Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Best Treatments for Acne Scarring

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 22, 2018 10:29:00 AM

  

As if the emotional toll that acne exerts on its sufferers isn’t enough, scars left in its wake can serve as a daily reminder of days one would soon rather forget. Some acne can leave behind pitted indents in the skin that last a lifetime.

While this remains one of the more stubborn conditions to treat, aesthetic technology has made the battle with acne scars one we can win.

CO2 Fractional Laser and Acne Scar Treatment

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can erase years from your face and dramatically improve the appearance of acne scarring, wrinkles and pigment, but it is not a lunchtime procedure. 

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Fractional CO2 uses small columns of fractionated energy to ablate areas of damage. “Tiny wounds are made and the surrounding healthy skin helps with healing, making new collagen and elastin. It offers improvement in scarring, discoloration and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. 

The downtime with CO2 laser resurfacing can be lengthy, often 1 – 2 weeks. You’ll need to follow specific skin-care instructions and beware that your skin will go through some major changes during the healing process. However, this procedure is great for those who want big results in just one procedure.

This month we are running a special on CO2 – Buy a Face treatment, Get a Neck treatment for 75% Off. Claim this offer here. 

Microneedling and Acne Scar Treatment

A less-aggressive treatment for acne scarring, with a lot less downtime is Microneedling. While you will need more treatments to see results, this non-invasive procedure is quickly becoming a client favorite here at Silk Touch. 

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This treatment uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface layers of skin – creating very small wound patterns to break old collagen chains and trigger the healing process to smooth the appearance of scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

Most patients are very comfortable during the treatment. We use a topical numbing cream that remains on the skin for 30-40 minutes prior to the treatment. The feeling is similar to a rough exfoliation. 

With Microneedling, patients will notice and immediate glow to their skin, but visible changes develop over the course of several weeks. Multiple treatments are needed for optimal results.

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Topics: Scar Reduction, microneedling, Acne, CO2 fractional laser

Is it Harder for Older Moms To Get Their Pre-Baby Body Back?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 15, 2018 3:38:00 PM

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Why Older Moms Have A Harder Time Getting Their Pre-Baby Body Back and How To Combat This.

It’s no secret that as we age, it becomes more difficult to maintain our dream body. Add a pregnancy on top of aging, and it can feel like it’s nearly impossible to get your pre-baby body back. This got me wondering, why is it harder for older woman to regain their body post-pregnancy?

As discussed in a recent article on NewBeauty.com, the main thing for older patients is that the elasticity of the tissues is not as good. Because of this, the skin on the breasts and abdomen that has stretched may not snap back asynchronous as it would in a younger patient. This makes sense considering the loss of skin elasticity is what causes wrinkles and sagging skin. But elasticity isn’t the only culprit. Another effect of later pregnancies is that our metabolisms are a bit slower and muscle mass a bit less so dropping the baby weight is much tougher to accomplish.

Most people agree that “having good genes” is the best way to bounce back. But don’t lose hope, there are several ways you can give your post-baby body a fighting chance.

Apart from genetics, the next best thing is to be in the best shape you can be before your pregnancy. The more energetic, fit and vital a woman is before pregnancy, the faster she will recover and regain all that she can of her pre-pregnancy body.  After you have the okay from your doctor to start working out again after giving birth, the key is to be consistent with your workouts. Workouts that will help your body bounce back quicker include core strength, cardiovascular training and overall full body strength training.

As for your skin, try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun because it breaks down elasticity. Additionally, practicing good skin care on your body and face can boost your elasticity.

However, even with proper exercise and healthy eating habits, it’s still pretty tough to get your body back to where you want it to be. And usually the last thing you want to after a pregnancy is to go through anything invasive and surgical. That’s where non-surgical post-pregnancy procedures like CoolsculptingVenus Freeze Skin TighteningAffirm for stretch-mark reduction, and Acne/Skin Treatments, come in handy.

Each of these treatments are non-invasive, and get you back to your pre-baby body in no time, with ZERO downtime! Want to learn more about these procedures? Ask us a question or Schedule A Free Consultation.

What's your post-pregnancy experience? Would you have a mommy makeover?

Sources:

NewBeauty.Com

Topics: skin tightening, Weight Loss, post-pregnancy

The 5 Venus Freeze Questions You’ve Been Dying To Know

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 29, 2017 10:30:00 PM

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Is it permanent?

