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Waxing

Waxing, as a form of hair removal, is a very popular and convenient way to temporarily eradicate hair from unwanted areas like the upper and lower lip, chin, eyebrows, arms, bikini lines and legs both for women and men.

Oct 11th, 2020
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Skin Care: 102

Cannabidiol has been known for thousands of years and reportedly used by ancient civilizations as a remedy for soothing muscle aches, itchiness, and wound care. 

Oct 5th, 2020
Male and Female Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Alopecia is a chronic and progressive disorder of complex hair follicle biology, affecting at least 40% of women and 50% of men by the age of 50. Recent research suggests that hair loss may occur from multi-factorial factors.

Sep 9th, 2020
Cosmetic Surgery after Morbid Obesity Weight Loss

Morbid obesity continues to increase worldwide and is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) when the ideal body mass index (BMI) is greater than 35 and associated with potentially life-threatening diseases.

Sep 9th, 2020
Hyaluronic Filler Side-Effects and Complications

Dermal and subdermal fillers have become an accepted nonsurgical procedure for facial rejuvenation because of perceived safety, effectiveness and cost benefits. According to the 2019 survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Sep 9th, 2020
Microdermabrasion Facial

Medical microdermabrasion can help improve the skin appearance by removing safely the top layers of the epidermis (stratum corneum) to reduce fine lines, early sun damage, and mild, shallow acne marks.

Sep 9th, 2020
Striae: Etiology and Challenging Therapies

Striae distensae, or stretch marks, represent a common form of dermal scarring that appear on the skin as early erythematous, violaceous striations (striae rubra), or later hypopigmented atrophic linear lines (striae alba).

Sep 9th, 2020
Melasma: A Poorly Understood & Relapsing Disorder

Much like general hyperpigmentation, melasma represents an acquired form that most commonly affects an estimated five million women and often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy” due to hormonal changes.

Sep 9th, 2020
Acne Skin Care Treatments

Thread lifts have been available since the 1980’s as a minimally-invasive alternative for lifting your fatty tissue and skin at earlier stages of facial aging.

Sep 9th, 2020
Submental Fullness: Etiologies, Anatomy & Treatments

Submental fullness is a common complaint in males and females that often presents a therapeutic challenge. The submentum can be defined as the area located under the chin in the midline of the neck above the prominence of the thyroid cartilage.

Sep 8th, 2020
Thread Lifts

Thread lifts have been available since the 1980’s as a minimally-invasive alternative for lifting your fatty tissue and skin at earlier stages of facial aging.

Sep 8th, 2020
Cosmeceuticals: Understanding an Evolutionary Progress

From the beginning, humans in almost every society have applied colored substances on skin to camouflage skin problems or to enhance their cultural norms. In ancient times, topical applications with mud, urine, animal products, oils, and plant extracts.

Sep 7th, 2020
COVID-19 – Office Opening

Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center and InnoVessence Skin Care Center We hope that you and your loved ones have been safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center is open for business at this time.

Jul 13th, 2020
Be Wary of Nonsurgical Neck Lift Promises

As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in both surgery and clinical research, I'm familiar with virtually all of the nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatments for improving the contours of the face and neck as...

Apr 2nd, 2020
All the Nonsurgical Procedures Behind ‘Instagram Face’

"Instagram face" is a bona fide trend and the subject of hashtags on nearly every social media platform. Never heard of Instagram face? The term denotes a certain look created by nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as filler and BOTOX® Cosmetic...

Mar 5th, 2020
Aesthetic Trends to Watch in 2020

The dynamic nature of the aesthetics field is exciting. Year after year and decade after decade, new techniques and treatments emerge that focus on improving the safety and effectiveness of cosmetic procedures. Social trends, of course, play a role in...

Feb 6th, 2020
Facelift FAQs: Answering Your Top Queries

Most women or men considering facelift surgery at my Pasadena practice often ask multiple questions at their initial consultations. Questions about cost, recovery, and whether they are even good candidates for a facelift are pretty common.

Jan 14th, 2020
Double Chin Reduction: Which Treatment Is Best?

The appearance of a double chin is one of the most common aesthetic complaints among both women and men. Ten years ago, the only treatment was neck liposuction. With the introduction of nonsurgical treatments such as KYBELLA® and CoolSculpting®...

Dec 10th, 2019
Aesthetic Procedures for Teens

How are teenagers’ motivations for aesthetic procedure different from those of adults? Teenagers often seek aesthetic non-surgical procedures or plastic surgery to improve physical characteristics they feel are awkward or flawed, that if left...

