Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Can You Get Liposuction on Your Knees?

Posted by Stephanie Cook (Patient Care Coordinator) on Jan 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever looked down and wished you had thinner knees - we can help! Some people due to genetics have the tendency to hold onto fat around the knee area. Liposuction of the knees can reduce extra fat and sculpt the knees to proportinally match your natural leg shape. Dr. Kerr of Silk Touch is one of only a few Doctors in the world that will work on knees. So if you’re looking for thinner knees- you’ve definitely found the right place with Dr. Kerr and Silk Touch Med Spa.

Who is a candiate? 

Not everyone who thinks their knees are “fatty” is necessarily candidate for liposuction on the knees. As these are a difficult area, we request clients to come in for a consultation or to send photos first for evaluation. See the before and after photo below as an example for a Knee lipo candidate:

What is the procedure like? 

After your intial consultation, you will come in for a pre-op with Dr. Kerr several days before your procedure. We will go over pre/post op insturctions as well as medications and any new questions you might have. The actual procedure is usually done in about three hours. After the procedure, compression socks will have to worn for two weeks. Lower legs can often take longer to heal since they are gravity dependant and the furthest from the heart. Dr. Kerr tells his liposuction patients that they will feel 80% at the end of week one and 90% at the end of week two, add two weeks healing time on to lower legs.

Skin Tightening & Knee Lipo

As with any liposuction procedure you will get some skin tightening and you will in the knee area as well. The body’s injury response due to the removal of fat will kick in and collagen and elastin will be produced to repair the injury. Holding the tissues under compression will tell the body this is the shape we want you to come back to. How much tightening varies from patient to patient and factors such as age and stretch marks can play a role in how well skin retracts back. If skin laxity is an issue there are other procedures that we can incorporate with liposuction such as our new Thermitight or PDO Threads to promote more skin tightening.

The best way to find out if your knees are good candidates for this procedure is to book a complimentary consultation at Silk Touch Med Spa.

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Topics: liposuction, Smartlipo Knees, thermitight

Will I get Tighter Skin with Liposuction?

Posted by Stephanie Cook (Patient Care Coordinator) on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

One of the most common questions asked by patients during a liposuction consult is: What happens to my skin when you take out the fat?

Will the skin get tighter after liposuction alone? The short answer - yes - you will get some retraction or tightening of the skin once the volume of fat is removed. How much depends on a couple of factors..

Skin Tightening From Liposuction 

First is of course age, as we get older our skin loses a lot of the elasticity and thickness that it has when we are younger.   Secondly is stretch marks, we call that skin compromised. It has been stretched so far that it has lost most of the elasticity and when we take the volume out that skin may become more lax. Think of a balloon that is blown up really big and then the air starts to leak. The crinkling that happens when the balloon loses air may happen in the area where there are a lot of stretch marks after liposuction.

Some tightening occurs after liposuction because we have created an injury and the body’s natural response is going to be to repair that injury. The body will build collagen and elastin to do that.

The reason that we use compression after liposuction is to tell the body that this is the shape we want you to come back to. It allows for the adhering down of the skin to the new collagen and elastin being produced and that is where we get some skin tightening.

What If I Want Skin Tightening with My Lipo?

Until recently, the only for additional skin tightening with lipo was with Venus Freeze non-invasive skin tightening sessions following your lipo treatment. While this is a great option with impressive results - some patients need more skin tightening than Venus can offer, or want to tigthen the skin during the same procedure as their lipo. One & down! Now, with our new ThermiTight RF skin tightening treatment - we can easily add skin tightening to any area during your lipo procedure. 

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Topics: liposuction, skin tightening, thermitight

New Services Now Available!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 12, 2016 3:36:23 PM

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New Services at Silk Touch Med Spa

We are excited to kick off 2016 by bringing on some new services for our clients

Here’s the scoop on What’s New at Silk Touch!

ThermiTight

ThermiTight is the first aesthetic skin tightening procedure that delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging and skin laxity.
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It’s great for tightening problem areas of the face, neck, abdomen and thighs. ThermiTight is a micro-invasive procedure with quick downtime when done as a stand-alone procedure. Thermitight can also be performed as an add-on to a lipo procedure. Combine Thermitight & liposuction for fat loss and skin tightening in one treatment.

Neck Lipo & ThermiTight Package for $2000 OFF this month!

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ThermiVA

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ThermiVa female rejuvenation is another one of our new Thermi services – and we could not be more excited to bring on this revolutionary treatment. You may have seen this featured on Dr. OZ or the Today show recently - ThermiVA uses radio frequency for non-surgical female rejuvenation. The treatments are comfortable, painless and the results are immediate. ThermiVA can help with a wide range of medical issues, including urinary incontinence.

Read more about the symptoms ThermiVA treats here…

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KyBella 

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KyBella is the first FDA approved injectable for the treatment of under-the-chin fat. That’s right, injectable! This injectable Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid – a substance that naturally occurs in your body. This substance, when synthesized, is used to break down and absorb dietary fat. 

Not everyone is candidate for Kyebella. For some Neck Smartlipo or a combontation of Smartlipo & ThermiTight may be the most effective treatment route.. We suggest scheduling a free consultation.

Learn more about Kybella and see before and after pictures.

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SculpSure - Now available!!!

SculpSure NonSurgical Fat Loss

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At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise, our latest addition to our laser treatments is SculpSure™. It is a non-invasive and easy way to melt the fat within your tissues so your body naturally removes it. 

With SculpSure you can achieve up to 25% reduction in fat after just one treatment.

What is SculpSure™?

SculpSure™ is a hyperthermic laser fat removal system that works by directing laser energy into your treated areas. This laser energy heats the fat cells and surrounding tissues, thereby agitating the fat which causes them to release from your tissues. Then, your body naturally removes the fat cells over the next 12 weeks. Results improve over time and take up to 12 weeks for full results.

Learn more about SculpSure and see before and after pictures >

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Topics: liposuction, ThermiVA, thermitight

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