When Erica Vicens?s mother, Gloria, came home one day with permanent eyeliner, Erica fell in love with the dramatic look. But she was only seven years old, and had to wait many years before getting the procedure herself. When Erica finally traded in her eyeliner pencil for good, she also signed up for a training class to learn how to apply permanent makeup on her own. ?The first time I took the training class, knew that was it,? Erica said. She was just as enchanted with the process as she had been with the results.
Headed by veteran plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Lichten, Central Ohio Plastic Surgery beautifies bodies with a suite of advanced cosmetic procedures. Botox treatments use injections of purified protein to paralyze wrinkle-causing muscles, smoothing out the epidermal furrows that can often obscure detailed facial tattoos. All procedures are performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon fully trained in administering injections safely and professionally. Appointments take about half an hour, and the injections themselves take only five minutes, allowing patients to defeat unwanted wrinkles during a lunch break or the boring part of a favorite feature-length infomercial. Full effects are usually apparent after two weeks, and the results last up to four to six months.
The medical staff at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery has the clinical knowledge and artistic touch to transform patients from head to toe—and they have the awards to prove it. The team includes four board-certified plastic surgeons with more than 50 years of combined experience: Drs. Timothy Treece, Susan Vasko, Robert Heck, and John Wakelin. All four were ranked top 5 doctors for plastic surgery in the 2010 Docs Rate Docs survey conducted by the Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV. More recently, Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery earned the 2012 Consumers' Choice Award in aesthetic medicine, and as also named a top aesthetic medicine practice and laser hair removal center in the 2012 Readers Choice Awards of ThisWeek News. The center has also earned prestigious Diamond-level provider status from Allergan, the maker of Botox. These four caring doctors can perform cosmetic surgical procedures on virtually any body parts.
Within the medical spa and laser center at CAPS, the skilled staff offers laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation. The med spa's licensed aestheticians brighten complexions with skin treatments ranging from exfoliating chemical peels to permanent makeup that eliminates the need for applying lipstick or smooching the Kool-Aid man. Full-service practice and medical-spa locations can be found in Upper Arlington and Easton Town Center, while additional med-spa locations are founds in the Salon Lofts in Hilliard, Dublin, and Westerville.
It's common to dread a trip to the doctor, but Gina K. Mayer isn't your average doctor. At Dr. Mayer's Wrinkle and Weight Solutions, LLC, she and her staff execute aesthetic services with professional skill, but still maintain a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Their approach helps alleviate any hesitance patients have about treatments such as Botox or micro-needling, which both require a mild amount of discomfort in order to erase wrinkles. Some of Dr. Mayer's other injections work toward different goals, including permanent cosmetics, which tattoos eyeliner or lip color in place, and sclerotherapy, which shrinks veins.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Haroon Aziz has worked to narrow the distinction between cosmetic surgery and art. He brings his ambitions and extensive medical expertise to Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Inc., where he oversees surgical procedures that range from face-lifts and blepharoplasty to tummy tucks. Dr. Aziz always prepares patients for major procedures with a thorough examination and consultation, during which he presents myriad image-altering options and recommends solutions based on the client's needs and preferences. Despite his wide-ranging expertise, including Botox injections, the doctor refuses to put on a one-man show, and instead relies on a licensed aesthetician to rejuvenate appearances with noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion facials.
Beyond its rust-and-silver-hued metal sign, Monarch Health's patients meet with Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy and an adept medical staff of certified nurse practitioners. In the cosmetic-therapy center, a trio of LightSheer Duet lasers scours skin's excess fuzz. Medical staffers bustle to and fro, working to personalize aesthetic services, such as facials and chemical peels, and families mosey into appointments for health surveys, physical examinations, and diet-and-lifestyle assessments. Therapists augment many treatment plans with natural foods and herbal supplements, which use Mother Earth's bounty to boost health without the dangers of bench-pressing a seemingly lonely bear cub.