Dr. Michelle Sieffert

Dr. Sieffert - female plastic surgeons in Columbus Ohio

Dr. Sieffert’s Top 5 Cosmetic Treatment Recommendations After Isolation

If, like many of us at Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, you’ve taken this time of social distancing for self-improvement, then you’re probably also thinking, “Once I’m allowed back to some sense of normalcy, what can I do (that I couldn’t do at home) to continue what I started?” 

I’m here to highlight just a few of the services we offer that I recommend when “coming out of quarantine” to help you on your journey to become the best, most confident version of you!


1) Wrinkle Relaxers & Botox

Neurotoxin injections (such as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Jeuveau, etc.) are used to treat wrinkles caused by muscle activity—most commonly in the forehead and around the eyes.  They can also be used for prevention if you are only just starting to see wrinkles surface!  The injections are relatively painless, only take a few moments to complete, and only need to be repeated roughly every 3-4 months (so you may be starting to see those fine lines and wrinkles return while on quarantine). My single rule for neurotoxin injections is simple: no exercise for 24 hours afterwards. 

We offer complimentary make-up touch-ups after any injectable procedure, so you can get back to your life without anyone being the wiser!

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2) Facial Fillers

Filler is a substance made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. It is used to plump areas of the face and body that have experienced volume loss, or to shape areas of the face like the nose, chin, and jawline.  Different fillers (Ultra and Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Restylane, Radiesse, etc.) are designed with different measures of thickness and longevity; they can last anywhere from 1-2 years depending on the product used and the location injected.  Some of my favorite locations for filler are the lips, cheeks, jawline, temples, and nasolabial folds. The treatment generally lasts 30 minutes (most of that time is spent discussing your needs and desires), and you can expect mild, but not unbearable, discomfort. 

I suggest planning filler injections at least a week ahead of any major event, as swelling and bruising is a possibility with any filler injection.  As mentioned above, we offer complimentary make-up touch ups after your injectable visit, so you can leave our office looking and feeling like you!

Filler Injections Process Being Performed

3) Spa Facials & Chemical Peels

Perhaps you’ve been experimenting with making your own facials at home to keep your skin healthy and glowing, but need a little something extra to brighten or moisturize as you’re getting back to work.   In my opinion, nobody performs a more relaxing and effective facial than our Lead Medical Aesthetician, Tatjana

Tatjana offers 45 minute to 1 hour-long facials and peels, targeted to your specific skin type and individual skin concerns.  Come in to see Tatjana to discuss any medspa skin service you might be interested in, including brightening your skin, controlling acne, hydrating dry skin, improving fine lines, and calming irritated and inflamed skin. 

4) CoolSculpting for Rapid Bodyfat Removal

Everyone has that “one area” that, no matter how hard you exercise and diet, never seems to go away; this is where CoolSculpting is of benefit! The advanced CoolSculpting technology freezes localized areas of fat, causing damage and, ultimately, death, of the fat cell itself.  Over the ensuing 2 to 3 months, the body removes the damaged fat cells from the area, causing a reduction of up to 25% of the fat present in the treatment area. 

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Each CoolSculpting treatment, or “cycle”, lasts 1 hour.  You can expect mild discomfort and tingling as the treatment begins and ends (as the skin cools and re-warms), and an area of numbness that returns to normal between 2 days and 3 weeks afterwards.  As with any minimally invasive body contouring technology, multiple treatments in the same area are required to get a great result. 

5) CoolTone for Body Contouring

CoolTone is the newest non-invasive body contouring tool at our practice, and one that I am personally pretty excited about!  It uses electromagnetic stimulation to give your abdominal, gluteal, or thigh muscles (other treatment areas coming soon) a intense 30-minute workout, with the result being visible toning and strengthening.  This is a perfect solution for anyone who wants firmer abs, tighter glutes, or more defined thighs! 

CoolTone treatments begin with a series of four 30-minute “workouts” performed over a 2 week period, with subsequent maintenance treatments performed on a quarterly to monthly basis.  I recommend that any necessary fat reduction be done prior to muscle toning, which is why I encourage pairing CoolSculpting with CoolTone for best results.

