Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

5 Solutions for Sun Damaged Skin

Posted by Sara Barrett on Apr 28, 2016 11:43:00 AM

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Although you can’t turn back the clock and abstain from the sun in the past, you can erase some of the damage that was done. Professional skin care treatments can help remove the skin’s damaged outer layers to diminish sun spots and encourage the growth of new, healthy collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

1. Chemical peels. 

Chemical peel treatments are a good option for bringing new life to sun-damaged skin. These peels utilize various solutions and strengths for different treatment levels and results. At Silk Touch Med Spa, our medical aestheticians customize the chemical peel treatment for each client, along with planning a structured treatment regimen. Most light-to-medium peels will require at least 3-6 treatments over a three-month period to see the best results.
Chemical peelscan vary in strength, ranging from very minor solutions that require little to no downtime, to stronger peels that may require a few days to heal. Make sure to discuss any upcoming events or work restrictions with your aesthetician. 

 

2. Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial. 

IPL treatments have become very popular as a tool to erase sun spots and fine lines. An IPL photofacial uses a series of gentle light pulses that target the pigment present in sun spots, as well as other color irregularities. As the light travels through the layers of skin, heat from the light causes damage to the abnormally pigmented areas. This will kick-start the body’s natural healing process. The spot will either become darker and flake off, or it will be naturally absorbed by the body. IPL photofacials also stimulate collagen growth to reduce fine lines.
For the average client, three-to-five IPL photofacial treatments are required for best results, and most clients can be treated as frequently as every three weeks. Throughout the course of the treatment process, you can expect to see improved skin texture and a smoother, more even complexion.

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IPL Before and After. Sunspot Removal.

3. C02 Fractional laser. 

Dot Therapy skin before after1 300x232For a more aggressive treatment for sun damage, there are  C02 fractional laser procedures. A C02 treats sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines with the use of a laser beam that is split (fractionated) into thousands of microscopic beams of light energy. The pixilated light penetrates the dermis and generates enough heat to stimulate natural collagen production and new cell growth. In addition to reducing the appearance of sun damage, fractional lasers can also help treat acne scars, stretch marks and melasma.
Most clients will see results after one to two treatments.
To see if you are a candiate for C02 treatments - schedule a complimentary consultation

4. Pelleve Radiofrequency. 

Treatments that harness the power of radiofrequency waves are also very effective for helping remove sun spots, reduce wrinkles and tighten skin. A Pelleve radiofrequency treatment works by sending heat energy into the dermal layer of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Unlike lasers, Pelleve treatments rely on the absorption of radio waves and not light, which makes these services safe for all skin tones.
Pelleve is also great in combonation with IPL's for both skin tightening and sun spot reduction. This month get a free Pelleve Eye Treatment with a purchase of your IPL Series. Click here to learn more about this special offer
 

5. Products Containing Hydroquinone. 

Hydroquinone is a topical treatment used to lighten skin. It works by inhibiting the production of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that helps to produce melanin.
When used alone, hydroquinone treatments may not show visible results for several weeks. To see faster results and improve the effectiveness of this treatment, you can combine hydroquinone with a regimen of chemical peels and/or light-based procedures.
At Silk Touch we carry a wide range of products that can help improve the appearance of sun damaged Skin. We suggest scheduling a  Complimentary Skin Analysis to determine which customized product regimen will be most effective for you.

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Topics: Skin Care, Anti Aging, Sun Damage Treatments

Important Skin Cancer Facts (InfoGraphic)

Posted by Sara Barrett on May 21, 2015 5:37:50 PM

With the hot summer months ahead, there is alot to know about how to protect yourself from getting skin damage or worse skin cancer.

The skin care infographic below talks about skin cancer topics such as:

  • Skin cancer facts
  • Melanoma facts
  • Indoor tanning health concerns
  • People with the highest risk of getting skin cancer
  • Tips to prevent skin damage and skin cancer

The infographic also answers questions such as:

  • What is skin cancer?
  • What US states have the highest occurrence of melanomas of the skin?

 

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Topics: Sun Damage Treatments, sunscreen

Skin Care Boise! New Skin Care Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin!

Posted by Susan Kerr on Feb 14, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Sun Damaged Skin Gone!

