Skin care has become increasingly important as we learn more about the adverse effects of stress, poor diet, and the environment on our bodies. Fortunately, with this knowledge comes the power to fight skin damage. Today, we have available the best skin care techniques ever developed, ranging from chemical peels and injectables to laser resurfacing and hair removal. Dr. Glunk is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs these skin care techniques and more at his comfortable office.
Thermage® is a new skin care technique that has proven very effective in reducing fine wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Thermage® is much less invasive than surgery and patients recover in a fraction of the time. The procedure uses a device that emits radio frequency energy to generate heat. This safe form of heat causes the collagen in the lower layers of skin to directly tighten. The final results will take shape over several months as new collagen grows to further smooth the skin. During the procedure, Dr. Glunk uses a device that sprays a specially formulated mist that cools the targeted areas. Thermage® has been found to produce the best results in patients ages 30 to 55. For more information about Thermage® contact Dr. Glunk today!
Dr. Glunk offers several chemical peel options to meet the specific needs of each patient. He will explain the differences of each and help you decide which peel is right for you. Mild chemical peels are masques that are gently massaged into the skin. They are chemically formulated to penetrate deep into the surface layers to cleanse the skin and lift out impurities and blemishes.
Dr. Glunk is one of the original Obagi students having trained personally under Dr. Obagi. Dr. Glunk performs both the original Obagi® Peel and the Obagi® Blue Peel. The Obagi® Blue Peel is a chemical peel designed to rejuvenate and brighten the skin no matter your age, skin type, or color. The beauty of the Obagi® Blue Peel is that it deeply cleanses and removes dry, dead skin and impurities while enriching and conditioning the skin. But, the real advantage of the Obagi® Blue Peel is that it lifts surface layers of aged and damaged skin leaving your skin looking fresher and smoother. The Obagi® Blue Peel is used by many patients to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, decrease acne, and remove age spots. Truly an amazing peel!
For more information about this and other chemical peels, contact our office!
Microdermabrasion is a wonderful technique used by Dr. Glunk to smooth out a variety of skin blemishes. Microdermabrasion has proven extremely effective in treating scars left by acne, injuries, and surgeries, as well as, fine wrinkles and creases. Microdermabrasion actually stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen growth, both of which refresh and tighten the skin in the targeted areas. For more information about microdermabrasion and to find out if you are a candidate, contact Dr. Glunk today.
Laser skin resurfacing uses a low-energy pulsed laser to exactingly remove irregularities of the skin, especially wrinkles and blemishes around the mouth, nose, and eyes. Laser skin resurfacing has also been found effective in the removal of facial scars and areas of uneven pigmentation. Dr. Glunk uses laser skin resurfacing to target specific areas or entire body regions. The result is more youthful, even-colored, vibrant skin. Dr. Glunk will tailor his laser resurfacing techniques to bring out the best results and he will discuss your options with you to ensure you the greatest possible outcome. To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, contact Dr. Glunk today!
Dr. Glunk works with a variety of injectable fillers and wrinkle reducing agents. Each has their own specific benefits and Dr. Glunk will discuss them in depth with you to be sure you receive the best treatment for your particular needs. Injectable fillers such as Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Ellevesse® are used to gently fill out wrinkles and skin irregularities to create a smooth, supple, and youthful look in the targeted area. Ellevesse® is similar to Restylane® and Juvéderm® but contains an anesthetic which significantly decreases the pain of injection. Dr. Glunk also uses longer acting fillers such as Perlane®, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, and Radiesse®, as well as the volumizer Sculptra®. Wrinkle reducing agents such as BOTOX® are used to temporarily render ineffective certain facial muscles that create wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth. Injectable fillers and wrinkle reducing agents are quick and easy short-term solutions that may also aid in the long-term fight against age. Dramatic results can last anywhere from a few months to a year. It is best to learn more about these options through a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Glunk. Contact us today!
Laser hair removal has become a very popular non-surgical method of removing unwanted hair. It is safe, quick, and very effective. During the procedure, a low-energy laser is used to neutralize hair follicle production. Laser hair removal is generally performed in stages, so multiple visits may be required depending on your needs. Laser hair removal can leave your skin looking smoother without undergoing uncomfortable alternatives such as waxing, electrolysis, and surgery. To learn if you are a candidate for laser hair removal, contact Dr. Glunk today.