Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Transformation Tuesday: Male Breast Reduction

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 7, 2017 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. 

male breast reduction before and after

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!

male breast reduction before and after

 

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Male Breast Reduction

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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smartlipo beforeandafter neck

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

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!

ankle lipo before and after pics

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

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: Non-surgical Nose Job

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jul 2, 2014 12:12:00 PM
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Patient Testimonial: 

After a rhinoplasty surgery with a premier plastic surgeon in California 10 years ago, I had to have a revision due to complications of tissue atrophy on the bridge of my nose. A second surgery a year later helped but didn’t completely solve the problem, so I just lived with a noticeable dent on the bridge of my nose. A few months ago, I happened across a Before/After photo on Silk Touch Med Spa’s website of a nose job revision using liquid fillers. I hadn’t even known that was possible!

At a single appointment and at a fraction of the cost, Dr. Kerr used Voluma (one of a few fillers available for this procedure, but the best option for me) to sculpt the deficit on the bridge of my nose. I could not be any happier with my results; it’s perfect. Thank you Dr. Kerr and staff! I only wish I had known about this years ago!

About The Treatment:

Traditional Rhinoplasty can be quite expensive. On top of that, it might involve numerous revisions and it requires a long recovery period – during which your face is screaming to the world “I just had a nose job!!!”

Dermal fillers have changed the cosmetic surgery playing field.  Often you can correct a nose for less in no time by just injecting temporary fillers. If you want something more permanent, Artefill is the only long lasting filler-- lasting 5 years or more.   Forget the anesthesia, the packing and the sutures – instead the only tools needed are a syringe and dermal fillers. A lot less gruesome than anything you see on Nip-Tuck. 

Topics: Transformation Tuesday, Non-surgical Nose Job

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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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Male Chest and Abdomen

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 25, 2014 8:50:00 AM

This patient came to use wanting help in getting rid of the unwanted fat on his chest and abdomen. As men age and testosterone naturally decreases, it is increasingly harder to lose weight in the midsection.

The treatment:

Dr. Kerr used a combination of Smartlipo and Vaser liposuction to remove unwanted fat and sculpt the chest and abdomen to look proportionate to his physique.

Dr. Kerr was able to reduce fat the appearance of gynecomastia (the appearance of enlarged breast on men) using Smartlipo and Vaser.

This patient felt stuck at there current weight. This procedure left him with a more sculpted, well-defined manly physique. This male chest lipo procedure reduces fat and tightens skin leaving a more defined look. By helping this patient get to his goal weight, he is now able to continue to workout and tone his new body! Downtime was about 2 days and the patient was back to work. 

smartlipo chest male before and after

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday: Getting Rid of Melasma

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 18, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Getting Rid of Melasma

Patient Background:

This client 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 MicrodermabrasionChemical Peels, and IPL treatments with no success. 

Treatment:

We thought we were never going to find the right treatment to help this patient – until we found the formulation for our skin lightening peel. We called her up and said, “We think we finally found something to help you, let us 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??? 

melasama before and after

melasma before and after peel

Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening System is a superficial chemical peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyper-pigmented skin. This facial peel is designed to eliminate sun damaged skin and melasma. This peel involves a medicated masque and an at-home skin care regimen. Downtime is a little greater (up to 7 days) but the results are amazing!!!

There is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application of the opaque creme masque, and typically, the irritation level on the following days is more like a sunburn.

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Chemical Peels, Melasma

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Knees

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 11, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Transformation Tuesday:  Smartlipo Knees

Patient Background:

This woman came to us with extra fat around her knees that had bothered her for as long as she could remember – spending summers constantly hiding her knees. And unfortunately, no matter how many lunges one does, fat and saggy skin around the knees can be persistent. 

Treatment:

Dr. Kerr used Smartlipo to sculpt the knees,. After removing the fat using Smartlipo (Smart Lipo) laser liposuction, her knees look like those of a younger woman. Smartlipo uses a laser to melt the fat and the fat is suctioned out.  This procedure took about an hour to perform. Dr. Kerr used awake anesthesia and the patient was able to get up from the procedure and walk out of the office with no problem. Recovery time was minimal and she was thrilled with the results. 

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

Transformation Tuesday: Earlobe Repair by Dr. Brian Kerr

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 4, 2014 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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Topics: Transformation Tuesday, Earlobe Repair