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Chemical Peels

As we age, our skin begins to lose some of its youthful texture and tone. Fine lines and wrinkles develop along with age spots, blemishes, uneven coloration and rough texture.

If your skin is making you look older than you feel, you may benefit from skin rejuvenation. Improvement of the tone, texture and coloration of our skin is possible with several techniques. Skin peels, cosmeceutical products, laser or light therapy, and dermabrasion are common methods to improve the skin.

Skin peels are one of the simplest and most time-honored techniques used to rejuvenate aged skin. Most peels use a light application of a natural acid in the office to remove the surface layer of aged skin and promote younger, fresher skin.

Micropeels use a very light chemical application and can be performed with no downtime. Normal activities can be resumed and make-up can be reapplied immediately after the treatment. You usually never actually see peeling of the skin following a micropeel.

There are several acids that are commonly used in micropeels. Lactic acid is a natural alpha-hydroxy acid derived from milk sugar. Another alpha-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, is made from fruit sugars. Also salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, is frequently used for oily or acne-prone skin.

Stronger peels, usually using trichloroacetic acid (TCA), can achieve more aggressive results although the skin will visibly peel over several days. Much like recovering from sunburn, the surface layer of skin exfoliates revealing new skin is that is younger and refreshed.

If you would like more information about chemical peels or other cosmetic procedures, please contact us.

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Laser Vision Correction

Vision Correction Surgery that corrects a variety of problems, including near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism using laser techniques such as LASIK, CustomLASIK, as well as the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and the ReSTOR bifocal implant.

Laser Vision Correction

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the world, and cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in America. Cataracts, or clouding of the natural lens in the eye, affect over 50% of people over age 50 and over 70% of people over age 70. This is usually an age-related disease, although it can also result from eye trauma, steroid use, diabetes and other diseases.

Cataract Surgery

Retina Treatments

Our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Dan Shepard, is fellowship-trained to treat medical and surgical disease of the vitreous and retina. Our retinal services include treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye trauma, evaluation of floaters, and much more.

Retina Treatments

Cosmetic Services

BOTOX injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. BOTOX or botulinum type A is a medication used to relax the muscles of the face that create wrinkles. The injection causes a temporary paralysis of the muscle, and the effect wears off after several months.

Cosmetic Services

Optical Services

The optical store showcases our extensive frame selection as we continue to provide the finest eye care available. Our optical dispensary offers the largest selection in Lompoc and our licensed opticians are experts in glasses fitting and service.

Optical Services




Shepard Eye Center
910 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
P1: 805-925-2637 (Available by phone 24 hrs)

Kendall-Shepard Eye Center
425 W. Central Ave.
Lompoc, CA 93436
P: 805-736-2020

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