Venus Freeze is not maintenance free, but the effects are long lasting. After your Venus Freeze treatment series you will require maintenance treatments to ensure that you keep the aging process at bay. While the minimum treatments needed to maintain your result are one treatment once every season (4 treatments a year), we find that many patients like to come back as often as once a month because they love the treatments and the results. Discuss with your treatment provider what the best treatment plan is for your skin.

Is it cold?

Contrary to the name, Venus Freeze is not cold at all. In fact, it can feel like a hot stone massage!

Is there any pain involved?

None! In fact, most patients nap or just simply relax during the treatment.  The sensation is absolutely pleasant and warm.  You can watch a few patient testimonials here.

How soon will I see results?

Many patients report improvement after one treatment, but typically most patients see more of a result in as little as three treatments.

Try Venus Freeze for only $99 for your first treatment! 

Does it really work?

Absolutely yes.  We only use before and after photos of real patients with typical results. Many of our staff members have  gone through or are currently doing Venus Freeze treamtents themselves. Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

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Topics: skin tightening, venus freeze

Am I a Good Candidate for NeoGraft Hair Transplant?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Dec 20, 2017 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

Transformation Tuesday: Thigh Liposuction

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 12, 2017 2:18:00 PM

Thighs can be one of the toughest areas to slim down, especially after losing a substantial amount of weight. Like many lipo cases, this patient came to us wanting to slim her inner and outer thighs.  She was tired of the rubbing in between the inner thighs – and was ready for her pants to fit perfectly on both her waist and thighs.  Living with a pear shape since a young age, she was ready for a change.

Treatment: Smartlipo + Vaser Liposuction for Thighs

liposuction thighs before and after

Dr. Kerr used liposculpture to reshape the inner and outer thighs. This unique approach smooths out legs by removing fat – giving an over all shapelier, firmer and younger looking legs. This non-invasive liposuction can also help diminish the appearance of cellulite. When both inner and outer thighs are treated, Dr. Kerr can address the fullness under the buttocks to create not only attractive legs, but also improving the look of the buttocks. 

 

Liposuction for the inner or outer thighs is a quick in-office procedure, with minimal downtime.  Most patients return to normal activity within 3 days.

The end result? Less jiggle, better-fitting clothes, and firmer thighs.

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday

Silk Touch Receives 3 Year Accreditation From IMQ

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 4, 2017 3:43:00 PM

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We are happy to announce that as of November 2017 we are an accredited surgical facility. Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics (Laser & Lipo Center), received a 3-year accreditation by the IMQ association.

Accreditation is only for practices that meet certain health, safety and quality of care standards. In fact, we are one of the only medical spas in Idaho that are accredited. Our facility is accredited by the prestigious Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ). Accreditation by IMQ is only given to those surgical facilities who meet the highest standards for safety and quality. In order to obtain certification by IMQ, a rigorous inspection is performed. The staff, equipment and facility are carefully evaluated. Only after 100% compliance in every area is accreditation given.

ADVANTAGES TO AN ACCREDITED FACILITY

  1. The Staff

At an accredited facility you can be sure that the staff are highly trained to provide you the best care. Providers' certifications are checked regularly to ensure that only licensed professionals are working at the facility. We also have high education standards, with monthly safety and/or treatment trainings. You can relax knowing that you are being cared for by top health care professionals.

  1. The Facility

An accredited surgical facility prioritizes an exceptionally clean operating room with high-quality, up-to-date equipment. The facility has protocols in place in case of emergency that are reevaluated regularly. You can feel completely safe at an accredited surgical facility knowing there are plans in place in the extremely rare case that something out of the ordinary happens.

  1. Constant Reevaluation

Accredited surgical facilities are regularly reevaluated to ensure they remain in pristine condition with the best staff and protocols. Patient care programs are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure patients are getting the best care possible. There is no chance of a patient receiving expired medications and all medical supplies are checked and updated regularly. Providers also review and monitor each other to ensure they’re offering the best care to their patients.

Silk Touch is proud to be an accredited surgical facility and will continue to strive to bring nothing but the best to our clients.

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Topics: News

Hello Mirror...Why Liposuction is the Best thing I've Ever Done For Myself

Posted by Brian Kerr on Nov 30, 2017 10:52:00 AM

Testimonial - Stephanie, Boise.

