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Dr. Craig Colville

Injectables- A Time to Review

When we think of injectables or non- invasive rejuvenation for the face many different ideas and thoughts come to mind. First, let’s distinguish the difference between dynamic smoothers, or neuromodulators, and rejuvenating fillers. One treatment is going to address the muscle that is causing unsightly wrinkles, or motion in the face, and the other treatment is addressing the lines that are on the skin while the face is at rest. The most common, well known neuromodulator in the world is Botox®. Botox was first presented cosmetically to the market in 2002 when it was approved by the FDA to temporarily … Read More

Abdominoplasty- All the Options

As we head into spring in Ohio, I thought it would be a good time to discuss abdominoplasty and body contouring surgeries, as well as non-invasive procedures for the body. Warmer weather usually leads people to start changing their hair, makeup and more specifically the types of clothes they wear. To some that may mean putting sweaters and scarves away, pulling out some of their favorite sleeveless pieces, or adding new clothing to their wardrobe. In some instances, the look or the fit might not make them feel as confident as they once felt. Typically, this is when I get … Read More

Breast Augmentations: Where to Begin

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Breast Augmentation is one of the Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures (most requested surgical procedures). A Great deal of information has been written on this most popular surgery and breast implant options. Every surgeon’s approach to breast augmentation can be a little bit different. Early in the process of a patient deciding on a breast augmentation, I like to have the patient concentrate more on the type of look that they want rather than the type of implant or a specific aspect of surgery. Some of the questions that I ask patients … Read More

Achieving The Harmonious Breast

My goal for every patient with questions or concerns about their breasts is that I create and maintain breast harmony while achieving what they are interested in. Sometimes the patient doesn’t know exactly what bothers them about their breasts. They may think that their breasts are too small, have never been big enough, or were big enough but are now smaller after childbirth, aging, or weight loss. Breasts sometimes don’t have enough volume, lose firmness, don’t match, aren’t in the same position on the chest right versus left, or the patient’s chest isn’t symmetrical before you even look at the … Read More

Cool Vs. Heat: What Works Best For Noninvasive Fat Removal?

Noninvasive fat removal: what technologies exist, what works, what is hype. First of all, I want to talk about CoolSculpting which has been on the market almost 10 years. I have 8 years of use and experience with the device. CoolSculpting is the gold standard, in my opinion, for noninvasive fat removal. CoolSculpting represents 70% of the noninvasive fat removal market and is the technology that all others market against. It is FDA cleared for treatment of 8 specific areas. These aren’t FDA clearances for technology that is shared by multiple companies, but these are specific FDA clearances for CoolSculpting. … Read More

Why ThermiVa® for Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Women concerned about reduced vaginal sensitivity or leaky bladders now have a number of nonsurgical treatment options available. We’ve researched the various devices and decided to offer ThermiVa® at our northwestern Ohio practice because it’s by far the most effective of the treatments. What is ThermiVa®? The 45-minute ThermiVa® procedure increases blood flow and stimulates nerve endings using radiofrequency energy. It’s used both internally and externally, meaning both the vagina and labia are treated. ThermiVa® produces a sustained comfortable temperature elevation that is necessary to get the desired results. The controlled radiofrequency energy needs time and an elevated temperature to … Read More

Allergan Breast Implant Options

It was only a little more than 10 years ago that the choice of breast implants at our Toledo, Ohio practice — and throughout the U.S. — was limited to round, saline implants. That’s all changed and women getting breast augmentation have more choices than ever when it comes to implants, including both saline and silicone gel. Allergan, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of breast implants, has 5 different styles. The traditional implants I used for years were the Style 10, 15, 20 and 45 that are filled with silicone gel to about 85% capacity of the outer shell. … Read More

CoolSculpting® Vs. Liposuction: Which Is Right for Me?

When considering a fat reduction treatment, it’s important to understand your desired results, recovery expectations, and the level of invasiveness that you are comfortable with. While CoolSculpting and liposuction are both effective methods of fat reduction, they vary in several major ways. For one, CoolSculpting has gained popularity as a quick, non-surgical approach to fat reduction, while liposuction remains a common surgical option yielding immediate results. Regardless of their differences, both liposuction and CoolSculpting are meant as body contouring procedures and not weight-loss treatments. If you have reached or are nearly at your ideal weight, but are struggling with stubborn … Read More

Winter 2016 Newsletter

  New Year, New Treatments  2016 is already off to a great start. Check out 3 new treatments we’ve added to our list of beautification offerings: 1. Cellfina: This minimally invasive cellulite procedure offers long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite. How cool is that?! We’re excited to be the first to offer this result-orientated procedure in the greater Toledo area. 2. CoolSculpting®: The nonsurgical fat freezing treatment, has added a new attachment that can now treat unwanted fat under the neck or armpit breast area, and upper knee. This treatment is great for fitting into a busy schedule and a perfect … Read More

Fall 2015 Newsletter

  Say ‘Goodbye’ to Your Double Chin!  KYBELLA™ is all the rage right now, but as with any trending new procedure or treatment, we first wanted to take a careful look at it to ensure it offers only the best results.  Here is what we found: What is KYBELLA? It is a non-surgical injectable solution used for reducing the fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a “double chin.” The solution contains a chemical that naturally occurs within our bodies to eat away dietary fat. KYBELLA harnesses that chemical to kill fat cells under the chin. Who is a candidate? Anyone … Read More

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