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How To Tell If You Are A Kybella Candidate

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Apr 2, 2019 2:31:00 PM

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Lately there has been a lot of buzz around this injectable treatment from the makers of Botox, Kybella. And it's easy to see why. It's an amazing treatment that gets some pretty wow worthy results for jawline contouring.

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment that gets rid of under-the-chin fat permanently with out surgery! The treatment takes about 15 minutes and while there is some slight tenderness and swelling, the downtime is very minimal. We have been using Kybella in our practice for a few years now and we can't get enough of this product! Not only can you use Kybella under your chin and in your jawline - but you can also use it on other areas of the body such as bra fat and banana rolls. 

Are you a candidate for a Kybella double chin treatment? While we want to evaluate you in person first before we can say 100%... you can use this easy test to get a good idea!

Kybella Candidate Test:

1. Pinch the skin under your chin, then pinch the skin on your wrist - if it feels the same, then you a probably not a candidate.

3.Pinch the skin under your chin, then pinch the skin on your flanks (love handles). If it feels the same, then you are probably a candidate!

Check out some of our favorite Kybella before and after pictures below.

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Topics: injectable, Double Chin, Kybella

Why Everyone's Talking About PRP

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Mar 19, 2019 9:26:00 AM

 

PRP is the latest buzzworthy beauty treatment - and it's all over social media. The Kardashian's love it, Angelina Jolie can't stop talking about it and bloggers everywhere are singing its praises. So what's the big deal?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, and when it comes to anti-aging benefits, you can think of it as liquid gold. Like many aesthetic treatments - PRP was first used in the medical community. It is found in our blood, and the healing properties originated from research in wound healing and orthopedic research.

The treatment involves a technician drawing about 10mL of blood, centrifuging it to concentrate the blood plasma (the pale-yellow liquid component of blood that normally holds the blood cells in suspension) into a gel-like substance, then using it in an aesthetic treatment. The PRP jumpstarts your body’s healing mechanisms to stimulate skin recovery. There’s virtually no chance that your body will reject or react negatively to the injection, because it immediately recognizes the substance as its own cells.

PRP can be used in several ways:

  • PRP Injections: stand-alone treatments for the face. It helps stimulates new collagen, enhances microcirculation and regrowth of new healthy skin. The growth factors start working immediately, and the injected platelets are activated and release additional growth factors that accelerates the desired effects. It can take a few weeks to months to start seeing results, but they are extremely natural looking.
  • PRP with Injectable Fillers: This is one of the most popular methods, combining the volume replacement of injectable fillers with the skin-enhancing qualities of PRP. By directly injecting the PRP with the fillers, the full benefit of the PRP is delivered directly where it produces the maximal benefits.
  • PRP + Microneedling: also known as collagen induction therapy, or a Vampire facial, microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure using a device that contains fine needles. The SkinPen is programmable to puncture the skin thousands of times per minute in a highly controlled fashion – each puncture creates a micro channel that triggers the body to produce collagen and elastin to fill the channels.
  • PRP + Hair Restoration - PRP can also be injected into the scalp to help thicken the hair and repair the hair's natural growth process. It is also used during our NeoGraft Hair Restoration surgery cases. 

Scientific studies dating back three decades have documented that PRP stimulates new collagen growth and can soften or even eliminate the visible effects of sun damage and aging in your skin. Wrinkles are diminished, scarring minimized, hollows plumped and skin texture smoothed. Most patients see an immediate improvement in their complexion and skin condition. But because the full, natural healing process takes time, results will appear gradually and progressively over a four to six week period.

Are you ready to see if PRP is the right treatment for you? Schedule a free consultation today!

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Topics: microneedling, prp

Tone Your Arms For Summer with LipoSculpture

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 15, 2019 2:43:00 PM

Many people try for months or even years to get more toned and contoured arms - but still the fat won't budge. Even people who are working out and doing everything possible to shape the arms can sometimes fail to get the results they want. Blame stubborn fat or even bad genetics - sometimes working out just won't get you the desired results you want. Unfortunately, some fat is just diet and exercise resistant.

Fortunately, Arm LipoSculpture or Arm Liposuction can help you get that toned, contoured look of well-shaped arms. It can remove the fat that is not responding to other methods. Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center has performed hundreds of arm liposuction procedures with amazing results. 

Arm Liposuction can:

- Get rid of fat under the arms

- Shape the upper or lower arms to look more toned and defined

- Help with excess skin and fat

- Get rid of arm fat behind the armpits and bra area

- Get rid of fat deposits located on the chest "bra fat"

Arm Liposuction is a one-day procedure that takes less than a few hours. Most patients are back to work in just a few days, and garments are worn for a limited amount of time to help with the healing process and further toning the arms. If loose skin is also an issue, arm liposuction can be paired with skin tightening treatments such as ThermiTight (which can be done on the same day) or a series of Non-Surgical Venus Freeze Skin Tightening Treatments post-procedure. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Arm Liposuction?

If you have fat you can pinch on your arms or bra area - then most likely you are a candidate. While arm liposuction is permanent, fat can return if you continue gaining weight. 

