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Skin Treatment Services Available for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

At her plastic surgery center serving South Georgia and North Central Florida, a skin care specialist under the supervision of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman provides specialized products and treatments designed to repair, restore and refine the skin.

With medical-grade products, it is possible to control acne flare-ups, eliminate hyperpigmentation (dark spots, pregnancy mask), reduce fine lines, shrink pores, build collagen and strengthen elasticity.

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Skin Peels

A chemical skin peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation and acne. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each person’s needs. Peels are a great way to maintain healthy skin and boost collagen production for more youthful, vibrant appearance.

Peels Offered:

  • Combination Peels
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Lactic Peel
  • Salicylic Peel
  • TCA Peel
  • Jessner’s Peel

Laser Treatments

Skin Rejuvenation using M22 Technology. Precisely and safely target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots and age spots. Vascular lesions such as spider vessels and redness from rosacea are also lightened and gradually fade. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on the skin’s condition. This is a no “downtime” procedure. Most people return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Amy to establish your personalized treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

Say goodbye to unwanted hair growth on all body areas including upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, underarms, bikini area, legs and back. We’re proud to offer M22 laser machine to effectively and gently remove hair from all skin tones. Treatment costs vary depending on area. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Amy for more details.

Medical Grade Skin Care Products

Dr. Merriman’s aesthetician will work with you to determine which products will be most effective for your specific needs and concerns. A consistent skin care routine can enhance and help to maintain the effectiveness of any surgical or non invasive procedure you may have chosen for yourself. These medical-grade products are clinically proven and carry increased strengths that cannot be found in department stores.

Celluma Light Therapy

Celluma is a comprehensive, low-level light therapy device that is specifically designed for pain management and skincare. In the same way that plants can convert chlorophyll to sunlight, this FDA-approved therapy uses high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) at specific wavelengths of light, which in turn trigger a natural response of repairing and replenishing of cells in human skin. In other words, the LED light source from a Celluma therapy gives compromised skin cells added energy, so the cells’ performance is enhanced.

Research about Celluma has shown that this unique therapy can help with a variety of issues, and Celluma is proven to help:

  • Kill acne bacteria
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Increase circulation
  • Accelerate tissue repair
  • Improve skin clarity, texture, and tone
  • Ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis

Unlike other devices on the market that claim to use light energy to promote healing, Celluma is an all-in-one system that offers convenient solutions to help you manage your skin health, treat specific conditions, and accommodate different parts of the body.

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling is an advanced and minimally invasive skincare treatment designed to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating natural healing processes. This procedure utilizes a state-of-the-art device with fine needles that create micro-injuries in the skin. These controlled injuries trigger the body's natural collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture, tone, and firmness.

Key benefits of SkinPen Microneedling:

  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Improves skin texture, tone, and firmness
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhances product absorption
  • Minimally invasive with little downtime

Diamond Glow

Diamond Glow is a cutting-edge skincare treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion to deliver radiant and rejuvenated skin. This non-invasive procedure uses a patented diamond-tip device to gently exfoliate the skin's surface, removing impurities and dead skin cells.

Key features of Diamond Glow:

  • Gently exfoliates for a fresh complexion
  • Extracts impurities and clears congestion
  • Infuses skin with specialized serums
  • Customizable for various skin concerns
  • Delivers immediate results for improved texture and radiance

Motus AYLaser Hair Removal

Experience the next level of laser hair removal with Motus AY, an advanced technology that delivers exceptional results. This cutting-edge laser system ensures effective hair removal with fast and comfortable treatment sessions. Whether you have light or dark skin, Motus AY's customizable settings allow for precise targeting, making it a versatile solution for all skin types. Say goodbye to unwanted hair with long-lasting results and minimal discomfort.

Benefits of Motus AY Laser Hair Removal include:

  • Advanced laser technology for effective hair removal
  • Fast and comfortable treatment sessions
  • Suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones
  • Precise targeting with customizable settings
  • Long-lasting results with minimal discomfort

VirtueRF Microneedling

Revitalize your skin with VirtueRF Microneedling, a state-of-the-art treatment combining radiofrequency technology and microneedling. This procedure stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin, enhancing skin texture, tightness, and tone. VirtueRF Microneedling is a versatile solution that minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, providing safe and effective rejuvenation for various skin concerns.

VirtueRF Microneedling offers the following:

  • Radiofrequency microneedling for skin rejuvenation
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Improves skin texture, tightness, and tone
  • Minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars
  • Safe and effective for various skin concerns


Discover the transformative power of skinBetter, an innovative skincare line designed to address various skin concerns. Scientifically advanced formulations make skinBetter products stand out, offering visible results for aging, discoloration, and overall skin health. Trusted and recommended by skin care professionals, skinBetter products provide a comprehensive approach to enhancing and maintaining your skin's appearance.

