Laser Treatments

Imad El Asmar, MD -  - Internist

Vermont Med Spa

Imad El Asmar, MD

Internist located in Los Angeles, CA

Laser Treatments Specialist
Whether you're looking for hair removal, scar reduction, stretch mark reduction, skin rejuvenation or vein treatment, Vermont Med Spa provides laser treatments to combat a variety of skin-related issues. Dr. Imad El Asmar treats patients throughout greater Los Angeles, California with the following laser treatments:

The Icon™ Aesthetic System Laser Treatments Q & A

by Imad El Asmar, MD

Laser Hair Removal

Shaving can be a time-consuming part of your daily routine. Instead of rushing to get ready every morning, imagine having an extra 15 minutes for yourself every day. With permanent hair reduction, you can sleep in or enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Vermont Med Spa’s laser hair removal services effectively remove unwanted hair with long-lasting hair removal technology called the Icon™ Aesthetic System.

How does the Icon Aesthetic System work?

During hair removal sessions, a laser beam passes through the skin to target individual hair follicles. The laser damages the follicles and inhibits future hair growth, without harming the patient’s skin. Dr. El Asmar recommends several sessions for optimal results. The treatment only effectively treats hair during the "growth" stage, and because hair develops at varying rates, sessions are scheduled a few weeks apart until all of the hair follicles are treated. Laser hair removal safely treats all areas, including the face, arms, back, underarms, legs, chest, and bikini.

What should I expect during treatment?

Laser hair removal treatments are fast and effective, with very few side effects. Most treatment sessions last less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and your hair type. Side effects are minimal. Some patients experience a sunburn-like sensation and minor swelling, though these are often less irritating than the ingrown hairs, razor burn, and rashes associated with shaving and waxing. Patients report that they can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment. Some patients even schedule their laser hair removal appointments during their lunch breaks since it’s so quick and any visible signs of redness can easily be concealed.

 


Laser Scar Reduction

Red, jagged scars can make you feel self conscious about your appearance. Regain your self-confidence and repair surgical, accident-related, or acne scars with the non-invasive laser technology of the Icon Aesthetic System.

How does Icon Aesthetic System laser scar treatment work?

The Icon Aesthetic System treatment uses fractional laser light microbeams to target scars and heal damaged tissues. The laser energy activates the body’s collagen and elastin production, helping generate new skin cells to replace damaged tissues. The Icon Aesthetic System helps new tissues naturally develop, leaving the surrounding skin free of permanent damage and scars. Dr. El Asmar also recommends laser scar treatment for acne scar removal. It’s suitable for all skin types and areas of the body, including the face.

What should I expect during treatment?

Most treatment sessions last only 30 minutes, though patients often only require 3-5 sessions for scars to heal completely. The side effects of laser scar treatment are minimal, but may include temporary redness and swelling after the treatment. Patients typically resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.

 


Laser Stretch Mark Reduction

Caused by pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight gain, stretch marks form when the skin rapidly expands or stretches and new cell production can't keep up. Vermont Med Spa’s laser stretch mark removal treatments use the Icon Aesthetic System to generate new skin cells and heal stretch marks.

How does laser stretch mark removal work?

The Icon Aesthetic System fractional laser precisely targets stretch marks. Similar to scar reduction techniques, the laser energy triggers the body’s collagen and elastin production to generate new skin cells. As new tissues develop below the surface of the skin, stretch marks fill in and gradually disappear. Laser stretch mark removal treatments are suitable for all skin types.

What should I expect during treatment?

Treatment sessions usually last around 30 minutes. Depending on your skin type, Dr. El Asmar recommends 3-5 sessions to achieve the best results. Patients sometimes report experiencing slight discomfort, but anesthetic isn’t usually needed. Laser stretch mark removal treatments have few side effects, including temporary redness and swelling. Most people resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment.

 


Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser wrinkle reduction and skin resurfacing are the future of advanced skin care. Vermont Med Spa’s laser skin rejuvenation treatments use the Icon Aesthetic System to considerably decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the downtime associated with face lifts and other surgical procedures.

How does Icon Aesthetic System Laser Skin Rejuvenation work?

The Icon Aesthetic System laser reaches deep below the skin surface to create "damaged" tissue areas. The laser then activates the production of collagen and elastin to replace the damaged tissues with new, healthy skin cells. Fine lines and wrinkles naturally fill in without damaging the surrounding skin. The Icon Aesthetic System laser wrinkle removal technology is safe for all skin types.

What to expect during treatment

This anti-aging laser treatment helps patients look younger in only 30 minutes. Depending on the skin type, Dr. El Asmar recommends several sessions to achieve the best results. Patients may experience some slight discomfort from the pressure of the laser although anesthetic isn’t normally required. The treatment occasionally comes with few side effects, including minor burning sensations similar to a sunburn and mild swelling. Most people resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.

 


Laser Vein Treatment

Facial Vein Treatments

Instead of hiding rosacea and freckles with makeup, or hiding spider veins with pants year-round, consider using non-invasive laser treatments to get rid of these skin imperfections. The Icon Aesthetic System uses gentle, intense pulsed light (IPL) photorejuvenation treatments to easily eliminate undesirable pigment and facial veins without painful side effects.

How does laser facial vein treatment work?

The Icon Aesthetic System laser safely targets and delivers optimized light pulses to dark spots and veins. These light pulses activate the body's healing processes and naturally improves skin imperfections. IPL treatments are considered safe for all skin types, and Dr. El Asmar treats areas including the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.

What should I expect during treatment?

Treatment sessions usually last about 30 minutes. Depending on skin type, Dr. El Asmar recommends several treatment sessions to achieve the best results. Anesthetic isn’t often required, and after treatment, patients report that their skin may be slightly sensitive and slightly swollen. Patients resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment, and in the weeks following report clearer, revitalized skin.

 

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Imad El Asmar, MD
1234 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029