Nov 15th, 2019
Nonsurgical Options to Eyelid Surgery: Do They Work?

Youthful eyes can communicate a healthy, attractive vibrancy. Aging, and in some cases, genetics, can create an older, tired, and less alert appearance. Patients with wrinkled skin, droopy eyelids, and fat bulges under the eyes lead men and women to...

Nov 13th, 2019
Cosmetic Surgery for Millennials

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are ethnically diverse, tolerant of cultural and personal differences, confident in themselves, and proactive versus reactive. By 2030 Millennial will account for 75% of the American workforce.

Nov 10th, 2019
California’s Plastic Surgery Trends for 2020

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon, the number of surgical, minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures in 2020 has grown for both female and male patients over that observed in 2018 with no indication of slowing down.

Oct 31st, 2019
Differences in Male vs Female Aesthetic Procedures

When it comes to consults with men, what issues are of the greatest importance? Male and females display distinct anatomical variations, specifically in regards to bone structure and prominence, skin thickness, fat distribution, and muscle mass from...

Oct 30th, 2019
Dr. Sasaki Answers Commonly-Asked Questions

1. When can I exercise after a facelift and/or neck lift procedure? rejuvenation procedures require appropriate identification of deformities prior their restoration to obtain a natural aesthetic appearance that will be appropriate to the patient’s age.

Oct 27th, 2019
What Should You Ask at Your Plastic Surgery Consultation?

Patients seeking an in-depth consultation for aesthetic concerns should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is trained in all aspects of the specialty, from skin care to injectables to surgical procedures. At my practice in Pasadena...

Sep 8th, 2019
Hair Restoration with PRP: Fad or the Future?

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss, affecting up to 60% of men and over 20 million women (50%) in the U.S. alone. When it comes to hair restoration at my Pasadena plastic surgery practice, I offer several approaches for...

Aug 8th, 2019
Get the Facts About Hair Restoration with Exosomes or PRP

Hair loss is an issue that affects millions of people in the U.S. Hair transplant surgery is an effective solution for some men and women, but it’s not always an accessible one. Thankfully, nonsurgical treatments such as hair stimulation with exosomes ...

Jul 14th, 2019
3 Reasons Facelifts Remain Popular

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is more effective and accessible than ever thanks to injectable treatments and noninvasive skin tightening procedures. However, while these options are helpful for some, there is a reason facelift surgery at my Pasadena...

Jun 11th, 2019
Eyes Don’t Lie: Learn About the Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Improving the appearance of the eyelids can have a powerful anti-aging effect for the entire face . Even though many people know smoothing wrinkles or tightening loose skin will help them appear younger, it’s worth noting that eyelid surgery can...

May 14th, 2019
Creation or Deepening of an Upper Eyelid Crease

Men and women looking for more dimension in the upper eyelid can often benefit from more definition along the upper eyelid crease. I create this result with upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at my Pasadena practice using an approach called...

Apr 17th, 2019
5 Things to Consider Before a Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

We often recommend Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing at my Pasadena practice for men and women interested in improving the texture, tone, and firmness of their skin. Laser skin treatments provide patients with a versatile, nonsurgical alternative to...

Apr 15th, 2019
The Beauty of Neck Lifts: Remove More Than Excess Skin

Most people think of a surgical neck lift as a way to remove excess skin. What you may not realize is that many who have opted for a neck lift are pleasantly surprised by what a difference it makes to their looks in general.

Feb 15th, 2019
Ultherapy®: Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Alternative

If you go online and search for "nonsurgical facelift," the number of results can be a bit overwhelming. One of the most popular skin tightening options at my Pasadena plastic surgery practice that doesn't involve incisions or injections is Ultherapy...

Jan 15th, 2019
How Long Do CoolSculpting® Results Last?

he women and men considering CoolSculpting at our Pasadena practice typically are in good overall shape and want to tone areas where fat tends to accumulate, even though they exercise and watch what they eat. Most of the patients want to know how long...

Dec 15th, 2018
How to Determine if You’re Ready for a Facelift

One of the most important responsibilities I have as a board-certified plastic surgeon is to recommend the most appropriate procedures after physically examining patients and listening to them describe their concerns and goals.

Nov 17th, 2018
Welcome To Our Blog

With the launch of Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center's revamped website, we're excited to create this blog where patients curious about our Pasadena practice can find information about the latest treatments and devices. We'll also...

Nov 15th, 2018