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Welcome to the new Self Care LA! 

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Welcome to the new Self Care LA! 

Hello! My name is Dr. Bharat Kothakota (you can call me Doctor K), I’m a board-certified ER physician practicing here in Los Angeles and the new owner of Self Care LA, Montana Avenue's boutique aesthetics medical spa!

By: Bharat Kothakota, MD MPH

Hello! My name is Dr. Bharat Kothakota (you can call me Doctor K), I’m a board-certified ER physician practicing here in Los Angeles. Several years ago, my wife said to me “can you learn how to do Botox?” So I learned, and I practiced.... a lot. On friends, on family, on whomever would let me come near them with a needle. That started a wonderful second career for me.  

Once a week, I would walk to my second job at this boutique medical spa on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, and it was the highlight of my week. Frankly, it was a quiet escape from the ER, especially after the last couple of years with COVID-19. I loved the opportunity to display my artistry with injectable treatments, body contouring and their overall aesthetic goals.  

I am incredibly proud to share that after buying Self Care LA in October 2021, we completed an extensive renovation with a crisp, serene, and beautiful design! 

What makes us unique? As the medical director, I am actively evaluating and treating patients, along with my team of seasoned PAs. My first course of action was to evaluate what new services I wanted to bring to this practice. As a result of that review, we now proudly offer innovative technology from InMode including Evolve X, Morpheus 8 and Lumecca. Additionally, we recently partnered with Skinceuticals to provide highly protocoled skincare to optimize the treatments provided at our spa.  

I also live right here in the community; you will find me trying every coffee shop on Montana Avenue or grabbing an avocado toast next door at Lala Land. On a personal level, I’m a dog-dad, sneaker head, car and watch enthusiast.  

I am here to serve and treat my West Side community. Drop in to say hi!