Laser Skin Care, P.L.L.C.,in Gastonia, NC, provides medically supervised laser procedures, skin rejuvenation procedures, free skin cancer screening, allergy treatment, and more.
Charles H. Hutchins, M.D., a triple board-certified physician with over three decades of experience, performs SmartLipo® tumescent liposuction, cosmetic surgery, skin cancer surgery, and many other medical and surgical procedures.
Dr. Hutchins and his highly-trained staff perform laser removalof tattoos, hair, spider veins, rosacea, vascular lesions (hemangiomas and port wine stains), freckles, and sun spots.
Laser skin rejuvenation procedures include Titan (for sagging skin), Laser Genesis, Photo Genesis, laser facials, Photofacials, minimally ablative facial resurfacing (fractional and Pearl), microdermabrasion, and Vitalize Peels®.
We also provide BOTOX® and Juvederm® injections.
Our seven state-of-the-art on-site lasers include two Cutera® XEO lasers, two Medlite® lasers, a Candela™ Alexandrite, a Cynosure Smartlipo laser, and a Lumenis CO2 laser.
Professional skin care products include LATISSE® for eyelashes, Obagi® Medical, Clinique® Medical, eltaMD™, Clarisonic®, and gloMinerals™.
In addition, our in-office Allergy and Immunology Clinic performs titration skin testing to develop a treatment vaccine specifically formulated for you. Specific immunotherapy ensures that you are receiving only the dose you need.
Skin cancer, which is becoming more and more common, often begins in a mole. If you have new moles, or any moles that are enlarging or changing in appearance, please come in to have them checked and removed before a problem develops. We provide free skin cancer screening for all patients.
Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. It is important to remember that your doctor does not necessarily think you have cancer if he suggests a screening test. Screening tests are given when you have no cancer symptoms. If a screening test result is abnormal, you may need to have more tests done to find out if you have cancer.
In his three decades of experience, Dr. Charles Hutchins has developed techniques for removing moles and certain skin cancers without stitches or scars. For pre-malignant moles and skin cancers that do require stitches, Dr. Hutchins has developed special suture techniques that minimize scarring.
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngologic Allergy
Dr. Hutchins has over three decades of medical and surgical experience. He currently performs the following cosmetc and non-cosmetic surgical procedures (among others) in his office operating room in Gastonia:
Charles H. Hutchins, M.D., has over three decades of experience in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. There is no need to suffer from hay fever symptoms such as runny/stuffy nose, sinus pain and pressure, headaches, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, sore throat, and chronic cough. Allergies can make it difficult to enjoy life and can predispose a person to more serious conditions. Fortunately, relief is readily available in our clinic. Specific immunotherapy based on titration skin testing is used to formulate a precise treatment vaccine. Symptoms diminish over time as sensitivity is reduced.
Laser Skin Care can remove all colors of tattoos. We use the Medlite® C3 Laser as well as the Candela™ Alexandrite Laser (the latter works on green, aqua, and turquoise, which are the most difficult colors to remove). With both of these lasers, the treatments are painless and leave no scars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the laser remove the tattoo? The laser works by selectively targeting the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin. Tattoo lasers are Q-switched, meaning that they produce thousands of short, powerful bursts of light per second to break up the packets of tattoo pigment into smaller particles. The macrophages (scavenger white blood cells that roam around through the tissue like little "Pacmen") carry away the smaller particles of pigment for elimination by way of the lymphatic system.
There is no surgical scarring, and discomfort is minimal or absent. Any pigment changes are usually temporary.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Laser tattoo removal usually requires approximately six to eight sessions, depending on the color and type of ink. On the average, professional tattoos require six to eight treatments, whereas amateur tattoos require four to five treatments. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin.
Intervals of six to ten weeks are allowed between sessions in order to allow time for the pigment residue to be absorbed by the lymphatic system.
At Laser Skin Care, we provide state-of-the-art technology and decades of experience for permanent removal of unwanted hair under medical supervision and without damaging the skin.
The Cutera XEO laser platform combines the CoolGlide laser and the ProWave. The CoolGlide has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction in tan skin and even in the darkest skin types. The ProWave does the same thing faster but is limited to the lighter skin types. Laser hair removal is easily accomplished for both men and women from the underarms, legs, back, face, neck, underarms, and bikini lines. After just a few treatments, you can free yourself from the bother of unsightly and unwanted hair permanently.
Laser Skin Care provides medically supervised care, restoration, and rejuvenation of damaged or aging skin. We have over three decades of professional experience in restorative care, and can help you to attain and maintain a more youthful appearance and slow down or reverse the aging process.
We offer the following skin rejuvenation procedures on the Cutera® Xeo laser platform:
Laser Skin Care, P.L.L.C., provides a line of medical-grade skin care products that can rejuvenate your appearance and with regular use can help keep skin looking younger, healthier, and smoother. Several of these products are designed to work in conjunction with our other treatments to enhance their effectiveness. Other products may be used as a stand-alone therapy to maximize the benefits of an individualized prescription plan.
Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 20 years of a person's life. Some moles may not appear until later in life. As the years pass, moles usually change slowly, becoming raised and/or changing color. Often, hairs develop on the mole. Some moles may not change at all, while others may slowly disappear over time.
There are several skin lesions that are very common and almost always benign (non-cancerous). These conditions include moles, freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses.
Smartlipo employs the use of a laser to liquefy the fat for more efficient liposuction and skin tightening, further avoiding the skin laxity that often results from traditional liposuction. This new technology is the most popular type of liposuction available today. Smartlipo is a painless and minimally invasive body sculpting technique offering superb results with minimal trauma, great safety, fewer complications, and a fast recovery rate. Patients have essentially no down time, and they typically return to work in one to three post-op days. This quick recovery further reduces the total cost.