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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of services are offered at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst?

The Laser Institute of Pinehurst is a MedSpa offering medical as well as spa services. Medical services include:  Laser treatments, skin care consultations, chemical peels, dermaplaning, permanent makeup and injectables (such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Botox and Xeomin)

Spa services include, but are not limited to:  Facials, waxing, makeup massage, microdermabrasion, lash extensions, eyebrow and eyelash tinting.

Whether you are interested in treatments for mature skin, acne, rosacea, facial vessels, hair removal or more, we offer a variety of treatments for men and women and for all your skin care needs.

Our staff can guide you through a selection of skin care products and sunscreens for all types of skin. Product can be purchased in the office and on-line.

What laser treatments are right for me?

There are many lasers on the market today which are excellent for treating a wide variety of skin conditions. These lasers, in properly trained hands, can be used to treat many bothersome and embarrassing problems. At The Laser Institute of Pinehurst there are multiple lasers that can be used to treat Unwanted Hair, Wrinkles, Hyperpigmentation, Sun-Damage, Age Spots, Rosacea, Facial Vessels, Spider Veins, Adult and Teenage Acne, Port Wine Stains, Benign Moles and Psoriasis. We are able to treat these conditions along with many others, safely and with little to no down time. With such a wide variety of lasers available it is important to consult with an experienced skin care specialist who can recommend the right laser and right treatment for you.

Is Botox right for me?

Botox Cosmetic is indicated for the treatment of frown lines between the brows. In addition it is frequently used for forehead lines, crow’s feet and “lipstick lines.”  These wrinkles can make you look tired, stressed and even angry. For a fresher, younger look, Botox may be right for you.
 
Botox is not just for cosmetic use but also for Excessive Sweating.  To avoid embarrassing wetness, it can be used any-where bothersome perspiration is present.

What is a liquid facelift?

If you desire nonsurgical, immediate and natural results to smooth out moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and restore natural contours then fillers may be the perfect answer for you. Also known as “Liquid Face-lifts”. Fillers are used around the mouth, nose, lips and cheekbones.  With just one treatment that is customized and administered by a physician; you’ll get natural-looking results that can last up to one year or more.
 
Your well-being is of utmost importance to everyone here at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst. To alleviate any pain during your filler treatment, topical and injectable anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort.

All it takes is a complimentary consultation to begin your journey today to regain your radiant and confident appearance.

What are questions that I should ask when choosing a Med-Spa and laser treatment facility?

  1. Who will perform the laser treatment?
  2. Only physicians and supervised certified medical professionals should be performing laser treatments.

  3. What are the qualifications and experience of the person performing the treatment?
  4. Qualified technicians should have completed laser training courses which have covered physics, laser safety and indications for laser treatments. In addition, laser technicians should have undergone a period of direct supervision by a physician during their extensive laser training.

  5. How long has the center been in business?
  6. The amount of time the center has been in business is a reflection of its commitment and dedication to its patients and community. In general, businesses that have survived 5 – 6 years or longer in one location have proven themselves to their community and the community has had time to evaluate that business.

Visit the center, meet with the physician and staff, and after your tour of the facility, ask yourself:
  1. Am I comfortable with the physician and staff?
  2. Was the staff friendly, professional and confident?
  3. Were my medical questions answered in a way that was easy to understand?
  4. Was the facility neat and clean?
  5. And again, am I comfortable here?

Is laser treatment affordable?

The cost of the procedures is affordable and can be tailored to most any budget. The cost of the procedures is important but should not be the final deciding factor in your choice of laser centers.

Are laser treatments painful?

Laser treatments can be performed with minimal to no pain. Discomfort varies from person to person. Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with certain procedures and therefore we offer a topical anesthetic that is applied under the supervision of a physician.

What should I do to maintain the health of my skin?

At The Laser Institute of Pinehurst we are firm believers that skin care products and home maintenance regimens are the foundation of a healthy complexion. In general, one should have a non-drying cleanser, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, Alpha-hydroxy acids and sunscreen as part of their daily skin care routine. 

Scheduling regular facials with a medically supervised, experienced aesthetician will not only provide you with extensive cleansing but also provide you with guidance as to what procedures you should have in the future.
 
Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mineral make-up, Laser Facials and Photo-facials can all be part of a maintenance program for your skin.

How can I learn more about laser treatments, injectables, and skin care?

For our patients we offer our monthly “Lunch and Learn“.   On the first Wednesday of every month, a staff member presents a skin care, laser or injectable topic and lunch is served. Guests are given the opportunity to ask questions, sample products, learn about procedures that they may be interested in and in addition hear about all we have to offer. Topics are scheduled up to 6 months in advance so patients can plan what days they would like to attend.

At The Laser Institute of Pinehurst we are firm believers in educating our staff and our patients. Not only do our patients enjoy regular educational classes but so does the staff. Our staff is required to attend industry seminars and attend regular classes throughout the year.  Training is on-going here and seminars are scheduled through-out the month at our facility.

Patients can also obtain information on the following websites:

www.aslms.org
www.botox.com
www.latisse.com
www.juvederm.com
www.radiesse.com
www.xeomin.com

For more information on what procedures are right for you, 
Contact The Laser Institute of Pinehurst to schedule your No-Obligation Consultation.

910-295-1130

Ofelia Melley, M.D.

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The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, 80 Aviemore Court Suite A
Pinehurst, NC 28374 Phone: 910-295-1130






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The Laser Institute of Pinehurst is located in Pinehurst serving Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Sanford, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Troy, Carthage, Cary, Vass and Raeford. A full service Medical Spa with Dermal injectables including Botox and Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Belotero and Radiesse. Advanced injections include Kybella for fat under the chin. Skin Care for all skin types, Professional Mineral Make-up and Permanent Make-up. Laser Treatments for aged skin, facial vessels, acne, rosacea, sun damage, hair removal, tattoo removal, melasma, fat reduction and body contouring are some of the treatments offered. Hydrafacials, Micro-needling, Waxing, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning are also offered. Products include Biopelle, Boiron, CosMedix, Results Rx, Cosmedix Elite, Clarisonic, Jan Marini, Neova, Obagi, Latisse and Osmosis.
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