General dermatologist in the Westlake Village area describes laser hair removal

Unwanted hair grows everywhere on the body and affects both men and women. Areas such as the bikini line, face, underarms, and legs are common areas where men and women will use a variety of methods for grooming. Waxing, shaving, and plucking are common ways to deal with this hair, but a lot of time and effort is spent removing the hair repeatedly. Instead, patients who want to remove hair from their body permanently can consider the benefits of laser hair removal.

This revolutionary method allows patients to reduce hair on specific areas of the body. Laser light is administered to target the pigmentation of hair follicles and deaden them while in the active growth phase. This can provide permanent results.

Laser hair removal is safe and effective. Patients must undergo several treatments for permanent reduction of the hair. Hair grows in various phases, and the laser can only target those follicles that are in the active growth phase. After each treatment, hairs fall out. Because the active growth phase occurs in cycles, not until new hair begins to regrow can the next treatment be given. With each treatment, fewer hairs regrow.

Patients can ask about what to expect before, during, and after their appointments. Appointment times vary depending on the size of the area receiving treatment, but most will last less than an hour. Patients may experience a slight snapping sensation on the skin, but will be relatively comfortable throughout their session. Topical anesthetics may be used on the skin before treatment for ultimate comfort.

Dr. Daphne I. Panagotacos, MD of Westlake Village is a general dermatologist who provides laser hair removal for patients who want to rid themselves of unwanted hair. Using this amazing technology, patients can save the time once spent on waxing and shaving and enjoy this time doing the things they love!

Laser hair removal is affordable, and many patients are candidates for treatment. If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal and determine if you can benefit from it, contact Dr. Daphne I. Panagotacos, MD today to schedule your complimentary consultation appointment and skincare evaluation.


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