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

Spooky Spots Spider Veins

Sep 27th, 2013 In: Anti-Aging

Dear Dr. Anne, Now that golfing and yard work in the hot sun have passed for another year, I'm starting to notice spots popping up on my face, and now even some veins. So if I want to look like a creepy old man for Halloween, I'm all set. Fact is, I don't! Is there a way you can get rid of them?

Trent, Lexington, NC

Dr. Trent, It sounds like what you're describing are Sun Spots and Spider Veins. In the interest of concisely answering your question, I'll spare you my preventative skincare lecture. I must emphasize that it is important for you to use sunscreen daily, whether out in the yard or just out-and-about in your car. Just like you brush your teeth every day, you should apply a little sunscreen every day. I promise if you do you will look much better than your friends that don't use sunscreen!

The spots on your face could be a number of things, and a skin check done in office is the only way to know what they are for sure, and how to treat them. Our lasers treat superficial  brown blemishes, other brown marks like birthmarks, freckles and flat pigmented moles, and now even Melasma. We offer Revlite® Laser Toning, a low energy, low cost, no-downtime procedure that also tightens pores, decreases pigment, stimulates collagen AND makes your skin glow. We also offer the Cutera® Limelight™  and the Sciton BBL™  for exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatments with minimal discomfort.

Now let's talk veins ... Known in the medical world as telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities, spider veins are simply small thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these superfine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it. So while unsightly, spider veins are not a health concern, they do not require surgery or lengthy treatments to be removed and can be easily treated in the office. When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your skin and recommend the best treatment options. Facial veins respond better to laser vein treatments, and leg veins to sclerotherapy. We will guide you toward the most effective, non-surgical method for their removal.

So Call us today for a consultation and let the sun set on your spot and vein woes!

Dr. Anne White

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Sagging Skin and Turkey Neck?

Sep 2nd, 2013 In: Anti-Aging
Tina, Lexington, NC: We just got back some of our vacation pictures and I hardly recognize myself! My eyelids and jawline are so droopy, I feel like a Bassett Hound! Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far away, and I need to get ready for family pictures, and fast. An out of town procedure is out of the question. What can you do to tighten up my jowls, jawline, and sagging neck, so I don't look like I had any work done?

Dr. White: Dear Tina, you’re not alone. This time of year, many patients are looking in the mirror and are unhappy with their faces ... and necks! Here at Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center, we have a number of options to help you look your best for the holidays, and ALL year long.

Previously, for those who could afford the expense, recuperation period, and... Read more

How Can I Eliminate Wrinkles?

Aug 1st, 2013 In: Anti-Aging
Mary C: I just got the invite to my 25-year high school reunion, and it's just a month away. Where did these wrinkles come from? They make me look like it's been 45 years! Plus, in no time it'll be school time again and seeing other Moms at school events, and I'm not close to ready. Help? And quick?!

Dr. White: Don’t despair! We have a number of quick and easy options to explore for freshening your look for reunion time.

We can eliminate wrinkles quickly with fillers and/or injectables. At Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center we offer a number of both, each targeting specific areas of the face, and depth of the fold. Two great products to achieve full facial rejuvenation are Radiesse and Xeomin: Xeomin eases frown lines between the eyebrows; Radiesse adds volume... Read more

How to Stay Smooth and Firm

Jul 1st, 2013 In: Fat Removal
Tiffany: I’m a runner and a former athlete, and have always taken care of my body and my health. These past few years since college I’ve been seeing unwelcome changes in the shape and appearance of my body. Exercising regularly and eating healthily aren’t working to keep me looking fit anymore, and I’m kind of limited in what I feel comfortable wearing now, too - sometimes I can see the lumps through my clothes. Any advice on how to help smooth and firm my waist and thigh areas, beyond “eat less and exercise more”? Thank you!

Dr. White: For a young person, you are wise beyond your years. Yes, diet and exercise are essential to a healthy lifestyle. And yes, they don’t always go all the way in addressing unwanted fat and... Read more

Undo Your Tattoo Laser Tattoo Removal

Jun 7th, 2013 In: Tattoo Removal
James: I am getting remarried this summer. I need to have the tattoo of my ex-wife's name removed from my arm. Do you have a laser that can remove the tattoo?

Julia: Dr White, I made a terrible mistake and got a tattoo on a dare last week. Now I don't like it and regret getting it. What can I do?

Dr. White: James and Julia, you are not alone. Tattoos are very popular these days, but sometimes your life situation changes, your tattoo doesn't turn out the way you envisioned it, your taste changes, or the tattoo fades and you want to UNDO YOUR TATTOO. I certainly understand why you want to be rid of your tattoo.

Luckily, at Carolina Laser, we own a laser that vaporizes part of the tattoo ink and breaks the rest of the ink into teeny tiny little particles that the... Read more

How Can I Freshen My Skin for Spring

May 1st, 2013 In: Skin Care
Pat R., Pfafftown: My skin looks as gray and dull as the winter landscape! I've heard that using a tanning bed really isn't a good idea, plus I'd like a longer lasting and healthier option. What can you suggest to give my skin a desperately needed and relatively inexpensive pre-spring pick-me-up?

Dr. White: Don't despair, there are many ways to improve the look and health of your skin, though using a tanning bed isn't one of them. Using a tanning bed would actually damage your skin further, leaving you with even less healthy skin.

For healthy ways to freshen your look for Spring, there are a number of both laser and non-laser treatments that are safe, proven, non-surgical, and painless, from chemical peels, to microderm, to laser resurfacing. When you come in for... Read more

Firm Your Body with SmartLipo Triplex Laser Body Sculpting Liposuction

Dec 1st, 2012 In: Fat Removal
Laura B: I’ve decided that this is the year I make sure I get exactly what I want for Christmas, a new and improved me. I’m okay with my weight and size; I’d really just like to firm up what I’ve got. I’ve seen a bunch of new procedures on TV lately, but which ones are really worth the money?

Dr. White: Good for you, you’re doing the research to make an informed decision on the best treatments available for yourself. You’re not alone - firming is probably the biggest sought-after benefit in cosmetic dermatology these days. One of the hottest and most effective treatments available for firming today is SmartLipo TriplexTM LaserBodySculpting.

No matter how strictly some of my patients diet, or exercise, many of them just cannot eliminate... Read more

Winter Skin Care

Nov 21st, 2012 In: Skin Care
Jennifer: Dr. Anne, how do I take care of my skin in the winter months? This time of year my skin gets dry and chapped.

Dr. White: Jennifer, the dry air of winter, both indoors 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 too irritating soaps while bathing. Skin is more healthy when all of the natural oils are not stripped by too aggressive... Read more

How Can I Freshen My Look for the Holidays

Nov 1st, 2012 In: Anti-Aging
Melissa: I can't believe the holidays are almost here! We want to do family photos for our Christmas cards this year, and while I hear the camera adds 10 pounds, I don't think that it will help hide my wrinkles and spotty skin. I need help, and quickly!
Dr. White: The holidays are such a wonderful time; full of good company and food, accompanied by the occasional long lost friend or relative showing up ... armed with cameras!
There are a number of ways to freshen your look for the holidays. Eliminating wrinkles can be quickly and easily done with fillers and/or injectables. We offer a number of both, each targeting specific areas of the face, and depth of the fold. Another plus to these procedures, they work very quickly. Fillers like Radiesse take effect immediately, and injectables... Read more