Hands Tell All
When it comes to daily skincare and beauty regimes, hands are all but forgotten. Women and men clamor for the next anti-aging product that promises to eliminate wrinkles around the eyes and lips but forget to care for what could be the most sensitive body part of all: hands. Because of the hard work they endure every day, hands are actually one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. So Gregory Buford, MD, a board certified Plastic Surgeon with the Center for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, is bringing cosmetic hand rejuvenation to the forefront to address an underserved aging problem.
After all, why work so hard to perfect the face when hands can give your whole appearance away?
As the medical director of BEAUTY by BUFORD, Dr. Buford’s number one priority is delivering individual, realistic results that allow patients to achieve their personal best – and making sure their hands are just as youthful as the rest of their body is no exception. His hand rejuvenation procedures can successfully treat age spots and discoloration from sun damage, injury scarring, loss of fatty tissues and enlarged veins, all culprits in aging hands.
Following a consultation, he works closely with his clients to determine their specific needs and develops a personalized plan that will leave hands rejuvenated and restored to their youthful color and contour. He realizes that each patient is unique and looks to deliver a customized package depending on the individual.
Dr. Buford’s revolutionary hand rejuvenation treatments may include:
- Laser treatments to remove damaged skin or age spots and bring back smooth, fresher-looking hands
- Chemical peels to improve the quality and texture of the skin and encourage skin remodeling and collagen growth
- Juvederm®, Restylane® and Perlane injectable gels to instantly restore skin’s volume and replenish hydration
- Individually designed at-home maintenance program to encourage maintenance of revitalized skin and prevent further age-related changes
For those who are interested in hand rejuvenation, yet don’t know where to start or are discouraged by the myths surrounding cosmetic surgery, Dr. Buford is committed to providing clients with honest feedback so they can make informed treatment decisions. And interested parties shouldn’t be deterred by age: Of the 100 patients queried for a BEAUTY by BUFORD survey, 46% of respondents had their first procedure between the ages of 25 and 29.
“Given the beating that our hands take, they are prone to aging much faster than the rest of our bodies,” says Dr. Buford. “So I’ve been trying to educate my clients, emphasizing that maintaining a youthful appearance starts with the hands.”