All Of Your Skin Tightening Options, In One Place

Aging, pregnancy, weight gain (or loss), hormones, genetics, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and sun exposure can all contribute to drooping skin. Treatments for tightening the skin, however, are more difficult to identify. Reversing the skin’s natural processes can be challenging, but there are several truly effective skin tightening solutions at Donaldson Plastic Surgery that you should know about.

We’re here to answer two questions:

  1. What treatments & procedures are out there specifically to tighten skin? and
  2. which ones are the most effective?
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The Most Effective Treatment For You Depends on Skin Laxity & Elasticity

Whether a treatment will be effective or not varies from person-to-person, depending on two things: the level of skin laxity (mild, moderate, or severe) and the overall elasticity of the skin. For example, an individual in their 20s or 30s with mild or moderate loose skin will have relatively higher skin elasticity and, therefore, will be more likely to see loose skin improve over time with regular non-invasive treatments.

Moderate to severe skin laxity is more common among individuals in their 50s or 60s. This population is more likely to have relatively lower skin elasticity, so their skin may be less responsive to non-surgical treatments. In this case, surgical skin tightening may be a more effective path to correct your concerns.

No matter your concerns or what level of loose skin you have, we have the tools to help you address it. Our team of experienced aesthetic specialists is here to help you identify what level of treatment is right for you to tighten loose skin of the face, neck, and body — all the way from result-driven products to our surgical skin tightening procedures.

Skin Care Solutions & Medspa Treatments

Our Medical Aestheticians Tatjana and Nikki recommend a combination of at-home care and professional Medspa treatments to correct mild to moderate loose skin of the face, neck, and body. Listed below is a powerful collection of medical-grade skincare products that you can use to improve skin elasticity, visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and combat signs of aging.

Topical Products:

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BODY:

All of these products, including the facial and body rollers, are available for purchase by phone or in person.

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Medspa Treatments:

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Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments

Ultherapy

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy are more targeted and go deeper to address the underlying causes of mild to moderate loose skin. Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment that uses ultrasonic energy to send waves deep within the skin that stimulate collagen production. Because it works on a deeper level than other treatments, Ultherapy is a great preventative treatment for individuals seeing the beginnings of aging skin, rather than a fix to severe sagging or wrinkling. It is primarily intended to lift and tighten the skin of the brow, chin, jowls, neck, and upper chest, but can also be used to target other specific areas of concern.

Halo

Halo laser treatment

Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing is a hybrid fractional laser treatment that addresses a number of visible skin concerns and offers skin tightening benefits from inducing collagen production in the healing process. For patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, Halo can result in more youthful, tighter-looking skin. Although the Halo laser is not primarily for skin tightening, patients usually see and feel a skin tightening effect. Wrinkles and fine lines are addressed with Halo, as well as other signs of aging, problematic skin texture, scarring, and sun damage. Other benefits of Halo include minimal downtime and a noticeable improvement of skin a just a couple of days. You can schedule Halo with Adrienne, Paige, Stacie, or Angie.

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Minimally-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments

Renuvion (J Plasma) Skin Tightening

Renuvion (also known as J Plasma) is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and helium gas to virtually tighten the skin of the face, neck, and body. A wand emitting the stream of energy is gently passed underneath (in some cases overtop) the dermal layer to cause contraction of the skin. Results can be seen immediately, but dramatically improve over time. See what one patient has to say about her chin liposuction and Renuvion results with Dr. Sieffert!

Injectables

Botox and fillers are not “skin tightening treatments”, but they do offer benefits that address signs of mild to moderate skin laxity, which is why we include them here.

Aging skin can cause wrinkles, folds, and droopiness to form, which can be corrected using minimally-invasive injectables like Botox and dermal fillers for the face. Botox works by softening the appearance fine lines and wrinkles in the skin by relaxing the muscle underneath that causes the crease to form. Fillers restore volume under the skin to an area where volume has been lost and skin has begun to droop or fold as a result (ex. the jawline, or nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Neither injectable treatment is used to reverse skin laxity, but they can help to improve common concerns associated with it.

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Surgical Skin Tightening Procedures

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To successfully treat more significant loose skin, surgery is usually the best option.

With surgical skin tightening procedures, excess skin is removed surgically and the remaining skin is re-draped tighter than before. This option is the gold-standard is for patients who have moderate to severe skin laxity as a result of aging or weight loss but can be ideal for mild to moderate skin laxity as well.

Here are some of our most effective surgical solutions performed by Dr. Donaldson & Dr. Sieffert.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are surgically removed from the abdomen (and the underlying muscles tightened) to improve its contours. Stretched skin in this area will not always retract on its own, making surgery the only option to return the abdomen to its original form.

