Charlotte Dermatologic Surgeon
5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277 US
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5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Treatment - So Far So Good!

Based on my skin color (I am Spanish) the doctor recommended this procedure as the safest to avoid color pigmentation.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. McElgunn has hospital affiliations at CMC, Presbyterian.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Alberta, Canada
    Graduate: MBA, University of Toronto
    Medical: MD, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, McGill University, and the University of Michigan

Treatments offered at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology.

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Can Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Be Used for Upper Arm Fat?

With the current Zeltiq device adaptors, results are poor with upper arm fat. It is an area of investigation currently being looked at. The best... READ MORE

CoolSculpting (Zeltiq) for Cellulite Reduction

Even patients who are thin may have cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fibrous septa between fat lobules. Zeltiq is not effective for cellulite READ MORE

Tretinoin & Peeling

Tretinoin frequently causes redness and dryness for the first few weeks. It is safe to use even if it irritates your skin. It does not have to... READ MORE

Juvederm and Breastfeeding

You should not worry about breastfeeding and having had Juvederm. It is made up of hyalurons, naturally occurring substances in the body. Use in... READ MORE

Bumps and Blisters Normal After Fraxel Restore?

Little white bumps so soon after Fraxel are a follicular obstruction condition. These are sometimes called milia or an acne-like response. It is in... READ MORE

Work Out, Gym Classes, Yoga or Swimming After Zeltiq Coolsculpting?

You may exercise following Zeltiq, although stretching may be a bit uncomfortable. Swimming is not a problem. Most patients resume all normal... READ MORE

Suggestions for Cracked Dry Heels?

There are many prescription topical creams, foams and lotions available for dry, cracked heel skin. Most of these contain urea and some contain lactic... READ MORE

Birth Control Pill That Cures Acne Forever?

The birth control pill works for some women with acne, especially women past their teenage years. It is not a cure. The best treatment for acne... READ MORE

Glycolic Vs. Salicylic Acid - Which Peel is Better for Acne?

Both peels work for acne. Salicylic acid peels work for average, regular acne. Glycolic acid peels work better for those with acne and acne marking. A... READ MORE

Is There an OTC Cream That's Effect in Removing Brown Spots from Years of Sun Bathing?

The age/sun spots you have will not go away with over-the-counter creams. Even prescription bleaching creams do not do a good job of bleaching these... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.