Dr. Donaldson was interviewed in a Capital Style magazine article, “Skin Revival”. Following is an excerpt – Click for a PDF of the full article.
The battle against aging can be fought without a face lift.
Skin rejuvenation treatments, offered everywhere from plastic surgeons’ offices to spas, are appealing to women who want to achieve a younger, fresher look without surgery.
“A lot of people want to avoid surgery,” said Dr. Kathryn Boyse of Dermatologists of Greater Columbus. “Now, we have some great in-betweens that are going to make people say, ‘Why does she look so good?’ It’s just you—improved, basically.”
With age, skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity. A combination of genetics, sun exposure and gravity are to blame for facial wrinkles, discoloration and sagging.
A growing menu of less-invasive procedures help to reset the clock by changing the texture of skin, said Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, who performs “no-knife” treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing at his Columbus practice, Donaldson Plastic Surgery.
“As aesthetic medicine has evolved and people are more aware of their options, they are seeking treatments that have very little downtime, are affordable and are effective,” Donaldson said.
Adding to the allure, he said, is less pain and less risk than traditional plastic surgery.
Donaldson’s patients usually fall into one of two types. “One is the person who says, ‘I can tell I’m getting older. Tell me what to do to look better.’ The second has a very specific problem area that they’ve identified.”
Most patients fall between the ages of 40 and 60, and are looking for ways to combat aging and maintain healthy skin, said Dr. Walter Bernacki of Bernacki Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In some cases, he said, non-surgical treatments offer a temporary fix to patients considering a more permanent, surgical solution.
“The more dramatic the procedure, the more dramatic the results,” Bernacki said.
There is a remedy for nearly every skin dilemma, from acne scarring to age spots.