Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Will Latisse Change My Eye Color?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 4, 2018 12:27:00 PM

Who doesn’t want long, full and dark eyelashes? Most women we know sure desire those lashes that actually make you look younger! Sure, you could put 10 coats of mascara on to try to achieve that length, but ultimately you’ll just end up with a lumpy, clumpy mess. Ask any staff member here at Silk Touch how we get keep our lashes healthy and long and you will get the answer, “With Latisse, of course!”

If you’re not familiar with Latisse, it is a prescription treatment that helps eyelashes grow longer, thicker, and darker by applying a thin line of the product to the upper eyelid, at base of your eyelashes.

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It is important to use Latisse as directed. It is a once-a-day topical medication to be applied directly above the upper lash line. Be sure to use a clean brush each time and don’t allow excess liquid to seep into your eye. With regular, daily use, full results are seen at 16 weeks, but noticeable growth is seen in as little as 8 weeks. When this medication is stopped, expect the appearance of the eyelashes to return to the way they looked before starting treatment.

Will Latisse change the color of my eyes?

 

NO!

The same ingredient in Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution), is in another Allergan product, Lumigan, used to treat glaucoma. For glaucoma patients, one to two drops of Lumigan are placed directly into the eye four to six times a day. That’s up to 12 times the amount used on the lashes with Latisse. Approximately one percent of glaucoma patients using the drops in their eyes experienced a darkening of the pigment of the iris. That is where the “buzz” about Latisse turning blue eyes brown started.

When the iris changed color in this small percentage of glaucoma patients, it did not magically happen overnight. Instead, the color slowly changed, starting around the edge of the pupil and moving outward.

So in theory, does Latisse have the potential to darken the iris? Theoretically yes, but in all the clinical trials for Latisse, no cases were ever reported.  

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5 Big Benefits of ThermiVa Female Rejuvenation

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Nov 27, 2018 10:49:00 AM

For many women, childbirth, genetics, age or a combination of all three can change their vaginal anatomy. These changes are often unwelcome and can cause discomfort, both in day-to-day life and sexually. Thankfully there are ways to combat this problem through non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. ThermiVa is a game changer when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation treatments. No pain, no downtime and its our treatment with the highest patient satisfaction, even after their first treatment. 

Here are 5 Big Benefits To ThermiVa.

Non-surgical treatment

ThermiVa is a non-surgical treatment. This means there are no injections or incisions required. This is a big plus as many women are weary of having surgery performed on such an intimate part of their body. There is also no downtime with ThermiVa, making it a very convenient treatment that’s perfect for those with busy schedules.

Improved sexual stimulation

For some women, the tightening of vaginal tissue that ThermiVa provides also resulted in greater stimulation during intercourse. A lot of women seek out vaginal rejuvenation mostly due to poor sexual stimulation so this is a big benefit.

Improves Urinary Incontinence. 

Do you sneeze when you pee? We can help with that! An often overlooked benefit of vaginal rejuvenation is that is can help with incontinence. Not all women who experience anatomical changes to their vagina suffer from incontinence, but for those who do, ThermiVa can be very effective at improving it.

Fast treatments

ThermiVa is a very fast treatment, with session typically lasting 30-45 minutes. This means you can get the treatment without having to prepare or take time off work. (Perfect for lunch breaks!) ThermiVa is done in a series of 3 treatments. And for some women, it’s recommended to get maintenance treatment once or twice per year in order to maintain the benefits. 

Feel comfortable and confident with your body

While ThermiVa does have appearance benefits (tighten in and out) Feeling confident about your body isn’t just about improving areas that are visible. If you have noticed changes in your vaginal anatomy that are causing you discomfort or affect sexual performance then it can certainly affect your confidence in a negative way. This treatment can help restore your confidence and make you feel comfortable in your own skin again.

Ready to get started with your ThermiVa treatments or would like to learn more about whether this treatment is right for you? Call 208-939-3110 to schedule a free Consultation.
 
