Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Smartlipo When Exercise Is Not Enough

Posted by Brian Kerr on Nov 23, 2015 4:41:40 PM

Smartlipo when Excercise Is Not Enough

Smart Lipo When Exercise Is Not Enough

Smart Lipo removes stubborn pockets of fat without the intense recovery period of traditional liposuction treatment. Smart Lipo is also unique in that it firms loose skin while it removes fat. The entire procedure only takes a couple of hours and is performed in our relaxing office environment.

While individual results vary, most patients report minimal pain after Smart Lipo treatment. Recovery is relatively quick and results are almost immediately visible!


Smart Lipo uses a thin laser fiber, inserted into a tiny incision, to melt away unwanted fat deposits. Local anesthesia is used to add to your comfort, allowing several areas to be treated at one time. Clients are often back on their feet within a day or two and many may return to work the very next day.

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Topics: liposuction

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Neck

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 10, 2015 1:20:36 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, a medical aesthetician here at Silk Touch came to us with concerns about her jowl area - 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.

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

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

4 Botox Myths BUSTED!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 29, 2015 1:47:05 PM

Botox is still one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. However, there are still some pretty big misconceptions and myths about Botox out there. 

We're here to spread some truth on some of these 4 common myths.

Myth 1: If you stop getting Botox, your wrinkles will get worse.


Nope - they won't get worse but they will return to the state they were originally.  If you choose to stop Botox treatments completely, the regular development of wrinkles will continue. But no, Botox will not make your wrinkles worse. 

Myth 2: Botox is only used to treat wrinkles


This is probably the biggest misconception about Botox. Botox is FDA approved for many medical conditions including: pain relief for Migraines, TMJ and to stop excessive sweating. 

See more suprising Botox uses here.

Myth 3: You can get Botox at any age


While there are no age limits for Botox (we even treat patients 65+), you can be too young to get Botox. While the minimum age is 18 and many patients like to start treatments before they even have wrinkles for preventative reasons, we suggest that patients wait till they are in their early 20s to start preventative treatments. Waiting a few years won't cause any irreversable damage.

Read more about preventative Botox treatments.

Myth 4: Botox is only for Women


Absolutely not! They don't call it "Bro-Tox" for nothing! Studies show that men are getting cosmetic treatments like Botox and fillers more and more each year. We see all ages of men for Botox treatments. Wrinkles can sometimes make men appear angry, in addtion to looking older. Getting Botox can soften up a persons look to just give them a more approachable appearance - which can help men personally and proffessionaly. 

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Topics: Botox

How To Get Rid of Breast Veins

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 22, 2015 11:17:21 AM


Breast veins are common in most women. But what do you do when breast veins become darker and bothersome? If you're unhappy about your breast veins there is an easy solution.

What causes breast veins? Blue veins on chest.

Blue veins on your chest can be caused for a number reason. They can begin when a woman is quite young, especially if she has a genetic predisposition to veinier skin. They can develop during and after pregnancy. They also commonly appear after breast implants or reconstructive surgery. Another reason is age. Age may simply deposit them there, along with broken capillaries and spider veins.


Treatment for Breast Veins

At Silk Touch, Dr. Brian Kerr treats most breat veins with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is quick and pain-free, a simple fine needle injected into the veins in question, delivering a solution that treats and safely closes off veins doctor knows to be safe to eliminate for your circulation, and the blue lines are reduced or eliminated, safely absorbed into the body.


Schelorotherapy performed on breast veins may require several injections, and at times several appointments for multiple treatments, depending on how dramatic your breast vein appearance is, and Dr. Kerr or our PA Autumn Heuman will assess your breast vein issues to create a treatment plan to restore your breasts’ best look.

To find out if you are a candidate for this treatment - schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerr or our PA Autumn. We offer free consultations for breast veins

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The First Filler To Last 5 Years

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Injectables and dermal fillers continue to gain popularity each year. Treatments are extremely effective and involve minimal downtime, making them the go-to non-surgical treatment for volume loss and wrinkle reduction.  Earlier this year, Juvederm Voluma broke into the market for mid-face volume with results lasting up to two years. Which at the time was longer than any other injectable on the market.

