We are proud to say that no one appreciates the importance of lips more than the highly-trained aesthetic providers at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. We can think of no better way to honor this day by sharing our top tips for youthful-looking lips.
Lip filler is one of our most popular treatments, with thousands of patients having had received their lip filler treatments from our office. Volume in lips is a hallmark sign of youthfulness — as we age, we lose this volume over time. Lip filler is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a protein compound found naturally in our bodies. This substance is an excellent building-block for restoring lost volume in the lips, and can even allow us to create youthful-looking lips that will compliment your natural features. We tend to be give you a more conservative, natural treatment, especially if it is your first treatment. We can always add more filler with a touch-up!
Have you heard of a lip-flip? This lesser-known injectable technique has recently become a desirable alternative for those who are not interested in traditional lip fillers. Rather than adding volume, the Botox lip-flip instead relaxes the orbicularis oris muscle, allowing the top lip to relax and unfurl. “Flipping” the top lip slightly outwards this way results in a more noticeable projection of the cupid’s bow and upper tubercle (the small, rounded middle part of the upper lip), which gives the lips a fuller-looking appearance. Results can vary with the lip-flip, but it often is a good way to try out minimally-invasive techniques for more youthful-looking lips.
Show your lips the extra love they deserve! Tatjana, our medical aesthetician, offers the Lip Repair treatment as a special service enhancement — it is designed to combine with a facial treatment to plump, moisturize, and refine the look of the lips. It addresses dry, chapped lips, and helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and the harsh effects of the environment. This treatment can be added to any skincare service to enhance your experience in the Donaldson Plastic Surgery medspa.
This product is the best hydrating lip serum that we carry, and is a cult-favorite among our team members! This product plumps, hydrates, and smooths lines on the lips. Made to use as an everyday nourishing lip balm, this product has a high-end feel with a thick and glossy finish. The long-lasting formula stays through daily living and overnight-wear. The Replenisher acts like a combination of hydrating serum and lip plumper, and there is a slight minty, cooling sensation when applied. We couldn’t recommend the Youthful Lip Replenisher more!
Glo’s mineral lip gloss has a luxurious, creamy color and beautiful shine. This mineral gloss glides on lips easily, and actually hydrates your lips as you wear it. Glo’s lip glosses are great on their own, but are very effective on top of lipstick and lip liner to offer extra impact and shine! This is one of those must-have makeup staples that we recommend carrying with you wherever you go!
The GrandeLips Hydrating Lip Plumper is our favorite plumping product. If you are not familiar with what a lip plumper does, it helps to stimulate visible projection and provide a plumping effect to provide fullness to your natural lips without any stinging or burning sensations. The GrandeLips formula moisturizes, smooths, and improves firmness. These hydrating glosses also come in a wide range of colors, including reds, browns, pinks, and clear.
Exfoliation is an important part of maintaining youthful-looking lips! A fan-favorite from renowned medical-grade skincare line ZO Skin Health, the Exfoliating Polish uses microdermabrasion crystals to finely and gently remove excess dead skin cells from the skin’s surface layer. This makes it an excellent option for providing a youthful glow to the lips, as well as your face, neck, and décolleté. We recommend using this polish as your lip exfoliant because it is gentle, has a wonderful aroma, and will leave your lips looking soft and smooth.
A lip lift is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip, which can often elongate over time and make lips look thinner. When the upper lip is lifted, more of the pinkness of the lip is visible to others, making your lips look fuller and more pronounced. Compared to fillers, a lip lift is a permanent solution and an excellent option for anyone who would like to add height instead of just volume to their lips!
If your lips are ready for some love, or you are simply curious about one of the treatment tips we’ve listed, set up a consultation with one of our providers! We would love to help you restore life in your lips. Happy Lips Appreciation Day!
While the name implies otherwise, skincare is more than skin-deep. Here at Donaldson Plastic Surgery, our goal is to inspire confidence and promote well-being. We want you to find value in yourself through your appearance and your skin health. If you are healthy, it shows — inside and out!
It comes as no surprise that taking care of oneself can improve their mental state. However, there are many theories and ideologies that support the palpable connection between psychology and our skin. Similar to the act of meditation, we believe that skin care is a powerful therapeutic practice that strengthens the mind-body connection and deepens the relationship we have with ourselves. The more attuned we become, the easier it is to be our authentic selves and exude genuine self-love.
Our inspiration for confidence does not exist just within our practice. It also manifests on your countertops at home. Looking and feeling your best is an everyday effort, and we want to give you the best resources to make that happen. Education in your specific skin is a vital step in ensuring that you have the best chance of success for your best health. You want to use the right tools for the job. Everyone has different concerns, goals, needs, and paths to healthy beauty.
We aim to achieve this beyond just surgery, applying the same belief to your skin. Our products, aesthetic procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, and to our at-home regimen recommendations are all designed with your skin’s health in mind.
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we understand that this is your unique skin, and your unique story. We thank you for trusting us with that story, and we look forward to providing the answers and at-home care that you seek!
Donaldson Plastic Surgery is proud to be the very first practice in Columbus to offer the RHA Collection of dynamic facial fillers! RHA stands for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, and it is designed for dynamic wrinkles and folds to keep you looking beautiful at rest & flawless in motion.
The beauty experts of Donaldson Plastic Surgery held a live webinar event on March 10th, 2021 to unveil the RHA Collection, and educate patients on the newest innovation in dynamic HA facial filler. The event was hosted by our Aesthetic Director Jill Hawkins, who was joined by master injector Adrienne Yanich and a Revance Aesthetics consultant.
RHA is resilient hyaluronic acid filler. Although it may be new here in the United States (around 6 to 8 months), RHA is not new in the world of medical aesthetics. In fact, RHA has been in use for over 5 years in over 96 countries with 79 worldwide approvals. There are currently three different products within the collection: RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4.
The first thing that is special about the RHA Collection is that it is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for dynamic wrinkles and folds. This new designer filler is made differently: it was designed to move with you, more closely resemble the skin’s natural HA, and integrate seamlessly with the dynamic areas found in lower half of the face. Another thing that makes RHA special is its long duration: RHA is FDA-approved to last for an average of 15 months, which makes it one of the longest-lasting treatments available.
Finally, RHA is an exclusive product that is only carried by select providers, like dermatologists and plastic surgery practices, that specialize in high-quality facial aesthetics.
Meet with our knowledgeable and friendly providers today!