Aesthetic Services | Charlotte, NC

Dr. Croland understands a person’s desire to lose unhealthy extra weight and to improve health, function and appearance. Related to this is a person’s desire to look their very best and to reverse the signs of aging so that our appearance more accurately portrays the person beneath the skin.

Dr. Croland has provided his patients with the latest non-surgical cosmetic ⁄ aesthetic services since 1994. He is now pleased to offer aesthetic services to his patients in the Charlotte, NC region including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, dermal fillers, chemical peels and Platelet Rich Plasma based aesthetic treatments.

Vampire Facelift®

Dr. Croland has received advanced training in performing Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Xeomin and various types of dermal fillers and stays current with the latest techniques. Most recently, he trained with Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Vampire Facelift® Procedure. Using  platelet rich plasma from a patient’s own blood, Dr. Croland utilizes a process to activate blood derived  growth factors which in turn can activate specific stem cells lying dormant in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. These same growth factors that go to work when a person injures the skin (like when a child skins their knee), are injected into specific areas of the body to tell specific cells to revitalize and rejuvenate. This technology has been used for years by orthopedic specialists but now this exciting technology is being utilized to improve facial aesthetics as well as  sexual and urologic health. Dr. Croland ALWAYS personally performs all injectable aesthetic treatments.

Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport

These injectable aesthetic medications are used to temporarily block the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows, furrow lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Treatments are highly effective and patient satisfaction is typically high. Dr. Croland also performs more advanced techniques to treat: “gummy” smile, lip wrinkles, platysma bands of the neck, masseter muscles for Bruxism ⁄ TMJ.

Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport treatments take 10-15 minutes and results typically last for 3–5 months.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are another popular type of non-surgical aesthetic treatment that provides a smooth, long lasting correction of facial wrinkles, skin folds and sunken cheeks. Dermal fillers are useful to enhance lips and provide an overall more youthful appearance through the replacement of soft-tissue volume loss.

Dr. Croland uses several brands of dermal fillers, including the Restylane portfolio, Juvederm, Voluma, Vobella, Radiesse and Belotero Balance.

Like Botox, Dysport & Xeomin, dermal fillers are a minimally invasive alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. The results of typical dermal fillers will last anywhere from three months to several years depending on the brand that is being used and the location of the treatment. Dr. Croland will help you to determine the best type of dermal filler to meet your needs.


Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a newer innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of  skin texture, tone and color. During this procedure, 14 tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-punctures to the skin surface in order to aid in the productions of collagen and elastin.  The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles.  The SkinPen Micro-needling device also creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams, serums and PRP to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.

Chemical Peel

Dr. Croland offers the “VI Peel” and the “Perfect Peel” to patients who aim to improve the overall quality, texture and tone of their skin. These peels can reduce age spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. They can also soften fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen to attain a more youthful appearance.

In addition to improving your appearance, chemical peels can also function as a preventative treatment by exfoliating damaged skin as well as precancerous skin cells. Chemicals are also useful in treating acne in patients as young as 12 years old. The VI and Perfect peels are safe to use on a wide range of skin types and colors. While just one of these medical grade chemical peels will provide significant improvement, the best results are seen after a series of 2 to 6 treatments.

If you are considering any of the aesthetic procedures offered by Dr. Croland and would like more information, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Aesthetic Services – Our Philosophy

At Learn2Renew, we believe that looking your best is an important part of physical and emotional wellness. Dr. Croland has received advanced training on the administration of Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and has been performing non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the more than 20 years. Our goal is to make you look natural and refreshed, a more beautiful version of you.

Wrinkle Relaxers

The “wrinkle relaxer” treatments include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau. These medications are used to temporarily block the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows, furrow lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Treatments are highly effective and patient satisfaction is typically high.

Filler/Volume Enhancers

These products are made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin – that is used to instantly rejuvenate a variety of problem areas. These products are used to restore your skin’s volume and smoothes away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. These products are also the first choice for filling the tear troughs and lips.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Restoration

Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP Hair Restoration is a great new way to fight hair loss and restore hair growth in men and women. By age 5 it is estimated that approximately 85% of men and 50% of women in the USA and Charlotte, NC will suffer with some degree of hair loss. Fortunately there are solutions available that can help to stimulate new hair growth and encourage the growth of thicker, fuller hair for both men and women. Platelet-rich plasma PRP hair restoration has become increasingly popular among men and women in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas.

Sexual Wellness

O-Shot (R) Reviews from Charles Runels, MD on Vimeo.

 The O-Shot ® for women is a very specific method of using blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the female sexual anatomy. Patients report improvement in sexual satisfaction, reduced discomfort, and many have seen improvement or resolution of urinary incontinence.    The P-Shot ® for men uses the same strategies to rejuvenate sexual function utilizing platelet rich plasma.