Category Archives: Laser Treatments

How to Reverse Sun Damage

Sun damage starts to appear 30-years or so after the initial damage is done. Many men and women start to see visible signs as early as their mid-40s. Sun damage can take the form of wrinkles, dark spots, or textural problems. Happily, there’s an entirely non-invasive treatment designed to improve skin health and help reverse years-worth of sun exposure.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we’re using powerful, yet gentle Lumecca treatments to safely and effectively combat sun-damaged skin. Treatments are quick, easy, and don’t require any downtime. Let’s take a closer look.

Sun Damage Repair Tupelo, MS

What is Lumecca?

Lumecca is a laser treatment that uses an advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The procedure addresses pigmented lesions within the skin that are typically caused by years of exposure to harmful UV-rays. Lumecca is a highly-customizable treatment that can help tackle individual problems while also improving overall texture and tone.


How to Prepare for Treatment?

Lumecca typically responds best to non-tanned skin. Patients should avoid tanning beds, sun-exposure, and self-tanning creams at least 1-month prior to treatment. Dr. Craig will speak with you about how you can prepare for an optimal outcome with Lumecca at the time of your initial consultation.


“Dr. Craig has performed surgery on me several times. He is the best doctor and the best surgeon. I have complete trust in him. His office staff are not only the most profesisonal, but also the kindest.” 

– A.M. |  Accent Plastic Surgery 


How Does Lumecca Work?

Treatments are done in-office and typically take less than 1-hour to complete. Lumecca can safely be performed throughout the face and body. Your skilled specialist will guide the Lumecca handpiece over the treatment area to break up pigment within the skin and stimulate additional collagen production. Because the procedure is non-invasive, Lumecca is virtually painless with minimal side effects.

There is no downtime needed after Lumecca treatments. However, you can expect treated lesions to darken and flake about 24-hours post-procedure (that’s how you know treatment is working).

What Results Will You See?

Results can be seen in just a few days following your initial Lumecca treatment. Continued improvement will gradually occur for up to 2-weeks. The procedure produces long-lasting results thanks to additional collagen and elastin production. However, multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve your desired outcome.

While Lumecca is an ideal procedure for men and women with mild to moderate sun damage, it’s not for everyone. Some patients may benefit better from more invasive resurfacing treatments such as chemical peels. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Craig will assess your concerns and speak with you about your options in-depth.


“Dr. Craig is amazing. He is very skilled and gifted as a surgeon. His staff are caring and great to work with. I highly recommend Dr. Craig and his staff!”

I.G.  |  Accent Plastic Surgery 

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about how Lumecca can help you reverse sun-damaged skin? Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.

*Individual results may vary.

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Discover Tattoo Removal at Accent Plastic Surgery

Image-for-websiteTattoos often tell a personal story. Unfortunately, the only story your tattoo’s telling is one of regret.  Whether you decided to ink the name of a now ex-partner or you decided to proclaim your love for your favorite band back in 1995, you’re ready to leave that old story behind.

That means you’ll need an expert tattoo removal treatment that can help permanently erase the ink – and you’ll find it at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS.

Laser Tattoo Removal at Accent

Owned and operated by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is the only place in Tupelo, MS that offers effective tattoo removal.  Dr. Craig and his team are committed to providing the most affordable and fastest tattoo removal procedures, which is why they’ve added a new laser tattoo removal procedure to their treatment menu.

Laser tattoo removal breaks up the ink molecules into smaller particles, which are then attacked by the immune system’s white blood cells.  Over time, the ink is absorbed by the body, which slowly fades away the tattoo’s appearance.

The time this process takes depends on the size and color of the tattoo; black-and-white tattoos will disappear faster, while color tattoos will take more treatments.  Superficial tattoos can usually be removed in two to four treatments, but most tattoos will take anywhere from eight to ten treatments to see ideal results.

Laser tattoo removal can be performed in-office without need for anesthesia.  Most patients only experience mild discomfort during the treatment, which has been compared to the slight snapping of a rubber band against the skin.  There’s little downtime associated with the treatment, with the exception of some mild blistering of the skin.

Schedule Your Tattoo Removal Consultation

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, Dr. Craig and his team offer complimentary consultations to evaluate your tattoo and cost estimates.  It will cost more to have a larger tattoo removed.  Schedule your tattoo removal consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today.

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