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December 2020

Laser Hair Removal

By Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Shaving, waxing, and plucking are messy, inefficient ways to remove unwanted hair. Get permanent hair reduction with a laser hair removal treatment. Here at San Pedro Laser Center we can help you get that smooth touchable skin you’ve always wanted. Make an appointment at our clinic using the online tool or by calling the practice today.

For laser hair removal we use the Icon laser, which employs fractional laser technology, to deliver energy deep into the skin to destroy hair follicles. After a series of treatments, hair growth is minimized for good. The energy penetrates deep below the skin’s surface, so the outer layer of skin is unaffected.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

For laser hair removal Dr. Divi uses the Icon laser, which employs fractional laser technology, to deliver energy deep into the skin to destroy hair follicles. After a few simple treatments, hair growth is minimized for good. The energy penetrates deep below the skin’s surface, so the outer layer of skin is unaffected.

Why should I choose laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, which lasts just a day or two, or waxing, which lasts just a few weeks, laser hair removal lasts. It either permanently halts growth in specific areas or slows the growth so much that it’s barely noticeable. It also leaves your skin smoother than other removal methods. It works on a variety of skin types.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of Icon laser treatments you need depends on the area you’re targeting for hair removal.
Thicker patches of hair may require more treatments than other areas of your body. A customized plan will be created for you, so you get the results you desire.

Multiple treatment sessions also mean you target hair that’s in different cycles of growth. This way, you get all of the hair. For most people an 80 – 90% reduction in hair growth can be seen after 6 – 10 sessions. This does vary for each person and the area that is being treated.

What areas can be treated with laser to remove hair?

Most areas that have unwanted hair can be treated with the Icon laser. Common areas treated by Dr. Divi include the

  • Face
  • Bikini area
  • Torso
  • Underarms
  • Back

What happens during a laser hair removal treatment session?

After a session, you may have slight redness in the treated areas, but you can go right back to your normal, daily activities.

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Laser Scar Removal

By Scar Removal

Scar Removal

Offering scar removal skin treatments to patients in Southern Los Angeles

Scar Removal Specialist

Scars, whether they’re on the face or on the body, can be embarrassing and upsetting for many patients today. Patients who are dealing with flat scars that mar their appearance can opt for scar removal with the Cynosure® ICON™ laser. San Pedro Laser Center in San Pedro, California, offers this service to patients who are ready to enjoy scar-free skin at last. To discuss your removal options, call our office, or use our convenient online scheduling tool to make your appointment today.

Scar Removal Q and A

Who is a good candidate for laser scar removal?

Candidates for laser scar removal can include nearly anyone who is troubled by scars on their face or body. Certain types of scars such as acne scars, surgical scars, or other flat types of scars, are best suited for this type of treatment. Keloid scars — the scars that are highly raised off the skin — are usually not good candidates for laser scar removal. Lighter skin tones usually respond best to laser removal, but treatment can be customized for even darker skin tones in some cases. If you’re unsure whether you’re a good candidate to have your scar removed by laser, please contact San Pedro Laser Center, and we’ll be glad to set up a consultation for you.

What does laser scar removal feel like?

Laser scar removal is generally not painful thanks to the Advanced Contact Cooling™ that’s part of the ICON laser system. Heat from the laser is offset by immediate cooling, making the process quite tolerable for most patients.

How does laser scar removal work?

The ICON laser emits fractional laser light that targets the scar tissue to cause a breakdown of that tissue. The scar tissue fragments are then absorbed back into the body to be eliminated through the body’s normal elimination processes.

How many treatments are needed?

Most patients need four to eight treatment sessions in total, but this does vary by individual. San Pedro Laser Center is happy to arrange a consultation for you so they can create a custom treatment plan based on your specific scars. Each treatment session is quite short, usually 30 minutes or less.

What can you expect after treatment?

Post treatment, you may notice some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, in the treatment area. A small amount of swelling may also occur. This usually resolves in 24 hours or less. Most patients need no downtime at all before resuming their usual routine.

*Individual results may vary.