 
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Topics: ThermiVA

Freeze Your Fat With Coolsculpting at Silk Touch 

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Nov 19, 2018 6:29:00 PM

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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.

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

Seeing Spots? Our New M22 Laser Erases Spots & Dark Pigmentation.

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Nov 2, 2018 9:42:35 PM

Seeing spots? Most likely you can blame you can blame the sun & good ol' aging process for spots on the face, chest & arms. However, irregular pigmentation can be a sign of a few different skin conditions. Pigmentation on the face can be from age & sun spots, but it can also a symptom of Melasma, Rosacea, Birth marks etc.

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If you suffer from pigmentation - our new M22 Laser has 4 different modalities that can help erase dark spots, sun spots, freckles, melasma - on a large variety of skin types. Melasma suffers can now receive this laser treatment without a chance of darkening the patches. The M22 combined with a peel/product regimen is a miracle worker on Melasma, which is one of the hardest conditions to treat.

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Read more about the M22 Here.

What To Expect 

To get started, we first need to determine what type of pigmentation you have - so we can diagnose a proper treatment. We offer free consultations & digital skin analysis with our medical aestheticians. During your free consultation we can prescribe treatments, go over options, budget & financing plans, as well as discuss any questions you have about your skin & our treatments. Think of us as your new beauty BFF. 

Ready to get started?

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Topics: skin treatments

Let's do Lunch! October Lunch & Learn

Posted by Stephanie Cook (Patient Care Coordinator) on Oct 17, 2018 10:14:09 PM

Join us for lunch and learn about the best options to get rid of unwanted fat. Catered lunch, giveaways and event pricing. Free to attend but only 10 spots available. To RSVP call us at 208-939-3110. 

Thursday, October 25 from 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.

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Topics: liposuction

New at Silk Touch! One Machine... 4 New Treatments. M22 Laser treatments are here!

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Oct 1, 2018 10:09:00 PM

We have always prided ourselves on bringing the best and latest aesthetic treatments to the Treasure Valley. And we are SO excited about this one. Say hello to your new best friend, the M22 Laser.

The M22 Laser is a powerful laser with several treatments in one device.

  • M22 IPL
  • ResurFX
  • M22 Profractional

Now with several modalities in just one device we can customize a patient's treatment to get the best results for your individual and unique skin type and treatment goals.

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Treats more skin types

One of the things we love most about this new laser is that is treats a wider variety of skin types - including darker skin level 3 and 4 on the clarks scale. That means we can treat pigmentation and dark spots on almost all skin types now.

Reduces Melasma

Another AMAZING benefit to this machine is that we also finally have found an effective laser for treating melasma! We have been testing melasma treatments for the past decade and are excited to finally have found one we are confident will provide results for our patients.

Ready to see what this new laser can do for you? Schedule a free consultation today! Schedule your consultation during October to get our introductory pricing. During October we are offering Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all M22 Treatments ( IPL, Resurfx & Profractional).

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Coolsculpting for Men - Watch a Live Treatment

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Aug 30, 2018 6:06:50 PM

Can men get Coolsculpting? That's a big YES! Coolsculpting reduces fat almost anywhere on the body for both men and women. Coolsculpting can help get rid of those stubborn areas of fat that never seem to budge with exercise - like that pesky stomach pooch. The best part? No downtime and we provide the Flatscreen & Netflix so you can enjoy your favorite show during your treatments!

Check out these 2 men try Coolsculpting for the first time in this live treatment video:

 

Where can you get Coolsculpting?

Almost anywhere! CoolSculpting® is cleared to treat 8 different areas: the abdomen, flanks, banana roll, thighs, bra fat, upper arms, back and the submental area (double chin). Often times are patients are so happy with the first area, they come back for a second.

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Safety of Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Aug 22, 2018 7:55:00 PM

FDA Advisory
Within recent weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying vaginal rejuvenation treatments have been cleared for destroying abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissue, as well as condylomas (genital warts) and other serious genitourinary (GU) conditions—but not for disorders and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function. Furthermore, the Administration claims these treatments “have serious risks and don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for these purposes.”

FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says he is aware of “numerous” reports of vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse and recurring or chronic pain following these procedures and as a result, is asking the manufacturers of the devices in question to address their concerns and reevaluate the marketing of their products.

In light of this statement, we wanted to share with you what we and other industry experts think about the warnig.

Firstly, women seek these treatments for many health and aesthetic reasons both. Vaginal dryness, inability to climax, loss of sensitivity, urinary incontinence - and the list goes on! And we know it works because our clients have shared with us and we celebrated in the success of the results they see. Lasers and Radiofrequency devices have been used for these type of treatments for years, and have a large body of evidence showing unequivocal benefit to women's health. There have been very few and rare reports of burns and complications, and none so far at Silk Touch.

Secondly, this statement lumps all vaginal rejuvenation treatments into one category. Both lasers and Radiofrequency (RF) - which are very different technologies. We offer ThermiVa, a RF device which has less complications and downtime than laser treatments.

The reason these warning letters have been sent out is these devices are not supposed to be marketed for indications they are not FDA-cleared for until they receive approval, and this is where some companies have gone awry, leading to warning letters. Just because something doesn't have FDA-clearing, doesn't mean its unsafe. It's a costly and lengthy process to get something FDA-cleared, which is why its so common to get off label treatments. (Example, Botox in crows-feet, even though its FDA cleared for forehead.)

Here's an excerpt from NewBeauty magazine where Dr. Alexiades & Dr. Canter ( industry leaders in Vaginal Rejuvenation) shares her opinion.

"....these devices do work for many people and it’s important that the FDA is finally discussing women’s health issues after all these years. “The important take home messages are that women need treatments for conditions such as pain with intercourse, urinary leakage and infections, which can result in a poor quality of life,” says Dr. Alexiades. “Approximately 50 percent of postmenopausal women suffer from these conditions, and this new generation of devices offers significant efficacy and excellent safety profiles.”

Reston, VA urogynecologist Maria Canter, MD agrees. “Although I agree with the FDA that the safety and effectiveness of a device should be established prior to it being marketed a certain way, some patients have failed multiple ‘approved’ treatment options and have had significant improvement with energy-based devices. For example, a radio-frequency device I work with, Viveve System, has studies demonstrating safety and efficacy when used to treat vaginal laxity that can lead to decreased sensation during intercourse and urinary incontinence. There is also a prospective randomized controlled trial that was blinded and demonstrated significant improvement in symptoms. This device also currently has 2 FDA IDE trials. To date, there have been no serious adverse events and the benefits have outweighed any risk.”

To wrap it up...

While any FDA warning sounds scary - this one really is more of a warning to the companies to hold off on marketing certain benefits UNTIL they get FDA approval. We stand behind our vaginal rejuvenation treatment ThermiVa, in both the safety of the device and health benefits.

ThermiVa has truly been one of the most gratifying treatments to be able to offer to our clients. It has changed the life of countless women, and even improved marriages. We can't say enough good things about this treatment!

If you would like to learn more about ThermiVa or to see if you are a candidate- visit our website here.

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Questions You Should Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jul 25, 2018 11:17:01 AM

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When it comes to medical aesthetic treatments - you have a lot of options and it can be overwhelming to decide who to choose for a cosmetic procedure. And when it comes to your face & body - its important to go with someone who is an expert, has high safety standards and is someone that can give you amazing results with realistic exceptions.

Many of the questions patients are advised to ask when vetting a cosmetic surgeon are the same as those they're advice to ask of any doctor or surgeon.

Here are 10 questions you should ask your cosmetic surgeon:

  1. Do you have experience in the procedure I'm considering? How much?
  2. How did you train in the procedure?
  3. How many of this particular procedure have you done?
  4. Can I talk to some of your former patients?
  5. Are you before and after photos your real work?
  6. Are you an accredited medical facility?
  7. What happens if there are complications?
  8. Who is a candidate for this procedure?
  9. What type of anesthesia will I get, if I need any? Are you licensed to administer anesthesia?
  10. What will my recovery be like? Do you have me come in for follow up visits?

