Hair Removal Specialist

Sunshine Medical Center LLC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics & Geriatrics located in Sarasota, FL

When you remove facial and body hair with shaving, waxing, or trimming, it typically grows back within a matter of days or weeks. At Sunshine Medical Center LLC in Sarasota, Florida, you can get hair removal treatments with intense pulsed light (IPL) to permanently reduce your body hair. Soordal Prakash, MD, and Shanthi Prakash, MD, perform these treatments safely on any area of skin that you specify. To learn more about IPL hair removal and compare it to your current hair removal routine, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book an appointment online today.

Hair Removal Q&A

What is hair removal?

Hair removal is a procedure that minimizes body hair growth in the long term. Sunshine Medical Center LLC offers hair removal treatments using intense pulsed light (IPL), a form of light that many people mistake for laser light. 

While laser hair removal is another popular option, IPL uses a form of light that is scattered instead of concentrated and uses a multi-spectrum light instead of a single light wavelength. 

When used in treatment, intense pulsed light looks like a series of quick camera flashes. Your follicles, the cells within your skin that grow hair, absorb the light. The light damages the follicles so they can no longer perform their function without harming the surrounding skin. 

Which areas can I target with hair removal treatments?

With IPL hair removal, you can safely target various areas of your body that you usually shave, wax, or pluck. The team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC plans your treatment according to your specifications, and you can remove hair from one or many areas of your body. 

You can target the following areas with IPL hair removal:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Chin and jaw
  • Upper lip
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Back

A complete IPL hair removal treatment plan usually results in a 92% hair reduction. If or when your hair regrows, the hair is typically finer, lighter, and less dense than before your treatments. 

How does IPL hair removal feel?

IPL is a very gentle option for hair removal that doesn’t cause pain or discomfort for most patients. Each time the light flashes, you feel a warming sensation on your skin. If you have concerns about pain or discomfort, the team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC may offer you a soothing numbing cream before the procedure starts. 

How many hair removal treatments do I need?

The exact number of hair removal treatments you need with IPL at Sunshine Medical Center LLC depends on the coarseness, color, and density of your body hair in the treatment areas you specify. 

After examining you and discussing your goals, the team predicts the number of treatments you need. In most cases, it takes between six and eight sessions for complete hair removal. 

If you’re one of the many people who prefer to sport hairless, sleek skin but are frustrated with your current hair removal method, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book a consultation online for IPL hair removal treatments today.

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