Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Tone Your Arms For Summer with LipoSculpture

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on May 17, 2017 2:59:36 PM

Many people try for months or even years to get more toned and contoured arms - but still the fat won't budge. Even people who are working out and doing everything possible to shape the arms can sometimes fail to get the results they want. Blame stubborn fat or even bad genetics - sometimes working out just won't get you the desired results you want. Unfortunately, some fat is just diet and exercise resistant.

Fortunately, Arm LipoSculpture or Arm Liposuction can help you get that toned, contoured look of well-shaped arms. It can remove the fat that is not responding to other methods. Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center has performed hundreds of arm liposuction procedures with amazing results. 

Arm Liposuction can:

- Get rid of fat under the arms

- Shape the upper or lower arms to look more toned and defined

- Help with excess skin and fat

- Get rid of arm fat behind the armpits and bra area

- Get rid of fat deposits located on the chest "bra fat"

Arm Liposuction is a one-day procedure that takes less than a few hours. Most patients are back to work in just a few days, and garments are worn for a limited amount of time to help with the healing process and further toning the arms. If loose skin is also an issue, arm liposuction can be paired with skin tightening treatments such as ThermiTight (which can be done on the same day) or a series of Non-Surgical Venus Freeze Skin Tightening Treatments post-procedure. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Arm Liposuction?

If you have fat you can pinch on your arms or bra area - then most likely you are a candidate. While arm liposuction is permanent, fat can return if you continue gaining weight. 

Are you a candidate? Schedule Your Free Consultation at Silk Touch Med Spa. During this free consultation we can go over your goals, give you an exact price for how much your treatment will cost, financing options and any other questions  you may have about the procedure. 

SEE OUR CURRENT LIPOSUCTION SPECIALS HERE. 

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Topics: liposuction, Smartlipo Arms

How To Tell If You Are A Kybella Candidate

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on May 10, 2017 2:31:01 PM

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Lately there has been a lot of buzz around one of the latest injectable treatments from the makers of Botox, Kybella. And it's easy to see why. It's an amazing new treatment that gets some pretty wow worthy results.

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment that gets rid of under-the-chin fat permanently with out surgery! The treatment takes about 15 minutes and while there is some slight tenderness and swelling, the downtime is very minimal. We have been using Kybella in our practice for over a year now.. and we can't get enough of this product. Not only can you use Kybella under your chin and in your jowls - but you can also use it on other areas of the body such as bra fat. 

Are you a candidate for a Kybella double chin treatment? While we want to evaluate you in person first before we can say 100%... you can use this easy test to get a good idea!

Kybella Candidate Test:

1. Pinch the skin under your chin, then pinch the skin on your wrist - if it feels the same, then you a probably not a candidate.

3.Pinch the skin under your chin, then pinch the skin on your flanks (love handles). If it feels the same, then you are probably a candidate!

This month we are having a special on Kybella - Buy 1 Treatment, Get Your 2nd at 50% OFF. Claim this offer here. 

Check out some of our favorite Kybella before and after pictures below.

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Topics: injectable, Double Chin, Kybella

Lip Filler Before and After Pictures - Boise, Idaho

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on May 10, 2017 2:12:23 PM

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How can I prevent bruising from cosmetic fillers?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Mar 29, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Tips to Avoid Bruising After InjectionsHelp! How can I stop bruising when I get Botox or fillers like Juvederm or Sculptra?

We get this question A LOT.

To be completely honest, there is no way to guarantee zero bruising. Every time a needle is placed in your skin there is a risk of bruising. This includes vaccinations, giving blood and fillers placed into the wrinkles on your face. No matter what any doctor says, it’s impossible to guarantee that you will not bruise. It happens. If you get Botox or filler regularly, at some time you may get a bruise even if you don't normally bruise. However, a skilled injector can reduce the risk as much as possible.

Fortunately, there are ways to help reduce the chance of bruising,

1. Avoid Certain Medications

These medications increase your risk of bruising: Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve). Avoid blood thinning supplements such as fish oils, or any other blood thinning agents. Tylenol is a NSAID that can be used with less risk of bruising but should still be avoided. Stop use of all blood thinning agents 7-10 days prior to treatment to reduce added risk of bruising. 

