June has arrived and we know you’re looking forward to the beach, family festivities, and cookouts. That means it’s time to get your skin summer ready. Your skin conditions can vary greatly with the seasons, and we are here to get you through the humid, hot, and sunny parts of summer so you have healthy, fresh skin.

But how do you get your skin ready for summer? Here are my 8 summer skin care tips…
Timeless SilkPeel1. Get a SilkPeel Microdermabrasion. This exfoliates your skin and removes excess oil, build-up, and ruddiness for a fresh, smooth resurfacing. It’s the perfect no-downtime treatment to also smooth the skin on your chest and back so you can wear that new strapless maxi-dress.





2. Why are you still shaving? Get laser hair removal and stop worrying about your bikini line, legs, and underarms every time swim suit season starts. You don’t need to shave anymore. You don’t need to wax anymore. After several laser hair removal treatments hair growth will be reduced up to 95%.




Botox for Men3. Botox is virtually painless and takes just about 15 minutes. I use Botox on my patients to soften crow’s feet, reduce expression lines, and give a natural-looking brow lift. At your next appointment, ask us how Botox can also treat wrinkles on your neck and reduce acne flare-ups.




Laser Hair Removal Columbus Ohio
4. Embarrassed by dark spider veins on your legs and arms during the summer months? Zap them away in 15-30 minutes with a laser vein treatment. It may take a couple of treatments, so the sooner you can do the treatment, the better.




Clarisonic Brush

Clarisonic Brush

5. Wash your face every morning and every night. And do it with your Clarisonic Brush. During the summer it’s especially important to use your Clarisonic as it washes away impurities and pollution from the humid, summer heat. Your products will work better and your skin will thank you for the deep clean!




Timeless Skin Solutions Columbus Skin Care Products6. Reevaluate your skin care regimen – especially facial cleanser and moisturizer. Many of my patients need a creamier facial cleanser in the winter and a lighter moisturizer in the summer. Let us help you figure out how to keep your skin glowing with your own customized “skin script”.




Timeless SPF products
7.  Wear Sunscreen!  Sunscreen is such a vital part of your skin care regimen all year long, every day.  It dramatically reduces the signs of aging and your risk of developing skin cancer.  It’s especially important in the summer as we are spending more times outside at cookouts, enjoying dinner on the patio, and attending outdoor weddings.  We offer different kinds of sunscreens so your skin type and preference will be covered!




Before & After (with mascara)

8.  Have you tried Latisse, yet?  What are you waiting for?  Imagine going to the pool and not worrying about putting on waterproof mascara… because your own lashes are darker, longer, and fuller.

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What is the Maintenance Plan?  Our Maintenance Plan offers an outline for your skincare routine on a monthly basis.  This plan includes:  (2) IPL treatments, (2) Laser Genesis/IPL treatments, (6) SilkPeels, and (2) chemical peels.  These treatments last you for an entire year, are performed once a month, and offer a savings discount by paying for the package upfront.

Is the Maintenance Plan right for me?  The great thing about the Maintenance Plan is that it is for everyone. The Maintenance Plan is not a rigid series of procedures. It is a framework to allow us to treat patients with the procedures they need for an on-going and evolving basis.  We do not take a cookie-cutter approach, but rather a customized treatment plan that gives us the flexibility to treat each patients’ needs and concerns within a given sequence and time frame to achieve their optimal outcome.

For example, one of the treatments featured in our Maintenance Plan is the medical-grade microdermabrasion treatment called a SilkPeel.  A SilkPeel has a wide range of diamond shaped treatment bits (attachments) and topically-infused solutions to treat everything from the toughest skin to the most fragile. Chemical peels lie on a spectrum of mild-strong, which means you can have no downtime to several days of downtime. And IPL & Laser Genesis treatments can be adjusted to treat a variety of skin types and ethnic backgrounds while targeting a full range of concerns such as hyperpigmentation, facial redness, pore size and fine lines.

The Maintenance Plan is an excellent resource that keeps everyone on track – from the patient trying to correct problematic skin to the patient that is wanting to maintain the results they have already achieved – this is truly a plan for everyone!

Watch here as our patient Tawnya describes how this annual skincare plan works for her

Maintaining Healthy Beautiful Skin from Timeless Skin Solutions on Vimeo.

Treatment for Pigmented Skin in Ohiospot treatments at timeless skin solutions

Hyperpigmentation to be more exact.

Hyper pigs? Here in the Buckeye State?

OK. So what if we called it:

  • Age spots treatments Ohio
  • Brown spot treatments Ohio
  • Pigmented lesions Ohio

Still Confused?

