Voted Palm Springs Life Top Doctor from 2012-2020

B. Maya Kato, MD

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Maya Kato established Aesthetic Art with a vision to help patients achieve rejuvenation with nonsurgical methods. Dr. Kato is a highly-trained specialist; she graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA and received her medical degree from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and has performed thousands of procedures with a focus on the head and face.

Dr. Kato has published numerous articles and book chapters and continues to be active in research and teaching.  She has been involved in resident education at UCSF, UC Davis, Kaiser, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Riverside.

In addition to an illustrious career and her extensive experience, Dr. Maya Kato is known for performing injectables and other nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures with artistry and skill. She’s built a stellar reputation in the Palm Springs community with her comforting, compassionate approach to facial rejuvenation, and she’s known for ensuring her treatments are performed with minimal discomfort and bruising.

Dr Kato’s signature procedures include Botox, Juvederm, Liquid facelift, PRP for hair restoration and NovaThreads(Threadlifts).

Our Services

Natural Results for Facial Rejuvenation

Our faces are incredibly dynamic and detailed, which makes facial rejuvenation one of the most complex and difficult treatments to perform. Dr. Kato strives to create results that look balanced and proportional; she knows that the very best results in facial rejuvenation are the ones that make patients look younger, not different. Facial rejuvenation should never make a patient look overfilled or frozen; with the combination of the incredibly precise injectables and Dr. Kato’s skill, Aesthetic Art creates powerful, yet natural facial rejuvenation time and time again. By respecting each patient’s unique facial features, Dr. Kato creates results that are perfect for each individual at her Palm Springs, CA Med Spa.

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Dr. Kato is very detail oriented.

Dr. Kato is very detail oriented. Because she is a Board Certified surgeon, her knowledge of facial structure shows in the end results of my injections. I look younger, but no one knows that I’ve had anything “done”. My face looks beautiful and I am ready for the holidays!


A Consummate in Her Field

After trying a number of doctors in the area and being completely unhappy with the results, I stumbled upon an ad for Dr. Kato. I immediately set up an appointment for a consultation. So glad I did. I was instantly impressed with Dr. Kato. She’s a woman who is knowledgeable, intelliigent, caring, and knows her business well. She takes her time in explaining procedures, as well as doing them. She is meticulous. My end results after two visits for fillers and Botox are amazing. No pain, discomfort or bruising. Dr. Kato is undeniably the best in her field. I will never trust my face to anyone else. Thanks again for the wonderful job.


The Ultimate in Professionalism

My experience with her is always excellent. The office is very warm and inviting, and the staff is courteous and professional. Dr. Kato is friendly and genuinely cares about her patients. I have been seeing her for over two years now and it is always a pleasant experience. I highly recommend Dr. Kato!


No Bruising and I Look Fabulous

I look forward to each of my visits with Dr. Kato. No bruising or down time at work. Each time, I know that she will do a wonderful job and I’m always happy after the process. My face and skin look better than they have in years, and I feel more youthful. There is only one person that I would ever trust for this procedure and that is Dr. Kato.


Aesthetic Art is State of the Art

Dr. Kato is the best and I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my cosmetic injections…she is a gifted and talented doctor, and is able to create results I’ve never received anywhere else.


Dr. Kato is the Best!

I received amazing results from the Botox and filler Dr. Kato gave me. People noticed right away that I looked rested and refreshed. I appreciate the time, education, and most of all, her gentle touch. She took care to make sure I was comfortable. I not only received an amazing result, but I was treated like I was the most important patient.


Our Featured Procedures


Dr. Kato is proud to offer an extensive collection of injectables from neuromodulators like Botox to dermal fillers like Voluma. Patients will be able to choose between the advanced formulations of Juvederm and Restylane lines, as well as revolutionary treatments like Kybella and Sculptra. Injectables are the optimal treatments for facial rejuvenation: they have no downtime, take mere minutes to complete, and treat signs of aging like sunken skin and wrinkles with incredible precision. Whether the patient chooses a simple treatment, or an entire liquid facelift, the procedures will be personally administered by Dr. Kato herself.

Botox & Dysport


Also known as wrinkle fillers and facial fillers, dermal fillers are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. Typically made out of a smooth gel with powerful active ingredients, dermal fillers are injected into target areas to volumize the skin. Dermal fillers can reverse sagging, eliminate wrinkles, and boost volume thanks to their advanced formulas and the precision of their delivery. More importantly, dermal fillers are quick, simple, and safe treatments that offer enhancement with absolutely no downtime or recovery period.



