Spa, Medical Spa & Aesthetic Spa


In this fast-paced world, self-care is important. There is a growing desire to rejuvenate youth, pursue wellness and sustain a healthy lifestyle. As a large percentage of the population grows older, many people are beginning to look for ways to hold onto their youth.

The spa industry is constantly evolving and has procedures that are minimally invasive and can be delivered in a relaxed atmosphere. Spas have become the choice for many.

The services can vary quite a bit. Whether the need is for a facial, laser treatment, fat-eliminating treatment, advanced skin and body care or other treatments, there are great options right here in Columbus. Enjoy reading about the top spas in town and all the procedures that are available.

Buckeye Weight Loss

buckeye-weight-loss-coverHow did your company get started and how has it evolved?

My weight was out of control even though, as a physician, I had all of the information I needed to make a change. I felt shame and humiliation at being overweight while I was also trying to encourage my patients to live a healthy lifestyle. I had no energy and struggled with mobility, and I avoided airplane travel and amusement parks for fear of not fitting in the seats.

I was also worried about my own health because my dad died at age 48 of complications of obesity – diabetes and heart disease – and I was fearful I was setting a bad example for my son, who was also overweight. I knew I needed to make myself a priority because I had always put taking care of everyone else before my own needs. I had to make a choice…so I did!

Once I was able to put together multiple systems for success, I was able to quickly lose weight and keep it off. By addressing the cellular, metabolic, physical, and emotional components of weight loss, we are able to exceed the success of all other programs.

What types of services do you offer?

Buckeye Weight Loss is a physician-supervised weight loss program. We work with UltraSlim® noninvasive body sculpting and CRUSH emotional eating technique.

What makes your company unique?

We are a female-owned company. All of our programs are physician supervised. We only work with clients we sincerely believe we can help. Our programs are all-natural weight loss systems that allow our clients to lose weight fast and keep it off. We accept Care Credit, HSA and FSA, making it an affordable program.

What would you share with a potential client?

You didn’t find us by accident. We attract the people we can help who are 100% committed to results. We are experts in helping you end yo-yo dieting. Even the tough cases have been successful with our programs.



  • A la carte or packaged services are available to meet any individual’s goals.
  • We have structured programs that educate our clients on how to achieve their goals by eating real food with no shakes, drugs or pre-packaged food necessary.
  • We also offer accountability and communication daily and weekly with our team to help our clients stay on track.


3518 Riverside Drive, Suite102
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221

Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery


How did your company get started?

Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery (CAPS) is the premier plastic surgery group in private practice that has been serving patients for nearly 23 years. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of personalized cosmetic and reconstructive surgical care. Our five board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Timothy Treece, Dr. Susan Vasko, Dr. Robert Heck, Dr. John Wakelin and Dr. Tyler Angelos—oversee all areas of our practice including, but not limited to, our Medical Spa, CoolSculpting®, and our Laser and Wellness centers.

What types of services do you offer?

The practice offers both surgical and non-surgical procedures, and our surgical team specializes in breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, blepharoplasty and mommy makeover.

We offer a vast array of state-of-the-art, non-surgical procedures including CoolSculpting®, Ultherapy, miraDry®, injectables (Botox® and facial fillers) and vaginal rejuvenation (The O-Shot® and Viveve™). Our laser center offers Halo™, BroadBand Light (BBL™), Profractional-XC™, MicroLaser Peel®, Contour TRL™, and SkinTyte™.

The MedSpa provides the highest quality aesthetic treatments such as Vivace™, microneedling, HydraFacial® MD, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, eyebrow and lash services, and permanent makeup. Some additional specialties we provide for our clients include hair restoration (NeoGraft®, PRP, light therapy and supplements) and our Wellness Center which offers pellet therapy, GI-Map™ Testing, Fasting Mimicking Diet®, supplements and nutrient injections.

What makes your company unique?

Our vast array of diversified services and highly trained and qualified providers set Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery (CAPS) apart from other practices. At CAPS, we provide services of all types to ensure we are providing you with the treatment that is best for you and that you are in the best of hands when receiving treatments.

