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The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212
Ph: 614.259.7920
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Non-Surgical Facial and Skin Rejuvenation

With minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures, you can attain effective facial and skin rejuvenation without the long recovery periods associated with surgical treatments. State-of-the-art non-surgical treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate undesired hair, augment facial features, replenish damaged skin with healthy skin cells, and more. At the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery’s Aesthetic Center, our plastic surgeons and aesthetician offer a number of popular injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing and hair reduction procedures, tattoo removal options, and other techniques that can help you achieve your goals without invasive surgery.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures.

BOTOX Cosmetic®

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular injectable treatments available. Fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, creases along the face can be effectively reduced with results that can last up to four months or more, and be maintained with follow-up treatments.

When lines and wrinkles appear in the face, it is often because of the contraction of facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is composed of a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type-A, which is able to temporarily paralyze the underlying muscles in the treatment areas and prevent them from contracting. This ultimately provides a smoother, more youthful and refreshed look to the skin, and a significant reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is performed using an ultra-fine needle to inject the solution into the areas targeted for treatment. A numbing agent can be used in the treatment areas to make you as comfortable as possible. BOTOX® injections typically only take about 15 minutes to complete, and can be performed over your lunch hour.

Although there will likely be some temporary bruising and redness in the injection areas after treatment, most patients are able to resume normal daily activities immediately after the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure. Results often last anywhere from three to six months, and you can keep the positive effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic going with occasional “touch-up” treatments.


Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dysport® offers many of the same benefits as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Also composed of a purified form of Clostridium botulinum, Dysport® works to temporarily prevent underlying facial muscles from contracting in the areas targeted for treatment. This ultimately leads to a diminished signs of wrinkles and fine lines, and can give you a smoother and more youthful appearance. Dysport® can be very effective in the upper regions of the face, such as the forehead and between the eyes. Injections are made in the target areas with a very fine needle in a procedure that usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® typically does not require any downtime after the procedure. Some bruising around the injection sites may be present after treatment; however, this should fade quickly. Results from Dysport® can last up to six months, and can be maintained with follow-up treatments.


JUVÉDERM® is what’s known as an injectable dermal filler. This treatment can not only reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and pronounced signs of age in the face, but it can also add volume to the lips and make them appear fuller and more sensual. JUVÉDERM® may also be beneficial for patients who would like to fill in areas of the cheeks that have taken on a sunken or hollow appearance.

JUVÉDERM® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It does not require an allergy test before treatment. During the JUVÉDERM® procedure, injections will be made into the target areas with a fine needle. You can have the areas numbed beforehand so that the procedure is as comfortable as possible. The entire procedure typically takes about 30 minutes or less, and results are often immediately apparent. The effects of JUVÉDERM® should continue to improve over the next few days.

There is usually no recovery time necessary after JUVÉDERM® treatment. The treated areas will exhibit some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but this should dissipate after a few days. JUVÉDERM® results can last from six to nine months or more, and the effects can be maintained with occasional follow-up treatments.


JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is an advanced dermal filler approved by the FDA to augment the cheeks and address volume loss throughout the mid-facial region for individuals over the age of 21. In addition, this injectable treatment can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the treatment area(s) for a more youthful overall look.

Like all products in the JUVÉDERM® family of fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is composed of hyaluronic acid and does not require allergy testing prior to injection. During treatment, the solution will be meticulously delivered into targeted areas of the cheeks and midface via a fine needle. Thanks to a local anesthetic called lidocaine contained within the filler’s formula, the injections are usually well-tolerated. Once administered, the JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC gel instantaneously restores lost volume and helps to smooth the surface of the skin for a rejuvenated appearance. For most patients, the entire injection process can be completed in approximately 30 minutes or less.

Some minor redness, swelling, and/or bruising may be present immediately after treatment, though these side effects do not usually keep patients from returning to work or normal daily activities as soon as they leave our office. The results of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can be seen right away, and the volumizing effects typically last at least two years before retreatment may be desired to maintain an optimal outcome.


JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is state-of-the-art dermal filler designed to improve lip volume and smooth lines around the mouth (perioral rhytids). FDA-approved for patients who are 22 years of age and older, this injectable treatment is formulated with a smoother, softer hyaluronic acid-based solution that allows it to create an incredibly natural-looking appearance without over-augmenting the treatment area(s)—a quality that is particularly beneficial for lip enhancement.

Due to its hyaluronic acid composition, allergy testing is not necessary prior to treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. During the procedure, a fine needle will be used to carefully inject the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC solution into targeted regions, and a local anesthetic (lidocaine) contained within the formula can help to minimize any potential discomfort. Once administered, the filler works to immediately provide a subtle improvement in volume, enhancing the shape/definition of the lips and/or reducing the appearance of perioral lines. Depending on the extent of the concerns being treated, the entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes or less.

Following treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, there may be some minor swelling and/or bruising present, though these symptoms are typically minimal, and most patients are able to resume normal daily routines immediately. Noticeable right away, the results of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC tend to last twelve months—if not longer—and the effects can be maintained thereafter with periodical touch-up visits.


Restylane® is another injectable dermal filler we offer at our Aesthetic Center, and one of the most popular. Restylane® can fill in deep lines, creases, and wrinkles in the face, including nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth. It can also be used to augment facial features, giving them more volume and contour. Like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and does not require an allergy test. An ultra-fine needle will be used to inject Restylane® into the target areas. The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated. Some swelling and bruising will likely be present after Restylane® injections, but this is temporary.

Results from Restylane® have been known to last at least six months, and even up to one year. You can even keep the effects of Restylane® going with occasional “touch-up” treatments.


KYBELLA® is a unique injectable treatment designed to reduce stubborn fat beneath the chin without the need for surgery. FDA-approved for individuals 18 years of age and older, this non-surgical alternative to liposuction of the neck can be a great option for women and men seeking to improve the appearance of a “double chin”—an aesthetic concern that many find remains immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.

During treatment, small volumes of the KYBELLA® solution will be carefully directed into targeted areas below the chin and underneath the jawline using a fine needle. Once injected, the distinctive formula works to break apart and destroy fat cells, which then gradually exit the body via natural processes. In total, a series of two to six treatment sessions will generally be needed to achieve an optimal outcome, though retreatment thereafter is not usually necessary.

Immediately after the procedure, some degree of bruising and/or swelling may be apparent, but these symptoms are temporary and should resolve over time. Most patients feel comfortable resuming their normal daily schedules within 24–48 hours, if not later the same day as treatment. While KYBELLA® results may take a few weeks to become fully noticeable, the enhanced under-chin contour and definition achieved can last long into the future when a stable weight and relatively healthy lifestyle is maintained.