Laser Hair Removal Specialist

M Family Care

Family Practice located in Henderson, NV

Imagine how much time and trouble you’d save if you never had to worry about shaving or waxing again. At M Family Care in Henderson, Nevada, you can actually achieve that freedom through a laser hair removal alternative called intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal. To schedule your IPL hair removal appointment, click the online booking tool, or call the office today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does IPL hair removal work?

IPL delivers scattered broad spectrum light below your skin, into the hair follicles. The pigment inside your hair follicles absorbs the light, and in that instant, the light converts to heat. The heat severely damages the cells in your hair follicle, which disables it to halt future growth.

How is IPL different than laser hair removal?

IPL uses scattered light while lasers deliver just one focused light beam at a time. It takes longer to remove hair with a laser since it treats only one hair with each light pulse while the IPL device treats multiple hairs at once.

Since lasers are more powerful than IPL pulses, there's often a difference in the way it feels, too. IPL is generally more comfortable than laser hair removal. You may feel a momentary snapping sensation as the light touches your hair follicles, but it isn’t painful and goes away fast.

Am I a good candidate for IPL hair removal?

The ideal candidate for IPL hair removal has light skin and dark hair. Generally, the bigger the color difference between your hair and skin, the better the IPL device can target your melanin and destroy the follicles.

The only colors of hair that IPL or laser hair removal can't treat are white and grey. Because white and grey hair lack melanin, there's nothing for the light to target.

Where on my body can I have IPL hair removal?

IPL hair removal is safe and effective for most areas on your body, including:

  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper lip

The only areas with hair that you can't treat include nose and ear hair.

How many IPL hair removal sessions will I need?

It depends on the area that you're treating, your hair color, your skin color, and other factors specific to you. Most patients need anywhere from four to eight treatments to get lasting hair reduction. Your treatments will be at least a month apart, and you'll see steady results as you go.

Use the online scheduler, or call M Family Care to book your hair removal appointment now.