It’s so hard to look in the mirror and see all your one dimensional imperfections, but the world looks at you in 3D and says “what are you talking about”?

I had always had an issue with my stomach area- I come from good Eastern European stock- we hold onto our fat around the middle for those long cold days working the fields!  Thanks great grandma – NOT.

My husband always said I was beautiful and that he married me and loved me just the way that I am. But the problem was I couldn’t love me that way.  I was always looking at ways to reduce that problem area.  The latest fad diet, piece of exercise equipment- you name it I probably tried it, but I will be honest-exercise is not my favorite word. It not that I am not active- I like to ski, ride bikes and in the summer you’ll find me on the golf course every chance I get.  But no matter what I did or how many salads I ate- my middle was not going anywhere.

Liposuction with Dr. Kerr was my answer.  I finally; after years of thinking about it pulled the trigger and went for it. Needless to say I have never looked back.  Everyone who knows me will tell you I have that extra spring in my step- that boost of confidence, and they all tell me how great I look- and they don’t even know what I did.  And you know what I feel great too!  My husband just recently told me that he really didn’t understand my “tummy issue” not really understood until it wasn’t there anymore.  He was so amazed at how happy I am.  He says that my confidence and “swagger” now shine.  And sweet man that he is told me that he was so sorry- sorry that he didn’t pay for it ten years ago!  I think he really loves his wife’s new outlook and the funny thing is- I didn’t do it for him- I did it for me.

Thank you Dr. Kerr for uncovering my inner swagger!  

and....

Hello Mirror- meet the new and improved ME!!

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Topics: liposuction

Is it safe? Black Market Aesthetics On The Rise

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 20, 2017 2:43:00 PM

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Recently many advertisers have been offering steep discounts on Botox and Dermal Filler prices. Some people have even seen Botox advertised on Craigslist (SCARY!!).  While everyone enjoys a good deal, when it comes to Botox and Fillers, you should be extremely careful. If you come across pricing that is extremely low, you could be buying illegally imported “Botox” or Fillers from Canada, Europe or even China. These products are not safe to use.

Liquid facelifts rank among the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but the growing demand for toxins and fillers has triggered a rise in illegal injectable products that has become a worldwide epidemic. The availability and use of fake products has emerged as a mounting problem for the aesthetic market as a whole, as doctors report that they are being inundated with offers from offshore vendors pitching cheap toxins and fillers not approved for sale in the EU or the US.

Don’t risk your beauty by being injected with un-safe product from sources unknown.

When it comes to your beauty treatments, injector experience and reputation is crucial. At Silk Touch, we guarentee that we only use verified products from reputible vendors.

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Topics: Botox, Anti Aging

Transformation Tuesday: Male Breast Reduction

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 7, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Sometimes excess breast skin
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts) 

The treatment:

This patient had avoided any sort of activity that involved taking his shirt off, and developed gynecomastia at a very young age. 

Dr. Kerr was able to reduce the appearance of his enlarged breast (gynecomastia) by using a combination of Smartlipo and PAL. 

male breast reduction before and after

This patient was extremely pleased with his results and the minimal amount of downtime after his procedure. He was ready to hit the beach in no time!

male breast reduction before and after

 

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Male Breast Reduction

One Size Doesn't Fit All...

Posted by Stephanie Cook (Patient Care Coordinator) on Oct 25, 2017 8:18:43 PM

Why does Silk Touch Med Spa offer free consultations?  Because one size doesn’t fit all.  What may work for one patient- may not work or be the best fit for another.  This is why consultations are so important.  It allows us to work together in building the right roadmap for your individual situation.  During your consultation we will ask important questions about what you would like to see change, your time frame, expectations and of course budget.  We get a lot of phone calls about people asking what something costs- the price, but the price will not matter if the procedure is not the best fit for you.

Consultations are a win/win for everyone.  It gives us a chance to get to know you a little better and you to know us.  We learn together by exchanging knowledge and information and at the end of it we will have a clearer view of where we can go-together!

We'd love to meet you - consultations are free, including our state-of-the-art VISIA digital skin analysis. Give us a call at 208-939-3110 or click below to request your free consulation online.

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Topics: Silk Touch Med Spa