Cooltone Services in Columbus

In my many years as a fitness competitor, I always had trouble with my abdominal region, and I can honestly say after my first series of four treatments I have never seen my midsection look better.  I am a strong believer in CoolTone’s technology!


Ready To Become the Best Version Of You? We’re Open to Help!

That wraps up my top 5 suggestions for coming out of quarantine!  Wrinkle relaxers, fillers, facials & peels, CoolSculpting, and CoolTone are among our most popular services, and are here to help you continue your efforts to help you feel your best every day! 

Call 614-442-7610 or submit a request on our website to schedule a consultation with one of our aesthetic professionals to find out if any of these treatments are right for you.

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We can’t wait to help you become your very best version of you!

Lead Medical Aesthetician, Tatjana introduces her new line of skin care on Good Day Marketplace. This skin care line is meant to complement the products that are already offered at Donaldson Plastic Surgery, along with some specific key products to add to your current skin care routine.

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Donaldson Plastic Surgery has introduced the Tatjana line, skin care products privately labeled by Tatjana Dzamov, the company’s lead medical aesthetician. Included in the Tatjana line’s selection are skin cleansers, brightening systems, glycolic treatments, moisturizers and eye serum.

Also available is a men’s kit of products Dzamov created specifically for improving male skin, as well as a post-treatment kit to accelerate healing and improve the final results. Dzamov is a medical aesthetician with more than 20 years of dermatological and aesthetic experience.

“We have been eager to share the expertise that Tatjana holds with a greater audience than our current patient base,” said Jeffrey H. Donaldson, MD, the board-certified plastic surgeon who founded Donaldson Plastic Surgery. “It is a privilege to create product branding for a core provider in our practice, especially since other local practices are not. Tatjana also offers a line specifically geared towards men, which is a new avenue in our practice.”

The Tatjana line’s products, which make a significant difference in skin health, are now available for purchase at the Donaldson Plastic Surgery office in Columbus.

Tatjana Dzamov is a licensed medical aesthetician whose extensive knowledge and background have made her one of the Columbus area’s most sought after aesthetic providers.

Her experience also includes volunteering for five years as a skin care and makeup specialist for the James Cancer Hospital’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program, helping to restore the confidence of women enduring chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Dzamov’s professional affiliations include membership in the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, an organization for licensed plastic surgical skin care specialists practicing in the offices of board-certified plastic surgeons.

Her goal is to empower customers to feel and look better through education and the use of advanced aesthetics.

According to Donaldson, the Tatjana line will influence all current skin care and skin health patients of Donaldson Plastic Surgery, as well as potential new patients seeking a customized, full-service approach to skin care. He sees Dzamov’s brand as a way to generate more recognition and patient retention for the company’s practice.

To learn more about the Tatjana line, please call Donaldson Plastic Surgery at 614-442-7610 or visit donaldsonplasticsurgery.com. Their office is located at 4661 Sawmill Rd., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43220.

Dr. Donaldson brings decades of experience to his cosmetic services at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. He specializes in plastic surgery procedures for the face, breast and body, drawing upon a background in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Donaldson maintains the hospital and operating privileges at Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, and Dublin Methodist Hospital.

Prepping for Your First Dermal Filler Appointment

So you’ve made your first appointment for a dermal filler injection. Dermal filler, such as Juvederm, offers a safe, non-surgical way to help restore hyaluronic acid in the skin. This adds volume and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, giving you a more youthful experience.

As your treatment gets closer, you might be wondering if there is anything you can do to prepare ahead of time. The answer is “yes!” Doing your homework and making some slight adjustments to your routine can alleviate any stress ahead of the treatment and minimize your recovery. Here are four tips on how to prepare for your first dermal filler appointment. 

