Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center
1255 Creekshire Way Suite 290, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103 336-659-2663

How to Really Sparkle this Holiday Season!

Oct 30th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging, Skin Care

Winston-Salem Monthly - November 2014

Dear Dr. Anne,

I can't believe the holidays are almost here! Here I am again, unprepared and dreading all of the photos that will be taken! I want to look my best at all of the parties and family get togethers I'll be attending. What can you do to help me sparkle this year?

Maria H., Clemmons, NC

Dear Maria,

I know how you feel! The holidays are such a wonderful time; full of good company and food, and there is never a shortage of cameras! And you are always comparing yourself to that perfect sister-in-law or high school prom queen that doesn't seem to age.

Here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center we offer a number of options to help you look your best for the holidays.

For giving your skin a glow and addressing skin texture concerns, there are many treatments available that involve little to no downtime. Laser Genesis and Laser Toning are wonderful procedures we offer to improve skin tone and eliminate surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage, and it is ideal for any part of your face, neck or decollete. The Picosure Lens Array offers CO2 like results with no downtime.

If wrinkles are getting you down, filers and/or injectables can be a quick and easy fix. We offer a number of both, each targeting specific areas of the face and depth of the fold. Treatment takes less than an hour and they go to work very quickly: fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse take effect immediately, and injectables like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin start working in 2 days and and show full results in just 2 weeks!

For even more options on helping you look your best for the holidays, join us for our Holiday Sparkle Party on December 10th. The festivities begin at 4pm with food, prizes, demonstrations and special prices on everything! So make your appointment to come see us - a sparkling new you this holiday is just a phone call away.

Dr. Anne

Tattoo Regret? Learn How to Undo Your Tattoo!

Sep 30th, 2014 In: Tattoo Removal


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... Read more

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