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Thinking About Under Eye Filler? Here’s What You Need To Know

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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Are you tired of looking tired? Dark circles or tired looking eyes can be frustrating for anyone. Especially when you feel well rested and can’t seem to get them to go away. There can be a variety of causes for tired looking under eyes such as stress, genetic predisposition, fat loss, or aging. If you are looking for a non-invasive solution, then tear trough filler might be for you. For individuals interested in under eye filler, here are 5 things you need to know before your treatment:

  1. Does filler get rid of dark circles?

    Under eye filler can help with the appearance of dark circles, but won’t get rid of them. The purpose of filler is to increase volume in areas Filler can improve appearance but wont get rid of dark circles. It’s more for hollowness.

  2. What can I expect from the treatment?

    Before dermal fillers are injected, the skin is disinfected and a topical anesthetic is applied to help with pain management. Next, using a cannula, a syringe of filler is injected beneath the under eye skin. The cannula is slowly removed while the filler is injected, and the treated area is lightly massaged to spread the filler.
  3. Are under eye fillers safe? Are there side effects?

    Under eye fillers are considered safe, especially in comparison to the alternative treatment—surgery. Fillers are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. Side effects include:
    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Itching

  4. How long do under eye fillers last?

    The under eye fillers we use are approved by the FDA for 18+ months, but patients typically see them last 9-12 months.

  5. Who is a candidate for under eye fillers?

    If you experience any of the following you may be a good candidate for under eye filler or tear trough correction:

    • Have hollowness/loss off volume under the eyes
    • Have dark circles, bags or shadows
    • Have healthy, elastic skin
    • Have good skin thickness

With one quick treatment, our expert injectors can improve the under eye area and help you achieve the transformation you are after! We utilize the best dermal fillers on the market to help treat patients of all ages. Ready to take the next step? Give us a call at 208-939-3110 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.

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How To Prevent and Treat Lip Lines

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Sometimes the smallest problems can contribute a great deal to an aging look. Lip lines, also called smokers’ lines, are those little vertical fissures above your upper lip. Most women get them as the years pass, whether they smoke or not. The process is the same as it is for all facial aging: the skin loses tone and elasticity on the surface while the volume under the skin diminishes. The result is a wrinkled, sunken look.

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What causes lip lines?

1. Sun Exposure

Are you surprised with this one? It seems those UV rays always take the blame for aging. Even on the coldest day, we still get UV exposure. The only way to help with the aging affects of sun exposure? You guessed it - stay out of the sun and lather up on sunscreen every single day!

2. Smoking

In addition to all the other scary health issues that come with smoking - the repeated motion of puckering up causes the tiny grooves in the skin above your lips to form more quickly, and to become more pronounced.

3. Straws

Though this has not been scientifically proven - many medical sources say that the frequent use of straws can cause lip lines to form sooner. The same is said about kissing - but you may want to weigh the benefits on that one.

4. Aging

The one thing none of us can do anything about? Aging. Sort of. There are plenty of lifestyle changes that can help prevent of slow down the appearance of lines around the upper lip. Moisturize, drink plenty of water, use a Retinol, get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.

How to Treat Lip Lines

If your genetic code or past-sun exposure or smoking has resulted in lines to your upper-lip, there are many steps you can take to minimize and even completely erase their appearance.

Our Top 3 Treatments for Lip Lines

1. Injectable Wrinkle Fillers 

2. Laser Skin Resurfacing

3. Chemical Peels 

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Does BOTOX For Excessive Sweating Really Work?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on May 19, 2022 12:00:00 AM

The warmer months are fast approaching, and for some of you, that may bring added stress. Stress that you may experience excessive sweat, stress over raising your arms due to sweat stains, or stress over wearing clothes that show sweat. Individuals with hyperhidrosis know this stress all too well. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by uncontrollable sweating in excess of the amount required to regulate body temperature. If you are one of these people, we are here to tell you that you are not alone. There may be a solution for you and it may be simpler than you think!

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BOTOX Treatment For Excessive Sweating

Many people don’t know that BOTOX is in fact an FDA-approved treatment for severe underarm sweating. BOTOX is injected into the underarms, temporarily blocking the nerve signals that control sweating. When these nerves are blocked, the sweat glands stop producing excessive sweat.