Anyone who has undergone pregnancy or weight loss, or who just simply struggles with excess skin of the belly, can benefit from this kind of surgical tightening. Scarring for a tummy tuck is minimal and easily concealed with undergarments or bathing suits, and our tummy tuck patients are thrilled with their results. Their only regret is they wished they had done is sooner!

Body Lift

A body lift, or circumferential body contouring, is a procedure in which excess skin of the entire abdominal front, back, and sides is removed for a tighter trunk. Usually performed on individuals with severe skin laxity of the body, this procedure is common amongst individuals who have undergone significant weight loss and are left with excess skin as a result. A body lift can also encompass surgical tightening of multiple areas including the arms, chest, upper and lower back, buttocks, and thighs — the surgery is always customized to address the patient’s concerns.

Arm and Thigh Lift

Arm lifts and thigh lifts are procedures in which sagging excess skin of the upper arms and thighs is removed, often solving cosmetic concerns of the colloquial “bat wings” and sagging skin of the inner thighs and above the knee. They can be performed individually or together, depending on a patient’s wishes. These two areas are very likely to loosen with age, so the majority of arm and thigh lift candidates simply wish to see their extremities restored to a more youthful-looking state. Scarring is likely to be visible in these areas, so please discuss your concerns with your surgeon prior to surgery.

Face and Neck Lift

Facelifts and neck lifts are also common amongst individuals with concerns of drooping skin. As exterior representations of how we present ourselves to the world, the areas of the face and neck are often ones of prime importance — but, unfortunately, they can be some of the first areas to show the effects of aging. In a facelift and/or neck lift, excess skin is excised by your surgeon and the skin is laid tauter than it was before. Specific areas like the lower or upper face can be targeted, as in the case of a brow lift. Scarring is very discrete and easily concealed.

Eyelid Lift

Upper and lower blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, are surgical procedures in which excess skin of the upper and lower lid is carefully removed, and the remaining skin joined back together for younger, fresher-looking eyes. If you have what some might describe as overly-hooded eyes, or suffer from large bags underneath, you are likely a good candidate for an eyelid lift. Sometimes fat pads in the lower eyelid may also be removed to reduce puffiness. The procedure is straightforward and scarring is virtually invisible.

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Ready to See Which Skin Tightening Procedure is Right for You? We Can Help!

As a full-service plastic surgery practice, we are always uniquely equipped to offer each patient a customizable treatment plan, completely attuned to you. Our two board-certified plastic surgeons & our team of highly-trained non-surgical and aesthetic experts work closely together to recommend the right treatments that will help you reach your goals, and we take great care to vet the technology we use to offer the safest and most effective treatments available. We are intensely focused on delivering realistic recommendations and achieving beautiful outcomes.

If you’re curious to learn more, please submit your contact information below. Our friendly team of aesthetic coordinators will reach out to answer your questions and help you schedule your personalized consultation!

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The COVID Vaccine & Fillers: The Best Way to Do Both Safely

As Ohio vaccinations increase, questions have arisen about possible contra-indications for the COVID vaccine. Many injectable patients have been left wondering: “should I wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have recently had Botox or fillers?”, and “should I wait to receive Botox and fillers if I am newly vaccinated?”

As leading plastic surgeons in Columbus, Ohio, we use the most recent data available to provide guidance on the safety surrounding Botox, fillers, & the COVID vaccine, and how long is an appropriate amount of time to wait in between them. In order to decrease your potential for late-onset swelling, we recommend you err on the side of caution by scheduling time between your injections and the vaccine.

Covid Vaccine and Botox
Stacie Isler, PA-C, draws up Botox for a patient.

Receiving Injectables After the Vaccine

It is safe to receive treatments like Botox and fillers after receiving the COVID vaccine. The vaccine is not a contra-indication for Botox or fillers, meaning that if you are already vaccinated (or are planning to become vaccinated before your injectable visit), you have no reason to worry!

However, our injectors do recommend waiting approximately 2 weeks after your vaccine to come in for a Botox/filler treatment. The reason for this is to wait for any potential symptoms from the vaccine subside; not everyone experiences noticeable symptoms after vaccination, but your body will typically have some sort of an inflammatory response to the vaccine (which is what you want in order to create the antibodies to the virus) that you should wait out before resuming or trying new cosmetic treatments.


Receiving the Vaccine After Injectables

Is it safe to get the vaccine after Botox?

Yes! In our experience, we have not observed any instance where a patient has experienced side effects related to their Botox treatment after receiving the COVID vaccine, nor from other wrinkle relaxers like Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau.

Is it safe to get the vaccine after fillers?

Yes. It is safe to get the vaccine if you have a history of fillers. However, there is a very slight possibility you may receive some swelling afterward. There have been three cases reported by the FDA (out of a sample of 15,184) in which patients have experienced late-onset swelling in the area of their filler following the COVID-19 Moderna vaccination, most likely related to the body’s inflammatory response.

