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Is SmartLipo and/or Vaser for Inner Thighs the Way to Shaplier Legs?

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Oct 18, 2012 12:54:00 PM

If you are like me, it seems like no matter how hard I try and no matter what exercises I do, my inner thighs just don’t change. Inner thighs are the hardest to slim down through diet and exercise alone. There are over 900,000 Internet hits for thigh exercises for women, proving that I am not alone in my goal for sexy legs. If like me, you have tried everything….let me introduce you to your new best friend – body sculpting with a combination of Smartlipo & Vaser.

Fat that accumulates on the thighs and hip area are some of the hardest to target. Genetics and gender are strong components in thigh fat, particularly the inner thighs. As we age, we burn fewer calories and the fat settling in our thighs is thicker, which can lead to a less-defined figure. Body Sculpting with Smartlipo and Vaser technologies can make thighs look leaner, and it may even make your butt look better too, due to a more proportionate result. Inner thigh body sculpting can significantly improve the silhouette of the thigh and reduce the rubbing together of the inner thighs.

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No matter what our body type is, all of us have difficulties trying to slim and lose weight in our thighs. Hourglass, apple, pear/spoon/bell, rectangle or straight, we could all use a little help trimming our thighs.

The way that Body Sculpting liposuction works on our thighs is the same as anywhere on our bodies. Smartlipo or laser lipo consists of a paperclip thin laser fiber which is inserted into a very tiny incision. The fat is melted by the laser and then is sucked out. Vaser uses vibration to separate the fat cells.  Dr. Kerr uses this technology when fat transfer is needed for  breast  or butt since the fat cells are left. The incision is made in the groin or hip area and tightens the skin. Dr. Kerr is known for his amazing body sculpting techniques, as demonstrated in the picture above.

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Smartlipo/Vaser is a gentle procedure that can be done in just a few hours depending on the number of areas to be treated. There is minimal pain, a quick recovery time and visible results almost immediately. Smartlipo has proven to be one of the safest cosmetic procedures.

 Benefits of Smartlipo/ Vaser body sculpting vs. traditional liposuction:

  • Promotes tissue tightening through tissue coagulation

  • Performed under local anesthesia

  • Less bleeding and trauma

  • Quicker recovery

  • Dramatic results

Another benefit of Smartlipo/Vaser is that in most cases, more than one area can be treated at a tine. The picture shown above show’s results from Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa Laser & Lipo of Boise using a combination of Smartlipo and/or Vaser liposuction on the thighs, abdomen and love handles, leaving the areas a lot more proportionate to one antoher.

If you are interested in learning how Dr. Brian Kerr can help you achieve the results you deserve. give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule you appointment or fill out our form by visitng the link below and one of our staff members will contact you.


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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Smartlipo Thighs

When to Schedule a Microdermabrasion VS. a Chemical Peel

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Sep 28, 2012 10:30:00 AM

There are numerous ways of removing skin imperfections like wrinkles, pigment changes, fine scarring, acne, and sun damage. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels can both help treat your skin concerns. But how do you know which is right for you? When should you get a microdermabrasion verses a chemical peel?


Microdermabrasion treatments start with a deep cleansing and gentle extractions.  This treatment uses micro-crystals to painlessly remove the surface layer of skin to leave it softer, smoother and fresher. Six to eight sessions are usually suggested for optimal results. There is minimal redness of the skin after each treatment which usually subsides within about 30 to 60 minutes so there is little down time associated with this procedure.

Microdermabrasion is great for improving:

  • Clogged and large pores

  • Rough skin texture

  • Production and growth

  • Collagen

  • Uneven skin color

  • Sun and age spots

  • Dull or dry patches

  • Acne

  • Fine line and wrinkles

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve the application of an exfoliating solution to the skin in order to remove damaged outer layers and expose the soft, new and radiant underlying skin. At Silk Touch we offer several types of chemicals peels, all suited for various skin types and conditions. Read about them here. The downtime for a chemical peel is a little longer than for a micro but it is still minimal.

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Chemical peels are great for improving:

  • Fine lines

  • Acne

  • Skin Discoloration

  • Increases moisture retention

Both treatments sound great, but which treatment is right for me?

