Reclaim your skin with Tempsure

Skin Rejuvenation Pinehurst NC

As we get older, the natural collagen in our skin begins to dissipate which can lead to forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging skin and cellulite. Cellulite can persist through proper diet and exercise and have us thinking twice before choosing to wear more skin revealing clothing once the hot days of summer arrive. Along with sagging skin and cellulite, various signs of aging can also be seen around the eyes. Your eyes show more than just emotion when fine lines and wrinkles effect the delicate skin surrounding them. These factors can make us look and feel older than we actually are. Fortunately, Dr. Melley offers safe, non-surgical options for skin tightening to help you have the confidence you deserve!

Tempsure Envi, which was FDA cleared last year, uses radiofrequency energy to safely heat the skin in order to trigger the body’s natural collagen production process. Growth factors and synthesized collagen can improve overall skin appearance and firmness as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as one treatment. Tempsure Envi affects the nerves differently than other skin tightening processes so patients will be able to feel a warming sensation on the treatment area during the process without having to worry about discomfort. A protective gel is applied before the procedure and Tempsure Envi’s temperature sensor maintains a comfortable and safe temperature, so patients can rest easy as they rejuvenate their look.

Depending on the area being treated, appointments can take less than an hour and require zero downtime. With Tempsure Envi you can receive a non-surgical facelift or tackle unsightly thigh dimples on your lunch break. Within a few days following the procedure, patients may notice a reduction in wrinkles. Growth factors and collagen continue to be produced and the skin’s overall appearance continues to improve. For some patients, results can be seen in one visit, however, 4-6 treatments spaced a few weeks apart are recommended. Dr. Melley will determine how many treatments are ideal for your overall skin needs.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Melley to see if you are a good candidate for Tempsure Envi. The experts at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst can tailor a skin rejuvenation program that suits your schedule as well as your aesthetic goals. Learn more about how laser treatments can benefit you and help you achieve younger looking skin at or call 910-295-1130 today to schedule your consultation!

Sculpt a new you with SculpSure

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For many people, the toughest part of weight loss is getting rid of the stubborn pockets of fat that seem to hang on regardless of diet and exercise. These areas of fat may come in the form of a double chin (submental fat), love handles, or excess fat on the inner or outer thighs and abdomen. Fortunately, Dr. Melley offers non-surgical fat reduction options at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst.

SculpSure is an FDA cleared, non-invasive body contouring procedure that uses specific laser energy wavelengths to target fat under the chin (submental), thighs, abdomen, and back in just 25 minutes per session. During the procedure, SculpSure heats the targeted fat cells to a temperature that damages the integrity of the cell walls without negatively affecting the skin’s surface.

Afterward, the body’s lymphatic system naturally eliminates the damaged fat cells which prevents them from returning. Treatments are easy and require no downtime. Patients can return to their daily routine immediately following treatment. While results may vary from patient to patient, a change can usually be seen in as little as six weeks with optimal results being seen after 12 weeks. As the body continues to process the unwanted fat cells, you will notice a more sculpted appearance.

Patients require 2- 3 treatments to achieve maximum results. Dr Melley and her staff will be able to help you determine how many treatments will be necessary to reach your aesthetic goals. The best candidates for SculpSure are individuals not looking for a replacement to diet and exercise and who are willing to still maintain an active lifestyle. Dr. Melley offers a customized weight loss program, including personalized medical counseling.

The caring staff at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst will monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments so that you can achieve your weight loss goals. Learn more about which weight loss program is right for you at or call 910-295-1130 today to schedule your consultation!

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your 2019 Look

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With a new year comes the sense of a new you and a clean slate. Resolutions can help you stay on track with fitness, skin care, and wellness as well as give you goals to strive towards in 2019. Here are five great ways to refresh yourself this year:

  1. Proper skin care
  2. Skin revitalization with PicoSure
  3. Our 30 day wellness challenge
  4. Tattoo removal or tattoo fading
  5. Laser hair removal to avoid the hassle of shaving
1. Proper Skin Care

Proper skin care is one of the most important parts of maintaining great looking skin. At the Laser Institute of Pinehurst, Dr. Melley suggests these “must-haves” for maintaining healthy skin:

  • A gentle cleanser for your skin type
  • Topical Vitamin A
  • Alpha-Hydroxy acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Sunscreen (one that protects against UVA and UVB waves)

Depending on your skin type, you may want to rinse your face with warm water or use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt and bacteria. Topical vitamin A, or retinoids, can help combat the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful rays and photoaging.  Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs as they are more commonly referred to, can firm and brighten skin and improve overall tone by working to reconstruct collagen and elastin. In addition, they help exfoliate dead skin cells. Antioxidants, which you can get from fruits, vegetables and some grains, can protect against sunburns as well as help fight the signs of aging. Antioxidants help fight free radicals, which may contribute to certain diseases if the body cannot mitigate them.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen!

The sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays are linked to wrinkles, premature aging and skin cancers. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you apply sunscreen before spending time outside and reapply throughout the day if you plan to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. In addition, you can help protect the delicate skin of your eyes with sunglasses and hats, which help block the sun.

2. Skin Revitalization with PicoSure

In addition to proper skin care, maintaining a healthy glow and smooth skin can boost your confidence in 2019. PicoSure is a state of the art laser skin rejuvenation treatment that can remove unwanted age spots, acne scars and reduce wrinkles with minimal downtime. PicoSure is a safe, non-invasive procedure.

