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Definition of Epilation

Epilation: Removal of body hair, including the hair root, by means of electrical device, tweezers, or wax. Epilation may be performed by a dermatologist, but is more commonly done for cosmetic purposes by a facial technologist or esthetician. After epilation, the skin may be particularly sensitive. Also known as depilation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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