Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc.

Dermatology located in Westlake Village, CA

Compared to shaving, waxing, and hair removal creams, laser hair removal offers a more permanent way to get rid of face and body hair that won’t irritate your skin. At Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., in Westlake Village, California, Daphne Panagotacos, MD, and Stephanie Porter, DNP, use the Palomar Icon™ laser by Cynosure® to perform laser hair removal. This system delivers outstanding laser hair removal results for all skin tones and types. Find out more about Palomar laser hair removal by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

If body hair removal is a regular part of your routine, consider cutting back on time and lifetime costs by getting laser hair removal at Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc. 

Laser hair removal eliminates body hair semi-permanently using a powerful laser light that treats hair in the growth phase and the follicles from which they grow. 

Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., uses the versatile Palomar Icon™ laser by Cynosure® for comfortable laser hair removal treatments. There are several choices for light wavelengths and handpieces, and this laser hair removal system stands out since it can treat any skin type safely.

Using the same laser system, Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., treats scars, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and other skin features that many people would rather not have. 

Which areas of body hair can laser hair removal treat?

The Icon laser uses two handpieces that can efficiently and comfortably treat nearly any area of unwanted body hair, large or small. Even if you have many areas in mind, or if your targeted treatment area is extensive, the laser can treat hundreds of follicles during each session.

Areas to target with laser hair removal that tend to be favorable include:

  • Face
  • Back 
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line

Some follicles are actively growing while others are not in the growth phase at a given time. You’ll need 5-10 sessions to remove all of the body hair in the areas you intend to target. Keep in mind that dark and coarse hair clears faster while fine, light hair needs more sessions overall. 

Is laser hair removal comfortable?

The Icon system makes laser hair removal more comfortable than otherwise with a couple of unique features. For your comfort, the Icon includes:

A melanin reader

This Icon feature reads the amount of pigment, called melanin, in your skin so your provider knows which setting to use for your hair removal treatment. 

Advanced contact cooling

Without advanced contact cooling, you would feel the full effect of the extreme heat that the laser light emits. The cooling system counteracts the heat on your skin while also providing a degree of additional protection for your skin. 

If you want to improve your face or body hair removal routine, call Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., for a laser hair removal consultation or book online today.