As a thought-leader in the world of facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kato is proud to offer innovative treatments that utilize the latest in regenerative medicine. From the use of absorbable sutures for a state-of-the-art thread lift to the use of platelet-rich-plasma for natural facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kato ensures that her patients have the opportunity to have the newest techniques not offered by other offices. Dr. Kato offers PRP, also known as platelet rich plasma, for patients seeking youthful, healthy looking skin.  The PRP microneedling facial is a unique facial that creates a youthful glow by stimulating collagen growth in the skin itself.  PRP is also injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth in both men and women with thinning hair.

Hair Restoration


As medical technology advances, our options for hair restoration becomes increasingly diverse with new techniques offering unparalleled levels of safety and comfort. One of the latest breakthrough treatments developed for hair loss is PRP hair restoration, a method of hair restoration that uses platelet rich plasma, a serum created from a patient’s own blood. This serum contains a concentrated amount of proteins necessary for healing and regeneration, and once it’s injected into the scalp, PRP hair restoration creates a healthy and nourished environment that’s perfect for stimulating the growth of inactive hair follicles.

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Thread Lift

Thanks to volume loss, a decrease in elasticity, and loss of muscle tone, the lower half the face experiences extensive sagging due to aging. Sagging skin is incredibly hard to treat without an invasive procedure. While dermal fillers and other injectables can do wonders for targeting wrinkles and deep folds, they’re somewhat ineffective for lifting sagging skin on the lower face. With the arrival of Nova Threads, you can now effectively treat jowls, sagging neck skin, and even droopy eyebrows without having to resort to major surgery.

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Aesthetic Art is proud to offer clinically proven, powerful skin care products from SkinMedica, PCA Skin, and GlowBioticsMD. SkinMedica is a state-of-the-art skincare line that addresses the roots of aging and improves the skin’s health. Developed by renowned dermatologists, SkinMedica’s products draws on two decades of medical research to provide powerful serums and topical products that can fight signs of aging and a myriad of skin conditions. We also offer our patients PCA Skin, an award-winning medical skin care line that’s renowned for their innovative peels. In addition to their chemically advanced peels, they also offer a wide range of potent products designed to treat a wide of skin conditions like sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne and more.

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Aesthetic Art – Dr. Maya Kato

When Dr. Kato founded Aesthetic Art, she sought to establish a medical cosmetic center to help patients look younger and renewed without having to commit to a painful, inconvenient procedure. Today, Aesthetic Art is considered by the Palm Springs and Palm Desert community to be a premier destination for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. While other founders of cosmetic centers merely oversee operations, Dr. Kato is one of the few aesthetic surgeons in the industry that personally administers every patient’s treatment herself.  Dr. Kato believes that achieving the very best result for each patient is only obtained by assessing each patient as an individual, and then delivering each treatment meticulously, and delicately. By having a renowned facial plastic surgeon personally perform each procedure, the patients at Aesthetic Art benefit from a treatment that is delivered with the highest level of skill. Dr. Kato is passionate about providing the most advanced treatments and technology for her patients and is always on the forefront of new injectables and technologies. Brand new dermal fillers, novel uses for fat dissolving injectables, and face lifting procedures with absorbable threads are just a few of the latest nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures that put Dr. Kato’s work above others’.  

 Dr. Kato believes that patients can achieve natural, long-lasting rejuvenation without the pain and inconvenience of invasive procedures. When powerful treatments are delivered with artistry and skill, she believes that patients can look naturally refreshed with results that can withstand the tests of time.

With the proper planning, technique, and placement, a highly skilled injector and facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kato can ensure that each procedure goes as smoothly as possible. That means patients will be able to enjoy a more comfortable procedure with minimal bruising and downtime and very natural results. Proper technique can also go a long way towards creating long-lasting results.

As an esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kato has an incredible mastery over the structures of the face; she achieves her remarkable results by combining those years of expertise with her artistry for rejuvenation.

Dr. Kato is known for her warm personality, gentle touch, and her keen eye for facial aesthetics; her facial rejuvenation procedures are known in the Palm Springs community for their breathtaking, natural results in a Med Spa atmosphere. Beyond her remarkable treatments, Dr. Kato also offers a comforting, peaceful patient experience; she’s supported by a caring, highly-trained professional staff that will support each patient with every step of the way.

If you want to achieve natural, balanced results, then don’t settle for anything less than an experienced and skilled aesthetic surgeon like Dr. Kato. At Aesthetic Art, you’ll be working with a compassionate, professional team that you can truly trust, and you can rest assured that you will feel safe and comfortable during your treatment. Want a chance to work with a talented aesthetic surgeon and her highly-skilled team? Schedule a consultation with Aesthetic Art now by calling (760) 610-5558 or filling out our contact form.