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

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 treatments on the market that say they treat cellulite are topical. Topical treatments can't treat it effectively. We have to go to the root of cellulite's cause, below the surface of the skin, to treat it."

The encouraging news - and a true breakthrough in this area—is the introduction of the Cynosure® Cellulaze™ Laser Cellulite Reduction treatment. Available to only a select  group of physicians across the country, Cellulaze has been available at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center since May of 2013. Dr. Anne L. White is one of the few cosmetic surgeons in North Carolina, and the most experienced in the Triad, to offer this amazing procedure. "With the introduction of Cellulaze, I can finally give my patients the results they've been looking for, and that they've come to expect from us," says Dr. White.

The first and only FDA-approved, one-time, minimally invasive, long lasting treatment for reducing the appearance of cellulite, Cellulaze offers doctors a brand new way to think about cellulite and, in turn, a new way to approach attacking it. The procedure goes to the root of the problem, which actually lies beneath the skin. As we age, our skin thins and the underlying tissue bands stiffen. As the fat cells surrounding them push up into the thinning skin and the tissue bands pull down, a dimpling appearance of the skin appears - and we all know the unsightly results of that scenario!

The revolutionary Cellulaze procedure uses laser energy to melt the fat and break the vertical bands, promoting collagen production, which has been clinically shown to result in improved skin thickness and increased skin elasticity. The tissue bands regrow in a diagonal direction, the same direction as they develop normally in men (which is why you don't often see men with cellulite), which helps keep the cellulite from returning. It stimulates collagen to tighten the skin from the inside out - which fosters further improvement, even after the treatment is complete. Backed by two years of clinical research, in-depth studies have shown that post-treatment the skin increases its thickness 25% and its elasticity by 29%, significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin's surface to improve the appearance of cellulite.

The best candidates for Cellulaze are patients who are seeking cellulite correction and do not want major surgery, are not significantly overweight, and who exhibit mild to moderate cellulite in the thigh and buttock areas. Cellulaze is minimally invasive, which means there's no general anesthesia. Because the area is numbed with local anesthesia, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure, though one may feel slight pressure. Following the Cellulaze treatment, patients may experience some soreness, but will be able to return to normal activities in a few days. Some change to the treated skin will be immediately noticeable, with optimal results seen in just three to six months from the treatment date.

For women plagued by unattractive cellulite, it's happy news as spring and summer approach, and for Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center it's another positive way to guide patients to a new and improved look - sure to build confidence and self-esteem.

If you feel you may be a good candidate for Cellulaze, or would like more information on this innovative new opportunity in skin treatment, contact Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center at 336-659-2663 or visit their website at www.carolinalaser.com. Their offices are conveniently located near Hanes Mall at 145 Kimel Park Drive, Suite 140, Winston-Salem, NC.

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

It's Here ... Juvederm Voluma

Mar 12th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging
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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Carolina Laser Named 2014 Ultherapy Ultra Treatment Provider

Mar 12th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging
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

Mar 1st, 2014 In: Anti-Aging


How to Get Enchanting Eyes

Forsyth Woman - March 2014
Read original article in Forsyth Family

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

How to Get a HEALTHY GLOW this Winter

Jan 30th, 2014 In: Skin Care


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?

Danielle, Lewisville

Dear Danielle,

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

We can't turn back the clock, but we can make it look like we did

Jan 30th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging


“We can't turn back the clock, but we can make it look like we did.”

Forsyth Woman - February 2014
Read original article in Forsyth Woman

That is the assurance Dr. Anne L. White of the Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center gives on the company's website. With the endless quest for the fountain of youth, Cosmetic Dermatology products and procedures continue to evolve, thanks to the explosion of technology, the desire to improve on earlier methods, and the effort to cater to the demands of this growing market. Doctors like  Anne L. White, MD, of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center in Winston-Salem, are at the forefront of new technology and offer their patients the best in innovative care.

"We started out with laser hair removal," said Dr.... Read more

Latest Beauty Award Winners Ultherapy and Sunscreen

Jan 28th, 2014 In: General
Latest Beauty Award Winners

Ultherapy Ultrasound Facelift and La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

Ultherapy Voted Best In-Office Treatment
The results of NewBeauty's annual Beauty Choice Awards are in, and Ultherapy Ultrasound Facelift was recognized as the Best In-Office Treatment!



La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

New ANTHELIOS 60 Ultra-light sunscreen fluid for face with Cell-OX Shield XL™, a new optimized combination of UVA/UVB filters with a powerful antioxidant complex for advanced protection with fewer ingredients. Winner of the "Best Sunscreen to Wear Under Makeup" category in the Winter/Spring 2014 issue of New Beauty. The sunscreen won for its lightweight formula that "never peeks through makeup... Read more

Juvederm Instant, Natural Looking Results That Last

Jan 13th, 2014 In: Anti-Aging
Juvederm Instant, Natural Looking Results That Last



Juvederm instantly smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. Now there's JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel ... the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is for patients over the age of 21.

Check out this cool tool ... the Juvederm Treatment Visualizer app. Download it now and try it for yourself.

 

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