Dermatologists located in Santa Barbara, CA & Santa Maria, CA
Lasers offer safe, effective treatment for an array of skin-related issues, including wrinkles and aged skin, acne and other chronic skin conditions, and hair removal. Luminous Dermatology is a trusted provider of laser treatment options to help patients in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, CA, look and feel their best.
Laser Treatment Q&A
What kinds of laser treatments does your practice offer?
Luminous Dermatology is a top-provider of laser treatments in the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria area, offering a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art laser skin treatments for many cosmetic issues, including:
- wrinkle reduction and skin resurfacing and rejuvenation
- brown spots, red spots and hyperpigmentation
- hair removal
Our practice features the most advanced laser systems to enable patients to have multiple issues addressed in one location.
How does laser hair removal work?
Lasers emit energy, and that energy is absorbed by hair. By targeting the hair follicle and root, the laser energy heats up and destroys the root, reducing or preventing future hair growth. Because hair grows in cycles, most patients need multiple laser treatments to ensure each follicle and hair is treated at the appropriate time to halt growth. The number of treatments depends on the patient’s hair type, skin type and other factors.
How do lasers work to rejuvenate skin?
Lasers use very highly-focused beams of energy to target tissue damage below the surface of the skin, resolving damage while promoting the development of collagen so skin looks and feels firmer, more resilient and rejuvenated.
What happens during laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing begins with a careful evaluation of the skin to create a custom treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs. During treatment, the laser handpiece will be passed over the treatment area and the laser energy will be emitted at precise intervals. A topical anesthetic may be applied first to reduce any potential sensations of stinging or mild discomfort. As the laser passes over the skin, the energy penetrates the surface of the skin to reach areas of damaged tissue. The length of treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated and other factors. Once treatment is complete, a soothing gel may be applied to reduce redness and discomfort and to help condition the skin. Many patients experience mild redness (similar to a light sunburn) that resolves within a few days.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Luminous Dermatology, we accept most major medical PPO insurance plans. Here is a short list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Jan if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We accept Affordable Care Act plans. We do not take HMO plans.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Kamalpour has great communication skills, a sense of humor, and she runs an efficient office with a great staff!"
"The reception staff and nurses couldn't be friendlier and more helpful. Dr. Gammon was incredibly welcoming and i'm so happy i went to see him."