Conveniently located in the comfort and trusted environment of our practice, Physicians for Women MedSpa & Laser Center offers a variety of services including laser hair removal, customized facials, acne treatment, medical grade chemical peels and more. We invite you to call us at 336-273-3661 schedule your consultation today.
Annie’s struggle with her own skin led her to a career in esthetics. Before joining our team, she spent five years at the Duke Aesthetic Center, where she became a certified acne specialist and skilled laser technician. Continuing education is a priority for Annie, so she attends numerous annual training sessions. Her goal is to help each patient achieve healthy skin. She does this by educating them on the importance of home care and creating a customized treatment plan to best meet their needs. Every face is different, and Annie believes that a one size fits all approach does not work when it comes to skin care. Each patient starts with a thorough skin consultation where lifestyle and overall health are taken into consideration. As a skilled makeup artist for many years, Annie can also help each patient make educated decisions about cosmetics that will enhance the work done in the treatment room. During her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with her husband and son and traveling with her best friend and fellow esthetician.
Annie meets with each patient for a comprehensive skincare consultation to assess and discuss their skin’s condition, goals, and needs. She will develop a customized treatment plan and skincare regimen, taking into account patients’ lifestyle, medication, and sun exposure.
Annie meets with each patient to learn their individual skin care needs. The appointment lasts approximately 90 minutes. Each consult starts with a medical history detailing all past acne treatments, modalities, and any medications used to alleviate breakouts. She educates patients by discussing lifestyle choices, medications, and ingredients that contribute to breakouts. Sensitivity testing with our active products will be performed in-office to be sure there are no allergies or sensitivities before starting the at-home portion of the program. Patients leave with a detailed at-home care regimen tailored to severity of acne, acne type, and skin tolerance. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to adjust home care and/or do an acne treatment in the office.
Patients meet with Annie to adjust their at-home regimen and check in before doing a customized acne treatment. This professional-strength treatment helps heal existing acne lesions. At each treatment, she will cleanse, tone, use a chemical or enzyme exfoliant, and perform extractions. These treatments allow her to treat existing acne without the use of harsh medications. Unlike a lot of temporary fixes, this will help maintain a long-term solution to breakouts.
Breakouts are not limited to the face. Neither are our treatments. This deep-cleansing treatment can be done on the back, shoulders, or chest. Each treatment includes extractions and a chemical peel or enzyme treatment to address breakouts.
All of Annie’s facials feature the beauty and relaxation of a spa facial with the technical precision of an advanced skin care procedure. After a detailed skin analysis, each facial is tailored to the client’s skin needs and skin type. The goal is to leave with skin that looks and feels healthy. Each facial includes a gentle cleanse, a manual exfoliation, and extractions if needed. Each session ends with a mask of Annie’s choice and a hand and arm massage.
Chemical peels provide a mild chemical exfoliation. The high acidity dissolves and eradicates dead skin cells leaving the skin with a beautiful glow. Chemical peels are safe for all skin types and require little-to-no downtime. A consultation is required prior to the chemical peel to ensure the appropriate peel is selected based upon the condition a patient is looking to treat. Results are best when done in a series.
Microneedling/Collagen Induction Therapy-Medical needling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face as well as scarring on the face and body. This collagen induction method is based on the discovery that repeated puncturing of the skin’s surface with fine needles will stimulate our body’s natural collagen and elastin production by triggering a wound healing response. Proper skin preparation before, during and after this treatment is the key to achieving desired results. A consultation is required prior to booking a treatment.
This provides a full spectrum of treatment options for patients wanting correction of uneven pigmentation from sun damage, freckles and diffuse redness/broken capillaries. Each photofacial will emit a pulse of light that is delivered through a cool hand piece. The light is absorbed by the hyper pigmented lesions and the blood in the broken vessels and it is converted to heat. Due to the many wavelengths in each pulsed light, pigment can be destroyed without using excessive amounts of heat. Our body hand piece allows for treatment of neck, chest, arms, etc. Proper skin preparation is the key to maintaining the integrity of the skin before, during and after this treatment. A consultation is required prior to booking a treatment.
Optimized light technology is used for permanent hair reduction on most skin types. The large spot size of the laser hand piece can quickly cover larger areas such as the back, legs, and chest as well as smaller, more concentrated areas. It beams highly concentrated light into the follicles. The pigment in the follicle absorbs the light and that reduces hair. Since the treatment only targets hair in the active phase of growth, multiple sessions are required to achieve long-term results.
When the skin has been stretched too far or too fast, unsightly lines can appear. This is often seen during puberty, after a delivery, or with weight fluctuation. See Microneedling/Collagen Induction Therapy.
This treatment is most effective when the stretch marks are 6 months-1 year old.
Scars can occur from minor injuries to the skin to major surgical procedures such as abdominal surgeries or cesarean sections. See Microneedling/Collagen Induction Therapy.
We cannot treat keloid scarring.
Skin rejuvenation is a nonsurgical laser treatment that can improve your skin’s appearance by clearing many undesirable skin imperfections on your face and body. A fractional laser can address the appearance of brown spots, sun damage, vessels, and fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your clearer skin looking healthy and refreshed. Treatment plans are individualized based on condition and severity and will need to be coupled with an at home skin regimen.
SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, and outer thighs. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients close to their goal weight that need help with stubborn fat.