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!
Aug 05, 2013
“If I get breast implants, I have to have surgery on my breasts every 10 years”
This is definitely NOT TRUE!!! This very common misunderstanding started because most implant companies have a warranty on the implants for 10 years. I always tell patients, it’s just like your car warranty, after the warranty is up, you don’t go buy a new car just because your warranty is up – you only get a new car if you need a new car!
Most patients that have a breast augmentation have surgery only one time.
After having a breast augmentation, there might be reasons why you would want to have cosmetic surgery on your breasts again. The main reason women have another surgery is because they want bigger breast implants. Another common reason is that they would like silicone breast implants rather than saline implants for a more natural appearing and feeling breast. In the past 10 years, many patients are returning for surgery to have their subglandular (above the muscle) implants switched to submuscular (under the muscle). Finally, over time, women may choose to have a breast lift if they have sagging to have more perky, firm breasts. None of these surgeries are mandatory. If you love how you look after your breast augmentation, you don’t have to have surgery ever again.
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
Beware Brown Spots!!!!
Jul 31, 2013
Summer is almost over – you are going back to school shopping and won’t be able to go to the pool for much longer.
Time to start working on your brown spots!
Age spots, freckles, brown spots, Melasma – although they may have different causes (hormone related, from sun-damage, age), they all have the same problem – melanin, the pigment in our skin, is clumped up into brown spots. They sneak up and won’t go away. They leave your skin tone uneven, your face looking splotchy, and do not allow for that pure, porcelain look the young and beautiful have.
But there is hope – two treatments – one to remove the spots completely, the other to prevent them from coming back:
Brown Spot Removal: BBL therapy is a laser treatment that is done in the office. You will receive a numbing cream and the treatment takes only minutes. There is no down-time so it can even be done on your lunch break. The light breaks up the pigment so that it fragments and moves to the surface – you will then see if wipe off! Voila! Aspire to have amazing skin!
Brown Spot Prevention: To keep your brown spots from returning you should use Hydroquinone, a medicine in many medical grade skin care products that does not allow for pigment like this to be made. The other prevention method is sunscreen – a good physical block that will keep your melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) from becoming damaged and clumping pigment randomly into your skin.
The Truth About Sunscreen
Jul 24, 2013
We are in the dog days of summer and going strong at the pool before school starts just a few weeks away. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your family safe in the sun!
1. Sunscreen vs. Sunblock? Unfortunately, these words are used interchangeably for marketing reasons so you can’t count on the name. What you should look for is a “Physical Block” sunscreen which has “broad spectrum” coverage. This means that it combats the dangers of both UVA and UVB light protecting you from sunburns, wrinkles, and skin cancers. An easy way to figure out if you sunscreen has these elements is to look for ZINC OXIDE as a main ingredient.
2. What SPF to pick? Most people think that the higher the SPF, the better the sun protection – this is true, BUT it is probably a little different than you think…. SPF is “Sun Protective Factor” which is a system for telling us how well our sunscreen protects us from sunburn (but NOT UV damage to our skin like wrinkles and skin cancer!) For example, SPF 15 block 93% of the sun’s UVB light while SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB light. Therefore, going much higher than SPF 30 doesn’t increase your blockage very much. Again, you want the elements in lesson #1 in your sunscreen.
3. Check the expiration date! If you are like me, you have a cabinet full of sunscreens from years past… let them go! If the sunscreen is expired, it may not have any effect on UV light as the elements of sunscreen break down over time.
4. No Tanning Beds! Tanning beds use UVA light and there is no really good way to completely protect your skin from UVA light – even with broad spectrum sunscreens. This type of UV light goes deeper into your skin to damage your Collagen and Elastin – the elements in your skin that keep you from getting wrinkles!!! UVA light can damage your eyes even with a towel over your face. Many states have labeled Tanning beds a “carcinogen” because they are KNOWN to cause skin cancer! A better way to get your glowing tan is to come in for a Custom Spray Tan – all natural ingredients and no UV damage to your skin.
Dr. Grawe’s all time favorite Sunscreen:
SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense SPF 30
Remember the old Zinc Oxide that we used to wear – bright white or florescent green?! SkinMedica’s nanotechnology has developed a way to provide this type of block from UVA and UVB light in a thin, non-pore-clogging moisturizer. It is light enough to use every day. It comes in a large tube ($45) that will last you up to a year and also a smaller travel size ($18) - perfect for purses and golf bags!
Saturday Seminar - July 13, 2013 10-11am
Jul 07, 2013
Beauty IS Skin Deep
Is your beauty hiding under years of sun damage, wear and tear to your skin, and the effects of gravity and aging? Come join Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe for this one hour discussion to learn about skin care, spa treatments and surgical procedures that can help you appear as fresh and vibrant as you feel!
When: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10-11am
Where: Mount Carmel Women's Health Center, Wedgewood, 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Powell
For information or to register, call (614)234-LIFE.
Jul 03, 2013
ROXY Plastic Surgery wants to wish you a happy 4th of July!
Purchase a Facial and receive 20% off any Skin Care System on the day of service.
We currently carry Obagi, SkinMedica, and Neocutis products for all skin types.
Our Medical Aesthetician, Stephanie will provide you with an hour of relaxation and pampering at The SPA at ROXY Plastic Surgery. She will also thoroughly evaluate your skin and guide you to a skin care regimen that will make real, noticeable changes… helping you to achieve a clear, brilliant, glowing complexion!
Call (614)764-7699 to make an appointment at our Medical Spa.
Aspire to be….summer-time beautiful!
New Laser Treatment Video!
Jun 29, 2013
New Breast Augmentation Video!
Jun 05, 2013
ROXY Plastic Surgery donation raised $3,500 for The American Red Cross!
May 29, 2013
ROXY Plastic Surgery sponsored a table at the second annual Power of the Purse fundraiser this month which raised $33,000 for the Delaware Chapter. 10TV news anchor, Angela An emceed the event which auctioned 38 designer handbags to 300 Columbus women. Our donation, a coral Kate Spade handbag filled with a Five-Treatment Laser Hair Removal package sold for $3,500 – the highest sale of the night! This money will provide emergency shelter for 70 people affected by a disaster.
What a great blessing… to make people beautiful and support a great cause!
Apr 30, 2013
ROXY Plastic Surgery is now offering spray tanning! Come check our new service and look tan in just minutes without subjecting your skin to UV light. Our all natural ingredients are moisturizing while providing a natural bronzed look.
Aspire to be...Sunkissed!
For more information, call (614)764-7699 or visit our SPA online