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

Tattoo Regret? Learn How to Undo Your Tattoo!

Sep 30th, 2014 In: Tattoo Removal

Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal Winston Salem NC

Winston-Salem Monthly - October 2014

Dear Dr. Anne,

In college I decided to get a tattoo on a whim. Like many other young people, we make decisions without thinking and regret our choices later. Fast forward 10 years and now I am a mom and have  a career that I'm proud of. What I'm not proud of is this doggone tattoo. Can you help me undo this mistake from college?

Jen H., Winston-Salem

Dear Jen,

If I had a dollar for every time I heard a story like yours I would be a rich woman! Getting a tattoo often represents a milestone or a memory in a person's life, but according to consumer research studies, nearly 20% of the 45 million Americans with tattoos will eventually regret their decision. And surprisingly enough, 69% of patients who want their tattoos removed are female, single, and college educated between the ages of 24-39. So Jen, you are not alone. And yes, I can help!
 
Picosure is the latest breakthrough in Laser Tattoo Removal. The Picosure laser offers unprecedented clearing of all colors, including stubborn blues and greens with faster recovery, fewer treatments and greater results.

Here's a quick science lesson. Ultra-short pulse bursts of energy are delivered to the skin in just trillionths of a second. The picosecond pulse is 100 times shorter than the nanosecond technology used with traditional tattoo removal systems. The Picosure system represents an improvement over previous tattoo removal technology because it breaks down the pigment of the ink into much smaller particles, making it easier for the body's immune system to absorb.

We recommend scheduling Picosure treatments 6-8 weeks apart to allow for the fading that occurs following a session and to get the full benefit of Picosure.

I know what you are thinking ... does it hurt? Well, here at Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center we go to extremes to make you comfortable during your treatment. We use a topical and unjectable numbing agent so discomfort is minimal as well as the Zimmer Chiller, which delivers cold air to the skin as the laser is being used. It's a pretty painless procedure.

So, Jen you do not have to live with that mistake the rest of your life. Call me today and we can schedule a session to undo that tattoo!

Also, please join us at our Free Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal Open House on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5-7pm!

 

Dr. Anne

Get Smoother, Tighter, Younger Looking Skin Without Surgery

Sep 2nd, 2014 In: Anti-Aging, Skin Care


Winston-Salem Monthly - September 2014

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 similar to a facelift. I’ve tried creams, had facials, and stayed out of the sun but my skin is still sagging. What would give me the tightening I want without going through actual surgery?

Lori M., Winston-Salem

Dear Lori,

You are not alone! I hear from so many women who, like you, look in the mirror every day wishing they could turn back the hands of time. Unfortunately wishing alone will not work! For many, a facelift is not an option due to the cost and recovery it requires.

There is a wonderful alternative that is non-invasive, safe, and... Read more

Thermage - It's All New

Aug 13th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging, General
New Thermage for Eyes, Face and Body

Take Control of Your Aging Skin

Aging affects us all – the way we act, the way we feel, and definitely the way we look. But with advancements in skin care, you can have a say in the way aging affects your skin – and maybe even get back to the way you looked not so long ago. Thermage® is a proven, unique radio frequency treatment that can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker and younger look and feel. Thermage® works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. It's you, just younger looking and more confident.

Thermage is effective on:

The Eyes

As you age, your skin's collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your... Read more

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... Read more

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

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Selling Rights to Nestle

May 31st, 2014 In: General
Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Sell Filler And Toxin Assets To Nestle For $1.4 Billion

05/28/2014

Follow all the latest news at http://valeant.q4web.com/investor-relations/news-releases/default.aspx

LAVAL, Quebec, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nestle S.A. to sell all rights to Restylane, Perlane, Emervel, Sculptra, and Dysport owned or held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash.  Nestle expects to complete its acquisition of Galderma S.A. in July and would expect to operate the acquired assets through Galderma.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including clearance or early expiration of the waiting period under the... 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