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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.

8B2F2F27-74B6-4B09-8A58-5768F35B06D2 copyThis patient is 2 months post-op from liposuction done by 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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Topics: Lip Enhancement, Fillers

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.

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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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Pregnancy Safe Skincare Products and Treatments

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jan 20, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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For many expectant mothers, a big concern is often “is this safe for my baby?” When it comes to skincare or medspa treatments, women are typically limited in what is safe during pregnancy. Doing your research is important, and with the right guidance from a skin care professional, you can find a variety of products that can be beneficial and safe for your skin both during and post-pregnancy.

Pregnancy Safe Epionce Products:

  • Gentle Foaming Cleanser
  • Enrich Firming Mask
  • Renewal Facial Lotion
  • Renewal Lite Facial Lotion
  • Renewal Eye Cream
  • Intense Defense Serum
  • Intensive Nourishing Cream
  • Ultra Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • Renewal Calming Cream

Pregnancy Safe Silk Touch RX Products:

  • Hydrascrub
  • Essential Night Cream

Pregnancy Safe SkinMedica Products:

  • HA5

Ingredients to Avoid:

Certain ingredients in skincare products can be a cause for concern during pregnancy. It is best to avoid products that contain the following ingredients:

  • Retin-A, Retinol, Retinyl
  • Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid
  • Essential oils
  • Hydroquinone
  • Aluminum Chloride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Chemical Sunscreens
  • Dihydroxyacetone

Just because you are pregnant, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself. The OxyGeneo Facial, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling (without radio frequency), and Dermaplaning are pregnancy safe and are great for your skin. It is important to note that all cosmetic surgeries as well as Botox, fillers, laser hair removal, laser treatments, and radio frequency treatments are not safe for pregnant women and should be avoided. 

To create a personalized pregnancy safe skin care regimen we recommend meeting with one of our medical aestheticians. They will be able to answer all of your questions and help find products that are right for you. Give us a call at 208-954-1185 to schedule your appointment!

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What You Need To Know About CO2 DOT Laser Resurfacing

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jan 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Do you struggle with acne scars, wrinkles, or fine lines? Or do you have age spots and sun-damaged skin? If any of these sound like you, you’ve come to the right place. Skin can play a big part in how you feel about yourself, and we think everyone deserves to feel confident in their natural appearance. With our CO2 DOT Laser Resurfacing treatment we can help your skin look new and refreshed, while helping improve the appearance of any trouble areas you may have with your skin. 

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What Is DOT Therapy?

DOT Therapy is an innovative skin resurfacing treatment that uses the SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser System. This treatment precisely removes thin layers of skin, which tightens the skin and stimulates collagen production. The results—rejuvenated, younger looking skin.

How Does It Works?

During the SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser treatment a pattern of small scanned pulses of laser energy is applied to your skin. Thousands of microscopic perforations are created that stimulate skin tightening and collagen growth. DOT Therapy leaves the skin surrounding each dot intact, speeding up healing times and decreasing downtime. Each treatment is customized to your skin by the doctor and adjustments are made depending on the area being treated. A topical anesthesia is applied prior to the treatment to help with any discomfort.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

The CO2 laser is great for individuals who experience signs of sun-damaged skin. This may show itself in pigment irregularities, wrinkles, skin laxity and sagging, and roughness in skin texture. This treatment is also great for those who have stretch marks or acne scars. CO2 DOT Laser Resurfacing can be done on most skin types and can treat skin types of all ages. 

What Results Can I Expect?

There’s a reason this treatment has been referred to as the “Gold Standard'' for non-surgical facial rejuvenation and removal of facial skin wrinkles and photoaging since 1995. Though improvements have been made, the results are still the same. You can expect a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin, and the treatment has even been said to give the appearance of a mini facelift without incisions. CO2 DOT Laser Resurfacing stimulates the production of collagen while tightening the skin which creates long lasting results with just one treatment.

Additional Benefits:

  • Reverses the appearance of aged and sun-damaged skin
  • Improves texture and firmness
  • Smooths wrinkles and lines
  • Renews your skin
  • Downtime adjustable by a physician

If you are interested in learning more about CO2 DOT Laser Resurfacing give us a call at 208-939-3110. We can help you schedule a consultation to discuss your skin goals and see if this treatment is right for you.

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Achieving the Ultimate Chin Contour

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

A strong, defined chin is often associated with attractive facial features for men and women alike. For some, a prominent facial contour does not naturally occur, and for these individuals, implants or filler can be a great solution. But how do you know which is the better option for you? Understanding each solution is a great first step.

Chin Enhancement

The Surgical Solution

Chin enhancement surgery, or genioplasty, is the surgical placement of a facial implant under the skin to create a stronger, more prominent appearance of the chin. Not only does this procedure improve facial contour, but it also helps create a better balance between facial features. Facial implants come in all different shapes and sizes, and are typically made of silicone or a similar material.

This surgery is an outpatient procedure that requires the use of general anesthesia. The procedure itself can take as little as an hour to perform and has relatively short down time—patients can generally return to normal activities within a week. The great thing about taking the surgical route is chin enhancement is a permanent one time procedure with immediate results.

Fix it With Filler

Filler is an injectable gel that a skilled provider injects into the face to temporarily create a plumper and more full appearance. Chin filler is a great non-surgical option if you are not ready to commit to a permanent fix, but want to test out what you would look like with a chin augmentation. Filler lasts up to a year, is safe, and has immediate results. 

The process of receiving filler lasts only a matter of minutes. For most patients, one treatment is required, though some may need additional treatments to achieve or maintain the desired appearance. With filler, there is little downtime. Individuals may experience swelling or bruising, but these side effects will subside on their own within a few days.

Chin Enhancement at Silk Touch

So what’s the best option? Well that comes down to personal preference. If you are interested in chin augmentation and are needing help making the best decision for you then we suggest starting with a consultation. To schedule yours give us a call at 208-939-3110 or visit us online.

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