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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

Will Botox Make My Wrinkles Worse?

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 28, 2018 4:38:49 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

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: microneedling, Skin Care, Anti Aging

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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Topics: ThermiVA

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

Seeing Spots? Our New M22 Laser Erases Spots & Dark Pigmentation.

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Nov 2, 2018 9:42:35 PM

Seeing spots? Most likely you can blame you can blame the sun & good ol' aging process for spots on the face, chest & arms. However, irregular pigmentation can be a sign of a few different skin conditions. Pigmentation on the face can be from age & sun spots, but it can also a symptom of Melasma, Rosacea, Birth marks etc.

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If you suffer from pigmentation - our new M22 Laser has 4 different modalities that can help erase dark spots, sun spots, freckles, melasma - on a large variety of skin types. Melasma suffers can now receive this laser treatment without a chance of darkening the patches. The M22 combined with a peel/product regimen is a miracle worker on Melasma, which is one of the hardest conditions to treat.

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Read more about the M22 Here.

What To Expect 

To get started, we first need to determine what type of pigmentation you have - so we can diagnose a proper treatment. We offer free consultations & digital skin analysis with our medical aestheticians. During your free consultation we can prescribe treatments, go over options, budget & financing plans, as well as discuss any questions you have about your skin & our treatments. Think of us as your new beauty BFF. 

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Topics: skin treatments

New at Silk Touch! One Machine... 4 New Treatments. M22 Laser treatments are here!

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Oct 1, 2018 10:09:00 PM

We have always prided ourselves on bringing the best and latest aesthetic treatments to the Treasure Valley. And we are SO excited about this one. Say hello to your new best friend, the M22 Laser.

The M22 Laser is a powerful laser with several treatments in one device.

  • M22 IPL
  • ResurFX
  • M22 Profractional

Now with several modalities in just one device we can customize a patient's treatment to get the best results for your individual and unique skin type and treatment goals.

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Treats more skin types

One of the things we love most about this new laser is that is treats a wider variety of skin types - including darker skin level 3 and 4 on the clarks scale. That means we can treat pigmentation and dark spots on almost all skin types now.

Reduces Melasma

Another AMAZING benefit to this machine is that we also finally have found an effective laser for treating melasma! We have been testing melasma treatments for the past decade and are excited to finally have found one we are confident will provide results for our patients.

Ready to see what this new laser can do for you? Schedule a free consultation today! Schedule your consultation during October to get our introductory pricing. During October we are offering Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all M22 Treatments ( IPL, Resurfx & Profractional).

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Coolsculpting for Men - Watch a Live Treatment

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Aug 30, 2018 6:06:50 PM

Can men get Coolsculpting? That's a big YES! Coolsculpting reduces fat almost anywhere on the body for both men and women. Coolsculpting can help get rid of those stubborn areas of fat that never seem to budge with exercise - like that pesky stomach pooch. The best part? No downtime and we provide the Flatscreen & Netflix so you can enjoy your favorite show during your treatments!

Check out these 2 men try Coolsculpting for the first time in this live treatment video:

 

Where can you get Coolsculpting?

Almost anywhere! CoolSculpting® is cleared to treat 8 different areas: the abdomen, flanks, banana roll, thighs, bra fat, upper arms, back and the submental area (double chin). Often times are patients are so happy with the first area, they come back for a second.

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Safety of Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Aug 22, 2018 7:55:00 PM

FDA Advisory
Within recent weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying vaginal rejuvenation treatments have been cleared for destroying abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissue, as well as condylomas (genital warts) and other serious genitourinary (GU) conditions—but not for disorders and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function. Furthermore, the Administration claims these treatments “have serious risks and don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for these purposes.”

FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says he is aware of “numerous” reports of vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse and recurring or chronic pain following these procedures and as a result, is asking the manufacturers of the devices in question to address their concerns and reevaluate the marketing of their products.

In light of this statement, we wanted to share with you what we and other industry experts think about the warnig.

Firstly, women seek these treatments for many health and aesthetic reasons both. Vaginal dryness, inability to climax, loss of sensitivity, urinary incontinence - and the list goes on! And we know it works because our clients have shared with us and we celebrated in the success of the results they see. Lasers and Radiofrequency devices have been used for these type of treatments for years, and have a large body of evidence showing unequivocal benefit to women's health. There have been very few and rare reports of burns and complications, and none so far at Silk Touch.

