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.

Tatjana discusses microblading treatment for brows on Good Day Marketplace.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery was named on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to the percentage revenue growth over a three year period. A total of 36 Central Ohio companies made the list this year, and Donaldson Plastic Surgery was ranked 4,202 out of 5,000 companies, growing 81% throughout the last 3 years.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

The following is an excerpt from BizJournal’s article “Columbus region puts 36 fast-growing companies on the Inc. 5000″– Click here to read full article

This year’s Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies includes 36 businesses in the Columbus region.

The annual ranking by Inc. magazine pegged Westerville IT staffing firm Central Point Partners LLC as the fastest-growing in Central Ohio, with a three-year revenue growth rate of 1,956 percent to reach $2.1 million last year.

That was second in Ohio only to the Cincinnati-area pet supplies retailer Trupet LLC.

Two other Central Ohio companies had three-year growth rates over 1,000 percent: Columbus software developer T-Pro Solutions, at 1,478 percent, and Columbus advertising firm Tenfold LLC, at 1,347 percent.

Tenfold founder Rachel Friedman is being honored as one of Central Ohio’s most-admired executives this year as part of our annual C-Suite Awards. Tenfold also won big at the 2017 ADDYs…..Read Full Article

 

Donaldson Plastic Surgery has been recognized as one of Central Ohio’s fastest growing companies, making Columbus Business First’s 2018 Fast 50 list.

The following is an excerpt from BizJournal’s article “The 2018 Fast 50: Here are Central Ohio’s fastest-growing companies″– Click here to read full article.

The economy is on a roll, and that has many local companies posting some impressive growth numbers.

For Columbus Business First’s 2018 Fast 50, we found nine companies that have doubled their revenue each of the past three years, including one with an impressive three-year growth rate averaging more than 600 percent.

You can see the companies on this year’s Fast 50 listed alphabetically below.

We’ll reveal their rankings and growth rates at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, followed by stories online and in print. You can find more information on tickets to the event here.

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 Awards, which honor the region’s fastest-growing private companies. To be eligible, companies have to be for-profit and privately held, averaging at least $1 million in revenue for the past three years….. Read Full Article

Adrienne is featured on Good Day Marketplace discussing Coolsculpting to help get ready for bathing suit weather.

 

Lead Medical Aesthetician, Tatjana Dzamov, was featured on Good Day Marketplace to discuss Aquagold treatment. Similar to micro-needling, this micro channeling device is used with a cocktail of botox, Restylane, CBD oil, B12, and peptides. It helps to treat symptoms such as redness, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and hyper-pigmentation due to sun damage. This treatment lasts for about 2-3 months. For best results, we recommend 4 treatments, 4 weeks apart.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery was named on the Corporate Citizenship: Largest In-Kind Donations to Central Ohio Organizations list from Columbus Business First for the 2018 year.

The Corporate Citizenship: Largest In-Kind Donations list is ranked according to the value of businesses’ in-kind contributions to organizations in the Columbus area – these contributions are measured in the donations of goods and services rather than cash. A total of 98 Central Ohio companies made the list this year. Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions was ranked 73rd, contributing goods and services equal to a total value of $5,000, in addition to their cash donations of $5,000, to organizations in the Central Ohio area.

The Corporate Citizenship: Largest In-Kind Donations to Central Ohio Organizations list honors those companies whose philanthropic efforts make the Columbus community a better place. In 2011, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson established DPS Cares as a philanthropic extension of his successful plastic surgery practice in Columbus, Ohio. DPS Cares gives back to the local community by supporting organizations that are important to their patients and staff.

You can view Columbus Business First’s Corporate Citizenship: Largest In-Kind Donations to Central Ohio Organizations List here.

After medical school and eight additional years of surgical training, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson is ready to start his first practice. In plastic surgery. One of the specialties suffering most acutely from the nation’s anemic discretionary spending.

Now completing a fellowship in plastic surgery of the eye in Atlanta, the Upper Arlington native plans to open a Columbus-area office in February. That would have sounded great last winter, when trade groups were reporting yet another blockbuster year for cosmetic procedures in a largely cash-only business that lacks the hassles of insurance reimbursements.

