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What to Expect During and After Your Arm Lift

What to Expect During and After Your Arm Lift

You can’t exercise away the sagging skin on your upper arms, whether the cause is weight loss, aging, or genetics. However, there is a surgical fix for your arm issues. Learn more about what happens during and after an arm lift.
Jul 23rd, 2024
Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Breast Surgery 

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Breast Surgery 

Breast surgery is often associated with cosmetic enhancements, but there are numerous non-cosmetic reasons for considering a procedure. From health-related issues to improving quality of life, breast surgery is sometimes a medical necessity. 
Jun 19th, 2024
What Happened to Your Tight Skin and How Can You Get It Back?

What Happened to Your Tight Skin and How Can You Get It Back?

Treating saggy skin starts with understanding what’s causing it to lose elasticity. The good news? Whether it’s due to aging, excessive sun exposure, or extreme weight loss, our specialists can help tighten the loose skin that’s causing you angst.  
May 8th, 2024
Who Needs Nipple Correction?

Who Needs Nipple Correction?

Nipple correction surgery is tailored to fit your needs, offering solutions for aesthetic and functional concerns. Learn more about the procedure and its many benefits from our top-rated surgical team.
Mar 12th, 2024

5 Ways to Get Your Acne Under Control

Both teens and adults struggle with acne, impacting not only their skin but also their confidence. If you've tried various skincare routines without success, it may be time to consider professional help.
Feb 1st, 2024

Waxing vs. Laser Hair Removal: Which is Right for Me?

Waxing and laser offer excellent solutions for hair removal, whether you’re tired of the frequent routine of shaving or not thrilled about the results of other systems. But which is right for you? Our team can help solve that riddle.
Jan 18th, 2024

What to Expect from Nipple Correction Surgery

Are you unhappy with the size, shape, or position of your nipples? Consider the benefits of nipple correction surgery and what you can expect before and after this popular cosmetic procedure.
Dec 6th, 2023
Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Breast Lift

Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Breast Lift

Wondering why breast lift surgery is so popular? What can you expect afterward? Will it look natural? How about scarring? Check out these top five reasons for choosing this popular cosmetic surgery.
Aug 1st, 2023

Want Younger-Looking Skin? Try Microneedling with PRP

Would you be interested in anti-aging therapy that enhances your body’s regenerative capabilities? How about a treatment that can replace lines, wrinkles, and dull skin with a youthful appeal? Consider these facts about microneedling with PRP.
Jul 1st, 2023
The Rise of Regenerative Aesthetics

The Rise of Regenerative Aesthetics

Are you interested in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots? How about anti-aging treatments that assist your body’s natural healing processes? If so, you’ll want to learn more about regenerative aesthetics from a leader in the field.
Jun 1st, 2023
Choose Kybella and Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

Choose Kybella and Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

Do you wish there were a way to erase your double chin without surgery or liposuction? Kybella® can do just that. Learn more about the benefits of Kybella injections from an internationally recognized plastic surgeon.
May 1st, 2023
I'm So Embarrassed About How Much I Sweat

I'm So Embarrassed About How Much I Sweat

It isn’t something most people want to discuss, but excessive underarm sweating is common enough that millions dread lifting their arms in public. Our team has a solution that can restore your confidence by eliminating all that surplus moisture.
Apr 4th, 2023
Why Waxing is Preferable to Shaving

Why Waxing is Preferable to Shaving

Why wax rather than shave? How about no razor burn or nicks? Or maybe you’d rather wax every four to six weeks than shave every two to three days? Check these and other facts about waxing compared to shaving.
Mar 7th, 2023
How Fat Can Regenerate Your Cells

How Fat Can Regenerate Your Cells

Let’s face it; fat cells aren’t usually the most beloved in the body. However, you may be pleased to learn that physicians can use fat to regenerate tissue lost to disease, injury, or aging. Learn more from our world-renowned specialist.
Feb 10th, 2023
Why Adults Still Get Acne

Why Adults Still Get Acne

Not everyone leaves acne behind once they reach adulthood. And some people skip acne as a teen but develop moderate-to-severe acne in their adult years. Read more about why you may have adult acne and how we can help clear your skin.
Jan 22nd, 2023
How Lasers Are Changing the Skin Care Game