Are you a candidate? Schedule Your Free Consultation at Silk Touch Med Spa. During this free consultation we can go over your goals, give you an exact price for how much your treatment will cost, financing options and any other questions  you may have about the procedure. 

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Topics: liposuction, Smartlipo Arms

Transformation Tuesday: Thigh Liposuction

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 5, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Thighs can be one of the toughest areas to slim down, especially after losing a substantial amount of weight. Like many lipo cases, this patient came to us wanting to slim her inner and outer thighs.  She was tired of the rubbing in between the inner thighs – and was ready for her pants to fit perfectly on both her waist and thighs.  Living with a pear shape since a young age, she was ready for a change.

Treatment: Smartlipo + Vaser Liposuction for Thighs

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Dr. Kerr used liposculpture to reshape the inner and outer thighs. This unique approach smooths out legs by removing fat – giving an over all shapelier, firmer and younger looking legs. This non-invasive liposuction can also help diminish the appearance of cellulite. When both inner and outer thighs are treated, Dr. Kerr can address the fullness under the buttocks to create not only attractive legs, but also improving the look of the buttocks. 

 

Liposuction for the inner or outer thighs is a quick in-office procedure, with minimal downtime.  Most patients return to normal activity within 3 days.

The end result? Less jiggle, better-fitting clothes, and firmer thighs.

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Topics: smartlipo, Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday

New Uses For PDO Threads

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jan 31, 2019 9:45:46 PM


We love PDO threads in the face. They can provide a subtle lift to the lower face to reduce jowls and smile lines. They provide lift to the cheeks, reduce wrinkles above the brows and even add more definition to your lips.

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As PDO thread technology advances, we are learning even more exciting ways to use these collagen stimulating threads. Popular areas include the area under
st popular below-the-face requests include the area under the chin, which can be tightened with the suture technology, and the neck, which can be lifted.

Injectors and Doctors are also starting to use threads to subtle lift lax breasts as well as skin above the knees and on the upper arms. Because these threads increase collagen production, it can be a great alternative for tightening on the arms and knees (for the right patient).

Not everyone's skin or beauty goals make them the right candidate for this treatment. It is important to go to a Doctor experienced in thread lifts, as this is an advanced treatment which potential side effects when inserted improperly.

Want to learn more about PDO threads? Visit our website page here.

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Topics: pdo threads

Will Botox Make My Wrinkles Worse?

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jan 22, 2019 2:16:00 PM

Wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are the most popular treatment choices for those looking to reduce wrinkles and keep a smooth forehead. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths about this product. One concern or questions patients may have is - Will Botox make my wrinkles worse if I choose to stop treatments?

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Will Botox Make My Wrinkles Worse?

Botox or any neurotoxin will not make your wrinkle worse should you choose to stop treatments. Your features will return to exactly how they were before starting Botox treatments, and the natural aging process will continue from there. Movement will also return to normal.

Botox treatments need to be repeated ever 3 months to maintain optimal results. Is your wrinkle relaxer not lasting like it used to? Talk to your provider about what your proper dosage is for maintaing results as long as possible. 

Ready to get started with Botox? Our expert injectors are among the top providers of Botox in the northwest, injecting more fillers & neurotoxins than anyone in the state of Idaho! In the hands of experts, you'll never leave looking phony or fake.

Schedule your free consultation today! 

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Topics: Botox, BotoxBoiseidaho

The Best Treatment for Skin Tightening on Your Arms

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jan 2, 2019 8:02:00 PM

Are you noticing wrinkly or loose skin under your arms or near your elbows? Why does it seem like the underside of our arms gets saggier/creepier skin than the rest of our skin? For women, one reason why it’s so apparent on the undersides of the arms is because of the hormonal changes after menopause. A drop in estrogen leads to less collagen production - which then thins the skin. Also if you have lost weight in your arms recently, thin skin becomes more noticeable in addition to laxity. 

At Silk Touch, we have a few skin tightening treatments from lasers to surgical. However our favorite treatment for the area under the arms is ThermiTight. Thermight helps tighten the skin and incite new collagen growth. ThermiTight is an injectable RF treatment. During a minimally invasive procedure (often paired with arm lipo) radio frequency energy is delivered under the skin through tiny probes (you're numbed so you don't feel anything). 

The treatment takes a few months to see full results as it has to jump start your collagen production first. Only one treatment is needed for optimal results. 

Thermitight pairs great with liposuction as it can be done during the same procedure without adding a lot of time to your procedure, and no additional recovery time.

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Ready to get started with your transformation? To schedule a complimentary consultation click "schedule" below or call us at 208-939-3110. 

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Our promise: Unmatched results & experience you can trust. Dr. Brian Kerr is Idaho's liposuction expert. With clients from around the world, Dr. Kerr has performed hundreds of liposuction procedures in his 19 years of practicing aesthetic 

 

Topics: liposuction, thermitight

Does Microneedling Hurt?

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 18, 2018 8:03:00 PM

When it comes to new treatments - it's one of the first things we want to know - does it hurt? What will it feel like?It can be nerve wracking getting any new treatment, especially when you have no idea what to expect.