SILK TOUCH Rx Medicated Skin Care, Boise You want amazing skin right?  We do too!  In 2010 I wanted to find a way to bring our clients the best ingredients possible. Having been in the skin care business for over 11 years, I was familiar with a lot of different brands of skin care products and I wanted nothing but the best for myself and our clients.  So, I flew to Denver with Tiffany, our head aesthetician, and we participated in a two-day conference where we were instructed by an industrial chemist who specializes in dermatology products and medical grade skin care systems.    

We were on a mission!  We wanted to know what the best ingredients were, why they worked and in what combination.  At Silk Touch Med Spa we have always tried to provide the very highest grade skin care products available;  Vivete by Allergan, Epionce, Revision, etc.

But now, we wanted the best of the best, and to show our confidence in the products we've chosen, we have put our own Silk Touch name on them.   Thus, Silk Touch Rx Medicated Skin Care was born.

Our heavy hitter is our Vitamin A product line.  Why?  Because we mix the Vitamin A right into the moisturizer at our Med Spa, thus giving you the highest potency and efficacy available.  You have to see the difference to believe it! 

Silk Touch Rx Skin Care BEFORE MM Silk Touch Rx Skin Care Products, Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise


 These BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS are of Mariah, our Medical Aesthetician who started using the Silk Touch Rx Vitamin A product because of sun damaged skin and texture issues.  The Before and After photos were taken using our Visia Digital Photo Analysis. 

 Skin Lightening Peel,before  Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise

 

 Silk Touch Lightening Peel,AFTER, Silk T ouch Med Spa, Boise resized 600

Another heavy hitter, is our  Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening Peel.  Melasma is very difficult to treat, but look at the photos above and see the amazing results!  

 

Our client above was terribly sunburned as a young girl and developed melasma. Unfortunately the photos were taken with different cameras and the lighting and coloring are quite different, but you can see in the 2nd photo her melasma has faded almost entirely.  She has no makeup on except for a little lip gloss.  

The melasma patient had done many procedures including Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and IPLtreatments with no success.  When we found the formulation for our skin lightening peel we called her up and said, "Let's do this for you free of charge!"  She had a few days of down time and had to use an at-home skin care system for a few weeks, but just a month later, Shazaam!  Look at her now!!!!!   Aren't her results amazing???

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Topics: Skin Care, Sun Damage Treatments

Intense Pulsed Light Treatments! Sunspots Be Gone!

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Jul 20, 2012 11:32:00 AM

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of my favorite treatments. Why? Because as an aging, sun-loving woman I am familiar with everything from sunspots to red skin and big pores - three conditions that IPL can help make disappear! IPL specifically targets pigments, the melanin in the brown sunspots and the hemoglobin in the redness of flushing and broken capillaries.

Sound too good to be true? Here is an example of the results we have received with this amazing technology:

ipl before after

Here are some of the most common questions we receive about IPL:

What areas can be treated?

We can treat any part of your body with sunspots, freckles and/or redness. The most popular areas for treatment are the face, chest, shoulders, arms and hands because they have suffered from the most sun exposure.

What does it feel like?

When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief stinging sensation. Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off.

Are IPL treatments safe?

An intense pulsed  light (IPL)  is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. In most cases, the lesion will darken before it flakes off or the body absorbs it. Treatment can be given as frequently as every three weeks.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

IPL treatments can be given as frequently as every three weeks.   For optimal results, a series of six treatments are recommended. If one goes out in the sun without proper sunscreen protection, new sun damage will occur.  Follow-up treatments may be desired once a year to maintain your fabulous results!

What can I expect during my treatment?

Treatments may vary from 15 to 35 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to a snap of a rubber band. After treatment, the gel is removed, the skin cleansed, and a sunscreen is applied. Topical anesthesia can be used for maximum comfort. For sensitive skin, a cool compress is applied following treatment.

What improvements will I see?

Patients have a high degree of satisfaction with their results. Expect to see a gradual decrease in redness, broken capillaries, flushing, irregular pigmentation, pore size, and fine lines. Your body will continue to produce collagen several months after your last treatment. Your skin will improve with each treatment feeling smoother and you will have a more even skin tone, regain elasticity and gain a more youthful look.

What is the cost?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are usually sold in packages of 3 to 6 treatments although one treatment can dramatically erase sun damage.  Prices can range from $50 and upward depending on the area to be treated and the number of treatments.

Still curious about IPL? Check out the video we put together and get a in-depth look at what goes on during a procedure: 

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Topics: Anti Aging, Sun Damage Treatments, IPL

Ant-aging: How to get younger looking hands.

