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The Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas

Welcome to the Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, one of the leading medical spas in the Charleston region. Under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Craig Rowin and Dr. Ram Kalus, our advanced non-surgical treatment facility offers the latest in cosmetic enhancement in a warm and relaxing setting. With the help of our experienced medical team, we provide a number of minimally invasive solutions to help you safely achieve your aesthetic goals. Below, you can peruse the wide range of treatment options available at the Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas to help you maintain glowing skin and a youthful appearance.

What Types of Concerns Can I Improve with Non-Surgical Treatment?

  • Beautiful Skin

    Cleanse, exfoliate, and brighten your skin to achieve a healthy and natural glow.


  • Facial Wrinkles, Folds, and Volume Loss

    Turn back time on your appearance and eliminate signs of facial aging for a more refreshed look.


  • Skin Laxity

    Bring your inner youth to the surface by kickstarting collagen production for firmer and tighter-looking skin.


  • Acne Scarring, Pigmentation, and Blemishes

    Enjoy the confidence of a smooth, even complexion with a variety of peel and laser skin resurfacing options.


  • Unwanted Fat

    Get rid of exercise-resistant pockets of fat and attain the physique you’ve always desired with our targeted fat reduction treatments.


  • Vaginal Health

    Take control of your feminine wellness and address issues caused by pregnancy, aging, and/or menopause.


Explore Your Non-Surgical Treatment Options

  • Skin Rejuvenation

    Skin Rejuvenation

    Sometimes a simple facial or chemical peel can make a powerful difference in the tone and texture of your skin. In other cases, you may seek a more comprehensive form of rejuvenation to treat specific conditions, such as uneven pigmentation or sun spots. Depending on the extent of your concerns, we offer relaxing and effective peels for every depth of treatment desired. While the DiamondGlow™ can be ideal in treating oily skin, a rough complexion, and/or fine lines, the Perfect Derma Peel™ may be better suited to improve acne scarring, Melasma, and other pigmentation. Our laser skin resurfacing treatments can also provide a more dramatic improvement in helping you achieve healthier, more radiant skin. Whatever your needs may be, our skincare professionals can help you choose from the different skin rejuvenation options below:

  • Injectables


    The skin is affected by an array of internal and external forces, including age, genetics, gravity, sun exposure, lifestyle habits, and pollutants. This can lead to volume deficits and the formation of wrinkles, among other signs of facial aging. We offer the most popular injectable and dermal filler treatments to restore fullness to the face and make your youthful facial contours more visible. Products like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® can smooth frown lines and expression wrinkles, while fillers can plump your features and minimize deep creases.

    The injectables available at our practice include:

    These injectables can typically be administered in under 15 minutes with no downtime necessary after treatment. If you prefer to avoid injectables, our laser therapy treatments can also erase or improve many signs of aging, such as age spots and fine lines.

  • Body Contouring

    Body Contouring

    Pockets of excess fat in the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, hips, and chin, among other areas, can be difficult or impossible to remove naturally. For those looking for a dynamic liposuction alternative, our non-surgical fat reduction options can smooth bulges and help you achieve a more defined body contour without incisions, surgery, or downtime. CoolSculpting® is an acclaimed cryotherapy treatment that uses a handheld applicator to deliver cold temperatures to the regions of excess fat. As fat cells are exposed to the extreme cold, they are destroyed and naturally flushed out by the body. The result can be an improved shape and a smoother, slimmer look in the treated area(s). If you are more concerned with enhancing your facial profile and reducing a “double chin,” KYBELLA® injections can also non-surgically break down fat in the submental region for a sleeker facial appearance overall.

  • Skin Tightening

    Skin Tightening

    Microneedling refers to a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that catalyzes the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms and revives collagen production for younger-looking skin. The process can typically be used on all skin types and is designed to improve the appearance of acne scars, as well as to smooth, tighten, and firm aging skin. We perform microneedling with the assistance of radiofrequency (RF) energy using VoluDerm™, a treatment that can offer more powerful skin tightening results thanks to its dual microneedling plus RF technology.

    TriPollar® is another method of improving skin laxity with RF technology, only this technique can simultaneously reduce pockets of fat in conjunction with tightening the skin. If you have mild fatty deposits in addition to loose, excess skin, TriPollar® may be able to provide the improvement you seek.

    Morpheus8™is an innovative solution that combines the powerful benefits of microneedling, radiofrequency energy, and fractional skin resurfacing. This can be an optimal treatment for diminishing signs of aging, tightening and lifting loose skin, and reducing fat in certain areas of the face, neck, or body. What makes Morpheus8™ unique is that the device can target up to 8 mm beneath the skin, addressing concerns in the deepest underlying layers of the dermis. Patients can often see remarkable, natural-looking results after their Morpheus8™ skin rejuvenating treatment.

    Some individuals may not need radiofrequency energy during their microneedling treatment to achieve their desired results. For these cases, a SkinPen® microneedling session can suffice in achieving optimal skin rejuvenation. The SkinPen® treatment is designed to promote collagen production, help tighten and smooth the skin, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize other signs of aging. Based on the severity of the concerns, our team can help determine if SkinPen® or a different skin tightening treatment can be the ideal option for the patient’s unique needs and cosmetic goals.

