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Non-Surgical Rejuvenation Columbus
In addition to surgical means like blepharoplasty, face lift, and forehead lift, Dr. Shah performs facial rejuvenation procedures that can eliminate the signs of aging and restore your face to its youthful radiance. Our non-surgical procedures include BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers like Juviderm® or Restylane®, laser rejuvenation and chemical peels. The Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery staff can give you more information about all of these techniques.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Injectable Fillers- Juviderm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra,
- Obagi System Skin Care
- Chemical Peels
- Skin Care
- Hair Removal – Waxing
- Learn How to Get Rid of Those Lines Around Your Mouth
- Is your doctor a real plastic surgeon?
- I am only 25, Is it too early for me to get Botox®?
Do you find yourself hiding behind smile lines and wrinkles? For those who would like to smooth their skin, but don’t want to undergo face lift, blepharoplasty, or forehead lift, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be an excellent alternative . The Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery can safely and easily restore your youthful appearance by temporarily eliminating creases, fine lines, and crow's feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified chemical that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, giving the skin a smooth, rejuvenated appearance. Some of the common areas treated by BOTOX® Cosmetic include crow's feet, frown and laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments at our Columbus office take about 15 minutes and little or no anesthesia is needed. Each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment lasts up to three months and can be repeated as necessary (with continued injections the effects might last longer). For an even more youthful and glowing appearance, you may want to combine a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment with a chemical peel or a laser treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into the affected muscles and generally takes three to seven days to take full effect. Although BOTOX® will dramatically improve your appearance by reducing and eliminating wrinkles, it will not drastically change your appearance or make it obvious that you had work done.
In addition to eliminating wrinkles, studies have shown that BOTOX® Cosmetic is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. If you want to learn more about the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic , our Columbus staff will be happy to answer your questions.
Chemical and Laser Peels
Chemical and laser peels improve the skin's appearance skin by peeling away the damaged top layers, revealing smoother, more youthful skin. In addition, chemical and laser peels can be used to eliminate or improve wrinkles, mild scarring, certain types of acne, sunspots, age spots, freckles, and splotching. Chemical and laser peels, done in our Columbus office, are one of the best ways to improve the skin on your neck, chest, hands, legs, or arms.
During chemical or laser peels, a chemical solution is spread over small areas of the skin that causes it to blister and peel off, regenerating new skin that is smoother and less wrinkled. Most patients experience a warm sensation that lasts five to 10 minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. A laser peel involves using heat energy to cause a controlled burn to the top layers of skin, causing your skin to regenerate and become smoother and brighter. Patients experience a warm sensation during the treatment and then a sunburned feeling for approximately 12 hours after treatment. After undergoing a chemical or laser peel in our Columbus office, many patients experience a reaction similar to sunburn, as well as peeling, redness, and scaling, but these symptoms usually subside within three to seven days.
Chemical and laser peels can remove wrinkles and smooth fine lines, helping restore your face to its natural glow. If you want to learn more about chemical and laser peels, the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery can provide you with more information!
Below is a complete menu of our non-surgical offerings. Click here to learn more about Chemical Peels for you.
Simply C Peel
This service is designed to give a mild 20% Vitamin C peel. Excellent for sensitive skin and can control mild acne skin conditions. Helps stimulate cellular (anti-aging) renewal and provides antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties.
Antiaging or Pigment Plus Peel
This light to medium peel is best for skin where lines, wrinkles, skin tone & texture is the main concern. A layered peel is applied to the skin to exfoliate and stimulate cellular renewal to reveal a brighter, firmer, more refined texture to the skin for a smoother, younger looking appearance.
Pigment Balancing Masque
Pigment Balancing Masque is a customized brightening treatment targeting hyperpigmentation to dramatically improve the uneven appearance of photodamaged, mottled skin after a series of 4-6 treatments. The masque combines high-performance brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a peeling acid solution to accelerate cell renewal and diminish diffuse and localized hyperpigmentation.
30-40 Minutes. Cost $150.
Reconditioning and Firming Treatment
This treatment is ideal for dehydrated, aging, and environmentally damaged skin types. The use of specific cleansing, toning, masque, and protective products will help to leave a healthier, firmer appearance to the skin.
