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I received a question from a reader today and decided I should share the answer and related information with everyone who reads these guides.
The question was, "It seems to be quite a time consuming process; can you only zap one hair at a time?" The answer to this question is yes. The beam of the Epila Laser is pinpoint sized. The professional laser treatments I had used a laser with a beam about the size of a pencil eraser. Any hairs within that area were treated simultaneously. With the Epila, it's one hair at a time, folks.
I have recommended having a helper several times in the past, and I shall do so again. When my hubby does the zapping for me on my underarm, he faces my skin straight on. He can see the whole area and can move from hair to hair much quicker than I would be able to. He gets into a rhythm. "beep beep beep, next hair, beep beep beep, next hair." He has noted that the hairs seem to grow in a pattern of lines, so he moves along a row, "beep beep beep, next hair, beep beep beep, next hair." He is greatly amused when he finds a hair that is a little longer than the others and sends up a tiny tendril of smoke when he zaps it. This seems to help hold his attention. :)
You really really REALLY need an assistant. The more I use this product, the more I realize that a second set of eyes and hands are absolutely essential. I will even suggest that it would be worthwhile to go half-and-half with a friend in buying the Epila Laser. That would make the item much more affordable AND you would have a dedicated helper.
In version (4.1) of this series, I will describe the physical characteristics and technical specifications of the Epila Laser unit.