Laser Surgery - Issaquah, WA

A Light Approach to Surgical Care

Cutting-Edge Technology with No Cutting Required

When it comes to surgery a specialist can provide the most skilled, comprehensive treatment. Laser technology can make that treatment less invasive. Laser surgery combines Dr. Scott Clayhold’s two biggest strengths—his expertise as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and his pioneering dedication to advanced technology. With his Luxar CO2 laser, Dr. Clayhold can quickly remove unattractive, unhealthy or obstructive soft tissues of the mouth and face using light energy. No sharp tools needed. If you’re having aesthetic or functional soft tissue issues, Dr. Clayhold is the doctor to see for laser surgery in Issaquah, WA.

The Advantages of Laser surgery

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • No scalpels
  • No sutures
  • Greater accuracy
  • Instant disinfection
  • Faster healing
  • Revitalized skin

Select Laser Surgery Treatments

Dr. Clayhold is making some traditional treatment methods obsolete with his use of the laser:

Laser Acne Treatments

Acne is caused by bacteria within your facial skin. Using his laser technology Dr. Clayhold can painlessly eradicate those bacteria. After laser treatment for acne your skin will be much clearer.

Laser Facial Resurfacing

If acne has left you with lasting scars, Dr. Clayhold can minimize their appearance through laser facial resurfacing. This treatment removes old skin cells, allowing newer, healthier cells to emerge. Your face will be left with a smoother appearance.

Soft Tissue Recontouring

Do you feel your gums take up too much of your smile? Dr. Clayhold can rebalance your “gummy smile” with soft tissue recontouring, or crown lengthening. Your teeth don’t get longer, they just appear longer after Dr. Clayhold removes some of the excess gum tissue from in front of them. As he does this, he carefully shapes the gums around the tooth for a natural and consistent curved appearance—and a balanced, harmonious smile. The laser offers great precision during the recontouring process and faster healing compared to traditional scalpel methods.


If you have a suspicious-looking spot or growth on your face or in your mouth, Dr. Clayhold will use the laser to remove it for a biopsy. This enables him to identify the growth and rule out any serious conditions. By offering a laser biopsy, Dr. Clayhold is also able to offer faster healing without the need for sutures.

Laser Scar Revision

If you have facial scars due to surgery or acne, Dr. Clayhold can improve the color and texture of the scarred area. The laser enables him to smooth out the skin, making it look healthy and more natural. Laser scar revision can also improve the function of the treatment area.

Escape the Scalpel

Choose a laser-equipped oral surgeon.