Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center
145 Kimel Park Suite 140, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103 336-659-2663

Enchanting Eyes for Parents Night

Aug 4th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging

Winston-Salem Monthly - August 2014

Dear Dr. Anne,

We have had a great summer with the kids; beach trips, sailing, motor boating, waterskiing, way too much sun. I have noticed despite using sunscreen faithfully and wearing sunglasses, it has taken its toll on my eyes. My eyebrows are falling, bleached out and falling out at the edges. My forehead is wrinkled and the crow's feet are just ugly. And now I am getting bags under my eyes. Parents night is coming up soon. What can I do to look better so I won't embarass myself and my family at the opening of school?

Caroline S. Winston-Salem

Dear Caroline,

It is often said that we are hot wired to the eyes of the opposite sex.

It is often said we are hot wired to the eyes of the opposite sex. They are one of the first things we notice when we meet someone new. We put great importance in our society on looking each other in the eye AND the eyes are the first place where we start to notice the inevitable signs of aging.

The things that help make our eyes bright and beautiful - bright irises and clear whites, brow and lash color, full defined brow, and firm, smooth, clear skin - are the same things that change the appearance of our eyes as we age. The brow descends and skin thins, creating upper-eyelid "hooding", giving a tired look to the face. Crow's feet, that "number 11" furrow in the brow, lower-lid fine lines, and dark circles appear.

But not to worry! There are many options to reverse or slow the visible signs of aging of the eyes. Eyes by Thermage tightens the eye area by stimulating collagen formation, reducing eyelid hooding, softening crow's feet, and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox relaxes the muscles of facial expression, smoothing the "11" between the brows, the horizontal brow lines, the Crow's Feet, and lower lid fine lines. Lasers, fillers and topical therapy are some of the means we use to treat dark circles and wrinkles. New Neotensil by Obagi is a topical treatment that immediately hides under eye bags for 24 hours and can be applied at home. Bags gone, boom! Permanent make-up eyeliner and brows are a quick and inexpensive way to brighten up and define the eyes and Vivierskin Platine Eye Crème is the triple crown of problem solving, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.

As you see, we have lots of ways to help address your eye area concerns. I'm glad you reached out to me. So let's get started and they'll be calling you "Bright Eyes" in no time!

Dr. Anne

 

How to Shine at Reunion Time this Summer

Jun 2nd, 2014 In: Anti-Aging


Winston-Salem Monthly - June 2014

Dear Dr. Anne,

I just realized my family reunion this summer is only a few weeks away. That means close-by sister-in-laws and lots of cameras ... yikes! My face looks sad and dull, even when I'm smiling. Can you  help? And quickly?!

Tracy D., Lexington

Dear Tracy,

Concern over looking sad when not is something we hear a lot from our patients. As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, and gravity takes its toll. Our faces elongate and rotate inward. We lose the classic inverted triangle of youth, and our faces become wrinkled and rectangular, and heavier in the jowls. But don't despair, at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, we offer a number of procedures and treatments that will turn your frown upside down and leave your... Read more

ANNOUNCING Obagi Living Proof Neotensil, the latest innovation in anti-aging for eyes, now available at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center!

May 27th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging
ANNOUNCING Obagi Living Proof Neotensil, the latest innovation in anti-aging for eyes, now available at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center!



http://obagi.com/patients/product-line/neotensil/overview

Neotensil Reduces the Appearance of Under-Eye Bags

Created by Living Proof and MIT scientists along with renowned dermatologists, Living Proof Neotensil Daily Under-Eye Reshaping Procedure is a first-of-its-kind, invisible shapewear™ film that dramatically reduces the appearance of under-eye bags.1,2,*,†


Noninvasive, at-home procedure
Compresses the appearance of under-eye bags
Supports the under-eye area
Smooths fine lines
Moisturizes up to 2 times better than a leading department store moisturizer (based on a standard industry scale)
Provides... Read more

This Year, Say Goodbye to Cellulite ... and Hello to Cellulaze

May 1st, 2014 In: Anti-Aging, Fat Removal
By Martie Emory Forsyth Family Magazine May 2014

Looking and feeling our best is a coveted goal we all share. For many women, cellulite is the big, bad enemy!