Set a Clear Goal

Before going into the procedure or consultation, be sure that the desired outcome is clear. Patients should prioritize their aesthetic goals and have a clear budget in mind for the treatment. It’s also a good idea to take a few pictures so you can see how the area improved following your treatment.

Do the Research

Your physician is a great resource for questions about the procedure, but it never hurts to do a little outside research. Patient reviews and testimonials can be especially helpful in helping you understand what to expect. Take notes while you’re reading through them and bring them with you to your first appointment. That way you won’t forget to ask any questions when meeting with your doctor. When it comes to choosing a provider, look for someone who is board-certified and has a well-trained staff. 

Eating more leafy greens and Vitamin K can help prevent bruising/swelling after receiving dermal filler.

Get Proper Nutrients

What’s inside the body can affect your reaction to the treatment. You might need to alter your diet a bit in the two weeks leading up to your appointment. Avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications — such as Motrin and Advil — Vitamin E, and fish oil. All of these can increase bruising following the treatment. Eating more leafy greens and Vitamin K also can help prevent bruising/swelling.

Have a Clear Schedule

One of the most important things you can do is build in recovery time. There may be visible redness and swelling immediately following your appointment. For added discretion, book injections on a Friday or take a day off from work following the injection. 

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm® can be administered in as little as 15 minutes with results that can last up to a year. If you want more information about dermal fillers, schedule a consultation today with Donaldson Plastic Surgery.

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and with all this cold and snow, there’s a good chance your lips are feeling dry and flaky. That’s not at all what you want when you’re about to pucker up! Don’t worry — there’s still time to get soft, kissable lips by the 14th. Just follow these three simple steps and you’ll be ready for your next big kiss in no time.

Gently exfoliate (at least) weekly

You already know how important regular exfoliation is for your face and skin, but don’t forget about your lips! Because our lips have a thinner layer of skin compared to the rest of our body, they lose moisture fast. Exfoliating is the best way to remove any dry, flaky skin that has built up on your lips.

The easiest way to exfoliate your lips — take a clean washcloth, run it under warm water, then gently rub the washcloth over your lips in circular motions to scrub away the dead skin. Sugar scrubs are also great for exfoliating the lips. If you don’t have one handy, you can always mix a little sugar and coconut oil together to make your own simple sugar scrub. Take a small amount of the scrub and use your finger to apply it to your lips, again using soft, circular motions. When you’re finished, wipe away the scrub using a damp washcloth and pat them dry.

If you’re taking the sugar scrub route, make sure you’re not using it more than twice per week or you could end up irritating your lips. Always follow up exfoliation with a moisturizing lip balm to keep the lips soft and smooth.

Keeping your lips moisturized is the key to having soft, supple lips. Apply lip balm throughout the day to keep your lips hydrated.

Apply lip balm throughout the day

Speaking of lip balm, we recommend keeping it with you at all times. Moisturizing is key to plump, kissable lips. Most people will simply lick their lips whenever they’re feeling a little dry, but this actually just dries your them out further! The best thing to do when on the go is to reach for your favorite lip balm. Just a quick swipe across your lips and you will instantly feel better.

Just keep in mind that not all lip balms are created equal! There are a number of products out there that are formulated with ingredients that can irritate and dehydrate the lips — the very thing they are supposed to be preventing. Before you buy a lip balm, check the ingredients for any of these red flags: fragrance, menthol, camphor, or salicylic acid.

You should also watch out for petrolatum. This ingredient is designed to seal your lips and keep moisture from escaping, which you would think is a good thing. But it also prevents further moisture to get in, so your lips end up drying out in the long run. Stick to lip balms that use natural oils to seal in moisture.

Drink lots of water

Are you getting your eight glasses of water a day? Well, it’s time to start drinking up. Not only is drinking water important for your overall health, it’s one of the best ways to keep your lips looking fresh.

When your body is dehydrated, your lips are often the first place it will show. They will look deflated and maybe even a little wrinkled, especially if you already have age lines showing around your mouth. All it takes is a tall glass of water to breathe life back into your lips! Get into the habit of drinking a full glass of water when you first wake up in the morning and start carrying a reusable bottle with you while you’re out running errands so you always have water with you.

