Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
425 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, California 91105 US
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5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

19 Years Old. - Pasadena, CA

Heard lots of great things about the picosure and I did so much research so I decided to make an appointment and just got my first picosure treatment with Dr. Michael Schwartz. It went surprisingly well due to the fact that the staff made me feel comfortable and they were extremely friendly! However, the process was painful :( hopefully the pain was all worth it though! Purple and green...

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

Dark Age Spots Finally Gone! - Pasadena, CA

Dr. Schwartz is Fabulous. He always takes that extra time to answer all your questions, explain any procedures, provides you different options and makes you feel comfortable with your treatment.

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

Picosure at Last - Pasadena, CA

Couldn't have lucked out with a better doctor. Dr. Schwartz and his staff are the best!

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

1st Picosure After 10 Previous Medlite Laser Tattoo Treatments - Pasadena, CA

Great bedside manner. Very friendly, and cares about his patients!! Answers all of your concerns. He really wants to help you remove your unwanted ink and not just trying to take your money. The doctor makes sure that you are comfortable. Highly recommended.

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

"Pico-'maybesure'" - Pasadena, CA

Very, very pleased that I was in direct contact with Dr. Schwartz first. We exchanged emails several times before I committed to the 3hr round trip. The facility is nice, clean, well mannered staff. They do other cosmetic surgeries, reconstructions, and skin treatments. I had no appointment, but they took me anyways, I waited 50 minutes - they were busy and still fit me in. The nurse who performed treatment Nina (?), was really nice and professional as well. She explained what she was going to do (though this wasn't my first rodeo). The process took maybe 3-5 minutes. A little early to be giving it star ratings, but I'd definitely say for a drop-in no appointment, things were handled in a manner that exceed my expectations.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Best Surgeon for Facelifts and Rhinoplasty As Well - Pasadena, CA

Michael Schwartz, M.D. is an extremely credible plastic surgeon who treats his patients with a sincere concern for reaching the goal desired. I first got a face lift which took 10 years away and I did not look surgical at all. He definitely has the aesthetic eye needed to keep the right balance, because nothing is worse than noticing the face lift before the person. I had built up a confidence and trust for Dr. Schwartz as a surgeon I was very comfortable with. He also did a rhinoplasty on me which is another one of his specialties. I look natural and appreciate the beautiful profile he created for me. You are definitely in the best of hands and care.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Yay! Feeling 80% normal again at Week 7 :)

A friend who needed reconstructive surgery, spent time researching surgeons in the Southern California area. She found Dr. Schwartz and was amazed at his professionalism and attention to detail. It is apparent that he loves this profession and makes the patient feel comfortable with q&a. You will always be able to contact him directly, he will not disappear once surgery is over.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Guy in Town for Nasal Surgery - Pasadena, CA

How do I begin to discribe Dr. Schwartz? This guy really changed my life. He has very talented hands. My family felt comfortable with this surgeon, but I was the one going under the knife, and I was horribly scared. I was comforted knowing he does not schedule his surgery days with a high surgical volume. That means that I got more time with the doctor, and he took his time with my surgery making sure it was done ABSOLUTELY impeccably (it was a very long surgery). The whole team was personable and I felt safe throughout the whole experience. The care I received with Dr. Schwartz was excellent, it far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him to anybody needing facial plastic surgery. Thank you Dr. Schwartz and your team for changing my life. Your one of the kindest human beings I have ever met. I hope you continue to change peoples lives.

Tip Swelling 2 Mos. After Rhinoplasty - Pasadena, CA

Board certified and good communicator. Only reason I didn't put excellent is because of my nose tip swollen for so long. May not be doctor's fault though. The Arnicare Arnica Gel is the best remedy I found to help the swelling and healing process.

Updated on 31 May 2011:
Just expect a longer healing period if this is a revision rhinoplasty surgery. Your skin is thicker and takes longer to take to its new form. Seriously the Apple Cider Vinegar is safe and very healing.

1 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Six Rhinoplasties and Still in Need of Revision. Is There Any Hope?

I have had six surgeries and each one is worse than the previous.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Michael Schwartz practices cosmetic surgery in Pasadena and Corona del Mar, California. He is the owner and medical director of the Skin Deep Laser Medspa, Skin Deep Body Medspa and Skin Deep Laser Corona del Mar Medspa.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee


Awards & Recognition

Top Doctors, 2009 - 2015
Pasadena Magazine Top Cosmetic Surgeons, 2013 - 2016

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Schwartz has hospital affiliations at Foothill Presbyterian, Arcadia Methodist, Huntington Memorial, Madison 101 Pasadena Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1978
    Medical: MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, 1985

    Internal Medicine, LAC / USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1984
    Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California, 1989
    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Illinois and USC, 1990
    Cosmetic Surgery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2010

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Are my incicisons too high? (Photo)

As other doctors have said above, the final closure should be at 8-10mm above the lid margin in the midline, and follow the natural lid crease toward... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty or non surgical rhinoplasty? (photos)

Your nose is overprojected with a hump that consists of bone and cartilage. In addition you have too much “columellar show” and the columella can be ... READ MORE

My face is very asymmetrical. What to do? (photos)

Your lips are full and can be reduced, however full lips are youthful and attractive. You would benefit from a rhinoplasty to reduce and refine your... READ MORE

What can be expected from the first SculpSure treatment?

We treated our first 5 patients this past week including myself. This is a non-invasive laser treatment with 4 “PACS” that can be configured in var... READ MORE

Microneedling for acne scars? (Photos)

Hello and thank you for your question. I think home devices can be good to begin with but you may eventually want to consider seeing a medical... READ MORE

I feel really tight in the neck. It's a horrible feeling, day 5 after op. Feeling depressed. Why so tight? I'm worried (Photo)

If you are breathing and swallowing ok, don’t worry about the tightness. It needs to be tight in the first few weeks after surgery, since it will l... READ MORE

Wondering what solution to fix turtle neck? (photos)

You have excess skin with a little excess fat and possibly muscle laxity in the neck. In patients with thicker skin and more fat, laser or Vaser... READ MORE

Dark stains under eyes 2 months after upper Bleph and fat injection under eyes. (photo)

You appear to have marked swelling of the lids and venous congestion following fat transfer. You should allow more time for healing. If there is too... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty revision unhappy with results what needs to be done to make it more feminine /prettier ? (photos)

It takes at least one year following revision surgery for a nose to heal completely. However, at 6 months, it is  apparent that there are some issues.... READ MORE

How can I fix uneven eyes, (they are like this since I was born)? (photos)

You should know that no one is perfectly symmetrical, as the face forms in vertical halves. Your eyes are very attractive. From the first view it... READ MORE

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