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NeckTite is a marked improvement over older liposuction methods and is FDA-approved

Everyone wants to look as healthy and youthful as possible, but such a goal can often be thwarted by genetics, aging, and poor lifetime habits. It's no secret that as one gets older, skin begins to lose its laxity and begins to sag and droop. This sagging can be exasperated by genetics as well as factors within a person's control, such as diet, exercise, and whether or not they smoke. Individuals often look to turn back the clock in order to feel good about themselves, but there's also a financial consideration as well. Studies have shown that people with above-average looks will earn $230,000 more during the course of a lifetime than those in the bottom seventh grouping in regards to appearance. (1) One problem area that most people want improved as they get older is their neck. Fortunately, experienced cosmetic medical professionals, such as Dr. John R. Burroughs of Colorado Springs, have the recently FDA-approved NeckTite device to help contour the neck area by removing fat and tightening skin.


We have so many fantastic filler products now that no single filler is the best for every site or for every intended application. The two major forms of filler FDA-approved for lines and folds are the hyaluronic acids (e.g. Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse).

facialfillersThe most commonly used US hyaluronic acid (HA) filler families are Restylane (Galderma) and Juvederm (Allergan). Belotero is also FDA-approved in the US, but only one type “Belotero Balance” is available. In Europe, Belotero is much more popular and there are many variations that parallel the Restylane and Juvederm products available in the US. Despite minor technical differences in these products, they can provide long lasting results that are much longer than wrinkle blockers (e.g., Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox). When it comes to dermal fillers proper training, appreciation of anatomy, fundamental awareness of aesthetic hallmarks, understanding of the particular filler properties being used, communicative skills of the injector, and cumulative injection experience are all more important than the actual filler being used.



Botulinum Toxin Use For Wrinkle Blocking and Other Uses Is On The Rise

Dr. John Burroughs has been injecting botulinum toxin neuromodulators since 1997. He is a recognized “Botox” expert and has even published book chapters on his techniques and taught at national aesthetic meeting symposia. He also published a study helping patients with a severely debilitating eyelid spasm disorder showing a technique to help these patients open their eyes better when they suffer benign essential blepharospasm and pseudo-apraxia of eyelid opening.

Dr. Burroughs and others in the aesthetics community have noted that non-invasive rejuvenation is on the rise, and Botox and other botulinum toxin Type A injections are very popular showing an over 750% jump since 2000, and nearly 7M injections performed in 2015 alone. The most popular formulations are the A serotypes to include Xeomin (Merz), Dysport (Galderma), and Botox (Allergan). The toxin is isolated from the clostridium botulinum bacteria. This is the same organism that can cause botulism, but when given in the pure form and in carefully controlled small amounts it does not pose a significant risk to patients.


Dr. John Burroughs, Colorado Springs Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, discovered Facetite and Necktite and began offering these services last year. Dr. Burroughs is referred a large number of patients for facial rejuvenation and one his most popular procedures is the mini-incision facelift. Part of its popularity is that there only a few days of downtime, and the results are fantastic. It is still surgery where incisions are made and suturing is required, so it doesn’t always fit into everyone’s schedule. It mostly addresses the jowls, but can help lift sagging neck tissue, but doesn’t address neck fat or extreme central neck laxity and sagging.

NeckTite, like FaceTite is performed through small injection holes through which bipolar radiofrequency is delivered under the skin and provides tightening up to 40%. NeckTite and FaceTite are done under local anesthesia sometimes accompanied with oral sedation. Dr. Burroughs has seen results with this procedure approximating 50-60% of his surgical facelift results. These non-surgical approaches are often done alone or with a surgical face or necklift when more substantial lifting is required. Radiofrequency heat can be applied to liquefy unwanted fat in targeted areas of the face and neck such as the jowls. Aspiration liposuction can also be done simultaneously and FaceTite/NeckTite offers the advantage of skin tightening. Some patients also benefit from non-ablative skin resurfacing with fractora. Fractora helps further tighten the skin superficially and improves both wrinkles and texture concerns.


Dr. John Burroughs, Colorado Springs Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, is always researching and looking out for exciting new technologies for facial and skin rejuvenation that work and can be done non-invasively, minimally invasively, or combined with surgery or other procedures to maximize rejuvenation results that look natural. Approximately a year ago, he discovered Facetite and Necktite and began offering these services, and was one of the first in Colorado. “Tweeners” or those between the age of about 35 up to about 55 want to help keep their faces look their best. One of Dr. Burroughs most popular procedures is the mini facelift also called the weekend life, lifestyle lift, quick lift, short-scar facelift and others. It is popular because the downtime of a few days is pretty minimal, and the results fantastic. However, it is still surgery where incisions are made and suturing is required. It mostly addresses the jowls, but can in many patients help lift sagging neck tissue, but doesn’t address neck fat or extreme central neck laxity and sagging adequately.


Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the skin. It can not only be embarrassing from an appearance stand point with soaked clothing, but it can also cause unpleasant body odor. Botulinum injections have been fantastic for patients with hyperhidrosis of the armpits, hands, and feet. Unfortunately, they require repeat injections about every 9-12 months and are costly because of the cost of botulinum toxin (e.g., Xeomin, Dysport, Botox).

There is now a new treatment that offers a more long-term if not permanent improvement for armpit hyperhidrosis using Fractora. Fractora is a radiofrequency device that delivers energy through specially designed tips that produce thermal (heat) damage under the skin. Typically, Fractora is used for cosmetic reasons providing outstanding improvement of skin lines/wrinkles and texture issues. Fractora is also used for treatment of hyperhidrosis of the armpits where it can permanently destroy the majority of the armpit area sweat glands in a single treatment thereby reducing unwanted excess sweat and odor. This treatment typically only takes a single session. The armpit areas are numbed with local anesthetic then the Fractora treatment is performed. Treatments can take as little as 45 minutes.


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