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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

Time to Freshen Up For Fall!

Sep 1st, 2015 In: Anti-Aging


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, September 2015

Dear Dr. Anne,

It's been a long, hot, busy but glorious summer spent with my 3 active teenagers traveling to swim meets, chauffering them to and from activities, and overseeing some much needed renovations of our home. Now that the kids are back in school and renovations are complete, it's time for me! I would love to know more about Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC and Voluma fillers and injectables my friends all rave about.

Lory L., Bermuda Run

Dear Lory,

Sounds like you’ve enjoyed 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 like yourself. Let me tell you a little... Read more

Natural, Noticeable Results

Aug 1st, 2015 In: Anti-Aging


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, August 2015

Dear Dr. Anne,

I will be renewing my wedding vows in October to celebrate 25 years of marriage. I realize I will not be the young, 24 year old bride I once was walking down the aisle, but I still look pretty good at 49. What procedure would you recommend to help tighten and tone the neck and brow areas in a more natural looking way that does not require a lot of downtime?

Krista M., Greensboro

Dear Krista,

First of all, let me congratulate you on 25 years of marriage. What an exciting time in your life! I would love to help you achieve your cosmetic goals for your special day.

Sounds like, based on your age, you would be a good candidate for Ultherapy, a unique type of non-surgical treatment for the face and neck that... Read more

A fresh start to looking younger for longer

Jun 30th, 2015 In: Anti-Aging


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, July 2015

Dear Dr. Anne,

My divorce was recently finalized and I'm ready to leave the past behind, move forward and take charge of my life. Unfortunately, my outward appearance doesn't match the peaceful human being I now feel on the inside. Lots of lines, wrinkles and stress have left their mark on my face. My friends say you're the expert when it comes to cosmetic, laser and dermatology treatments. What would you recommend that is natural looking and will give me immediate results? I'm ready to start living the life I deserve.

Mandy C., Advance, NC

Dear Mandy,

Congratulations on moving forward and taking charge of your life. At Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center, we are passionately committed to helping you look as... Read more

LOVE the way you look

Jun 1st, 2015 In: Anti-Aging


 

As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, June 2015

Dear Dr. Anne,

As I was applying makeup this morning, I noticed how strong looking the frown lines had become between my eyes. They make me look stressed and worried when actually, I'm a pretty laid back, happy-go-lucky kind of gal. Any suggestions on what I can do to look on the outside how I feel on the inside?

Marcia L., Winston-Salem, NC

Dear Marcia,

You've come to the right place for skin care advice and we can definitely help you look and feel better about yourself. When squinting, laughing and frowning, our facial muscles contract and our skin creases. As we get older, our skin loses the elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on our face.

Dysport® is a... 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

Get Lovely Legs for Summer!

Mar 31st, 2015 In: Anti-Aging, General


Get Lovely Legs for Summer

Forsyth Woman - April 2015

Read original article in Forsyth Family

Dear Dr. Anne,

I've never had legs like Taylor Swift, 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?

Lisa S., Welcome, NC

Dear Lisa,

Every year this same realization comes 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 and we have our "Home Alone" moment, egad! Here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center we can treat the veins, brown spots, fat pockets, and errant... Read more

New FDA Approved Filler Restylane Silk Available at Dr. Anne White's Cosmetic Surgery practice Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center in Winston Salem

Feb 5th, 2015 In: Anti-Aging
New FDA Approved Filler Restylane Silk Available at Dr. Anne White's Cosmetic Surgery practice Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center in Winston Salem

Winston Salem, NC February 3, 2015

 

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Dr. Anne White recently completed specialized training in the use of Restylane Silk, which is now available at her Winston Salem practice. Dr. White attended training hosted by Galderma, an Aesthetic Dermatology company that makes many of the leading injectables including Restylane and Perlane. Dr. White is one of the first Cosmetic Surgeons in North Carolina trained to use what has been called "lipstick in a syringe" because of the beautiful, natural, pearlescent lips it creates.

"I'm excited to offer this revolutionary new... Read more

Dr. Anne White Talks Winter Skin Care 2015

Feb 5th, 2015 In: Skin Care
Winter Skin Care

The dry air of winter, both indoor and outside, can make it difficult to keep skin from getting dry, chapped, and itchy. Harsh wind, low humidity, and indoor heating are common factors that sap moisture from the skin. This time of year, it’s especially important to protect your skin, keeping it healthy, moisturized, and youthful. The following tips will help.




Cleansing And Bathing

There is a common misconception that skin needs to be “squeaky clean.” People often spend too much time as well as use irritating soaps while bathing. Skin is healthier when all of the natural oils are not stripped by too aggressive or too frequent bathing regimens. Below are some suggestions to treat your skin kindly while at the same time effectively... Read more