Sometimes when we get older, our skin can develop areas that are called age spots, freckles, sun damage, discoloration and (wait for it) hyperpigmentation.

All these are considered pigmented lesions, or, red and brown spots caused by too many pigment-producing cells in the skin known as melanocytes.

I Get It, But Want Them Gone

That’s where we can help with a variety of options.

Among treatments are IPL/Photofacial, SilkPeel, Chemical Peel, Pearl and Photodynamic Therapy.

We can even offer you a combination treatment sometimes referred to as the Trifecta.

Even Better News

When you receive these treatments, they not only address your issues spot-on, they can also treat other skin worries.

Many of these procedures can additionally serve as wrinkle treatment, pore minimization and skin rejuvenation.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you with spots and other skin care issues, set up a consultation here.





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Green Eggs and Ham, Cut and Paste, Tom and Jerry

Some things are just meant to go together. Dr. Carol Clinton and Gail Hogan recently talked about cosmetic dermatology products and procedures that go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Some other product and procedure pairings to keep in mind:

Main Treatments Secondary Treatments Products/Regimen
Silk Peels Dermaplane Exfoliating cleanser and Clarisonic Brush
Chemical Peels Silk Peels and Dermaplane Sunscreen
Fillers SkinMedica Hydrating Complex, SkinMedica Line Refine, SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
Dermaplane Silk Peels Vitamins C and E
Botox/Dysport Silk Peels SkinMedica Line Refine and SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
Pearl Laser Silk Peels Sunscreen
Levulan Silk Peels Sunscreen
Spider Vein Treatment Sunscreen
IPL Silk Peels and Dermaplane Sunscreen
Genesis Laser Silk Peels and Dermaplane Sunscreen
IPL/Genesis Combo Silk Peels and Dermaplane Sunscreen
Pore Extractions Silk Peels DermaRx Blemish Spot Treatment and Triamcinolone
Laser Hair Removal Sunscreen and SkinMedica Ceratopic Replenishing Cream

To learn more about what products and procedures are right for you, set up a consultation here.


If It Seems Too Good to Be True …

Some of the “latest and greatest” skin care products advertised heavilyat-home remedies often don't remedy all that much on TV get taken to the carpet by Dr. Carol Clinton.

From at-home laser hair removal, zit zapping and wrinkle removing – we’re sure you have seen some of these new home remedies.

Buyer Beware

While these treatments may offer some temporary results, they can’t compare to treatments offered at Timeless Skin Solutions.

Real Results for Sagging

One of the hottest new treatments for lifting sagging skin in Columbus is Ultherapy.

Using ultrasonic waves, we’re able to pinpoint where to best target gentle energy beneath the surface of your skin.

The targeted energy then sparks collagen production.

Lifts and Tightens

Those creams, potions and devices aren’t going to have the same effects as what we’ve got.

“They may have some temporary effectiveness. They really are not as good,” Clinton said.

She said it’s likely people may hurt themselves if the claims were true.

To learn more about how we can help you get great skin, schedule a consultation here.

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Which would you choose? Chemical peel, Pearl?

Are you the type of Columbus person that wants to just get things done? Or, are you the type that prefers to ease into things bit by bit?

Approaches Are Like Snowflakes

Pearl laser results

An Example of Pearl Laser Results

While everyone wants great skin, we know our patients have their own timelines and preferences.

Let’s Talk End Result

Dr. Carol Clinton recently sat down with Gail Hogan and said her own preference was for the Pearl laser in Columbus for skin rejuvenation. The laser can treat pigmentation issues, acne and fine lines fairly quickly. But, she added, “Other people like to do little things as time goes on.

“There’s more than one way to get to the same end point,” she said.

A series of lighter chemical peels could be more to a patient’s liking since the Pearl treatment may result in five to seven days of social downtime (your face may be a little red and peel).

Of course, Clinton said, a series of lighter chemical peels in Columbus might not go as deep as a laser treatment. But, the series would give you much less social downtime – if any.

If you’re unsure about which treatment might be right for you, be sure to schedule a consultation here.

First, I want to begin addressing how harrowing my skin has been since the advent of middle school dances. My skin is oily, acne-prone, dry in random, sporadic regions; more importantly, a nuisance, starting to expose the sun damage from cheer summer camp a decade ago. One dermatologist appointment after another only led me to more frustration. No, thank you. And no thank you to the sterile, hospital surrounding.

