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Scars are a natural and essential part of the healing process in that they help protect wounds from additional physical damage. Scars, however, are often unsightly once a wound is closed. We treat scars in a variety of ways including:

ProFractional Eribum Laser

ProFractional™ ablates narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the total treatment area. This action initiates the body’s wound healing response, which stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The benefits of ProFractional include increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic.

HALO Laser

Sometimes scars develop on the face, for any number of reasons. HALO™ is the latest treatment innovation from Sciton, the only customizable hybrid fractional laser system available. Treatments can provide precision removal of both surface and sub-surface facial skin damage simultaneously, even though the two types of skin require a somewhat different approach. That makes HALO ideal for treating facial scars. Best of all, HALO produces superior results with little or no downtime.


A MicroLaserPeel® uses a scanning erbium laser to remove the outer layers of your skin in a safe and precise manner. We choose the depth of the peel based on your specific skin, how extensive your scarring and how much downtime you can tolerate.

Unlike earlier lasers, the MicroLaserPeel can be used on the full face, neck, chest, hands, etc. We can also treat smaller areas of need such as the eyes and mouth without the risk of changing the color of your skin. This was not possible with earlier laser technology.

One ten-micron MicroLaserPeel is the equivalent of four to six microdermabrasion treatments. You will experience two to six days of redness and/or peeling with this procedure depending on the depth. We may recommend anywhere from one to six treatments depending on your skin and schedule.

MicroLaserPeels, using the Sciton® laser, can be done as a stand-alone treatment, or in combination with other lasers as well. This treatment has become one of the most effective scarring treatments available today.

DiamonTomeSkin Resurfacing System

At Southern Surgical Arts, we only use the best non-particle microdermabrasion technology with DiamondTome™ Skin Resurfacing System. Although it is not a treatment for scars, pre-treatment with microdermabrasion make laser treatments more effective. This restorative treatment is an excellent addition to laser or chemical peels to target acne scarring. The DiamondTome is the latest technology in microdermabrasion, a non-surgical, sterile and painless technique of exfoliating the topmost layer of skin. The deluxe treatment adds a specialized mask to give maximum firming benefits.

The DiamondTome™ Wand removes dead skin by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips, while also vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells.

Vibraderm (vibradermabrasion)

The next generation microdermabrasion, Vibraderm skin restorations system gently exfoliates the skin while creating new collagen, improved tone and a smoother texture after one treatment. Although it is not a treatment for scars, pre-treatment with microdermabrasion make laser treatments more effective. The Vibraderm employs a patented vibrating head with a stainless steel abrasive surface to evenly exfoliate the skin. The vibradermabrasion procedure is a luxury and an essential part of your beautiful skin regimen.

Dermapen® (microneedling)

Dermapen® is an advanced skin micro-needling device that works to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. The unique spring-loaded needle tip of the Dermapen uses an automated needling motion that minimizes pain and discomfort, while better promoting an even absorption of topicals, such as PRP, hyaluronic acid, hydrogenated collagen, Vitamin C and peptides into the skin. With only one day of down-time this treatment is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing pore size and acne scars to provide youthful looking skin with even tone and texture.

Mesopen® (microneedling)

Mesopen®, the newest micro needling device available, creates microscopic holes invisible to the naked eye, which stimulates your body to produce elastin and collagen, two substances vital for creating new skin. This procedure can reduce your acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, pigmented lesions and other skin imperfections and rejuvenate your skin texture. The Mesopen can also be used to apply topical creams, gels and lotions more effectively. The procedure is complete in 30 minutes or less, discomfort is minimal to none, and the most common effect is mild reddening for a day or two following the procedure. You will begin to notice firmer, tighter, and smoother skin within two weeks and maximum results will be visible within six months.

Our Doctors

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, and Dr. Gusching are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

SSA's Licensed Aestheticians

At Southern Surgical Arts, our team of physicians and licensed aestheticians can evaluate your skin’s current health and needs during a free consultation. Together, we can create a treatment plan that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Spa Access Membership

Spa Access Membership Can Save You $1,000 or More Each Year

Have you signed up for our loyalty program? Why not? It's $199/year and you automatically get a laser treatment or chemical peel worth up to $149. And that's not all, this exclusive membership entitles you to:

  • One free upgrade, up to $50, each month on any spa service
  • 15% off all regularly priced spa & laser services (exclueds BodyTite, Exilis, Halo, Infini, Picosure, and Ultherapy)
  • 10% off all regularly priced retail products fillers & Botox®
  • One $50 referral card per year for a friend or family member (new patients only)

Spa Access Membership deals cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or special offers. Other conditions may apply.

Call our Chattanooga or Calhoun location to find out how you can sign up today!

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