13 07 laser hair removal canada info factsDescription: An intense pulsed light (IPL) system, EpiLight has a variable wavelength that makes it effective on a wide range of skin tones, but you must have hair colour that's darker than your skin.

How it's done: Your sex, complexion, hair colour and texture are entered into the system's computer and the right wavelength is chosen. It works in a similar way to laser, but light is projected through a filter. You will need several treatments to totally remove the hair from an area.

Complications: Some clients get a mild burn; blisters are rare. Some dark-skinned clients may experience a change in skin pigmentation, which fades in six months.

Recovery: Two days.

Cost: $100 to $1,700 per treatment.