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145 Kimel Park Suite 140, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103 336-659-2663

Reverse Visible Signs of Aging This Fall

Sep 30th, 2016 In: Anti-Aging

As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, October 2016

Dear Dr. Anne,

It appears I'm giving the wrong impression with my aging expression. Where did those lines between my brows come from? They greet me every morning and I don't like it. My friends all rave about Botox® and how great it is for women like myself. I have never had a cosmetic injection or procedure before. I would love for you to tell me a little bit more about Botox®  ... I think it's time I gave it a try.

Lynn M., Kernersville

 

Dear Lynn,

You've come to the right place. I was one of the first physicians in the Winston-Salem area to offer Botox when it was approved by the FDA in 2002 and I was trained by the best - Dr. Jean Carruthers - the doctor who pioneered the use of Botox for cosmetic use. Botox® would likely be my first choice for treating vour lines. I have treated thousands of patients who are very satisfied with their results. Let me tell you a little about Botox® and you can decide for yburself.

Botox can reverse the visible signs of aging while maintaining your natural expression, with real, noticeable results, no surgery and no downtime. The results can be seen in 3-4 days with maximal effect in 2-3 weeks and last three to four months. The number 11s - those vertical lines that appear between your brows - result from muscle contraction. Lines develop perpendicular to the direction of muscle contraction. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the horizontal corrugator muscles over your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold in a vertical orientation. After years of frequent contraction, the wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.

Used safely in medicine for decades, and in the US since 2002, Botox® Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses to gently relax the muscles of facial expression and soften the persistent lines that form between the brows. Botox has revolutionized Cosmetic Dermatology by safely and effectively reversing the visible signs of aging.

No one likes to look angry when they're not.  Let's get started! Call today to schedule a consultation. At the time of your consultation I will customize a treatment plan that's right for you and start you on your way to looking as young on the outside as you feel on the inside.

Time to Freshen Up For Fall 2016!

Aug 31st, 2016 In: Anti-Aging, Skin Care


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, September 2016

Dear Dr. Anne,

It's been an extremely busy summer. I've enjoyed so many fun times on the road with my two teenage daughters traveling to softball games, chauffering them to and from activities, as well as keeping up with the construction of our new home. Now that the kids are back in school and we are settled in our new home, it's time for me! I would like to know more about Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC and Voluma fillers and injectables my friends all rave about.

Sandra H., Winston-Salem

Dear Sandra,

Wow ... you've had quite a busy summer! As the weather starts to cool down, Fall is a perfect time to refresh and recharge. Our Juvéderm® treatments are very popular with busy moms... Read more

Ultherapy Non-invasive Lift

Aug 2nd, 2016 In: Anti-Aging, Fat Removal, General


 

As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, August 2016

Dear Dr. Anne,

Every morning I wake up, look in the mirror, and pull back the skin on my face wishing it was tighter. I really don't want to have surgery but would love results similiar to a facelift. I've tried creams, had facials and stayed out of the sun but the my skin is still sagging! What would give me the tightening I want without going through an actual surgery?

- Joanne, Greensboro

Dear Joanne,


You are not alone! I hear from so many women who, like you, look at the mirror everyday wishing they could turn back the hands of time. Unfortunately, wishing is not enough! For many, a facelift is not an option due to the cost and the recovery time.
There is a wonderful alternative that is non-invasive,... Read more

Clear Up Your Legs for Summer!

May 2nd, 2016 In: Anti-Aging, General


 

Clear Up Your Legs for Summer!

Dear Dr. Anne,

I've never had legs like Carrie Underwood's, but they've looked nice enough for me to confidently wear shorts and skirts in spring and summer. Not this year! I can see freckles, old scars from shaving, and bursts of veins all over my legs. What can you recommend for getting my legs ready for summer?

Delia S., Winston-Salem

Dear Delia,

This same realization happens to most people as we shed our layers of winter clothing in favor of more lightweight and skin baring styles. Here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center we can treat the veins, brown spots, fat pockets, and errant hairs that seem to have appeared overnight.

Now is the perfect time to start working on clearing up your legs!

