Dr. Anne White Featured in Forsyth Family and Forsyth Woman
The following article appeared in the December 2013 and January 2014 editions of Forsyth Family and Forsyth Woman.
By Meghan E.W. Corbett
Photo Artistry by Melinda
Laser and cosmetic procedures have really evolved with the explosion of technology and desire to improve on earlier methods. As long as doctors and skincare professionals dedicate themselves to offering the best services available, this industry will remain one of the most sought-after industries on the market. Doctors like Anne White, MD, of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, are at the forefront of new technology and offer their patients the best in innovative care.
"This eloquent quote by Richard Glogau, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of San Francisco, sums up the idea behind my Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center very well: 'The same self-esteem that makes our patients successful in their chosen fields, precise in their consultation questions, well-groomed and well-dressed, and often careful in their diet, exercise and other aspects of health maintenance, leads our patients to seek help for their wrinkles and frown lines.' It's my job as a doctor to help people get and stay well. Looking one's best is an integral part of one feeling and being one's best,” said Dr. White.
"Seeing many of my patients struggle with self-esteem issues that affected all aspects of their lives was what really got me looking into Cosmetic Dermatological procedures. When I witness the abject joy in a patient's face when we see them for their post-procedural follow-up visits, I know I made the right decision."
Dr. White earned her medical degree from Indiana University's School of Medicine in Indianapolis, began her residency in Dermatology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. "I've been in private practice here since my board certification in 1988 and officially started the Cosmetic Center in 2002," said Dr. White. "We started with laser hair removal. Then, with its FDA approval and my subsequent training with its pioneer in cosmetic treatments, Dr. Jean Carruthers, I knew I had to bring Botox® Cosmetic and fillers to the Triad. After that, I scrutinized the offerings in the marketplace, listened to, and anticipated, my patients' needs, and have steadily developed our laser portfolio into what it is today."
A major factor in Dr. White's success with Carolina Laser is her unique approach to making these procedures available to her patients in ways that work for them. "I believe in a crawl, walk, run approach to patient care, and our range of treatments and services reflects that," said Dr. White. "Not everyone can afford all of the procedures that would immediately address their cosmetic concerns, so I work with my patients to find a practical and affordable solution that suits their needs."
This flexibility is great for patients seeking revolutionary new services like SmartLipo Triplex Tumescent Liposuction. Also known as "lunchtime lipo," SmartLipo targets, and permanently removes areas of unwanted fat, toning and sculpting the skin. Patients can return to work in as little as two to three days, with full results in only 3–6 months. In addition to services like Smartlipo TriPlex to help get rid of the post-holiday bulge, Dr. White offers Cellulaze for cellulite reduction, PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Fillers and Injectables, Microdermabrasion, and Permanent Make-up, just to name a few.
"One misconception about laser treatments is you'll need a second mortgage on your home to afford them. That's hardly the case," Dr. White smiles. "For example, Microderm Toning treatments start at $75 each and provide patients with smoother skin and a lovely glow without the damage a tanning bed can incur. We have a number of low-cost treatments to help you look as young as you feel. And like most businesses, we accept most major credit cards, and have a couple other options we suggest to our patients," said Dr. White. "One is a 'lifestyle loan' with Allegacy Credit Union, and another terrific way to finance elective procedures is through Care Credit. They offer a 'health, wellness and beauty credit card' that is accepted by a variety of practices ranging from cosmetic to dental and - a real coup for my fellow animal lovers - to veterinarians."