs are young (fresh grown from plucked follicles) the pain is less and I am getting used to it. Nonetheless, though I consider the results worth the ‘discomfort’, it still hurts.
Also, I don’t think I buy the marketing line by Emjoi that an epilator with two rotary heads ‘pulls the skin taut’. Two heads may be more efficient than one (twice the tweezing per stroke) but I can’t see any ‘pulling taut’ action occurring and it works just as well if I tilt it up and just use one head - in fact there are several places on my body where that’s the only way to get the tweezer disks to make contact with the skin.
Bottom line, though, is that it works, it’s fairly easy, the pain is tolerable and I love the result. Thanks to my Optima I’m truly a Smooth Operator!!