Non-Surgical FaceLift & NeckLift: Does It Work?

Facelift/Mini-Incision Facelift in Colorado Springs, CO

Facelift/Mini-Incision Facelift in Colorado Springs, CO

Many patients don’t want the surgical risks or downtime for face and/or necklift. Up until recent years, there really weren’t good options. In 2016, Dr. Burroughs began doing Inmode non-surgical face and necklifting with the BodyTite machine. Applications to the face are called FaceTite and NeckTite for the neck. This procedure gives improvement in as little as a few weeks, but peaks at 6 months. This lady is already happy with her 2 month results. She used to mostly wear high collared outfits to cover her neck. She also wished to address her jowls. Shown are her 2 month before and after results. She will continue to show tightening and improvement out to 6 months with results that can last 3-4 years.

Dr. Burroughs at Springs Aesthetics was the 2nd practice to acquire the BodyTite machine and is one of the busiest surgeons performing these procedures in Colorado. It is critical that the physician performing these procedures understands facial contours of beauty as the machine can also be targeted to permanently destroy fat in areas such as the jowls, but patients that get this procedure done by someone that isn’t familiar with proper facial contours can cause unwanted volume loss that can age the patient’s face. Now with AccuTite, which has a smaller application probe, the forehead, eyes, and other areas of the face can be more easily treated.
BodyTite can be used on the arms for batwings, the abdomen, the breasts (to help with sagging), thighs, and even above the knees.

Facelift/Mini-Incision Facelift Before and After Pictures Colorado Springs, CO

Facelift/Mini-Incision Facelift Before and After Pictures Colorado Springs, CO


Dr. Burroughs brought this technology to Colorado Springs because there is a demand for minimally invasive procedures that work, have minimal downtime, and are low risk. Most patients can go out in public after just 2 days following the “Tite” procedures and return to all activities within a few days if there was no additional incisional surgery performed or liposuction.

Dr. Burroughs is a national and international speaker on non-invasive, minimally invasive, and surgical rejuvenation of the eyelids and face. He has been selected as a Colorado Springs “Top Doc” and the national “Best Doctors.” If you are interested in the options of facial and eyelid rejuvenation, then contact Springs Aesthetics (719-473-8801).

Make Your Eyes Pop with Eyelash Extensions in Colorado Springs

Long, lush lashes never go out of style, and they’re something that many of us dream about. We spend tons of time trying to achieve the perfect flutter, curl and length with coats of mascara, lash-building serums or faux fringe, but still, it’s never enough. The only way to get glamorous lashes you can wake up to daily is through professional eyelash extensions in Colorado Springs. Both celebrities and non-celebrities alike are obsessed with the look, and many prefer lash extensions instead of mascara. Social media is all over the beauty trend, and its popularity keeps rising. The moment you get lash extensions, you’ll become instantly obsessed.

The Ultimate Time-Saver

When you have lash extensions, your daily beauty routine gets a lot quicker because you don’t have to spend precious time primping. You can wake up with eyes that look glamorous, full, and ready to go. The extensions are a great time-saver, and many women just don’t have the extra minutes to fuss with lash curling, mascara, liner, and shadows.

Tailored Lashes for You

Every woman’s eye shape is uniquely hers, and your skilled eyelash technician in Colorado Springs will help you choose the perfect style, curl and length that flatter you. The variety is almost endless. There are subtle and natural-looking lashes and those that bring on full drama. Some can widen the eye, and others can create the classic cat eye with lashes that flare at the ends.

Silk and mink lashes are the most popular extension fibers used, but there are also synthetic fibers. In addition, these extensions for your lashes come in a wide array of colors to select from.

Eyelash extensions are applied by attaching single lashes one-by-one to your natural lashes with a special adhesive. It’s a process with many fine details that an experienced technician knows how to achieve, but it takes time. In about two hours, you will have new lush lashes to flutter about. Eyelash extensions can last up to six weeks, but touch-ups will be needed to maintain the glamorous look.

