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Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS

98.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 65 ratings

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About Kara Pennington:

Kara aims to meet each patient’s individual needs whether it’s with filler, Botox, or a laser 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. When she’s not helping out patients at LJCSC, Kara can be found outdoors with her French poodle, Pierre. She enjoys hiking, running, and swimming in the ocean.

Services offered by Kara:

  • Neurotoxins (also called neuromodulators): BOTOX®, Dysport®, Xeomin®
  • Dermal Fillers: Juvéderm®, VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA®, VOLLURE®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Defyne
  • Kybella® double chin reduction
  • NovaThreads thread lift
  • Non-surgical body lifting and tightening
  • Customized skincare & treatment plans

Contact This Provider

9850 Genesee Ave, Suite #380 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS Reviews (51)


This was my first time getting lip injections and Kara made the experience wonderful. She listened to what I was hoping to achieve, have great recommendations, and was such a joy to deal with. I absolutely love the result and can't wait to return for more services.


Professionalism, kindness, attitude, dealing with safe social distancing.

Nova Thread

The staff was very helpful and welcoming. I had my procedure done by Kara and I couldn't be more satisfied! She explained everything she did before doing it so I felt comfortable throughout the entire procedure. She is amazing! I have already told a few of my friends about her. I will definitely be back...

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara was professional and knowledgeable.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara was professional and super sweet. Botox was placed perfectly!


My treatment went very well, from the staff to my treatment with Kara. Everyone was very sweet and accommodating to anything I needed or if I felt any discomfort at any point of my treatment to let them know! Kara explained what she would be doing step by step and best part was they put on Netflix and let you chose what you want to watch while you get your treatment done! Office space was clean and nicely presented.

Skin Care

Kara was wonderful..I had three different producers with her at three separate times. Each time she was patient, cautious, and really listened to what I was seeing and put together the best plan for me. I am thrilled with the results.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara was super knowledgeable and friendly.


Professional and kind


Kara and her assistant Amy were really great, they were very professional but also very personable and friendly.

Nova Thread

Because Kara did a great job and admin was accommodating in meeting me in the middle when we realized the quote I received before arriving wasn't accurate. I drive from LA so it would have been a wasted trip.

Restylane Lyft®

Kara was informative, took her time and delivered the results I was looking for. My tear trophs are perfect now! I also received Botox with Julia who is amazing. This staff is great. The entire med spa made me feel comfortable about receiving treatment during this pandemic. They went above and beyond to ensure patient safety. My results are better than I expected!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is a perfectionist and takes meticulous steps to give me the right amount of injectables. She looks carefully before placing. And she is very honest! [Single best thing is...] Results were excellent!


The COVID procedures in place made me feel safe during my appointment. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I initially went in for CoolSculpting, however, Kara outlined a treatment plan that she felt would be better for me. She was very knowledgeable and I felt like she addressed my concerns in a very professional manner. [Single best thing is...] I've been wanting to do something about my double chin for years and I'm excited that I finally decided to do it. The whole team made me feel secure with my decision and calmed any anxiety I had about the procedure.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Atmosphere was so inviting and comfortable. From the minute I walked in my nerves were put to ease by Kara and the entire staff. This was my first time getting anything like this done and it was the most pleasant experience. One I look back on and I am so thankful I got to experience this way for my first time having a cosmetic treatment done. From the professional cleanliness procedures to the overall kindness and comfort, I made the right decision coming here. And my results are perfection! True work of art. Thank you. [Single best thing is...] Being comfortable. I always heard that you don't have to be in pain having facial fillers done and this is most definitely the case here.


Kara and the staff were so gentle and so knowledgeable. She took a lot of time with me which made me feel special.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

This is my third visit with Kara. As you can see I am quite satisfied with her technique and her professionalism. Kara has a lot of confidence and knowledge for any concerns that I might have. I just love her sweet personality she always makes me feel welcomed. Which is a very Important to me. [Single best thing is...] I can show her where my weak spots are on my forehead and she has the ability to place the product where it is needed.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is an amazing practitioner and I'd always a pleasure to see. I come to your location solely for her! [Single best thing is...] Treatment was quick and easy.

Skin Tightening

I made an appointment and down payment of $600 for a procedure (laser skin resurfacing). Then the Covid shutdown happened, the appointment was cancelled. I have followed up by phone and was told they forgot to contact me. That was 3 months ago and I haven't heard anything since then. I would have expected more contact or follow up. Still not sure when I can get my procedure done.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is a great listener and provides options that are personalized to my desired outcomes and not to mention, she has a wonderful bedside manner. [Single best thing is...] Very comfortable and nearly no pain.