What would you share with a potential client?

Our talented and caring board-certified plastic surgeons combine artistry with experience to provide truly impeccable, natural results. Our practice’s reputation often precedes us as most of our referrals come from satisfied patients who place trust in the work we do. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care in an environment that fosters trust, welcomes innovation, and provides the best possible patient experience.



We are the largest private plastic surgery practice in the Midwest!


5005 Arlington Centre Blvd.
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220


2030 Easton Station, Suite 260
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Downtown Dermatology


How did your company get started and how has it evolved?

Originally owned by Dr. Homer Williams, this practice has existed for over 50 years. In 2005, the practice was renamed Downtown Dermatology. At that time, we continued to develop our dermatology services as well as deepen our cosmetic dermatology offerings. We truly wanted to be a full-service dermatology practice. We perform full skin exams and specialize in skin cancer treatments, hair loss, acne, scarring, and skin rejuvenation.

What types of services do you offer?

Downtown Dermatology offers the latest medical and aesthetic treatments for all things related to skin, hair and nails. We specialize in care for moles, rashes, acne and hairloss within our full-service practice. Lasers for sunspots and redness with the Cutera Excel V; skin tightening and smoothing with Secret RF; and body sculpting with Vanquish ME.

What makes your company unique?

Our practice is located in the thriving downtown Columbus area. Dr. Hicks – Graham is a board-certified dermatologist who works closely with two dermatology physician assistants (Jana Shaffer, PA-C, and Amy Lipp, PA-C), and two medical aestheticians. Our providers understand the importance of healthy skin first. If you are here for regular maintenance and the provider notices something suspicious, Dr. Hicks-Graham is able to address that concern quickly within the practice. We are a minority- and women-owned business and believe in quality personalized care.

What would you share with a potential patient?

We are here to help you achieve your best self and want you to be comfortable in your best skin.



Our practice is the home of three businesses in one: Downtown Dermatology, our legacy practice; Downtown Dermatology Aesthetic, our cosmetic service center; and LivSo, our specialty haircare brand developed by Dr. Hicks-Graham.

We welcome patients with compassionate care. This includes individuals of all ages, abilities, ethnic groups, and gender classifications/orientations.


500 East Main Street, Suite 310
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Encore Dermatology


How did your company get started?

We wanted to provide high quality care in an inspiring atmosphere while applying artistic skills to cosmetic procedures. Our practice was created to concentrate on our patients’ needs. Dr. Gwyn Londeree completed double residency training in internal medicine and dermatology and has over 18 years of experience.

What types of services do you offer?

In our spa, we offer the latest in CoolSculpting®, microneedling, medical grade chemical peels, and medical grade skincare. Our medical practice focuses on diagnosing and treating a variety of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, warts, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Encore offers medical and surgical procedures including removal of skin cancers, lipomas, moles, and cysts; red light photodynamic therapy for actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions); XTRAC® laser, NB-UVB light treatment and PUVA treatments for psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo.

Our cosmetic services include the latest in cosmetic treatments and techniques. We take pride in delivering natural-looking and lasting results when treating with fillers (e.g., JUVÉDERM®), Kybella® and neurotoxins (e.g. Botox®). Our laser, The Palomar Icon, provides a variety of popular treatments from hair removal to procedures for pigmentation, blood vessels, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. The Icon laser provides highly tolerable treatments with minimal downtime.

What makes your company unique?

We are a women-owned business and staff with board-certified dermatologist and physician assistant. Our master aestheticians are medically trained. Our practice offers extended hours and a beautiful, relaxing environment.

What would you share with a potential client?

Our staff is highly educated and trained. We pride ourselves on providing individual analysis of each client and recommending an honest and personalized approach to treatment.



Dr. Gwyn Londeree was born and raised in the
Clintonville/Beechwold area. She attended medical school and
completed her dermatology residency at OSU.


4900 Gettysburg Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Grandview Aesthetics


How did your company get started and how has it evolved?