Microdermabrasion and the lightest glycolic peels both make very subtle changes to the appearance of the skin. As part of a regimen of regular skin care, either will probably contribute to a fresh and rested appearance.  However, peels using stronger concentrations of glycolic acid, or using one of the many other chemical peeling agents, will almost certainly make a more substantial difference in the look of skin than microdermabrasion does.

Every person considering facial resurfacing will have to balance the competing factors for themselves. Only an individual can know how much of a difference they would like to see in their face, and what they are willing to do to achieve it. If you want help deciding between a chemical peel and a facial, our staff at Silk Touch is here to help. Drop on by for a free consultation and we can give you a skin analysis go over the changes you would like to see and suggest the best treatment options for you personally.

To schedule an appointment click the link below or give us a call at 208-939-3110.

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Topics: Skin Care, Anti Aging, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion

Wave Goodbye to Wobbly Arms! Smartlipo to the Rescue!

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Sep 21, 2012 11:26:00 AM

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When you wave goodbye, do your underarms wave back? Though more common in older adults, wobbly underarms do not discriminate. And sadly, they often cause people to avoid sleeveless shirts, tank tops and the like because of the embarrassment. Even some of the most fit, in-shape people are plagued with what I like to call "wiggly wings."

If you've met your ends meet of upper body workouts trying to fix this problem, we suggest looking into non-invasive cosmetic treatments like SmartLipo and Vaser which can reduce the appearance of your arm flab for good!

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The latest laser liposuction techniques such as Smartlipo or Ultrasound technology like VASER liposuction can remove arm fat in a matter of minutes, leaving you with smaller, shapely arms that you will be proud to show off with sleeveless shirts.

The combination of the Smartlipo technology and Vaser Liposuction technology is without comparison.  We noticed this right away. We get much better results than with just Smartlipo alone. Smartlipo does a good job of tightening the skin, but the combination of the two sets a new standard. 

Benefits of liposuction:

  • Quick procedure taking less than an hour

  • Minimal scarring

  • Minimal Downtime

  • Results can be immediate. 

  • Tightening can continue to occur for several months afterward.

Procedure time: 45-60 minutes

Recovery: Minimal. Arm liposuction feels like a tough arm workout for the next week following the procedure. You will be asked to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks.  Swelling and bruising will vary but for most it is minimal. The small surgical incisions are concealed nicely at the underarm and the elbow to allow for the smoothest most aesthetic results.

If you are considering liposuction of any kind, it is important to feel secure and comfortable with the Doctor that performs your treatment. Dr.Kerr is an expert in Smarlipo and Vaser procedures.

Here's what some of our patients have to say. 

“I’ve had excessive hanging underarm fat my entire adult life, becoming more pronounced recently. Although being very hot-blooded, I would never wear sleeveless tops because of my arms, which added to my discomfort during the summer. I made the decision to try Smartlipo with Dr. Kerr. The whole process has been very pleasant. His entire staff works to make your experience a good one. My results at only 2 months post-procedure are better than I dared dream. I can now wear sleeveless tops without embarrassment and enjoy my summer instead of dreading it. Thank you, Dr. Kerr. You’re amazing!”

“To anyone considering SmartLipo – go see Dr. Kerr, he is truly an artist. I could not lose the menopausal weight around my middle and did a lot of research on this procedure. Dr Kerr and his staff are very professional and caring, and tell you what to expect before, during and after the procedure. I am very happy with the results already, after only 2 weeks, and I know it will continue to get even better. Thank you Dr. Kerr and staff, you have made such a wonderful change in my life!”

View more testimonials here.

If you are interested in learning more on how SmartLipo and Vaser can help you wave goodbye to your unwanted underarm fat, we would be happy to have you come in for a free consultation with our staff and Dr.Kerr. Just give us a call at 208-939-3110! 

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Topics: smartlipo, Smartlipo Arms

Affirm Laser: Say GOODBYE to Stretch Marks!