  • Vaginal Wellness

    Vaginal Wellness

    Optimal health and wellness play a huge role in your ability to look and feel your best. As time passes, women can experience unique issues in their intimate areas that may induce self-consciousness or embarrassment. We utilize advanced thermal-controlled radiofrequency technology to help stimulate collagen production and improve concerns such as tissue laxity, dryness, urinary stress incontinence, and pain during intercourse. ThermiVa™ is a painless treatment that can deliver RF energy to the internal vaginal canal or external tissues for non-surgical vaginal tightening as well as improved feminine wellness. After their ThermiVa™ treatment plan is complete, most patients report higher levels of comfort and confidence in situations that may have previously caused anxiety.

  • Laser Treatments

    Laser Treatments

    Laser skin resurfacing can be a highly effective technique to improve many skin conditions and types of sun damage. Tailored to your concerns, laser rejuvenation can remove or improve:

    • Leg Veins
    • Vascular Lesions
    • Unwanted Hair
    • Pigmentation
    • Tattoos
    • Fine Lines and Age Spots
    • Skin Laxity
    • Sun Damage
    • Acne Scars
    • Rough or Unhealthy Skin Texture

    At the Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, we utilize the most cutting-edge dermatological lasers available, including the pigmentation-shattering Lumenis® PiQo4 laser, the Lumenis® AcuPulse™ Fractional CO2 laser, Tripollar® Legend Pro, Clear + Brilliant® Touch, and the Lumenis® M22™, which can emit Intense Pulsed Light photorejuvenation. We also offer AviClear™ by Cutera, a sought-after light treatment for mild to severe acne. With these sophisticated lasers at our disposal, our medical team can help you decide which treatment is most beneficial for your concerns.

New Skin Rejuvenation Technologies

Clear + Brilliant® Touch

The Clear + Brilliant® Touch is a leading laser skin rejuvenation treatment that can address early signs of aging, sun damage, irregular pigmentation, melasma, large pores, and uneven skin tone and texture while boosting collagen production. It is the latest, more advanced laser treatment model from Clear + Brilliant®, and it offers two wavelengths by using the Original and Perméa handpieces for comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

The Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas is one of the select few offices to provide this innovative treatment option with the latest technology in town. We have package options available and oftentimes are recommended to achieve optimal results. We will be able to determine the number of Clear + Brilliant® Touch sessions needed and if other complementary treatments, like the application of medical-grade skincare products, is necessary.

The process only takes about an hour to complete, making it a quick and convenient option for your aesthetic needs. Some patients even schedule their appointments during the workday or lunch break! Little to no downtime is required, and many patients notice an immediate improvement in their skin after their initial treatment. Overall, the Clear + Brilliant® Touch can be an optimal solution for patients of all skin types and tones who desire a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide System For Cosmetic Treatments

Nervous about an upcoming treatment? Although most of our minimally invasive services do not cause discomfort or require anesthesia, we understand that some patients may still feel apprehensive about undergoing their skin rejuvenation or laser resurfacing procedure. At our practice, we make it possible to achieve your aesthetic goals comfortably and completely stress-free with the PRO-NOX™ nitrous oxide pain relief system. Similar to how some individuals may ingest “laughing gas” at the dentist’s office, PRO-NOX™ use can alleviate mild to moderate discomfort and anxiety during your aesthetic treatment. Patients simply inhale a combination of oxygen and nitrogen, the effects of which are entirely gone after 5-10 minutes, allowing you to safely drive yourself home.

Why Undergo Treatment at the Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas?

We understand you have a plethora of choices when it comes to your choice of medical spa. The mission of our Charleston practice is simple: achieve your aesthetic goals using the most effective and comfortable non-surgical treatments possible. Below are just a few reasons why you can expect to receive superior results when you visit the Medical Spa at the Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas.

  • Highest Quality of Care: Our medical spa is led by Dr. Craig Rowin and Dr. Ram Kalus, two highly experienced plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board certification requires supplementary training beyond the minimum required to legally practice, giving you the confidence of knowing you are under the care of aesthetic surgeons at the top of their field.
  • First-Rate Technology: The technology and equipment we utilize are among the most efficient and effective modalities in cosmetic enhancement. From our state-of-the-art skin resurfacing lasers to the exceptional results achieved by our CoolSculpting® machine, we only employ the best in scientifically-proven and research-supported aesthetic technology.
  • Safety and Privacy: Our accredited facility maintains rigorous standards of safety, cleanliness, and sterilization. We provide a private and comfortable environment for you to reach your aesthetic goals, and we do not take the responsibility of your health and appearance lightly.
  • Unsurpassed Patient Comfort: Your comfort throughout the entire treatment process is among our top priorities. Our talented team of aesthetic professionals will be there to answer all of your questions, and we will gladly attend to your every need.

Dr. Rowin, Dr. Kalus, and our highly skilled medical team aim to achieve complete patient satisfaction with treatment personalized to your needs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas to speak with a member of our team.