I find mine really good. The hair is noticeably thinner and doesn't grow back nearly as fast as with other methods, nor as dense or thick as it was. I am assured that the hairs growing back are not the ones I zapped as these go permanently, and it would seem this is so. I use three methods, shave if the hairs are a little long, then use the Elysee, then I epilate. Last time I zapped just my underarms, then epilated both armpits and legs. I now have a full growth of leg hair, but only 5-10 very short armpit hairs which I don't think you'd notice unless you had your face right in there (sorry for the graphic representation).
The one problem I have is that I find the gel pads a little difficult to source, but I can get them if I try and I'm okay now.
Sick of shaving my legs and underarm i thought that i'ld try a *relative* painfree way of defuzzing. How wrong i was. But to first begin i'll explain how this hair removal system works (or doesn't). You get this thing that looks a bit like a tv remote with a narrow end with a metal ring at the end with a hole in it which you put half a cotton bud in. Now, with the probe (i'll call it a probe cause i cant fathom what the hell it is) you get some conductive gel which you dip said cotton bud in making sure that the metal ring at the end of the probe is covered as well. What this probe does is it passes an electrical current through the hair, destroying the hair root so it wont grow back. Well thats the theory anyway. So you get your probe/half a cotton bud/conductive gel place it on the hair you want removing (notice that i said 'hair' not 'hairs') and push the little button on the probe. The current lasts about 20 second and you can pull the hair out with the tweaser provided. However, in my experience this doesn't work. The current passed through your skin is actually quite uncomfortable. It's a prolonged stinging sensation which makes your skin very sore afterwards. I read the manual on this and it suggested that i used more gel, which i did to no avail. This pack also comes with these pads which you plug into the probe and attact to your skin if you want ot treat larger areas. This is a joke as the pads are about 6cm by 3cm and dont cover much. The other problems with these pads is that thay are already covered by a gel which is reusable but i found that all they do is stick to you and dont come off (this is where it starts to become like waxing). These, like the probe, just left my skin sore and red. And after all this flapping around, no a single hair came out without pain. I might as well of plucked my legs one hair at a time for all the good it done me. And another thing. Although i
t says you can use it on your face, well i tried it out of curiousity and it felt like i was sucking tin foil. there was such a horrible metallic taste in my mouth that i had to brush my teeth. Now i dont have any fillings, so if you have any filling that are metal, or gold teeth or a brace, god help you. Overall, this is a painful, expensive, non productive way of trying to defuzz. It's totally inpractical for removing more than one hair at a time, and forget trying to do 'large' areas as the pads don't work and only stick to your skin.