2. The use of cannula versus a needle 

At Silk Touch, our injectors often are able to use a blunt tipped cannula. Cannulas are ideal when used for certain injection methods and injection areas. A cannula is like a needle that does not have a sharp end. The benefit is that when it is in your skin it pushes blood vessels aside rather than cut into them. This can reduce the risk of bruising and pain.

3. Cool The Skin

Cooling the skin before, during, and after an injection helps to reduce discomfort and causes the small blood vessels to shrink. This can help reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.

4. Anti-Bruising Supplements

If you know that you bruise easily this is a great option to help reduce incidence and duration of bruising. Arnica Montana is a homeopathic drug that has been shown to decrease the incidence of bruising and is available at our front desk.

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Topics: injectable, Botox

PDO Threads - New Non Surgical Lifts

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Mar 13, 2017 2:56:00 PM

This is one of the lastest treatments available Silk Touch Med Spa and we could not be more excited about this amazing new technology and the "wow" results we are seeing! What has us and our clients so excited? PDO Threads.

The PDO Threads are hypodermic needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO absorbable suture. These sutures are often used in open heart surgery and are one of the safest to be implanted in the body. The needle is inserted subdermally, parallel to the surface of the skin, then the needle is pulled out and the PDO thread remains. The thread will dissolve over the next 4-6 months while the body is repairing itself with new collagen around the suture. The new skin structure can hold and remain behind for 12- 15 months.

Two Types of Threads:

Smooth Threads:

Smooth threads consists of creating a mesh under the the skin (ie 2 sutures inserted vertically & 3 sutures horizontally). Sort of like a #hashtag, or a net. This mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without and drastic change.

Barbed Threads:

Barbed threads are used to provide a non-surgical lift. This technique is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have “barbs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Just like with the Smooth threads, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!

In addition to non-surgical face lifts - barbed threads can provide a lift to places such as the knees.

How Do PDO Threads Work?

What is behind a lot of aesthetic procedures such as C02 Laser ResurfacingChemical Peels and Microneedling is something called a “Selective Inflammatory Response”. Since the human body is a master of self repair, these procedures are designed to make the body create new collagen in response to a “controlled injury”. PDO Threads use this natural body response.

Dr. Kerr and PA-C Autumn Heuman are very well versed in the placement and use of PDO Threads to give clients a more youthful appearance. With little to no discomfort a treatment can be done over the lunch hour- no downtime! To see if you’re a good candidate for PDO Threads book a consultation with Silk Touch Med Spa today!

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Weight Loss In Your 50's

Posted by Susan Kerr on Mar 9, 2017 12:48:06 PM
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Doesn't seem like their is a new weight lossdrug being advertisied every day? Oh I wish it were that easy!  I know I have been tempted by a few of these myself....but...the naked truth is....These are all bogus....there is a new one of these each week....and they have a different product to sell.  
 
Best weight loss advice I can give anyone in their 50's: 
 
1.  Get your hormones checked.  If thyroid is out of whack, that can keep weight around the middle.  Bio identical hormones can be a god send for women in their 50s.  
 
2.   Exercise:  A combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is best.  In our 50s....weight training is even more important because we lose muscle and muscle burns fat.  Spend more time on weights. Vary your exercise program so your body doesn't get used to the same old thing.  
 
3.  Eating:  There is no way around this.....we have to eat better and choose what we eat more carefully.  Portion control is a must.  I find that a smaller plate is key.  Eat 1/2 of what you would like to eat.  Watch sugars and fats, but don't deny ourselves of good fat.  At this age, we are often free from children and money troubles so we are free to eat out more...which is terrible for our midsection.  Take half of your order home to eat the next day.  
 
4.  Take vitamins and minerals so your body gets the nutrition that it needs and we don't have as many cravings.  
 
5.  Water:  Drink more of it.  Carry a bottle with you.  Drink a full glass 15-20 minutes before each meal.  When you think you are hungry....drink first.  
 
If you still hit a plataue and can't seem to get rid of that little extra around the waist, hips, thighs or really anywhere on the body - or would like additional contouring - we invite you to come meet with the experts at Silk Touch to discuss our state-of-the-art body contouring procedures - including liposuction, non-invasive fat removal treatments and skin tightening treatments
 
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Topics: liposuction, Weight Loss

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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$100 Off Lip Enhancement During All of February!!!

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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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