Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

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

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. 

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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!

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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

Is ThermiTight Worth It?

Posted by Brian Kerr on Sep 29, 2017 7:21:00 AM

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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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How To Tell If You Are A Kybella Candidate

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Sep 12, 2017 2:31:00 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!

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

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Topics: injectable, Double Chin, Kybella

Lip Enhancement Before and After - Melissa Hawker RN

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 1, 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

What can I do about my excessive sweating?

Posted by Susan Kerr on Jul 12, 2017 5:26:00 AM

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The other day my friend came to me for advice. “ I have an embarrassing problem”, she said. She then explained to me that lately, she could not control how much she sweats. It had gotten to the point where to she was afraid to wear anything but black, in fear that she would raise her arms and show giant sweat stains. “Please, tell me that I’m not alone in this and there is something I can do.”

I told her that she may be suffering from something called hyperhidrosis, and that she may be surprised to hear that BOTOX® can actually help deal with the sweating. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating problems are caused by the nervous system. BOTOX® effectively blocks the impulses sent from the brain to the nerves that cause excessive sweating. Deodorants and antiperspirants control sweat by clogging the pores, but are not effective on people with hyperhidrosis.

Surgical treatments for hyperhidrosis include cutting out the sweat glands or cutting the nerves that lead to the glands. These surgical treatments can cause permanent scars and nerve damage. BOTOX® treatments for hyperhidrosis take 10 to 20 minutes. The treatment begins working within the first week and last for six to twelve months.

Where does the sweat go? Your sweat doesn't go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.

Our staff is more than willing to meet with you , for free, to discuss the best treatment plan for you. Please give us a call at 208-939-3110. Or click below to schedule your free consultation. 

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Topics: Botox, Excessive Sweating