EYESTHETICA

PASADENA EYELID EXPERTS

(626) 564-0004 SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Our Pasadena office is located at 625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 265, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM. The daily parking rate at our office is $8.00.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at (626) 564-0004 or click here to book online.

Oculofacial Surgeon in Pasadena

Featured Procedures in our Pasadena Office

The doctors at Eyesthetica are leading experts in the field of oculofacial plastic surgery. The extensive knowledge of these high-caliber surgeons enables them to meticulously evaluate the face in all dimensions in order to address each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic concerns in the following areas:

  • The upper face (forehead/eyebrows/upper eyelids)
  • The midface (lower eyelids/cheeks)
  • The lower face (lips and neck)

At Eyesthetica in Pasadena, Dr. Steven C. Dresner and Dr. Michael A. Burnstine craft a custom treatment plan for each patient. They will take the time to work with you and make expert recommendations in order to achieve your individual aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation to get beautiful, natural-looking results.

FEATURED SURGICAL PROCEDURES
FOR A YOUTHFUL AND NATURAL APPEARANCE

Upper Face Procedure

Midface Procedure

Lower Face Procedure

Brow Lift Procedure

Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure

Double Eyelid Procedure

Ptosis Procedure

Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure

Fat Positioning Procedure

Midface Procedure

Fat Grafting

Lip Enhancements

Lip Reduction Procedures

Brow Lift in Pasadena

Gravity and loss of volume can cause the skin of the forehead to sag over time. This causes the brow to descend and the brow tissue to deflate, which leads to hooding of the upper eyelids and an angry, tired, or sad expression. One of the ways this can be treated is with a brow lift: a surgical procedure in which the forehead is elevated, reducing wrinkles and creases and creating a more youthful and rested appearance. This can be done endoscopically with a mini-camera, or open.

Though this procedure can vary by degrees of invasiveness, brow lifts typically involve repositioning the muscles of the forehead, and often entail volume augmentation and tissue removal. Elevating the brow can improve the heaviness of the upper eyelids, and enhance the effects of an upper blepharoplasty.

Ask the surgeons at Eyesthetica which custom approach is right for you.

Brow Lift

Upper Blepharoplasty

An upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a procedure in which the excess skin and fat are removed from the top eyelid. The surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid to prevent visible scarring, remove the excess skin, and sculpt fat that has collected on the upper eyelid for the creation of a youthful, natural look. If a patient is a candidate for both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, they generally opt to do both at once for reduced recovery time.

Upper Blepharoplasty Best Results

Double Eyelid Surgery in Pasadena

Double eyelid surgery is a special type of upper blepharoplasty which creates a crease in the upper eyelid where none previously existed. This helps to “open” the eye. Depending on the thickness and fat distribution of the eyelids, double eyelid surgery can be performed with a minimal incision to avoid visible scarring.

Double Eyelid Surgery Best Results

Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis) Repair in Pasadena

Ptosis refers to drooping upper eyelids. Ptosis is caused by the stretching of the tissue and disinsertion of the levator muscle tendon, which is responsible for raising the eyelid. When the upper eyelids droop low enough to obstruct the pupil, it causes a decrease in the superior field of vision, trouble reading, and driving challenges, which can lead to headaches from having to constantly raise the brow to see. Before upper eyelid surgery, be sure your surgeon can assess eyelid ptosis as a cause for your upper eyelid appearance.

The surgical methods to repair ptosis vary depending on the extent of the eyelid elevation needed. Your eyelid surgeon will discuss with you in detail the type of surgical approach that is right for you.

Droopy Eyelid or Ptosis Best Results

Lower Blepharoplasty / Eye Bag Removal in Pasadena

A lower blepharoplasty or “eye bag removal” is performed by removing the excess fat and skin beneath the lower eyelid, to reduce the appearance of puffiness or “bags” beneath the eyes. The amount of fat removed must be carefully calculated by the eyelid surgeon – as removing too much can cause a “hollowing” effect as the patient ages. Occasionally, the fat that is already there is repositioned or augmented to reduce the appearance of aging. Incisions are hidden by the lower lash line or inside the eyelid. Before proceeding with eyelid surgery, make sure your eyelid surgeon is a member of ASOPRS.

Lower Blepharoplasty Best Results

Midface Lift in Pasadena

Midfacial lifting is reserved for patients in need of lower eyelid elevation and support. The procedure resuspends the lower eyelid, repositions deeper soft tissue, and augments the cheek. Ask your doctor if this procedure is right for you.

Midface Lift Best Results

Fat Repositioning and Fat Transfer in Pasadena

When fat is already present around or under the eyelids, it can be shifted into the hollow of the eyelid for a fuller appearance when there is fat deficiency or volume loss. These procedures are reserved for a select group of patients, and your surgeon will review treatment options with you.

Fat Repositioning

Fat Grafting in Pasadena

Fat can be taken from other parts of the body and used to fill creases and wrinkles in the face. Fat grafting is comparable to other injectable treatments because it creates a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Fat grafting carries a lower risk of infection than fillers because the fat is taken from other parts of the patient’s own body. If you’re debating between choosing fat grafting or fillers to meet your aesthetic goals, the surgeons at Eyesthetica can help you weigh your options.

