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Columbus Botox and Dysport: Experience Counts

Looking for a Botox or Dysport Provider?finding the right botox and dysport provider at timeless skin solutions

While an injection of Botox or Dysport isn’t surgery, it’s still very important to select a provider that has loads of experience.

Making sure those injections get where they need to go demands a real familiarity with the muscles in the face and how the two relax those muscles.

Platinum Plus

Dr. Carol Clinton, Gail Hogan and patient Taylor recently discussed how you want a provider that’s performing a lot of these procedures.

Timeless Skin Solutions is one of the top 3 percent of Botox providers in the country and has earned the Platinum Plus designation.

Clinton is often called upon by fellow providers to share her techniques.

It’s in The Way You Move

“Almost everybody has an asymmetrical face, ” Clinton said.

“Some people have more: some people have less. So you have to know where you’re putting the Botox to see how the person’s face moves.”

Easy Does It

An experienced provider will be able to quickly and virtually painlessly get the injectable exactly where it needs to go.

Taylor said her apprehension about needles faded quickly.

“I couldn’t even really feel it, honestly.

“I’d definitely do it again.”

Clinton said when done correctly, getting Botox or Dysport is less uncomfortable than a hair trim.

“It’s not as bad as getting your hair pulled when you get it cut,” she said.

To learn what Botox or Dysport can do for you, schedule a consultation here.

 

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A Tisket, a Basket … That Promises Great Skin

What’s Your Favorite Charity?timeless skin solutions donates to big brothers big sisters in columbus

For Patient Care Coordinator Mary Beth, it’s been a 27-year dedication to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

“We were so young,” she said. “We got involved before we had children.”

She said a friend talked her and her husband into volunteering for the organization with a little bit of trepidation.

“We’re 23! We can barely take care of ourselves!”

Her misgivings quickly faded and the personal rewards from volunteering were wonderful, she said.

From Volunteer to Parent

Mary Beth soon had her own kids but got such joy out of helping out, she continued her relationship with the organization that is one of the largest – if not THE largest – Big Brothers Big Sisters groups in the country.

This year is no exception and Mary Beth and her husband will be donating jewelry for an auction slated to be held Saturday during the sold-out Taste of Class for Kids.

Dr. Carol Clinton and Timeless Skin Solutions are getting in on the act this year with a donation of their own.

A Total Facial Rejuvenation Package worth more than $2,000 including Latisse, Juvederm, Botox and Obagi products will be up for bid during a silent auction at the event.

Here’s Why We’re Involved

According to the Big Brothers Big Sisters website,

“Children need adult friends to help guide them through life’s many obstacles. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and children.

“For 75 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has made a difference in the lives of thousands of Central Ohio youth through its mentoring and camping programs.”

 

For more information about the organization, contact them here.

 

 

Everyone’s Talking About It: What’s Baby Botox?

You might have heard the term “Baby Botox” bouncing around a lot lately. What does it mean?

Thankfully, this term does not refer to Botox for babies, but rather to the gentler outcome achieved by using tiny—or “baby”—amounts of Botox during treatment. It’s also been referred to as “Light Botox” or “Botox Light” and is ideal for patients who want to soften lines caused by muscle movement, without stopping this movement altogether.

It’s important to distinguish the difference between good Botox and Baby Botox.

  • Good Botox: A skilled injector will be able to use the standard amounts of Botox in a way that leaves a subtle (but noticeably improved) look. As a speaker at a Cosmetic Dermatology conference once said, “If you run into someone on the street, and they ask you who does your Botox, it’s not good Botox.” When it’s done well, the tell-tale signs of Botox—a heavy forehead, uneven brows, the “frozen” look—are virtually nonexistent.
  • Baby Botox: Because of the tiny amount used during treatment, Baby Botox is often barely noticeable. Facial expressions can still be made, even after it takes full effect, but they’ll be softened to allow some improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.

The human body has trouble maintaining collagen production in the areas where the skin is constantly creasing. This is why, as we age, the wrinkles stick around long after the crease is made. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause these wrinkles, giving the body time to build collagen and erase those lines. Baby Botox is such a tiny amount, that the muscles still move, creating wrinkles, but not as easily. The creases are less deep, so some collagen production will occur, keeping the skin more youthful and elastic.