As a means of helping with his medical school costs, Dr. Rakesh Nanda began aesthetics training working in various medical spas and plastic surgery centers while he was working on his medical school internship. Taking an interest in the field, he kept notes on procedures and treatments in the industry. After moving to Columbus, Dr. Nanda worked in a traditional medical field. Looking for growth, he visited local salons and spas to offer his aesthetic services.

He quickly gained a large client base in the aesthetics industry, which led Dr. Nanda to open Grandview Aesthetics. The need for surgical procedures grew, as did opportunity in other cities. Grandview Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center now has several locations and teaches for over six companies around the world.

What types of services do you offer?

Grandview Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery specializes in tattoo removal (pico and pico nano devices), hormone replacement treatments, and vaginal rejuvenation treatments (diVa® and Viveve™).

Our full-service aesthetic and plastic surgery center offers plastic surgery, toxins and fillers, cellulite destruction, weight loss treatments, permanent makeup, laser treatments for red and brown spots, acne treatments, stretch mark treatments, fat destruction and skin tightening, muscle tightening, laser hair removal, medical grade skin care products and peels, toe fungus treatments, massage therapy, and our wellness center with supplements.

What makes your company unique?

We use a variety of treatment options utilizing the best technology in aesthetics and plastic surgery to give our patients the most comprehensive, personalized approach. We deliver personal care with each patient from start to finish.

What would you share with a potential client?

Age is the one thing that goes up but fails to ever come down. We want to be your long-term partner, showing you how to love your skin, while boosting your self-esteem from the inside out.


Research and technology come together in our new 11,000-square-foot facility opening February 2020.


751 Northwest Boulevard
Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212
614-421-7546 (SKIN)

PENZONE Salons + Spas


How did your company get started?

Charles A. Penzone started out in 1969 with a $500 loan from Huntington Bank and only two employees, and our salons have been trailblazers from the very beginning. We were the first to introduce Vidal Sassoon hair cutting techniques to the Midwest, and were also the first to offer online booking in the ‘90s! In addition, our three Grand Salon concepts won top industry honors when they opened in the ‘90s.

In April 2019, we celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary and almost a year operating under our new concept, PENZONE Salons + Spas. Each location is being updated as a full-service salon and spa with a focus on holistic beauty. Each will be offering a café with specialty Crimson Cup coffee, wine and cocktails, cold-pressed juice and plant-based grab-and-go items. Our goal is for all of our salons to become a place where people gather and build a sense of community.

What types of services do you offer?

Following our rebranding, we have enhanced our full-service salon and spa menu. Beauty Zone – It is all about fast, results-oriented skincare in an open environment. Our Beauty Zones are at Dublin, Gahanna/New Albany and the Short North and offer waxing, tinting, dermaplaning, masks and facials for a great price! The Beauty Zone provides a self-care opportunity for the busy person.

Holistic Offerings – We’ve incorporated mindful moments into many services on our menu. Ayurveda Massage and Shirodhara treatments have been added for ultimate relaxation. We’ve also incorporated aromatherapy enhancements and warm towels into our shampoos, opportunities for guests to zen out with sleep masks during pedicure services, and much more!

What makes your company unique?

Our new concept has revolutionized the industry and we have the street cred to prove it! In January we were awarded the “Salon Design of the Year” by North American Hairstyling Awards, and in May we were recognized as Salon Today Magazine’s “Salon of the Year!” As a testament to our mantra that beauty comes from the inside, we photograph our own guests as models and don’t photoshop the images! We are proud to recognize the true, unique beauty of our guests.

What would you share with a potential client?

PENZONE is for everyone and anyone! Our new concept is fresh, new, and award-winning. Each new element of our concept is an intentional part of our holistic approach to beauty.

We offer so many opportunities for self-care. Each day, we live our mission – to improve the lives of our guests from the outside in.



We’re all about community, and we encourage folks to utilize our social rooms even if they don’t have appointments! We have plenty of places to plug in and work, or just relax and enjoy. We’re all about the experience; we offer living walls with live greenery in our spaces to not only help purify the air, but to promote a healthy indoor climate.

Six Central-Ohio locations