Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Will I get Tighter Skin with Liposuction?

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics 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. 


Topics: liposuction, skin tightening, thermitight

How To Choose Between Liposuction and Non Invasive Fat Reduction

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Oct 24, 2016 5:31:34 PM

Every week it seems there is something new in the world of aesthetic medicine, and in all honesty it can be hard for people to keep up! There are so many options these days - especially for body procedures! So when it comes to waging the war on fat - what is really the best option? How and who is going to benefit the most from a certain procedure/treatment really depends on the patient and the outcome they are hoping to achieve.

If Your Looking For Body Contouring or Fat Loss

If someone really wants to change the shape and contour of their body liposuction still reigns supreme. In fact in 2015 it was the most requested cosmetic procedure according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This minimally invasive procedure breaks down and removes fat immediately from the body and results are often pretty dramatic. It can make someone look like they lost 10-15 pounds. Downside is that you will have to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks and healing does take time.

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If you have small problem areas or can't those stubborn final few pounds. 

So what kind of patient would benefit from the new non-invasive fat reduction procedures? The best results come from those patients who have small targeted areas of fat accumulation (think those last "5lbs" that wont budge from your tummy or loves), or those who are adamantly opposed to doing anything invasive. Non-invasive options like our Sculpsure device uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells in a multiple quick sessions.  Once destroyed they are carried away through the body’s lymphatic system. You won’t get the immediate WOW results like you will with liposuction; it can take up to 12 weeks for the 25% reduction results to be seen. Upside is that can you have the procedure and go back to work that day. No compression garment is needed.

The best rule of thumb is to decide what you want, what you’re willing to undergo and be honest in what results you want to achieve! Then educate yourself on each procedure by asking the experts who perform these on a daily basis. Knowledge is the power that will allow you to make an informed decision that is right for you.

Curious which body contouring procedure is right for you? Let us help! At Silk Touch, we offer a wide array of body contouring procedures: liposuction, non-invasive, as well as skin tightening. Everybody and every body is different - what worked for a friend isn't always what will work for you!  During your initial consultation we can go over your goals and concerns and can recommend the best treatment for optimal results. 

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Topics: liposuction, SculpSure, body contouring

Why can't I lose those last few pounds?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 11, 2016 9:30:00 PM

lipo boiseErase this myth from your mind: "Lack of will power is what keeps most people from losing that last 10 pounds." There isn't a word of truth in it.

FACT: Many people's bodies reach homeostasis at 10 or 15 pounds above the "fashionable" weight dictated by society. They're genetically programmed that way.

Hard-Wired to be Different

Their metabolisms, hormones and dozens of other balancing mechanisms in their bodies are hard-wired for a different look than the one they are trying to achieve. They might be pear-shaped, hourglass-shaped or just generally misshaped.

Liposuction Can Help

"Most of the patients who come to my consultation room to discuss liposuction are at exactly this stage of exasperation. They've tried every diet on the planet. They exercise a few times a week, they are conscientious and really trying hard to keep the weight off.. But, they are fighting a losing battle," say Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa.

They want an answer. Liposuction using Smartlipo & Vaser/PAL is often the answer they've been waiting for.

Improved Contours

After their treatment, their contours are improved, misplaced fat cells have been permanently removed, and they no longer face a daily struggle against the inevitable.

These patients continue to watch what they eat and exercise regularly. Liposuction isn't a reprieve from self-discipline.

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Lipo Pushes the Re-Start Button

It presses the "re-start" button on your body so you continue life on a doable maintenance program - not an uphill sprint against reality. It’s much easier to maintain your weight than it is to lose weight. Liposuction can help you get to the maintenance point without years of work and frustration.

Are you ready to start your transformation?





Topics: smartlipo, Weight Loss

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Neck

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 4, 2016 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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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

Win a Microdermabrasion Treatment!

