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November 2010

November 23rd, 2010

Dr. Burns featured on WFAA, talks about facelift alternative Ulthera

DALLAS – On Dickey’s Barbecue Pit commercials, Joanna Winham is known as “Edna,” the older, pesky customer. In real life, Winham would rather not look that part.

“I want the chins, as they say, gone,” she said with a laugh.

That’s why the 62-year-old baby boomer has tried a new and non-invasive procedure some call the “60-minute facelift.

The lunchtime treatment called Ultherapy uses ultrasound sound waves like those used to view a baby in utero. It was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show.

While other treatments blanket the face with heat, the ultrasound waves are highly focused to create heat at precise points beneath the skin. That heat prompts new collagen to form at deeper levels than most other non-surgical facial rejuvenation therapies. Also, the ultrasound imaging allows technicians to see exactly where the heat is being placed.

“I can put all of the energy in a very specific place,” said Dr. Jay Burns, a Dallas plastic surgeon. “Here I can actually target with the ultrasound, see where I want to put it and lay the energy right there. It’s more of a precise instrument.”

November 19th, 2010

Dr. Burns to speak at Facial Rejuvenation Symposium

Dr. Burns will be highlighted on multiple days to speak to his peers at The Cutting Edge: Facial Rejuvenation Symposium on Dec. 2-4, in New York City. His topics will include:

  • Laser for Facial Rejuvenation – State of the Art and the Future: Thermage, Titan, Ablative, Non-Ablative, Fractionated and Non-Fractionated Patient Selection, Results, Longevity and Complications
  • Laser Liposuction: Does Wavelength Make a Difference? Facts and Fiction
  • The Zeltig Procedure: (Cryolipolysis) Indications, Expectations and Morbidity
  • Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Options: Is There a Role? Indications, Results and Longevity
November 19th, 2010

Dr. Burns featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times

From the October 1, 2010 article, “Wavelength differences in laser-assisted lipolysis”:

Results from a series of ex vivo and in vivo studies provide evidence that wavelength matters in laser-assisted lipolysis (LAL). Use of a fat-selective wavelength may offer efficacy and safety benefits over a wavelength that is preferentially absorbed by water, according to A. Jay Burns, M.D., who spoke at LASER 2010, the 30th annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Burns reported findings from an ex vivo study conducted in porcine skin that evaluated laser tunnel dimensions and the safety margin against end-hits causing skin burns associated with the use of a hot tip that had no light transmission, and three optical tips emitting lipid-selective (924 nm) or water-selective (975 nm and 1,470 nm) light. The relative tissue effects of the 924 nm and 975 nm wavelengths were also investigated in an in vivo study involving patients undergoing abdominoplasty. In both studies, the methods were designed to mimic clinical use of LAL in which the treatment tips were inserted into the subcutaneous fat and through the skin.

Read more at: Cosmetic Surgery Times

November 19th, 2010

New Website Launched

Our new website is up and running!  Take a look around, view videos on our procedures, and shoot us an email using our contact form to let us know what you think.

November 19th, 2010

The Latest News from Skin Medica Skin Care Line

I had the privilege of attending the 1st Skin Medica Advocate Advisory Board meeting in Carlsbad, CA the weekend of October 15th. This was an exciting time for top Skin Medica accounts to come together to hear about this amazing skin care line and share information. Read More »