If you’ve tried everything and your lips still feel dry and deflated, it might be time for a lip repair treatment! The treatment is great for decreasing fine lines and wrinkles to give your lips a more youthful appearance. If you want kissable lips and you want them now, this is definitely the route to go! To schedule a lip repair treatment, call Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions at 614-442-7610.

Hi there! I want to tell you I am so excited. I got my tummy tuck. I’ve been wanting this for years.  I always had this great big bubble on my belly and through the years, with after having children, (four children),  it’s just gotten bigger and saggier. I really wanted to get something done. My girlfriend came to Dr. Donaldson, so I thought I would give it a try.  I came here and I will tell you, this is the best decision! My stomach is flat! It was never flat! I’ve never had this kind of stomach before but now it’s wonderful!  It’s flat! I feel wonderful! I wish I would have done this earlier! But ah! I am just so happy. I am happy to be here. This is great! More good things to come!

*Note: Patient results will vary. All video testimonials were voluntarily submitted by actual patients with permission to publish on our website. Testimonials or statements made by any person(s) within this site are not intended to guarantee outcomes.

We all know how winter’s frigid temperatures and icy winds can take a serious toll on our skin. We feel dry, itchy and chapped, and all we want is to feel the sun on our faces. That said, the start of spring brings its own skin challenges that catch many of us by surprise.

As humidity increases – hello, spring! – our skin can get out of balance quickly. We need to switch up our skin care routine to keep our skin in a harmonious state.

So, how exactly do we prep our skin for sunnier days? Tatjana Dzamov, our Lead Medical Aesthetician and resident skin care expert, is here to shine a light on seasonal skincare and the importance of transitioning your routine to keep up with mother nature’s whimsy.

Why does our skin change with each season?

Tatjana: As your body’s first protective layer, your skin is incredibly reactive to the season’s conditions. During winter months, the weather is colder and the air is much drier. Our skin produces less oil in the winter, so we rely on our skin care products to provide that much needed moisture and protection.

When spring rolls around, the warm weather and humidity cause our skin to produce much more oil; if untreated, this overproduction of oil can quickly lead to breakouts and clogged pores. We want to minimize the amount of oil on our face as much as possible, while still ensuring our skin stays properly nourished.

How should we transition our skin care for spring and summer?

Tatjana: In my expertise, it is best to transition your skin care as soon as you feel the weather turning. Here’s how I recommend switching up your routine this spring:

1. Swap out your winter products for ones designed for warm weather

Using the right products for the time of year is key. Let’s look at my top 3 products for spring and summer.

We should start by swapping our heavy winter moisturizers for something lighter. Serums are particularly suited for this time of year because they’re made up of smaller molecules that penetrate deeper into the skin, allowing active ingredients to be delivered without clogging pores. I recommend the Environ C-Quence Serum – it has vitamins A, C and E, peptides to stimulate collagen production, and antioxidants to neutralize harmful toxins.

Because makeup is optional in the summer, we want to have a nice and even complexion. To correct discoloration and improve skin appearance, I recommend using the Tatjana Brightening Pads from my own line. Kojic acid, arbutin, and bearberry all gently correct and prevent dark pigment from forming, as well as melasma and sun spots.

Spring means we should also prioritize sun protection to keep our skin healthy. While moisturizers with an included SPF are okay for winter, we should begin using a mineral sunblock – separate from your moisturizer – before we leave the house. For face and body, I recommend using the Environ SPF 30 sun protection. In addition to UV protection, it is also enriched with antioxidants offering added protection and anti aging properties.

2. Start receiving regular facials

I also recommend all of my patients start getting regular deep cleansing facials with me in order to keep up with excess oil production. Facials should be done every 4 – 6 weeks during the warmer months to keep your skin fresh, clear, and balanced.

Each season, I offer a special facial that addresses the skin’s most pressing needs for the time of year.

