Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Transformation Tuesday: Thigh Liposuction

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on May 29, 2018 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

Non Surgical Fat Removal For Your Arms

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Mar 29, 2018 7:20:59 PM

 CoolSculpting was featured in Allure... Check it out!

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 CoolSculpting for Your Arms Is Now a Thing, Too

BY SARAH KINONENSARAHKINONEN

No matter how many bicep curls I manage to squeeze into my beloved Barry'sBootcamp class, the seemingly endless reps never to seem to be nearly enough to sculpt the chiseled arms of my dreams. Blame it on my incessant need for lean, long limbs—along with my admitted penchant for dessert—but regardless, regular old reps just aren't cutting it right now. 

Which is why news about CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that freezes off fat cells—up to 25 percent—causing them to die, piqued my interest. Because originally, it was developed and approved only for specific areas of the body such as the abdomen and flanks. Now, CoolSculpting for your arms is an option, too.

The CoolSculpting procedure was created by Zeltiq, a medical technology company, in 2010—and has only gained in popularity in the seven years since its inception. Now you can find the treatment offered not only at doctor's offices, but at medical spas as well—and sometimes, with a Groupon-esque code for it all. But again, it was initially only approved for use on certain body parts—arms not included. Until this week, that is, when the FDA approved its use for removal of upper arm fat.

(Read the full article here)

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Topics: body contouring, coolsculpting

Stop Aging In Its Tracks With Sculptra

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Mar 26, 2018 8:46:00 PM

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We live in a world where want and usually expect instant results. Whether its lip filler or Botox to reduce frown lines for an upcoming event, we all have our preferred go-tos that we rely on to provide results with very little delay. And that's great!

But every now and again, for some people, gradual results are a better fit than the quick fix.

When it comes to choosing a gradual, long lasting filler that will make people want to know your secret.. we recommend Sculptra.

What is Sculptra Aesthetic?

Sculptra treatment is an injectable that works deep within the dermis to help replace lost collagen and gradually restore the look of fullness to areas of the face affected by facial wrinkles and folds. A full treatment (an average of 2-3 sessions over a few months) provides a refined, youthful, and natural-looking appearance that can last up to two years! Sculptra can truly help stop aging in its tracks.

FDA approved Sculptra is made from Poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that has been used for decades in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants. Sculptra stimulates your own collagen, and works to increase the thickness of the skin resulting in a more youthful appearance. 

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Sculptra Benefits

1. Anti Aging

Sculptra goes directly to the source of facial aging, working deep beneath the surface, reinforcing your skin structure, and restoring the fullness and volume of your face. The best part is, gradually, over time, people will start to notice that you look fresher, younger, and more refreshed, but they won’t be able to put their finger on what it is. Sculptra is one of our best anti aging secrets.

3. It looks natural

Sculptra works gradually to stimulate your own body’s collagen production, resulting in a natural, more beautiful and youthful-looking you!

4. It's long lasting

Though other fillers may provide immediate results, they need to be injected every 3 to 6 months. Sculptra works gradually and last up to 2 years. You may see some improvements within the first few weeks of treatment, but optimal, long-lasting effects develop after an average of 3 sessions spaced a month or so apart.

We suggest a series of of at least 2-3 sessions for optimal results. The first treatment builds the base, while the second treatment gives you those wow results.

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Topics: injectable, Anti Aging, sculptra

Freeze Your Fat With Coolsculpting at Silk Touch 

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Mar 26, 2018 9:34:49 AM

You asked - and we listened! We are excited to offer CoolSculpting treatments at Silk Touch Med Spa in Boise, ID.

coolsculpting boise idThe CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you'll look and feel great from every angle. We have the latest most advanced Coolsculpting machine on the Boise, ID market to help ensure optimal results.

Freeze away fat

It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues.  CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. You can reshape your body!  We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas.  Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

CoolSculpting® Procedure

Its easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone for good. Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you'll see results in the mirrorlong-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you. Results and patient experience may vary.

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. At Silk Touch Med Spa we will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. We invite you to come in for a FREE consultation for your custom treatment plan.

