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#36865 - 10/24/06 04:09 PM Babyliss 8642U
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I have been using the babyliss sensor for a few weeks now and have been very pleased with the results. I use to have to shave every day. Just wondered if anyone else has any experience with it?? It has a sensor and patches. After about 8 weeks my top lip is completely cleared. legs are a lot less hairy as so are underarms and bikini. Does anyone know if its best to epilate after use or is it ok to shave? I only need to shave once a week now, just not sure if its best to epilate though. I live in the UK

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#36866 - 10/24/06 06:06 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U
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Please do yourself a favor and click on the search button here on hairtell. Type in scam or the actual name of the product and read on!

Dee
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#36867 - 10/24/06 06:33 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U
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I find its working ok thanks

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#36868 - 10/24/06 10:01 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U
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Hair growth cycles are more than a couple weeks. Regrowth occurs, depending on the area plucked, 6-13 weeks later. Please inform us when you achieve permanent hair removal,if that is what you are looking for with this product.
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#36869 - 10/26/06 11:37 AM Re: Babyliss 8642U
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I will thanks.

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#40098 - 03/11/07 10:51 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: dfahey]
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Hi, I (perhaps) stupidly bought this product about 10 minutes before discovering this sight, but it was £25 and it seemed worth it if just for the attempt....Do you think the person that posted these comments was working for babyliss or whatever?
I think I thought because its babyliss....a well known(trusted?!)reputable company...that they wouldnt sell something that didnt work.....Do you think its possible that this person is telling the truth and did infact have success?
I havent received the product yet but I will give it a shot and just see....

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#40105 - 03/12/07 12:05 AM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: Tomas k Edison 14]
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No, it is not possible that this person is telling the truth. This is a scam product and will not permanently remove hair. It is possible though, that this person is deluding him/herself into believing it is working. Some people can only learn things the hard way.

You are welcome to come back in a year and fill in the blank where anonymous left off and give us your full report about this product. We would be grateful to you.

Dee
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#42771 - 06/09/07 06:58 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: dfahey]
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Hi all,

I'm sorry to bring up this old topic, but I'm thinking of getting this product.

I realise having down some background reading that it will not permanently remove hair, however, I'm not fussed as long as it removes it for a couple of weeks - I have an epilator for my legs/pits, but I just can't take the pain of doing my bikini line!

Does anyone know if it's actually effective for temporary hair removal, or whether it's completely useless?

If anyone has any better products which fit my description: removes bikini line hair/not agony/not too expensive then please let me know of it!

Thanks in advance \:\)

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#42784 - 06/10/07 12:17 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: Velda]
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You can get this product if your mind is set on a temporary outcome. There are cheaper temporary methods that don't hurt and are cheap (proper shaving, depilatories).

Keep in mind that you may want to save your money and research permanent methods so you are not dogged with chasing hair forever. Electrolysis and laser(if you are a candidate) doesn't equate with agony. If you are really sensitive, there are great numbing creams, if used properly, that can help you.

If you want to spend money on this temporary product, then do it! You hopefully have read the information about babyliss so you know what you are getting for your money - TEMPORARY HAIR REMOVAL. I can think of cheaper ways to getting to your goal.

Dee
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British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

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#42785 - 06/10/07 02:04 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: dfahey]
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I bought a numbing spray - "Xylocaine" I think, but found that it numbed only the top bit of skin rather than further down to the roots of hairs - thus epilation was still out of the question \:\(

Thanks for your advice though, I shall explore some other methods.

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#42786 - 06/10/07 03:39 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: Velda]
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The xylocaine/lidocaine spray is not effective. Aplying something like EMLA as thick as cake frosting (or 1/4" inch thick), occluding it for 1.5 - 2 hours works for most, but I'm talking about using this for electrolysis and laser. You need something that penetrates the tough skin barrier and gets down to the nerve bundles that surround each and every hair.

I do hope you spend your money on something that is not useless and scammy and it does sound that you may \:\)

Dee
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British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#42788 - 06/10/07 06:33 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: dfahey]
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I'm curious about this product and basically epilations in general. Is teh hair being ripped out of the root or is it somehow sanded down. I thought the hair was being pulled out from the root. If so, will this cause more hair growth? I ask this because if I can use this product on my upper arms in 5 weeks after the hair starts growing back from the laser treatment, I can extend the time for treatments. It very expensive and if I can delay the laser for several more weeks that would be excellent. Again, I do not want the hairs to get worse or thicker. Can anyone answer this?

Thanks

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#42794 - 06/10/07 10:44 PM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: mike856nj]
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mike, when removing hair with the root, there is always a possibility of the hair getting stronger as you're increasing blood supply to the area. if the laser treatments are not working, why not invest the money you're spending on this in electrolysis? otherwise, you can remove the hair cheaper with just waxing every 4-5 weeks if all you're getting is temporary removal and with waxing, you won't have to wait 3 weeks for shedding.

Velda, I don't know how expensive you think laser hair removal is, but if you're just doing regular bikini, you can have 6-8 treatments spaced 8-12 weeks apart at about $100-150 each. It's not that much more expensive than waxing, but you would be getting permanent removal and won't have to deal with the issues of irritation etc that you're dealing with now. It's the best money I've ever spent. If you have coarse dark hair and light skin, I personally don't think it's worth spending hundreds of dollars a year for the rest of your life on temporary methods. Just something to consider.

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#42806 - 06/11/07 07:26 AM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: dfahey]
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Dee, I have found Bactine with 2.5% lidocaine decently effective, and inexpensive. It's my topical of choice these days. It works fast, and can be applied mid-hour during the session for good effectiveness. Like everything else, it mutes the edge of the pain, but doesn't totally numb, of course. I still use Tridocaine on the more sensitive areas like feet and side of knees, but I don't apply it that thick. Manufacturer directions state that it doesn't really help occluding airflow. Being that EMLA is very similar to Tridocaine, I can't really see the sense in putting it on as thick as cake frosting. A sixteenth of an inch is going to deliver all the body can really use anyway. You know it doesn't take much lidocaine to do the job, effectiveness relies on lipid barrier penetration rates.

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#42808 - 06/11/07 11:27 AM Re: Babyliss 8642U [Re: Mantaray]
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EMLA has the ability to totally numb an area if used properly. These are the manufacturer's directions concerning dosage and administration. I don't have the time to get direct words copied and pasted here right at this time, but will try to later.

Dee
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British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

http://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16

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#42815 - 06/12/07 05:44 AM Re: Babyless 8642U [Re: dfahey]
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I've read the directions for use of Emla cream. I know it asks to apply thick and occlude. What I'm saying is that there's nothing unique with Emla cream. At 5%, it's 25 mg/gm lidocaine, that's .025gm/gm, that's 2.5% lidocaine, and the prolicaine makes up the other 2.5%. The thick viscosity is the method they use to try keeping the cream localized, instead of a more watery mixture, occluding only helps it from physically falling or smearing off. Bactine can approach the same effectiveness if rubbed in and allowed time to transit the barrier. After all, it's the exact same strength of lidocaine.

The point I'm raising is that for the price of Emla, and how much of it they ask consumers to expend with each application, it's far more feasible to go with Bactine and apply it well, maybe twice before treatment. $42.00 for 30grams Emla, that's a little steep. plus all the shipping charges and waiting. You can get Bactine at Wal-Mart for $2.80 for a 5 oz. pump spray bottle. Dee, know I'm posting this just to alert consumers that they have real, and effective choices that might work for them. Have fun in Chicago, don't take the Elevated Train into any bad areas. I once did that by mistake at 3:00 in the morning.

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