How Lasers Are Changing the Skin Care Game

Now is the time to act if you’ve been waiting until laser technology evolved to take advantage of its skincare benefits. Learn why an internationally respected plastic surgeon recommends laser treatments to repair and rejuvenate skin.
Dec 1st, 2022
 Tips for Making Your Injectables Last Longer

Tips for Making Your Injectables Last Longer

Whether you’ve decided to try Botox®, dermal fillers, or both, there are ways to get the most out of your injectables, including longevity. Check out these easy-to-follow tips from our team about how to make your injectables last longer.
Nov 1st, 2022
Get Ready for Your Waxing Appointment

Get Ready for Your Waxing Appointment

Tired of shaving but maybe not quite ready for laser hair removal? Try waxing. Our specialty team discusses the benefits of waxing, ways to prepare for this popular hair removal technique, and what to expect afterward.
Oct 1st, 2022
How PRP Works for Hair Loss

How PRP Works for Hair Loss

Aging gracefully does not require living with thinning hair or male pattern baldness. Check these facts about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a nonsurgical solution for hair loss that enhances your body’s natural ability to restore lost volume.
Sep 1st, 2022
Considering Liposuction? Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering Liposuction? Here’s What You Need to Know

Fine tuning your curves with liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that has enjoyed many improvements over the years. Our world-renowned plastic surgeon discusses the benefits of today’s liposuction procedures and what makes it a good choice.
Aug 1st, 2022
5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

For various reasons, you’ve considered a change in your breasts. Why breast augmentation? Check these facts about enhancing your breast size and shape with augmentation and what makes this cosmetic procedure so popular.
Jul 6th, 2022
Are Your Abs Hiding? Abdominoplasty Can Help

Are Your Abs Hiding? Abdominoplasty Can Help

Weight loss, pregnancy, and even age can leave you with a saggy abdomen that no amount of exercise can overcome. Learn how abdominoplasty can tighten the sag and define the abs hiding beneath all that excess skin.
Jun 5th, 2022
Will My Rosacea Go Away on Its Own?

Will My Rosacea Go Away on Its Own?

Unfortunately, rosacea will not go away on its own and can eventually cause significant skin damage. However, our customized treatment strategies eliminate the bumps, redness, irritation, and long-term cosmetic effects of rosacea.
May 11th, 2022
How a Blepharoplasty Can Make You Look Younger

How a Blepharoplasty Can Make You Look Younger

When you appear tired despite a full night’s sleep or the bags under your eyes have become a permanent facial feature, blepharoplasty may be your solution. Read what a renowned plastic surgeon says about the youthful effects of eyelid surgery.
Apr 17th, 2022
Which Method of Hair Removal Will Work Best for Me?

Which Method of Hair Removal Will Work Best for Me?

With so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the hair removal method that best fits your expectations and schedule. Our specialty team discusses two popular techniques, the benefits of each, and what you can expect during a session.
Feb 14th, 2022
Botox Versus Fillers: Which One Is Right for You?

Botox Versus Fillers: Which One Is Right for You?

BOTOX® and fillers are somewhat similar in that both are delivered via injection and can successfully reduce the appearance of aging. They’re used for much different purposes, however. Our team explains the difference and why you might prefer both.
Dec 14th, 2021
Get a Fresh Face for the Holidays with Microdermabrasion

Get a Fresh Face for the Holidays with Microdermabrasion

It isn’t too late to put your best face forward for the holidays! Learn more about our microdermabrasion facial and the many benefits it offers, not the least of which is clearer, younger-looking skin just in time for your holiday celebrations.
Nov 3rd, 2021

The Secret to Getting a Natural-Looking Facelift

While a facelift may seem like a straightforward path toward recapturing your youthful appearance, how it’s performed, and by whom, can make all the difference in whether you achieve natural-looking results.
Oct 20th, 2021


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

Cosmeceuticals for Skin Aging and Beyond

Skin is a sophisticated and dynamic organ that serves as a barrier with sensory and immunological functions and is also the most visible indicator of aging.
Sep 10th, 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

Light Emission Diode (LED) Facials

The introduction of new generation of Light Emission Diode (LED) devices has improved the results of cosmeceutical-enhanced facials.
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

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

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 Secretomes or PRP

Get the Facts About Hair Restoration with Secretomes 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 secretomes...
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