This year, surgeons are seeing a decline in elective cosmetic procedures as patients opt for just a tummy tuck instead of adding breast augmentation, or choose Botox over a face-lift. Eye surgeons, meanwhile, are reporting a decline in laser vision correction, another procedure not usually covered by insurance.
“By starting a practice, I’m also starting a small business,” Donaldson said. “This is not the perfect circumstances in which to do that.”

Donaldson’s game plan will be to rely at first on insured procedures, such as reconstructive surgery following cancer or an accident. Many new plastic surgeons start out that way and gradually build the cosmetic side of the practice through word of mouth, he said. Donaldson hopes to be no different, but – mindful of the economy – he won’t try to build too fast.

According to a survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, three of five doctors have seen a decline in cosmetic procedures this year. The survey said the Midwest is the least-affected region, which may explain why Donaldson is willing to dive into the market and established practices say they’re doing fine.

“It is absolutely being seen locally. (But) my situation is a little different,” said Dr. Stephen Smith, a facial plastic surgeon who joined Ohio State University this year with a goal of emphasizing cosmetic procedures alongside reconstructive work.

Smith said the declines are more often at practices that were already at capacity and not accepting new patients. Since his practice is new, he’s seeing some growth.

“It’s probably growing slower than it would have otherwise,” he said. “It’s a concern for all of us.”

Consumers logging into Realself.com, a Web site dedicated to cosmetic procedures, are spending more time researching and are looking more often into less-invasive options, said CEO Tom Seery.

“Certainly there’s been a substantial shift in consumer demand,” he said.

Luxury item

Even surgeries covered by insurance are affected because patients are losing coverage or face higher co-payments, Smith said. Patients have expressed economic concerns during consultations, he said.

“I tell them I’m not going anywhere. This isn’t something that has to be done today,” he said.
The Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery has steady volume, in part because Dr. Bivik Shah operates in his own surgery center, which has lower facility costs than a hospital, said practice administrator Mary Beth Smith. It’s unclear what growth would have been without the economic crisis, she said.

“They may have a list of three or four items, but they pick the one that’s bothering them the most,” she said. “Everybody’s seen the decline. We are considered a luxury item.”
Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery is on track for at least 15 percent growth this year, practice member Dr. John Wakelin said. Patients at times are opting for one procedure instead of two, he said, but the downturn hasn’t hurt.

“My revenue is up significantly from last year,” said Dr. Carol Clinton of Timeless Skin Solutions LLC in Dublin.
Clinton isn’t a surgeon and specializes in surface skin treatments such as injections and lasers, which more people are choosing. In the down economy, established patients are stretching time between treatments by a few weeks, she said.

Lasik down

The downturn in vision correction surgery is seen most starkly in the results for publicly traded LCA-Vision Inc. The Cincinnati-based chain, which operates a LasikPlus Vision Center at Easton, saw a 50 percent drop in revenue to $37 million in the third quarter, resulting in a $5 million loss. Through the first nine months, procedures are down 37 percent.

“Interest in elective procedures, especially things like lasik, have always trended along the line of the consumer confidence index,” said Dr. Curtin Kelley, director of refractive surgery for Arena Eye Surgeons in Columbus.

Kelley’s lasik volume is down about 15 percent from last year, he said, but overall business is doing fine. Several patients are migrating to implantable lenses, which can be more expensive.

“The demand is still there,” Kelley said. “If it’s not affordable now, they wait till next year.”

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Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson – Plastic surgeon, Donaldson Plastic Surgery

“Interest in my profession has exploded in the last 10 years with the advent of bioengineered aesthetic injectible agents such as Botox and Restylane. These products have reached new patient populations and expanded my ability to achieve excellent results. At the same time, operations have become safer, more refined and less debilitating so that the net result is increased demand for broadened, improved plastic surgical services through these powerful gateway technologies. Further advancements such as barbed suture (no knot-tying required), skin substitutes, tissue glues, custom implants generated by 3-D CAT scans, fiberoptic visualization, programmable pain medication infusions, dissolvable bone plates and screws, surgical robotics and microscopic surgical systems also have created new opportunities for me to help patients through reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgical technology has advanced more rapidly than most other medical services, and it is uniquely positioned to benefit both my practice and my patients.”

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