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The Double Chin Debate: Liposuction or Kybella?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Sep 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Exercise and a healthy diet can do wonders for the body, but sometimes certain areas of stubborn fat are hard to get rid of. One area, in particular, being the submental fat under the chin, often referred to as the “double-chin.” At Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa we offer two different procedures to help target the unwanted fat in this area to help you look and feel your best. These two procedures are Liposuction and Kybella.

Neck lipo vs kybella

Neck Liposuction

At Silk Touch, we use Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) for our neck liposuction procedure. This is done by using a cannula with a vibrating tip that is able to break down fat into smaller pieces, making it easier and more convenient to remove with suction. The key to our success is the use of a small cannula to facilitate sculpting and diminish the potential for tunneling and contour irregularities. In individuals who have laxity, we also do ThermiTight, which uses radio frequency energy to stimulate skin tightening and thickening. Neck lipo can be performed within a couple of hours and only requires a local anesthetic. Recovery time can take a few weeks, but patients may return to normal activities within a few days. Many patients see results almost immediately, though final results may take 3 to 6 months to be seen. 

Kybella

Kybella is the only FDA approved injectable to get rid of fat and improve the appearance of submental fullness. Since this treatment is non-surgical, there is minimal to no downtime. Kybella is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. This substance helps break down and absorb dietary fat when synthesized. The treatment itself is relatively fast—between 15 to 20 minutes—but multiple treatments can be required. Slight swelling can last anywhere between 4 to 7 days after each Kybella injection.

Which Treatment is Right For You?

Both Neck Lipo and Kybella can be great options for individuals looking to treat that stubborn neck fat. When deciding which treatment is best for you, it comes down to personal preference and what the doctor suggests. We require all patients to schedule a complimentary consultation. This consultation allows us to decide what the best treatment plan is for you.

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Topics: liposuction boise, liposuction, Kybella

Am I a Candidate For a Tummy Tuck?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Sep 2, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Have you heard that we are now offering tummy tucks with Dr. Nealy? You may be interested in tummy tuck surgery, but are nervous if you should do it. We get it. Tummy tucks are invasive surgeries, and you want to be sure it’s right for you before committing.

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A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that helps to improve the appearance of the abdomen. Not only does this procedure help get rid of unwanted fat, but it also removes excess skin, and strengthens weak or separated abdominal muscles as well.

Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

Patients who are the best candidates for a tummy tuck are those who are looking to get rid of excess abdominal skin after pregnancy or weight loss. Dr. Nealy is able to combine tummy tuck techniques to erase fat that is resistant to exercise and dieting. This procedure is also best suited for patients who:

  • Are done being pregnant
  • Have realistic expectations for results
  • Are in good health and don’t smoke
  • Are committed to living a healthy lifestyle
  • Have realistic expectations for recovery

Tummy Tucks at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa

Dr. Nealy’s advanced training and unmatched artistry help him to deliver the best aesthetic results to his patients. He prefers to use a technique called lipoabdominoplasty which combines liposuction with tummy tuck surgery on the abdomen. This technique provides improved contour and impressive results, with less downtime.

To find out if you are a candidate for tummy tuck surgery, call us at 208-939-3110 or visit us online to schedule your complimentary consultation

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Topics: Mommy Makeover, cosmetic surgery, Dr. Jason Nealy, Tummy Tuck

How to Prepare For Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Aug 19, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Are you wanting to get a breast augmentation? The first step is scheduling your consultation. Your consultation is important to be able to help you and the doctor get on the same page with your goals as well as discuss the options you have with the surgery. Below are some things you can do prior to your consultation to help you come more prepared.

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Learn about the different implant options

Everyone has different goals for their breast size and appearance which makes it important to offer different options for breast implants. Implants differ in size, shape, texture and material. Though we do not offer textured implants, we do use smooth implants that are either silicone or saline.

Know your goal breast size

Before coming in for your consultation you should have a general idea of what breast size you are wanting. Finding pictures of what you want as reference may be beneficial to you. Standard breast sizing in retail goes by cup size (a, b, c, d, etc.) however, implant size is measured in cubic centimeters, or cc’s. It is important that you wear/bring a sports bra and light colored shirt to your consultation. In order to determine the right breast size for you, you will need to try on breast sizers. A regular bra is not ideal to try on the sizers and a light shirt makes them easier to see when testing them out.