Secondly, this statement lumps all vaginal rejuvenation treatments into one category. Both lasers and Radiofrequency (RF) - which are very different technologies. We offer ThermiVa, a RF device which has less complications and downtime than laser treatments.

The reason these warning letters have been sent out is these devices are not supposed to be marketed for indications they are not FDA-cleared for until they receive approval, and this is where some companies have gone awry, leading to warning letters. Just because something doesn't have FDA-clearing, doesn't mean its unsafe. It's a costly and lengthy process to get something FDA-cleared, which is why its so common to get off label treatments. (Example, Botox in crows-feet, even though its FDA cleared for forehead.)

Here's an excerpt from NewBeauty magazine where Dr. Alexiades & Dr. Canter ( industry leaders in Vaginal Rejuvenation) shares her opinion.

"....these devices do work for many people and it’s important that the FDA is finally discussing women’s health issues after all these years. “The important take home messages are that women need treatments for conditions such as pain with intercourse, urinary leakage and infections, which can result in a poor quality of life,” says Dr. Alexiades. “Approximately 50 percent of postmenopausal women suffer from these conditions, and this new generation of devices offers significant efficacy and excellent safety profiles.”

Reston, VA urogynecologist Maria Canter, MD agrees. “Although I agree with the FDA that the safety and effectiveness of a device should be established prior to it being marketed a certain way, some patients have failed multiple ‘approved’ treatment options and have had significant improvement with energy-based devices. For example, a radio-frequency device I work with, Viveve System, has studies demonstrating safety and efficacy when used to treat vaginal laxity that can lead to decreased sensation during intercourse and urinary incontinence. There is also a prospective randomized controlled trial that was blinded and demonstrated significant improvement in symptoms. This device also currently has 2 FDA IDE trials. To date, there have been no serious adverse events and the benefits have outweighed any risk.”

To wrap it up...

While any FDA warning sounds scary - this one really is more of a warning to the companies to hold off on marketing certain benefits UNTIL they get FDA approval. We stand behind our vaginal rejuvenation treatment ThermiVa, in both the safety of the device and health benefits.

ThermiVa has truly been one of the most gratifying treatments to be able to offer to our clients. It has changed the life of countless women, and even improved marriages. We can't say enough good things about this treatment!

If you would like to learn more about ThermiVa or to see if you are a candidate- visit our website here.

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Questions You Should Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jul 25, 2018 11:17:01 AM

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When it comes to medical aesthetic treatments - you have a lot of options and it can be overwhelming to decide who to choose for a cosmetic procedure. And when it comes to your face & body - its important to go with someone who is an expert, has high safety standards and is someone that can give you amazing results with realistic exceptions.

Many of the questions patients are advised to ask when vetting a cosmetic surgeon are the same as those they're advice to ask of any doctor or surgeon.

Here are 10 questions you should ask your cosmetic surgeon:

  1. Do you have experience in the procedure I'm considering? How much?
  2. How did you train in the procedure?
  3. How many of this particular procedure have you done?
  4. Can I talk to some of your former patients?
  5. Are you before and after photos your real work?
  6. Are you an accredited medical facility?
  7. What happens if there are complications?
  8. Who is a candidate for this procedure?
  9. What type of anesthesia will I get, if I need any? Are you licensed to administer anesthesia?
  10. What will my recovery be like? Do you have me come in for follow up visits?

 

The Silk Touch Experience

At Silk Touch Med Spa Laser & Lipo Center of Boise, we encourage you during your initial consultation to ask as many questions as you want! We are happy to talk about our different providers extensive experience with each treatment we offer. We only share our own before & after pictures and are always happy to share testimonials from other patients. You can also read any of the 900+ 5 star reviews we have on our Demandforce Page here.

At Silk Touch, you can feel rest assured you are in the hands of experts. We are the only IMQ accredited medical spa in Idaho - which sets puts our safety and quality standards as one of the highest in the Treasure Valley.

Ready to get started? Request your consultation online or give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule.

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