Posted by Brian Kerr on Oct 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM
We are starting a monthly drawing for a FREE Microdermabrasion treatment for taking the time out of your busy day to leave us a review! 
To enter to win, just leave us a review on Google or Facebook! Pick whichever one is easiest for you. Our next drawing is coming up on October 6, 2016.
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Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 8, 2016 8:09:00 PM




Burn Off The Doubt & Peel Through To Confidence. Getting Rid of Acne Scars with CO2 Laser

Posted by Kellie Mcmillan on Aug 23, 2016 12:07:37 PM

 By: Kellie McMillan

When we are young most of us go through an awkward stage in life. Whether its braces, “too short”, “too tall”, “too skinny”, “too fluffy”, or acne, those times can be hard and also mold us as individuals. It can make us strong later on, but mainly insecure. 6th grade was the first year I got my first red mound of pus, which turned into a face full of them. As I’d like to thank my dad for passing these lovely things down to me, we can’t really change our genetics can we? I thought of myself as “the creature from the unknown”.

I tried everything from antibiotics, skin treatments, specialized washes, to diets, and nothing worked. I missed out on a lot of things, because I was so insecure about myself. I finally got rid of my acne after high school when I discovered Accutane. As much as I am so happy that I got rid of my acne, now I was left with these awful scars that became apart of me.

Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear, and my confidence was almost non-existent. Then I started working at Silk Touch Med Spa. I started learning about so many things in the skin industry. I never was interested in knowing too much about some of these things, because of the certain stigma that was created about cosmetic treatments, but after actually gaining the knowledge about these things we have available to us to make us feel better about ourselves, it changed everything I had ever thought negatively about it. It’s human nature to be bias when it comes to something we know little about. We tend to emphasize the negative to downplay the positive in the things uncharted.

That is when I found out about the CO2 laser resurfacing. I waited a whole year because I was a chicken, but after seeing what our patients experienced and how much it helped them I finally got on board to do it. We were originally going to just treat my cheeks where my scars were the worst, but then decided to just do my whole face since I was already going through the procedure. It not only helped my scars, it helped my overall texture and pore size. My skin feels the smoothest it has ever been.


I will warn you, the first week is a little intense since you look like a giant scab. I did not want to be seen in public. By the second week I was red but able to put on a little make up to go out into the world. We tell everyone it’s a good 10 days of down time. You purge, you flake, and just have to be patient with it. Every month I saw more and more improvement. I am now 6 months out and happier than ever that I decided to do it.

I would recommend it to anyone who has ever had a similar insecurity. It’s time to be more open minded about things that can make us feel more confident. I’m in my 30’s and our 30’s are considered our prime time right?  It was time for me to inhale confidence and exhale doubt. Why not treat something to help me feel more confident than I ever have before!!!


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Topics: Acne, CO2 fractional laser, Acne Scars

Silk Touch named Top 500 Allergan Injectable Provider

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 22, 2016 12:29:56 PM

unnamed-5.jpgDr. Brian Kerr and the injectors at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center have been named to Allergan’s “Top 500” practices in America for 2016. This elite distinction follows earning Black Diamond status this past year. Being named to the “Top 500” is a unique achievement and testimony to their skills as experienced and innovative injectors. “Top 500” certification demonstrates leadership in the field of medical aesthetics and Silk Touch's commitment to the highest level of patient care using Allergan’s science-based  portfolio of facial  aesthetic products: Botox Cosmetic®, Juvederm® injectable fillers and Latisse. 


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Read more: Silk Touch Earns Prestigious Black Diamond Status


Topics: Botox, Juvederm

5 Incredible Uses for Botox

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 16, 2016 11:13:00 AM

As one of the top cosmetic procedures and wrinkle-fighters, you’ve probably heard of and even considered Botox. But, along with an interest in Botox comes a whole list of questions. One of the major ones being- Does it work? (Yes, see before and after pics!)

Botox is so popular because when injected by a skilled and trained injector, the results are phenomenal. You can treat smile lines, frown lines and even put a halt to excessive sweating problems. As one of the top 1% in the nation for delivering Allergan products such as Botox (How about that Boise?!), we have had plenty of experience with Botox injections. Through out the years, we have found there are AMAZING uses for Botox. There are even medical uses for Botox, including treating migraines.

Here are some of our favorite uses for Botox:

Keep Crow's Feet From Etching Themselves Onto Your Face

Usually in your mid-30s, you start to notice a spider web of lines appearing around your eyes when you smile. Most likely the first time you see your thought will be “Oh my goodness, where did you come from and how long have you been there?” While many people consider these smile lines to be a sign of a happy life, no one likes once those lines become permanent lines (crows feet) that stay there even after you stop smiling!

