Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, PSC George R. Valentini, M.D., F.A.C.S. (270) 885-1140

Thermage® and More for Facial Rejuvenation – Clarksville and Hopkinsville Area

Silky-smooth, luminous skin has always been a hallmark of beauty. Over time, however, stress, environmental toxins, excessive sun exposure, and other destructive elements can wreck havoc on our skin. Fortunately, innovative advancements in facial rejuvenation procedures have made it possible for men and women to enjoy youthful-looking, glowing complexions throughout their lives. George R. Valentini, M.D. offers a wealth of procedures, including the Obagi Blue Peel® System and Thermage®, at our Hopkinsville-based practice to promote optimal facial rejuvenation. Serving Clarksville, Fort Campbell, and areas throughout Western Kentucky, our plastic surgery practice also offers facelift, brow suspension, and a number of other plastic surgery procedures for those who are interested in more dramatic facial rejuvenation measures.

Thermage®

Thermage® is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Harnessing the power of capacitive radiofrequency (CRF) energy, Thermage® tightens existing collagen and stimulates the growth of new collagen. The procedure is effective for various skin types and colors; however, people who are between the ages of 35 and 60 typically experience the most dramatic results. Those who have significant skin laxity may find that a facelift, brow suspension, or other plastic surgery procedure may be more suited to their needs.

Areas of the face that may be improved with Thermage® facial rejuvenation treatment at our Hopkinsville and Clarksville-area practice include the following:

  • Forehead
  • Upper and lower eyelids
  • Cheeks
  • Jaw line
  • Beneath the chin
  • Neck

Unlike laser resurfacing, Thermage® treatments do not involve the use of anesthesia, as patients typically experience little discomfort during the procedure. Although there is no downtime associated with Thermage®, some individuals notice patches of redness that can last for a day or so.  The rejuvenating results of Thermage® are often noticeable immediately after treatment. During the next few months, as new collagen forms, results continue to improve.  Many patients see significant skin rejuvenation after as little as one treatment.

To find out whether you are a suitable candidate for Thermage®, please contact our Hopkinsville-based plastic surgery practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. George R. Valentini.

IPL

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments deliver light energy to the deeper layers of the skin to alleviate pigment irregularities, rosacea, acne, and other skin problems. By stimulating the production of new collagen, IPL treatments may also improve the overall texture of the skin and promote facial rejuvenation.  Because it uses light rather than abrasive particles or chemicals, IPL leaves the protective top layer of skin untouched and therefore involves very little downtime.

Before performing the IPL facial rejuvenation procedure at our practice near Clarksville, we apply a cooling gel to the treatment area. This ensures that the patient remains comfortable during treatment. The doctor then uses a special hand piece to apply controlled pulses of light to problem areas. The sensation felt during IPL treatment differs from patient to patient; however, many have compared it to the snap from a rubber band or a warm tingling.

After treatment, patients should take good care of their skin, protecting it from the sun and using quality skin care products. If a patient takes good care of his or her skin, the rejuvenating results experienced after an IPL treatment can last a year or more.

Dermal Injectables

Many of our patients experience remarkable facial rejuvenation at our Clarksville-area practice after just one treatment with one of our amazing dermal injectables. We offer a number of popular options in order to serve the needs of a wide variety of clients.

  • BOTOX® injections provide a safe, effective solution to facial lines or wrinkles that are caused by repeated movements of specific facial muscles.  
  • Restylane® is a dermal filler with a wide array of applications. Not only can Restylane® address troublesome lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to plump the lips and to augment the contours of the face.
  • JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is a hyaluronicacid-based treatment that is used to reduce the prominence of lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as to plump the skin and give it a smoother appearance.

Obagi Blue Peel® System

In addition to dermal injectables, IPL, and Thermage® treatments, we offer the Obagi Blue Peel® System at our Hopkinsville practice. A quick and simple facial rejuvenation treatment, the Obagi Blue Peel® System targets fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and superficial facial scars.

The Obagi Blue Peel® is a highly customizable procedure. Depending on the patient's skin type and aesthetic concerns, one or more layers of the Obagi Blue Peel® System solution are applied to the skin. The characteristic blue tint turns darker as the solution penetrates deep into the skin and allows the doctor to gauge the progress of the peel. During the next several days following an Obagi Blue Peel® application, the skin will shed the outer layer of dead cells. This process reveals new skin cells and a brighter, fresher complexion.

Interested in Having a Smoother, More Luminous Complexion?

There are a number of advanced facial rejuvenation treatments available to individuals in the Clarksville area. Whether you are considering the Obagi Blue Peel® System, IPL, dermal injectables, or Thermage®, contact our plastic surgery practice in Hopkinsville to schedule an appointment. During your consultation with Dr. Valentini, he can recommend the best course of treatment for helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.

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To learn more about dermal injectables, IPL, the Obagi Blue Peel® System, Thermage®, and more treatments for facial rejuvenation, contact our Hopkinsville practice serving individuals in Clarksville and surrounding communities.

Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic Surgery
Hopkinsville Office
1724 Kenton St
Ste 1C

Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 885-1140
Toll Free: (270) 885-1140
Fax: (270) 885-1183

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