Cosmetic Procedures

At Belle Meade Dermatology Skin and Laser, we specialize in treating your skin.  We are here to help you achieve beautiful radiant skin, and slow down the aging process giving you timeless beauty.  With improvements in research we are able to provide products and laser treatments to help with corrective skin care including:  scarring, acne, facial lines, wrinkles, sun damage (brown spots) unsightly veins, unwanted hair, skin tightening, fat removal, and a wide variety of skin issues.

Eclipse Micro-Needling

Automated micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color. Eclipse MicroPen® is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.  The procedures improve acne scars and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.  This procedure is safer than dermal rollers and provides consistent results. 

How it Works

First, we apply a numbing cream and leave it on for 30 minutes.  After the area is numb a topical gel is applied to the skin.  In most cases your practitioner will use hyaluronic acid peptide gel.  This s a soothing product that helps the MicroPen tip glide across your skin.  The treatment takes an hour from start to finish unless the patient prefers to numb longer than 30 minutes. 

We also offer two different types of growth factors that can be micro-needled into your skin instead of HA.  In addition to the growth factors we offer PRP micro needling.  This process is where we draw blood and spin it in a centrifuge and draw off your own growth factor and micro-needle it into your skin. 

As the Eclipse MicroPen tip is applied to the skin thousands of superficial micro-channels or holes are created every second.  The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself.

The Results

Typically, the skin has a nice glow to it immediately following the treatment.  Results can be observed as early as 30 days.  We recommend a series of treatments for optimal results.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that tightens your skin without surgery.  Ultherapy uses ultrasonic waves that heats up your skin.  With the help of your body’s own healing ability, your skin tightens and lifts.   The procedure lasts anywhere for 90-180 minutes.  After this simple and single procedure, the rest of the work is left to your own skin. Over time, your skin will create more elastic collagen. Similar to how muscles take time to build, your skin will develop and tone over time.  You will see a difference over the course of a few months.  This is a great procedure that is an alternative to surgery. 

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed monthly, in less than thirty minutes, with no down time post-treatment. Your face will have an immediate result with softer, glowing skin. Removing the dead skin cells helps build collagen and also prevent clogged pores and ingrown hairs. It is very important to where sunscreen of it least SPF 30 for 7-14 days after the procedure. Your face will be more sensitive to the sunrays.

IPL Photo-Rejuvenation Facial Therapy

Have you spent too much time in the sun? Has it taken a toll on your skin? Turn back time today with the Palomar Icon photo-rejuvenation facial and discover renewed, vibrant skin. This procedure is ideal for skin care concerns from sunspots, hyper pigmentation, rosacea and broken capillaries. With adequate skin care the results can last for years. 

Photo Rejuvenation Facial therapy is usually performed using an IPL laser. If the skin’s capillaries have broken and skin appears reddish and parched, IPL photo Rejuvenation Facial therapy can help to improve the condition. The therapy delivers a bright and intense beam of light deep into the skin. After the IPL laser treatment, skin imperfections will gradually disappear.  Collagen stimulation also takes place with the same process, which helps to reduce irregularities of the texture, and reduce large pores.

Acne Treatments

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.  Acne treatments typically aim to destroy the bacteria or improve the function of the skin to prevent clogged pores.

We use chemical-based treatments that can often succeed in solving multiple issues.  Sometimes the key factors that cause exaggerated pore diameter quickly minimize visibly.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used to remove damaged skin cells, revealing healthier skin underneath.  This treatment aids in reversing damaged skin due to aging, sun exposure and acne.

Vein Injectables

Sclerotherapy is the treatment of varicose blood vessels by the injection of an irritant that causes inflammation, coagulation of blood and narrowing of the blood vessel wall. 

This treatment is a permanent solution to spider veins, but does not prevent new ones from appearing.  There is very little down time and you will have a younger, clearer and healthier legs.

Facial Pore Repair

During your facial, your Aesthetician will most likely extract blackheads and whiteheads if they are present. For extracting blackheads, special technique by hand used to prevent scarring from occurring. Extractions of whiteheads, your skin care specialist may use a small needle to break open the skin and squeeze out the debris that is left behind.

Latisse-Eye Lash Enhancement

Not enough lashes? Latisse makes lash growth possible. This is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA. It helps grow more lashes and increases the length of your existing lashes. 

PRP Hair Restoration

Is your hair thinning?

Anyone with hair thinning can have this procedure done to help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.

Platelet-rich plasma, a.k.a. PRP, is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. Growth factors play the role of being the messengers, signaling skin cells to function.  A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and the red blood cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma.  The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the patients scalp.

Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first four months, and then about every six months thereafter, depending on the patient. Patients can anticipate seeing results within the first three to four months.