BlephEx represents a breakthrough in the treatment of Dry Eye and Blepharitis

blephexThe eyes are the windows that one uses to gaze upon the world. However, there are a myriad of afflictions that can impact the eyes, not to mention the issue of just aging. A lot of individuals suffer from various eye problems, such as cataracts and dry eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that 24.4 million Americans over the age of 39 have cataracts and that 3.2 million women and 1.5 million men over the age of 49 suffer from dry eyes. (1) Experienced oculofacial plastic surgeons, such as Dr. John R. Burroughs of Colorado Springs, know that one of the most common problems affecting the eye area is dry eyes and blepharitis.

John R. Burroughs, M.D., Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director, Springs Aesthetics

Springs Aesthetics in Colorado Springs has been offering facetite and necktite non-invasive lifts of the face and neck since October 2016.  The Inmode platform with its bipolar radiofrequency energy is an outstanding way to non-surgically lift the face and neck areas.  It also can destroy and remove excess fat by radiofrequency heat in a very controlled and safe manner.   These treatments need to be performed by a physician, and Dr. John Burroughs is one of the first aesthetic surgeons in Colorado to offer this outstanding technology that has real results done in a safe manner with minimal to no downtime. 

afterfaceliftapril2John R. Burroughs, M.D., Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director, Springs Aesthetics

Springs Aesthetics in Colorado Springs has been offering facetite and necktite non-invasive lifts of the face and neck since October 2016.  The Inmode platform with its bipolar radiofrequency energy is an outstanding way to non-surgically lift the face and neck areas.  It also can destroy and remove excess fat by radiofrequency heat in a very controlled and safe manner.   These treatments need to be performed by a physician, and Dr. John Burroughs is one of the first aesthetic surgeons in Colorado to offer this outstanding technology that has real results done in a safe manner with minimal to no downtime.   These procedures are done with just local anesthetic injection with or without a mild oral sedative.

womanrunningonbeachSprings Aesthetics is a full-service medical spa in Colorado Springs.  Springs Aesthetics was founded and serves the purpose of helping people feel better about themselves.  Dr. Burroughs was the second to bring ThermiVa to Colorado Springs.  It is a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation (VR) procedure, that has become very popular as it also helps women look and feel better in their intimate area.   Dr. Burroughs had heard about how well these treatments work from an aesthetic surgical colleague, who is married to a OB/Gyn doctor.  He researched its clinical effectiveness and during his study noted that on the RealSelf website it has a nearly 90% “Worth It” rating.   Our experience with ThermiVa at Springs Aesthetics has also lined up with a 90% satisfaction rate, which is very encouraging. 

Vaginal tightening, urinary incontinence and simple aesthetics are just a few reasons why women are getting vaginal rejuvenation. According to the American Med Spa Association, vaginal rejuvenation treatments have seen a 30% increase in recent years, due in large part to advances in non-invasive technology.  Surgery carries certain risks, has downtime, and increased expenses compared to non-invasive treatments.

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John R. Burroughs, M.D., Springs Aesthetics, Medical Director

Botulinum toxins (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) are FDA-approved for eye misalignment (strabismus), blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, rhytids, migraines, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis), and neck spasms (cervical dystonia). Dr. Alan Scott, an ophthalmologist, was the first to use botulinum toxin (BT) for strabismus uses back in the '60s. Later in the '90s, Carruthers, also an ophthalmologist, noted that BT treatments for facial muscle spasm disorders led to the improvement of wrinkles. Nowadays, BT is used more cosmetically, but it still is used medically throughout the world.

BT act as “wrinkle blockers” by acting at the neuromuscular junction. Tiny amounts are injected, at any given area, causing only targeted and localized areas of muscle relaxation and wrinkle improvement. Dr. Burroughs began using Allergan’s Botox in the mid to late '90s for patients with blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm disorders, followed by cosmetic uses shortly thereafter.  

Dr. Burroughs has taught many physicians and surgeons proper injection techniques on a one-on-one basis as well through teaching videos and book chapters. Dr. Burroughs and Springs Aesthetics has become the leading injector practice in Colorado for Merz BT, Xeomin.  Xeomin is a type A form of BT, just like Allergan’s Botox. Dr. Burroughs’ experience agrees with other studies that have shown equal Xeomin efficacy and dosing to Allergan Botox. He also has found Galderma BT, Dysport, to work in an outstanding manner. Dysport also has a wider area of effect, so it is great in the forehead and crow’s feet areas.  

Dr. John R. Burroughs Discusses Sun and Air Pollutants Damage Our Skin: How can we fight back?

sunandairWEBJohn R. Burroughs, M.D., P.C.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Medical Director Springs Aesthetics Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa

Mychelle Lancaster, Aesthetic RN
Springs Aesthetics Medical Spa Manager

Sun exposure is vital for production of Vitamin D, and even the emotional well-being of many individuals to avoid seasonal affective disorder. Unfortunately, sun-exposure especially at the high altitude of Colorado increases our risks for skin damage, skin cancers, unsightly wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation.  

Sun exposure leads to the production of free radicals in our tissues that lead to internal inflammation, collagen breakdown, reduced skin elasticity, and the other unsightly superficial skin changes called actinic damage.  Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the primary cause of free radicals.  The two major types of ultraviolet rays are UVA and UVB.  UVA cause the aging changes of loss of skin elasticity (sagging), dyspigmentation, and wrinkles.  UVA rays are powerful and penetrate glass and cloud cover, and can penetrate into the skin up to 40 times deeper than UVB.  UVA effects may not become visible for many years.  Alternatively, UVB causes sun burning, which is of course seen quickly after overexposure.   UVB rays are generally more easily protected from by the use of sunscreens.

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