Retin-what? Breaking down the differences between retinol, retinaldehyde, and tretinoin for skin aging. Retinol (vitamin A), retinaldehyde (also called retinal), and tretinoin (also called retinoic acid) are all considered “retinoids” or vitamin A derivatives. This class of compounds is among the most well-studied in topical skin care, but their similar names and great marketing efforts […]
What Is Involved in a “Mini Face Lift”?
We all reach a point in our life where topical skincare treatments are no longer effective. The younger our skin is, the more receptive it is to creams, scrubs, and serums. However, they all fail to work eventually. At Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, OH, we are proud to offer a […]
How Long Will My Radiesse Hand Treatment Results Last?
Did you know your hands may show signs of visible aging before other areas of your body, including your face? In particular, volume loss on the back of the hands can make your hands appear much older and more fragile than they are. From showing the bones in your hands to the bulge of veins, […]
Juvederm vs. Botox: Which One Is Right for You?
The aging process is natural, but you don’t have to live with the visible signs of aging. You can reverse the signs of aging with the right cosmetic injectables. At Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, OH, we offer two highly regarded anti-aging injectables, Botox and Juvederm. Today, we’re looking at which […]
Are the Results From Kybella Permanent?
You have learned over the years that with age comes wisdom. However, wisdom isn’t the only thing that comes with age. Weakening muscles, sagging skin, and bands of fat around the neck also accompany the progression of time. At Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, OH, we offer Kybella to reverse the […]
Skin Tightening FAQs: How Does BodyTite Work?
Sometimes, no matter how rigorous the exercise or strict the diet, stubborn fat won’t go away, which means despite all your hard work you’re still not seeing the toned, contoured body of your dreams. But with BodyTite, an exciting new innovation in fat-loss, body sculpting, and skin tightening, you can use this advanced Liposuction technology […]
Rhinoplasty Recovery: What to Expect
I frequently answer questions on the RealSelf platform. Because of my extensive rhinoplasty experience, I believe I can offer a unique perspective to patients who are interested in rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty surgery. However, I am amazed at the number of patient questions about what to expect in the recovery process. Questions like “I am one week out from surgery, […]
Preparing Your Caregiver for Your Rhinoplasty Surgery
Video Highlights 00:02 – Tracey introduces herself; 00:20 – Rhinoplasty is a procedure that we do quite often here at Sullivan Centre; 00:31 – The most important thing that our patients can do is to ice the area as directed by Dr. Michael Sullivan; Hi, I am Tracey Conforti, patient co-ordinator at the Sullivan Centre for Plastic […]
Cost of Plastic Surgery Columbus Ohio
Plastic Surgery Columbus Ohio prices will vary however there are five basic factors that are included in every plastic surgery cost. The Surgeon’s Fee: This is the fee a surgeon charges to perform a specific procedure. Patient should ask the surgeon if aftercare is included in this fee. OR, Operating Room, or Facility fee: This […]
Botox Cosmetic 101: Science or Magic?
Would you pay someone to inject Clostridium Botulinum into your orbicularis oculi muscle? Sounds scary, I cannot even pronounce that and where exactly is that muscle located? But once you learn about Botox® Cosmetic and how it works you will feel more informed and it all sounds less scary. Over the years I have been […]