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.
Staff members at A Touch of Beauty Salon and Spa pamper their clients from head to toe with treatments ranging from modern haircuts to essential-oil-infused pedicures. During hair services, stylists revamp coifs with haircuts and braided cornrows, and brighten tresses with all-over color or highlights. They also adorn locks with sew-in extensions, quick weaves, and custom-made wigs, ideal for adding instant glamour or thoroughly confusing the mailman. On the spa end of services, technicians customize facials to each client’s skin type. Body scrubs and wraps infused with African shea butter moisturize the skin, and manicures and pedicures pair with paraffin dips and peppermint oil to soften paws.
After living everywhere from Washington, DC, to Guatemala, the owners of Urban Moves wound up in Columbus, and decided to pursue their passion for fitness and entrepreneurship. They bought the gym from its previous owner, and transformed it into a membership-free fitness studio dedicated exclusively to exercisers working with trainers, either one-on-one or in group classes.
In the boutique studio, the team of personal trainers designs programs to suit their clients’ goals, whether they want to complete a 5K race or take a bite from the famed nougat peak of Mount Everest. The troupe also hosts a variety of group classes in a wide range of exercise modalities, from gentle yoga to high-tech Power Plate training—a bona fide miracle of modern science that shapes muscles through vibration.
Inside Snap Fitness, rows of gleaming dumbbells stand waiting on racks near weight machines, treadmills, and a range of other exercise equipment. Personal trainers assess clients' strength and fitness levels during the complimentary 30-minute consultations, then help them slim down and develop great exercise form.
At Vision Professionals, Drs. Chris Smiley, Jaclyn Paskiet, and Valerie Gardner combine their areas of expertise to provide patients with comprehensive ocular care. As director of the on-site specialty contact-lens clinic, Dr. Smiley specializes in difficult-fit contacts for patients with rare eye diseases or complex prescriptions. He also provides vision rehabilitation for conditions such as keratoconus and severe dry eye. In the on-site pediatric and binocular-vision clinic, Dr. Paskiet performs infant exams and works with pint-sized patients to help make picture books less blurry but just as edible. Dr. Gardner welcomes patients of all ages, and boasts experience in the treatment of glaucoma and other retinal diseases, as well as comanagement of laser vision-correction and cataract surgery. After the vision specialists decipher prescriptions, their optical-boutique team helps patients select fashionable frames by designers including Burberry, Tag Heuer, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nike.