Maximize skin care results with minimally invasive alternatives
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments and skin care applications reduce signs of aging and skin damage. You can get a refreshed, youthful look with a non-surgical facelift and enhance your neck, hands or other parts of your body, without surgery.
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, our plastic surgery team offers innovative non-surgical options, too. Doctors, aestheticians and other skin care experts treat wrinkles and fine lines, discoloration, sun damage, age spots and other conditions. You’ll find advanced laser and light technologies, needle-free options and Medspa Services, including SkinCeuticals products. Choose customized care from our world-class specialists.
Personalized and comprehensive skin care
Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center tailors non-surgical skin care solutions to your goals. If you decide to combine non-surgical and surgical approaches, we’ll provide preoperative care to strengthen your skin and postoperative care to improve healing after cosmetic surgery.
Ohio State’s skin care specialists focus on your total health. They’ll review medical records and assess your health and skin condition to talk about treatments. Your doctor may take photos and recommend testing, including a nutritional health assessment. Our team finds and corrects vitamin deficiencies or imbalances – an important step for total skin care and health.
The highest standards for skin care and products
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. For safety and great results, it’s essential to use the right skin care therapies and skin care products. At Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center in Columbus and Ohio outpatient clinics, we use only professional, medical-grade products.
Benefits of medical-grade skin care include:
- Prescription skin care lines, held to exacting standards for purity, quality and effectiveness.
- Clinically tested, science-supported approaches.
- Products closely monitored by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and health officials, as well as skin care industry leaders.
Ohio State’s licensed aestheticians have advanced skin care training. They’ll assess your skin type and recommend ingredients that improve, prevent and correct skin care challenges. Our products work at every level – from the surface of your skin to its deepest layers.
Why Choose Ohio State for skin care treatments?
If you’re thinking about non-surgical treatments to reduce signs of aging and skin damage, you’ll want smart options, directed by a trusted team. Ohio State doctors stay in touch with the latest scientific findings and apply them with high-level skills and personalized services. Ohio State’s exceptional reputation nationwide and within our Columbus, Ohio, community assures you of trusted medical care.
At Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and outpatient locations, you’re assured of:
- Ohio State’s leading-edge expertise from doctors who are in the forefront of medical, scientific and academic arenas. Our established plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care program focuses on safety, effectiveness and innovation.
- Board-certified doctors and licensed aestheticians and skin care practitioners on your side, working as a team to individualize your best care.
- Access to the most comprehensive and latest medical-grade cosmetic skin care products and treatments.
Non-surgical cosmetic skin treatments
Your doctor will discuss the best therapies for you. Your care may include the use of serums and skin care products, moisturizing hyaluronic acid and injectable dermal fillers, and fat injections. We offer needleless treatments like chemical peels and dermabrasion that rejuvenate surface skin plus laser or light-based treatment that reaches deep layers of skin tissue for firmer, tauter skin.
Wrinkles, aging and sun- or stress-damaged skin treatment
We can help ease the setbacks of aging or skin damaged by the sun and other stressors. We’ll treat poor skin color or quality, frown lines, crow’s feet, under-eye shadows, spots and sunken or sagging skin on your face and body.
Treatment may include these or other non-surgical options:
- Skin care products, including injected or topical treatments, such as moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
- Chemical peels, using a solution that improves skin texture and tone by removing damaged outer layers of your face, neck or hands.
- Injection treatments, such as wrinkle-minimizing Botox or Dysport, soft dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid (HA), and volume-boosting gels for lips and crevices, including Nasolabial folds or Marionette lines around the nose, mouth and chin.
- Laser, light-based and energy treatments for brown spots, scars, marks, skin disorders, poor skin color and uneven skin surface.
Fat removal or redistribution
Sometimes fat settles where you don’t want it and earns familiar euphemisms, such as love handles, banana rolls or a double chin. Ohio State specialists can use non-surgical approaches or combine these with other procedures, such as liposuction and fat redistribution. Ohio State doctors can minimize or augment fatty areas, from your face to your waist, buttocks and thighs.
Acne, scar and skin care treatment
Indented craters, pockmarks, scars and blemishes can leave you feeling self-conscious about your face. Whether the marks are caused by acne, surgery, injury or disease, such as chicken pox, you have effective skin care options. Ohio State doctors may combine therapies such as skin care, chemical peels, injection therapies, or laser skin resurfacing technologies and other techniques to fill in the marks, even out your skin and leave you with a fresher face.
Spider vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
Doctors at Ohio State offer safe, effective treatments for those tiny red spider veins that can appear on your face or other parts of your body. Spider vein treatment typically involves injecting a solution into each spider vein. This causes it to break down and fade. We also offer laser or light-based treatments to reduce or remove spider veins.
Skin disorders, birthmarks and complexion flaws
In addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead or mouth, laser treatments can treat:
- Epidermal nevi (abnormal raised patches of skin)
- Liver spots
- Skin tone and color
- Tattoo revision
- Other skin imperfections and skin disorders
Ohio State specialists can improve the appearance of yellowed or gray skin and treat a number of problems such as large pores or enlarged oil glands on or around your nose. Your doctor may recommend certain skin care applications, chemical peels, laser and energy or light-based treatments or other combined therapies.
Ohio State specialists can treat unwanted or stray hairs on your face or other parts of your body. We offer the latest laser-beam and light-based technologies to lighten or remove unwelcome strands of hair. Lasers direct beams of intense heat that pass through your skin and damage the hair follicle.
SkinCeuticals and skin care products
Our licensed aestheticians help you navigate today’s maze of skin care products and options to develop the ideal skin care plan for you. Ohio State doctors and specialists cooperate to develop custom care for you. We combine and apply trusted products from SkinCeuticals and other trusted skin care industry leaders. Offerings run the gamut, from retinol, resveratrol and patented vitamin and anti-aging serums to hydrating gels and formulas to treat dark circles, discoloration, brown patches, blemishes and more.
Whether you regret getting a tattoo or have an old one that’s lost its shape and appeal, you have a number of treatment options. Your Ohio State specialist can discuss laser treatment, which breaks up ink particles so your body can remove them naturally. Other approaches include chemical peels, dermabrasion, or cosmetic surgery tattoo removal.