Unwanted hair on the face or body can be annoying and unattractive. Plucking, tweezing, shaving, or using creams are temporary solutions that can irritate skin.
Permanent laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures in the United States, with nearly a million treatments performed annually in recent years. Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1990s, laser hair removal offered a more effective option than conventional hair removal treatments such as electrolysis, with a higher patient satisfaction rate.
At Daphne I. Panagotacos, MD, our team of board-certified physicians specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology offer cutting-edge, advanced skin treatment technologies for optimal outcomes, enhanced patient comfort, and long-term results.
We are pleased to offer our patients from Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and surrounding neighborhoods permanent laser hair removal with the Palomar Icon by Cynosure, a leading developer of light-based medical and cosmetic technology. The Palomar Icon provides maximum versatility in its platform technology, treating multiple skin conditions, including wrinkle reduction, stretch mark treatment, acne and surgical scar removal, pigmentation treatment, sun damage treatment, and permanent hair removal.
While laser hair removal has been an effective way to treat unwanted hair growth for a while, traditional lasers still had a few limitations. Treatment was typically only effective on dark hairs and certain skin types, and could be a long, mildly uncomfortable procedure.
With its customized, interchangeable hand devices, the Icon MaxYs and Icon MaxR high peak power allows our professional skin care team to effectively, comfortably, and permanently remove finer and lighter hair, on all types of skin, even tanned, and cover larger portions of the body such as the legs, back, and chest. This state of the art technology also offers additional benefits such as FDA-approved melanin reader, which helps us evaluate the skin precisely to determine the most effective settings, and advanced contact cooling, which provides for greater patient comfort and skin protection.
If you would like to get rid of excess hair forever, with the most effective technology and gentle, personalized treatment, contact our attentive, patient-focused team at Daphne I. Panagotacos today at 805-379-3376.
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.