Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Lip Enhancement Before and After - Melissa Hawker RN

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 2, 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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Topics: Before and After Photos, Lip Enhancement

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Neck

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 9, 2017 1:20:00 PM

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 Every Tuesday we share with you some of our favorite patient stories and transformations. The blogs feature treatments such as dermal fillers and injectables, to Smartlipo cases and even success stories from our skin care patients.

Through this series, we hope to give you a glimpse into the treatments and patients that make our practice unique. It’s our belief that medical aesthetic providers should be evaluated by their experience and treatment results, not by who has the lowest price.  Here you will only find real people, with real results.

*All patients featured in our series have given full consent to use their stories/photos.

Patient: Female – Boise, ID

Treatment: Smartlipo Neck

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This Transformation Tuesday highlights our Smartlipo Neck procedures. In this case, she wanted a tighter, more defined jaw line - a very common concern of both women and men. As we age, gravity takes it toll and the volume we once enjoyed in other areas of our face migrates down to the jowl area.

Smartlipo of the neck is a quick in-office procedure, with minimum downtime.  Brusing is very slight, and most people return to work within days of the treatment.

 

She is thrilled with her results! What do you think?

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Smartlipo Neck

Ankle Liposuction with Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo | Boise

Posted by Sara Barrett on May 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Ankle Liposuction- Cankles be gone!

Cankles can be very stubborn areas of the body to treat.  A person can be very fit, having no fat on other parts of their body....they just tend to hold on to fat around their ankles.   This may be due to heredity.  Dr. Kerr treated a client who actually had an amazing body....but just couldn't get rid of her cankles.  She could get her body fat down to 10%, but her cankles still hung around! 

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Dr. Kerr sculpted the ankles so that they would match the rest of her body! Here are her amazing Before and After Photos- Ankle lipo, Boise 


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New Beauty Magazine published an article June 13, 2011 on "The Cause and Cure for Ankles".   Here is an excerpt....

What are cankles? Cankles are fatty deposits that appear at the bottom of the where the leg and ankle meet. Instead of the leg tapering into a slim ankle, it continues in diameter, and there’s little distinction between where the leg ends and the ankle starts.

What causes them? When fat cells in the ankle area become engorged, there’s little room for them to expand, causing the ankles to appear swollen and fat, also known as cankles. But fat is not always the cause of them; muscle, edema, or swelling can all contribute. Genetic makeup also plays a role in fat that accumulates toward the lower end of the leg. Other cankle-causing factors include pregnancy (a lot of water is retained in the lower legs, ankles and feet), inflammation of the lymphatic system and kidney problems.

How do you fix them? Cankles can be treated surgically with liposuction in the inner and outer portion of the ankle. Although it’s a rare area to treat, it’s also a tricky one because of the amount of nerves that live at the base of the leg. The recovery is pretty lengthy due to the amount of time it takes for swelling to subside—like the knees, the ankles are far away from the heart, so it takes longer for the blood to recirculate, and the area tends to stay swollen longer.-- End of Article

 

 

 

   

Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Smartlipo Ankles

Kybella Injection for Double Chin - StyleSpyGirl

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 28, 2016 1:53:42 PM

StyleSpyGirl is back at SIlk Touch Med Spa for her next episode of our investigative beauty series. She tried the new FDA approved injectable treatment for doubel chins - Kybella! Kybella is the first treatment of it's kind - melting away fat without out any surgery or downtime. Treatments take only 15 minutes and only 2-3 treatments are needed for optimal results.

 

IIn this video, learn what to expect before and during your first Kybella treatment.  Watch Autumn Heuman PA, our injection specialist at Silk Touch Med Spa perform Kybella injections on Fashion and Lifestyle blogger - StyleSpyGirl. What did she think about the treatment? Watch and see! To follow her results - make sure you subscribe to our blog. Or follow us on Facebook.