Earlier this month Sunveva announced that BellaFill is now the only FDA approved dermal filler effective for up to 5 years. The study is the largest and longest dermal filler study ever conducted. It involved 1000 patients across the US. At the 5 year mark, no serious adverse events were reported and 83% of patient treated with BellaFill were still “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with their results.


BellaFill works by replacing volume loss in the skin – either due to aging or even acne scarring.  Just this year BellaFill was FDA approved in the treatment for acne scars and has become a favorite of both physcian’s and patients.

The collagen in the product adds immediate volume while the microspheres remain in place – which increases the production of your own natural collagen. BellaFill is the longest lasting filler on the market – and unlike most dermal fillers, the results only continue to improve with time. 

To learn more about what Bellafill can do for you, visit our Bellafill page or schedule a free consultation. 

Topics: injectable, BellaFill

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!

male breast reduction before and after


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

The Most Wrinkle Prone States

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM


Where you live can help determine how prone your skin is to wrinkles. Where does your home state rank?

In order to determine the states in which residents are most prone to damage caused by lifestyle, occupational and environmental factors, RoC Skincare partnered with independent research firm Sperling’s Best Places to release the second annual Wrinkle Ranking.

The study performed a state-by-state assessment, which included examining the following factors:

  • UV exposure;
  • Geographical elevation;
  • Daily commute times;
  • Stress levels; and
  • Ozone pollution.

The top five factors contributing to wrinkles in each state are highlighted in the infographic below. 


Each state was given a Wrinkle Index, measuring their vulnerability to skin damage and premature aging. Check out your states ranking in the infographic here: (CLICK TO MAKE LARGER)


Good news fellow Idahoan's - Idaho is ranked #44 in the most wrinkle prone states. Here's to keeping our youthful looks longer!

Source: (Original Article):

Topics: Anti Aging, Wrinkle Fillers

Ankle Liposuction with Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo | Boise

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 28, 2015 12:08:05 PM


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! 

Smartlipo, Vaser, ankle liposuction, Dr. Brian Kerr, Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise

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

Dr. Brian Kerr is an artist and a physician.  He uses his artistic eye to sculpt away unwanted fat.  He does more liposuction procedures than anyone in the state.  Feel free to schedule a Free Consultation.    208.939.3110


Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Smartlipo Ankles

16th Anniversary Event - RSVP HERE

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 8, 2015 9:31:11 AM

Join us for our 16th Anniversary Event 9/24. RSVP for a free gift. Over 10k in prize giveaways at the event!





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How To Get Rid of a Double Chin

Posted by Brian Kerr on Aug 24, 2015 3:08:40 PM


Question: I have a “double-chin” no matter how much I workout. What’s a safe way to get rid of this? 

There are minimally-invasive options such as Laser Assisted Liposuction “Smartlipo”.  This type of liposuction involves fewer complications and scars, and it avoids the dangers of general anesthesia. A miniscule cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin. The laser’s high energy liquefies the fat cells, which are suctioned out of the area.  

The power of the laser also stimulates the skin and promotes new collagen growth for firmer skin. SmartLipo results in minimal recovery time and less pain and bruising, allowing you to put a fresh face forward with your amazing results!

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See more before and after pictures.

Skin Tightening

 If your problem is more skin elasticity (loose skin on the neck) than it is fat, In addition to Smartlipo, Venus Freeze treatments help tighten the skin and tone the neck. Venus Freeze is a non-invasive painless skin tightening treatment.


It’s still important to eat healthy and take care of the neck even after liposuction. Here is a quick workout you can do to help sculpt the neck even more.

This question was featured in our bi-weekly segment in the Idaho Statesman "Healthy Advice". Look for it every other Thursday in the lifestyle section.

Topics: smartlipo, Healthy Advice

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