Your Skin Care Expert

Tatjana: If the seasons are changing and you notice your skin is taking a turn for the worse, please make an appointment to see me. You should only entrust your seasonal skin care concerns with a licenced medical aesthetician like myself. However, my expertise sets me apart: I have more than 20 years of experience in the skin care industry and an extensive knowledge of skin ailments and their cures. In just one short in-office appointment, I will conduct a thorough skin assessment to determine the root cause of your skin’s troubles and recommend specific products and treatments to resolve them. I will take extra care in writing you a special “prescrip-skin” tailored to your skin’s unique needs.

Schedule Your Appointment

While the changing weather may be out of your control, your skin’s health is not. Pay attention to the state of your skin and switch up your routine as the seasons change. If you’re noticing persistent concerns, visit our office. Tatjana offers many different treatments guaranteed to keep your skin healthy and regulated during the changing seasons.

Make your appointment with Tatjana today by calling (614) 442-7610.

Be sure to keep up with our blog on our website at Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions to find out more ways to nourish and pamper your skin!

If you have a wedding on the horizon, chances are you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. What with choosing a venue, picking a perfect bouquet, and dealing with all of the hiccups along the way, it can be easy to put yourself last on the list.

Here at Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, we believe you should spend less time getting pretty and more time feeling pretty. That’s why we’ve decided to remove one of the biggest wedding stressors: timing your beauty and aesthetic treatments.

We’ve laid out an easy to follow guide for scheduling all of your prenuptial procedures. Before we get started, a quick note from Dr. Donaldson:  Starting your aesthetic treatments 12 months out is by no means imperative for a beautiful wedding. Whether it is a year away or the week before ‘I do’, there are treatment options available to help you look and feel like the very best version of you.

One Year

Major Surgeries

If you are considering a procedure like rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, or liposuction before the big day, we recommend scheduling them a year out. This will give you a generous amount of time to heal from the surgery so that you won’t need to be focused on your recovery in the months leading up. If your procedure affects your figure, this also gives you time to consider how your wedding attire may fit differently before and after.

Eight Months

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a very common treatment leading up to the big day, and for good reason; who should worry about under arm stubble when tossing the bouquet, or the bikini line on their honeymoon? Laser treatments are typically done in a series with an average of six sessions to maximize results. With four to six weeks between each treatment, eight months should provide the right amount of time to smooth those areas.

Ultherapy

If your wedding is at least six months away, Ultherapy is an excellent alternative to give you the benefits of a face lift with no downtime. Using safe ultrasound technology and your skin’s own natural healing process, Ultherapy provides aging skin a boost to improve overall appearance and give you a youthful glow.

Six Months

CoolSculpting

If surgery is out of the question due to time, finances, or personal preference, another option to consider is CoolSculpting. It is a non-invasive treatment that has become increasingly popular for treating “problem areas” that don’t resolve with pre-wedding diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is often performed on the arms, back, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, love handles, and under the chin.

Some opt for more than one treatment to really target certain areas, which should be done with eight weeks in between. Optimal results usually take anywhere from four to six weeks, so you will want a small buffer of time between your last treatment and the ceremony.

Kybella

Bra fat and double chins are common concerns for many brides-to-be. By dissolving this fat, Kybella can give you the confidence to walk into your ceremony with your head held high. Kybella is injected into the desired area, with most patients receiving two or three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Because Kybella dissolves the fat gradually, you may want to schedule this in-office procedure beginning about five to six months before your big day.

diVa

The reasons for feminine rejuvenation before a wedding may seem self-apparent, but the diVa Laser Treatment is beneficial for more reasons than you might think. Known to help women’s issues like vaginal dryness, it can also be used to treat incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pain during intercourse, pH troubles and more. For best results, we recommend a series of three treatments spread four months apart, making six months the best time to begin diVa.

The results that diVa can provide are powerful – this private treatment can definitely spark the same confidence and glow as your other beauty and aesthetic procedures.

