Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

4 Botox Myths BUSTED!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 14, 2017 6:09:00 PM

Botox is still one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. However, there are still some pretty big misconceptions and myths about Botox out there. 

Did you know Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo of Boise was recently named a Top 250 Allergan Account. That means we are one of the top accounts in the Nation! This places our injectors in the top 1% in the nation.  Allergan is the maker of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Latisse. 

We're here to spread some truth on some of these 4 common myths.

Myth 1: If you stop getting Botox, your wrinkles will get worse.

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Nope - they won't get worse but they will return to the state they were originally.  If you choose to stop Botox treatments completely, the regular development of wrinkles will continue. But no, Botox will not make your wrinkles worse. 

Myth 2: Botox is only used to treat wrinkles

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This is probably the biggest misconception about Botox. Botox is FDA approved for many medical conditions including: pain relief for Migraines, TMJ and to stop excessive sweating. 

See more suprising Botox uses here.

Myth 3: You can get Botox at any age

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While there are no age limits for Botox (we even treat patients 65+), you can be too young to get Botox. While the minimum age is 18 and many patients like to start treatments before they even have wrinkles for preventative reasons, we suggest that patients wait till they are in their early 20s to start preventative treatments. Waiting a few years won't cause any irreversable damage.

Read more about preventative Botox treatments.

Myth 4: Botox is only for Women

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Absolutely not! They don't call it "Bro-Tox" for nothing! Studies show that men are getting cosmetic treatments like Botox and fillers more and more each year. We see all ages of men for Botox treatments. Wrinkles can sometimes make men appear angry, in addtion to looking older. Getting Botox can soften up a persons look to just give them a more approachable appearance - which can help men personally and proffessionaly. 

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Topics: Botox

Lip Enhancement Before and After - Melissa Hawker RN

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 2, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Melissa Hawker is our Registered Nurse Injector at Silk Touch. She has a passion for  cosmetic injectable treatments and delivering natural looking results. Her specialties include all areas of anti wrinkle injections, hyperhidrosis, lip augmentation, facial volumization, and medical skincare. In addition to injectable treatments, Melissa also is our ThermiVa female rejuvenation provider. 

Melissa is extremely talented at lip enhancement and is quite the perfectionist as you will see in her work! She has a eye for symeterry.  Her skilled and gentle approach will leave you with the results YOU want - whether the look is natural and subtle, or you're going for a pillowy pout. 

Here are some of her more recent transformations. 

To schedule with Melissa - click here or call 208-939-3110. Follow her on Instagram for behind the scenes updates! @Melissa.Hawker.RN

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Lip Enhancement

Microneedling with PRP Treatment

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 23, 2017 2:01:00 PM

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The Ultimate Facial Rejuvenation: Microneedling with PRP

Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to completely rejuvenate their skin without having to go under the knife. Popularly known as the Vampire Facelift, PRP treatments have become recognized for their ability to completely rejuvenate the face - resulting in tighter, refreshed and younger looking skin.

The combination of two cutting-edge new treatments,  is getting incredible results and is even being used by many celebrities.

What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy involves the use of blood plasma, enriched through a special process to increase the concentration of platelets. PRP treatments are performed by collecting blood from the patient and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood. This “platelet-rich plasma” is drawn out and can then be used via injection or micro-needling back into the patient.

While this may seem different, PRP has amazing skin care benefits.

The platelet-rich plasma is full of growth factors which can aid in the repair process of tissue, including the skin. It helps promote cell growth, tissue repair and the production of new collagen - which can decrease healing time.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is performed with a small hand held device that makes tiny controlled micro-injuries or channels to the skin. This triggers body to produce new collagen and elastin within the dermis, as well as in new capillaries for improved blood supply. The results are improved skin texture and a reduced appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, texture/tone, stretch marks, and acne scars.

The Ultimate Duo – Microneedling + PRP

aging2-300x280Combining these two treatments can take years off of the appearance of your skin! Clients are seeing some fantastic results with the topical application of PRP. During this treatment we utilize Microneedling to “stamp” the skin creating tiny channels along the surface. Then PRP is applied topically to the skin, allowing the full penetration of PRP deep down into the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin.

Since this procedure does not break down the epidermis the downtime is minimal. Your skin may appear slightly red (similar to a light sunburn) with some mild discomfort for a day or two after the procedure. This treatment can also be done on almost any part of the body including the face, neck & hands.

Interested in learning more? We invite you to request a FREE consultation to see if this treatment is right for you!

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Topics: microneedling

Is ThermiTight Worth It?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Jan 16, 2017 7:21:00 AM

Screen_Shot_2016-02-18_at_10.47.23_AM.pngThe people have spoken...Is ThermiTight worth it? YES! ThermiTight has a 91% satisfaction rating on RealSelf.com.