30-40 Minutes. Cost $100
Deep Pore Cleansing Facial
This facial is perfect for any client experiencing congested pores, including those with teenaged skin. The combination of products helps to reduce oil without drying and gives the skin the hydration it needs. Botanicals in the Phyto Corrective Gel are anti-bacterial, while the Clarifying Clay Masque draws out impurities and oils that can be harmful to the skin and clog pores.
45 Minutes. Cost $100.
This treatment, designed for acne-prone skin, includes a calming masque and lymphatic drainage as well as corrective products that are ideal for the treatment of acne on the face, chest or upper back.
30 Minutes. Cost $100.
Calming Treatment for Sensitivel Rosacea Skin
This treatment is designed to help calm and soothe compromised skin. The Vitamin-C Firming Masque will aid in reducing erythema, irritation, and inflammation associate with problematic/rosacea skin types.
40 Minutes. Cost $85.
Micro Peel is an Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA) peel, is safe, quick and effective. The peel is an alternative to traditional chemical peels. This peel uses mechanical methods to augment light chemical. Using the Fitzpatrick Scale, it treats all skin tones. See results after one visit!
30 Minutes. Cost $120 add on Cryotherapy $20.
Micro Peel Plus
Micro Peel Plus is a Beta Hydroxyl Acid (BHA) peel. It is safe, quick and effective on acne skin. Cryotherapy is then administered to kill the bacteria on top of the skin.
30 Minutes. Cost $125.
Infinite Smiles Radiant Facial
This facial is customized to the needs of the individual. Gentle cleansing and toning before a relaxing face, neck and decollete massage. A specialty masque is applied and either steam or hot towels applied. Finish with thermal spring water from France, and a light moisturizer and sun screen.
45 minutes. Cost $95.
A facial for the back! Reduce inflammation. Relax with a gentle cleansing and toning and exfoliation. A specialty masque is applied before steaming, followed by light extractions.
30 minutes. Cost $55.
Using a surgical instrument to lift and removed dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.
This procedure uses dry ice to kill bacterial on the surface of the skin and reducing inflammation.
Hair Removal – Waxing
Full Face $73
UnderArm Starting at $30
Lower Leg $42
Full Leg $75
Back Starting at $65
Bikini Starting at $34
Brazilian Starting at $65
Inner Thigh & Bikini $65
Inner Thigh $ Brazilian $82
Chest Starting at $65
(Do not tan 24 hours prior to orfollowing any hair removal) (Do not use any products containing Retin-A 72 hours prior to orfollowing hair removal).
Lines Around the Mouth
Dr. Bivik Shah treats patients from Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio for lines around the mouth. You may have just started noticing lines or wrinkles around your mouth, or you have may have been concerned about them for a long time. Most people just are not sure what can be done about them. At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, in Columbus, Ohio, we use the latest and most advanced techniques to offer you the best option for your needs. Today, there are simple solutions as well as more complicated options. It just depends on how much correction you want! We offer simple treatments with fillers (like Restylane® or Juvèderm™), and more involved options like laser and chemical peels. Let's look at all of these options.
Why does a wrinkle form?
Dr. Bivik Shah believes that a wrinkle forms for two basic reasons. First, the underlying muscle "wrinkles" the skin when it contracts or works. This would be the same as grabbing a sheet on a freshly made bed with your fist – there would be many wrinkles. The second reason is the effect of gravity and aging. There is loose skin, and when something is loose, it wrinkles! The lines around the mouth are mainly caused by the muscle underneath. When you talk, smile, smoke (this is particularly damaging to the delicate skin around the mouth), or just plain use your lips a lot, lines and wrinkles are the result. All of the lip treatment options offered by Dr. Shah involve dealing with the muscle underneath or the skin on top of the mouth. At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, in Columbus, Ohio, we offer all of these options for you.
Fillers (JUVÉDERM™, Restylane®, RHA®, or Bellafill®)
Many of the patients that Dr. Shah sees from all around Ohio are not quite sure what a “filler” is. A “filler” is something that does just that: it fills the space underneath a wrinkle to “beef” it up so that it is smooth with the surrounding skin. Both Restylane® and Juvéderm™ act the same way. They can be injected under a wrinkle and in a matter of minutes, your facial lines will be softer, smoother, and very natural looking.