Reported symptoms of these cases were mild and quickly resolved. It is normal to be swollen for the couple of weeks after fillers. However, if swelling returns three to four weeks after fillers, this may be a symptom of your body’s immunological response following the vaccine.

In fact, this type of delayed-onset swelling isn’t uncommon. It is fairly normal to see residual swelling of the injection area anytime there is a diffuse inflammation response occurring in the body. Inflammation can be caused by any number of things that trigger an immune reaction — certain foods, environmental factors, and, of course, viruses can all cause varied levels of inflammation.

Guidance provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) states that, for these reasons, they do not discourage vaccination for any individual with a history of filler or Botox use.


Our Recommendations

Plan out your appointments. We agree with the ASPS that the risk of swelling is so minimal that it should not dissuade you from receiving the vaccine, nor cosmetic injectables. The benefits of receiving the vaccine vastly outweigh any potential risks or side effects like those described in the FDA’s report. It should not matter the order in which you receive them, as long as you provide yourself an appropriate buffer period to allow your body’s natural immune response to settle.

How Long Should You Wait After Your Filler to Get the Vaccine?

Give yourself a minimum of two-weeks between your appointments, just to be safe. Make an informed decision regarding your vaccination, and be sure to ask your injector any questions you have before your treatment. As healthcare providers, we encourage vaccination against COVID-19. We will continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines as they apply to healthcare facilities, and closely monitor the FDA’s literature as it relates to dermal fillers and the COVID vaccine.


Place Your Trust in the Experts

Still have questions about interactions between Botox & fillers and the vaccine? Just ask us! Donaldson Plastic Surgery is a highly-respected surgical practice with extensive non-surgical and injectable offerings. We are of Allergan Diamond Level status (reserved for the top 1% in Botox and Juvederm sales across the nation). If you are ready to meet with an injector that you can trust with your aesthetic goals, we would love to meet you for a consultation! Schedule your personalized consultation today.

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7 Useful Tips To Give You More Youthful-Looking Lips

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.

1. Lip filler

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!

2. Botox “Lip-flip”

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.

Lip Repair Treatment Being Performed

3. Lip Repair Enhancement

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.

4. YouthFull Lip Replenisher

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!

Mineral Lip Gloss Treatments

5. Glo Skin Beauty’s mineral lip gloss

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!

6. GrandeLips Hydrating Lip Plumper

Lip Hydration Treatment

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.

7. ZO Exfoliating Polish

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.

7. Lip lift

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!


Ready for Youthful-Looking 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!

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“You have to be confident in order to keep going, to keep pushing yourself through every day. Like with my job and taking care of my kids, just not giving up and just having that strength to keep on going.” – Jamie S., a Columbus, OH CVS Store Manager working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbus Finds Its True Strength From Within

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we are passionate about supporting our community and finding new ways to inspire confidence as we navigate the COVID-19 experience. While nobody knows when a return to normalcy will occur, many Columbus natives and DPS patients have taken this opportunity to show inspiring acts of kindness and resilience.

Inspired By The Real World Stories Of Our Community Leaders 

We asked our patients to send us stories of individuals who they have seen going above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. After receiving over 100 written nominations, we selected the most compelling, heroic, and selfless individuals to join us for a special event we called “Confidence is Essential.” The stories you see in the video above are real Columbus community members and Donaldson Plastic Surgery patients who have played an essential role in the lives of others since the start of COVID-19. We invited them to come sit down with us, reflect on their experiences, and share why they believe inspiring confidence is essential through these uncertain times. 

$35,000 Worth of Botox Treatments For Our Essential Local Heroes 

Our “Confidence is Essential” event, presented by our philanthropic extension DPS Cares, took place on Saturday, June 13 at the Donaldson Plastic Surgery office. Winners were invited to come receive complimentary Botox treatments on our patio, overlooking the scenic Historic Dublin pedestrian bridge and Bridge Park West Plaza. Over $35,000 worth of Botox was donated for the event, in addition to the services provided by our injectors — Dr. Donaldson, Dr. Sieffert, and Adrienne Yanich —and the rest of the Donaldson team. Keeping concerns of COVID-19 close in mind, patients were scheduled to arrive one-by-one to receive their treatments in a safe and enjoyable experience. We followed all of our practice’s regular safety protocols and took careful measures to ensure safe social distancing and mask requirements.

Complimentary Botox treatments are just one small way in which our practice is able to thank these individuals. “Because we’re not on the front lines in ICUs and treating COVID patients, we thought that the least we could do — because we are on the front lines of treating confidence — is to give back to those individuals by enhancing their day or their weekend.” explains renowned Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson. “We’re hopefully giving them a little something to look forward to in this time when there has been a lot of negative news and pessimism.”