BOTOX as a treatment for hyperhidrosis is great because it’s quick and there is no downtime! In addition, BOTOX begins working within a few days and can last as long as 6 to 12 months. Other treatments for hyperhidrosis in comparison are more invasive or require multiple treatments to achieve results.

There is no need to feel embarrassed or to feel like you have to hide your under arms. BOTOX for excessive sweating is a great way to help you gain back your confidence and have you feeling comfortable in your own skin. If you think you could benefit from BOTOX for hyperhidrosis or if you are interested in learning more, give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule a consultation today.

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Neck Liposuction Roundup

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on May 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM

We love a good neck liposuction before and after and we know you do too! Neck liposuction can be a great option for individuals who struggle with fullness below the chin, often referred to as the double chin. With minimal downtime, minimal pain, and minimal scarring, neck liposuction has become a patient favorite. Below are some of our most recent before and afters performed by Dr. Kerr and Dr. Nealy.

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IMG_2471Neck Liposuction done with ThermiTight on this 42-year-old patient by Dr. Nealy. She is 2 months post-op.

IMG_2785She received neck lipo from Dr. Kerr to sculpt the neck, lip filler from Travis to add volume, and filler in her jaw from Dr. Nealy to really shape and define her jawline.

IMG_3350This patient received neck liposuction done by Dr. Nealy. She is 2 months post-op.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Liposuction and Medspa, or if you want to see if you are a candidate, call us at 208-939-3110 to schedule a consultation. Follow us on Instagram @silktouchboise to keep up with all our recent liposuction transformations!

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Freeze The Fat Away With CoolSculpting

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Apr 21, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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Having stubborn body fat is normal, but for some people, diet and exercise can’t always target these areas. When this happens, people often turn to fat reduction treatments such as Liposuction, Fat Transfer, and CoolSculpting. If you are someone who struggles with stubborn fat and are looking for a treatment that doesn’t require surgery or downtime, then CoolSculpting might just be the treatment for you. Here’s everything you need to know about CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting FAQS

What is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. 

How does CoolSculpting work?

The CoolSculpting procedure makes it easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues, so when cooling is applied to the treated area, fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?

Candidates for CoolSculpting include individuals who:

  • Are close to their ideal goal weight
  • Have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of
  • Have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise
  • Are in good health
  • Are interested in a non-surgical fat loss treatment

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?

We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Are CoolSculpting results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does CoolSculpting feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment! Our goal at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa is to make this treatment as comfortable as possible for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes! Absolutely. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Oftentimes, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over. This is a great lunch-time procedure.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. 

How do I know if CoolSculpting or Liposuction is right for me?

CoolSculpting is great for individuals who are wanting a non-surgical fat loss treatment with little to no downtime. If you are looking for more instant fat loss results, Liposuction may be a better fit for you. Liposuction can also be done on any area of the body and allows the doctor to sculpt the body and remove stubborn fat permanently in just one treatment.

CoolSculpting at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa

Are you ready to start your transformation? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror. You deserve to love your body and we want to help you achieve that! Call us at 208-939-3110 or visit us online to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.

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How Can ThermiVa Help Me?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Apr 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM

It’s time to talk about a subject that people don’t discuss enough – feminine health and wellness. More specifically, female vaginal rejuvenation. ThermiVa is a leader in the vaginal rejuvenation arena. Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa was one of the first to bring this treatment to the Boise area for good reason. We knew this treatment would be game changing for our female patients. ThermiVa is non-surgical with no downtime and delivers immediate results. It has a 95% satisfaction rating on Real Self, and is a favorite among our clients. 

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Who Are Ideal ThermiVa Candidates?

ThermiVa is for all ages. Young clients often need help with bladder control or may want the appearance of their labia to be more aesthetically pleasing. Women who have had vaginal births seek ThermiVa treatments to restore their vaginal tissues to pre-birth levels. Women who are aging or going through menopause often suffer from reduced sensitivity or pain  during intercourse, urinary incontinence, and vaginal dryness. For women who suffer from these conditions, there is often a sense of hopelessness, lack of confidence and lower self-esteem. The good news: The majority of women who want this treatment are candidates!!! The only requirement is that you must have a recent pelvic exam within 6 months of a ThermiVa treatment. 