A 91% worth it rating is amazing - as even the most popular aesthetic treatments can fall in the 80%-90% range.

What is ThermiTight?

ThermiTight™ is a non-surgical, minimally invasive alternative for skin tightening. It uses radio frequency to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin, which improves sagging and smooths out texture.

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ThermiTight™ is formally described as “thermistor-controlled subdermal skin tightening,”* which basically means that regulated heat is targeted at the collagen layer of the skin. To get under the skin, the ThermiRF™ system is used along with a tiny probe, called the SmartTip™ thermistor probe, which is inserted just below the surface. (Don’t worry —before any of this happens, the treated area will be injected with a small amount of anesthetic solution.)

Dr. Kerr then delivers radio frequency energy into the area through gentle movements, which heats the subdermal tissue to a specific internal temperature. The doctor uses the Thermal Image Guidance™ to monitor external temperatures and ensure the safety of the skin. Most procedures last last less than an hour, and are followed up with a gentle wrap. As for downtime post-ThermiTight treatment, you should be able to resume normal activities as early as the next day.

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Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Neck

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 9, 2017 1:20:00 PM

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 Every Tuesday we share with you some of our favorite patient stories and transformations. The blogs feature treatments such as dermal fillers and injectables, to Smartlipo cases and even success stories from our skin care patients.

Through this series, we hope to give you a glimpse into the treatments and patients that make our practice unique. It’s our belief that medical aesthetic providers should be evaluated by their experience and treatment results, not by who has the lowest price.  Here you will only find real people, with real results.

*All patients featured in our series have given full consent to use their stories/photos.

Patient: Female – Boise, ID

Treatment: Smartlipo Neck

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This Transformation Tuesday highlights our Smartlipo Neck procedures. In this case, she wanted a tighter, more defined jaw line - a very common concern of both women and men. As we age, gravity takes it toll and the volume we once enjoyed in other areas of our face migrates down to the jowl area.

Smartlipo of the neck is a quick in-office procedure, with minimum downtime.  Brusing is very slight, and most people return to work within days of the treatment.

 

She is thrilled with her results! What do you think?

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Smartlipo Neck

Can You Get Liposuction on Your Knees?

Posted by Stephanie Cook (Patient Care Coordinator) on Jan 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever looked down and wished you had thinner knees - we can help! Some people due to genetics have the tendency to hold onto fat around the knee area. Liposuction of the knees can reduce extra fat and sculpt the knees to proportinally match your natural leg shape. Dr. Kerr of Silk Touch is one of only a few Doctors in the world that will work on knees. So if you’re looking for thinner knees- you’ve definitely found the right place with Dr. Kerr and Silk Touch Med Spa.

Who is a candiate? 

Not everyone who thinks their knees are “fatty” is necessarily candidate for liposuction on the knees. As these are a difficult area, we request clients to come in for a consultation or to send photos first for evaluation. See the before and after photo below as an example for a Knee lipo candidate:

What is the procedure like? 

After your intial consultation, you will come in for a pre-op with Dr. Kerr several days before your procedure. We will go over pre/post op insturctions as well as medications and any new questions you might have. The actual procedure is usually done in about three hours. After the procedure, compression socks will have to worn for two weeks. Lower legs can often take longer to heal since they are gravity dependant and the furthest from the heart. Dr. Kerr tells his liposuction patients that they will feel 80% at the end of week one and 90% at the end of week two, add two weeks healing time on to lower legs.

Skin Tightening & Knee Lipo

As with any liposuction procedure you will get some skin tightening and you will in the knee area as well. The body’s injury response due to the removal of fat will kick in and collagen and elastin will be produced to repair the injury. Holding the tissues under compression will tell the body this is the shape we want you to come back to. How much tightening varies from patient to patient and factors such as age and stretch marks can play a role in how well skin retracts back. If skin laxity is an issue there are other procedures that we can incorporate with liposuction such as our new Thermitight or PDO Threads to promote more skin tightening.

The best way to find out if your knees are good candidates for this procedure is to book a complimentary consultation at Silk Touch Med Spa.

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Topics: liposuction, Smartlipo Knees, thermitight

ThermiVa Featured in Elle Magazine!

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jan 6, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Thermiva was featured in Elle Magazine... Check it out!

Everything You Wanted (or Didn't Want) to Know About the $3,500, Kardashian-Endorsed "Vaginal Laser - Elle Magazine

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"It's easy, comfortable, no pain, no downtime, and women feel and see results right away," Lancer says. "It has what I call the 'BFF referral program'–it is definitely the type of treatment that once they have experienced it, women cannot wait to tell their girlfriends all about it. And then the friends come have it done." - Read The Article Here

Interested in learning more about ThermiVA? Schedule your free consultationt today!

