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

I have spent years trying to get rid of my dark age / sunspots---I've done chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, used hydroquinone, skin lightening treatments.....the list is endless. Finally, Dr. Schwartz came to my rescue---he used a procedure called Picosure. In just one treatment, my dark spot is finally gone for good. Picosure was quick and easy and no down time. Dr. Schwartz is great :)

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

Picosure at Last - Pasadena, CA

I have eight horrible tattoos as a result of being an impulsive teenager. They have literally changed my life. I won't wear a bikini without a cover up or a short sleeve shirt/tank, even in the 100 degree weather during the summer, because I am embarrassed of my horrible tattoos. I have: Two (a star, and blue rose) on my left hip area. And three medium tattoos on my forearms. I have had all of...

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

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

I have had previous Medlite c6 laser treatments and they so so slightly change. After 1 treatment in Dr. Michael Schwartz's office in Pasadena, I notice a significant difference. My photographer is lousy, but I'm happy that I see so much change! Waiting in the office for my 2nd Picosure treatment!! The double picture is before Picosure treatment and bottom is the 5 weeks after. The larger...

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

"Pico-'maybesure'" - Pasadena, CA

I have had a tattoo treated 9 times by Dr. Tattoff in the LA area over course of 2.5 years. The tattoo had faded a decent amount, but no where what I thought it would be according to their claims. I was discouraged from going there after they "got real" with me and showed a picture of someone with similar colors who had 32 (YES 32) treatments done and still was trace amounts left. I was...

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...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

I'm 42, wife and mother of 1 child, I'm still in disbelief that I actually went through with it. My TT is on the expensive tier but worth every pretty penny. My Dr. has his own medical office to perform the surgery, he has a hand picked surgical staff that work with him for many years. One area I had not considered is the operation, meaning other Drs. rent facilities to perform operations and...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Guy in Town for Nasal Surgery - Pasadena, CA

I wanted to feel better about myself. Since I was about 15 I noticed my face changed in ways that I did not expect. I was on growth hormone therapy and suffered a trauma to my nose and forehead. My tissue thickened up as a result. I was left emotionally scarred and I suffered looking at my face in the mirror. I went looking for doctors because I wanted to feel like myself again. Nobody...

Tip Swelling 2 Mos. After Rhinoplasty - Pasadena, CA

I opted for rhinoplasty just to file down a small bump on my bridge. Turns out the tip swelled up like a clown and was resistant to much improvement after 8 weeks. Finally I bought some Arnicare Arnica Gel and put it on a Q-tip to spread into my swollen inner nostril areas. It has been two days and I can see a difference finally in healing and swelling is going down. I bought it at Wal-Greens...

1 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

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

Noes was wide originally. I wanted a more refined tip with a visible bridge.What I got was nose like an anteater, one long piece of cartilage. I have had 6 rhinoplasties in a 10 year span. I am a black woman who used a white doctor. the results have been horrific. I can not tell you the emotional distress these surgeries have caused me. after each surgery the doctor would tell me that...

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)

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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

Treatments offered at Michael S. Schwartz, M.D., APC

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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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