A Better Way to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles


If you’re one of many Americans frustrated by the effects of aging on your skin, the good news is there’s something you can do about it. Pellevé® is a quick, 30- to 60-minute, noninvasive treatment option that can be performed in office, feels a lot like a warm massage and effectively regenerates collagen for smoother skin. This wrinkle-reducing treatment option offers a safe and effective way to achieve the smoother, firmer, tighter skin you’ve dreamed of having again!

Highlights of This FDA-Approved Wrinkle-Reducing Treatment

  • Pellevé® is an in-office treatment that takes less than an hour to complete.
  • It’s comfortable, quick and requires no downtime
  • Pellevé® works by heating the skin through radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen growth.
  • It creates visible results that begin to be noticeable immediately.

How Pellevé® Works

Each treatment delivers radiofrequency energy deep into the layers of the skin, heating the area enough to affect the place where skin and fat come together. This heating signals to the body that it needs new collagen production. The growth of new collagen continues over time, gradually smoothing and tightening the look of the skin.

To learn more about experiencing the warm, massaging Pellevé® treatment and its immediate results, contact us today!

Posted in Wrinkle Reduction

The Leading Solution for Tattoo Removal and Skin Revitilization


Introducing Tattoo Tuesdays & Tattoo Thursdays

Take 25% off any package of 5 Tattoo Removals when purchasing the package in advance. No other discounts apply. Treatments must be performed on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Do any of these descriptions sound like you?

  • You regret getting your tattoo.
  • You would love to remove your tattoo, but some dark colors have been hard to target with treatments.
  • You have frustrating age spots you wish you could remove.
  • You wish your skin could look younger and healthier again.

If so, you’re not alone. As many as one in five people regret their tattoos, believe it or not! Many other patients have the exact same frustrations you do—whether it’s about old tattoos they no longer want or the effects of aging they wish they could change. That’s why we’re pleased to offer PicoSure™ treatments. PicoSure™ is the only picosecond aesthetic laser on the market, used for both skin revitalization and tattoo removal.

Highlights of PicoSure for Tattoo Removal

  • PicoSure is the most advanced laser treatment available for removing unwanted tattoos and pigmentation.
  • It’s a quick, in-office treatment that targets unwanted ink or age spots.
  • Its unique picosecond technology means faster results, improved recovery time and fewer treatments for your tattoo removal.

How PicoSure Works

In PicoSure treatments, ultra-short pulses of lasers hit the target area with powerful pressure that disrupts the ink or pigmentation. Your tattoo or age spot breaks up into tiny, dust-like particles—so tiny, in fact, that they’re easily reabsorbed into the body and eliminated through normal elimination channels. As a result, your skin’s appearance changes, gradually returning to its normal look over time.

To learn more about PicoSure treatments and how they could work for you, contact us today!

Posted in PicoSure Laser, Tattoo Removal

Reduce Chin Fat with This FDA-Approved Injectable


Join us on September 16, 2016 for an informative “Lunch and Learn” on Kybella and what it can do for you. Call today to reserve your spot.

Is there anything more frustrating than stubborn chin fat? When you’re dealing with a big more chin fullness than you’d like, it can definitely feel like the answer is no. Believe it or not, though, you’re not alone—more than half of people are bothered by the fat beneath their chin, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

That’s why you will be glad to know there’s an FDA-approved treatment option for restoring your profile. Whether you’re had a double chin all your life or have recently developed extra fat in this region, Kybella® is an injectable that may help.

Highlights of Kybella®

  • It’s the first-of-its-kind treatment for chin fat, designed to destroy the fat cells under the chin.
  • Each treatment takes just 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
  • Kybella® destroys fat cells in order to smooth out and shrink your chin area.
  • Kybella® is a prescription medicine used to target moderate to severe fat below the chin.

How Kybella® Works

Like other injections, Kybella® is a substance that gets injected into the skin. In this case, the substance being injected is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a molecule naturally found in the body and used to break down and absorb fat. Kybella® destroys fat cells in a way that reduces the fullness of the area beneath the chin.