Make a list of questions you may have for the doctor

Having a list of questions prepared ahead of time can help you make sure you get all of the information you need to make a decision. For ideas on what to ask, check out our blog “10 Questions to ask during your cosmetic surgery consultation.”

Do your research on the procedure

During your consultation an explanation of the procedure will be given, but it is important to have a general knowledge before your consultation. Different things the doctor will consider include types of implants, if a breast lift is needed with the augmentation, if a breast reduction is needed, nipple placement, incision site and more. An information packet is given to the patient to take home after the consultation that reiterates what was previously discussed, as well as gives some details on pre- and post-op care.

Other things to note

When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Nealy you can expect him to perform a full breast assessment for measurements and to ensure the health of the tissue inside the breast. This is done with a female assistant present in the room to ensure safety of both the patient and the doctor.

After your assessment you can be given quotes for the different options discussed in the consultation. If a patient is interested in talking about scheduling or payment options at the time of the consultation, that can be done. However, patients are always allowed their time to think things over and decide at a later date. Quotes are generally good for one year as long as the health history of the patient has not changed.

If you are ready to start your breast transformation call us at 208-939-3110 or visit our website to book your complimentary consultation.

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Topics: cosmetic surgery, Breast Augmentation

Why the Buzz About Dermaplaning?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Aug 5, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Whether you heard about it through social media or a friend, dermaplaning has taken the beauty world by storm. But why is it so great, and why are so many people talking about it? The buzz is for good reason and we are here to tell you why.

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Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment done with an exfoliating blade to remove peach fuzz and dead skin cells. It leaves the skin soft, smooth and better for makeup application. It is safe for most skin types and the treatment isn’t painful. Because the dermaplaning treatment is non-invasive and has no downtime, it is very popular! 

How does Dermaplaning work?

How the treatment works is a medical grade surgical blade is used at a 45 degree angle in small strokes to remove the top layer of skin and any facial hair. The results are smoother and brighter skin that allows products to penetrate deeper and makeup to look flawless. Along with that, dermaplaning also helps reduce the appearance of acne scars. Who doesn’t want that?

At Silk Touch, our signature dermaplaning treatment comes with a chemical peel application immediately following your treatment for additional rejuvenation. 

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Are you ready to try dermaplaning for yourself? Request an appointment with one of our skilled aestheticians today!

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Topics: boise medspa, skin treatments, dermaplaning

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Wearing Sunscreen Daily

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jul 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

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We’re sure you’ve heard it hundreds of times, but wearing sunscreen every day is so important for the health of your skin. Have you ever stopped and wondered why? We are here to give you the inside scoop. Below are 4 reasons why sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine.

  • Protects Against UV Rays

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can be extremely damaging to your skin. Increased exposure to both UVA and UVB rays is what damages skin cells. Sunscreen, when reapplied throughout the day, acts as a barrier against those harmful rays.

  • Reduces the Risk of Skin Cancer

A common cause of skin cancer is exposure to UV rays. It is recommended that you wear a minimum of SPF 15 daily, apply about 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours during exposure to the sun.

  • Keeps Skin Looking Youthful

Exposure to the UV rays can also cause wrinkles, sun spots, and leathery skin. These signs of sun damage can give the appearance of premature aging. Those who consistently wear sunscreen can prevent this and help maintain more youthful looking skin.

  • Helps Maintain a More Even Skin Tone

UV rays can cause hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and a change in skin texture. By using sunscreen you are preventing this and maintaining a more even skin tone.

You may think that sunscreen is only for the warmer months, but UV radiation still reaches the Earth on cloudy or colder days. With this in mind, it is important to wear sunscreen year round for the best protection.

Start giving your skin the love and care it needs by booking a complementary VISIA Skin Analysis with one of our medical aestheticians. They will be able to help provide recommendations to skincare treatments and products, including sunscreen, that will best help you accomplish your skin goals. Call us at 208-939-3110 to book yours today!

