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

Fall is the Time to Treat Sun Damage

Sep 7th, 2018 In: Skin Care

Summer has come and gone, and it’s time to put away your whites and bring out those clothes that have been in the back of your closet that will keep you warm. But as fall starts to bring cooler weather, some remnants of the summer just won’t fade like your tan is starting to. All your summer fun might have left you with dark spots, fine lines and other signs of sun damage. It’s possible to improve the situation and we can help. Sun damage can be caused by spending time at the pool or beach without adequate sun protection and cumulative sun exposure from just walking to your car.  You might have been careful this summer, but you may still might have some damage-you need to be protected. 

Sun damaged skin typically shows the characteristics of dryness, sunburn, dark spots, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, blood vessels and actinic keratosis (small bumps within the skin only removable by medication). Repeated exposure to sun-damaged skin over a lifetime can increase your chances of getting skin cancer. The harmful UVA and UVB rays that are found in sunlight can burn and damage the delicate skin cells. Over time, this sun damage causes premature aging, dull, dry skin and discolorations.

We have lasers which are an effective treatment to turn back signs of sun damage, and Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center has a number of different approaches.

Lasers can also treat a lesser-known effect of sun damage — tiny broken blood vessels around the nose and middle of the face. The sun breaks down the collagen that supports these vessels, causing them to crack, which then leads to visible redness of the skin.

Our laser treatments promote skin rejuvenation and increases collagen which is a perfect boost to complexion. You want to get beyond the surface, which chemical peels address and lasers make that leap inward for you. They basically put down fresh, healthy skin cells and collagen. 

Through the use of laser skin treatments from our Winston Salem office, we can help you actually reverse the damage caused by the sun’s rays. You’ll look years younger, and your skin will be healthier. Laser skin resurfacing removes the layer of damaged cells, allowing unblemished skin from beneath to shine through instead. The result takes years off your appearance, and reduces the potential for more serious skin conditions down the road.

Schedule your appointment today with Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center when considering any kind of serious treatments for sun damage. It’s best to talk to a doctor who will be able to provide recommendations based on your skin.

Please call Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center, we can help explain the options for reviving tired, sun-damaged skin.

Botox Can Help With Your Migranes

Sep 7th, 2018 In: Skin Care
Hollywood professionals has been using Botox for years to turn back time on their foreheads, lips and cheeks. According to the American Migraine Foundation, Botox has also brought relief to many people who suffer chronic medical conditions such a Migraines. Botox is the only FDA-approved for chronic migraines. “The more frequent the headaches, the better the patient does with Botox. I look to the second and third treatments to maximize effects,” says Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld, Director, The Headache Center of Southern California.  “Patients see increasing benefit with an increase in the number of treatment cycles.” One treatment lasts for 10-12 weeks, and patients reported that two Botox treatments reduced the number of headache days by approximately... Read more

Reverse Visible Signs of Aging This Fall 2017

Sep 27th, 2017 In: Anti-Aging, Skin Care


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, October 2017

Dear Dr. Anne,

My friends all rave about Botox® and how great it is for women like myself. I have never had a cosmetic injection or procedure before. I would love for you to tell me a little bit more about Botox®  ... I think it's time I gave it a try.

Heather, Winston-Salem

 

Dear Heather,

You've come to the right place. I was one of the first physicians in the Winston-Salem area to offer Botox when it was approved by the FDA in 2002 and I was trained by the best - Dr. Jean Carruthers - the doctor who pioneered the use of Botox for cosmetic use. Botox® would likely be my first choice for treating your lines.

Botox can reverse the visible signs of aging while maintaining your natural... Read more

Time to Freshen Up For Fall 2017!

Sep 1st, 2017 In: Anti-Aging, Skin Care


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, September 2017

Dear Dr. Anne,

It's been an extremely busy summer. I've enjoyed so many fun times on the road with my two teenage daughters traveling to softball games, chauffering them to and from activities, as well as keeping up with the construction of our new home. Now that the kids are back in school and we are settled in our new home, it's time for me! I would like to know more about Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC and Voluma fillers and injectables my friends all rave about.

Sandra H., Winston-Salem

Dear Sandra,

Wow ... you've had 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... Read more

Time to Freshen Up For Fall 2016!

Aug 31st, 2016 In: Anti-Aging, Skin Care


As seen in Winston-Salem Monthly, September 2016

Dear Dr. Anne,

It's been an extremely busy summer. I've enjoyed so many fun times on the road with my two teenage daughters traveling to softball games, chauffering them to and from activities, as well as keeping up with the construction of our new home. Now that the kids are back in school and we are settled in our new home, it's time for me! I would like to know more about Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC and Voluma fillers and injectables my friends all rave about.

Sandra H., Winston-Salem

Dear Sandra,

Wow ... you've had 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... Read more

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... 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

Picosure Laser Now FDA Approved for Acne Scar Treatment

Are you one of the more than 20 million Americans living with scars from acne?

Great breaking news! Cynosure has gained FDA Approval for the PicoSure System for Acne Treatment. And we are one of only a few laser centers in North Carolina to offer this groundbreaking technology!

Now the same laser that has shown to be super-effective for Laser Tattoo Removal has also been proven to be effective at removing acne scars. Get rid of Acne Scarring in just a few short weeks!

PicoSure laser focuses on your problem areas whether it’s brown spots, sun damage, freckles, pigmented lesions or acne scars. PicoSure offers a gentler treatment. In the past, lasers have relied on intense heat energy to remove pigment from the skin, which may be painful and lead to significant skin redness... Read more

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... 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