To learn more about targeting your chin area with Kybella®, contact us today!

Posted in Specials and Events

10 Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy can unquestionably relax your mind and body, but here are some other reasons to consider Massage Therapy:

10 Benefits of Massage Therapy

  1. Relieves Stress
  2. Boosts Immunity
  3. Reduces Anxiety
  4. Reduces Muscle Tension and Pain
  5. Improves Posture
  6. Increases Circulation
  7. Improves Range of Motion
  8. Normalizes Blood Pressure
  9. Eases Symptoms of Depression
  10. Relaxation

Growing bodies of research support how regular Massage Therapy treatments are even better for you than you think.

*Stephanie Rodriguez is our Licensed Massage Therapist who is trained to perform Myofascial Release, Swedish, Hot Stone, Prenatal, and Sports Massage. Contact The Laser Institute of Pinehurst to book your appointment.

Posted in Massage Therapy

Can my skin absorb all these products?


When applying my skin products at night/morning, and I’m applying like 5 different things… how in the world can by skin absorb the entire product? And what order is best?

Our skin does not absorb all the products that we apply. (Gasp) Depending on the size and chemical properties of the ingredients two things can happen. If the ingredients are small and permeable they will be taken in by the skin and delivered to the skin cell. Or, the product ingredients are too large to be taken into the skin which in turn they go between the skin cell and have a “reservoir effect” and in time will absorb into the skin. This is why it is very important to invest in your skin care products and skin care professional.

In applying several products at night it is my recommendation that you think thinnest to thickest. Start with your toner, eye cream, then your serums, then correctives (i.e. retinol) and finish with your moisturizer.


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Be Colorful with TRUE Isaac Mizrahi Makeup

Isaac Mizrahi Makeup

The name Isaac Mizrahi has been synonymous with fashion for almost 30 years, and now Isaac is bringing his love of color to the makeup world.  True cosmetics has the license to develop, manufacture and distribute under the TRUE Isaac Mizrahi label.

If you were a fan of BeingTRUE cosmetics, you most certainly will be pleased with TRUE Isaac Mizrahi. Some foundation shades from BeingTRUE are still being produced, but under different names. Your skin care professional can let you know if your favorite is still offered.

Isaac states, “For so many years I have been looking at the whole subject of cosmetics and planning and plotting my entry into it. This collection is chock full of fresh, new colors.”

TRUE Isaac Mizrahi was created by estheticians, making it the only cosmetic brand that combines spa quality and designer creativity. Isaac’s desire is to make women feel beautiful and confident. All the products are cruelty free.

See the collection at http://bit.ly/1KEKvUG.

Posted in Makeup, TRUE Isaac Mizrahi Makeup

A look back at 2014

A loot back at 2014

2014 was another great year.  We thank all of our valued patients for their continuing support of our practice.

Here’s a quick recap of some of the year’s highlights:

  • We now offer tattoo removal with the PicoSure Laser. PicoSure delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to shatter tattoo ink resulting in greater clearance faster, in fewer treatments with improved recovery.
  • TRUE Mineral Makeup is no longer, but True Isaac Mizrahi makeup is now here. Many colors have carried over and we know you will love the new look.
  • The facial to the “stars”; the HydraFacial, has been added to our services. It’s a resurfacing procedure that thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration.
  • Baby Foot Exfoliating Foot Peel has been flying off the shelves. It removes unwanted dead skin cells from your feet and is so simple to use.
  • Voluma XC, the first dermal filler to be approved by the FDA to restore volume to the mid-cheek area is now being offered.
  • The Clarisonic Smart Profile and Pedi Clarisonic have been added to the skin cleansing collection.
  • SkinPen treatments are now being offered. SkinPen is a skin rejuvenation treatment that improves fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and more.
  • Laura was working part time, and now is full time as the Director of Human Resources.
  • Our hours of operation have grown
    • Gina, our permanent makeup artist and laser technician, has added another day to her work schedule to meet the growing demand for her services.
    • Amber added Mondays to her esthetician schedule and is accommodating everyone’s busy needs.
    • Our hours have expanded to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

We look forward to bringing you more services and products in 2015.

