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Reveal Your Natural Beauty

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Sun Damage

Over time, the sun takes a toll on our skin making us look older prematurely. Although we can’t stop our skin from seeing the sun, we can help reverse the effects of the damage and help prevent further damage. The goal is health and beauty of our skin.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Broadband Light (BBL)

In its simplest form, IPL/BBL is a series of short flashes of very bright light. IPL and BBL use short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. IPL and BBL systems carefully control both the amount of light and the speed of its delivery to your specific skin condition.

TCA Chemical Peel

This peel uses several strengths of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) based on your individual skin type. This peel effectively removes the surface layers of aged and sun-damaged skin. Benefits of the TCA peel include skin tightening, decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and superficial pigment lesions with shorter recovery than laser resurfacing. May be repeated in 12 weeks.

DiamonTome Skin Resurfacing System (microdermabrasion)

At Southern Surgical Arts, we only use the best non-particle microdermabrasion technology with DiamondTome™ Skin Resurfacing System. 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.


A MicroLaserPeel utilizes 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 and how much downtime you can tolerate. We can perform MicroLaserPeel from very gentle to very aggressive, and everything in between.

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.

MicroLaserPeel, 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 skin treatments available today.

ProFractional Erbium Laser

ProFractional™ resurfacing optimizes your treatment outcomes, while reducing your recovery time. We use the laser to apply a series of tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin, revealing younger looking skin and stimulating the production of collagen in your skin. This laser helps reduce pigmented lesions, as well as sunspots, sun damage, fine lines. It also provides a smoother texture and improved skin tone.

Smartskin C02

Smartskin C02 vaporizes surface skin layers (laser targets water in cells). It removes sunspots, sun damage, fine lines and results provide a more smooth texture and improved skin tone. Often significant results can be achieved in one treatment.


Just recently released is the NanoLaserPeel from Sciton®. This new laser procedure uses computer-guided precision and the correct wavelength which works at just the right depth to remove the top layer of skin and accelerate the skin’s own renewal process. The face and neck are the most popular areas for treatment but most skin areas can be treated. The procedure causes little to no pain and most people can tolerate the five to ten minute treatment with no anesthetic at all. You may experience some redness and a sensation resembling sunburn immediately after the treatment. The best part is the result—reduced wrinkles, improved color evenness, and smoother, more luminous, healthier-looking skin.


PicoSure®, a revolutionary picosecond laser with a pulse width that is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology, provides effective overall facial skin rejuvenation, including the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions and acne scars. The treatment increases new collagen and elastic production and greatly improves the skin's tone and texture. There is no down time and no anesthesia required for this laser treatment at Southern Surgical Arts.

PicoSure® Before & After

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Photo of patient before PicoSure treatment at Southern Surgical Arts Photo of patient after PicoSure treatment at Southern Surgical Arts

Procedure(s): PicoSure®
Aesthetician: Neko Shae


HALO Laser

Aging and exposure to the sun over time can rob your face of its youthful glow. HALO™ is the latest treatment innovation from Sciton, the only customizable hybrid fractional laser system available. That means 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. HALO is ideal for improving skin tone, texture, wrinkles and fine lines to bring back that more youthful glow. Best of all, HALO produces superior results with little or no downtime.

HALO Laser Before & After

To view more before and after photos, please visit our gallery.

Photo of patient before HALO laser treatment at Southern Surgical Arts Photo of patient after HALO laser treatment at Southern Surgical Arts

Procedure(s): HALO Laser
Aesthetician: Felicia Wright

Photo of patient before HALO Laser treatment at Southern Surgical Arts Photo of patient after HALO Laser treatment at Southern Surgical Arts

Procedure(s): HALO Laser
Aesthetician: Felicia Wright


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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