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Facial Vein Removal Treatment Specialist

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Facial Vein Removal

Laser Treatment for Facial Veins. Today’s advanced laser and light treatments offer fast, easy and effective ways of reducing or even eliminating facial spider veins

Facial Vein Removal Specialist

Facial veins can significantly interfere with the fresh-faced look that both women and men want today. Fortunately, facial vein removal is now possible at 5th Street Medical Spa in San Pedro, California. The highly experienced team of 5th Street Medical Spa uses the Cynosure® ICON™ laser to eliminate facial veins to leave a more flawless appearance. The treatment takes only a few minutes, and most patients tolerate the procedure quite well. If you want to talk with the team at 5th Street Medical Spa about your options for facial vein removal, call our office, or book your appointment online today.

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Facial Vein Removal Q and A

What type of facial veins can be removed with ICON laser treatment?

ICON laser treatment can address most facial veins. Facial vein removal can include:

Broken capillaries

These generally appear in the nose and chin areas. The capillaries are the tiniest of all blood vessels, and they’re closer to the outer layers of skin than any other blood vessels. Since they’re so close to the outer layer of the skin, any damage shows up clearly. Broken capillaries often look like very thin red or dark red strings.

Spider angiomas

Commonly called spider veins, spider angiomas also appear on the face fairly often. Spider veins have a darker center area (the damaged blood vessel) that radiates tiny lines outward (the individual capillaries.)

Rosacea

Rosacea often causes damaged blood vessels, especially in the nose and cheek areas. The visible veins that result from rosacea can be effectively treated with the ICON laser, just as other types of facial veins can.

How does the ICON laser reduce the appearance of facial veins?

The laser light specifically targets the blood vessels that result in visible facial veins. The light makes the blood vessels constrict. Eventually, they will completely disappear as they are reabsorbed by the body’s instinctive healing process.

What does the treatment feel like?

You may feel some warmth during the laser treatment session, but the Advanced Contact Cooling™ system will help keep you comfortable. As your provider moves the treatment tool around the treatment area, you’ll notice that your skin feels cool. This allows most patients to experience the treatment without pain.

How long does the treatment take?

Each treatment session lasts half an hour or less. Most patients need only a few treatment sessions to achieve their desired results. The team at 5th Street Medical Spa will create a customized treatment plan to help you get the results you want.

What can you expect after treatment?

After treatment, you may experience mild redness, similar to a minor sunburn, in the treatment area. A small amount of swelling is also normal and should abate in 24 hours or less in most cases. Most patients resume their regular routine immediately — no downtime is required at all.

If you’re tired of looking at facial veins in the mirror every day, 5th Street Medical Spa can help. Call or click today to eliminate your facial veins with the help of ICON and the 5th Street Medical team.

*Individual results may vary.

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Non-Invasive Body Contouring

By Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Destroy Fat Cells. Reduce Cellulite. Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles. Non-Invasive. Decrease Cellulite. Loose Inches. Slimming & Toning.

Body Contouring Specialist

No matter how much you diet and exercise, stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas just won’t go away. Body contouring can be a solution. Dr. Venu Divi, a laser aesthetic specialist who treats patients in San Pedro, California, offers body contouring to help you look and feel your best. Call his office, 5th Street Medical Spa, or use the online booking agent to learn how you can benefit from this life-changing procedure.
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Body Contouring Q & A

How does body contouring work?

Body contouring aims to make traditional “trouble” areas sleeker and smoother. Stubborn fat that doesn’t disappear, regardless of your dieting and exercise efforts, shrinks so you get the shape you’ve always desired.

Dr. Divi uses SculpSure,a non-invasive laser treatment to help you achieve a naturally slimmer appearance.

What are the benefits of SculpSure?

Sculpsure uses laser energy to destroy fat cells permanently. This FDA-approved system heats fat cells to a point at which their structural integrity is compromised, so they break down and are eliminated through your body’s natural metabolic processes.

Sculpsure is non-invasive, meaning no incisions, sutures, or healing time. You experience no downtime following a laser body contouring session, so that you can resume your regular activities immediately.