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Topics: ThermiVA

Updates To Our CareCredit Policy

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jan 3, 2017 10:02:37 AM

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IMPORTANT

Updates To Our CareCredit Policy

As of January 1, 2017

  • All CareCredit charges must be made in person. No CareCredit purchase can be made over the phone.
  • You must be the account holder or authorized on the account to use the card. If you are using a card that is not in your name, and you are not listed on the account, the cardholder needs to be present at the time of purchase.
  • You must show your ID when using CareCredit & sign the receipt.

No Exceptions To The Above Policies.

Am I a Good Candidate for NeoGraft Hair Transplant?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Dec 18, 2016 12:47:00 PM

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Am I a Good Candidate for Neograft Hair Transplant?

If you are looking for a solution to hair loss, a receding hair line, hair thinning or male or female patterned baldness - then NeoGraft is your answer.

NeoGraft is the latest technology in hair transplantation. We are the first to bring this exciting new procedure to Idaho, allowing more men and women to take advantage of the benefits of no-scalpel/no-stitch FUE hair transplants

NeoGraft’s advanced technology allows patients to achieve natural looking results with no linear scar, minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period to achieve a discrete solution to hair loss.  

NeoGraft is a game changer when it comes to hair restoration technology. But, not everyone is a candidate.  

Who is a good candidate for NeoGraft?

Candidates for NeoGraft hair transplant are those individuals in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Those with more donor hair, greater hair thickness and fullness can typically expect fuller results. It is also important that you have realistic cosmetic goals. Hair transplantation can achieve very good, natural results but cannot restore your hair to the density you had as a teenager. During your consultation, our NeoGraft coordinator Stephanie and Dr.Kerr will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.

NeoGraft patients must have a sufficient amount of hair left in the donor site to be considered candidates.

Example of a sufficient donor area (good candidate):

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This is a great example of a sufficient donor site. There is enough hair in the back to take and transplant to balding areas, without impacting the cosmetic appearance of the back of the head. The hair is thick, which would make him an ideal candidate. The thicker the hair, the less hair grafts it takes to cover the balding areas. A patient does not have to have thick hair to qualify as a candidate, however those with thin hair will require more transplanted grafts to to achieve optimal results.

Example of an insufficient donor area (NOT A CANDIDATE):

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This is an example of someone who is not a candidate for Neograft. There is not enough hair left in the donor site to transplant to the balding areas. The hair is also very thin, which would require a higher number of hair grafts to be transplanted to fully cover each area.

 

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Topics: Hair Transplant - NeoGraft

How To Choose Between Liposuction and Non Invasive Fat Reduction

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 14, 2016 5:31:00 PM

Every week it seems there is something new in the world of aesthetic medicine, and in all honesty it can be hard for people to keep up! There are so many options these days - especially for body procedures! So when it comes to waging the war on fat - what is really the best option? How and who is going to benefit the most from a certain procedure/treatment really depends on the patient and the outcome they are hoping to achieve.

If Your Looking For Body Contouring or Fat Loss

If someone really wants to change the shape and contour of their body liposuction still reigns supreme. In fact in 2015 it was the most requested cosmetic procedure according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This minimally invasive procedure breaks down and removes fat immediately from the body and results are often pretty dramatic. It can make someone look like they lost 10-15 pounds. Downside is that you will have to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks and healing does take time.

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If you have small problem areas or can't those stubborn final few pounds. 

So what kind of patient would benefit from the new non-invasive fat reduction procedures? The best results come from those patients who have small targeted areas of fat accumulation (think those last "5lbs" that wont budge from your tummy or loves), or those who are adamantly opposed to doing anything invasive. Non-invasive options like our Sculpsure device uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells in a multiple quick sessions.  Once destroyed they are carried away through the body’s lymphatic system. You won’t get the immediate WOW results like you will with liposuction; it can take up to 12 weeks for the 25% reduction results to be seen. Upside is that can you have the procedure and go back to work that day. No compression garment is needed.

The best rule of thumb is to decide what you want, what you’re willing to undergo and be honest in what results you want to achieve! Then educate yourself on each procedure by asking the experts who perform these on a daily basis. Knowledge is the power that will allow you to make an informed decision that is right for you.

Curious which body contouring procedure is right for you? Let us help! At Silk Touch, we offer a wide array of body contouring procedures: liposuction, non-invasive, as well as skin tightening. Everybody and every body is different - what worked for a friend isn't always what will work for you!  During your initial consultation we can go over your goals and concerns and can recommend the best treatment for optimal results. 

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Learn More about our New! Sculpsure Non-invasive Fat Loss Treatment

 

Topics: liposuction, SculpSure, body contouring

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