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The removal of hair by the roots.
- ‘Although laser assisted epilation is not considered a permanent way of removing hair, some patients will achieve a long term reduction in hair density after a single treatment.’
- ‘Lasers operating at these wavelengths have been shown to penetrate skin to 3 mm or more with useful fluence and have been successfully applied to laser epilation.’
- ‘Numerous methods are used for epilation, from tweezers to devices that pluck several hairs at once.’
Late 19th century: from French épiler, from é- (expressing removal) + Latin pilus strand of hair on the pattern of depilation.
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