Because the fat cells are destroyed, you don’t have to worry about them coming back. With traditional weight loss, fat cells shrink but always have the potential to grow larger again; with laser contouring, the fat cells are destroyed. The results are permanent.

What areas can be treated with SculpSure?

Stubborn areas of fat that haven’t shrunk with diet and exercise respond best to the treatment. Dr. Divi can treat large and small areas with laser contouring. Common sites include:

  • Love handles
  • Thighs – inner and outer
  • Belly
  • Back

What happens during a SculpSure session?

A SculpSure session lasts just 15 to 30 minutes. During the session, Dr. Divi applies the laser wand to the specified treatment areas. You’ll feel tingling, warmth, and prickling, but most people tolerate the treatment well. The laser constantly emits a cooling sensation to keep your skin comfortable.  

How many treatments will I need?

You’ll begin to notice results after just 6 weeks, but optimal results appear after 12 weeks. It takes this long for your body to eliminate all the destroyed fat cells. At this point, you may decide you want additional treatments to maximize your results. Each session effectively destroys up to 24% of fat cells in a given area.

Dr. Divi works with you to determine the optimal number of treatments to achieve the body that makes you feel and look your best.

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Skin Revitalization – Vascular & Pigmented Lesions Specialist

By Skin Revitalization, Vascular & Pigmented Lesions

Skin Revitalization

Los Angeles’s Vascular & Pigmented Lesions Specialists

Skin Revitalization – Vascular & Pigmented Lesions Specialist

Many patients who are dealing with issues like vascular lesions and pigmented lesions want to be able to stop concealing these imperfections every day. The 5th Street Medical Spa in San Pedro, California offers skin revitalization for vascular and pigmented lesions using the Cynosure® ICON™ laser. 5th Street Medical Spa is here to help patients achieve the youthful and blemish free skin they’ve always wished they could have. Call the office, or use our convenient online scheduling tool to make your appointment today.

Skin Revitalization- Vascular & Pigmented Lesions Q and A

What types of problems can be addressed during skin revitalization treatment?

Skin revitalization treatment at 5th Street Medical Spa can help with a number of skin issues, including:

  • Vascular lesions
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines

How does the ICON laser eliminate vascular and pigmented skin lesions?

The ICON laser delivers fractional non-ablative laser light directly into the unwanted pigment or vascular lesions. This causes the pigment to break up into many tiny particles that are reabsorbed into the bloodstream for elimination. The vascular lesions will constrict and then eventually be reabsorbed by the body and eliminated. Additionally, the ICON laser sends energy deep within the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen. This helps fill in skin depressions and fine lines to create a smoother and more youthful look for the skin.

How are treatments customized for you?

The ICON laser is used alongside a Skintel® Melanin Reader™. The Skintel Melanin Reader is a highly advanced type of technology that measures your skin’s melanin index, which allows for your treatment provider to choose the best custom treatment settings for your laser treatment. This allows for optimal results based on your individual needs and skin type.

What kind of results can you expect after skin revitalization treatment?

Results can include:

  • A decrease in the intensity of sun spots
  • Smoother skin
  • A reduction in fine lines
  • A lessening of vascular lesion intensity
  • Overall improved skin tone

How many treatment sessions will you need?

Many patients need to have only one treatment, but this does depend on your specific skin problems and concerns. Once the results of the first treatment are fully evident, you can opt for additional treatments if you want further skin refining. Each treatment session is less than half an hour long.

Will you need any downtime?

No — in fact, most patients are able to return to their regular lifestyle as soon as their skin revitalization treatment is complete. You may have some temporary redness and swelling, so avoid the sun for at least a few days after your treatment.

*Individual results may vary.

Los Angeles Icon Laser Treatment

By Icon Laser, Skin Revitalization

Icon Laser Treatments

5th Street Medical Spa offers the best Icon Laser Specialists in Los Angeles

Icon Laser Specialist

Freshen your skin and get a new, rejuvenated look with Icon laser treatments performed by Dr. Venu Divi at 5th Street Medical Spa. A laser aesthetic specialist, Dr. Divi uses Icon to stimulate your body to improve the appearance of skin almost anywhere, including your face, torso, and legs. Call the office to make an appointment for this revolutionary treatment today. You can also book online or call 310-507-9490

Icon Laser Q & A

What is the benefit of the Icon Laser?

