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Voted Palm Springs Life Top Doctor in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Meet Dr. Kato

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 stunning and natural results. 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.

As a board-certified 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 Personally Administers Every Patient’s Treatment Herself

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 with artistry and skill 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. 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 Philosophy on Facial Rejuvenation

Our faces are incredibly dynamic and detailed, which makes facial cosmetics one of the most complex and difficult treatments areas. Dr. Kato strives to create results that look balanced and proportional; she knows that the very best results 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 aesthetics time and time again. By respecting each patient’s unique facial features, Dr. Kato creates results that are perfect for each individual.

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 community to be a premier destination for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.

The Most Advanced Treatments and Technology

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’.

Natural, Long-Lasting Rejuvenation Without Pain

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.

Minimal Downtime and Long-Lasting Results

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.

Dr. Kato with a patient

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – You are in Good Hands

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.

Undergraduate: UCLA. Bachelors in Science, Biology 1989

Medical degree: UCSF. MD 1994

Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington 2000

Get to Know Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Maya Kato

I’m a perfectionist. I like to work with my hands, and I enjoy helping patients achieve their goals in a natural way. I like to make things look beautiful and perfect.

Using a combination of intellect, science, and artistry to help patients.

To stay safe and achieve superior results. Patients should see an injector who has intimate knowledge of the structures of the face.

I provide a welcoming environment where patients can discuss their aesthetic goals in a relaxed setting.

I can’t see myself doing anything else!

Snowboarding, working out at the gym, baking, and shopping.

I had a patient who was going to see her in-laws who don’t particularly like her. Naturally, she wanted to look amazing. I did some fillers and neuromodulator injections. When she came back, she thanked me for the best experience. 

They all knew she looked great but couldn’t guess what she had done. They wondered if she had changed her hair or whitened her teeth – but no one assumed she had cosmetic injectables!

When I was a resident, we could only offer surgery to patients.  Now, we can create similar results with injectables in the office. Recent advancements in aesthetic medicine have made it possible for patients to achieve significant rejuvenation with minimal downtime.

I enjoy performing the liquid facelift for patients, which uses all the tools we have (neuromodulators, fillers, Kybella, and threads). I also love Sculptra, because it creates beautiful, long-lasting, natural results over time.

 Each year, we add more tools to our armamentarium. The sky’s the limit!