Epila is a laser hair remover that can be used in the comfort of your own home. The type of laser it uses is the same as expensive commercial salon systems used worldwide today. The wavelength of the laser allows treatment of all skin tones except those that very dark. Epila emits light energy that is absorbed by the melanin pigment, resulting in rapid heating of the hair follicle. The heat destroys the papillae (hair follicles) that are responsible for hair growth. Treatment takes on average less than an hour per leg and should be painless, but if you experience discomfort, you can switch to a lower setting.