Recognized as one of the 25 most influential venous professionals by Vein magazine, board-certified Dr. Ronald G. Bush helps vanquish unwanted spider veins with sclerotherapy injections or laser wavelengths at Midwest Vein & Laser Center. After Dr. Bush shakes each of the spider vein's eight hands, he assesses the trouble area by scanning the skin surface with an ultrasound or light. Moderately and severely mottled spots can be treated with the sclerotherapy's injected solution, which helps coagulate and redirect blood to lessen spider-vein clumps. Alternatively, for clients who have skin types 1–4 and have not recently held a slumber party in a tanning bed, the laser-therapy treatment can help thwart smaller reddish veins or facial veins. Each treatment lasts 20 minutes on average, and patients can schedule an additional treatment at the Groupon price if booked on the initial visit.
SmartLipo Laser and Cosmetic Center's aims to expunge the signs of aging on weatherworn head façades with skin burnishing facials and state-of-the-art CO2 laser resurfacing, a treatment that WebMD describes as an “anti-aging breakthrough.” To kick things off, one of these gurus treats faces to a 15-minute microdermabrasion, a surface-sprucer that removes the outer layer of the epidermis with a controlled stream of exfoliating crystals from a jet nozzle. In addition to sloughing away dead cells, this treatment unearths a fresher skin stratum and lessens the appearance of fleshy flaws, including blemishes, fine lines, and sun damage. After expunging pore pollutants and burrowing face gophers, guests then move on to the 45-minute CO2 laser resurfacing treatment. These seasoned staffers gently sweep frontispieces with high-frequency beams of light, removing old skin and spurring collagen into production mode to help tighten epidermises and diminish deep wrinkles caused by sun exposure, aging, and James Cagney impersonations. Although topical anesthesia cream is applied before the procedure, most clients report minimal discomfort. Postlaser redness or puffiness typically vanishes like loose pocket change within a few days, with results lasting for up to several years.
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.
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.
A painter in her spare time, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe appreciates that her job lets her blend art with science. In her medical practice, she specializes in face, breast, and body procedures and on breast reconstruction after cancer. Nonsurgical services at Roxy include injectables and laser treatments as well as facial treatments performed by a medical aesthetician with more than 18 years of experience.
Dr. James Kerchner, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and registered nurse Kelly Dorsten have been providing aesthetic upgrades to clients for more than 20 years. They fight wrinkles and plump up lips with Botox injections and dermal fillers. They use a diode-laser system, which treats all skin and most hair types, to remove body hair peeking out of sandals, bathing suits, and chain mail. They also stock products from Rejuve and Vivité to help clients expand their skincare regimens beyond the office doors. For more intensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kerchner calls upon 30 years of performing oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, install dental implants, and perform surgical jaw reconstruction.
Although a dental office usually isn't the first place you'd associate with peace and relaxation, Womack Dental's pastel green and blue walls and paintings of vivid flowers and trees aim to impart exactly those feelings. At its helm is Dr. Gordon Womack, a 25-year veteran specializing in procedures that require sedation or general anesthesia, such as extractions or implants. When not practicing, Dr. Womack spreads good vibes outside the office with Give Kids A Smile, a nonprofit that provides free dental care to underprivileged children.