The key advantages of skinBetter are:

  • Innovative skincare solutions for visible results
  • Scientifically advanced formulations
  • Addresses multiple skin concerns, including aging and discoloration
  • Products designed to enhance skin health and appearance
  • Recommended by skincare professionals for optimal efficacy

The Perfect Derma Peel

Unlike other facial peels, The Perfect Derma Peel is a non-invasive, almost-painless treatment that has only 2 to 4 days of peeling associated with its application. This unique treatment combines powerful and effective ingredients together with acids that deliver serious results after a single treatment.

The Perfect Derma Peel promises:

  • Lifting of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction in hyperpigmentation (including Melasma)
  • Minimal burning is associated with the application of the treatment
  • Can be used on all skin types, and for all ethnicities
  • Rejuvenation of tired skin
  • Requires no preconditioning prior to treatment

The Perfect Derma Peel takes approximately 15 minutes to apply, and the amount of peeling that results from the treatment is primarily on the epidermis layer on the skin. Peeling typically begins on day 3 post-treatment and is over by day 7. Results from The Perfect Derma Peel last for up to 6 months, and most people find that 2-4 treatments per year helps sustain desired results.

Products We Offer:

  • ZO Skin Health
  • Teoxane
  • Latisse
  • Tretinoin (Retin-A)
  • Jane Iredale Makeup

Lumenis M22 IPL Photorejuvenation

Lumenis is a pioneer in aesthetic medicine and established the first Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology specifically to treat conditions related to skin damage caused by the sun. M22™ is a Modular Aesthetic Laser Multi-Application Platform; a device used in treatment of over 30 skin conditions and hair removal. Physicians around the world use this device to treat a vast variety of patients and conditions, all with excellent outcomes.

Photorejuvenation (also called a photofacial) uses light in an IPL technology that heals skin from within by absorbing melanin and oxyhemoglobin. This process encourages skin to heal itself through controlled direct impact on your skin cells. A Photorejuvenation procedure may be for you if you want to:

  • Manage a variety of skin conditions
  • Reduce the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and age spots
  • Reduce pores and acne spots
  • Treat skin conditions connected to the effects of aging
  • Tackle redness and other signs of rosacea

This non-invasive, life-changing technology makes the skin on your face look more youthful, with little downtime and fast, effective results!

Lumenis M22 ResurFX

The Lumenis ResurFX is another function of the Lumenis M22™ device that uses a laser to achieve its results. Unlike other devices, the ResurFX is optimized for patient comfort as well as effectiveness, and is a non-ablative device. This means that the ResurFX stimulates the skin to develop collagen production without harming or ablating any of the skin it comes into contact with.

ResurFX may be for you if you want to:

  • Treat age and/or sun spots
  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Eliminate stretch marks
  • Manage your skin tone, hyperpigmentation or discoloration
  • Decrease scars from acne
  • Tighten loose skin

ResurFX procedures require a single pass over the skin while using a topical anesthetic, and recovery time is short. While some redness or minor, sunburn-like irritation may occur, these effects typically subside after a few days. Many people find that 3-4 treatments spaced one month apart is enough to get them to the skin of their dreams, and your technician will work with you to determine the best plan for you and your skin’s needs!

Meet our Aestheticians Baylee and Grace

Skin Care, Plastic Surgery Associates of Valdosta

Baylee Crumpler

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

A native of Hazelhurst, Baylee received her aesthetics degree from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and holds a Georgia state license in aesthetics. Baylee received her laser training from The Elaine Sterling Institute in Atlanta, GA, with certification in Laser Physics & Safety, Laser Hair Reduction, IPL, Skin Tightening, Vein Reduction, Hyperpigmentation, Fractional and Resurfacing Laser, Laser Hair Removal, Rosacea laser, Photo Facial Rejuvenation, and YAG laser treatments.

She also has extensive experience in skin care consultations, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, dermaplaning, facial waxing, steam facials, skin cleansing, facial scrubs and masks, dry ice, extractions, and spray tanning. Baylee has numerous certifications from Thermi, Alphaeon- Teoxane, ZO Skin Health, and Fantasy Tan spray tan.

Skin Care, Plastic Surgery Associates of Valdosta

Melanie Hughes

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

A native of Cook County, Melanie received her aesthetics degree from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and holds a Georgia state license in aesthetics.

Melanie alsoreceived her Advanced Medical Aesthetics certification from Institut DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics. Melanie has extensive experience in skin care consultations, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, PRP, rosacea laser treatments, IPL photofacials, resurfacing laser treatments, laser hair removal, dermaplaning, body sculpting treatments, tattoo removal, facial scrubs and masks, dry ice, extractions, spray tanning, and makeup applications. She has numerous certifications from Sciton, Alma Lasers, Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, ZO Skin Health, Skin Medica and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.

You will be treated with professionalism and kindness.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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