I’ve been reading this site every once in a while, but this is my first post on the forum. I decided that I would like to share my experience with a light called Epilight. Now, this may sound ignorant, but I’m not postive that Epilight is a flashlamp-so I may be in the wrong forum, lol-but I know it’s not a laser. It works like a laser, though.
A little about me: I’m a 23 year old male(just had my BD on Wed, lol), and the past couple of years, I noticed that my beard was getting thicker. A few months ago, it was really driving me crazy. I always had stubble, even when I had just shaved. It was getting annoying to look in the mirror and see all of those little black dots of stubble all over my face. Now, I really don’t like body hair in general, but atleast on the body, you can wax or epilate. You can’t do that on a man’s face.
Anyway, I had looked into laser, but it was sooo expensive. Then my Mom had revealed to me that she had been going to this spa and getting Epilight treatments for hair on her chin. I decided that it sounded perfect for me. I went and met with the certified nurse who performed the procedure, and I decided to do it. I was a good candidate for this procedure because of my dark hair and light skin. At my consultation, she did a test patch on the side of my face, so I would know what to expect. I thought it wasn’t bad at all. She asked me if I wanted to use this product called Laser-Kane(sp?)-which is supposed to numb the skin-, but I passed, seeing as how that would be an extra 30 bucks. The procedure I was to have done would cost $295 a session for the full beard area. Not bad at all! Laser for the full beard was over $600, so this was half the price. She also offered a package, but at that time, I didn’t know how many sessions I wanted to have done, so I just opted to pay for them individually. I was very excited.
My first session: This may have been the most painful experience I’ve ever been through. Seriously, I didn’t know if I was gonna get throught it. The way it works is that there is a “beep” right before it zaps you, and that “beep” makes you so tense! Everytime she zapped me, my head bounced up. I felt like I was being electricuted or something. That day, my face was kind of red and sore. She told me I’d be fine by the next morning, and that the hairs that responded should fall out in about a week. When I went home that day, I figured that would be the last time I’d do this, because I couldn’t take the pain.
A week and a half later, I noticed that my face was smoother. I couldn’t believe it. It actually kind of worked. I could actually shave and be somewhat smooth. At this point, I would say maybe 15 or 20% of the hairs “fell out”, but still this was very exciting to me. She told me I needed to wait atleast 3 weeks between treatments. So I scheduled another appointment, only this time I told her I was definitely using Laser-Kane!
Second session: Wow. The Laser-Kane really helped. I could still feel it alright, but the pain was somewhat bearable this time. Definitely worth $30. This time, it took 2 weeks for the hairs to “fall out”. Maybe at this point, I’m at 35% clearance, I don’t know. But I do know that I LOVE running my hand against the growth of my beard and not feeling prickly stubble.
Third session: Now, I’m thinking that this may be my last session. After all, I didn’t want total clearance, just wanted to thin my beard out.
Fourth session: I decided to go back and do just my upper lip and chin, the parts that seems to have the thickest, most stubborn growth. I wanted it to be more even.
Ok, well, that’s what I’ve done so far. I think that I might have 65% clearance. I think I may like to have 2 more full beard sessions. I do beleive she told me that 5-6 treatment could possibly produce 80% clearance, so my results are in line with what the claims are. I just don’t have the money right now. But I can honestly say that I love the results. I really do. I love the confidence I have. I love feeling that when someone kisses me, they don’t feel thick, nasty stubble. I find myself constantly running my hands across my face, because I can’t believe I’m actually smooth. Wow, I can’t believe how much I love it. It was really worth it. I hope the results last.
If I ever get $rich$ one day, I wanna just have Epilight performed all over my body, and just be done with it, LOL.
Ok, well, I hope I may have helped anyone that’s thinking about Epilight or any other light-based treatments. Feel free to ask any questions.