How Does ThermiVa Work?

ThermiVa uses a small wand that can be used in two ways. The wand can be applied externally to labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function, or internally to the vagina using radiofrequency energy to revive atrophic tissue and other structures. The use of radiofrequency energy promotes the production of new collagen and elastin.

How Many Treatments Do I need? 

We offer ThermiVa treatments in a package of three spaced about a month apart. Then a yearly maintenance of a treatment to maintain results. Often clients have amazing results after the first treatment! 

Benefits of ThermiVa

  • Reduces urinary incontinence
  • Improves vaginal lubrication
  • Increases sensation
  • Tightens vaginal tissues by encouraging collagen production. 
  • Aesthetically pleasing improvements to the appearance of the labia
  • Alleviates pain from intercourse
  • Increases sexual satisfaction for couples by toning and tightening  the vaginal wall and thereby increasing the ability to have orgasm. 
  • Patients can resume normal sexual activity the same day/night as treatment

ThermiVa at Silk Touch

Feel comfortable and confident with your body again with ThermiVa at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa. ThermiVa is one of Silk Touch’s highly rated treatments. Although we don’t share our client photos because of their personal nature, you can see ThermiVa before and after photos by clicking here. If you are a younger woman, have had babies, or are older and experiencing menopause, ThermiVa can be a great treatment for you! Schedule a consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator at 208-939-3110. 

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Can Women Be Treated With NeoGraft?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Mar 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Typically, when people discuss hair loss it is often geared toward men. This is especially true when talking about hair restoration procedures. But, did you know that more than 30 million women in the U.S. suffer from thinning hair or hair loss?

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Female hair loss or hair thinning can have many causes such as hormone imbalance, stress, age, medical conditions and more. For women who experience any of these, they may feel embarrassed or distraught over the loss of their hair. Women often associate their hair with their own beauty or femininity. When they lose that they can feel like they are losing a part of themselves. If you or anyone you know has ever felt this way, NeoGraft hair transplant may be a solution. 

NeoGraft at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa works by using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. Follicles of hair are removed from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.

The benefits of the FUE method is there is minimal discomfort, quicker recovery time, no scalp incisions, no linear scarring, and more natural looking results compared to traditional hair restoration procedures.

Every woman deserves to feel confident in her appearance, and her hair shouldn’t get in the way of that. If you think you could benefit from NeoGraft hair transplant, give us a call at 208-939-3110 to set up a consultation. 

*It’s important to note that if you are struggling with sudden, or significant hair loss you should seek medical attention first.

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Top Skin Care Treatments For People in Their 20s

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Mar 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin. Laying down a good skin care foundation early on in life can help minimize wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, sun damage and more. For individuals in their 20s, it’s all about prevention. This can help ensure healthy and youthful looking skin later on in life. Below are some of our top skin care treatments for people in their 20s.

  • BotoxBotox in your 20s can help prevent wrinkles later in life, helping to ensure smoother skin. Botox is a sterile, purified protein injectable that works by relaxing the muscles—reducing muscle activity and gradually preventing the formation of frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. By safely relaxing and blocking the contracting of the muscle, wrinkles will soften and disappear over time. 
  • FillerGetting filler in your 20s can be a great option if you are not ready to commit to a surgical procedure but still want the same effect. Filler in the nose, under eyes, lips, cheeks, and chin are popular nonsurgical alternatives. 

  • Chemical Peels:The key to younger looking skin is exfoliation. Chemical peels help give the exfoliation process a boost and encourage the rejuvenation of new skin cells.  A peeling agent is applied to the skin that stimulates the outer layer of skin to slough off, revealing the healthier skin beneath it.

