18 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Suite B (Upstairs), Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Cosmetic Medicine

When you visit Dr. Mao for your initial complimentary consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your skin care concerns and formulate a treatment plan customized for you.

Botox® Cosmetic

No matter how diligent you are with your skin care routine and healthy lifestyle, you cannot stop the onset of wrinkles. If you desire an improvement of wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows or crow’s feet around the eyes, Botox Cosmetic can help. The best part is that it does not require surgery, takes only about 10 minutes, and is a simple treatment that involves injections using a very fine needle – which, as most of Dr. Mao’s patients will agree, is nearly painless. Botox is a purified protein that temporarily relaxes facial and neck muscles to smooth wrinkles, such as:
frown lines (“11’s”)
forehead lines
Crow’s feet
bunny lines on the nose
smoker’s lines around the lip
“orange peel-like” dimpling on the chin

BOTOX® Cosmetic is part of the Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty Rewards Program – a free program that allows you to earn points on your treatment(s) today. Those points can be used like cash toward your treatment!

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Dermal Fillers

As we age our face loses fat and becomes hollow which leads to sagging skin and a less youthful appearance, especially apparent in those with an active lifestyle and lean body mass.

Juvederm® XC & Belotero® are hypoallergenic hyaluronic acid fillers that restore volume and fullness to your skin, instantly smoothing away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in your body that gives support to your skin. With time or accelerated aging from sun or smoking, you lose hyaluronic acid, resulting in wrinkles and hollows. Juvederm® XC is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. You can see your lines immediately smooth away, yet still have natural-looking results that last up to a year. Belotero® is a hyaluronic acid filler that is ideal for finer lines and wrinkles, lasting for about 6 months.

Juvederm Voluma® XC is in the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid fillers and was recently FDA-approved as the first injectable filler specifically formulated to contour and shape the cheeks to correct mid-face volume loss from normal aging. Results usually last 24 months or longer, with 2/3 of patients maintaining results at 24 months and 90% of patients rated an improvement in their appearance with Juvederm Voluma® XC.

Juvederm® XC and Juvederm Voluma® XC, along with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Latisse®, are part of the Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty Rewards Program – a free program that allows you to earn points on your treatment(s) today. Those points can be used like cash toward your treatments!

Radiesse® volumizing filler is composed of smooth round calcium microspheres that immediately add volume and lift, diminishing the signs of aging. Radiesse® is truly unique in its ability to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.


Ultherapy See for yourself with this new breakthrough treatment: Ultherapy® – and turn back time so the mirror reflects how young you feel on the inside. Ultherapy® is the only FDA-approved procedure to lift, smooth and tighten the skin on the brow, under the chin, neck and decolletage for a natural and younger looking appearance without surgery. Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of your skin by rebuilding and repairing your natural collagen over time. With no downtime and after 60-90 minutes, some patients see results immediately after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin and brow as well as smooth skin on the chest.

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For the first time ever, Ultherapy® enables physicians to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue targeted in plastic surgery. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Ultherapy® lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. One of the first effects of gravity is that the brows descend, and the eyes start to appear smaller. Ultherapy® will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance.

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Want to define your profile with a more slender jawline? Try our newest treatment, KYBELLA. The first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for "double-chin," when injected under the jawline KYBELLA permanently eliminates fat cells and contours beneath the chin without surgery. Submental fullness can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older and heavier look. When injected beneath the chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.

Kybella is part of the Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty Rewards Program – a free program that allows you to earn points on your treatment(s) today. Those points can be used like cash toward your treatment!

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IPL Photofacials

Aging and sun exposure creates uneven pigmentation, as well as pronounced broken vessels and capillaries on your skin. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses gentle pulses of optimized light to even your skin tone and brighten your complexion. IPL photorejuvenation can also be performed on other areas of the body, such as the neck/décolleté, hands, forearms abdomen and back. There is minimal discomfort and downtime.

IPL photorejuvenation treats:
sun damage, freckles
rosacea, facial flushing
broken capillaries and redness
minimizes pores

Depending on the severity of the condition and the desired result, patients can expect to go through 1-4 treatments for best results.

Fractional Nonablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

This breakthrough laser has been FDA approved to correct fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars and stretch marks. The laser stimulates your own skin cells to produce collagen with minimal discomfort and downtime. A series of 3-5 treatments is recommended to reduce signs of aging, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Laser Hair Reduction

Unwanted hair is easily, quickly, and painlessly removed with the most advanced laser technology available today – the ICON by Palomar. Laser energy targets the matrix cells in your hair follicles, reducing or eliminating further hair growth. Laser hair removal has been in effect for over 20 years and is FDA-approved for “permanent hair reduction” – meaning that laser hair removal will significantly remove the total number of hairs. Most effective regimens will include several treatments (approximately 4-6) that are spaced out over the course of 4-8 weeks. The temporal spacing of treatments allows for hair growth that occurs in phases.

Laser hair removal is an ideal treatment for unwanted body hair, and is ideal for clients who suffer from ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal has been shown to be effective in treatment/prevention of pilonidal cysts (ingrown hairs that cause intense localized skin irritation and infections).


Acne is caused by many factors, but often the main contributors are hormones, inflammation, clogged pores, bacteria, and overactive oil production. There are clinical alternatives that may be more effective than over-the-counter topical products. Dr. Mao will determine what treatment is best for you based on the type of acne you have.