How to Get Your Skin Summer Ready

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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

Favorite Services for Men Make the Best Father’s Day Gifts

At Timeless Skin Solutions, we know that finding the right Father’s Day gift is more than important, so we’ve put together this list to make your shopping just a little easier.

  • The Adventurer:

    An active outdoor lifestyle led to unwanted sun damage – hear Steve’s story.

    This dad does it all – he’s running from golfing to soccer practice, to the backyard to fire up the grill. All this outdoor living is great for his health but it may have left it’s mark in the form of brown spots and uneven skin tone. No problem, treat him to a series of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to remove unwanted brown spots and reverse sun damage, while offering the added benefit of no downtime.

  • The Entrepreneur: Men in business are often the first to admit that looking good is important. With the market being what it is, the competition can be quite steep. More men than ever before are aiming to refresh their image and give them an edge over younger candidates. A gift certificate of any value will help get this father in question on his way to a youthful look. Some services he might be interested in are Botox to erase lines, facial filler to restore lost facial volume, laser hair removal to tidy the neck area (and cut down on morning shave time), or a light chemical peel to add a youthful glow to the skin just before an interview or important meeting.
  • The Wine Connoisseur: This guy clearly understands the importance of antioxidants. If he votes Napa Valley for the vacation spot each year, we recommend SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum and/or SkinMedica’s TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF20. Both products boast powerful antioxidants at a medical-grade fine enough to penetrate the skin’s cells and bring about serious protection from free radicals.  With these products, this dad will be just like a fine wine—he’ll only get better with age.

At the end of the day, all of the fathers who have made our lives special deserve to be pampered. Stop by Timeless Skin Solutions or give us a call (614-799-5100) before the fast-approaching weekend and we’ll help you pick out the perfect Father’s Day gift for the special dad in your life.

Laser Hair Removal Works!

Columbus, Ohio: Laser Hair Removaltake a vacation from shaving with columbus laser hair removal

Do you want to be be hair-free this summer?  Ladies, be worry free about that bikini.  Fellas, you won’t have to keep your shirt on at the pool.  We offer laser hair removal in Columbus so you can vacation anywhere, hair-free.

With laser hair removal you notice more and more improvement after each session.  We offer our hair removal treatments either in single sessions or in packages – although buying a package has a greater cost upfront, it is the most economical in the end as you buy four treatments and get one for free. The reason you need multiple sessions is because our hair grows in cycles – both dormant and active phases.  We have to target the hair in its active phase because the hairs in the dormant phase have no hair shaft in them to be targeted.

Laser hair removal is FDA approved for 80-95% permanent hair reduction.  No hair removal treatment on the market can guarantee permanent hair removal, but with the laser, the hair is dramatically reduced, and what little hair does grow back will be much finer and lighter in color.  Most patients are very satisfied at the end of their hair removal packages, but come back for a single yearly maintenance session for any hair that does grow back.  Some patients may need more than the initial 5 sessions to get to a place where they are completely satisfied with their results, but this depends on many things and would be determined at the end of the package.

Just The Hair

The pigment in the hairs is what the laser targets, so the rest of the skin is left just the way it was.  Since the laser targets pigment, lighter-colored hair isn’t as likely to respond as well and a dermaplane may be recommended instead.

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Dr. Carol Clinton, Gail Hogan and patient Debbie recently talked about what a relief it is to be rid of shaving and all the work it entails.

“It was wonderful … No razor rash!” Debbie said.  She also said it is great to be free of the daily burden of keeping up with hair growth.

Learn more about Laser Hair Removal in Columbus, Ohio.  Schedule your consultation here!

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Laser Hair Removal Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio: Laser Hair Removaltake a vacation from shaving with columbus laser hair removal

Unwanted hair is a big pain. No two ways about it. That’s why we offer laser hair removal in Columbus.

Out, Out Darn Hair!

Dr. Carol Clinton, Gail Hogan and patient Debbie recently talked about what a relief it is to be rid of shaving and all the work that entails.

“It was wonderful,” Debbie said.

She said it is great to be free of the burden of daily having to keep up with hair growth.

“No razor rash … nothing like that,” said Debbie.

Get Rid of It

Clinton said the process includes application of a gel and numbing cream and then passing a laser over the hairs that are in the growth phase.

“It’ll take care of the follicles,” she said.

The laser goes into the follicle and disables its ability to grow. Not all hair is going to be in the growth stage at any given time, so more than one treatment is necessary to get the vast majority of all the hairs.

Just The Hair

The pigment in the hairs is what the laser targets, so the rest of the skin is left just the way it was.

Since the laser targets pigment, lighter-colored hair isn’t as likely to respond as well and dermaplane may be recommended instead.

Five Or So

Just to be sure to get all the hairs in the different growth stages, Clinton suggests five to eight treatments and maybe a touch-up at about 18 months.

“Is it permanent?” asked Hogan.

Clinton said, “Permanent hair reduction.”

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Want More Information?

Learn more about Laser Hair Removal in Columbus, Ohio.

Set up a consultation here.

 

 

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Pairing Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures, Products

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.

