Skin Care & Spa Services

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Skin Care Without Surgery

Many people who would like to effectively reduce signs of aging and skin damage can rejuvenate their appearance without the need for invasive surgery, or even injectable cosmetic treatment. Prescription skin care products available at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can address a number of aesthetic issues with your skin and give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Our top-of-the-line skin care products can renew areas affected by wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots, and other conditions.

Please contact one of our aesthetic experts at the OSU Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for more information on skin care products.

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Collagen P.I.N. for Microneedling

The OSU Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers the innovative Collagen P.I.N. for microneedling—a non-surgical treatment designed to rejuvenate the appearance of skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This advanced technique can be used to address fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, uneven pigmentation, and a variety of other aesthetic skin concerns on virtually any area of the body, resulting in a renewed and revitalized skin tone and texture.

During treatment, a topical hyaluronic acid (HA) serum is spread over the targeted area, and the innovative Collagen P.I.N. Safety Micro-Needle Cartridge is guided gently along the skin’s surface as it creates thousands of tiny microchannels. This process—combined with the delivery of HA into deeper tissue layers as the microchannels are made—prompts the natural production of collagen and elastin within the skin, which ultimately creates a younger, healthier appearance over time.

Following treatment, there is typically no downtime, so most patients can enjoy resuming normal daily routines as soon as they leave our office. Multiple treatment sessions with the Collagen P.I.N. may be necessary to achieve an ideal outcome, and the rejuvenative effects should gradually improve as more collagen and elastin continue to grow with time. In the end, the final result can be more youthful-looking, plumper, firmer skin.


The line of SkinCeuticals products is one of the most popular prescription-strength skin care options available. With treatments like Vitamin-C serum, Phyto Corrective Gel, and others, many SkinCeuticals products can improve skin tone and elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. SkinCeuticals products can also work to diminish brown spots and stimulate the skin’s own collagen to produce healthier layers. In addition to products that can renew and rejuvenate your skin, our practice also offers an array of SkinCeuticles sun protection creams which can help shield you from ultra-violet rays and reduce the risk of developing sun damage, spotting, and premature signs of age.

ZO® Medical and ZO® Skin Health Products

The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is pleased to offer the advanced ZO® Medical and ZO® Skin Health product lines to patients seeking medical-grade skin care. Created by Dr. Zein Obagi—one of the top skin care experts worldwide—ZO® Skin Health and ZO® Medical products are formulated using the latest scientifically-based skin therapy technologies available, enabling them to deliver excellent results for individuals of all ages, genders, and skin types.

Developed to target specific skin concerns, the ZO® Medical line consists of products that can improve the appearance of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, Rosacea, and more. Comprised of moisturizers, cleansers, exfoliants, and more, the ZO® Skin Health line is designed to provide daily skin nourishment and protection from the environment in order to keep the skin healthy and maintain a youthful complexion. Based on your specific needs and goals, our experienced team can determine which ZO® product(s) may most effectively help you achieve—and maintain—beautiful, healthy, vibrant skin.


The OSU Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s aesthetic skin care program offers the Obagi® Nu-Derm System, a prescription skin care line that can reduce signs of uneven pigmentation and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. One of the chief benefits of the Obagi® Nu-Derm System is that many of its products work to improve skin health, not just cover up existing skin conditions. Obagi® products treat the skin at the cellular level, penetrating the outer layers of skin and working to replenish healthy skin cells to result in a smoother, more toned appearance with less visible signs of hyperpigmentation. Age spots and other common signs of sun exposure and getting older can be significantly improved with the Obagi® Nu-Derm System.

Eminence Organic Skin Care®

For those who would like a very natural approach to skin care, The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery carries the Eminence Organic Skin Care line. Since 1958, the Eminence line has relied on fresh ingredients, such as fruit and herbs, mixed with pure waters from a mineral hot spring lake. All products are 100% natural, free of parabens, and never tested on animals.

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