Frequently Asked Questions Why does my Philips epilator have two speeds? Different body areas require different speeds. Our epilators with 2 speeds always start at speed II (fast). Change to speed I (slow) if you experience any pain. Speed 1: intended for epilating Areas with little hair growth Hard-to-reach areas Areas with bones directly beneath the skin, such as knees and ankles Speed 2 (higher speed): intended for epilating Larger areas Areas with more hair growth Note: You can only select Speed 2 while the epilating head is attached. How to select the speed: You select the speed by pressing the on/off button once or twice (press once for speed 2 and press twice for speed 1).