About Us

Dr. ChoeCarolina Skin and Laser, a division of Carolina Ophthalmology, was formed in early 2008. With the exponential growth of our cosmetic laser and surgical services program, this new division is an extension of the services currently offered through our practice. Dr. Christina Choe, medical director for Carolina Skin and Laser, is an ASOPRS certified oculoplastic surgeon, an elite group of approximately 500 oculoplastic surgeons nationwide. She specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic eyelid and facial plastic surgery, with special interest in cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Her specialized training enables her to treat both functional and cosmetic problems. Dr. Choe trained at the prestigious Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her reputation for quality and compassion is unsurpassed.

Assisting Dr. Choe at Carolina Skin and Laser is our State Board Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Registered Nurse, Vicki Whitaker. Ms. Whitaker is qualified and routinely injects Dysport and facial fillers such as Restylane. She is also experienced in the use of lasers to treat aging and sun-damaged skin, red and brown spots, small vein removal and hair removal. In fact, Ms. Whitaker is a Certified Cutera Laser Specialist.

Ms. WhitakerIn addition, Ms. Whitaker has received special training with the Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care System, a unique prescription brand of skin care products that works at a cellular level to correct hyperpigmentation, improve skin texture, and reduce fine lines. She routinely performs microdermabrasion, a popular procedure that removes the top layer of skin cells leaving the skin smooth and vibrant. Microdermabrasion and Obagi skin care products are utilized as an adjunct to many of our cosmetic treatments to maximize patient results. Ms. Whitaker can also assist patients with our new line of glōminerals™, a pharmaceutical grade of makeup with natural high-pigment minerals and antioxidants.

Ms. Whitaker offers the latest and most up-to-date facial peels including the popular, new Pumpkin Refresher Peel and the Obagi Blue Radiance peel! Click here for a full listing and description of all facial peels.

Are you worried about cost?

We have a solution! Don’t allow finances to come between your dreams of self-improvement. We offer convenient patient financing with interest free terms up to 12 months. Click here for more information! Dr. Choe and Ms. Whitaker are available for consultation by appointment only. Please call 828-693-1773 or 800-624-6575 to schedule your appointment!

Services Offered at Carolina Skin and Laser:

  • Eyelid and Forehead Surgery
  • Laser Facial Rejuvenation
  • BOTOX® Treatments
  • Dysport® Treatments
  • Facial Fillers
  • Facial Resurfacing
  • Cutera Titan Laser
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Hair Removal
  • Obagi Skin Care System
  • glōminerals™ Makeup
  • LATISSE™
  • Convenient Financing
  • Facial Peels

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Cornea

Oculoplastics

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