AAAHC Surgical Suite
Most of us have something on our skin we would rather be without—a mole, pockmark, or crop of freckles. Some feel self-conscious about little red spots. Others regret an impulsively-acquired tattoo or live with prominent scars from surgery or a previous injury. Of course, everyone eventually gets wrinkles, facial lines, and ever-deepening furrows that tell of advancing age.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers a line of laser and cosmetic surgery treatments at the Atlanta Cosmetic Surgery Center. This DAA center offers a wide array of procedures centered on the face and body. Of particular importance are the skills our physicians offer in blepharoplasty, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, Botox® and other facial filler products.
It’s a little-known fact that dermatologists were actually behind the research and implementation of the liposuction cosmetic procedure. This is because they realized the complications in reducing one’s waistline – depending on the amount of fat removed – results in stretched and sagging skin to be taken care of. Who better to find a solution to this than those dedicating their lives to the study of skin?
Since then, this fat reduction procedure has evolved into other options such as SlimLipo™, tumescent liposuction, and CoolSculpting®. It is one of the more popular procedures to shrink the waistline, slim saddlebags, or even reduce the double chin, and is a cosmetic procedure utilized by many men and women. The goal of liposuction is to remove excess fat to give a younger, thinner look. The procedure is performed by our board certified dermatologists, Drs. Edmond Griffin and Scott Karempelis who have been performing liposuction since 1990. The downtime for liposuction varies based on the area done; average time to recuperate overall is about 1 week.
Developed originally for dermatological cooling during medical procedures, the Cryolipolysis™ method is now FDA approved for eliminating small areas of fat without traditional, more invasive liposuction procedures.Dermatology Associates of Atlanta was the first provider in Georgia to offer the newest noninvasive liposuction system CoolSculpting®, more commonly referred to as “cryolipo.” The procedure consists of using the device to emit cold to the targeted area, causing your body to unleash a natural inflammatory response to the temperature change and subsequently dispose of damaged fat cells through the lymphatic system (over the 2-4 months following the initial treatment.)
View our CoolSculpting® before and after photo gallery.
If you are experiencing droopy eyelids or bags under your eyes, undergoing a blepharoplasty procedure may improve your quality of life.
Eyelid Surgery or “Blepharoplasty” is a cosmetic procedure aimed at giving your eyes a more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery will decrease the wrinkles and remove any puffiness above and below the eyelid. Over time, these folds of skin can grow heavy and decrease your field of visibility from the top, or give you an aged appearance from “bags” at the bottom. The procedure is performed in our certified surgical suite by our board certified dermatologists Drs. Edmond Griffin and Scott Karempelis who have been performing eyelid surgery since 1990. Eyelid surgery has a downtime of about a week, dependent on if both upper and lower lids are done.
Many people can be left with minor or severe scarring as a result of their acne. Where some acne scarring can be treated easily with laser or chemical peels, most require a variety of treatments in order for all of the scarring to disappear. Dr. Edmond Griffin & Dr. Joseph Payne perform acne scarring treatments on a regular basis at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. There are many factors that determine the best treatment or combination of treatments for your scars. Skin punch techniques, facial or dermal fillers, dermabrasion, and laser peels are just a few of the procedures we perform to ensure your scarring completely disappears. Contact our office to schedule an acne scarring consult today.
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
In addition to the above cosmetic procedures, DAA also offers a line of laser cosmetic procedures thanks to the specialty center, The Laser Institute of Georgia.
As you consider outpatient surgery, one of your most important decisions includes choosing a surgery center. We are pleased that you are considering The Surgical Suite, a division of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. We believe you will find much more than a beautiful office in an excellent location. Every member of our medical support team is dedicated to helping you through the surgical process.
The Surgical Suite is a 2,000-square-foot facility that is beautiful, soothing, and immaculately maintained. State-of-the-art surgical suites and recovery rooms have the highest level of certification, approved by both the State of Georgia and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Our spacious waiting area provides a pleasant environment for patients, family, and friends.
The systems in place for insuring your safety during and after surgery are important. We use Registered Nurses in all aspects of surgery while also providing the most modern technology in our operating and recovering rooms. The medical staff constantly provides the highest standards in patient care through continual education.
The Surgical Suite is devoted to medical and surgical excellence while offering comprehensive surgical services. The experienced medical staff, modern technology, and entire surgical process are constantly updated in order to optimize each surgical experience, safety, comfort, and patient well-being.
It is our goal to provide you with the best care possible. If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience, please let us know.
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