The Icon laser uses ablative fractional laser technology to stimulate the regeneration of new skin. The energy from the laser causes enhanced production of collagen and elastin, compounds that provide skin its youthful, springy, and supple appearance. It’s non surgical, meaning you have no incisions or sutures. You’ll have minimal downtime so you can return to your normal activities sooner, and with a refreshed, enhanced look.

What happens at an Icon laser session?

After a consultation with Dr. Divi to make sure you’re a candidate for the treatment, you’ll be scheduled for a short session using the laser on the areas you wish to target. You’ll be set up in a private treatment room, and the Dr. Divi applies the treatment wand to your skin. It starts to emit a cooling sensation, which helps protect your skin and ease the heat sensations experienced during the laser portion of the session.

Dr. Divi moves the wand over the desired treatment areas, where it starts to penetrate the surface layer of the skin. You can expect to feel tingly heat, but most people tolerate the session quite well. Sessions last just 15 to 30 minutes.

What skin conditions can the Icon laser treat?

The laser offers a non-invasive way to enhance your appearance. It has a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch mark and scar treatment
  • Erasure of leg veins
  • Hair removal on the face and body
  • Skin texture improvement by resurfacing and providing photo rejuvenation

How does the Icon laser work?

The energy from the Icon laser targets structures beneath the surface layer of the skin. Your body responds with a natural healing response to correct dark spots, scar tissue, and deep lines and wrinkles. The laser may also be used to target hair follicles and destroy them so hair can’t regrow in unwanted places.

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing improves the way your skin looks and feels. It addresses flaws, including:

  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles

The laser works on all skin types and pigments.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of Icon laser treatment sessions you’ll need depends on the number of areas you choose to treat and your desired results. Dr. Divi develops a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results.

SculpSure Specialist in Los Angeles

By Body Contouring, Fat Reduction, SculpSure

SculpSure Specialist

5th Street Medical Spa offers the best non-invasive body contouring in Los Angeles

SculpSure Specialist

SculpSure® is a non-invasive laser-based option for fat removal. If you want to melt away fat in areas like the abdomen or the hips, SculpSure treatment might just be what you’re looking for. The team at 5th Street Medical Spa in San Pedro, California is ready to help you achieve a slimmer and more attractive appearance, with no recovery time required at all.
Body Contouring Treatment

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a laser body contouring system that’s specially designed for the removal of stubborn fat pockets on the body. SculpSure sends laser heat into fat cells, forcing the release of liquid fat. This fat is, over time, eliminated from the body just like any other waste product is.

SculpSure Q & A

Who is a good candidate for SculpSure?

SculpSure is ideal for patients who are healthy. Most SculpSure patients are at their ideal weight, or close to it. The best SculpSure candidates are patients who have fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. SculpSure offers impressive body contouring, but it’s not intended as a weight loss solution. Therefore, patients who need a weight loss solution need to lose extra weight first so they can get the optimal results from SculpSure treatment.

What areas can SculpSure target?

SculpSure treatment is especially effective in the belly and hip area, though it can be used in nearly any area where you have excess fat deposits. The FDA has also issued clearance for SculpSure submental procedures to contour what is commonly known as a “double chin,” or the fat surrounding your neck. 

How many SculpSure treatments are required?

The majority of SculpSure patients experience good results with just a single treatment. If you wish, you can have additional treatments based on your desired outcome.

What does the SculpSure treatment feel like?

The SculpSure treatment may produce a mild sensation of tingling and warmth. Most patients tolerate SculpSure treatment very well, with minimal discomfort. The whole treatment session only lasts around 25 minutes and you are able to go right back to your regular routine immediately.

When will I see the outcome of SculpSure treatment?

The results of SculpSure take some time, but they’re well worth the wait. You should start to see results around six weeks after treatment in most cases, but the ultimate outcome is evident around three months after the treatment. If you wish to have follow-up treatments, they can be scheduled at that point.