Make sure to head on over to StyleSpyGirl's blog -->>> http://stylespygirl.com/

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Topics: Before and After Photos, StyleSpyGirl, Double Chin, Kybella

Transformation Tuesday: Male Breast Reduction

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 13, 2015 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

Transformation Tuesday: Traveling Overseas for Smartlipo

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 18, 2015 12:15:00 PM

This Transformation Tuesday features a client, Fanny, who visited us all the way from Denmark! She visited our facility for ankle/calf liposuction, a popular procedure for many of our out-of-state and international clients.

Fanny wrote a blog for us, so we want to share her Transformation in her owns words! Enjoy!

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BEFORE

My Experience:

I have now successfully gone from heavy, chubby ankles and calves to average/slim ones. I have wanted to do this for at least 8 years, since having cankles have made me way too self-conscious about my looks. I was always embarrassed about showing my legs, which you cannot avoid during the summer period. You are pretty far out, if you hate an entire (otherwise lovely) season just because of some misplaced body fat, which I literally did. I have always been told by my mom to love my self just the way I am, and TRUST me; I have really tried to accept my cankles and be self-confident about showing my legs. But I just could not stop feeling embarrassed about them, avoiding a lot of clothes and specific positions. Therefore, even though the healing is tough, I am now absolutely thrilled to be rid of them!!

Overall I would say, girls, if you are in doubt about having this procedure done, really try to work on your mind before doing this. We can always find minor flaws about ourselves, and cosmetic procedures can easily become a slippery slope towards obsession with unrealistic perfection. With that said, if you are 100% sure that you cannot accept your cankles, I am so glad to tell you that you can now actually have them removed!! :D 

I am from Denmark and there I have found no doctors who had experience with lipo on the lower legs. I could not find a good doctor to do this in other European countries either, except for the UK, but he was both rude and impatient with me and the cost of the procedure alone was the same as all my expenses in the US. I googled before and after pictures of liposuction on the lower legs and found amazing pictures done at Silk Touch Med Spa, Idaho, and would be glad just to get half of that result. So I wrote to their patient coordinator Donna, who answered all my many questions and arranged for me to come there, booking the hotel, ordering my meds and stockings and was really cool about the payment process.

I took the big step and went on the long trip from Denmark to the states, and Dr. Kerr, his wife Susie and their sweet family have just been absolutely wonderful to me!! They were so caring, including and loving that I felt like I was being taken care of by my own family! This was absolutely vital for me, as I initially felt confused, alone and scared. If you want this procedure done and you are up for the trip, go to Dr. Kerr. He has made my lower legs look slim, even and beautifully shaped and the care was more than first class.

MY AFTER PICTURES

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Smartlipo Ankles

Fix Under Eye Circles with BellaFill®

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 11, 2015 2:35:53 PM

It seems easy to find tricks and tips for combating under-eye puffiness, but we know that some of you suffer from another issue: eyes that look sunken and hollow, especially for those who have more slender faces. However, there is help for those who may be genetically predisposed to hollow eyes or have lost soft tissue and bone density, which can make the eyes appear sunken. 

Fix it with BellaFill:

At the first signs of hollowing, using a filler such as hyaluronic acid or fat can help to fill in the spots that appear in the tear troughs. Fillers like Bellafill (previously named ArteFill)  are extremely effective in filling deficient areas under the eyes when it is injected deep into the tissue. BellaFill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in BellaFill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results. 

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With BellaFill injections:

  • treatments improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time.
  • has an excellent safety profile.
  • provides immediate results for wrinkle correction allowing you to return to your normal daily activities

BellaFill permanency requires precision skill in placement to assure patients get the results they want that look and feel completely natural. Dr.Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa and Laser Center of Boise has achieved the Diamond Elite status as providers of BellaFill. Diamond Elite signifies top providers in the nation. Only experienced injectors are invited to use BellaFill as it is significantly longer lasting than other fillers on the market, some results have lasted more than 5 years! 

You deserve to look as young as you feel. If you are ready to fix your dark under eye problems for good, give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule a FREE consultation.  

