Making connections to the community through specialized events, contributions and professional partnerships, Golden State Dermatology is making waves in the field of plastic surgery.
With one of its offices located in Brentwood, the crew is proud to have Dr. Michael Hall, a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon, at the helm. Hall specializes in repair and replacement of skin tissue, bone and other tissues, while his team of plastic surgeons also conduct reconstructive surgery on hands and faces (craniofacial work). Founded by Ed Becker, M.D., the practice consistently ranks among the most highly rated in Northern California and further specializes in medical conditions of the skin, hair and nails as well as surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic skincare, anti-aging and body contouring.
Alicia Becker, office administrator for Golden State’s various locations, said, unlike surgeons who administer general anesthesia in a hospital, Hall performs almost all of his procedures in the office using local anesthesia.
“(He’s) trying to minimize the amount of time the client is in the surgical room,” she explained.
After receiving his medical degree, Hall moved back home to Philadelphia and completed his residency training with the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. It was during this time, Hall gained an appreciation for the intricate balance between surgery and artistry, form and function, which led him to pursue the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. After completing his residency, he was chosen for a highly competitive fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one of less than 50 positions each year.
Hall specializes in the full breadth of cosmetic and functional facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has extensive training in face and neck lifting, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, fat transfer, minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical techniques, lasers, Mohs reconstruction, trauma and more.
“With Mohs reconstruction, when there is melanoma on the face, it is hard for patients to have surgery on the face,” said Becker. “You have to take all the cancer cells off the skin – this is when the plastic surgeon works with dermatology surgeon. (The dermatologist will) cut and cut and cut until the lab cannot find anymore cancer cells in that area and that’s where the plastic surgeon comes in to reconstruct the area. (Hall) does an amazing job.”
Golden State Dermatology is a comprehensive medical and surgical cosmetic dermatology practice with locations in Brentwood, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Merced and Modesto.
In an upcoming private event, Hall will further demonstrate his methods and techniques with prescreened visitors. Registration is required.
Golden State Dermatology is located at 1200 Central Blvd., Suite D, in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-308-9510.