Long, thick lashes with the perfect curl are a girl’s best asset, and eyelash extensions are the quickest and most effective way to get them. If you’re excited to make your eyes pop 24/7, then consider our eyelash experts here in Colorado Springs. Our team at Springs Aesthetics is eyelash-excellent and well-trained in lash extensions. Contact us today, and let’s set up a consultation! Every girl deserves beautiful, lush eyelashes.

Can Arms Be Improved Without Surgery?: Beating Bat Wings With ArmTite

John R. Burroughs, MD
Cosmetic Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Medical Director, Springs Aesthetics
Colorado Springs, CO

As we age, our arms can become wrinkled and sag like many other areas of the body. They can also be an area of unwanted fat accumulation. Plastic surgery can be done to help this issue, but carries surgical risks, downtime, and expense. In the last few years, radiofrequency treatments have become a fantastic option to improve many areas of our aging bodies. Dr. Burroughs has used radiofrequency in the form of minimally invasive FaceTite applied under the skin and externally with external needling with Fractora/Morpheus. This resurfaces the overlying external skin, tightens fibrous septae, builds collagen/elastin, permanently destroys unwanted fat, and tightens the skin. Dr. Burroughs has used BodyTite on areas outside of the face and neck to include the abdomen, arms, flanks, bra-fat, and thighs.

The patient below is 2 months out from ArmTite and skin tightening with Morpheus. She has had improvement of the sagging “bat wing” skin as well as the fat and external wrinkles. This treatment continues to improve for up to 6 months, and results last 3-4 years. The tiny holes to place the Tite handpieces require no suturing. There is really no downtime, but patients are advised to wear a compression garment at night for 2 months. Minimally invasive procedures are on the rise because newer technologies work and can be done in the office setting with minimal downtime but real results. Dr. Burroughs is one of the most experienced surgeons in Colorado and has been using radiofrequency rejuvenation technology for over 3 years.

Why Opt for ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Many women are reluctant to discuss their intimate health and well-being. This is unfortunate, because many of the issues women experience are very common and easily treatable. Childbirth, age, genetics, and hormone fluctuations all contribute to a variety of issues. Recently, vaginal rejuvenation has become popular. ThermiVa® is one of the best options available. It is completely non-surgical yet yields impressive results.

What Is ThermiVa®?

ThermiVa® uses a specialized radiofrequency beam to gently and effectively heat up the vaginal tissue. This process stimulates collagen to be produced, which improves the overall function of the tissue. As a bonus, this will also increase the blood flow to the area, which makes the tissue more sensitive. The treatment can be done on both the internal and external tissue. A specialized S-shaped handpiece is used to deliver the radiofrequency energy. It was designed in a way to keep you comfortable and is only half an inch wide.

Treatments take approximately 30 minutes to complete and result in no downtime. While many women experience benefits after just one session, it is recommended to complete a series of three sessions. These three sessions are typically completed in a 12-week period. In order to keep up your results, it is recommended to have an annual touch-up session.

What Can ThermiVa® Treatments Address?

There are many things that this treatment can accomplish. Consider ThermiVa® treatments if you would like to experience:

  • Greater sexual satisfaction, for both you and your partner
  • Decreased urinary incontinence
  • Increased natural lubrication
  • Decreased (or eliminates) pain during intercourse
  • Tightening of the vaginal opening and canal
  • Improvement to the shape of the labia

Why Opt for ThermiVa®?