Fat Grafting

Lip Enhancement in Pasadena

The aging process can leave lips looking thin and lined. Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. Lip implants are an option for patients looking for fuller lips, but dermal lip fillers can also be an option based on the individual’s aesthetic goals. Ask your surgeon which option would be right for you.

Lip Enhancement Best Results

Lip Reduction in Pasadena

Surgical lip reductions involve removing mucosal tissue from the upper and/or lower lips in order to reshape the entire lip area. This procedure is performed on patients who would like to decrease lip volume. Usually, it is performed on patients who have been bothered by their large lips since birth.

Lip Reduction Best Results

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the North/South: Take CA-110 N to Exit 31 B for Fair Oaks Avenue toward S Pasadena. Take a left onto Fair Oaks Avenue and head north. Our office will be up ahead on your left in the Huntington Pavilion building on the Huntington Hospital campus, across the street from Burger King.

From the East: Take route 134 E towards Pasadena if coming from the west, or I-210 if coming from the east. Take Exit 13B. Turn left onto W. California Boulevard, passing Citibank on your left and Huntington Hospital on your right. Turn right onto Fair Oaks Avenue, and we will be on your right in Huntington Pavilion Building on the Huntington Hospital campus.

Dr. Steven C. Dresner, M.D.

Pasadena Eyelid Surgeons

Dr. Steven C. Dresner earned his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School before completing an internship in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a resident in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans before serving as a fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dresner received additional fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Dresner is a Clinical Professor part-time at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Associate Preceptor of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute ASOPRS Fellowship, and Director of the ASOPRS Fellowship at Eyesthetica. He also received the Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2004, Dr. Dresner co-founded Eyesthetica with Dr. Michael A. Burnstine.

In addition to lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Dresner has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles in major journals, as well as several chapters in oculoplastic textbooks. Outside of the office, Dr. Dresner received additional fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Michael Burnstine, M.D.

Dr. Michael A. Burnstine earned his MD at Harvard Medical School before completing an internship in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an ophthalmology residency and chief residency at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. Dr. Burnstine moved on to the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary and Michael Reese Hospital, where he received his fellowship training in oculofacial surgery. In 1997, Dr. Burnstine began his career at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Doheny Eye Institute as the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

In addition to co-founding Eyesthetica with Steven C. Dresner in 2004, Dr. Burnstine trains other surgeons as a Clinical Professor part-time at USC’s Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute. Dr. Burnstine is the Director of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at USC; he is one of only 52 individuals in the country granted this designation.

Dr. Burnstine lectures nationally and internationally on many topics related to oculofacial surgery. As a world-renowned expert in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery, this distinguished surgeon’s extensive knowledge and friendly demeanor puts patients at ease. Outside of the office, Dr. Burnstine enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.

“Recently had upper and lower eyelid surgery by Dr. Dresner. Fantastic experience, remarkable results—far exceeded my expectations! Eyesthetica is outstanding. Very professional and well organized. Staff in office and the Surgery Center were excellent, well trained, friendly and caring. Highly recommend Dr. Dresner!”

 

“From the first call to the office to instructions for after care, you can only use superlatives to describe the professional staff members at both the Los Angeles and Pasadena locations. The staff is so nice and patient with you regarding any concerns you may have. Dr. Burnstine called me twice to check on me during a holiday weekend! What a great experience. I am so grateful.”

 

NON-SURGICAL FACIAL ENHANCEMENT OFFERED
There are dozens of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The experts at Eyesthetica can help you pick which option is right for you.

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NON-SURGICAL FACIAL ENHANCEMENT OFFERED
There are dozens of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The experts at Eyesthetica can help you pick which option is right for you.

Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow's Feet, Frown Lines

BOTOX® in Pasadena
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Smooth Under The Eyes / Tear Troughs

Belotero®,Fat Injections, Juvéderm, Restylane
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Lift and Enhance Cheeks

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Smooth Marionette Lines

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Plump The Lips

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Rejuvenate Hands

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Grow Longer, Fuller Lashes

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (up to 12 months)

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (12+ months)

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®
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Smooth Vertical Lip Lines

 

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Smooth Chin Wrinkles

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Rejuvenate The Neck

Botox®, Kybella®
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Fill Acne Scars

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®
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Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines

BOTOX® in Pasadena
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Smooth Under The Eyes / Tear Troughs

Belotero®,Fat Injections, Juvéderm, Restylane
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Lift and Enhance Cheeks

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Smooth Marionette Lines

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Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines

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Rejuvenate Hands

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Grow Longer, Fuller Lashes

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (up to 12 months)

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Soften Nasolabial Folds (12+ months)

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®
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Smooth Vertical Lip Lines

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Smooth Chin Wrinkles

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Rejuvenate The Neck

Botox®, Kybella®
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Fill Acne Scars

Bellafill®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®
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