Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Sculpsure Treatments In Boise, Idaho. Now Available At Silk Touch Med Spa!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 2, 2016 2:09:43 PM

 

Silk Touch Med Spa is the first in Idaho to offer SculpSure™ – the world’s first FDA-approved treatment for non-invasive, fast and easy fat reduction

Sculpsure is the the latest addition to our laser treatments. 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. 25% in just 25 minutes!

What is SculpSure™?

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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. Over the next 12 weeks your body naturally removes the fat cells.

Why Choose SculpSure™?

Sculpsure is the latest technology in non invasive fat loss. Unlike other non surgical fat loss treatments that “freeze the fat” Sculpsure uses heat! It’s not painful like other procedures and only requires one session.

Sculpsure Benefits

  • FDA-approved
  • 25% Fat Reduction with One Treatment
  • Highly effective, quick treatments. Just 25 minutes!
  • Optimal results within 6-12 weeks after 1st treament
  • Can be used on the love handles, abdomen, upper arms, and thighs
  • Completely non-surgical and non-invasive. No anesthesia
  • Painless – most patients describe the treatments as feeling like a warming sensation.
  • Only requires one treatment (for larger areas and those wanting more than 25% reduction multiple treatments will be required)
  • No downtime; can return right back to work or other activities

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Learn more about SculpSure here and see more before and after pictures

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Hello Mirror...Why Liposuction is the Best thing I've Ever Done For Myself

Posted by Brian Kerr on Jan 25, 2016 10:52:28 AM

Testimonial - Stephanie, Boise.

It’s so hard to look in the mirror and see all your one dimensional imperfections, but the world looks at you in 3D and says “what are you talking about”?

I had always had an issue with my stomach area- I come from good Eastern European stock- we hold onto our fat around the middle for those long cold days working the fields!  Thanks great grandma – NOT.

My husband always said I was beautiful and that he married me and loved me just the way that I am. But the problem was I couldn’t love me that way.  I was always looking at ways to reduce that problem area.  The latest fad diet, piece of exercise equipment- you name it I probably tried it, but I will be honest-exercise is not my favorite word. It not that I am not active- I like to ski, ride bikes and in the summer you’ll find me on the golf course every chance I get.  But no matter what I did or how many salads I ate- my middle was not going anywhere.

Liposuction with Dr. Kerr was my answer.  I finally; after years of thinking about it pulled the trigger and went for it. Needless to say I have never looked back.  Everyone who knows me will tell you I have that extra spring in my step- that boost of confidence, and they all tell me how great I look- and they don’t even know what I did.  And you know what I feel great too!  My husband just recently told me that he really didn’t understand my “tummy issue” not really understood until it wasn’t there anymore.  He was so amazed at how happy I am.  He says that my confidence and “swagger” now shine.  And sweet man that he is told me that he was so sorry- sorry that he didn’t pay for it ten years ago!  I think he really loves his wife’s new outlook and the funny thing is- I didn’t do it for him- I did it for me.

Thank you Dr. Kerr for uncovering my inner swagger!  

and....

Hello Mirror- meet the new and improved ME!!

 

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Topics: liposuction

SculpSure vs CoolSculpting. Which one is best?

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

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CoolSculpting® vs SculpSure™

#1 MED SPA, LASER AND LIPO CENTER IN BOISE, IDAHO

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

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 >

Request a Free Consultation

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Topics: liposuction, ThermiVA, thermitight

New! Thermiva Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation

Posted by Susan Kerr on Dec 30, 2015 4:03:26 PM

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Have you heard about this new technology that is sweeping the nation? It's a treatment for women that will seriously change your life! The best news.. we now offer it at Silk Touch! Say hello to your new best friends, ThermiVA. Thermiva is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

We are so excited to be one of the first to bring this amazing technology to the women of Idaho! This is seriously a game changer in female rejuvenation treatments - with the only other alternative before this being painful, expensive, surgery.

ThermiVA is Non-Surgical

No shots, no prepping, no anesthesia, no cutting, no sutures. A small, slender probe {very similar to transvaginal ultrasounds that many of us have had during the beginning of our pregnancies} is used to provide a temperature-controlled radiofrequency directly to the inner vaginal tissue and the outer labias. It is pain-free and is controlled based on your own body temperature.

Quick and Easy

It takes about 30 minutes total, fifteen minutes for the inner vaginal tissues and fifteen minutes for the outer vaginal area. Many refer to it as the “lunch break” procedure because it’s so quick.

No Down Time

No healing is necessary. Want to exercise afterwards? Go for it. Have sex? Sure! There is no recovery time.

Provides Quicker Postpartum Recovery

As early as six weeks after delivery, women can receive a ThermiVa treatment. This is huge for women who have had multiple vaginal deliveries, women with stretching of the vaginal tissue, and women healing from episiotomies as a result of vaginal deliveries.  ThermiVa will restore the elasticity of the vagina tissue much, much quicker and will reduce the healing time in those who had tearing or episiotomies during child birth.  And no worries if you’re breastfeeding — breastfeeding moms can still receive ThermiVa.

Stops Urinary Incontinence

Urinary leaking and incontinence is such a real thing and a daily struggle for so many women. Vaginal deliveries, c-sections, abdominal surgeries, menopause, and just plain ol’ effects of aging are all culprits here. A couple of ThermiVa patients have had great success stories after treatment…

“I couldn’t do a squat or a jumping jack during boot camp without leaking on myself, but after three treatments I have none.” — mom of four, all vaginal deliveries
“You know that whole cross your legs and squeeze when you sneeze? Well, I don’t have to do that anymore — I now sneeze freely without having to worry about leaking.” — patient after just one ThermiVa treatment

Improves the Appearance of the Vaginal Area

.ThermiVa, through tighting the skin of the vagina, helps bring the outer parts of the vagina closer to the body.  The effects can be almost immediate — the technicians can sometimes see the skin contracting and tightening during the actual procedure. 

