Skin Resurfacing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Refresh and rebuild new, healthy skin

If your skin appears tired or lacks the radiance it once had, a solution is within reach. Skin resurfacing treatments are ideal for those looking to refresh their appearance without invasive procedures. These treatments are designed to address persistent skin issues and enhance skin texture, tone, and overall health. At Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, TN, we specialize in transforming skin through advanced resurfacing techniques.

Our expertise in a variety of treatments, along with our 75 years of combined aesthetic experience, allows us to address a wide range of skin concerns. By leveraging the latest technology and a deep understanding of dermatological health, we aim to rejuvenate and restore your skin’s natural beauty. Our skincare experts employ a tailored approach to meet the unique needs of patients throughout Oak Ridge and the Knoxville area.

What Is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing encompasses a broad range of techniques aimed at renewing the skin’s surface for a smoother, more youthful appearance. This category includes laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and microneedling, among others. These treatments work by removing the outer layers of skin to reveal the untouched, more vibrant skin beneath or by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production to repair skin texture and tone. Factors such as sun exposure, aging, and lifestyle choices significantly affect skin health and texture, making a personalized treatment approach essential.

Before and After

Skin Resurfacing Benefits

Regular skin exfoliation prevents a dull and lifeless complexion. Beyond merely brightening the complexion, our skin resurfacing treatments at Shea Aesthetic Clinic support overall skin health, address signs of aging, and promote a more even tone and texture. With a commitment to non-surgical techniques, our treatments offer a seamless experience without the need for long recovery periods or significant downtime. Notable benefits include:

  • Some patients experience visible improvements after just a single session, enhancing the natural radiance of your skin
  • A delay in the aging process and a reduction in the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhanced efficacy of skincare products, as treatments improve the skin’s ability to absorb and benefit from these products
  • Compatibility with all skin types, ensuring a wide range of patients are able to safely experience the advantages of skin resurfacing

Post-treatment, you’ll notice a reduction in the appearance of textual irregularities, hyperpigmentation, and the signs of visible aging. After a treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities and will see results within the first few weeks. You’ll need to follow some aftercare instructions to protect your skin since it will be more sensitive to the sun, and you’ll need to use the right products to promote quick healing.

Comprehensive Resurfacing Treatments at Shea Aesthetic Clinic

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy

IPL therapy is designed to address pigment issues like sun damage, age spots, and rosacea, just to name a few. By using light energy to target and diminish these irregularities, IPL therapy is effective on various areas, including the face, neck, chest, and hands. Patients often see improvements after the first session, with optimal results achieved through a series of three to five treatments spaced about one month apart. This treatment offers a more even skin tone and texture, with annual maintenance sessions recommended to preserve effects.

LaseMD Ultra Laser

LaseMD Ultra Laser significantly enhances skin texture and tone while addressing concerns like fine lines and pigmentation. Utilizing fractional laser technology to stimulate collagen production, this treatment is primarily applied to the face but is also effective on the neck, décolletage, arms, and hands. Most experience visible improvements after the first treatment, with the best results seen after three to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. LaseMD Ultra Laser promotes smoother, more radiant skin that lasts up to 12 months with proper care, including the use of sunscreen.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer a dynamic approach to exfoliating the top layers of skin, revealing the fresher, younger-looking skin underneath. Suitable for the face, neck, and body, the peels work by applying a chemical solution that removes dead skin cells and promotes new cell growth. At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, we offer our Oak Ridge and Knoxville patients a range of chemical peels, including VI Peels and SkinMedica® Peels. The depth of the peel dictates the immediacy and drama of results, with some peels offering immediate benefits and deeper peels providing more significant transformations. Depending on the peel type, treatments may range from monthly sessions to once every few months to achieve and maintain desired outcomes.


Microneedling effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. By creating controlled micro-injuries, this treatment induces collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture and firmness across the face, neck, and decollete. Results, which can be enhanced with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) as an add-on, become visible a few weeks after treatment as the skin heals. These results usually last several months, with improvements continuing over time. Typically, three to four sessions spaced four to six weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. Quarterly enhancement treatments may be considered to aid in maintaining optimal collagen levels.

Morpheus8 RF Microneedling

Morpheus8 combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to remodel and contour both face and body. This innovative treatment improves skin complexion and texture, reduces wrinkles, and tightens the skin. Results are visible within 4-6 weeks and most noticeable after 3 months. A series of one to three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart provide results that last, with annual maintenance treatments recommended.


Dermaplaning provides an immediate improvement in skin texture and tone by gently scraping the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair with a surgical scalpel. This treatment, most commonly added on to a facial, achieves smoother, brighter skin and enhances makeup application. Results are immediate and last three to four weeks. We recommend monthly sessions to maintain the benefits of your dermaplaning treatment.

Professional Skin Care Products

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, our skincare experts use products from respected brands like SkinCeuticals®, Skinbetter Science®, SkinMedica®, and Revision Skincare® to support and enhance the results of all our treatments in Oak Ridge. With high-quality ingredients, these products extend the life of treatment results, improve skin health, and provide protection from environmental stressors. Continuous use, as part of a daily skincare routine, is essential for maintaining skin condition and maximizing the benefits of professional treatments.

Combination Therapy for the Best Results

For those seeking ultimate skin resurfacing results, we use a strategic combination of microneedling, Morpheus8, IPL, LaseMD Ultra Laser, and chemical peels to deliver optimal outcomes. This tailored approach leverages the distinct advantages of each treatment, from deep tissue remodeling and collagen stimulation to pigment correction and surface smoothing, to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation.

To maintain the improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance, follow-up treatments are crucial. Every six months, a maintenance session with one of the skin resurfacing treatments ensures that the skin continues to reflect the initial transformative results. Additionally, integrating daily medical-grade skincare into one’s routine supports and extends the benefits of these professional treatments, keeping the skin in its best condition between visits.

Watch a patient clear up her complexion with IPL and Laser Resurfacing at Shea.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing offers a unique benefit by addressing both the texture and appearance of the skin in a way that many other anti-aging treatments cannot. Unlike injectables that target specific lines or volume loss, resurfacing treatments improve overall skin quality by stimulating natural collagen production, reducing pigmentation, and smoothing out texture. This makes it an excellent option for those looking to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Yes, we are able to tailor skin resurfacing treatments to all skin types. By adjusting the intensity and type of treatment, such as opting for gentler chemical peels or lower settings on laser and microneedling devices, patients with sensitive skin still enjoy significant improvements. A personalized consultation will determine the most suitable approach, ensuring both efficacy and comfort

Post-treatment, it’s common to experience some redness and swelling, which typically subsides within a few days. Depending on the treatment intensity, some peeling or flaking may occur as the skin rejuvenates. It’s essential to follow post-care instructions, including using sun protection when instructed, to ensure the best results and minimize any potential side effects.

Discover the Benefits of Skin Resurfacing at Shea Aesthetic Clinic

Choosing Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, TN, for your skin resurfacing needs means entrusting your skin to one of the top aesthetic spas in East Tennessee. With extensive experience and a commitment to integrity, excellence, kindness, and compassion, our team offers customized treatments designed to rejuvenate and enhance your natural beauty. Our approach combines the latest technology with personalized care, ensuring you achieve the best possible results. Experience the difference at Shea, where our patients feel loved and valued from the moment they arrive at our clinic.

Ready to see how our skin resurfacing treatments can transform your skin? Contact Shea Aesthetic Clinic today for a personalized consultation. Visit our contact page or call us at (865) 294-4114 to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your skincare goals.