EpiLight IPL Hair Removal Scottsdale
Imagine not having to shave, tweeze, wax, or endure the tedious process of electrolysis again…
Unwanted hair can be gently removed by a flash of light with a new
technological breakthrough brought to you by the EpiLight™ Hair Removal System.
Whether on the face, back, legs, bikini line or just about anywhere, EpiLight™ Hair Removal System safely and effectively reduces stubborn annoying hairs.*
For many men and woman who suffer from unwanted hair, this may sound like a dream come true.
Individual results may vary.
23 year old male with chest hair before and after one treatment.
Most Commonly Asked Questions about the EpiLight™ Hair Removal System
Q: What is the EpiLight™ Hair Removal System?
A: The EpiLight™ Hair Removal System is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes an intense light source to reduce undesired hair from all parts of the body. The EpiLight™ Hair Removal System efficiently reduces unwanted hair for a longer period of time than electrolysis, plucking, waxing, or shaving, and may possibly reduce it!*
Q: How does EpiLight™ remove hair?
A: EpiLight™ uses pulsed light to reduce hair.* First, a cool gel is applied to the skin, and a hand held treatment unit gently touches the skin. In a flash, pulses of light safely penetrate the skin to heat the root of the hair, causing it to fall out. The EpiLight™ procedure disables hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated area falls out within a week or two.*
Before Epilight™ Treatment
White and dark hairs of varying depths and textures
Scattering of light during treatment
Epilight™ intense pulsed light safely penetrates the skin and destroys target hairs.*
One month after treatment
Most of hair is destroyed and the remaining hair is thinner, lighter, and/or damaged.*
Q: Can all hair colors and parts of the body be treated?
A: The system’s design allows a customized treatment according to your hair color, texture, and location on the body. EpiLight™ can remove all hair colors from various parts of the body including the chin, upper lip, cheeks, legs, arms, underarms, and back – as well as sensitive areas like the nose, chest, and bikini line.*
Individual results may vary.
Q: Can ingrown hairs be treated?
A: The EpiLight™ Hair Removal System leaves you clear of ingrown hairs, and is particularly effective in treating existing ingrown hairs.*
Q: What does the EpiLight™ treatment feel like?
A: When EpiLight™’s pulse of light is delivered to the hair, you may feel a mild sting or pinch similar to the snap of a rubber band. This sensation lasts only a few seconds, and no local anesthesia or pain medication is required. Patients say it is extremely less painful than waxing or electrolysis.*
Q: How many treatments are required?
A: It varies upon your particular set of conditions, such as hair color and location on the body. Approximately four treatments are necessary for the best results, with each session usually lasting 10-30 minutes. Included in the cost of your treatment is a scheduled program using specific set intervals as determined by your physician.* Any additional EpiLight™ Hair Removal treatments will be discussed with you by your physician.
Q: Is it safe?
A: The EpiLight™ Hair Removal System has been approved by the FDA and no negative long-term side effects have been found.
Individual results may vary.
Q: Are there any side effects at all?
A: You may experience some short-term side effects. This may include slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which goes away within a few days. In rare instances there may be some blistering.*
Q: Are there any restrictions on my activities after treatment?
A: You can return to work the same day and resume all regular activities. You should limit sun exposure and make sure to use a sun block during the treatment period, which is a good idea at all times. Sun tanning increases the concentration of melanin which competes with the target area for the energy absorption from EpiLight™.
Q: Who are candidates for treatment?
A: Most people can be treated with EpiLight™ Hair Removal System, however, check with your doctor. This may require a consultation visit. You are not a good candidate if you are pregnant, use medications to prohibit exposure to light, suffer from diabetes, or if you feel you can not attend more than one treatment.
Q: What are hair removal alternatives and benefits of using the EpiLight™ system?
A: Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods that must be repeated on a regular basis. Hair removal with EpiLight™ offers longer lasting results. Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to destroy them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. With long lasting to results, the EpiLight™ Hair Removal System can remove as many hairs in one second as electrolysis can remove in an hour.* EpiLight™ non-invasively treats hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously.
Q: How is EpiLight™ different from lasers?
A: The patented technology used by EpiLight™ allows your doctor to customize treatment specifically for your hair color, texture, and body location. This flexible approach to treatment cannot be achieved with any laser or noninvasive method currently available.
Q: What is the preparation before a treatment session?
A: Do not pluck, tweeze, wax, or bleach the area being treated for at least two weeks before each appointment. Feel free to use scissors to trim the hair to be treated. Shaving is fine as long as an eighth of an inch of hair can be seen. Two weeks prior to your procedure, limit your sun exposure and use a UVA/UVB protective sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 during daylight hours.
Q: Are there any diet restrictions prior to a treatment session?
A: Your diet is generally unrelated to the treatments, except for Beta-Carotene, which may interfere with the effectiveness of the laser. Beta-Carotene, found in carrots, vitamin A supplements, squash, and other vegetables, is deposited in the skin, producing a subtle orange or yellow color in the skin. This pigment absorbs laser energy, preventing it from reaching the hair follicle, and increasing the absorption of laser energy in the skin. Beta carotene persists for months after ingestion. Patients interested in the best results from laser hair removal will benefit from discontinuing using all forms of beta carotene.
Q: How effective is the removal of hair?
A: Waxing, shaving, plucking all produce hair removal which is temporary but lasers produce more effective results.* While there are no guarantees and the outcome can be variable, more treatments will lead to greater degrees of effective hair reduction.
Q: Is the procedure guaranteed?
A: Similar to reputable medical practices, ethical laser hair removal establishments do not guarantee results. It is impossible to make promises to patients, especially when results are contingent upon how many visits are required and other variables.
Q: Can the same services be found at a discount laser hair removal clinic?
A: Established medical centers with excellent reputations do not discount their fees. Just as patients must rely upon the experience and expertise as the criteria in choosing a medical practitioner, the same is true in choosing where to go for laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is also an exacting science, which requires individual attention and experience with a trained, caring, professional staff.