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

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 continued to carefully evaluate and assemble her portfolio of laser and cosmetic treatments to provide her patients with the latest and most effective technology and procedures.

You will not find anyone more enthusiastic about their career than Dr. White. Never one to overlook an opportunity, Dr. White combined her medical interests with her love for artistic beauty and created a private practice with an emphasis in cosmetic and laser procedures.

Dr. White's success and the growth of Carolina Laser is largely build upon the relationship she establishes with each one of her patients. Her calm, confident demeanor and warm smile make each patient feel comfortable. It is common to hear patients complement her light touch, soft voice, and artistic eye.  Dr. White makes a concerted effort to fully explain the ins and outs of every procedure so that the patient is fully educated before any treatment takes place. "I believe in a crawl, walk, run approach to patient care and our range of treatments and services reflects that," said Dr. White. "Not everyone can afford all of the procedures that would immediately address their cosmetic concerns, so I work with my patients to find a practical and affordable solution that suits their needs."

The newest treatment offered by Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center is KYBELLA™ a revolutionary, FDA approved prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called "double chin."  Once injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella permanently dissolves the fat cells causing the double chin. The dissolved cells are then unable to store or accumulate fat, resulting in a more contoured and refined chin and neck area.

Carolina Laser assures the highest quality of care while maintaining the best, most versatile laser equipment in the State of North Carolina. This includes, but is not limited to laser treatments for skin revitalization, liposuction, hair and tattoo removal. Dr. White personally researches each manufacturer and their equipment to ensure the high standard is met.
"Laser technology is a great advancement in dermatology, but the industry is such that many places can offer lasers without being physician- supervised and without maintaining the calibration of the laser. The maintenance of lasers is very important to make sure burning and scarring of the skin does not occur. Our lasers at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center are kept under warranty and serviced regularly by the manufacturer, and are calibrated to keep the machines operating in the proper manner," Dr. White detailed.

A prime example of the next-generation cutting edge laser technology being utilized by Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center is their new Vectus Laser.  The Vectus Laser provides high-volume permanent hair reduction for a wide range of skin and hair types - without sacrificing patient comfort. Featuring the largest spot size and most uniform beam profile available today, the Vectus laser quickly treats unwanted hair. The advanced features help protect the epidermis and help keep patients comfortable throughout the treatment, while the uniform beam profile allows for the most thorough coagulation of hair follicles, reducing the need for multiple, overlapping passes. The Vectus Laser features the only FDA-cleared melanin reader, helping to more safely offer optimized hair removal treatments tailored to each client's skin type, lifestyle, and ethnicity.

Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center also does more tattoo removals than anyone else in the state and is one of the first facilities in North Carolina to offer the use of the PicoSure Laser.  "Clinical studies show that PicoSure is able to treat darker, multi-colored and complex tattoos more efficiently, with unprecedented clearing of blues and greens, in much less time," Dr. White stated. "Because the PicoSure Laser is so fast, the removal of a tattoo requires about half as many sessions as in the past, depending on the factors of each patient, including skin pigmentation, ink colors used in the tattoo, scarring, layering of tattoos, etc. PicoSure treatments are scheduled 6- 8 weeks apart to allow for the fading that occurs following a session and to get the full benefit of PicoSure," commented Dr. White. While tattoo removal has a reputation of being uncomfortable, Dr. White and her staff make patient comfort a priority. "At Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, we go to extremes to make patients comfortable during their treatments. For laser tattoo removal, we use a topical and injectable numbing agent, so the discomfort is minimal. Our staff members are either RNs, LPNs or CMAs, and are trained in both laser physics and laser safety by the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery to insure the best care possible."

In addition to her passion for helping patients, Dr. White feels it is important to maintain a nurturing work environment for her staff so that together they can be the best team in the industry.

 

At Carolina Laser, they believe the more you know, the better they can assist you.  Dr. White's practice offers free Lunch & Learn seminars throughout the year and hosts a "Sparkle Party" once a year.  This year the Sparkle Party will take place on November 12th, where food and beverages will be provided, vendors will be present to distribute information and discounts will be offered for treatments.

For members of the military and first- responders, such as police and fire personnel, Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center offers a 30-percent discount for tattoo removal. "Recently our military branches have instituted policies about tattoos and their placement, so many of our service men and women need to have tattoos removed. I believe we should honor those who protect and serve us and the discount we offer for tattoo removal is a way that I believe we can give back to those who give so much to us," stated Dr. White.  Carrying that one step further, Dr. White even provides free tattoo removal for veterans annually on Veterans Day!

