Congrats on getting a fine epilator. Where you can use it? Anywhere it pulls the hair out without catching skin. Would I use it on my face? No. I wouldn’t. And I wouldn’t recommend any epilator on the face. They make attachments for the facial area. Basically it’s just a plastic shield that just allows fewer pinchers of the barrel to come into contact with the skin. But your gonna find that no hair removal system that’s temporary is without it’s drawbacks, and epilators are no different, no matter which brand. They can lead to some bumps and ingrowns. So for the face, spend the money for a goos electrolysis. It’s overwhelmingly the wise thing to do.
As for the 3370, follow the directions, hold it so the head is at a perpendicular right angle to the skin, take your time, get familiar with positions that help you get certain areas. We here call it ‘Bathroom Yoga’. And you should be all set. It’ll take a month or so to really get into the groove. At first it’s a pain in the arse to get all the first generation hairs. Remember these hairs have had a lifetime to anchor themselves in. And they’re a bit painful to unroot. After that, the hairs come out like a breeze. Use Tend Skin (or something like it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> ) and you’ll get smoothness. Without proper skincare following epilation, your skin can get coarse. It would be like shaving without gel on dry skin. You have to do the follow up work too, but you probably know that.
Now here’s the thing you have to note. The 3370’s head is an improved version of the 2170. The difference is the little pinhead type things on the barrel of the 3370 that tease up flat lying hairs. They call this the Hair Lift system, and it does work great. The head of the 2170 just has solid rails leading up to the tweezer things, and offer no ability to scoop up lazy hairs. As a result, although there are good points to the 2170, it can’t do as thorough job as the 3370. BUT*, there’s two drawback to the 3370’s head. First, the little pinheads cause more grip on the skin, and more so on looser skin (privates), this will strain the motor more. It’s a powerful little twelve volt motor, but it will slow the motor down if your skin becomes a bit sweaty and grippy.This causes a the motor to heat up a bit more than the 2170 would on the same area. The second thing is that, with the little Hair Lift pinheads getting a better grip on the skin, this will cause looser skin to get pinched if it’s not pulled tight. And as you get braver with your unit, you’re gonna find out what I mean. With the 2170 you can get the looser areas without worrying as much, it doesn’t grab skin half as much as the 3370, but you pay for it by a less than perfect job on the rest of your body.
So, what areas can you get with the 3370? Any areas you want below the neck. But point a fan towrds you to keep keep cool and your skin dry and pull all risky areas tightly with your other hand. If you get into the one area where you repeatedly get “bit”, back off, and maybe use a razor for those parts. Some find that’s the best solution.
If you take care of your unit, don’t press it too hard on your skin, clean the head only with alcohol and the little brush or a toothbrush, it should last a good long while. Come back and ask questions if you have any, we all very much apreciate Andrea’s site here as a resource. Send her a donation if you can. (I know I should get off my arse and donate too soon!). Thanks