BY KIM SMITH
The VISTA at Forsyth Plastic Surgery is new, exciting, and the first of its kind in the Triad.
“It’s been a long time in development, but we are so excited that within the next month, Winston-Salem and the Triad will have a state-of-the-art center dedicated to beauty and aesthetics,” says Gina Racca, lead aesthetician at The VISTA. “It’s going to be a beautiful building that reflects our goal: to bring cutting edge treatments to our patients in a safe and effective way.”
Gina has been at Forsyth Plastic Surgery for many years and will be heading up The VISTA and supervising the staff, all under the direction of the five board-certified plastic surgeons at Forsyth Plastic Surgery.
“Everything we do is in conjunction with the doctors in our practice, and they are all board-certified plastic surgeons with many years of experience,” notes Gina. “Their vision was a center where patients have access to the latest in aesthetic services in a beautiful setting.”
So what does a typical visit to The VISTA look like?
First, when you enter The VISTA you’ll meet Danielle, The VISTA’s cosmetic concierge. Danielle will help you with every aspect of your experience at the center.
“Everyone who comes to us has unique desires and goals,” says Danielle. “We have so many options these days for our patients, and our job will be to personalize your experience so that you get the best and most effective treatment that is available.”
Kinsley Nix is an aesthetician at The VISTA and explains that the “menu” of services will be broad and will have something for everyone.
“Some of our patients may be interested in just getting on a great skin care regimen, while others may want to do something like CoolSculpting, which is the number one non-invasive fat reducing treatment in the world,” explains Kinsley. “And we are excited about some of the new technologies we are introducing to the area, such as CoolTone and Dermal Infusion.”
CoolTone has recently been FDA-cleared, and uses magnetic muscle stimulation to tone muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. It’s like getting a super workout in just a few minutes.
“CoolTone is an incredibly exciting technology, and we are thrilled to be one of the first in the Triad to offer it,” says Gina. “Now, we can not only reduce fat, but we can tone the muscles that help to define the shape of our bodies.”
Dermal Infusion is a new and advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function, and appearance. After the treatment, the skin is left feeling cleaner, smoother, and healthier.
“We can’t wait to show patients how good their skin will look and feel after just one session of Dermal Infusion therapy,” says Kinsley, who notes that when a deeper treatment is needed The VISTA has the most complete line of lasers in the Triad.
“Lasers can rejuvenate the skin by reducing wrinkles and lines, leading to a smoother appearance,” says Dr. John Fagg, one of the surgeons at Forsyth Plastic Surgery and one of the founders of The VISTA. “And we have other lasers, too, such as our PicoSure laser that can remove unwanted tattoos and our Elite laser that reduces unwanted hair. These machines are all located in The VISTA and used by both the aestheticians and the doctors.”
Another service offered at The VISTA is the cosmetic injection of Botox and fillers, such as Juvederm and Volbella. All of the injections will be performed by the doctors.
“Patients at The VISTA who come in for an injection will see one of the doctors, and we do the injections,” says Dr. Andy Schneider of Forsyth Plastic Surgery. “I think our patients like the fact that The VISTA is a place where they will see both expert aestheticians and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. We work with our staff so that our patients have the best experience anywhere in the Triad.”
Another popular treatment is MiraDry, which permanently reduces underarm sweating in just one treatment.
“Both men and women love this treatment,” explains Dr. Gil Kingman. “For our patients who have excessive sweating, or just don’t want to wear antiperspirants, it is an amazing technology.”
Dr. George Lawson, another founder of The VISTA, notes also that patients who come in for less invasive treatments or skin care may want to explore the possibility of surgery in the future.
“We will be available to help patients learn about all of the surgical procedures we offer,” he says. “Sometimes surgery is the best answer for a patient, and the transition from The VISTA to our surgical practice will be seamless. In fact, we see The VISTA as sometimes just the first step for many patients to achieve the look they desire.”
The VISTA will be opening in early September, with a grand opening celebration scheduled for Wednesday, September 18th.
“We are inviting the whole community,” says Dr. Leslie Branch. “We will be having tours, food, giveaways, and special discounts for our guests. It’s going to be an exciting day, and we hope that everyone will want to visit us and see our amazing facility.”
To learn more, visit The VISTA’s new website at thevistanc.com.