Botox does wonders at eliminating the appearance of crows-feet. The non-invasive injections are quick and results last from 4-5 months.

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Fix Permanent Frown Lines

Have you ever heard the expression “Don’t make that face or it will get stuck like that?” Well when it comes to frown lines, if you knit your eyebrows too often – you will get a permanent frown line(s) between your eyes. Botox can keep frown lines from developing and can help reduce the appearance of frown lines that have already formed.

Botox also works to prevent horizontal lines from appearing on the forehead. It's important to pick a trained and experienced injector (this is an important factor when you are getting any cosmetic procedure) because too much Botox in the forehead region can cause a mask-like effect that can look unnatural.

Read our testimonials and find out why Silk Touch Med Spa is one of the best in Nation.

Stop Excessive Sweating with Botox Injections

People who excessively sweat can benefit by Botox treatments under the arms. Botox works by blocking the release of acetycholine, the chemical responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. During the treatment, Dr. Kerr or one of our certified injectors inject Botox under the skin where your sweat glands rest. The procedure takes less than 10-20 minutes and you really do stop sweating.

For those who feel like they are dealing with excessive sweating, you may be dealing with a condition called hyperhidrosis.. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating problems are caused by the nervous system. BOTOX® effectively blocks the impulses sent from the brain to the nerves that cause excessive sweating. Deodorants and antiperspirants control sweat by clogging the pores, but are not effective on people with hyperhidrosis.

Surgical treatments for hyperhidrosis include cutting out the sweat glands or cutting the nerves that lead to the glands. These surgical treatments can cause permanent scars and nerve damage. BOTOX® treatments for hyperhidrosis take 10 to 20 minutes. The treatment begins working within the first week and last for six to twelve months.

Where does the sweat go? Your sweat doesn't go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.

Eyebrow Lift

There are muscles in the face that pull down the eyebrows and muscles that lift up the eyebrows. A skilled Botox injector can carefully inject just the muscles that pull down, giving a lift to the brows. This will also give the eyes a more open look. Most people can expect up to 2 millimeters of lift, which sounds like a little but in the face is usually enough for a noticeable improvement.

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Treat Migraines

In October 2010, the FDA approved the use of Botox in the treatment of chronic migraines (a condition that causes headaches that last more than 14 days a month). Doctors treat migraines by injecting Botox into areas where patients feel tension -- usually the temples, forehead, neck and shoulders. It works by reducing muscle tension and strain on the nervous system and Botox blocks the pain receptors found in nerve cells.

You think Botox is for you, but you are still unsure. Now what?

As you can see, Botox is as extremely versatile treatment that can fix a wide variety of problems!  If you would like to know more about how Botox can work specifically for you, we’d be happy to sit down with you for a free consultation. Just give us a call at 208-939-3110 or schedule an appointment online.

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Topics: Botox, Excessive Sweating, Wrinkle Reduction

The 5 Venus Freeze Questions You’ve Been Dying To Know

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM

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Is it permanent?

Venus Freeze is not maintenance free, but the effects are long lasting. After your Venus Freeze treatment series you will require maintenance treatments to ensure that you keep the aging process at bay. While the minimum treatments needed to maintain your result are one treatment once every season (4 treatments a year), we find that many patients like to come back as often as once a month because they love the treatments and the results. Discuss with your treatment provider what the best treatment plan is for your skin.

Is it cold?

Contrary to the name, Venus Freeze is not cold at all. In fact, it can feel like a hot stone massage!

Is there any pain involved?

None! In fact, most patients nap or just simply relax during the treatment.  The sensation is absolutely pleasant and warm.  You can watch a few patient testimonials here.

How soon will I see results?

Many patients report improvement after one treatment, but typically most patients see more of a result in as little as three treatments.

Does it really work?

Absolutely yes.  We only use before and after photos of real patients with typical results. Many of our staff members have  gone through or are currently doing Venus Freeze treamtents themselves. Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

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Topics: skin tightening, venus freeze

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