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Feet as Soft as a Baby!

Let me tell you how my day started. At precisely 6:22 a.m. I receive a text, and what do I see?  A foot, not just any foot, but the bottom of a foot with skin sloughing off, in fact, it looks like the better part of the heel is going to be MIA.  Next, I receive another text; appears to be the same foot, not as much flaking and, may I dare say, this foot is actually looking pretty.  I receive a third, this with a foot that is smooth and youthful looking.  Am I curious why I’m receiving these foot alerts?  Absolutely, but I patiently wait for an explanation.

The phone rings, and Stephanie begins with, “I’ve got to tell you about Dean’s feet!”  I have no time to reply as Stephanie continues in her ever so enthusiastic Southern drawl telling me all about her husband’s feet.  “I sent you the photos because I didn’t know if you would believe the peel we got from Baby Foot.  You’ve got to get Tom to try this exfoliator, it’s amazing!”

Baby Foot

Stephanie so loved the results of an all-natural product called Baby Foot to exfoliate her feet that she convinced her husband to try it.  Dean, who would never feel comfortable receiving a pedicure, was fine with putting his feet in “baggies with lotion” for an hour while drinking some wine and watching football.  The “lotion” contains a formula of 17 types of natural extracts. Dean was pleasantly surprised that his feet were not uncomfortable during the hour long process and afterwards, just rinsed the product off in the bathtub.

It took 7 days, but on that 7th day, the peeling began!  Dean’s feet peeled for a total of 2 weeks, he made certain not to peel the skin off and let the exfoliation occur naturally.  He wore socks all the time, even to bed.  The results, according to Dean and Stephanie, are so worth the peeling.  As well as the bottom of the feet being softer, Dean’s cuticles and top of the feet are soft, and as a bonus, the process has helped to alleviate foot odor.

After Stephanie’s in depth account of the “Baby Foot Experience”, I know what my family will be receiving in their stockings this year!


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3 Days of Amazing Savings

It’s that time of year where we have amazing specials for you!  Save on facials, gift cards, your favorite skin care – online and at our office.  We’re celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday AND Cyber Monday! Remember to Shop Small Saturday and check out all the amazing merchants who live and work in your very own community. Here’s to the start of a wonderful holiday season!

BLACK FRIDAY SALESave BIG on Shop Small Saturday!Cyber Monday!

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Hollywood Eyes

I had not seen Stephanie for a few months, and I have to tell you, right away I noticed her eyelashes.  They were so much fuller and longer I knew she was either using Latisse or had false lashes.  Not one to beat around the bush, I immediately asked what was the cause of those gorgeous lashes.  “Latisse!” she exclaimed, “aren’t they fabulous!”   Now I was kicking myself for not faithfully using the product and making that a part of my beauty regimen.

Here’s a recap of my quick-fire conversation with Stephanie.


Stephanie before using Latisse and at 4 Months

How long did it take to see an actual change in your lashes?

“I really started noticing the results at 8 or 9 weeks.  I had to keep telling myself it would be worth it and to be patient.”

Did you have any negative side effects?

“Latisse is a prescription and Dr. Melley went over the possible side effects with me. Some people may experience skin darkening around the eyes as well as eyes becoming itchy and red.  I have a little bit of reddening on my eyelids where I apply the solution.  It’s easily covered up with my makeup and not very noticeable, I will definitely take a little bit of redness to have my lashes look like they do.”

Will you keep on using Latisse?

“Absolutely.  Once I’ve had these results I would never want to go back to the way my lashes looked before, and if you do stop using Latisse eventually your lashes will look the way they did prior to using the product.  One nice thing is now that I have my lashes looking the way I like, I don’t use the product every night and that helps it to last longer.”

Any advice for someone thinking about trying Latisse?

“I’d say go for it!  Be patient and get into a routine of applying Latisse, everyone is different, but my side effect of a little redness is well worth the end results.  And, be prepared for compliments – I was just told I have “Hollywood Eyes”, I love it!”

Posted in Eyelashes, Latisse