Three Months

Halo Laser Treatment

When it comes to our skin, wouldn’t we all love a fresh slate? Halo is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser designed to remove years of damage from the face. There are many benefits to laser skin resurfacing, including treating sun damage, pigment, fine lines, and improving the appearance of the skin’s pores and texture. Because everyone’s healing process is different, three months will allow your skin time to heal and reveal its natural glow.

BroadBand Light Treatment: BBL

Often done in tandem with Halo, BBL is your go-to laser treatment for correcting color and complexion. Many people with rosacea opt for this treatment before their wedding day because results are reliable and effective for even the most blushing of brides. A series of BBL treatments can be lined up with Halo treatments in order to minimize your recovery time and maximize your skin’s clarity.

Microblading

We’ve all looked back at past photos and thought, what on earth is up with my eyebrows? When you look back at your wedding photos, your brows should be the last thing on your mind. Microblading is a great way to achieve effortless, natural brows for your wedding. Three months gives you ample time for complimentary touch ups before the big day

With microblading, it’s really important to choose a qualified expert – Tatjana, our Lead Medical Aesthetician, will help you plan and shape your brows how you would like them to look well before your wedding. This will also give you the peace of mind that you don’t have to rely on a makeup artist to give you the full and beautiful brows you deserve.

Latisse

False eyelashes can be a pain, and, unless expertly applied, can look heavy and exaggerated. If you are looking for a fuller and natural lash, look no further – Latisse is your answer. Low-maintenance and done from home, Latisse is a prescription serum that will lengthen and thicken your own lashes for a beautiful effect. Adding Latisse to your regimen early will allow you to build up to the volume you desire.

One Month

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Botox and Filler

The month before the wedding means looking at finishing touches. If you are looking for a little something extra to complete your beauty treatments, this is the perfect time to schedule your Botox and filler appointment. These treatments can be done at the same time and both offer a completely subtle enhancement of your natural features. While filler is immediate, Botox takes four days to take effect – one month before gives you a perfect amount of time for touch ups if needed.

Week Of

Derma Plus

The week of the wedding is your time to relax, so a spa treatment like Derma Plus with Tatjana is the perfect way to pamper your skin while also ensuring seamless makeup application for the day of the ceremony.

Derma Plus is a combination of dermaplaning and a very mild chemical peel. Dermaplaning creates a smooth surface and helps with makeup application by removing hair and dead skin cells, while the gentle peel leaves skin instantly smooth, radiant and glowing.

Your Wedding Day

Finally, your wedding day has arrived.

When it is all said and done, the pictures, your guests’ impressions and your significant other’s opinions are all significant, but the most important thing on your wedding day is how you feel.

This timeline is our way to help you get into the mindframe of “I am beautiful”. After all, the only thing everyone will see is the beautiful person you are.

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, we know what a significant time your wedding can be. Some of us may find that marriage is an opportune time to also renew your vows to yourself. What time could be better to revitalize a passion for self-care as you embark on this new journey with your loved one?

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance; let us raise a glass to you.

Have you heard of microneedling?

It is certainly being celebrated, and for good reason – it has rapidly become a favorite among skincare patients and clinicians alike. So, why is microneedling becoming so popular?

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a safe and clinically proven technique for improving collagen production, using ultrafine needles to stimulate your skin’s natural healing process and to improve the appearance of pores, fine lines, acne, scars, discoloration and wrinkles. Quick and non-invasive, microneedling is a long-lasting method to achieve notably smoother, brighter, and more luminous skin after just one treatment.

How does microneedling work?

Essentially, it changes the skin on a cellular level by releasing blood platelets along with growth factors. After every microneedling treatment, your skin begins growing new collagen which, in turn, plumps the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are prevented or corrected, hyperpigmentation is improved and corrected, and scars are softened or diminished.

How many treatments do I need?

In order to achieve the best results, patients start with six treatments spaced two weeks apart, along with the use of recommended medical grade products at home. After this initial series is complete, most patients will then continue their microneedling appointments every four to six weeks to maintain their results. The more you receive, the better your skin will be!

