Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.
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.
Meet our Aestheticians Baylee and Grace
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, Obagi Medical Products, and Fantasy Tan spray tan.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
A native of Lowndes County, she received her aesthetics degree from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and holds a Georgia state license in aesthetics.
Grace has extensive experience in skin care consultations, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, silk peels, laser hair removal, IPL photofacials, rosacea laser treatments, resurfacing laser treatments, dermaplaning, facial waxing, steam facials, skin cleansing, facial scrubs and masks, dry ice, extractions, ear piercing, spray tanning, makeup applications, and eyelash extensions. Grace has numerous certifications from Sciton, CoolSculpting, Obagi Medical Products, ZO Skin Health, and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. She is also a Butterfly Lash Solutions certified eyelash extension specialist.
Our Salt-A-Peel MicroDermabrasion Therapy’s unique, proprietary crystal delivery system offers a more effective treatment than conventional methods.
It is an easily tolerated, non-invasive process to safely and gently abrade the skin. It takes about 30 minutes and is effective on all skin colors. No “downtime” is involved.
- Sun-damaged Skin
- Superficial Pigmentation
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Enlarged Pores
- Blackheads and Whiteheads
- Asphyxiated Skin
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.
- Combination Peels
- Glycolic Peel
- Lactic Peel
- Salicylic Peel
- TCA Peel
- Jessner’s Peel
Skin Rejuvenation using elōs 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 elos, the first and only technology that uses combined energies 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.
We are so excited to announce the addition of HydraFacialMD® to Aesthetic Center at Plastic Surgery Associates of Valdosta… NewBeauty Magazine has named HydraFacialMD® “The Best Facial To Transform Your Skin” in the 2016 Beauty Choice Awards!
The HydraFacialMD® is a medical grade, facial resurfacing treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It promotes long-term skin health benefits and can be tailored to meet your specific needs of all skin types. This multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while simultaneously replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Growth Factor. The HydraFacialMD® offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or discomfort.
Products We Offer:
- Tretinoin (Retin-A)
- Jane Iredale Makeup
Microneedling with growth factor serums by ProCell! Microneedling has become one of the most sought-after procedures in the country in the last few years. Come in and see what all the talk is about! Microneedling creates tiny perforations in the skin which initiate a natural healing response. These perforations cause a healing cascade that produces new collagen and elastin resulting in firmer, healthier skin. We combine this with our all-new microneedling solutions that are specifically formulated to trigger the collagen-producing cells in your body to go into overdrive and create permanent new healthy skin!
ProCell Microneedling tips were designed so there would be no risk of back flow of fluids causing cross contamination which has been a problem with the other “pen style” microneedling machines. ProCell larger sized tips also allow for a tapping, rather than a dragging, motion which creates a nice vertical pattern of micro-channels in the skin.
Dragging a pen across the skin is the only way smaller tips can treat larger areas more quickly, but it creates a “cat scratch” effect that has been nicely demonstrated in clay models. In the last few years, microneedling has made a huge splash because of how effective it is and how quickly it works. With as few as two treatments, microneedling has been shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, age-spots/sun spots, and stretch marks. It can also help increase the effectiveness of topical hair growth serums.