Performers tend to be fans of Baby Botox because they need to be as expressive as possible while still maintaining a youthful look. The term is said to have been coined in the Entertainment Industry by film director Martin Scorsese, because he was unhappy with the “frozen” look of his actors.

The downside of Baby Botox is that the results don’t last as long, and treatment must occur more often for maintained results. As stated before, lines and wrinkles do not typically disappear completely with Baby Botox. A patient should still expect to have lines or wrinkles, but know they are softened and will not be as deep as they might without any Botox at all.

Regardless of how much Botox is injected, it is still a medical treatment. Make sure your provider is a skilled injector and performs this treatment often.

At Timeless Skin Solutions, Dr. Carol Clinton performs injectables and laser treatments exclusively—all day, every day. She’s a top injector in the country, doing more Botox than 98% of her peers. Call our office to schedule a consultation: 614-799-5100

Gym Lover’s Guide to Services at Timeless Skin Solutions

 

Exercising After Botox, Dysport and More

Often we receive questions from patients wondering how long they have to wait to stay active with timeless skin solutionsexercise after their treatment. Whether you are unwinding at yoga after work, playing tennis with your kids, or taking the dog for a walk, working out plays a role in helping you maintain that healthy glow. Here’s a basic guide to what you can and can’t do after certain procedures at our office.

  • With Botox or Dysport, we ask that you remain upright for at least four hours after the injection. This means pilates, swimming, and even sit ups are all out of the question. We also ask that you wait at least 3 hours before jumping back on that treadmill. And don’t even think about a post-run cocktail; it’s best to wait 6 hours after your injection to consume alcohol (the same rule applies for aspirin and other blood thinners).
  • If you’re receiving Facial Filler (Juvederm, Restylane, etc) you may continue to drink your egg whites and listen to your workout mix on your iPod, but please don’t do any cardio or weight lifting for at least 6 hours after your treatment. You’ll need this time to allow the filler to absorb some of the water in your body and for any swelling from the injections to settle. For the same reasons, you shouldn’t receive a facial or touch the area of treatment.
  • After a chemical peels you’ll want to wait until you’ve washed off the chemical peel solution before hitting the gym. And even after that, it’s best to refrain from excessive sweating because the salt from the sweat can irritate your freshly peeled skin.
  • If you’re appointment is for a Silk Peel feel free to jump back into spin class, right where you left off. This enhanced form of microdermabrasion will even help prevent your pores from clogging while you sweat.

After any procedure, if you decide to exercise outside, don’t forget your SPF. You’ll be particularly sensitive to the sun after laser procedures and chemical peels, so don’t skimp!

And as always, complete post-treatment patient instructions for all procedures at Timeless Skin Solutions are available on our website.

Schedule a consultation to find out which procedure’s right for you here.

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Choosing A Provider

Our Patient Survey Results Summary

Have you ever visited a doctor that would loan you her curling iron? That would give you a hug when you walk through the door? Hold your hand through your procedure? Remember each of your children’s names? Know your exact line of work and can ask how your recent vacation was?

Well, according to our most recent Patient Experience Survey results, our patients have!

Here are some highlights:

From this survey, we were pleased to see that 100% of our patients would recommend our practice to their friends and family. We can only imagine this is because our patients start with a consult and end with beautiful skin, better self esteem, and new friends.

One patient said, “Dr. Clinton and her staff are so kind and caring, it’s like coming to a friend.”

With cosmetic procedures now being offered everywhere from clothing boutiques to dentist offices, this is no surprise to us. Dr. Clinton lives and breathes skincare and practices these procedures all day, every day.

At Timeless Skin Solutions, we believe that each and every one of our patients should be greeted with a smile and allowed the following:

  • A Consultation: We offer—rather, insist upon—a full 30 minute discussion with Allyson, our PA or myself (an RN). This is important for a variety of reasons (which you can read about in Allyson’s blog post) but mostly because it allows you, the patient, to ask questions and discuss your specific skincare concerns.
  • An Individualized Plan: An individualized treatment regimen that will best yield the desired results, including personalized tips and recommendations for maintenance.
  • Transparency: We discuss prices and downtime openly with patients and non-patients alike. Many skincare practices will not discuss pricing over the phone, but we believe it’s important to know how much a procedure will cost or how long you should expect to be peeling, etc. In general, we try to give as much information up front as possible. On top of this, we also know that the cost of our procedures and products can add up, so we try to offer specials and rebates whenever possible.
  • Patient Care: A follow-up phone call or email to discuss any further questions or concerns that may have cropped up after the appointment.