On top of all of the benefits listed above, there are many reasons to choose vaginal rejuvenation with ThermiVa®. Highlights include:

  • It is completely non-surgical and minimally-invasive
  • Treatments are quick and easy
  • There is no pain associated with this treatment
  • There is no special preparation required
  • You can immediately resume normal activities, including sexual intercourse
  • Results develop gradually as collagen develops
  • Treatments are performed in the comfort of our office
  • The intensity of the treatment can be adjusted to your comfort level

Ready to reclaim control of your intimate health and wellness? Get in touch with our knowledgeable and friendly team at Springs Aesthetics in Colorado Springs to learn more. Talking about your symptoms and goals for ThermiVa® is the first step on the road toward vaginal rejuvenation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

The Surgical Lip Lift: A Longer-Lasting Lip Lift

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

Dr. John Burroughs specializes in eyelid and facial plastic surgery.  Besides surgery, however, his practice and spa offer non-invasive injectables, minimally invasive, and surgical rejuvenation procedures.  This 50-year-old lady felt she never had the lips she wanted.  She has had filler, but it wears off quickly in her experience.  She also had remarkable asymmetry and didn’t like the elongated-aged look of the large area between her lower nose and upper lip.  She underwent a well-hidden, 30-minute surgery that removes skin below the nose to raise the lip and provide a shorter, more youthful span between her upper lip and her nose.  She especially liked the improved surgery and the natural new fullness that her upper lip now shows.  Lips must be done very well, and many injectors don’t understand ideal lip ratios and lip beauty.  The upper lip should be no larger than 2/3 the size of the lower lip, and many look best between 50-65% of the size of the lower lip.  When the upper lip becomes similar in size to the lower lip, it looks unnatural (think duck lips or trout mouth) and is not aesthetically ideal.  Dr. Burroughs is pleased to offer surgical lip lifting in addition to fat or filler enhancement for the lips.  Full, symmetric lips are a hallmark of facial beauty and present a subtle but sensuous look.


What Can a Face and Neck Lift Do?

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


This patient decided to improve the sagging tissues and unwanted fatty areas in the jowls and neck by undergoing a surgical face and neck lift.  Additionally, to treat the fat, FaceTite and NeckTite were used to use radiofrequency heat to shrink and permanently get rid of the fat in those areas, providing up to a 40% skin tightening in the area.  This is a tremendous advantage over Kybella that takes multiple treatments and doesn’t tighten the skin like the radiofrequency can.  To improve her skin appearance, a series of CO2 laser treatments were performed and had a remarkable improvement not only in the fine lines but also for the deeper wrinkles.  She also started on a medical grade skin care program using SkinCeuticals to protect her investment and optimize her healing.

Cosmetic surgeons are more knowledgeable about skincare than in times past, and coming to realize best results often combines multiple modalities.  This patient has been very happy with her new refreshed appearance that looks natural to others.

Dr. Burroughs has a passion for delivering restorative results that appear natural and often hidden to others unless it is pointed out that “work” had been done.  Many of his patients often tell him that friends didn’t know any surgery or treatment had been done; they just told the patient after seeing their friend again that they look great and rested.  Dr. Burroughs is both a national and international speaker and an accomplished author.  He receives patients from coast to coast and as far as China and Switzerland.  If you have an interest in a natural-looking makeover, then call today and find out the options from non-invasive to minimally-invasive to surgical.

Facelifting with Thread (Instalift): Do They Work & for How Long?

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

This patient wished to have her cheeks raised upward and her nasolabial folds improved. She had thread-lifting done to improve these areas. This is a minimally invasive procedure done in the office with special sutures under the skin to lift and pull in specific vectors to help with jowling, midface descent/drooping, and neck sagging, plus it can dramatically improve the nasolabial folds (“parentheses around the mouth”).

The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes to perform. There is no downtime, and the results can last for up to two years. This patient had the Silhouette Instalift that has tiny cones along the threads to help maintain the results and pull vectors as desired. Thread lifts can be done alone or as an adjunct with fillers, neuromodulator wrinkle blockers, skin resurfacing, PRP, and surgery to obtain the best results. Check out:


Filler Rhinoplasty by Dr. John Burroughs

This patient had never been pleased with her bulbous nose tip that was very broad at the tip and the nasal “swoop” instead of a nice bridge.  She had a syringe of Restylane Lyft hyaluronic acid filler injection using a 22G cannula to improve and reshape her nose.  She was delighted with her immediate results, no bruising, and no downtime.  She liked that she now had a nasal bridge instead of the swoop and the filler especially in straight-forward gaze made her displeasing bulbous nose tip look more narrow. Results can last for a year.  Nose injections can be higher risk than other areas of the face, so seeking an injection by a well-trained qualified specialist is key not only for an optimal result but also in the safest manner possible.