Is there downtime?

Downtime is usually very minimal, averaging one to three days of redness depending on the sensitivity of your skin. Typically, skin is the most red immediately after treatment – the process essentially creates controlled wounds, so your body’s natural inflammatory response is activated immediately after treatment.

Your face will look like you got a sunburn, but it will resolve itself much faster than a sunburn would. Redness will subside dramatically in the 24 hours following treatment. You may want to avoid making plans for the following day until your skin returns to its normal color. Makeup and sunblock should also be avoided for 24 hours. There will be some mild flaking of the skin two to three days after the treatment. It will feel dry and tight, but will naturally exfoliate off.

How can I get the most out of microneedling?

Of course, this treatment works best with proper aftercare. Using the right products can optimize your treatment, so I will also spend some time doing a skin assessment. Together, we will develop an easy-to-follow skincare regimen using medical grade ingredients to complement the microneedling treatment.

Microneedling is like planting a new layer of grass. You need to water and nourish your new foundation in order to see the best results, and maintenance is key to your happy new skin.

Aquagold Treatment in Columbus, Ohio

Aquagold Fine Touch Treatment

Aquagold Fine Touch is similar to cosmetic microneedling, however it goes a step further. This treatment infuses the skin with customized skin cocktails through 20 small needles plated with 24-karat gold, allowing for greater absorption of the active ingredients through the tiny microchannels.

Tatjana Dzamov, our Lead Medical Aesthetician and Aquagold specialist, recently demonstrated this cutting-edge treatment and explained its benefits on Good Day Marketplace.

How does Aquagold Fine Touch treatment work?

First, we will figure out the right combination of serums for your skin. Once filled, the needled applicator is then pressed into the skin in an overlapping pattern, ensuring the solution is delivered evenly into the chosen area.

Does Aquagold hurt?

You may be surprised to hear there is virtually no pain connected with this procedure; your skin will numbed beforehand to ensure maximum comfort, with special attention given to particularly sensitive areas. The needles on the Aquagold applicator are ultra fine, smaller than even a hair follicle, meaning they will create very miniscule and precise punctures while inflicting the least possible amount of damage.

Why go for Aquagold?

Unlike traditional microneedling, Aquagold allows us the added benefit of microdosing combinations of result-driven products like BOTOX®, Restylane®, Volbella, vitamins like B12, peptides like Cytocare 516, and anti-inflammatories like CBD oil into the skin. These products create a specialized elixir that will help to reduce pore size, even out skin tone, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve redness and inflammation, and improve acne scars. The end result is glowing and vibrant skin for the next two to three months. For best results, I recommend four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

Aquagold and microneedling are not meant to replace each other, but rather to enhance the other’s benefits. Aquagold is a great way to give your microneedling regimen a boost when done in between your microneedling appointments. They pair very well together; microneedling can be done to maintain the benefits from your Aquagold treatment or vice versa.

Are you ready to schedule your microneedling or Aquagold appointment with Tatjana? Give us a call at (614) 442-7610 and get ready for healthy and beautiful skin.

You’ve had your consultation with Dr. Donaldson, decided on a plan of action together, and maybe even scheduled a date for your surgery. The next thing on your mind is probably ‘where will this all take place?

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, we want you to feel as confident and informed as possible before your procedure, which is why we want to tell you all about where we operate. While minor procedures that can be conducted under local anesthesia are performed in our office procedure room, all general anesthesia procedures are performed at accredited ambulatory surgery centers.

Surgery centers are outpatient facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care with a safe and convenient experience for patients. These centers are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment and highly trained staff that are fully committed to your care and comfort.

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Why do we operate at a Surgery Center?

Why not a hospital or, more practically, a private operating room? Many people associate surgery with hospitals, assuming that they are the only facilities equipped for their procedure. Others expect their procedure to be done in an operating room privately owned and exclusive to the practice.

However, there are many reasons that make surgery centers a much better choice for our patients. Here are just a few reasons why they are preferred by Dr. Donaldson.