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CoolSculpting FAQS

Q. Who is a candidate for Coolsculpting?

Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Cool sculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Liposuction will get you the best results, hands down. We also offer this procedure at our office for those who are looking for guaranteed results with fat loss or more body sculpting. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine which procedure is right for you. Consultations are free of charge.
 
 

Q. How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?

We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Q. Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

Q. What does CoolSculpting feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment! Our goal at Silk Touch Med Spa is to make this treatment as comfortable as possible for you.

Q. Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes! Absolutely. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over. This is a great lunch-time procedure.

Q. When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. If you are looking for more instant fat loss results, LipoSculpture (our liposuction procedure) may be a better fit for you. Liposuction can also be done on any area of the body and allows Dr. Kerr to sculpt the body remove stubborn fat permanently in just one treatment. Learn more here.
 
 

Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo proudly provides Boise, ID and surrounding areas with CoolSculpting®. Call today for your consultation at (208) 939-3110 or complete a Contact Form here!

Topics: body contouring, coolsculpting

Firm Your Body with Venus Freeze - Boise

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 22, 2018 12:08:00 PM

venus freeze boiseRadiofrequency and ultrasound have long been used in the world of aesthetics to treat skin issues from laxity to cellulite, however, with each new year it seems there is a new machine promising better results and less discomfort.

The machine that Dr. Kerr and our aestheticians are specifically excited about is the Venus Freeze Treatment. It's probably one of the more popular non-invasive firming and lifting treatments that we have seen in this office in a long time.

So how does it work? It's a hand-held device that uses radio-wave energy to heat the skin, which causes the tissue being treated to contract and firm, while magnets stimulate new collagen and elastin for long term benefits.

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The best part is, this particular machine works on all body parts from the face, to the belly and thighs, to lift and firm saggy skin. It only takes about half an hour for each area. Benefits can't be seen immediately after the first treatment dues to temporary swelling of the skin, but when done in two to four week intervals, full results can be seen. 

The treatment, which feels more like a hot stone massage than a cosmetic procedure, requires no healing or recovery time and after the first treatment, the skin looks pink and radiant. 

While this treatment can be done to tighten and firm the skin of anyone from the age of 18 to 80, it's full effectiveness is best seen on patients in their early 30s to mid-40s since the skin at that age is better prone to tightening. One benefit to doing these [radiofrequency] treatments at an earlier age is that you’ll see more of a reward sooner.

Are you ready to try Venus Freeze and see the results for yourself?

Topics: skin tightening, venus freeze

Coolsculpting: Watch a Full Treatment

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 5, 2018 7:26:00 PM

 

The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

We have the latest most advanced Coolsculpting machine on the Boise, ID market to help ensure optimal results.

Ready to get started with your transformation? Request your free consultation online or call 208-939-3110. 

Transformation Tuesday: Earlobe Repair by Dr. Brian Kerr

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 2, 2018 9:43:00 AM

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The Problem:

This patient came to us with a problem that many of you may relate to – a ripped earlobe caused by her earrings.  Heavy earrings can wreck havoc with your earlobes over time resulting in stretched, and sometimes large holes. People who have worn gauges in the past have resulted stretching problems as well. Not only can this be unattractive to look at, it can also cause earrings to hang improperly. In some cases you may not be able to wear earrings at all.

Here’s how we solved the problem.

Treatment Approach:

There are two ways to treat stretched out or ripped earlobes. Because this patient has such severe ripping and stretching, a surgical approach was most appropriate. Dr. Kerr started by numbing the area and excising the extra tissue that had started to regrow inside the hole. Then he quickly stitched it back together. The entire treatment was done in-office in less than 30 minutes.

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The second treatment option (for those with less stretching) includes the use of fillers.  Fillers are typically made up of hyaluronic acid, which fills in the injected area adding strength and support to the pierced lobe. Results can last up to 12 months, which at that time treatment would need to be repeated. Are you suffering from a similar problem? We invite you to come in for a free consultation with Dr.Kerr. Click here to save 10% on Earlobe repair.

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Notice: This video features footage of Dr. Kerr performing the actual surgical repair. 

Topics: Transformation Tuesday, Earlobe Repair

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