Spring is in full swing and bikini season is just around the corner–have you started your summer prep yet? Denver plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO and his expert aesthetics team are here to help you look and feel your best—both inside and out! Here’s what’s new at BEAUTY by BUFORD this spring:
Meet your new favorite skin treatment! SkinPen® microneedling uses small needles to puncture your skin to create “micro-wounds” and stimulate a natural healing response. By encouraging your body’s own collagen and elastin production, SkinPen microneedling can tighten and smooth skin to restore a more radiant, youthful appearance.
The first and only FDA-cleared microneedling device, SkinPen microneedling can effectively treat the following skin concerns:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Hyperpigmentation & age spots
- Sun damage & melasma
- Uneven skin tone & tightening
While many see benefits following a single treatment, we recommend patients undergo a series of 3-4 microneedling treatments spaced one month apart for optimal results. SkinPen requires no surgery, injections, anesthesia, or downtime, allowing you to get back to your daily activities immediately following your microneedling treatment.
As a nationally-recognized SkinPen expert with over 15 years of experience performing cosmetic skin treatments in the Denver area, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gregory A, Buford is proud to offer SkinPen microneedling to his Denver patients.
Vivace RF Microneedling
Are you looking to get even more out of your microneedling? Vivace® is an FDA-cleared microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to help address more dramatic signs of aging in the face than was possible with previous non-surgical technology.
As we mentioned, traditional microneedling (shoutout to SkinPen!) restores a youthful-looking appearance by using tiny needles to create small injuries in the skin. As your skin heals itself it produces more collagen and elastin, thus restoring your skin’s strength, elasticity, and firmness. When paired with radiofrequency (RF) in the Vivace device, the microneedles also deliver heat to deeper layers of the skin, which further enhances the process of collagen regeneration for even more dramatic results.
The benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency include:
- Improved appearance of skin tone & texture
- Tightened skin
- Minimized wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduced appearance of acne scars
- Nearly pain-free treatment
- Very little downtime required
At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we incorporate topical lab-derived stem cell exosome and growth factor serums in your Vivace RF microneedling treatment. Applying these powerful topical serums with microneedling allows them to fully permeate the skin—effectively taking your skin treatment to an entirely new level. Most patients see optimal results after 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
SkinPen vs Vivace: What’s the difference?
SkinPen is beautifully effective and a wonderful corrective treatment for patients who wish to see clearer, more refined skin. For younger patients with pigment-based concerns or more surface-based texture issues, SkinPen is an ideal choice. Patients who are in their 40s and up may prefer Vivace because it targets epidermal (top layer) resurfacing as well as remodeling your skin’s underlying layers with RF for a more dramatic collagen boost. Both are safe for most skin tones including dark or tanned skin.
There’s a reason for all the buzz about this new product—Upneeq® is the very first non-surgical treatment for lifting the upper eyelids. Upneeq is a prescription-only eye drop that activates the muscle in the upper eyelid to help temporarily open your eyes wider. The solution also reduces redness to help your eyes appear more bright, clear, and rested. Results are visible about 5-15 minutes after using the eye drops, and typically last about 6 hours.
While BOTOX can help open up the lower part of your eyes, Upneeq is the only non-surgical product that can help open up the upper part of the eye.
Upneeq is primarily used for two main reasons:
- To provide a short-term cosmetic improvement, helping eyes appear brighter and more refreshed.
- To correct Botox-related eyelid sagging, a temporary side effect that occurs in about 3% of patients.
If you are currently not considering eyelid surgery, but would like a subtle, short-term improvement in your eye appearance, then you may be a good candidate for Upneeq eye drops. You may also benefit from Upneeq if you are experiencing low-lying eyelids after Botox injections. This side effect will fade with time, but until then, Upneeq offers a quick and convenient improvement.
Dr. Buford understands that surgery and nutrition go hand in hand. As the author of Eat, Drink, Heal: The Art and Science of Surgical Nutrition, Dr. Buford is a leader in pre and post-surgical nutrition, and he is proud to offer several high-quality supplements to his patients: MEND™ Cosmetic, Aethern®, and Nutrafol.
MEND™ Cosmetic contains a proprietary blend of 24 nutrients that have been clinically proven to help support tissue healing, reduce bruising and inflammation, and enhance skin health. At BEAUTY by BUFORD, every single one of our surgical patients receives MEND nutritional supplements before and after their surgery.
Dr. Buford is proud to be a member of the MEND cosmetic international advisory board, which assisted in the development of the MEND cosmetic product. In his role on the board, Dr. Buford had the opportunity to help design and implement some key nutritional ingredients in the program.
Aethern® Advanced Skin Beauty Program
Aethern is a proprietary supplement program that is clinically proven to help improve skin health and appearance. Aethern can soften and smooth rough or dry skin, improve skin elasticity and firmness, reduce a crepey appearance, minimize fine lines, and help protect skin from environmental damage.
The supplement program is simple: take one Aethern “liquid shot” each morning either right before or alongside your healthy breakfast, and continue a regular high-quality skin care regimen as usual. Results can be seen in as little as one month.
Nutrafol for Hair Wellness & Growth
Nutrafol is not just another untested alternative to hair drugs—Nutrafol’s founders set out to innovate beyond both hair vitamins and prescriptions. Nutrafol’s natural approach is clinically proven to support your hair growth by targeting the six root causes affecting hair health: Hormones, stress, lifestyle, metabolism, nutrition, and aging. Plus, these supplements are made from 100% drug-free, medical-grade, natural ingredients.
We take pride in providing our patients with beautiful, healthy skin. Because of the superior ingredients, the clinical research, and their proven results, SkinMedica®, SkinBetter Science® and EltaMD® are the only medical-grade skin care product lines we carry.
If drugstore skincare products aren’t providing the results you’re looking for, please reach out to our experienced skin and aesthetics team for a personal skincare consultation. We can determine which products would be best for your skin concerns and help you develop a personalized medical-grade skincare regimen.
Refresh your look with Lone Tree plastic surgeon Dr. Buford
Board certified plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO and his highly-trained aesthetics team are here to help you glow inside and out this spring! Schedule your personal consultation online or call us at 303-951-5829.