vaginalarticleDr. Burroughs is sometimes asked why he brought vaginal rejuvenation to Springs Aesthetics in Colorado Springs. He answers that we now have a non-invasive way to rejuvenate the vaginal tissues both externally and internally. Aging women want to remain sexually active, and his patients care about regaining their feminine vitality. As women age their vaginas loosen and the labia can become aesthetically displeasing. Plastic surgery for the labia was first published in 1984 because the labia stretch, loosen, and can enlarge with age causing them to hand down and be uncomfortable for some while having sex or even just sitting down.


Botulinum toxins have been traditionally used as neuromodulators to help relax and block wrinkles. “Botox” was originally used by Dr. Alan Scott, an Ophthalmologist, to help patients with strabismus issues (e.g., crossed eyes). They then were used for involunatary and debilitating muscle spasms of the face and eyelids. During the use for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm it was noted how the wrinkles improved. There are multiple serotypes used, but the A-serotypes are the most common. These include Allergan’s Botox, Merz’s Xeomin, and Galderma’s Dysport. They all work similarly though Dysport can have a bit more spread and is dosed differently than Botox and Xeomin. Springs Aesthetics has become the leading injector for Xeomin for all of Colorado. Dr. Burroughs has 20 years of experience injecting botulinum toxins, and has published book chapters and taught courses on its uses.


manplasticsurgeryWe are starting to see a “Man-Slide.”

Men are seeking more cosmetic procedures than ever, but according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) the surgical procedures have declined over the last 16 years while the minimally invasive procedures have been climbing. Men made up 13% of cosmetic surgery patients last year and 8% of the total in the category of “cosmetic minimally invasive procedures.” Although surgical demand among men has decreased 45% since 2000, their demand for minimally invasive approaches has gone up 74% according to the ASPS’s 2016 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report.



The thinnest skin in our body is our eyelids, and they are very susceptible to sun damage and other issues that cause them to age. Reducing the appearance of eye aging can be difficult and may require multiple modalities but fantastic results can be achieved. Dr. John Burroughs, oculofacial plastic surgeon, discusses his top tips and procedures for treating and keeping the eyes looking beautiful.  The eyes are the windows to the soul and helping them look their best helps you look your best.

Non-Surgical & Minimally Invasive Treatments

  1. Prevention

A great way to delay crow’s feet from forming is to protect the eyes from UV exposure. Wearing a high-quality pair of sunglasses with an oversized or wrap-around frame with at least 98% UV protection protects the skin and lessens the squinting-caused wrinkles.

Also, important to prevent and treat eyelid wrinkles is to use a high quality physical sunblock such as those offered by Elta MD and SkinCeuticals that are formulated to both protect and be well tolerated by the sensitive skin around the eyes. SkinCeuticals also has helpful antioxidant serums (e.g., CE Ferulic containing Vitamins C, E, and Ferulic Acid; Phloretin CF with Vitamin C, Phloretin, and Ferulic Acid) that work synergis­tically together offering protection and healing from the free radicals created by UV exposure and help preserve healthy collagen. Living in Colorado it’s important to remember that our atmosphere is thinner allowing a very high amount of harmful bombarding UV rays that are even present on cold, cloudy, and rainy days. Daily sunblock application, on exposed skin and around the eyes, is the best defense against damaging UV radiation.


Feminine Unhappiness? There is something that can be done.

Springs Aesthetics offers ThermiVa, a procedure that takes about 30 minutes to perform. You do not need to prep for the treatment. Just come in on your lunchtime and return to work immediately afterward. ThermiVa utilizes gentle radiofrequency heat to promote safe and comfortable restoration of the treated tissues.

Please read the following information, ladies.... Then call and book your appointment! 

What is Radiofrequency Thermal Heat?

Radiofrequency energy is derived from electromagnetic wave frequencies existing anywhere between 3 kHz to 300 GHz. When radiofrequency (RF) energy is used to treat damaged human tissues, the heat generated by RF energy tightens tissues, stimulates collagen production, promotes blood flow to the treated area, and even breaks down adipose (fat) cells in some cases. Radiofrequency therapy is also routinely employed to smooth away facial wrinkles, enhance skin health, and increase delivery of oxygen-rich blood to the skin for supporting the ability of skin to naturally regenerate itself.

ThermiVa’s RF technology induces collagen contraction via biochemical and mechanical pathways. As RF energy is delivered deeply into vulvovaginal tissues, collagen remodeling (growth of new collagen matrix) occurs when tissues react by initiating a wound healing response. Collagen remodeling also gives women the kind of desirable tissue tightening they want when they suffer from lax vulvovaginal tissues or stress urinary incontinence. 


MakeSurgeryLastThere are a number of things important to helping achieve not only the best cosmetic results, but the fastest recovery and longest duration of effect.  Making a choice to invest in improving your appearance either through non-invasive, minimally invasive, or surgical means is costly.  Therefore, to protect your investment it is helpful to know what you can do before, during recovery, and following your procedure(s).  The good news is that knowing this information and following these guidelines will truly help.

One’s age, medical history, UV skin damage, medication/supplement use, genetic makeup, and pre-existing conditions all impact procedure outcomes and how long the results last, but lifestyle factors also are an important determinant.  Smoking and drug use can impact your overall health, but can also impact healing after procedures because of the microvessel damage that can occur.  Poor nutrition also has an impact.  Oral consumption of certain vitamins such as Vitamin C may be helpful, but not as much so as topical application.  Other vitamins (e.g., Vitamin E) and other supplements (Garlic, Ginkgoba, Fish Oil, and others) can cause increased bleeding, poorer healing, more swelling, and other complications.

Facial plastic surgery and procedure results are largely determined by the skill of the surgeon/proceduralist, but the skin quality and a patient’s genetic makeup going into these procedures have a large impact as well.  Our skin is under constant assault by environmental factors including the sun’s harmful rays as well as environmental factors such as pollution.  Damaged and aged skin is less elastic causing results to not last as long and impacting healing as compared to healthier skin.

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