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Jul 13, 2012 10:30:00 AM

We spend time and money trying to make the skin on our face look younger, but we often neglect the skin on our hands. Unfortunately, that's what tends to give away our age.

Like rings in a tree trunk - lines, creases, dark spots, and bulging veins on the back of your hands are the sneaky little tattletales that give away your age!

Dermatoligist Norma Narnins says that “hands are frequently exposed to sunlight and all it photoaging effects. While we would never consider exposing our face to sun without sun block , we often don’t remember to treat our hands the same way.”

In order to keep your hands looking at youthful as you feel, it is important to use a sunblock with with SPF15 or higher everyday, even if you think your hands will not be getting that much sun exposure. That means in the winter time too, ladies! Try and choose a moisturizer that contains SPF that way you are getting your daily sun protectant and your moisturizing all from one product.
Newbeauty.com recently shared a video where they interviewed Coral Gables, FL, dermatologist Flor Mayoral, MD, to find out how to get our hands back in tip-top shape with the use of treatments such as radio-frequency, injectables and topical products. Watch the video to see what she says.

We do all of the procedures mentioned in the above video and more. Depending on the condition of your hands there are several popular treatment options available.

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At Silk Touch Med Spa, we individualize each treatment using a combination of approaches to achieve the most observable results.

Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and (IPL) intense pulsed light therapy can be used seperatley or in combination with each other to remove sun spots, sun damage, and brown pigment.

Dr. Brian Kerr can fill also fill in the hands by using either the patients own fat (fat transfers) or dermal fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse and Artefill.

You can be on your way to youthful hands again by contacting us for a FREE consultation. It’s that easy!

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Topics: Anti Aging, Artefill, Hand Rejuvenation, Before and After Photos, Sun Damage Treatments, Fillers

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) in Boise- Get rid of sun damage!

Posted by Susan Kerr on Jun 13, 2011 10:26:00 AM

IPL treatments in Boise!   Get rid of sun damage, wrinkles and more!

In honor of Skin Cancer/Melanoma Awareness Month,The IPL or Intense Pulsed Light Treatment removes sun damage and wrinkles… but it has more benefits. A series of intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) dramatically erase:
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Tiny spider veins
  • Enlarged pores
  • Redness, flushing and Rosacea
  • Wrinkles around the eyes, lips and forehead
IPL treatments can stimulate collagen production and reduce redness and small veins on the face. There is minimal downtime with some peeling of sun spots a few days after treatment.Normal activity may be resumed immediately following treatment.  Avoid going out into the sun immediately after treatment and sun screen is a must!  Six treatments are recommended for the best results, but often just 2 or 3 treatments as in the BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS below....will do the trick!


IPL Treatment Cost
Intense pulsed light cost depends on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatments given.
The cost of the procedure can start at $75 on up depending on the size of the area treated and number of treatments given.

IPL Risks
Intense Pulsed Light Treatments are very safe.   IPL devices should be run by an experienced laser technician under the direction of a physician.  Side effects may include:  redness, dryness and flaking are common.  Sun spots and freckles may darken and flake off in a few days.    Pigment changes usually fade within a few days but can last longer. In rare instances, temporary swelling and/or blistering can occur.

Read what some of our clients are saying about the IPL Treatment:

Tiffany, I want to thank you for all your help. For the first time in years I feel comfortable showing my arms…and my face look great. Thanks for being honest and professional.
Yours Truly, Miriam
12.23.09

“I have now, at age 60, the best skin of my life since I’ve been coming to Silk Touch Med Spa and seeing Tiffany who helped develop a treatment plan for me. I am so thrilled because when I was a teen, my face was a field of pimples. It was awful for many years and left scars, mainly on my cheeks. So far, I’ve had  two IPLs (intense pulsed light)  and 2 chemical peels and what a difference they have made! I can go without makeup for the first time in my life because I have no pimples, scars, blotches, brown spots, etc. that I’d ordinarily have to cover up. Friends and even people I don’t know remark at how good my skin looks. I’m often told I don’t look at all my age. The treatments have given me a very youthful glow, smooth, even skin tone, skin tightening (a real plus) and kept wrinkles at bay. I am so thrilled. Thank you Tiffany and Silk Touch. I look better now than I ever have, truly. ”
Karen K.
10.10.09
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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Before and After photos, videos- Click HERE!!!

Topics: Before and After Photos, Sun Damage Treatments, IPL

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