Skin Treatments Specialist

Cosmetika Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic located in South Pasadena, CA

The largest organ of your body, your skin also plays a significant role in your overall appearance. For those in South Pasadena, California, and the greater Los Angeles region who would like to improve the appearance of their skin, the care of Cesar Aguiluz, DO, of Cosmetika Aesthetics is a valuable resource. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn which options are best suited for your specific skin needs and goals.

Skin Treatments Q&A

What causes changes in the appearance of skin?

Numerous factors can alter the appearance of your skin. Collagen loss is a primary cause of visible aging and happens naturally as you move through the phases of life. Once your collagen cells wear away, they won’t regenerate without treatment. 

Sun damage is another key factor in the look and feel of your skin. Ultraviolet damage can occur even in men and women who take steps to protect their skin from excess sun exposure. 

Environmental toxins can also take a toll on your skin, and it isn’t always readily apparent when toxins are present. As time goes on, the cumulative effects of external and internal toxification begin to show in the look and feel of your skin. 

What treatments can help my skin look its best?

Chemical peels are a great way to improve the look and feel of your skin. These treatments use a carefully formulated chemical solution to chemically exfoliate the outermost layers of your skin to reveal a layer of fresh, healthy, glowing cells. 

There is a wide range of chemical peels to choose from. Some offer only superficial exfoliation and are a good fit for those with sensitive skin. Deeper peels are a great way to achieve rejuvenation but come with a bit of downtime. 

Cosmetika Aesthetics offers the CosmelanⓇ Peel, an option that incorporates a depigmentation agent to address dark spots. Trichloroacetic acid peels are also available in a variety of strengths.

Microneedling is another powerful treatment option and works by triggering your body’s natural healing response. A powered microneedling device moves a treatment head covered in thin needles in and out of your dermal layers, creating tiny channels in your skin. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be added to microneedling sessions to further enhance treatment outcomes. This solution is created from a small amount of your blood and delivers anti-inflammatory properties and renewed cellular turnover to the microneedling treatment areas. 

How do I know which skin treatments are right for me?

Dr. Aguiluz begins each treatment with a thorough evaluation of your skin and a discussion of your treatment goals. He works with you to find a treatment plan that aligns with your needs, goals, and budget. 

There is never any pressure to make treatment decisions, and you are encouraged to ask questions and express concerns as they arise. The Cosmetika Aesthetics team strives to build trusting relationships with each man and woman in their care, and team members view their role as partners in your aesthetics journey. 

Book an appointment online or by phone today to meet with Dr. Aguiluz. You can share your skin goals and explore the latest treatments in medical aesthetics.