Restores Moisture

Many of you reading this might not be faced with this problem just yet, but we guarantee that you know someone who is, or you will be in the future. Menopause and the lack of estrogen in our bodies results in vaginal dryness. This can lead to many unwanted things — bleeding with wiping, tearing, pain during sex, collapsing of the vaginal walls, and can even allow for the bladder or the intestines to fall into the vaginal space. Vaginal creams can help with that, but they tend to be messy and unwelcome for many. Now postmenopausal women have another alternative —ThermiVa.

“ThermiVa brought back the natural lubrication again.” — a postmenopausal, ThermiVa patient

Permanent Results

It is recommended that women seeking ThermiVa have one treatment a month for three months.  That’s it.  While many notice results after just one treatment, three is still the recommended number of treatments for ideal results.  From that point forward, some women will find they need one treatment a year just for maintenance of those ideal results.

Improves Sex

Last, but definitely not least, ThermiVa will enhance your sex life. The vagina feels fuller, tighter, and smoother afterwards, and women who’ve never been able to have an orgasms during sex can now have orgasms thanks to ThermiVa.  

Still have questions?  Wanting to learn more? 

Schedule a FREE Consultation today! (ThermiVA treatments are performed by our female medical staff members)

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Topics: ThermiVA, female rejuvenation

Is it Harder for Older Moms To Get Their Pre-Baby Body Back?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 30, 2015 3:38:47 PM

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Why Older Moms Have A Harder Time Getting Their Pre-Baby Body Back and How To Combat This.

It’s no secret that as we age, it becomes more difficult to maintain our dream body. Add a pregnancy on top of aging, and it can feel like it’s nearly impossible to get your pre-baby body back. This got me wondering, why is it harder for older woman to regain their body post-pregnancy?

As discussed in a recent article on NewBeauty.com, the main thing for older patients is that the elasticity of the tissues is not as good. Because of this, the skin on the breasts and abdomen that has stretched may not snap back asynchronous as it would in a younger patient. This makes sense considering the loss of skin elasticity is what causes wrinkles and sagging skin. But elasticity isn’t the only culprit. Another effect of later pregnancies is that our metabolisms are a bit slower and muscle mass a bit less so dropping the baby weight is much tougher to accomplish.

Most people agree that “having good genes” is the best way to bounce back. But don’t lose hope, there are several ways you can give your post-baby body a fighting chance.

Apart from genetics, the next best thing is to be in the best shape you can be before your pregnancy. The more energetic, fit and vital a woman is before pregnancy, the faster she will recover and regain all that she can of her pre-pregnancy body.  After you have the okay from your doctor to start working out again after giving birth, the key is to be consistent with your workouts. Workouts that will help your body bounce back quicker include core strength, cardiovascular training and overall full body strength training.

As for your skin, try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun because it breaks down elasticity. Additionally, practicing good skin care on your body and face can boost your elasticity.

However, even with proper exercise and healthy eating habits, it’s still pretty tough to get your body back to where you want it to be. And usually the last thing you want to after a pregnancy is to go through anything invasive and surgical. That’s where non-surgical post-pregnancy procedures like Venus Freeze Skin TighteningAffirm for stretch-mark reduction, and Acne/Skin Treatments, come in handy. (Special Alert: Try Venus Freeze For Just $99!!)

Each of these treatments are non-invasive, and get you back to your pre-baby body in no time, with ZERO downtime! Want to learn more about these procedures? Ask us a question or Schedule A Free Consultation.

What's your post-pregnancy experience? Would you have a mommy makeover?

Sources:

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Topics: skin tightening, Weight Loss, post-pregnancy

CO2 Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scars

Posted by Brian Kerr on Dec 10, 2015 10:04:59 AM

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One of the most effective treatments for patients with acne scars is the CO2 Fractional Laser.  C02 Laser resurfacing uses small columns of fractionated energy to ablate areas of damaged skin. Tiny wounds are made and the surrounding healthy skin helps with healing.

When the skin heals, it produces new collagen and the new skin is smoother, tighter and with less irregular pigmentation and scarring.

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Although laser resurfacing can be very dramatic it is important for acne scar patients to realize that severe scarring can require multiple treatments. Many patients are satisfied with a single treatment while others benefit from a series of laser treatments. Recently, our medical assistant Kelly had a CO2 done for her acne scars. Here's what she has to say about her experience:

"I am one of those “lucky” people who suffer from acne scaring since my school days. Anyone that knows me knows how much my scars have affected me and make me feel insecure.  I was a chicken at first about getting the CO2 done but finally decided to go through with it and I wish I would of done this years ago. The first week I was very red and did not want to be seen in public, but it got better every day. By week 2 I was able to start wearing makeup. Now I am at week 3, very happy with my results, and feeling much more confident about the way that I look. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone" - Kelly, Boise

Fractional CO2 resurfacing can erase years and dramatically improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles and pigment, but it is not a lunchtime procedure. Downtime can be anywhere from several days to up to 2-weeks. During the healing process, the new skin is red and very dry at first, then pink then heals back to normal.

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Topics: CO2 fractional laser, Acne Scars

December Lunch & Learn - Do your hands age you?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 1, 2015 11:12:28 AM

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Do you hands show your age? Join us for lunch and learn about hand rejuvenation using Radiesse filler.

Tuesday, December 8

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Special Pricing - Giveaways

Catered lunch From Kneaders Bakery

Only 20 seat available! Call to RSVP 208-939-3110

Or email info@silktouchmedspa.com with name & phone number to RSVP.

Smartlipo When Exercise Is Not Enough

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

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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!

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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

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