Treatment for... Read more

Your Eyes and Anti-Aging

Feb 29th, 2016 In: Anti-Aging, Eyes


 

As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, March 2016

Dear Dr. Anne,

I used to get a lot of compliments on my eyes. I haven't lately, though, I feel as though my eyes are aging me and I need help turning back the hands of time! Can you make any suggestions?

- Ashley S., Mocksville

Dear Ashley,

Eyes are one of the first features we notice about a person but they are also the place where signs of aging are first noticed. As we age, the brow descends and skin thins, creating upper eyelid hooding, giving a tired look to the face. Crow's feet or wrinkles around the eyes appear, and dark urcles on the lower lid develop under the eye.

We have many options available here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center to help reverse these signs. Lasers, fillers and topical... Read more

Luscious Lips for My Valentine

Jan 31st, 2016 In: Anti-Aging


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, February 2016

Dear Dr. Anne,

I am a forty something woman who is (relatively) happy with my looks but I have noticed that full, luscious lips are all the rage this year. I am very envious of the celebrities like Kylie Jenner with beautiful pouty lips. I have tried most of the lip plumpers at the mall and I still can't get the desired look. What else can I do to achieve the perfect pout? I heard that you were the "queen of fillers" so I knew you were the right person to ask.

- Colleen from Kernersville NC

Dear Colleen,

Men are hot-wired to a woman's lips.  One of the first features others notice, both men and women, is our lips. So wantlng luscious lips for your Valentine is only natural. You will likely get more... Read more

Get Fresh, Radiant and Confident for the Holidays

Dec 1st, 2015 In: Anti-Aging


 

As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, December 2015

Dear Dr. Anne,

Christmas and New Years is fast approaching and we have many family gatherings during the holidays. I am NOT looking forward to seeing my sister-in-law because she is always so well-kept and neatly groomed. I want to look young and fresh like her but I don't have much time left. What would you suggest Dr. Anne?

Jacqueline, Clemmons, NC

Dear Jacqueline,

Every family has that dreaded 'sister-in-law.' Looking good always makes you feel more confident. We want you to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside, if not better. Unfortunately, sunlight, natural aging and lifestyle factors greatly impact our skin and all that support it.

Thankfully, now science can reverse the... Read more

Kybella is Here at Carolina Laser Winston Salem NC

Oct 30th, 2015 In: Anti-Aging, Fat Removal
Kybella™ is the first and only approved injectable drug for contouring moderate to severe submental fullness, a condition commonly referred to as the double chin. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS): 68% of people said they're bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin.

Kybella™ uses a naturally-occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected, Kybella™ destroys fats cells and once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.

The injections are administered in a grid-like pattern (usually two vials per session) and the process requires at least two sessions spaced six weeks apart. Because it is an injectable, you can go about your day... Read more

Dr White Featured in Winston-Salem Magazine November 2015

By Bruce Frankel

November 2015

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You know that feeling you get when you're walking down the street feeling great and looking confident? Maybe you notice a few heads turn in your direction.  Everyone deserves that feeling. "People want to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside," commented Dr. Anne L. White of Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center.

Dr. White, a pioneer in the field of cosmetics, was the first person in the Winston Salem area to treat patients with injectable fillers following the FDA approval of Botox in 2002. Prior to the FDA approval, Dr. White received her training in Canada under Dr. Jean Carruthers, the first to use Botox in the field of cosmetic dermatology in North America. Since then, Dr. White has... Read more

Chin Up

Oct 9th, 2015 In: Anti-Aging, Fat Removal


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, October 2015

Dear Dr. Anne,

Some inherit their mother's baby blue eyes, others inherit the height gene, I inherited the double chin. Growing up, I was made fun of for having no neck or chin. I am 33 years old. I eat right and work out everyday yet I can't get rid of it. As a man, I think this condition is harder on men than it is for women. Is there anything I can do that will not require surgery or have a long  downtime?

Ryan G., High Point, NC

Dear Ryan,

Not all of us are blessed to inherit the baby blues and being tall but you are not alone in this. We have found that 40% of our patients that come in for this issue are men. It sounds like, based on your age and lifestyle, you would be a good candidate for Kybella™,... Read more