If you value these things as much as we do, call us today to schedule a consultation: 614-799-5100

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Birds are chirping, lawnmowers buzzing, and we can smell our neighbor’s barbecue all weekend long. It must be that time of the year again: Father’s Day.

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

  • The Adventurer: This dad does it all, and he’s great at it—just as great as Chevy Chase is when it comes to cutting down a Christmas tree or putting up the holiday lights. If the dad in your life has this same boundless enthusiasm, he needs a serious sunblock to protect him while he’s running from golfing to soccer practice, to the back yard to fire up the grill. Help him stay safely protected from the sun’s harmful rays with SkinMedica’s Environmental Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen. Extremely water-resistant, this product boasts the UV ProPlex complex, which improves this sunscreen’s performance by allowing a more uniform distribution of UV filters on the skin. Simultaneously, this product distributes medical-grade antioxidants to protect the skin from free radical damage.  This SPF is a must-have for days at the pool, at the country club, or in the yard. Don’t forget about the back of your hands and the back of your neck, Pops!
  • Mr. Type A: Gender stereotypes tell us that the woman is supposed to be the orderly one in the relationship and the man is, well, not. Some of us know from experience, however, that this is not always the case. Mr. Type A is constantly on top of the kids’ schedules, has grocery shopping down to a science, and  has already mapped out, hour by hour, the plan (and backup plan) for the upcoming weekend. Someone who can manage family logistics with hands behind the back and a big smile on the lips is a great candidate for Obagi. The Nu-derm System (sold in-store) can be a process. It requires commitment to changing your skin for the better and a desire to achieve the look you’ve always wanted once and for all. If the dad in your life is willing to comply with an easy-to-follow six-step process, he’ll see results that will have the special someone in his life mussing him up in no time.
  • 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 from Timeless at any value will help get the father in question on his way to a youthful look. Some services he might be interested in are Botox or Dysport to brighten the eye area, 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 dad clearly understands the importance of anti-oxidants. If he votes Napa Valley for the family vacation spot each year, we recommend SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum and/or the SkinMedica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20.  Both products boast powerful anti-oxidants at a medical grade fine enough to penetrate the skin’s cells and bring about serious protection from free radicals.  With this product, this dad will be just like a fine wine—he’ll only get better with age.
  • The Tender Soul: Who could forget Steve Martin in Father of the Bride?  For the dad who’s a little, shall we say, sensitive, we suggest the Sensitive Skin Cleanser by SkinMedica. Loaded with soothing botanical extracts, this product is especially great for the delicate skin on dad’s face that often gets inflamed after shaving.

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.

 

 

Columbus Mothers of the Bride: 3 Treatments to Do Before the Wedding

The Big Day in Columbus Approaches

For those of you who don’t know, I’m getting married in January! Just last week, I finally said “Yes” to the dress.

I brought my mom and a few trusted friends with me to my appointment and, while it was great to share the experience with my friends, it was really special to have my mom there. It was my mom who had scheduled the appointment at this particular store, so when we got there I joked that we were finding me a dress and not the mother of the bride! The wedding consultant keenly pointed out that a wedding is a family affair and the mother of the bride is a huge part of the event in most cases. This got me thinking about what other areas of wedding preparation my mother and step-mother could partake in.

