Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Best Fillers For Lip Injections

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jul 11, 2018 12:34:40 PM

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You're ready to take the next step in getting that perfect, but natural looking pout. (Or maybe you're wanting a big, full Kardashian pout that causes some serious #instaenvy, we totally love that look that too. ) Regardless of the end look you're going for - it's important to visit an experience and licensed injector that uses the correct amount and type of filler on your lips.

What fillers are used for lip injections? Check out the best lip injection fillers below.

Juvederm XC & Restylane

When it comes to lip injection fillers, Juvederm & Restylane are the top choices of our clients and injectors. They both can be used to create full or subtle pouts and have enough structure they can be used to lift & reshape the lips. Restylane and Juvederm are both hyaluronic acid-based fillers. The main differences between the products have to do with how they are used to achieve specific benefits for the lips. Traditional Restylane has a higher G prime than Juvederm. What this means is that Restylane has a higher level of stiffness to the gel that is injected. This tends to cause theproduct to hold form and stay in place slightly better, while imparting a greater capacity to lift the area. Juvederm in comparison, has a lower G prime, which means that it tends to be softer and spread more than Restylane when injected into the body. Our expert injectors will choose the product that is right for your goals and lips.

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Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is amazing for lip injections! Especially those looking for a defined, more subtle look. Restylane Silk is FDA indicated for lips and is a very natural, soft feeling injection great for reshaping the lips and adding volume.

Vollbella

Volbella is one of the newest fillers from Allergan, makers of Botox and Juvederm. Vollbella is one of the best fillers on the market for making the lips fuller while also diminishing the fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lips.

Lip Injections at Silk Touch - Boise

At Silk Touch, our expert injectors offer complimentary lip injection consultations. During your consultation they will go over your goals (its ok to bring a picture of the look your going for), will discuss your budget, as well as do a complete facial analysis to make sure they tailor their injection technique and placement to make sure your lips are symmetrical and complimentary to your face shape.

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Topics: Lip Enhancement

Cryolipolysis leads surge in body sculpting

Posted by Brian Kerr on Jun 11, 2018 10:14:00 PM
 

We thought this recent Article from Aesthetic Dermatology was interesting and wanted to share! What are your thoughts? 

Cryolipolysis leads surge in body sculpting

 

The increasing popularity of treatments such as cryolipolysis and deoxycholic acid (Kybella) led to a tripling in the number of body sculpting procedures during 2012-2017, according to a survey from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

A total of 434,000 body sculpting procedures were performed by ASDS members in 2017, compared with 146,000 in 2012, the ASDS reported based on data from 667 survey respondents, which were generalized to the society’s membership of over 6,400 physicians.

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Cryolipolysis represented the largest share of body sculpting treatments in 2017, with over 208,000 procedures performed – an increase of 77% over 2016. Radio-frequency procedures were next with almost 90,000 performed, followed by deoxycholic acid with 46,000 procedures, microfocused ultrasound with 32,000, and laser lipolysis with 25,000, the ASDS said.

“An increase in media coverage and in celebrities acknowledging their procedures are growing awareness among the general public and improving the comfort level of diverse audiences to explore treatments,” ASDS president Lisa Donofrio, MD, said in a written statement. The survey was conducted from Jan. 4 to Feb. 14, 2018.

Topics: body contouring

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

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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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We love being able to extend monthly specials on our favorite treatments! Check our specials page regularly to stay up-to-date on our skin, body & injectable specials.

 

 

Topics: sculptra, Anti Aging, injectable

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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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. 

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: microneedling, Acne, CO2 fractional laser, Scar Reduction

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