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Topics: Anti Aging, sunscreen, Skincare

Goodbye Acne, Hello Clear Skin

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jul 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Struggling with acne can be frustrating no matter what your age. Medication is often a solution to treat acne, but it doesn’t have to be the only one. At Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, we offer a variety of treatments with our medical aestheticians that can help reduce the appearance of acne and get you the skin you’ve always wanted.Acne Treatments Blog

Acne LED Light Therapy

At Silk Touch we offer LED, RED, and BLUE light therapies. These treatments have the ability to reduce moderate to severe acne, and have even shown up to 80% clearance rates in clinical studies when used in combination. Light therapy, simply put, is the application of light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. When these light therapies are done in combination, they can increase collagen production, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, neutralize acne causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and so much more.

This treatment is non-invasive, has no downtime, and is painless. No matter your age or skin type, this treatment can be safe and beneficial for you.

Acne Photo Dynamic Therapy

Acne Photo Dynamic Therapy, or PDT, is a skin treatment that can be highly effective in treating moderate to severe acne. How PDT works is Levulan®, which is a clear solution of 20% Aminolevulinic Acid, is applied to the skin 30 minutes to several hours before the treatment. During this time, the solution is absorbed into active cells, like acne sebaceous glands, which makes the targeted acne cells more sensitive to the light. The Levulan® is activated by non-UV light in the blue spectrum which in return destroys acne and leaves you with smoother skin. This treatment has made it possible for patients to stop the use of medications such as Accutane® in many cases.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have been shown to reduce the formation of acne and improve skin texture. We offer a variety of chemical peels that can help in the treatment of acne. To learn more read our blog post on chemical peels here.

Say goodbye to your acne and hello to clear, beautiful skin by trying one of our acne treatments at Silk Touch. For more information on which treatment is best for you, call us at 208-939-3110 to book an appointment and a VISIA Skin Analysis with one of our aestheticians.

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Topics: Acne

Are Mammograms Necessary For Breast Surgery?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Most, if not all, women know the importance of receiving a mammogram to check for healthy breast tissue. Mammograms are a vital part of women's health as they begin to age to protect against breast cancer. But did you know that mammograms may be required by doctors prior to breast surgery? 

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When receiving elective breast surgery such as a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a breast reduction at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, there are a few pre-surgery preparation steps that must be taken. Depending on your family medical history and age, one of these preparations may be getting a mammogram.

When to Get a Mammogram

According to the American Cancer Society women at an average risk of breast cancer should follow specific guidelines on when to get a mammogram. These guidelines are as follows:

  • Women age 40 to 44: optional mammograms annually
  • Women age 45 to 54: mammograms annually
  • Women ages 55 and older: mammograms every other year or optional yearly mammograms

What is Considered "Average Risk?"

Women who are at an “average risk” include those who have not had breast cancer in the past, who do not have a strong family history of breast cancer or the BRCA gene, and who have not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30. These guidelines may differ for those who are at a high risk.

Breast Surgery at Silk Touch

At Silk Touch, Dr. Nealy follows these guidelines as well as those set by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which state that doctors should only have patients tested when necessary. 

If you do not meet these requirements then it is likely that you will not have to receive a mammogram prior to your elective breast surgery. Any additional questions you may have can be discussed with the doctor at your consultation. For more information on how to prepare for your breast surgery consultation visit our website or call us at 208-939-3110.

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Topics: Breast Enhancement, Dr. Jason Nealy, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation

The Best Products For Your Skin This Summer

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 3, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Summer Skincare BlogWhen it comes to the summer months, who doesn’t want to feel confident in their skin? But, as the days get hotter, the heat and the sun can do some damage. That’s why we are here to share some of the best products to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing all season long.

  1. Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen: This sunscreen has broad spectrum protection, is water resistant, and provides the skin with a nice tint to give you color and help you feel your best in your bare skin.

  2. Silk Touch Rx Mini Peel Pads: These retexturizing pads are the perfect exfoliant to help get rid of dead skin cells while smoothing and reducing the texture of the skin.

  3. Epionce Intense Defense Serum: This serum provides your skin with a boost of multivitamins that have anti-aging properties and leave you with healthier looking skin.