Moms Need Pampering, Too: Columbus Dermal Fillers and More

At Timeless, we offer procedures that are favorites for mothers of the brides. They can be done by themselves or together to achieve a refreshed look for your daughter’s big day. A

  1. Peels: The Silk Peel and Chemical Peel are great to do together and we can customize the treatments for both mom and daughter. When done together, we offer special pricing: a great deal for pre-wedding rejuvenation! Plan It: These can be done up 2 weeks before your big day. However, our medical professionals may recommend a series of treatments to be started 4-6 months before your wedding.
  2. IPL or Genesis/IPL: These are done as needed or in a series based on your skin type and skincare concerns. They may be done separately or together. Both IPL and Laser Genesis can shrink pores and get rid of redness that threatens to peek through even professionally done makeup. Plan It: You’ll want to start your series of treatments 4 to 5 months in advance. For a refresher, plan on scheduling your treatment up to 3 weeks before the event.
  3. Injectables: Botox/Dysport and Facial Filler are semi-permanent quick fixes for wrinkles caused by muscle movement or loss of volume. They can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that will seem more apparent in those post-wedding pics. Plan It: Typically, injectables can be done up to 3 weeks before your wedding.

What Can We Do for You?

To schedule a consultation, contact us here.

Exercise Your Skin

“What should I be doing to maintain and improve the look of my skin?”

We hear this question quite often.

This same question is presented to many doctors as, “What should I be doing to stay healthy and in shape?”

We all know that, at the very least, we should exercise and eat right just to maintain our current health. If we are trying to improve, we might amp up our workout and really cut down on the calories. I know from personal experience that I get flabby and unhealthy if I do nothing.

Well, it’s important to think of skincare the same way. In the simplest of terms: use it or lose it!

  • The Clarisonic Brush = Your Daily Workout: Your skin’s ability to exfoliate itself is like your metabolism; at some point, it just slows down. This means we don’t exfoliate naturally as we did in our younger days and need to do it manually. The Clarisonic Brush is the perfect solution. It removes dead skin along with the dirt and oil trapped underneath and allows your skincare products to penetrate 60% deeper.
  • Cleanser and Toner = Fruits and Veggies: You wouldn’t eat a cherry-flavored candy and count it as a piece of fruit. In the same way, you shouldn’t think of your skincare products as beneficial to the skin unless there’s data and evidence proving they are. This is why we sell medical-grade skincare lines like Obagi and SkinMedica. These products should be the building blocks of your skincare regimen; they have scientifically proven ingredients that can actually transform your skin at the cellular level, restoring healthy function to your skin cells. You’ll see a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots, as well as improved overall texture and tone.
  • TNS Essential Serum = Your Personal Trainer: That’s right, your skin can have its very own personal trainer. SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum contains 11 products in-one, taking your skincare to the next level. Vitamin C, peptides, and antioxidants all work together throughout the day/night to tighten and tone the skin.

So if you’ve fallen off the horse, get back on! Just like eating well and exercising, you have to continue your regimen to see results. And if you’re looking for the P90X equivalent in skincare, you may want to ask us about Titan, Pearl or IPL.

Five Pro-Botox Celebs

It’s no secret that celebrities (and even non-celebrities) face a social stigma when discussing their use of Botox. Here are five bold celebrities who are confident and comfortable enough to speak out about their treatments:

 

 

KellyRipa-Botox 1. Kelly Ripa: During an interview with Elle Magazine, Kelly Ripa expressed she gets the occasional Botox injection. “Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes,” she said. “So I feel like it makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now.”

CourteneyCox-Botox 2. Courteney Cox: In InStyle, Cox opens up about her use of Botox. “Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another. Sometimes I use Botox. …I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine.”

JennyMcCarthy-Botox 3. Jenny McCarthy: “I get Botox in my forehead. I just have my doctor do a little shot.”  McCarthy told Life & Style Magazine Botox helps her maintain a more youthful look.

 

JillZarin-Botox 4. Jill Zarin: In this recent interview with Wendy Williams, Zarin announces her success with a liquid facelift using Restylane and Botox. At the end of the interview she says she’s been receiving Botox injections between her eyes and on her forehead “for ten years”.

 

TeriHatcher-Botox 5. Teri Hatcher:  As a guest on Oprah in 2006, Teri admits she went to her doctor asking how to not look so tired: “You know, like that thing where you just feel so yucky about yourself…and I went to a dermatologist and I’m like, `I’m just so tired, look how tired, I’m so tired.’ And she said, `Do your Botox.'”

It’s hard to be sure if the Botox taboo will persist. However, with celebrities and public figures continuing to speak out about the steps they take to stay youthful—it can’t be too long until public scrutiny begins to dissipate.