Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS, Injectable and Laser Specialist

Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS

"I love getting to know my patients! I strive to tailor each treatment to their individual needs while building long-term relationships."

Please note that Kara is not accepting patient appointments at this time. Kara is presently on sabbatical leading an advanced skincare research project.

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Jan 31, 2022
She listened to me and guided me for the best procedure, made me feel comfortable, love her I would …*
Jan 28, 2022
Looks natural*
Dec 20, 2021
Kara is a very caring and patient provider. She explains the procedure in detail.*
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Kara aims to meet each patient’s individual needs whether it’s with filler, Botox, or a laster treatment.

In her last year of PA school, Kara choose to do her elective clinical internship in plastic surgery/aesthetics and instantly found her calling.

She loves educating her patients about the natural aging process and guiding them to the appropriate treatment plan that fits their unique needs. Whether you are getting ready to get married, preparing as a mother of the bride or just want to look more rejuvenated, Kara can customize a plan to achieve your goals.

“Working in the aesthetic field of medicine gives me the opportunity to share stories with my patients that connect us on a more emotional level. I feel grateful that my patients trust me… not only as a provider but as a friend. I take pride in taking the time to personally connect with each client to better understand their goals and needs.”

Kara Pennington: Skincare Guru & Explorer

When she’s not helping out patients at LJC, Kara can be found outdoors with her French poodle, Pierre. She enjoys hiking, running, and swimming in the ocean. Get to know a little more about Kara in her own words:

What about your patient care philosophy do you think is unique?

Laughter is the best medicine, and I try to provide as many smiles to my patients as possible. Whether it’s catching up on their recent vacations, or their new and improved dating life, there’s never a dull moment in my treatment rooms. I’m a strong believer that there’s a psychological benefit to rejuvenating ourselves. When we look more rested and happier, we begin to feel that way.

Beauty comes from within and I’d like to think I’m a constant reminder to my patients that they are beautiful inside and out.

If you had a month totally to yourself, what would you do?

I love to travel! In the future, I hope to explore more countries and their cultures. I think next on the list is a European vacation.

What do you love about San Diego?

I love the weather in San Diego. We’re lucky to have mostly sunny skies for the majority of the year. Growing up in the South, it was a much harsher climate, and I think I have acclimated well here.

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