Radiofrequency 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch Our Video To See This Transformation Tuesday Performed By Dr. Kerr
Notice: This video features footage of Dr. Kerr performing the actual surgical repair.
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.
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.
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.
Interested in learning more? Request a Free Treatment Consultation
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 Coolsculpting, Venus Freeze Skin Tightening, Affirm 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?
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.
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.
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):
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):
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.
Topics: Hair Transplant - NeoGraft
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!
Hello Mirror- meet the new and improved ME!!