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Dr. Kerr and Silk Touch have been named a National Training Facility by Suneva, the makers of BellaFill.  If you are a physician or nurse interested in learning advanced injectable techniques, please contact our office.  Training available 5 days a week.  208-939-3110. 

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Topics: Anti Aging, Before and After Photos, BellaFill

Does Preventative Botox Really Work?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 14, 2014 10:03:00 AM
When is the right time to start using Botox? Botox is one of our most popular nonsurgical treatments that smoothes facial lines and wrinkles to reduce the signs of aging. For those hoping to stop wrinkles before they start, preventative Botox is an increasingly popular treatment to consider.

Botox is an injection that relaxes muscles just enough to smooth wrinkles that appear on the forehead and at the corners of the eyes (“crows feet”). Other nonsurgical approaches like wearing sunscreen and using anti-aging skin care products can help slow the hands of time at a topical level, while Botox is a deeper, more noticeable solution with natural looking results.

Some are wary of preventative Botox because their lines are minimal or nonexistent, but beginning treatments at an earlier age can relax muscles and prevent lines from deepening. Take a look at this recent study below.

A STUDY IN WRINKLE PREVENTION

BotoxPreventionThe fore-mentioned study followed identical twin sisters for 13 years. One twin received BOTOX in the forehead, and in the region above the nose and between the eyebrows (approximately 2 to 3 times each year over the past 13 years) and in the crow’s feet (twice in past 2 years). Her twin received BOTOX only twice (in the forehead, and in the region above the nose and between the eyebrows, 3 and 7 years ago).

RESULTS

Imprinted forehead lines and lines between the eyebrows were not evident in the regularly treated twin but were evident in the minimally treated twin. Crow’s feet were less noticeable when the regularly treated twin smiled (even at 7 months after treatment) than when the minimally treated twin smiled. Untreated facial areas (eg, nasolabial folds) showed comparable aging in both twins. Neither twin experienced adverse effects.

CONCLUSIONS

“Long-term treatment with BOTOX can prevent the development of imprinted facial lines that are visible at rest. BOTOX treatment can also reduce crow’s feet. Treatment is well tolerated, with no adverse events reported during 13 years of regular treatment in this study.”1

How much Botox do you need for “preventative reasons?”

If you’re getting Botox treatments for preventative reasons it’s more individual dependent. Botox works by blocking muscle movement. To relax someone’s muscle takes the same amount at age 20 or age 50. Dosages would not change with age; it  would just be more dependent on what worked best for each individual. A free consultation will give you a much clearer idea of the amount of units that will be right for you.

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Transformation Tuesday: Lip Enhancement

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 4, 2014 1:25:00 PM

Transformation Tuesday: Lip Enhancement

Research suggests that full lips may have as much to do with a woman's perceived age as the appearance of wrinkles.

While lips do thin as we age, sometimes people naturally have thin or un-proportioned lips. This patient came to us wanting a fuller pout, and wanted to increase the volume in her upper lip. Before picture is shown below.

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She was nervous, as most first time patients are, about what her lips were going to look like after the treatment.  She stressed that she wanted her lips to look natural, not something people would look at and immediately know she had work done. At Silk Touch, we are all about natural, subtle, realistic results! Especially when it comes to lips!

The treatment:

Dr. Kerr used the filler Juvederm XC to inject both the bottom and upper lip.  The lips are now not only proportionate to her face shape, but they are proportionate to one another – the bottom lip should always be fuller than the top.  This treatment takes less than 30 minutes,  and most people have little to no bruising that fades with in a matter of days.

Lip Ehancement Before and After Boise

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Injection Tip: Avoid Asprin and other blood thinners at least 3 days prior to your injectable appointment. This decreases the chances of bruising!

The patient was thrilled with her results! What do you think? Please share questions and comments below!

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo for Thighs

Posted by Sara Barrett on Apr 22, 2014 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 a combination of Smartlipo and Vaser liposuction to sculpt 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. 

 

Smartlipo for the 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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