Is SculpSure permanent?

Yes, the results of SculpSure are considered permanent. When the fat cells are destroyed, they can’t regenerate in the same area. Although the results are long term, it’s important to be mindful of overall health, taking care to maintain a healthy weight.

*Individual results may vary.

Tattoo Removal

Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal

By Picosure, Tattoo Removal

Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal

Best Tattoo Removal in Los Angeles

At 5th Street Medical Spa we specialize in removing the most stubborn unwanted tattoos.

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This is the answer to a virtually painless tattoo removal procedure.

5th Street Medical Spa is using the latest technology to bring together the best cosmetic laser on the market with the soothing effects of nitrous oxide.

5th Street Medical Spa uses the PicoSure Laser to effectively and almost painlessly remove unwanted tattoos.  The procedure uses picosecond technology to deliver short bursts of energy into the skin, effectively breaking ink into tiny particles for the body to process.  The laser is very precise and doesn’t affect the surrounding skin.

Our laser doesn’t just heat the ink, it also fractures it. If you’ve already tried laser tattoo removal, but didn’t get the results you were looking for, we are confident we can help you.

PicoSure laser doesn’t rely on heat or burning to get rid of tattoos like most tattoo removal procedures.

The PicoSure laser tattoo removal works by delivering short bursts of PressureWaveTM technology  – a technology developed after decades of research by Cynosure – the industry leader for medical lasers. The patented picosecond technology is more hyper-focused than regular lasers’ nanosecond technology. The pulse width used in this picosecond laser is 100 times shorter than a nanosecond, which improves the results of the removal process.  The PicoSure treatment aims this advanced laser into the ink that breaks it into tiny particles which are similar to dust. These particles are then absorbed by the body and eliminated naturally.

Compared with traditional nanosecond lasers, picosecond lasers require fewer treatments and are more likely to get rid of the most stubborn inks.

What can you expect when you go to 5th Street Medical Spa for tattoo removal? The PicoSure procedure is similar to other skin resurfacing procedures in the sense that for ideal results it will require multiple treatments. Each session typically takes 10 to 15 minutes and most patients report only mild pain. How many sessions are required depends on the size, color and age of your tattoo, but most tattoos are completely removed within two to six sessions.

Tattoo Removal at 5th Street Medical Spa comes with almost no downtime or side effects.

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At 5th Street Medical Spa, we further reduce pain typically associated with tattoo removal by using nitrous oxide during the laser procedure.

The low dose of NO2 will make the process virtually painless, easy and convenient. It is up to you if you would like to use the nitrous oxide during treatment.

Compared to traditional laser tattoo removal treatments, which typically take six to 12 laser treatments for completion, PicoSure offers a quicker and easier solution. Side effects are minimal, and you’re able to return to your daily life immediately after treatment. This is great news for people who are keen on the idea of “lunch break tattoo removal”. You also won’t be required to cover up the area after treatment.

What’s also great about this treatment is that it doesn’t damage the surface of the skin, so unlike other types of lasers, patients can apply makeup, moisturizers and sunscreen immediately if they want. Being able to apply sunscreen so soon afterward is an important consideration, as it mitigates the risk of sunburn and sun damage, which is often worsened after laser treatment.

  • It’s safe for all skin types!
  • Zap away all tattoo inks colors!
  • The treatment is recommended for erasing multicolored, black, and previously-treated tattoos.

PicoSure also effectively removes the most stubborn recalcitrant tattoos. These are the tattoos that, no matter how many times they’ve been treated, just won’t disappear. PicoSure lasers break up the residual ink colors, especially those super stubborn black and green inks, and difficult scarring on the surrounding skin for a clean result post-treatment.

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How much does tattoo removal cost?

We don’t have a fixed price for removal of tattoos.  Every person and every tattoo is different, so we give a customized price to each person based on their individual treatment plan.  Size of tattoo, coloring, and skin condition all play a role in the final cost of the removal. We would be happy to see you in our office to discuss your needs.