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
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 skin glowing, all in plenty of time for your reunion.
That frowning appearance you mention is usually the result of what are called marionette lines (think of a Pinocchio puppet's mouth), and the Pre-jowl area along your jawline. Radiesse is a quick option for smoothing out those lines and wrinkles, and adding youthful volume to flattened or depressed areas, plus it stimulates your own collagen to grow. Radiesse is an injectable filler that takes effect immediately, is done in-office in about 30 minutes, and can last up to a year. And for a fresh, glowing countenance that won't wash off in the shower or the pool, skip the tan-in-a-can and opt for a MicroLaserPeel treatment - it also helps stimulate collagen growth, and quickly restores a radiant look to tired skin.
So don’t fear those pesky in-laws or cameras - call us today and be the one everyone wants their picture taken with!
Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Sell Filler And Toxin Assets To Nestle For $1.4 Billion
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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!
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
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
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?
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
Forsyth Woman - April 2014
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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
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
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.
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Learn more about Juvederm Voluma and contact us today... Read more
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
Forsyth Woman - March 2014
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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
Dear Dr. Anne,
My skin looks as gray, flat and dull as my garden does in winter. I need some color! Wearing more blusher makes it worse, and indoor tanning isn't good for me, from what I've been reading. What healthy ways can I give my skin a mid-winter boost?
Outstanding job on passing up indoor tanning as a viable cure for the winter blahs! The rise in skin cancer rates happens to coincide with the growth of indoor tanning. People who tan indoors are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma, 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma than non-tanners. Indoor tanning is not an option that anyone in the medical community would recommend.
There are... Read more