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Sep 7, 2012 12:27:00 PM

Recently over coffee one of my girlfriends shared this story with me, “One day I was getting ready to get in the shower, when I glanced in the mirror and to my horror I saw something that wasn’t there yesterday.  Stretch marks!  I made it 8 months into my first pregnancy without a single one.  Of course I have been searching online for what to do to prevent them from happening, but that still leaves me with the haunting question what to do with the ones that I already have.”.  The answer to her problem? Affirm Laser

Affirm Laser is the only FDA approved laser to treat stretch marks.  The Affirm Laser combines a 1320NM and 1440nm laser wavelengths to boost collagen deep within the skin which helps flatten stretch marks.  The laser fires both lasers almost simultaneously so that the patient only feels a “pinch” once.  It also stimulates new collagen production in the treated area, and will help reduce sagging over time.

Here is a before and after photo from one of our past patients. The results are unbelievable! This patient received Affirm Laser on their stomach, only on the left side.  You can see the results are!

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With the Affirm Laser multiple procedures are suggested to optimize the results.  Four to six treatments being about three to six weeks apart is average, and each procedure taking about 30 to 45 minutes. This procedure requires little to no down time, because the Affirm Laser does not remove any layers of skin, so most patients experience sunburn like redness that can easily be covered up with make-up, and dissolve within 24 hours.

Since Affirm Laser is gentle on the skin and does not need dies or markers to mark the treatment area it can be used on virtually any part of the body.  From the stomach, to the breast, the thigh area - any place where stretch marks might creep in! 

After being treated with the Affirm Laser my friend noticed a dramatic change, and couldn’t be happier.  If your problem is not stretch marks, the Affirm Laser also treats:

  • surgical scars

  • traumatic scars

  • skin tone and clarity

  • pigmentation

  • pore size

  • deep lines and folds

  • acne pock marks

  • texture

  • winkle reduction

To see if you are a good candidate to use the Affirm Laser, visit this link for more information. You can also schedule your FREE consultation with our staff by clicking the link below, or by calling us at 208-939-3110.

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Topics: Stretch Marks, Affirm, Scar Reduction

Silk Touch Med Spa: Do You Want Better Looking Knees?

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Mar 21, 2012 10:01:00 AM

This week we want to share an article with you from The author, Shellie Terry Benson, did a wonderful job of explaining how to keep your knees looking great and youthful. 

Silk Touch Med Spa offers Smartlipo technologies that can change the look of your knees dramatically. Check out our previous blog post on knee liposuction to learn more. 

The Key to Beautiful Knees

Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 by Shellie Terry Benson, Editor

They’re often forgotten about, your lowly knees, until you slip on the first skirt of the spring or a pair of shorts in the summer. Dry skin may make them look ashy, while age or weight loss may make them look saggy. And though they may seem difficult to fix, your knees can look pretty again. (Remember when Demi Moore shocked the world with her new knees?) Here are a few ways to get your knees ready for the warmer weather:

Exfoliate: The skin on your knees is thicker than other areas to offer extra protection to your joints (the same is true of your elbows), so dryness can accumulate there. Choose an exfoliator that’s appropriate for your skin type (go for a more gentle formula if you have sensitive skin). Massage it into your skin using a circular motion and rinse. Exfoliate to remove the dry, dead skin cells twice a week, but no more than that, or you may be sloughing healthy skin away.

Moisturize: Every day, use a deeply hydrating moisturizer on your knees to lock in moisture. You may even want to use a body oil first (Avene Body Oil ($20) makes a wonderful one for very dry, sensitive skin). For super dry skin, moisturize twice a day.

Banish fat: Liposuction can help sculpt better-looking knees by removing unnecessary fat. The incision can be strategically placed at the knee or at the groin if you also want your thighs treated. But keep in mind, surgeries that are further away from the heart take longer to heal.

Try some light: Non-invasive cellulite and skin-tightening treatments such as radio-frequency energy or infra-red light, paired with massaging devices may improve slightly sagging skin around the knees.

Smooth the skin: Speculation was that Demi Moore had a knee lift to remove the sagging skin around her knees. The treatment is tricky because to surgically remove the skin, a scar will eventually develop. Ask your plastic surgeon for before-and-after photos of other cases so you’re well aware of what results may be.


See the difference for yourself - here are some before and after photos of Silk Touch clients who have received this treatment:

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Smartlipo Knees

Plump Those Lips: Pelleve, Juvederm and Permanent Implants. Oh my!

