Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

How To Choose Between Liposuction and Non Invasive Fat Reduction

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 14, 2016 5:31:00 PM

Every week it seems there is something new in the world of aesthetic medicine, and in all honesty it can be hard for people to keep up! There are so many options these days - especially for body procedures! So when it comes to waging the war on fat - what is really the best option? How and who is going to benefit the most from a certain procedure/treatment really depends on the patient and the outcome they are hoping to achieve.

If Your Looking For Body Contouring or Fat Loss

If someone really wants to change the shape and contour of their body liposuction still reigns supreme. In fact in 2015 it was the most requested cosmetic procedure according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This minimally invasive procedure breaks down and removes fat immediately from the body and results are often pretty dramatic. It can make someone look like they lost 10-15 pounds. Downside is that you will have to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks and healing does take time.

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If you have small problem areas or can't those stubborn final few pounds. 

So what kind of patient would benefit from the new non-invasive fat reduction procedures? The best results come from those patients who have small targeted areas of fat accumulation (think those last "5lbs" that wont budge from your tummy or loves), or those who are adamantly opposed to doing anything invasive. Non-invasive options like our Sculpsure device uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells in a multiple quick sessions.  Once destroyed they are carried away through the body’s lymphatic system. You won’t get the immediate WOW results like you will with liposuction; it can take up to 12 weeks for the 25% reduction results to be seen. Upside is that can you have the procedure and go back to work that day. No compression garment is needed.

The best rule of thumb is to decide what you want, what you’re willing to undergo and be honest in what results you want to achieve! Then educate yourself on each procedure by asking the experts who perform these on a daily basis. Knowledge is the power that will allow you to make an informed decision that is right for you.

Curious which body contouring procedure is right for you? Let us help! At Silk Touch, we offer a wide array of body contouring procedures: liposuction, non-invasive, as well as skin tightening. Everybody and every body is different - what worked for a friend isn't always what will work for you!  During your initial consultation we can go over your goals and concerns and can recommend the best treatment for optimal results. 

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Topics: liposuction, SculpSure, body contouring

Coolsculpting vs. SculpSure - Patient Testimonial

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jun 27, 2016 12:34:03 PM

One of the most frequent questions we get asked about our new Sculpsure Fat Removal treatment is "Is SculpSure any different than Coolsculpting?"  The answer - yes and no.  Sculpsure and Coolsculpting are similar as they are both non-surgical alternative for fat reduction. But other than that they are completely different. As opposed to CoolScupting® that utilizes freezing technology, SculpSure™ treatments uses heat. Plus, unlike CoolScupting® the heat from the Sculpsure treatments encourage collagen production in your treated areas - which promotes tissue growth. 

But one of the biggest difference in the SculpSure treatment is the actual treatment experience. Sculpsure is more comfortable, and takes less time. Watch as a Sculpsure patient in LA share's her experience with Sculpsure after also having Coolsculpting in the past. 

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Topics: Weight Loss, SculpSure

SculpSure vs CoolSculpting. Which one is best?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 18, 2016 12:18:25 PM


CoolSculpting® vs SculpSure™


If you've made the decision that you want to be free from excess fat, you may be wondering which treatment is the best option. At Silk Touch Med Spa Dr. Brian Kerr offers a variety of fat removal procedures, each with its own benefits depending upon the patient. 

If you're interested in non-surgical fat loss options, you may be wondering which would be better for you: SculpSure™ or CoolSculpting®.

We are  proud to now offer SculpSure™ treatments and can help to explain why SculpSure™ may be a more effective procedure than CoolSculpting®. 

What is SculpSure™?

As opposed to CoolScupting® that utilizes cooling technology, SculpSure™ treatments uses heat. Treatments are delivered by a laser system that heats your fat cells. The laser heat and emulsifies the fat cells, essentially melting them. Once the fat cells are melted, they are naturally vacated by your body. Plus, unlike CoolScupting® the heat from the Sculpsure treatments encourage collagen production in your treated areas - which promotes tissue growth. This means that not only will your treated area be thinner - the skin will look more youthful, too!

Here are some other facts and benefits about SculpSure™:

  • Up to 4 areas can be treated at the same time
  • Treatments take 25 minutes, rather than 1 hour like CoolSculpting®
  • SculpSure™ requires one treatment
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • FDA-approved

What is CoolSculpting®?

During a CoolSculpting® procedure, a practitioner would utilize a device that would freeze your targeted fat cells. The frozen fat cells eventually die and are naturally removed by your body. The treatments while non-invasive have been reported by some patients as rather painful. Here are some other facts about CoolSculpting®: 

  • Only one area can be targeted per treatment
  • Treatments take about one hour
  • Most treated areas need 2-4 treatments in order to maximize results
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • FDA-approved

Why We Offer SculpSure™ Over CoolSculpting®

At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise, we do not offer treatments with CoolSculpting®. We want to provide the best-available products and technology to our patients, while saving you money, time, and maximizing your results. Because SculpSure™ requires only one treatment per area and requires half the time as CoolSculpting®, it saves our patients time and makes their fat loss more efficient. 

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Topics: liposuction, Weight Loss, SculpSure