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Medical Spa

Many men and women want to address signs of aging or lifelong aesthetic concerns, but don't feel quite ready to commit to plastic surgery.

At our medical spa, patients of all ages can rejuvenate their features and boost their self-confidence without invasive surgery.

Find out why so many men and women visit David Passaretti, MD, at The Aesthetic Center in Darien, CT...

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Introducing The Aesthetic Center

The Aesthetic Center is a state-of-the-art medical spa that brings world-class cosmetic care to the community of Darien, CT.

We combine the technology of a medical clinic with the comforts of a spa to offer all types of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.

No matter what your goals are, our highly trained aesthetic team can develop a custom Beauty Plan that helps you maintain your facial or physical features without having to undergo plastic surgery.

Our Philosophy

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3 Reasons to Visit Our Medical Spa Today

Relaxing Environment

We want men and women who visit our practice to look forward to it the way they would look forward to a spa day. The Aesthetic Center feels more like a spa than a clinic. Our Darien, CT, practice is designed with patient comfort in mind, and our plush furnishings and modern decor are carefully selected to help you relax. 

Limitless Treatment Options

Here, men and women can address both aesthetic concerns and medical conditions. Using the latest lasers, injectables, and skincare products, we help patients who simply want to enhance their looks, as well as patients who want to address health concerns like rosacea, to improve their appearance and feel more confident.

World-Class Care

When you visit our medical spa, you receive care under the supervision of a renowned surgeon. Dr. David Passaretti is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the founder and medical director of The Aesthetic Center medical spa. To give patients the most accurate, natural-looking results, he performs all injectable treatments himself.

Ready to Experience the Benefits of a Medical Spa? Schedule Your Visit Today

Dr. Passaretti and Carin Gustavson Do you want to rejuvenate your features without incisions, scars, or a lengthy recovery? At our Darien, CT, spa, we can design a custom Beauty Plan that helps you achieve your goals without surgery. Led by Dr. David Passaretti, our aesthetic team can carefully evaluate your concerns and prescribe a treatment regimen that meets your needs, goals, and budget. 

Dr. Passaretti's work has earned him several recognitions, including: 

  • New York Magazine's Top Doctor
  • Connecticut Magazine's Top Doctor
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors

To experience our world-class care firsthand, visit our office for your beauty consultation. Request your appointment online or call us: 

(203) 656-9999

A 5-Star Review

"I had a wonderful hydrafacial treatment which made my skin feel young and fresh again! Definitely going back for another one soon."
Fenella P.

What to Expect during Your Visit


During your first visit to The Aesthetic Center in Darien, CT, you will receive a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Passaretti and his team of specialists. During this time, we will talk to you about your concerns, desired results, and budget. We will also review your health history to build a safe, effective plan.

Beauty Plan

At the conclusion of your consultation, our aesthetic specialists will create a custom, long-term Beauty Plan that matches your concerns, goals, and budget. In some cases, treatment can be completed in one appointment. In other cases, it can take several sessions to reach your desired results.


Based on your objectives, your treatment plan may recommend injectables, fillers, light therapy, laser hair removal, or skincare products. Each recommendation is closely tailored to your needs and ultimate goals. At The Aesthetic Center, we do not believe in high-pressure sales tactics of beauty gimmicks—we simply give honest advice and sincere answers.


Your Beauty Plan will include suggestions for your follow-up treatments. By visiting our Darien, CT, practice regularly, you can maintain your results for as long as possible.

Receive Care from a Team of Specialists

To assemble the best possible team, Dr. Passaretti has brought in aesthetic experts from global beauty brands, including L’Oréal and Stila. Our Darien, CT, team includes the talents of:

Carin Gustavson

Carin Gustavson

One of our beauty experts is Carin Gustavson, our medical spa director and cosmetic laser technician. Carin is an aesthetic industry veteran. She brings over 20 years of beauty expertise and medical knowledge to our non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Carin works closely with our team of physicians to help men and women achieve incredible results with non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. 

Dr. David Passaretti

Dr. David Passaretti

Dr. Passaretti is an internationally-renowned reconstructive and plastic surgeon who has dedicated his life to helping patients enhance their appearance and improve their self-confidence. Dr. Passaretti is excited to offer minimally invasive care to patients who want a gentle, yet effective, alternative to surgery. To ensure the safety and success of injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Passaretti administers all injectables himself.

Start Building Your Beauty Plan Today

Carin Gustavson with a patient

At The Aesthetic Center in Darien, CT, you can enjoy cosmetic enhancement without going "under the knife." We have a wide array of procedures available and can design a custom Beauty Plan that addresses your unique needs. To get started, request a consultation online or call us: 

(203) 656-9999

Laser Treatments

Dr. Passaretti offers several forms of light therapy to rejuvenate your skin, reduce acne scarring and varicose veins, perform laser hair removal, and address several types of discolorations and damage. Our laser procedures include:

Forever Young BBL™ Fotofacial by Sciton®

BBL, or BroadBand Light, is one of the most powerful technologies available to address signs of aging, sun damage, and other blemishes. The BBL Forever Young Fotofacial has quickly become one of the most popular treatments at our practice because it is clinically proven to keep skin looking young for longer than IPL and other similar treatments. 

IPL™ Photofacial

An intense pulse light (IPL) photofacial uses a special light to reduce blemishes and rejuvenate the overall appearance of your dermal tissue.

Deep Laser Resurfacing

Our practice is equipped with the gold standard in laser technology—the Sciton JOULE erbium laser. Dr. Passaretti can use this laser to dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles all the way up to the lash line. The procedure is only performed under the care of Dr. Passaretti. To keep the treatment comfortable and pain-free, patients who undergo this treatment will receive light sedation. Although deep laser resurfacing has a longer downtime compared to other treatments, the results are impressive and long-lasting.

