Spray Tan Fridays! (March, April, & May)
Mar 06, 2014
Daylight Savings is coming up and the days are getting longer. Soon the weather will break and you'll be able to wear shorts and skirts - so get ready! It's time for custom spray tanning.
Every friday in spring, we are offering Spray Tan Fridays - $25 for our custom spray tan. Get your glow ready for the weekend!
Call (614)764-7699 to make an appointment.
Feb 17, 2014
"In Canada a new study seems to say that women should not get mammograms to detect breast cancer. What do you recommend?"
Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe of ROXY Plastic Surgery has a lot to say about the subject. She was recently interviewed on ABC's Good Day Columbus to discuss why she believes women should still be getting mammograms.
It is a simple way to take a look inside the breast and detect cancer for women over 40 years old. It is the ONLY way to find a cancer that is not palpable (you can't feel it). Even women with no other breast symptoms should be getting yearly mammograms. Dr. Grawe also contributed to a newspaper article on the same subject last Friday in the Columbus Dispatch.
Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day 2014
Feb 01, 2014
The biggest date-night of the year is coming up so get ready to pucker up!
Whether you are seeing that new hot crush, spending the night in with your hubby, or just going out with the girls – you deserve sensational lips you want to show off!
Men notice eyes and lips first on the face. Whether aging has changed your lips, or you just want something better – Lip augmentation with Juvederm can get you soft, kissable lips.
A few things change how our lips look as we age:
1. The outline of the lip (medical term: “white roll”) becomes less defined – it fades, so that the lip is not separated well from the face skin.
2. The lips lose their pink color as the blood vessels narrow with age (or even more with smoking!!). This also decreases the definition from the surrounding skin.
3. Finally, the lips actually get thinner over time, rolling inward and becoming finer.
Lip augmentation with filler does not have to give you huge lips (which many women are afraid of). This simple office procedure can make your lips look noticeably younger, fuller, and better defined. Kissable!
Many women are worried they will look fake with office lip enhancement. This happens when the injector fills only the upper portion of the lip and the area above appears flat so that the lip sticks out similar to a duck bill – the Duck Lip. This looks fake and stiff. Dr. Grawe’s technique creates a beautiful shape to the lip, filling it out in the proper proportion so that the lips look natural and full.
How does she do it?
• First you are numbed so that the procedure is completely pain-free and ice is placed on the lips to decrease swelling and bruising.
• Dr. Grawe begins using a very small needle to outline the upper and lower lip to create definition. This will give the look of a natural color lip liner.
• She then augments the lip to achieve fullness and create a feminine shape. This is tailored differently for each person to enhance the natural shape of the lips or to simply create natural curves for a flattened lip.
Augmented lips which are soft and natural are the perfect palate for red lip gloss, your little black dress and lots of Valentine’s Day kisses!
Summer Bodies are made in the Winter
Jan 22, 2014
You are at the gym working hard. You are eating right and drinking less. But what about the stuff you can’t fix on your own? Here is our list of things you might want to start during the cold weather to get bathing-suit ready:
1. Laser Hair Removal – this quick treatment can get you hair free in all those bathing suit revealing areas: Bikini, Underarms, and Legs. Permanent hair removal takes 3-8 treatments about a month apart, so you need to start now to be summer-ready. No more dry shaving as fast as you can before running after the kids to the pool. You’ll be ready anytime!
2. Start your skin care regimen – if you want glowing skin, you should work on it now! Every woman over the age of 25 should be using a medical grade eye cream and Retin-A. This will not only prevent wrinkles in the future, but it will also clear up your skin and make you look flawless by warmer weather. Schedule your FREE skin care evaluation with our aesthetician to learn more about YOUR specific skin care needs!
3. Mommy Make-over time – you can’t get rid of loose belly skin no matter how hard you work out. And there aren’t any special exercises to “increase your bust” (“we must… we must…”) so this is the time to explore your cosmetic surgery options. Dr. Grawe is currently offering complimentary cosmetic consultations in her Columbus office. We have 3D breast augmentation imaging and can show you what breast or buttock implants look and feel like. Get ready to look amazing in your bathing suit this summer!
4. If you can’t tone it, tan it! – You don’t have to wait for warm weather to look sun-kissed. Tanning in a tanning bed promotes wrinkles and skin cancer, but custom spray tans can moisturize your skin and you’ll look like you just came back from vacation in the Bahamas! You can get your “base coat” instantly at ROXY Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Grawe is instrumental in new Breast Cancer Reconstruction Legislation in Ohio!
Jan 20, 2014
Governor John Kasich has signed Substitute House Bill 147 which will become a law in Ohio next month. This bipartisan bill requires all surgeons who take care of breast cancer patients to assure that those patients are appropriately referred for reconstruction so that they can learn about their breast reconstruction options. A study of breast surgeons in America showed that only 30% of patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have to undergo mastectomy surgery to remove the breast, are having reconstruction. The number one reason? They are not informed that this is an option!
Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe began writing letters to the members of the Ohio House of Representatives and State Senate over 2 years ago after reading this study. She realized that breast cancer patients were not hearing of their options for breast reconstruction and was often seeing patients for reconstruction years after their cancer surgery. These women told her that they didn’t know they could have a reconstruction on the same day as their breast removal. They had lived for a long time without feeling whole, using a heavy breast prosthesis or wearing padded bras. Dr. Grawe had to find a way to let patients know that there were other options!
Representative Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) took interest in the bill as his own mother had led a fight against breast cancer. When the bill passed it was named the “Lizzie B. Byrd Act” in her recognition. During the signing, Governor Kasich listened as Dr. Grawe explained how important this legislation will be for women in Ohio and future patients with breast cancer. “It is a triumph for breast cancer patients who will now know and understand their options completely” says Dr. Grawe. She adds “It is great to see how we, as individuals can make a difference locally and in our state with our democratic system. It was neat to see the Governor excited about making Oho better for these women”.
Jan 14, 2014
"Can I use breast implants to get a breast lift?"
Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe’s answer: No, you really can’t. – A breast lift (mastopexy) and a breast augmentation are two different procedures which achieve totally different goals. Although they can be done together to create a fuller, lifted, perky breast – you cannot lift your breast with an implant.
A breast augmentation involves using an implant (silicone or saline) to enlarge the breast. Some women think or hope that a breast implant will lift their breast or move the nipple up to the middle of their breast but it absolutely does not do this. Breast implants are a great way to enlarge your breasts if you have small breasts. And a breast augmentation can also fill in the upper portion of the breast which is often lost after pregnancy or breast feeding, making the breast look full and younger. The scar can be in the fold, around the areola (the dark part around your nipple) or in your underarm. These are usually well hidden and not noticeable. Breast augmentation can make you fit into clothing better and have renewed confidence.
A Mastopexy or breast lift is a procedure performed for breast ptosis or sagging breasts. You can check if you have sagging breasts with a simple “pencil test”. Take a pencil and put it along the fold under your breast (inframammary fold). If your nipple is below the line of the pencil, you have breast ptosis. Often women who have breast ptosis have an elongated and almost oval shaped breast which is flat on top. A breast lift will create a more round breast which is lifted and perky with the nipple in the center of the breast. This does not make your breast truly smaller but it does pull the breast up on the chest and often women think their breasts feel smaller because they are not hanging down anymore. A mastopexy has more scars than a breast augmentation but most women think the scars are very worth it for the new shape that can be achieved – most lifts have a scar around the areola (the dark part around your nipple) and depending on how much must be lifted, there is also a lollipop scar and an anchor scar. Dr. Grawe will be able to tell you what scar would be best for you during a private, personalized consultation. Scars on your breast heal very well and fade over time. Mastopexy can give you a lovely lifted beautiful breast.
Why would someone want both a breast lift and a breast augmentation? Women who want larger breasts and have sagging will want to have both procedures. Also, women who are having a lift but also are missing fullness on the top of their breast will want to add an implant for upper pole fullness creating a more youthful appearance.
Aspire to be… lifted and full!
If you have a question or a "myth" you would like busted, by Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe, send it through our contact section on this website and look for your answer to be posted on this page and our facebook page: www.facebook.com/RoxyPlasticSurgery
Jan 08, 2014
What should I do about my Dry winter Skin?
Is your skin feeling dry and dehydrated due to the extreme cold, harsh weather? I have a few tips to share to help restore the moisture levels in your skin.
1. First and foremost, you need to exfoliate. The dry skin that sits on top is preventing your moisturizer from penetrating. Be gentle and don’t over-due it. Once a day is sufficient. It can be as simple as adding a wash cloth while cleansing to buff away the dry skin or you could add a Clarisonic Skin Brush to your routine. Coming in to see me for a professional dermaplane treatment or peel will also compliment your home care.
2. Try adding a moisturizing serum to your existing moisturizer before going straight to a thick, heavy cream. Think of your skin as a dry sponge. Adding a thick moisturizer is not going to absorb. You must prepare it with a thin serum. Your skin will soak in the serum first and pull your moisturizer even deeper into all your skin’s layers. Also, adding heavy cream on top of un-exfoliated skin will only lead to breakouts. Look for products with Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid). My favorite is Neocutis Hyalis.
3. If the first two tips still are not relieving the dryness, it is time for the heavy moisturizing cream. Add it to your nightly routine first and then morning if needed.
I am here to answer any of your questions. Please email me at Laura@roxyplasticsurgery.com.
For more info call (614)764-7699 to schedule your free skin evaluation with our medical aesthetician.
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JANUARY SPA SPECIAL - ILLUMINATING DERMAPLANE TREATMENT
Jan 06, 2014
Perfect for date-night, a night out with the girls, or just looking great while making your resolutions happen this year!