We Continue To Look For Ways To Help Wherever We Can

In addition to this event, our practice has given back during COVID-19 by donating to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and establishing a laceration Suture Clinic to help alleviate local Emergency Rooms. 

“This event reinvigorated us,” remarks injector for the event Adrienne Yanich. “When you are stuck behind that mask every day, and you become just another faceless number, it’s difficult to remember your purpose. This event gave us an opportunity to hear the passions that people hold and why they choose to do the work that they’re doing.” 


June 13, 2020: “Confidence Is Essential” at Donaldson Plastic Surgery

A Thank You To The Talents & Support Behind This Project 

Natalie Folchi, the Columbus, Ohio based portrait and lifestyle photographer behind Folchi Creative, donated her talents to document the event, and produced these beautiful photographs of our providers and winners as they received their treatments. We love Natalie’s keen eye and her special talent to capture the joyous and genuine moments that define our practice.

A special thank you goes out to Elevate Creative, a full-service creative agency in Columbus, OH, for the creation of our Confidence is Essential video. We loved working with their team, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the beautiful portrayal of our patients’ stories.

We would also like to thank Dublin and Bridge Park’s local businesses J. Hilburn, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Kilwins Dublin, and Apricot Lane Boutique, who contributed their own gifts to our Confidence is Essential winners. Their donations serve as a heartwarming example of the strength and support this community is known for.

Moving Forward With Confidence 

We believe matching beauty on the outside with the beauty on the inside builds confidence. And we believe that confidence extends, lifting everyone we touch. We are confident that Columbus will emerge from this time stronger than ever before.

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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!

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The same person who fills your cavities also could be filling your wrinkles—with Botox.

Some dentists now are offering cosmetic procedures such as Botox.

Dr. Michael Firouzian started offering Botox and other dermal fillers after some of his patients asked about it.

“I found out that it’s something within our scope that we can do. I went down to Florida and did some training, and I had a plastic surgeon come in for a whole week and I trained with him,“ Firouzian said.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson said that a week of training can’t compare to years of training required for board certification in plastic surgery.

He said patients should stick with plastic surgeons for any cosmetic procedure.

“From my end, a plastic surgeon has specific training in cosmetic services and reconstructive services. It’s the safest bet to have those procedures done,“ Donaldson said. “Materials like Botox injected into the wrong anatomical area can cause things like eyelids to drop and different facial expressions to disappear.“

Firouzian said he knows and understands the risks.

“As dentists, we are fully trained in knowing all the anatomy and knowing where all the nerves are. This is a service we offer to our own patients with a full understanding that there are certain guidelines we have to abide by,“ Firouzian said.

The Ohio State Dental Board has ruled that treatments, such as Botox, are within the scope of practice for dentists as long as they are limited to the facial areas.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons said Botox falls squarely within the practice of medicine and should only be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

For the treatment and prevention of wrinkles, most people are aware of one solution — Botox; Columbus, Ohio men and women are also beginning to recognize other benefits.

Recent studies have suggested that people who are unable to make certain facial expressions actually feel the associated emotion less. For example, if you can’t scowl, you may not feel as angry… If you can’t cringe, you may feel less embarrassed or disappointed… If you can’t frown, you may feel happier!

Botox has been used extensively to treat tension headaches caused by muscles of the neck, face, and forehead, and now it is increasingly linked to improvements in depression as well:

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, Columbus, Ohio native Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson uses Botox in combination with other injectables such as Restylane and Juvéderm to provide customized, comprehensive facial rejuvenation. In addition to improvements in appearance, the research above suggests that these patients may notice improvements in mood as well!

botoxThere are many physical changes that come with age – most visibly, facial wrinkles. Commonly found around the eyes or on the forehead, these skin lines tend to form and deepen with time. For many plastic surgeons, Botox Cosmetic is the first-line treatment of choice.

Botox is a toxin derived from Clostridium Botulinum, and it works by relaxing the thin facial muscles that cause wrinkles in areas where it is injected. When the muscles relax, they can no longer contract to produce a line in the overlying skin. If you are considering Botox for the first time, here are a answers to some common questions.

How Long Before I See Results?

This is different for each patient; however, the average wait is three to four days.  Some patients notice improvement within 24 hours of injection, and the full result is expected within 14 days.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Once again, each patient can expect variations in duration. The effects typically last for three to four months, but some patients notice slightly more or less.

There are many different factors that affect a person’s susceptibility to wrinkles, including age, genetics, tobacco exposure and sun exposure. As skin loses its elasticity, it becomes more prone to wrinkling. Fortunately, Botox can help!

 


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