3. Take Our 30 Day Wellness Challenge!

Proper hydration promotes healthy skin and aides in digestion. For 30 days, challenge yourself to drink an adequate amount of water daily. To find out how many ounces of water you should be intaking weigh yourself in pounds and divide that number by 2. This will give you the number of ounces of water you should be drinking a day. Remember that exercise and other factors will impact your water intake needs. For 30 days, take a multi-vitamin and monitor how the combination of water and supplements has positively impacted your wellness and skin.

4. Tattoo Removal

Over time, tattoos can settle and fade, making the pigments appear dull and blurry. Many people regret tattoos they had done many years ago and may choose to have them removed. Fortunately, PicoSure is the leading choice for unwanted tattoo removal. This device uses energy delivered in trillionths of a second to break up tattoo pigments which keeps the skin safe from damage and the patient more comfortable.

5. Laser Hair Removal

Shaving can be a hassle. Unsightly razor bumps and ingrown hairs are always a risk if you shave often. Laser hair removal can thin, reduce and even completely remove unwanted body hair. The expert staff at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst are trained to use a variety of machines for laser hair removal.

Body Contouring for Stubborn Areas of Fat Including the Submental Chin Area

The popularity of non-invasive body contouring procedures has been on the rise since the mid-2000s and the demand is expected to grow over 15% in the next few years. Stubborn pockets of fat around the waist and submental fat under the chin, commonly referred to as the double chin, are frequently resistant to both diet and exercise. This makes achieving your desired weight loss goals a challenge. However, with SculpSure treatments Dr. Melley can help give patients the results they desire without the risks of surgery, scarring or lengthy recovery time.

Both non-invasive and minimally-invasive body contouring techniques can be applied to many different areas of the body. Non-invasive body contouring can supplement your weight loss goals by minimizing love handles, slimming your lower abdomen and shrinking the submental fat under your chin with little to no down time. The versatility of SculpSure means that it can treat multiple areas of the body and can help many patients.

As the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis, SculpSure offers a quick and comfortable way to achieve a more sculpted body. SculpSure’s customizable applicators allow for treatment of the inner and outer thighs, waist, back, abdomen and under the chin for natural looking results.

SculpSure’s laser technology heats the fat cells to a temperature that damages the cell structure and causes them to be reabsorbed into the body while leaving the skin and other non-fat cells unharmed. SculpSure uses Contact Cooling technology to keep patients comfortable as they are being treated. Typically one area can be treated in less than 25 minutes, however, treatment times may vary on an individual basis. The majority of patients are able to see results after 12 weeks, but some see results in as little as 6 weeks.

While SculpSure does not replace a healthy diet and active lifestyle, it targets stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. If you are currently trying to lose weight, The Laser Institute of Pinehurst offers a customized weight loss program that includes personal medical counseling from skilled providers. Caring staff will monitor your progress and make the necessary adjustments that will allow you to best achieve your short and long-term goals. Learn more about which weight loss program is right for you at or call 910-295-1130 today to schedule your consultation!

Your Ideal, Healthy Weight and How to Calculate It

The first step in a weight loss journey is setting goals for yourself. This will help keep you focused and give you reasons to celebrate as you reach each goal. It is important to understand that healthy weight is different for each individual person and must be calculated with multiple factors in mind including age, gender, muscle mass, bone structure, etc.

According to the Surgeon General, you can find your ideal weight by using a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator or chart (featured below). Based on the BMI index, underweight = <18.5, normal weight = 18.5-24.9, overweight = 25-29.9, and obesity = BMI of 30 or greater.

After you’ve calculated your BMI and set your healthy weight goal it is time to start planning. If you are overweight, losing 10% of your body weight can improve your health overall. Losing weight gradually is the healthiest option as well as the most effective in terms of long term goals. It is recommended to stay in the range of losing ½ pound to 2 pounds a week.

Sometimes, in a weight loss journey, you can greatly benefit from having help. At the Laser Institute of Pinehurst, we offer a customized weight loss program that includes personal medical counseling from our providers. We will monitor your progress and make the necessary adjustments that will allow you to best achieve your short and long term goals. Learn more about the weight loss programs we offer at or call our office at 910-920-9410 today to schedule your complimentary consultation!

Target Stubborn Fat on Your Flanks or Abs with SculpSure

SculpSure LogoEven with diet and exercise, some parts of the body are notoriously hard to slim down—especially the flanks and the abs. So when you’re having a hard time eliminating all areas of fat, think of SculpSure as your secret weapon.

What Is SculpSure?
A noninvasive, nonsurgical, body-contouring laser treatment that relies on controlled, light-based technology, SculpSure is an effective way to sculpt and shape fatty areas on the stomach or the flanks. It has been shown to get patients results in as little as 12 weeks—or, in some cases, even six weeks—trimming away excess fat to unveil a leaner, trimmer appearance.

How Does It Work?
Through short, 25 minute treatment sessions, with minimal discomfort that feel like a warm yet cooling sensation on your skin, SculpSure damages fat cells in such a way as to force the body to eliminate them over time. It heats these cells beneath the skin, without damage to the skin’s surface in any way. The body naturally responds by processing these damaged cells away and out of the body, leaving behind a leaner, more sculpted appearance at the treatment location.

Is There Downtime Involved?
After each SculpSure treatment, you are free to resume daily activities right away. While you may see results in just six to twelve weeks, you will likely need multiple treatments to achieve the best results.

SculpSure Treatments at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst
When you’re ready to learn more about the effective SculpSure treatments we offer at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, all you have to do is get in touch with our team. We’ll be glad to talk about your specific situation and develop a customized treatment plan catered to you.

Get in touch today to learn more!