 

This Post Has Legs

Game for GamsAngie's Right Leg

If you think your gams can compete with the infamous right leg of Angie, we’ve got a game for you.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner which means only one thing.

Best Legs in A Kilt

Come 5 p.m. Thursday, competitors need to get themselves entered in the annual Best Legs in A Kilt Contest at the Ha’penny Bridge Imports of Ireland, 75 S. High St., Dublin.

The competition itself is slated to be held 6 p.m,. Friday, March 9 at the Dublin Village Tavern, 27 S. High St., Dublin.

Entrance is $10 for those who have their own kilts and $15 for those who need to borrow while supplies last.

The first 17 contestants will be evaluated on their legs with all participants receiving prizes.

Get Your Game Plan On

Past year’s contestant strategies have included, “Just to embarrass ourselves as much as possible,” “Working on some dance moves” and “Duh. Winning.”

A Special and Very Qualified Judge

Our very own Dr. Carol Clinton will be featured as one of this year’s judges.

After performing more than a few laser hair removals in Columbus, she’s got the chops to say who best fills out a kilt.

For More Information

The event is presented by The Dublin Village Tavern, Ha’Penny Bridge Imports of Ireland and the Historic Dublin Business Association.

Contact Ha’Penny at 614-893-6415 for more information.

Get Started with Laser Hair Removal

Did you miss us on Daytime Columbus yesterday? Dr. Carol Clinton and Gail Hogan discuss why now is a great time to get started with Laser Hair Removal.

 

Watch this Timeless Moment to learn more about this procedure.

FAQ With Allyson

After a Chemical Peel, why shouldn’t I exfoliate when my skin starts to flake off?

About two days after a chemical peel, your skin will start to peel and flake. This peeling process typically lasts another two days. During the interim, it is very tempting for all of us (myself included) to peel and pick at the pieces of skin that are starting to come off. However, it is very important that you don’t do this and that you resist the urge to pick during this time. In addition, even the use of physical exfoliators such as a scrub or your Clarisonic brush is not permissible.

The purpose of a chemical peel is to dehydrate and lift off the dead, aging and mature cells on the surface of the skin. The end result is skin that looks more refreshed, even and healthy. If you exfoliate too early (while it is still in the peeling process), you run the risk of pulling off skin that’s not ready to come off and potentially creating a scar.

Once the top layers have lifted (approximately 5 days after the procedure) it is safe and often advisable to use a scrub to help those remaining dead cells exfoliate off the surface. Many patients will even come into the office for a Silk Peel with hyaluronic acid infusion or Dermaplane procedure 1-2 weeks after their chemical peel to assist in the removal of those last few dead cells that are waiting to come off, and speed up the healing process.

I have always been a big fan of chemical peels. They do a great job refreshing tired skin and getting rid of the skin “blahs” in a relatively short amount of time with very limited downtime.

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FAQ With Allyson

How should I prep for Laser Hair Removal?

Before your laser hair removal it is important to remember a few key things:

  • Do avoid any irritants to your face, such as any products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolyc/salicylic acids or astringents for at least 2 days prior to your treatments. These products can increase skin sensitivity in some patients.
  • Do Not tweeze or wax the area to be treated for at least 1 month prior to treatment. This removes the follicle which the laser targets at the time of treatment. Also, do not bleach or use “Nair”-type products for 2 weeks prior to your treatment, as this can irritate the skin.
  • Do shave the area to be treated within 72 hours of your appointment. This is counterintuitive to many patients, however this is important to ensure that the energy from the laser is absorbed by the root of the hair, and not simply absorbed by hair on the surface of the skin.
  • Do use sunscreen daily as sun burned skin cannot be treated. Laser hair removal can also increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun for 1-2 weeks following your treatment, so it is important to continue to use sun precautions.
  • Do Not wear any make-up to your appointment if we are doing laser hair removal on the face. If you are wearing make-up, we will need to wash your face prior to you treatment. Feel free to bring your make-up with you to your appointment – it is perfectly safe to reapply make-up following your laser hair removal treatment.
  • Do enjoy the extra time and increased comfort of not having to shave, wax, tweeze or bleach!

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Underarm Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in Columbus, Ohio

For years I was plagued with unsightly underarms because I have dark hair, and more importantly, a dark hair follicle. Therefore, even with daily shaving, my underarms still appeared dark compared to the rest of my skin. My venture into laser hair removal began shortly after I accepted a position at Timeless Skin Solutions. I wanted to
experience a procedure so I could better describe the experience to our patients. In less than 15 minutes, our physician’s assistant Allyson Sterling performed laser hair removal on my underarm area.

Not only was the procedure less painful than I had anticipated, but the results were greater than I had expected as well. The appearance of my underarms has improved and instead of shaving daily, I now shave once per week – if that! Also, I no longer feel that I have a 5 o’clock shadow on my underarms.

When it comes to laser hair removal, patients typically will have 5 treatments before optimum results are achieved. In addition, one may purchase treatments individually, or purchase a package. Our packages provide a savings to our patients because they’re buy four, get one free. For a limited time, we’re also having a special on Laser Hair Removal, so call today to schedule (614) 799-5100