Epila CT-808 home laser hair removal

I’ve reviewed the forum and found quite a lot of references to this Epila system that is sold on the internet and particuarly on E-Bay, however despite several members warning to be careful of buying these machines due to their cheapness and also a perception of low power, the only real reported results I can find are actually positive in that the machine did remove hair, albeit pretty much one at a time.

I can’t find any references linking this machine to problems with burns, or even a lack of effectiveness, but not much actual first hand experience at all seems to be available at the moment. Does anyone have experience with the machine? Are there any users out there who’ve had the machine a few months and can let everyone know what can be expected, what the capabilities and limitations are?

Hope someone can help to give more info on this product as it’s being marketed aggressively, with very strong claims and it would be good to have some validated public knowledge out there about what people should expect for their money and what they should not expect.

David Mayland

There are no published studies indicating this device can result in the permanent removal of hair. If that is your goal, you need to look at treatment with a device that has published results.


Thanks for your quick response. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> In fact it’s the lack of published results that leads me to ask this question. I’m interested in both permanent or even semi-permanent hair removal, depending on what the machine might have proven to be capable of. The unit sells for only $300 which I can spend in two trips to a clinic, so even if it works and can remove 50% of hair, or needs to be used every six months, still there may be some value in that. I am however concerned that it simply doesn’t work at all, or causes burns <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />, or is temperamental etc. and am hoping to find some first hand expriences by other members to make some kind of judgement…

David Mayland

If you seek permanent removal, with removal being the key word, seek electrolysis. If long term reduction is a goal, then find a good laser and a good practioner. Laser’s results are hard to guarantee or predict but you will find yourself eliminating hair. The stragglers - or in some cases, patches - can be taken care of with electrolysis. I wouldn’t count too much though on newer models that lack published results. Don’t let money be the obstacle.