Carolina Skin and Laser

About Us

Dr. Choe examining PatientCarolina 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 Registered Nurse and NC State Board Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Vicki Whitaker. Ms. Whitaker is also a Certified Cutera/Lumenis Laser Specialist. She has been a laser specialist for many years with experience in treating sun-damaged skin, acne, broken veins on the face and unwanted hair. She is also qualified to inject Botox®, Dysport® and facial fillers such as Restylane®. Convenient financing is offered through Care Credit.

Ms Whitaker Smiling with MachinaryIn addition, Ms. Whitaker has received special training with the Obagi Medical 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. Chemical peels and Obagi skin care products are utilized as an adjunct to many of our cosmetic treatments to maximize patient results. To see a few examples of our facial treatments, click here.

Services Offered at Carolina Skin and Laser:

  • Eyelid and Forehead Surgery (Dr. Choe, MD)
  • Lumenis® CO2 Active/ DeepFX™ ablative facial resurfacing (not full face – Dr. Choe)
  • BOTOX® and Dysport® treatments (MD, RN)
  • Facial fillers (MD, RN)
  • Non-ablative facial resurfacing – Lumenis® ResurFX™ (RN)
  • IPL photo rejuvenation laser & IPL dry eye laser treatment (RN)
  • Hair removal (RN)
  • Obagi Skin Care System (RN)
  • Facial peels (RN)
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Carolina Skin & Laser