The Panasonic ES-WD51-P receives rave reviews because compared to other epilators it is less painful, does not pinch your skin and really gets the job done fast. It use can be painful (tiny electrical shock feelings) but you get used to the feeling so after the first 1 to 3 uses it really is no big deal. Those ladies who choose this unit because it is fast and after using one the hair comes in less dense so future epilating becomes less of a chore and you can go longer in-between times.
What we like:
The dual heads really make a huge difference between the effectiveness of this particular epilator over other brands. Dry works much better and faster than using it on wet skin (water makes hairs stick to your skin) but that is simply perhaps a preference thing. The cordless features mean you can virtually shave anywhere you please. The egg shape of the unit makes a very comfortable fit in your hand. Has a “beginner cap” that allows a new user to get used to the expected pain of using it. This is also convenient for when someone used to using it on the legs uses it for the first time on a sensitive area like underarms.
What we don’t like:
Removing your hair wet doesn’t work as well as when using it on dry skin. The travel bag could be made of better quality materials and it is a little big so areas for improvements down the line because these little touches do add to the overall customer satisfaction.
The bottom line:
The Panasonic ES-WD51-P works well for those seasoned at using it as well as beginners thanks to the special cap that allows those new to using an epilator to use it while getting used to how it works and especially to experiencing the expected pain until it becomes like “second nature”. The process is quick and most find the versatile head options to be convenient. The unit is well made and should last for years.