Patient focused  

When an operating room is privately run, there is a lot of variability in your experience depending on the surgeon and his or her resources. Surgery centers, however, have a much more streamlined system of operations. Every patient and medical professional is there for a planned surgery, and there is no concern of disruption, short-handedness, or a last minute change to affect your procedure. The environment is comfortable, personalized, and patient-focused, providing a certain level of ease for our patients.

Flexible scheduling

The surgery centers we partner with have multiple surgery suites at their disposal, which provides steady availability for when you schedule your procedure. Surgery centers’ schedules are also less variable than those of privately owned operating rooms, as they’re not dependent on the day-to-day events of the surgeon’s practice. Dr. Donaldson has dedicated time blocked on Tuesdays and Thursdays for that allows your surgery to be scheduled at the center far in advance if you so choose.

Improved safety  

While there is risk associated with any surgery, the vast majority are performed without any complications. However, surgery centers have a full nursing staff and multiple physicians onsite, which provides our patients the peace of mind that they are in the best of hands. These centers are better prepared than private operating rooms in terms of staffing and equipment to handle every emergency situation that might arise.

Dr. Donaldson Walking To Surgery Columbus, OH - Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions

Short stays  

Surgery centers are outpatient facilities, meaning you will be in and out of your surgery the same day. This is ideal for the type of cosmetic procedures that Dr. Donaldson performs, which are routine and require an extended stay only under very specific conditions, making surgery centers ideal for our patients.

Cost-effective  

Although going with a surgery center is slightly more expensive than using an in-house operating room, the value of the resources and safety provided to the patient make it entirely worth the cost. Also, patients are not subject to any of the indirect and overhead costs of a surgeon’s private operating room, which are left up entirely to the surgeon in question. Payments are also made beforehand with any and all operating room or anaesthesia fees already applied, so there are no surprises waiting for you while you are focusing on recovery.

Higher quality care

Surgery center patients benefit from an equal or even improved quality of care than that found in a privately owned operating room. Dr. Donaldson has hand-picked his own highly trained surgical team for their vast knowledge, experience, and unparalleled ability to deliver the best quality care to his patients. The same team is used for the majority of all of our procedures, allowing Dr. Donaldson to focus on what he does best.

Convenient locations  

Because these facilities are free standing, there are no issues with locating them or finding parking on the day of your surgery. They are designed with your convenience in mind, and are often found adjacent to residential communities for easy access. If privacy is of concern to a patient, surgery centers are relatively inconspicuous and offer a certain level of comfort and discretion.

Central Ohio Surgical Institute (COSI) and Knightsbridge Surgery Center

Although Dr. Donaldson is credentialed at many surgery centers and hospitals in Columbus, there are two that are primarily used because of their expertise, professionalism, and outstanding patient feedback.

Knightsbridge Surgery Center

Conveniently located just off of Rt. 315 and Bethel Road, the Knightsbridge Surgery Center is an outpatient facility created in partnership with OhioHealth. The area’s finest board certified surgeons, including Dr. Donaldson, hold exclusive operating privileges here, ensuring you are in the best of hands throughout the whole process.

Central Ohio Surgical Institute

Also known as COSI, the Central Ohio Surgical Institute is an outpatient facility located north of Columbus in New Albany. Equipped with the latest in surgical equipment and advanced instrumentation, COSI is known for its sophistication as well as its emphasis on patient comfort, making it a great choice for Dr. Donaldson’s patients.

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Learn More About Us

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, our commitment to helping patients make informed decisions guides everything that we do. It is important to us that patients have a full-rounded understanding of where their procedure will take place so they can make the best decision for their lives. Our proud partnership with these surgery centers make us confident that we are delivering the best quality care, and we are glad for the opportunity to help you feel the same.

If you would like to learn more about where we operate, reach out to us at info@donaldsonplasticsurgery.com, ring us at (614) 442-7610, or come in for a consultation with Dr. Donaldson.

We’re looking forward to helping you feel like the very best version of you!


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