Laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted hair on the face for Westlake Village residents

We see women on a daily basis who are fed up with unattractive and unwanted facial hair. Tired of waxing, tweezing, bleaching, and even shaving, most are desperate for a solution that really works. Laser hair removal is an excellent option for women who are embarrassed by facial hair and tired of the daily maintenance involved with trying to hide it from others.

Candidates for laser hair removal on the face

Most men and women are candidates for laser hair removal, including those with tanned skin or skin of color. When laser hair removal is done by an experienced team, people of all skin types should have a comfortable experience. Patients who are pregnant, taking certain medications, or have allergies may not be suitable candidates for laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is not effective on gray, white, red, or blonde hairs. Patients with dark hair are the best candidates for laser hair removal on the face.

What to expect with laser hair removal

For best results, patients should shave for at least three days prior to the treatment and should discontinue waxing and plucking at least four weeks before treatment.

Each removal session should only take about 5-10 minutes. After the procedure, patients may notice minor redness or swelling, but this should disappear within a few days. Sun exposure should be avoided for six weeks before and after treatment. If being in the sun is unavoidable, use SPF 50 or higher sunscreen.

How it works

Laser hair removal uses a single wavelength of light to penetrate the hair follicle and impair it from new growth. Because the hair grows in phases, multiple appointments are needed to target all the follicles. Sessions are typically scheduled every 6-8 weeks.

Call our Westlake Village office today at 805-379-DERM to schedule your consultation.


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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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