  4. Silk Touch Rx Bright C: Our Vitamin C formula is fortified with key antioxidants and skin brightening agents that improve the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For more information on the benefits of Vitamin C, read our previous blog post here.

  5. Epionce Purifying Toner: Use this toner to help reduce surface shine and control blemishes all summer long. Another added benefit of this toner is it helps remove any traces of dirt, oil, or makeup. 

At Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa we carry a variety of products to help you love the skin you’re in. For a more customized summer skincare regimen, schedule a VISIA skin analysis with one of our skilled medical aestheticians. Call us at 208-939-3110 or visit our website to book a free consultation today!

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Topics: Skincare

5 Lip Filler Myths

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on May 20, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Lip filler is a popular cosmetic treatment that enhances the size and shape of the lips, giving a plumper and fuller appearance. For some, the idea of lip filler might be intimidating because of common misconceptions about the treatment. If you are one of these people, let us clear things up by sharing these 5 lip filler myths that simply aren’t true.

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  1. Lip filler is permanent.
    The effects of lip filler last about 12 months depending on the filler. Over that time, the filler is metabolized and absorbed into the body. Once the filler is gone, you can either leave your lips as they are or get them redone to maintain the look.

  2. Lip filler won't look natural or feel normal.
    When done correctly, lip filler can both look natural and feel normal. Our goal at Silk Touch is to help you achieve the lips you want when coming in for lip filler. Our skilled injectors have just the touch to give you the perfect pout without making them look too big or fake.

  3. Once you start, you can’t stop due to lip stretching.
    There is no evidence to prove this to be true unless continually plumping the lips as large as they can go. Once your filler fades or is absorbed into the body, you do not need to continue treatments unless you are wanting to. Your lips will return to their normal size with no stretching or sagging.

  4. Lip Filler is painful.
    Getting lip filler is relatively non-invasive and rates low on the pain scale. At Silk Touch we have two different approaches to lip filler injections. The first one requires us to do a local anesthetic block that numbs the lips. We then do a series of multiple small injections that give the lips a more pronounced, full appearance.

    The second approach produces a more subtle appearance. We use a small amount of local anesthetic along with ice and a cannula. The cannula is like a needle, but instead of having a sharp point, it has a rounded tip. This tool tends to cause less trama, less pain, less swelling, and a lower chance of bruising. Our patients are often surprised at how well tolerated this approach is compared with treatments they may have received elsewhere. Any bruising, swelling, or tenderness you may experience will subside after a few days.

  5. All fillers work anywhere.
    There are many different dermal fillers on the market that address different areas of the face. Often they can be used in multiple locations, but that does not mean they can be used anywhere. At Silk Touch we like to stick with Restylane, Restylane Kysse, and Juvederm as our lip filler options, with Juvederm being the most popular.

Don’t let misconceptions about the treatment hold you back. A little filler can make a big difference. If you are interested, but still have concerns, schedule a consultation and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our injectors are here to make your goals a reality.

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Topics: Lip Enhancement

What is a Liquid Facelift?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on May 6, 2021 1:00:00 AM

As we begin to age, it’s inevitable that our skin will change. Though there are things you can do to slow the process, you may begin to see sagging, loose skin, loss of facial volume and wrinkles. Many people turn to the surgical route by getting a facelift, but there is in fact another option.

Liquid Facelift BlogA liquid face lift is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. Instead of going under the scalpel for surgery, this procedure is done with the combined use of dermal fillers and botox to tighten, smooth and plump the face. The procedure can be done in less than an hour and has minimal recovery time. Though results are temporary due to filler and botox eventually wearing off, a noticeable difference can be seen almost immediately.

Things that a liquid facelift can help treat include:

  • Skin laxity
  • Facial volume loss
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowls

With a variety of dermal fillers available on the market, our injectors can customize treatments for each individual. The cost of the procedure can vary depending on how much and what type of injectables are used. Filler injections can be uncomfortable for some patients depending on the treatment area. If you are one of those patients, we have tools available to help make the treatments more comfortable.

If you are interested in a facelift, but aren’t ready to commit to the traditional surgical procedure, a liquid facelift might be beneficial for you. Call us at 208-939-3110 to book your consultation or visit us online to learn more.

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Topics: Botox, Fillers, Liquid Face Lift

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