The 22G cannula is used by Dr. Burroughs because it is safer, more comfortable, and lessens bruising risks.  It’s safer as it is of sufficient size to minimize the risk of a direct injection into a blood vessel that could cause skin necrosis or even blindness.  Dr. Burroughs prefers to use Restylane Lyft for the nose because of its higher G’ (stiffness) and because it can be readily dissolved with hyaluronidase enzyme in the event of blockage of blood flow.  Patients should always be able to have filler dissolved with enzyme and should ask the person injecting them if enzyme is on site.  Hyaluronic acid fillers are all dissolvable with enzyme, but some fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse are not.  For these reason, Dr. Burroughs only injects hyaluronic acid filler in the danger zone areas of the face especially under the eyes, nose, and glabella.  Dr. Burroughs is a sought after injection expert with 20 years of experience.  He teaches at national symposia and has published on injecting safer.  His practice has received patients as far as California and New York.

Filler Infection: Be sure your injector is professional, competent, and can manage complications.


This patient received hyaluronic acid filler on a cruise several months earlier.  Sterile technique was questionable, and she has suffered months of chronic redness, purulent discharge, and hard/painful nodules.  She presented for help in managing these issues. She had been on multiple courses of oral antibiotics without improvement.  Dermal fillers should be considered like an implant, and can have more resistant to treat infections because of what is called a “biofilm” that develops.  Biofilm acts like a scaffolding that allows bacterial infections to become dense and protected from a more typical response to oral antibiotics.  Studies have shown regular antibiotic concentrations against the bacteria simply are not enough for biofilm infections.  Simply increasing concentrations of antibiotics isn’t a good solution either as side-effects risks go up even though the concentrations remain too low to clear the infection.

Shown is a syringe of 1.5 cc of purulent material that had been aspirated from the right nasolabial fold area.  The patient reported these hard and red areas would keep showing up on the surface of her skin in the areas she had been injected.  Dr. Burroughs has been referred these infections from different injections done elsewhere several times previously.

This patient fortunately had a hyaluronic acid type filler, which is amenable to enzyme reversal with hyaluronidase.  Not all fillers are enzyme reversible.  Non-reversible fillers include Radiesse (hydroxylapatite), Bellafill, and harvested autologous fat.  Hyaluronic acid fillers belong to several company “families” that include Allergan’s Juvederm, Merz’s Bellotero, and Galderma’s Restylane.  Juvederm older fillers are amenable to enzymatic reversal while their newer Vycross fillers are much more resistant to enzymatic reversal.  Restyalane fillers remain among the easiest to reverse with enzyme while Belotero is reversible but can take more enzyme than Resytlane.

This patient did not know what filler had been injected therefore high concentration of enzyme was injected after withdrawing the purulent build-up as shown in the photo.  She required additional injections, but the use of the enzyme allowed the infection to clear.  She had suffered for 4 months prior to seeing Dr. Burroughs, and was very grateful for his help and resolving months of suffering.

Dr. Burroughs teaches at national and international cosmetic symposia on both basic and advanced wrinkle blocking and filler injections.  Critical to safe injections is that the injector is well trained, knows the pertinent anatomy, the properties of the injectables, thorough cleansing prep of the skin, available/sufficient enzyme on site, and specific expertise with site-specific fillers and use of large bore cannulas (22G to 25G are best and safest to minimize the risk of injecting into a blood vessel that can lead to skin necrosis or even blindness).

Dr. Burroughs emphasizes these safety principles when he is teaching at cosmetic conferences.  He cares deeply about patient safety followed closely by experience and results.  He is referred and has seen patients from coast to coast and even internationally.