 

The Silk Touch Experience

At Silk Touch Med Spa Laser & Lipo Center of Boise, we encourage you during your initial consultation to ask as many questions as you want! We are happy to talk about our different providers extensive experience with each treatment we offer. We only share our own before & after pictures and are always happy to share testimonials from other patients. You can also read any of the 900+ 5 star reviews we have on our Demandforce Page here.

At Silk Touch, you can feel rest assured you are in the hands of experts. We are the only IMQ accredited medical spa in Idaho - which sets puts our safety and quality standards as one of the highest in the Treasure Valley.

Ready to get started? Request your consultation online or give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule.

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DefanAge Named Non Surgical Innovator of the Year

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jul 25, 2018 10:49:51 AM

Celebrated for Cutting-Edge Anti-Aging Technology

Progenitor Biologics®, LLC, the manufacturer and distributor of the revolutionary anti-aging skin care products, DefenAge® Skincare, is proud to announce that the breakthrough line has been named "Non-surgical Innovator of the Year" by the prestigious The Aesthetic Channel's TAG! You're IT!Aesthetic Awards powered by Dermatology Times. DefenAge is the only skincare company, among all other winners to receive the TAG! You're IT! Award in 2018.

"The TAG! You're IT! Award shines a spotlight on influencers and innovators in aesthetic medicine who are shaping the future of the industry," said Amy Ammon, Publisher of Dermatology Times, THE Aesthetic Guide, and THE Aesthetic Channel.

 

DefenAge was recognized for its game-changing proprietary Age-Repair Defensins®technology, helping the brand to stand out among over two hundred submissions in 12 nominations that were vigorously reviewed by UBM and The Aesthetic Channel's editorial advisory board, the winner in each category was determined by 8 judges who are key thought leaders in medical aesthetics. The competitive category celebrates brands like DefenAge, who demonstrate an original approach to addressing aesthetic concerns.

"DefenAge redefines traditional skin care and especially anti-aging skin care, the way how skin 're-youthening' can be triggered," comments Progenitor Biologics' CEO, Nikolay Turovets, PhD. "Our team is extremely proud to be recognized by such a prestigious resource as THE Aesthetic Channel."

Scientifically backed and clinically proven, DefenAge is dedicated to driving innovation to effectively address global signs of aging. The line's key ingredient, Age-Repair Defensins, is proven to reduce visible wrinkles and pore size, improve skin tone and evenness and decrease skin oiliness in just six weeks.

Defensins are a type of antimicrobial peptide that play an important role in the protection and treatment of skin cells by activating Lgr6+ stem cells, which are known to heal and repair the skin during wound healing. Because aging and wound healing share similar genetic and cellular pathways, researchers believe that stimulating these stem cells with the peptide may also effectively treat skin deterioration and damage from UV exposure, inflammation and oxidative stress—all harbingers of skin aging.

With its patent-pending peptides, Age-Repair Defensins, DefenAge is the first of its kind to work via a natural mechanism of action with the body’s stem cells to create beautiful new skin. DefenAge unlocks skin’s potential to remain youthful with natural, scientifically-proven skincare that is simple, regenerative and effective.


About DefenAge
DefenAge® Skincare is a technology-driven anti-aging skin care line, primarily distributed through the professional aesthetic market including dermatology and aesthetic surgery practices. The key ingredient, Age-Repair Defensins®, features a stand-alone natural target-specific mechanism of action. The technology is patent-pending, exclusively available in DefenAge and does not belong to the growth factor category. The Clinical Power Trio is clinical study tested, DefenAge's core skin care regimen that addresses visible signs of skin aging on a global scale. DefenAge products do not contain: animal- or human- originated ingredients, parabens, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, sulfates, mineral oils, colorants, phthalates or BPA.

DefenAGE is available in Boise, ID exclusively at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center.