Bring in 2014 with Healthy, Beautiful Skin! Call (614)764-7699 for appointment.
Women & Wine Event
Dec 29, 2013
Join us at The Powell Village Winery for our "Women & Wine" Event!
Monday Jan 6th 7-9pm
Bring your girlfriends and have a couple glasses of wine to relax after all your holiday events. Learn tips on looking your best in the New Year with Dr. Grawe and Laura, our medical aesthetician. We will have samples and pre-pay packages for discounts on Botox, Juvederm, Laser Treatments, and Spa Services.
$25 per person to get into the event and enjoy 2 glasses of wine! Call 614-505-7465 to pre-pay and reserve your spot for this fun night!
learn more at The Powell Village Winery
Nov 01, 2013
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, also referred to as epidermal leveling, dermablading and blading – is a type of exfoliation of the skin that is offered only at a physician’s office or medical spa. Laura, our Medical aesthetician, refers to this procedure as “exercise” for your skin. As with all organs and systems in our body, keeping things moving is key to optimal health. The same is true for the skin (which is our largest organ). Removing the top (dead) layers encourages the new (healthy) skin to move to the surface.
The procedure is safely performed by using a surgical blade that is held against the skin at a 45-degree angle and stroked gently against the skin surface just like shaving. This procedure removes the skin’s hard dull outer layer as well as fine vellus facial hair and is left with a more refined, smooth texture and glowing appearance.
Dermaplaning is effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone and reducing acne scarring. Besides the immediate benefits, removal of dead skin and facial hair prevents breakouts and aids in the penetration of facial products by up to 60%. It has also been proven to prevent wrinkles as we age!
The treatment takes about 40 minutes and should be performed every 3 to 6 weeks. Dermaplaning is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments at Roxy Plastic Surgery. Please call our office with any additional questions and to schedule an appointment. (614) 764-7699.... and ask about our November "Fall Into Beauty" Special!
November Promotion - Fall into Beauty!
Oct 28, 2013
It’s time to look and feel younger, brighter, & tighter with our Fall into Beauty Package.
Come in and let Dr. Grawe treat you to a BBL (broad band light) treatment for brown/age spots and 20 units of Botox to get a brilliant glowing face. The following week, you will visit Laura, our medical aesthetician for Dermaplaning and Calming Mask. All this for $500 (Retail value $720).
You will not believe how bright and smooth your face will be!
Not ready for Botox – pick up a box of 3ml Latisse for longer & bolder eyelashes.
This is a great holiday gift – available until November 30th.
Fall into Beauty before you get caught up in the holiday rush! Call us for an appointment (614)764-7699
Komen Breast Cancer Event
Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Grawe enjoyed the Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Event where money was raised (and donated by ROXY Plastic Surgery) for Breast Cancer Research in Columbus, Ohio. We heard true life stories from Breast Cancer Survivors and shared in their victories over Breast Cancer!
Aspire to be....Cancer Free!
September Promotion - REPAIR SUN-DAMAGED SKIN!
Sep 09, 2013
After spending all summer in the sun…it’s time to repair the damage and get brilliant, glowing skin!
Neocutis ReActive Serum combats free radicals that cause wrinkles to tighten and brighten your skin.
This month – purchase 1 ReActive Serum and get your free gift: A glammed out tumbler and BioCream!($50 value!)
Stop by the office to feel the silky feel of ReActive!
Call (614)764-7699 to make an appointment at our Medical Spa for more information.
Aspire to be….the one with the beautiful skin!
Laser Hair Removal
Aug 14, 2013
Most people don’t know how affordable and how comfortable laser hair removal is.
Imagine having your treatments done and NEVER having to shave, tweeze, or wax ever again!
Here’s how it works at ROXY Plastic Surgery: You will be given numbing cream which makes the whole process pain free. We use BBL (broad band light) which is a very safe light therapy which targets the hair follicle and gets rid of it permanently. Laser hair removal treats only the actively growing hairs and that is why it takes a series of treatments to completely remove your hair in that area. (Usually between 3-7 depending on how dark your hair and skin are). These treatments are done about 1 month apart and take only minutes in the office. You will see noticeable changes with each treatment. Before you know it, you will be hair-free with smooth skin you are proud to show off!
Aspire to be… hair free!
To watch our video about laser treatments available at ROXY Plastic Surgery, click here!
August Promotion – BEAUTIFUL EYES!
Aug 07, 2013
Do you wish you had long, dark, thick eyelashes? Sick of bags under your eyes and dark circles? You can change all this – with our August Beautiful Eyes Promotion!
During the month of August, buy a 5ml box of Latisse and receive a Latisse gift bag with SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair and $20 dollars off your September purchase of Latisse, Botox, Juvederm or SkinMedica products!
Aspire to have beautiful eyes!
Latisse 5ml Box is currently $160 at ROXY Plastic Surgery.
In America, a box of Latisse is sold every 30 seconds… don’t miss out!