Microneedling is one that sounds a lot scarier than it actually is (it's not like "needling" sounds relaxing) The big question we always get is- Does Microneedling hurt?

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Does Microneedling Hurt During The Treatment?

The answer? Yes, WITHOUT numbing. But luckily with topical numbing cream the treatment is much more comfortable and at the worst mildly uncomfortable on more sensitive areas. Microneedling feels like a deep exfoliation, a little like sandpaper. It can also feel tingly/tickly from the vibrations of the needle.

Another thing that affects the pain tolerance is how DEEP or aggressive the treatment is. Microneedling depth is adjustable based on your skin type & overall treatment goals. More aggressive treatments are more painful, and have longer dowtime. But on the other side you results quicker and can treat more stubborn texture issues like scarring.

Does Microneedling Hurt After?

What does Microneedling feel like after your treatment is over and the numbing wears off? After a Microneedling treatment your skin will feel a little sensitive and tight, similar to a sunburn. Depending on the depth of your treatment, most redness and sensitivity disappears within 24-48 hours. With more superficial microneedling treatments patients can expect redness to disappear by the end of the day.

It's important to follow all post-treatment protocols given to you by your technician. This will help your skin heal faster as well as maximize your results.

Ready to get started? Schedule a complimentary digital Visia Skin analysis with us today! 

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Topics: Skin Care, Anti Aging, microneedling

5 Big Benefits of ThermiVa Female Rejuvenation

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Nov 27, 2018 10:49:00 AM

For many women, childbirth, genetics, age or a combination of all three can change their vaginal anatomy. These changes are often unwelcome and can cause discomfort, both in day-to-day life and sexually. Thankfully there are ways to combat this problem through non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. ThermiVa is a game changer when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation treatments. No pain, no downtime and its our treatment with the highest patient satisfaction, even after their first treatment. 

Here are 5 Big Benefits To ThermiVa.

Non-surgical treatment

ThermiVa is a non-surgical treatment. This means there are no injections or incisions required. This is a big plus as many women are weary of having surgery performed on such an intimate part of their body. There is also no downtime with ThermiVa, making it a very convenient treatment that’s perfect for those with busy schedules.

Improved sexual stimulation

For some women, the tightening of vaginal tissue that ThermiVa provides also resulted in greater stimulation during intercourse. A lot of women seek out vaginal rejuvenation mostly due to poor sexual stimulation so this is a big benefit.

Improves Urinary Incontinence. 

Do you sneeze when you pee? We can help with that! An often overlooked benefit of vaginal rejuvenation is that is can help with incontinence. Not all women who experience anatomical changes to their vagina suffer from incontinence, but for those who do, ThermiVa can be very effective at improving it.

Fast treatments

ThermiVa is a very fast treatment, with session typically lasting 30-45 minutes. This means you can get the treatment without having to prepare or take time off work. (Perfect for lunch breaks!) ThermiVa is done in a series of 3 treatments. And for some women, it’s recommended to get maintenance treatment once or twice per year in order to maintain the benefits. 

Feel comfortable and confident with your body

While ThermiVa does have appearance benefits (tighten in and out) Feeling confident about your body isn’t just about improving areas that are visible. If you have noticed changes in your vaginal anatomy that are causing you discomfort or affect sexual performance then it can certainly affect your confidence in a negative way. This treatment can help restore your confidence and make you feel comfortable in your own skin again.

Ready to get started with your ThermiVa treatments or would like to learn more about whether this treatment is right for you? Call 208-939-3110 to schedule a free Consultation.
 
 
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Freeze Your Fat With Coolsculpting at Silk Touch 

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Nov 19, 2018 6:29:00 PM

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The CoolSculpting procedure 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. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you'll look and feel great from every angle.

We have the latest most advanced Coolsculpting machine on the Boise, ID market to help ensure optimal results.

Freeze away fat

It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues.  CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated 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. You can reshape your body!  We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas.  Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

CoolSculpting® Procedure

Its 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. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone for good. Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you'll see results in the mirrorlong-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you. Results and patient experience may vary.

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. At Silk Touch Med Spa we will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. We invite you to come in for a FREE consultation for your custom treatment plan.


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CoolSculpting FAQS

Q. Who is a candidate for Coolsculpting?

Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Cool sculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Liposuction will get you the best results, hands down. We also offer this procedure at our office for those who are looking for guaranteed results with fat loss or more body sculpting. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine which procedure is right for you. Consultations are free of charge.
 
 

Q. 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.

Q. Are the 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.

Q. 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 Med Spa is to make this treatment as comfortable as possible for you.

Q. 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. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over. This is a great lunch-time procedure.

Q. 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 continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. If you are looking for more instant fat loss results, LipoSculpture (our liposuction procedure) may be a better fit for you. Liposuction can also be done on any area of the body and allows Dr. Kerr to sculpt the body remove stubborn fat permanently in just one treatment. Learn more here.
 
 

Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo proudly provides Boise, ID and surrounding areas with CoolSculpting®. Call today for your consultation at (208) 939-3110 or complete a Contact Form here!

Topics: body contouring, coolsculpting