  • MicroneedlingMicroneedling uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface layers of skin, tightening, lifting, and rejuvenating skin by stimulating collagen production. Microneedling helps treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture, mild to moderate skin laxity, and more.
  • DermaplaningDermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment done with an exfoliating blade, called a dermatome, to remove peach fuzz and dead skin cells. It leaves the skin soft, smooth, and leaves your skin with a more flawless look. Dermaplaning can be beneficial for a deeper penetration of products such as skincare or makeup. Not only does it promote smoother skin, but it diminishes the look of fine lines and removes soft facial hairs that can trap in dirt and oils. 
  • Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal is a great long-lasting solution for unwanted hair. The earlier you do it, the longer you get to enjoy the results. During the laser hair removal treatment, light is absorbed by melanin in the hair shaft and hair follicle, and is converted into heat energy—thereby raising the hair temperature. When the temperature is high enough, irreversible damage occurs to the hair structures which prevents the growth of the hair. 

Beautiful skin starts with the right treatments and skincare products. Taking care of your skin is an investment that will pay off in the years to come. To best determine which treatments and products are right for you, we recommend our patients meet with one of our medical aestheticians for a VISIA skin analysis. For more information, or to schedule your consultation, give us a call at 208-939-3110 or visit us online here.

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Meet Our Surgery Team!

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Feb 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM

If you have been following along the last 8 months, you’ve likely seen many of the amazing cosmetic surgery transformations performed by the talented Dr. Jason Nealy and his surgery team. Let's get to know them a little better!

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Jason Nealy—D.O.

Jason Nealy, D.O., is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, with a specialty in facial rejuvenation, body contouring and breast augmentation. Dr. Nealy is triple board certified in: general surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and general cosmetic surgery. This is extremely rare and it shows in his results-driven techniques and artistic transformations. His advanced surgical skills and expansive cosmetic training help him to deliver the best aesthetic results to his patients, in addition to the highest level of attention to detail and service. Dr. Nealy chose a career in cosmetic surgery to change patients' lives through a “look good, feel good'' philosophy. He loves the beauty of human anatomy, artistry involved, and ability to create with his hands. This can be seen in the incredible results of his patients.

Jaquelyn Constance—Registered Nurse

Jaquelyn Constance is a registered nurse, who prior to working at Silk Touch, worked as a labor and delivery nurse. Her weekly work schedule varies. Three days a week she spends her time getting patients ready for surgery, circulating in the OR, and spending 30 minutes in recovery monitoring vital signs and managing pain. The other two days she assists Dr. Nealy with consultations, pre-op appointments, surgical follow-ups, and injections. As a registered nurse, Jaquelyn helps start IVs and administer medications to surgery patients. Her favorite part of her job is following patients along their journey from their first consultation to their final follow-up appointment. She loves seeing them gain the confidence that they have always deserved to have.

Randi Schlenker—Surgical Technologist

As a surgical technologist, Randi assists Dr. Nealy with many different things. To help prepare for surgery, Randi gathers all the necessary supplies, equipment and instruments to help the procedure go smoothly. She sets up the back table and mayo stand with instruments that will be needed, while maintaining a proper sterile field throughout surgery to prevent patient infection. During procedures, Randi assists Dr. Nealy by passing instruments and other sterile supplies to him, all while anticipating the needs of the surgical team. She makes sure surgical instruments and equipment are prepared, washed, and maintained for every procedure. Randi loves being able to help Dr. Nealy help patients achieve their goals and boost their confidence.

If you are interested in cosmetic surgery with Dr. Nealy and his team give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule a consultation!

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Tummy Tuck Roundup

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Feb 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Since the opening of our Cosmetic Surgery Center, tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, has been a popular procedure for good reason! Our patients have had great results with Dr. Nealy and we have loved sharing them with you! In case you've missed our social media posts, here is a roundup of some of our recent tummy tuck before and afters.

This patient is 3 months out from her reverse lipo- abdominoplasty.

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This patient is 3 months from her lipo-abdominoplasty.

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Liposculpted mini tummy tuck! Three months post-op

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Extended tummy tuck before and afters, 3 months post-op.

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This patient received a full tummy tuck and is 3 months post-op.

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We treated this patient with liposuction and a mini tummy tuck. These are NOT her final results - she’s only at six weeks.

BeforeAfter Tummy Tuck

Three months after tummy tuck and fat transfer to breasts.

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If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery or if you want to see if you are a candidate, call us at 208-939-3110 to schedule a consultation. To stay up to date on all current tummy tuck transformations be sure to follow us on Instagram at @silktouchboise and @dr.nealy_silktouch!

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