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Non-Surgical Procedures

in Pasadena, CA

Quality skin care is essential to creating and maintaining the aesthetic appearance that you desire. However, if you struggle with cosmetic imperfections, you can feel frustrated and self-conscious about your appearance.

Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer several non-surgical procedures to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, helping you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

How Can Plastic Surgery Help You?

Numerous cosmetic procedures and treatments are available to help women and men achieve their desired appearance. However, some patients desire aesthetic correction without an invasive surgical procedure.

By undergoing one or more non-surgical procedures, you may be able to achieve your cosmetic goals without surgery.

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Chemical Peel

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the facial skin. Following the procedure, the damaged outer layers of skin will flake away to reveal new, healthy, and vibrant skin.

This procedure removes dead skin cells and other environmental debris to rejuvenate your facial skin. Not only can you look forward to a healthier appearance, but a chemical peel can effectively treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scarring, and uneven pigmentation.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal helps you achieve smoother and hairless skin without the hassle of shaving, plucking, or waxing. With laser hair removal, the Lumenis® LightSheer® laser is directed at the unwanted hair, which destroys the hair follicle without harming the surrounding area. Because the follicle is destroyed, less or no hair can grow.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal destroys the ink molecules in the skin with a laser beam. The number of treatments needed depends on several factors, including the size and detail of the tattoo and the ink color (blue and black ink tend to respond better to laser treatments than yellow, green, and red).


Sclerotherapy (vein treatment) corrects the unsightly presence of spider veins and varicose veins on the legs. With sclerotherapy, micro-injections of a sclerosant solution are made directly into the unwanted veins. This process causes the veins to harden and eventually fade.

After your sclerotherapy procedure, you can look forward to showing off your legs without unsightly veins.

Injectable Treatments

JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to temporarily correct age-related skin concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss in the face. The facial filler is injected just below the skin, and the HA attracts and retains moisture to help fill in the skin.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin that addresses dynamic wrinkles (the lines on the forehead and around the eyes caused by repetitive muscle contractions). BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily blocks signals from the injected muscle to the brain. This keeps the muscle from contracting, which keeps lines from appearing.

KYBELLA® is an injectable that treats the presence of submental fullness (double chin and jowls). This fat-reducing injectable helps to give you the sculpted and defined chin, jawline, and neck you desire.

Skin Care Products

It is so important to have a consistent skin care routine. This may include conventional as well as prescription-only skin care products. We offer several products that are safe and effective for keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Dr. O’Toole offers products from Jan Marini®, Kinerase®, and SkinMedica®.

Potenza™ Radiofrequency Microneedling

Potenza™ radiofrequency microneedling combines RF energy to time-tested microneedling (collagen induction therapy). This treatment can be used on the face and body to improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, and enlarged pores.


Upneeq® is the only FDA-approved eye drop that is clinically proven to tighten low-lying lids (acquired blepharoptosis). This once-a-day treatment can restore a more youthful and rejuvenated look to your upper face without needing surgical correction.

You can watch videos here to help you better understand these non-surgical procedures.

What Can Non-Surgical Procedures Achieve?

What Are Your Concerns?


Your recovery time will vary depending on the non-surgical procedure you have performed. However, one of the many benefits of non-surgical procedures is minimal recovery and downtime, especially compared to more invasive procedures. At your consultation, Dr. O’Toole will discuss what to expect with your recovery.


As with any cosmetic procedure, the cost of your non-surgical procedure will vary, depending on the type of procedure performed, the extent of correction needed, the number of treatments required, and whether you are combining other procedures with your treatment.


The discomfort you feel will depend on the type of non-surgical procedure you have performed. While chemical peels can cause some pain during the procedure, other treatments (such as sclerotherapy) are virtually painless.


Due to the nature of non-surgical procedures, the risk of resulting scars is minimal.


After your non-surgical procedure, you can expect to look and feel more confident with your appearance. Whether it be getting rid of unwanted hair or unsightly veins or smoothing the skin on your face, the non-surgical procedures that Dr. O’Toole offers can help you look and feel the way you’ve always desired.

Non-surgical Treatment FAQ

  • Can non-surgical procedures be combined?

    Yes. Patients often combine non-surgical procedures with other non-surgical treatments and surgical procedures, such as facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and brow lift surgery. Combining procedures can help you achieve a more complete and dramatic improvement to your overall appearance.

  • What are some risks with non-surgical procedures?

    Though rare, any cosmetic treatment carries risks, such as:

    • Bleeding
    • Redness
    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Infection
    • Asymmetry
    • Loss of skin sensitivity
  • How long will my procedure take to complete?

    The length of your non-surgical procedure depends on the type of treatment you have performed. However, many non-surgical treatments can be completed in under one hour.


“Dr. O’Toole and his staff are amazingly warm and comforting. I felt comfortable asking as many questions as I wanted and left feeling completely confident in my plastic surgery treatment. Dr. O’Toole was my breast implant surgeon and after 20 years, I wouldn’t go to anyone else for future body beautification needs. In fact, I love his work so much, that I have referred my mom and she has happily booked her appointment already. He is truly the best plastic surgeon! Love you all!”
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