Agoura Hills residents ask, “How does laser hair removal work?”

If you are embarrassed to take your shirt off at the beach because of too much back hair, or are tired of constantly dealing with ingrown hairs as a result of too much waxing, it’s time to look into Laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is an extremely effective method for removing unwanted hair on many different areas of the body. If you are ready to stop the constant routine of shaving, waxing, or tweezing as a method to remove unwanted hair, it’s time to learn more about this long lasting cosmetic procedure.

How it Works

Laser hair removal involves the use of a concentrated pulse of light into the hair follicles. The light from the laser is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the follicles. It can be used on various areas of the body; the most common include the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini line.

Laser hair removal is highly desirable due to its ability to target hair quickly while leaving the skin surrounding the follicles unaffected. The laser pulses at a fraction of a second, allowing a small area to be treated quickly. Larger areas can take up to an hour. In most cases, five treatments are recommended for optimal results.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal.

  • Less shaving. Patients who receive the recommended number of treatments have up to a 90 percent reduction in hair. This will dramatically decrease the frequency of shaving needed.
  • Minimizes ingrown hairs. Less hair follicles means the amount of ingrown hairs is reduced.
  • Softer Skin. No more dealing with prickly hair stubble just a day (or even hours) after shaving.
  • Improved Confidence. The emotional benefits of laser hair removal are just as important as the physical. Most patients tell us that laser hair removal has made them feel confident enough to enjoy life again.

See how the team at Daphne I Panagotacos, M.D., can help you eliminate unwanted hair. If you are in the Agoura Hills area and interested in finding out if you are a candidate for laser hair removal, call today at 805-379-DERM to set up your risk-free consultation.


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Meet Dr. Daphne Panagotacos

Dr. Daphne Panagotacos graduated in medicine from USC Keck School of Medicine and served her dermatology residency at the Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital, in Cleveland Ohio. She is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery. Her clinic offers a broad range of services, covering all areas of dermatology.

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