This Fall: take care of your sun damage! Did you get a little too much sun this summer? Are you suddenly noticing brown spots or sun spots that you swear weren’t there in May? We can help! We have not only topical products that can help; we have a wide variety of lasers treatments. Laser Read More →

Get the upper hand on acne – tackle the clogged pores All acne lesions start with what is called the micro-comedome which goes on to be a comedome or clogged pore. Comedomes form from upper skin cell layers sticking together and not sloughing off, thus blocking the pore and causing build up of oil and Read More →

MYTH: Tanning at a salon is safer than tanning outdoors — it’s a controlled dose of UV radiation. FACT: When compared to people who have never tanned indoors, indoor tanners have a higher risk of all forms of skin cancer. A controlled dose of tanning lamp radiation is a high dose: Frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive Read More →

I am asked all the time – by friends, family, patients, doctors, the dry cleaning lady, the person I just met at a wine tasting – about ways to tighten the skin without surgery. I finally have some great news for all interested parties – non-surgical skin tightening has come of age! Over the years, Read More →


Scooter & Lucy say “Let Freedom Ring!” PRODUCT OF THE MONTH All Growth Factors 15% off Skin Medica TNS & Neo Cutis Products Check out these products with growth factors that have won media recognition! July Specials Skin tightening procedures… downtime, no healing time! Take 10% off ALL skin tightening procedures Take 20% off Thermage Read More →

Did you know that one in five Americans will get skin cancer and there are 1.3 million new cases of skin cancer per year? Also, melanoma risk has doubled in the last 10 years.  Shocking to hear, isn’t it? More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. Yet, surprisingly, less than a Read More →


Sun protection for your skin is much more than just using a sun block lotion. Sun protection should also include sun protective clothing and hats, seeking shade and avoiding sun during the peak hours of the day. I often get crazy looks when I suggest wearing long sleeves in the sun but there are great Read More →

I am Beverly Britnell, Billing Specialist and Front Office Staff, and I was so moved by a recent personal experience that I wanted to share it with our readers. Last week my 76 year old mother fell and was taken to Presbyterian Main emergency room where it was determined that her injured hip was only Read More →

Happy, Happy, Happy Spring! From Charlotte Skin & Laser Staff, oh and Lucy & Scooter, too! News/Specials April is Rosacea Awareness Month What is Rosacea? It is a chronic skin disorder that causes an appearance of redness or blush-like appearance usually on the cheeks, chin, nose or forehead.   It can progress to bumps, pimples, broken Read More →


Scooter: It was wonderful having you photograph me but I was too busy modeling to hear much about you. Can you tell me a little about yourself? Sarah: Well, that is totally fine because the session is all about YOU! As you know, I’m a local pet photographer. I’m obsessed with animals, sunlight, warmth and Read More →


I have always had to wear antiperspirant/deodorant. Always. When getting dressed in the morning I have to think about what I am doing that day, what is the weather like out, etc.  If I have a busy day, a stressful day or it is really hot out; I know I need to wear black or Read More →


I know we’ve all done it.  We’ve all been so tired that we have fallen asleep with our makeup on. But it is not ok! If you are still looking for a few more resolutions for 2013, add this to your list. Washing your face removes dirt, oil, makeup, sunscreen and dead skin cells to Read More →

Do you have spider veins that drive you crazy in the spring and summer time? Do you find yourself wanting to cover up your legs?  Well now is the time to take care of it! Don’t wait until spring or summer is already here.  Dr. Rostan can treat your spider veins, but results aren’t immediate Read More →