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Laser Skin Treatments Santa Barbara – Dermatologist Santa Barbara

Lasers have been used to treat various skin conditions. Throughout time, lasers have improved and evolved. As one of the top practitioners, our medical staff uses a laser that can treat any skin type and condition. In the past, laser skin treatments were only effective on light skin tones. However, advances in technology have resulted to lasers that can also treat darker skin tones.

What Can Be Treated with Lasers?

Laser skin treatments are one of the most effective ways to reduce dark spots, facial veins, wrinkles, fine lines, and birthmarks. It is also used to get rid of broken blood vessels and smooth scars. Laser skin treatments are also utilized to remove unwanted hair and in the treatment of chronic skin conditions that include rosacea. We make sure that our patients get the best possible treatment to improve and accentuate their natural beauty.

Laser skin treatments are also used for body contouring and skin tightening. It can reduce cellulite in the body. As we get older, the skin becomes loose and will sag. Laser skin treatments can tighten the skin, and make it firm once again.

For more information about minimally-invasive, non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures or to schedule a consultation, plases contact the office of Robert W. Sheffield, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.

Types of Laser Skin Treatments

There are various types of laser skin treatments. Each one of them is used to treat a specific skin condition. Some lasers are used to target vascular lesions and red spots, while there are other lasers that target uneven skin and brown spots. There are some laser systems that can stimulate the production of collagen and tighten the dermis. After the laser treatment session, the skin is plumper, firmer, and smoother. Ablative lasers generate microscopic injuries on the skin that will stimulate collagen production, and lead to anti-aging results. On the other hand, non-ablative lasers use light to penetrate the skin but don’t damage it. This type of treatment requires several sessions. However, it is an outpatient procedure with no recovery time.

Some of the laser skin treatments we offer include:


There are a variety of attachments that allow cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons to perform many aesthetic treatments.  Laser hair removal, tattoo removal, wrinkle treatments, scar treatments, skin resurfacing, acne treatments, pigmentation improvement, and ipl foto facial can be performed all with one machine providing excellent patient comfort and results.


Total FX can remove unwanted imperfections in the skin that include scars, wrinkles, brown spots, and a lot more. It goes deep into the dermis to produce outstanding results. Patients will see results instantly. The results will continue for up to six months because of the new collagen formation.


Intense pulsed light or IPL laser is used in different skin treatments that include photofacials and hair removal. A flash lamp is used to deliver specific light range that targets the skin or hair condition.


Gentlelase is utilized to remove hair, wrinkles, and pigmented lesions. It can be used to treat different types of skin in a painless manner.


Vbeam delivers light in pulses. It is used to treat dilated blood vessels or rosacea. It targets the hemoglobin in order to reduce the redness due to rosacea.


The Medlite laser is geared towards tattoo removal by using intense levels of energy produced in short burst pulse periods.  The Medlite beam focuses on collagen which is pigmented and through the process disrupts and destroys the pigmented cells.


Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering aesthetic and cosmetic services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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