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Dec 20, 2011 1:59:00 PM

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There are many options available to those wanting fuller, plumper lips. Laser treatments, derma fillers (injectables) and permanent implants are three non-surgical procedures that can help you achieve your desired appearance. 

Which one is right for you? It depends on your desired results.

Pelleve treatments can be used to tighten the skin around the lips for a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In addition, the contraction of the skin can also help reveal more of the red part of the lips. Our patients often love to get the treatment before a big event because the plumping can cause a temporary smoothness of the skin.

Don’t expect Radiofrequency treatments to give you the same plump lips that you get after filler injections. The results are much more subtle and don’t have the immediate wow factor that injectables have. Often times people shy away from filler in the lips due to fear of unnatural results.  Although there are cases where lips have been augmented to have an unnatural shape and size, that is not the approach taken at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center in Boise.  With a skilled injector and a conservative approach, a filler can turn back time rather than create a look that is not "you". There are also options for lip fullness that are more aggressive than dermal fillers such as lip implants or the injection of permanent silicon.  Permanent implants have a higher risk of complications including infection, extrusion and deformity.  Permanent silicon filler cannot be modified and will not change with time. 

Juvederm, an FDA approved smooth injectable gel is a commonly used safe alternative to such invasive procedures.  Juvederm is able to be modified if necessary and has given hundreds of clients a more satisfying result than expected. Below is a before (left) and after (right) picture of a woman who received this treatment.

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Sometimes, lack of knowledge about a product can make us hesitant to explore the options it provides.  When given the right information from trained professionals, it is easy to find an effective treatment that no longer seems scary and will provide the safe, effective results we desire. 

Dr. Brian Kerr and our staff at Silk Touch Med Spa can guide you into deciding which treatment is right for you. Schedule your FREE consulation today.

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 What Happens During a Juvederm Lip Treatment


Topics: Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

Battle the Waddle: Slim down your neck with Smart Lipo and Vaser

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Nov 29, 2011 1:07:00 PM

Have you tried everything you can to lose weight – but just can’t seem to lose that oh so pesky “double chin" or extra neck waddle? If so, your not alone. Many men and women face the challenge of wanting to slim down their face and lose that droopy neck, but just can’t or don’t know how. Some people hide it with scarves and turtle necks (which you wouldn’t want to wear year round) , while others go with traditional liposuction which can takes weeks of down time to recover. Are you tired of hiding it, but not willing to pay the cost (both financially and time wise) of traditional liposuction?

By using technologies such as SmartLipo and VASER, we can help you can say goodbye to neck weight forever and hello to new confidence! 

VASER neck liposuction

The face and neck are usually the first features we notice when we meet someone new, so even the littlest improvements in this area can create a dramatic change. A firm, trim neck gives the face a more youthful look and sometimes just having this procedure done provides an incentive and the confidence you need to make healthier lifestyle choices, therefore benefiting you even more in the long run.

At Silk Touch Med Spa, we use the latest technologies to bring you the best results with the least recovery time. VASER, combined with SmartLipo liposuction allows Dr.Brian Kerr to work with such precision that he can shape delicate areas, such as the chin and neck.  Using this new technology allows the nerves and blood vessels to go largely undisturbed, which causes patients to report minimal pain and bruising – less recovery time!

The results of this procedure are fantastic – take a look for yourself!

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The most common concerns with this procedure have to do with the recovery time. “Will I have to have my face wrapped up for weeks?” “How long do I have to take off work?” “Will I need to get someone to watch my kids?”

Recovery time for this procedure is minimal, but is different for each patient. Patients find themselves back to work 1-3 days after the procedure. Usually, an elastic compression headband is worn during the first 18 to 36 hours after surgery. After that, the headband is used at night while you sleep to assist in the healing process. In the early years of liposuction, surgeons required patients to wear compression garments from 2-6 weeks! This is just one of the many benefits of using SmartLipo and VASER technologies.


Other benefits include:

  • Gently targets trouble spots where fat collects and skin becomes lax

  • Minimally invasive alternative to surgery

  • No general anesthetic needed


Visit our testimonials page to read stories on past patients success.

If you are interested in or have questions on Neck Liposuction, schedule a free consultation today and we can work to asnwer any questions you have.


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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Smartlipo Neck

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