ThermiVa vs MonaLisa Touch

Women are becoming increasingly more interested in sexual health improvements. ThermiVa and MonaLisa Touch are two of the most well-known non-surgical procedures to address the issues of feminine wellness. Benefits for both include vaginal dryness and vaginal laxity, dysorgasmia, as well as stress urinary incontinence. Only ThermiVa also helps with the external vaginal appearance.


This lady was bothered by the appearance of her lower eyelids and crows feet areas because of the dark hollows under her eyes and the deep wrinkles and the lack of lower eyelid smoothness.

Her options were skin resurfacing alone. At Springs Aesthetics, we use radiofrequency-based fractionated skin resurfacing with Fractora. It smooths and tightens the skin and can smooth irregularities. Fractora resurfacing takes about 5 days to heal and the tightening effect keeps improving over 3-4 months. Touchups can be done at a year. It is an amazing device that can be used on all skin types.

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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.

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