With her growing practice, Dr. White believes that having a balanced life not only makes her a better physician, but more able to connect with her patients. "My time away from the office is spent doing the things I love most...gardening and cooking. I also spend time with my two beagles, Ollie and Scout, as well as my two cats, Tate and Bob. As the mom of two adult children, Kate Davis, who lives in Asheville, and Ben Davis, who lives in the DC Area, I am busy with all that makes up my life, but I love what I do and the way I am able to help my patients. I wouldn't change a thing," Dr. White said.

 

 

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

Permanently Melt Away Fat

May 1st, 2015 In: Fat Removal


Dear Dr. Anne,

I decided to listen to my doctor's advice to help with my blood pressure, and BMI, so I started exercising, eating healthier, and I have lost over 40 lbs so far but I can't seem to lose the pooch in my lower abdomen area. I need another 5lbs. off and I am at my goal weight! I feel more energetic and ready to show the world my "almost" bikini body off this summer. Any suggestions for losing this leftover fat and does it come back if I happen to overindulge on vacation this year?

Donna G., Clemmons, NC

Dear Donna,

It definitely sounds like you are on the right track! Focusing on the new bikini body also helps with the drive, dedication and willingness to help yourself and I commend you on your goals you've set forth. However, sometimes... Read more

Permanently Melt Away Fat

Dec 27th, 2014 In: Fat Removal


Dear Dr. Anne,

I decided I was going to set a healthy example for my children so started exercising, eating healthier, and I have lost over 60 lbs. I feel more comfortable in every aspect of my life except for my lovehandles. Any suggestions for firming and tightening loose skin?

Steve L., Kernersville, NC

Dear Steve,

A 60lb. weight loss is amazing! Losing weight takes diligence and dedication and I commend you for the positive changes you have made. But sometimes, no matter how strictly you diet or  exercise, you just cannot eliminate localized areas of fat, especially around the abdomen.

Firming is probably the biggest sought-after benefit in cosmetic surgery these days. One of the most effective treatments available for firming today is SmartLipo... Read more

How to Get Slim, Smooth and Firm!

Nov 29th, 2014 In: Fat Removal


 

 

Dear Dr. Anne,

This year I finally decided to focus on me. I started exercising, eating healthier, and I have lost over 40 lbs. But I still cannot get rid of these lovehandles and tummy! I want to show off this body I have worked so hard to achieve. Any suggestions for firming and tightening loose skin?

Carrie M, Lewisville, NC

Dear Carrie,

Good for you! Wow, 40 lbs! Losing weight takes commitment and consistency and I commend you for the positive changes you have made. But sometimes, no matter how strictly you diet or exercise,  you just cannot eliminate localized areas of fat, especially around the abdomen and thighs.

Firming is probably the biggest sought-after benefit in cosmetic surgery these days. One of the most effective treatments... 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

Dr White Featured in Forsyth Family Magazine January 2014

 

Dr White Featured in Forsyth Family Magazine January 2014

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Laser and cosmetic procedures have really evolved with the explosion of technology and desire to improve on earlier methods. As long as doctors and
skincare professionals dedicate themselves to offering the best services available, this industry will remain one of the most sought-after industries on the market.
Doctors like Anne White MD of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, are at the forefront of new technology and offer their patients the best in innovative care.

"This eloquent quote by Richard Glogau, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of San Francisco, sums up the idea behind my Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center very well: 'The Same self-esteem that... Read more

Dr. Anne White Featured in Forsyth Family and Forsyth Woman

Dec 30th, 2013 In: Fat Removal, General
The following article appeared in the December 2013 and January 2014 editions of Forsyth Family and Forsyth Woman.

By Meghan E.W. Corbett
Photo Artistry by Melinda

Laser and cosmetic procedures have really evolved with the explosion of technology and desire to improve on earlier methods. As long as doctors and skincare professionals dedicate themselves to offering the best services available, this industry will remain one of the most sought-after industries on the market. Doctors like Anne White, MD, of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, are at the forefront of new technology and offer their patients the best in innovative care.

"This eloquent quote by Richard Glogau, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of San Francisco, sums up the idea behind my... Read more

How to Get Smooth and Firm

Nov 29th, 2013 In: Fat Removal


Dear Dr.Anne,

I'm taking a trip to Tahiti next Spring, and want to take advantage of my Christmas vacation to get ready. What can you do to help me be firm and gorgeous by trip time?

Laura,Winston-Salem

Dear Laura,

Ah, Tahiti ... how exciting! Good for you! Here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, we can help you get beach-body ready in a number of ways.

Firming is probably the biggest sought-after benefit of cosmetic dermatology these days. One of the hottest trending and most effective treatments available for firming today is SmartLipo Triplex  LaserBodySculpting. The winter months  are the PERFECT time to get body sculpting procedures done. You can take advantage of the time off from work, and the added layers of clothing can help to conceal... Read more