Eighty two percent of women report having some cellulite. It's that dimpling of skin we loathe (i.e., "cottage cheese" or "orange peel" thighs), especially as beach season nears and bathing  suits or shorts become the attire of choice. Most people think that diet and exercise are the fix for cellulite, but the truth is, they don't work.

"There's a misconception about cellulite. Having cellulite doesn't mean you are overweight," says Dr. Anne L. White of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center in Winston-Salem. "Slender, even muscular women can have cellulite, and most... Read more

Say Goodbye to Cellulite

Apr 30th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging, Fat Removal


Winston-Salem Monthly - May 2014

Dear Dr. Anne,

Summer starts in just a few weeks, which means bathing suit and shorts wearing season is not far way ... yikes! I eat right and exercise, and nothing really seems to work to get rid of these  lumps and dents on my legs. What can I do to get rid of them?

Tammy, Winston-Salem

 

Dear Tammy,

Dimples are cute on a face, though not really cute on the rest of the body, are they? It sounds like what you're describing is cellulite. Did you know 82% of women report having some degree of cellulite? And while it appears to be on the skin's surface, cellulite is really a structural problem below the skin, caused by fibrotic bands that pull down on the skin. Heredity, gender and hormones all impact cellulite... Read more

How to Get Lovely Legs for Summer

Apr 1st, 2014 In: Anti-Aging


How to Get Lovely Legs for Summer

Forsyth Woman - April 2014

Read original article in Forsyth Family

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,

My how youth is wasted on the young ... As the years pass, this same realization happens to most people in the spring when we start to 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... Read more

It's Here ... Juvederm Voluma

Mar 12th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging
Is volume loss in the cheeks making you look older?

Wrinkles are only part of the aging equation. Volume loss in the cheeks is a major reason we lose that youthful profile over the years.

Juvéderm Voluma™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years.


Instantly adds volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
Helps enhance contour and create a more youthful profile
Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
Look up to 5 years younger
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers


Learn more about Juvederm Voluma and contact us today... Read more

Carolina Laser Named 2014 Ultherapy Ultra Treatment Provider

Mar 12th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging
Proud to announce that Ultherapy has awarded us as a 2014 Ultherapy Ultra Treatment Provider.

Our patients have had great success with Ultherapy ... the only non-invasive procedure FDA-approved to lift skin on the neck, chin and brow.

With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside. With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure.

Ultherapy is not a laser ... it's ultrasound!

Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy is different in that it uses ultrasound to treat the skin's deep foundational layers -- typically... Read more

How to Get Enchanting Eyes

Mar 1st, 2014 In: Anti-Aging


How to Get Enchanting Eyes

Forsyth Woman - March 2014
Read original article in Forsyth Family

This time of year, even with the official start of spring less than a month away, we may find ourselves feeling down, or maybe even a lot older (when we’re not), and looking it, too. Time waits for no man ... or woman. Inwardly, we may start to feel aches and pains we never had before and due to little exertion. The passing of time is also evidenced outwardly by the skin on our bodies, especially our faces. Does the face peering back at you from the mirror look tired, worried, or angry, when you’re not? Take another look in the mirror - a good long look - and you’ll likely see why.

The effects of aging are typically first noticeable around the eyes, where skin is... Read more

We can't turn back the clock, but we can make it look like we did

Jan 30th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging


“We can't turn back the clock, but we can make it look like we did.”

Forsyth Woman - February 2014
Read original article in Forsyth Woman

That is the assurance Dr. Anne L. White of the Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center gives on the company's website. With the endless quest for the fountain of youth, Cosmetic Dermatology products and procedures continue to evolve, thanks to the explosion of technology, the desire to improve on earlier methods, and the effort to cater to the demands of this growing market. Doctors like  Anne L. White, MD, of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center in Winston-Salem, are at the forefront of new technology and offer their patients the best in innovative care.

"We started out with laser hair removal," said Dr.... Read more