Skin Resurfacing

Skin enhancement, particularly laser resurfacing, is designed to remove discoloration, rough surfaces, and fine wrinkles. The result can be smooth, even-toned skin. These procedures can many times provide a dramatically improved appearance without the need for invasive surgery. Depending on assessment of your skin condition, one of our plastic surgeons, Dr. David Buchanan or Dr. Wesley Schooler may recommend laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion during your initial consultation.

Laser Resurfacing

If you are looking for a smoother, more even complexion, laser resurfacing may be for you. This procedure can remove fine lines from around the mouth, eyes, and cheeks as well as improve scars from acne and injury. Most discolorations and age spots can also be improved.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are a highly effective and affordable option to treat fine lines, acne, scarring, and brown spots. Giana Miller, our certified aesthetician, specializes in a variety of mild to aggressive peels. Among her most popular peels are the Lactic Acid Glow Peel, The Vitalize Peel®, Jessner’s Peel, and the Retin-A Peel.


For less severe cases, a procedure called microdermabrasion can revitalize skin in five or six sessions. Fine lines, roughness, discoloration and age spots are all treatable. Microdermabrasion uses pulsed salt spray to remove the upper skin layers. Our office offers medical-grade microdermabrasion, which refers to the type of machine used and the strength of skin exfoliation. The procedure is administered in our offices by our certified aesthetician.

Contact Us

If you would like more information on our non-surgical skin rejuvenation options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center today.