Timeless Skin Solutions (specifically, Ms. Emilia, RN) to my rescue: Lucky for me, Timeless offers a medical-grade dermabrasion called a Silk Peel. Medical-grade means you will not be able to make this appointment at your local salon. This breakthrough system simultaneously gets rid of the bad (dead skin cells and bacteria) and infuses the good (a solution for your individual need). During a fifteen minute procedure, Emilia will glide a lipstick-sized tool over the entire surface of your face. I have heard this feels like a cat licking your face, but I would say this feels more like a vacuum relieving my pores from their suffocation. While I can feel my pores rejoicing in emancipation, I also feel a soothing, moist solution being applied and infused into my skin. This is the part where your Silk Peel becomes specialized, just for you.

After Emilia evaluated my skin, she decided to have the Silk Peel infuse my skin with acne-fighting treatment. You may need a hydrating solution to rejuvenate dull skin, or maybe an anti-aging solution to boost weathered skin.

Not only can a Silk Peel benefit my acne-prone skin, but it reduces the look of fine lines, acne scars, and helps fade brown spots and discoloration. Following this brief revival, Emilia then added on the Illuminize Chemical Peel from SkinMedica. Illuminize, as you could say, tipped the Silk Peel over the edge from simply soothing to visibly noticeable. Illuminize Peel (also known as “The Red Carpet Peel”) felt like another aqueous solution being applied to my face, again by Emilia. I experienced absolutely minimal redness and stinging. I am now three days following this procedure, and I have had zero skin peeling. I’ve experienced only radiant skin, and a much smoother texture. I cannot wait to get my next appointment with Emilia to improve my skin even more, and would recommend this particular pairing of procedures to anyone.


To welcome Emilia to Timeless Skin Solutions, we’re offering Silk Peels and/or Chemical Peels for $50 off the original price. This incredible value, done specifically by Emilia, is only available through Friday, August 12. Do you have a special engagement where you want your beautiful skin to shine through? Remove debris and damage from the surface of your skin with this medical-grade dermabrasion procedure and add on an Illuminize Peel to boost your glow.

One of my favorite things at Timeless Skin Solutions is the Maintenance Plan package. I look at it like maintenance for my car. We all know that if we don’t get oil changes or air in our tires at the appropriate times, our car will ultimately start running slower or it will simply not run at all. Well, shouldn’t we maintain our skin like we maintain our cars? With the year-long maintenance plan, all the thinking and planning has been done for us. This plan is a specifically tailored plan for tune ups in the appropriate order. Here is the monthly schedule of treatments:

  1. Silk Peel
  2. Silk Peel
  3. IPL
  4. Silk Peel
  5. Chemical Peel
  6. IPL/Laser Genesis
  7. Silk Peel
  8. Silk Peel
  9. IPL
  10. Silk Peel
  11. Chemical Peel
  12. IPL/Laser Genesis

With 6 Silk Peels, 2 IPLs, 2 Chemical Peels and 2 IPL/Genesis treatments, you’re certainly keeping your skin in shape. The procedures are scheduled in a deliberate sequence that promotes balance in our skin. Many people tend to receive these treatments throughout the year, so at a 20% discount, our Maintenance Plan is an opportunity for patients to save big money. Depending on the package (patients can opt in for Face, Face and Neck, or Face, Neck and Chest) savings range between $520 and $860.

Combine the monthly maintenance with our medical grade skincare products and strut your skin. You won’t regret it!

Often, patients will ask us about having more than one procedure done in one scheduled appointment. This isn’t something we can do for everything we offer, but for many we can. In fact, sometimes (as with IPL and Genesis) having treatments together can be more beneficial to your skin than spacing the appointments out over time. Not only does this save you a trip to the office, but it allows you to get the most out of each different procedure. In other words, the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.

At Timeless, one of our favorite procedure combinations is something we call “The Trifecta.”

  1. Silk Peel: Your first step will be a Silk Peel. The Silk Peel is a form of microdermabrasion, but better. Instead of the usual crystal tip head, we use a diamond tip head to prevent micro-tearing of the skin. During the procedure, the Silk Peel machine infuses product into your skin to address your individual concerns.
  2. IPL: Now that your skin is fresh and there is not a layer of dull/dead skin in the way, you can really benefit from an IPL treatment. IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, reduces the appearance of pore-size, builds collagen, and helps with general skin tone.
  3. Chemical Peel: The last step in the Trifecta is the Chemical Peel. A clear solution is applied to the skin for a few hours and then washed off. Depending on the strength of the peel, you may notice your skin tighten and begin to flake for a few days after treatment.

Anyone who has experienced these three procedures separately may want to try them together for a more dramatic result. Together, they target acne, brown spots, wrinkles, pore size, and sun damage. Give your skin a boost with the trifecta today.