LA-based SEV Laser Aesthetics plans Castro location

Los Angeles-based SEV Laser Aesthetics is planning to open its first Bay Area medical spa in the Castro at The Duboce apartment building (Sanchez at Market streets).

The company will move into a ground-floor suite, the second of three vacant retail spaces in the building to be filled this year. A middle space, which has approximately 1,425 square feet, remains empty. Earlier this year, we reported that Black Hammer Brewing plans to open an indoor beer garden in the same building.

Construction at 2176 Market St has yet to begin. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

SEV Laser Aesthetics, which specializes in hair removal, skin tightening and other treatments, was founded in 2010 by Sevana Petrosian. The company currently operates five locations in Southern California, and one in New York.

Because the business has fewer than 11 locations, it's not considered formula retail and need not apply for a conditional use permit. This will be the Castro's second laser hair removal business; Laser Away at 410 Castro Street has been operating since 2016.

SEV Laser Aesthetics' Hermosa Beach location. | SEV Laser/Instagram

Public records show SEV Laser Aesthetics has already applied for permits to make changes to the approximately 1,090-square-foot space. Approved construction includes adding new walls to create private rooms and making plumbing and electrical improvements, with costs estimated at $40,000.

Hoodline contacted Petrosian for comment but did not receive a response by press time.

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