Full Face Laser Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing can dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin in just one session followed by a few days of downtime.

Varicose Vein Treatments

Darien, CT, visitors can also address spider veins on their thighs and lower legs with this technology.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular alternative to traditional methods of hair removal like shaving and waxing. Our team uses the Forever Bare BBL™ by Sciton to safely and effectively conduct laser hair removal. With regular sessions, laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth.

Acne Scarring Treatment

Our spa team can use this technology to remove damaged scar tissue and improve the appearance of scarred dermal tissue.

Weekend Treatments

Our team uses the NanoLaserPeel™ by Sciton to perform weekend laser treatments. With fractional laser treatments, our team can achieve deeper resurfacing with a short three-day healing period. The treatment can also be combined with the Forever Young BBL Fotofacial for a multimodality treatment.

Skin Tightening

By heating the collagen under the skin, laser skin tightening can reduce elasticity and give you firmer facial features. Our team uses the SkinTyte™device by Sciton to safely, quickly, and effectively perform treatment on all skin types.

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Injectables & Fillers

Injectables and dermal fillers are cost-effective skin rejuvenation treatments that take just minutes to apply. BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the appearance of crow's feet, while fillers like Radiesse™and JUVÉDERM® fill moderate to deep lines that develop around the nose and mouth. Our injectables and fillers include: 

BOTOX Cosmetic

In just one application, BOTOX injections can freeze muscles that cause wrinkling near the forehead, eyes, and brows.


JUVÉDERM is made up of hyaluronic gel that is injected into your dermal tissue to decrease the appearance of wrinkles.


Radiesse is another "lunchtime injectable" that can rejuvenate your appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Sculptra® Aesthetic stimulates collagen growth, restoring lost facial volume with long-lasting results.

Restylane Lyft

Restylane® Lyft is a heavy hyaluronic acid filler that can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of your mouth, mid-face, or hands.

Dr. Passaretti Delivers All Injectables Himself 

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Using the Latest Techniques for Gentler, Safer Treatment

Needles are an outdated method of administering dermal fillers. For some patients, they lead to unnecessary negative side effects like bruising and pain.

A closer look at a microcannula.

When injecting dermal fillers into the lips, cheeks, and under the eyes, Dr. Passaretti uses a new microcannula technique. A microcannula is a tiny blunt tube that offers several advantages compared to traditional, outdated techniques:

  • Smoother application
  • More natural-looking results
  • Virtually no bruising or pain

Because the microcannula technique requires a more experienced injector, patients visit Dr. Passaretti from all over the state to enjoy the benefits of this modern tool.

"All True Professionals"

"Starting with my initial consultation all the way through my 3 month post op visit, I was always welcomed with a smile and felt comfortable to any ask questions that I had.  Dr. Passaretti and his staff are all true professionals and deeply care about their patients and take pride in their work."
Danielle S.

Skincare Treatments

We provide a wide range of spa treatments from glycolic peels, which soften fine lines and wrinkles, to chemical peels, which tighten and renew the facial tissues. We also provide microdermabrasion to gently remove dead tissue and reduce the look of pores and scarring. Our skincare treatments include:


Our practice is equipped with its own hydrafacial machine. This machine floods the skin with glycolic acid, antioxidants, and other substances that deep clean the surface, giving men and women the "runway glow" they desire.

Glycolic Peels

Glycolic peels can smooth the complexion, reducing the appearance of wrinkles with no recovery time.

Glycolic Peels with Photo Facials

Over the course of six treatments, this combination of peels and photo facials can remove redness, lines, and discoloration on the skin.

Chemical Peels (TCA)

Trichloroacetic acid peels can renew the appearance of your skin after just seven to ten days.


Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that works by gently exfoliating the upper layers of tissue, removing dead cells and improving the tone, texture, and appearance of your skin.


 Our team uses the SkinPen® microneedling device by Bellus Medical. SkinPen is the first microneedling device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While older microneedling devices are reused from patient to patient, increasing the risk of contamination and skin damage, the SkinPen is a single-use device. By creating thousands of tiny injuries on the surface of the skin, SkinPen encourages collagen production and new skin growth. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and is currently the preferred treatment for acne scars and injury scars throughout the face and body.

Before and after treatment
Targeted medical spa treatment can take years off your appearance. 

Nervous about Discomfort?

At The Aesthetic Center, we want to keep treatments as safe and comfortable as possible. In addition to offering light sedation for our more invasive treatments, we use a cryo chiller to deliver cool air to the treatment area during the procedure.
Woman receiving photofacial

"5 Days Later, My Face Is Glowing

"Recently visited the Aesthetic Center in CT for laser resurfacing (BBL and Sciton Halo laser, dual treatment.) So professional and knowledgeable....and nice! 5 days later, my face is glowing! Quick recovery - and a great way to refresh your skin - it's almost like photoshop in real life! Amazing!" Kristin C.

Improve Your Look in a Spa Setting & Schedule a Consultation Today

Thanks to our training, technology, and wide array of aesthetic treatments, you can improve your appearance without surgery and without downtime. Our team of specialists will closely evaluate your concerns to recommend a treatment that helps you reach your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

To start building your Beauty Plan at our Darien, CT, practice, request an appointment online or call us: 

(203) 656-9999

Dr. Passaretti

Trust Your Care to a Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. David Passaretti is a distinguished plastic surgeon who is:

  • Board-certified
  • Recognized as one of the "Top Doctors" by multiple publications
  • Dedicated to excellence

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (203) 656-9999.

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"Thank you for making me look like a work of art! I sincerely appreciate everything that you’ve done for me."

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