Many patients are concerned about whether there will be pain with this procedure. At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bivik Shah uses special techniques to numb the area with creams so that the procedure is pain free. The procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes to perform in the office, and because there is no recovery time needed, you can drive back home or to work when it’s over. Juvéderm™ lasts for about a year and Restylane® lasts for about six to nine months. Call us now to learn more about them!
RHA is a “resilient hyaluronic acid” filler that mimics the natural HA in our own skin. RHA is the first HA filler that is FDA approved for treating dynamic facial wrinkles and folds, therefore it gives very natural looking results. RHA is resilient because it can treat both dynamic and static wrinkles, as well as restore lost volume in all areas of the face. RHA can be injected to the mid and lower face which includes the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, jawline, and even the lips! RHA lasts up to 15 months depending on area treated, age, & lifestyle. Recovery includes minimal bruising and swelling for about 3-5 days. No strenuous activity for the first 24 hours, but just like other fillers the results are instant! However, give everything a full 2 weeks to settle.
Bellafill is a collagen based dermal filler that is made from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, that binds with the collagen of your own skin. It is injected to help achieve more youthful, contoured, and smooth skin. Bellafill can be injected to many areas of the face. These areas include cheeks, jawline, temples, smile lines, and nasolabial folds. Bellafill is injected to correct any volume and collagen loss in the face, even acne scars. Bellafill is usually not injected in the tear troughs or lips. Bellafill can last up to 5 years or more. Recovery includes minimal bruising, swelling, soreness for up to the 3 days that usually resolves within 7 days. Bellafill results only get better over time as collagen is rebuilding!
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that works on the muscles around the lips. Dr. Shah is very careful to use BOTOX® Cosmetic so that you have lips that move very naturally and have smoother skin. The injections only take about 15 – 30 minutes, and you can go right back to work when the appointment is done. BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts for about three to six months, depending on how many times you have it done. Call now to schedule an appointment.
What if I have a lot of lines or wrinkles around my lips?
For those of you with significant lines around the mouth, Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery feel that your best option might be a laser rejuvenation treatment or a chemical peel.
Profractional Laser Rejuvenation
Dr. Shah is one of the few plastic surgeons in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio area that offer fractionated laser rejuvenation. Similar to Fraxel™, its advanced technique uses a pixilated approach so that the recovery is only a day or two. In fact, most people are able to go back to work in a few days after treatment. Best of all, you do not have to be put to sleep – Dr. Shah has only to apply a numbing cream and perform a simple nerve block to make you comfortable during the procedure. And you can drive yourself home.
The Profractional laser treatment uses an Erbium laser which penetrates deep into the lower layers of your skin to promote collagen regeneration. The results of this laser treatment can be amazing – producing skin that is smooth and even-toned, with remarkably few brown spots! Most people need about three to four treatments to experience the full effect of Profractional Laser Rejuvenation. If you are interested in tightening fine lines and wrinkles, and making your skin brilliant again, contact the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery today for your private skin rejuvenation consultation.
At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, the chemical peel is saved for people who want quick, dramatic results. When Dr. Shah performs a chemical peel, usually all of the lines around the mouth are improved dramatically for smooth, natural, and healthy looking skin. The procedure takes about an hour and you can be put under general anesthesia or choose to have twilight anesthesia, which allows you to remain awake, but very comfortable (and do not feel pain). The recovery is usually about five to 10 days, depending on the depth of the peel that is used. View before and after pictures of patients with a chemical peel, or visit our chemical peels page for additional information. Contact us now to learn more about all of your options.
I am only 25, Is it too early for me to get Botox®?
Botox® is actually works better if you get it early, before any significant sign of a wrinkle. There are two reasons why the Plastic Surgeons at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery in Ohio, recommend younger patients to consider Botox®. First, if you start getting Botox® before you have a noticeable wrinkle between your eyebrows, then Botox®, injected by a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, will prevent you from EVER getting that wrinkle! It's almost too good to be true! Second, Botox®, if you continue to get it regularly, before the muscle starts working again, you have the potential to prolong the life of Botox® so that it can last over a year!
For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic, chemical peels and more, contact the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bivik Shah.