805-928-1000 Santa Maria, CA

Healthy Skin For Life

Moats Laser & Skin Care is a comprehensive general dermatology and cosmetic practice. Dr. Moats, a board certified dermatologist, and his staff provide high quality skin care services using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology – without sacrificing care for patients. Every treatment is customized to fit each patient's needs.

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Dr. Michael W. Moats | Dermatologist

Meet Dr. Moats

Michael W. Moats, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  He attended UCLA Medical School and completed his residency at USC, and has been in private practice in Santa Maria since 1978.

Dr. Moats is a member of Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis and Breakfast Rotary, served on the Santa Maria Planning Commission, including chairmanship for 7  years, and is a Founder and Director of the Community Bank of Santa Maria.  He has completed 41 marathons including Boston 3 times.

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Our Cosmetic Team

Kathy Nicassio | Aesthetician

Kathy Nicassio, RN

Botox & Fillers

With over 11 years of experience and in-depth knowledge in the art of Advanced Facial Rejuvenation, Kathy Nicassio brings a very high level of skill and patient care to Moats Laser & Skin Care.

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Claudia Tucker | Aesthetician

Claudia Tucker, RN


Claudia Tucker graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and has worked as a Registered Nurse for 36 years.

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Janelle Minor | Aesthetician

Janelle Minor, RN

Laser Hair Removal

Janelle Minor, Registered Nurse, received her nursing degree through Allan Hancock College and joined Moats Laser & Skin Care in 2011.

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Christina Loots | Aesthetician

Christina Loots


Christina graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and has worked in the skin care industry for 14 years.

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Physician Assistant

Graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Physician Assistant Studies in Florida in 1999 with a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Dermatology.

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Monthly Specials

July Specials: $50 off Vi Peels and $65 Summer Peel

The Summer Peel provides superficial exfoliation with no downtime. It addresses acne, dead skin buildup, and mild hyperpigmentation. Great for all skin types.    

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Latest News

Introducing: Image MD Skincare System

The Image MD Kit protocol incorporates cutting-edge technology and science, and utilizes the latest advancements in skincare ingredients.  It supports skin's natural defense mechanisms, fights free radical damage from environmental exposure, and compensates for nutritional imbalance of cells.    

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Consultations are $50.00, which can be applied toward products and services. To schedule a consultation and skin analysis, please contact us at 805-928-1000.

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Payment Options

Cancellation Policy

It is very important to us that we are able to give each patient our full attention during scheduled appointments. Due to the high demand for appointments, we must charge a No-Show/Rescheduling fee of $50 if you fail to call and cancel your appointment.