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Cosmetic Surgery Vs. Plastic Surgery: What's The Difference

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 11, 2021 1:12:00 PM

If you missed our previous announcement, we at Silk Touch are excited to welcome Dr. Jason Nealy to our team! Dr. Nealy is a triple board certified cosmetic surgeon who is joining us from the Seattle area. Dr. Nealy is leading our new cosmetic surgery expansion, and will be offering procedures like breast implants, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers. So what is cosmetic surgery exactly? The term cosmetic surgery is often confused for plastic surgery, but in fact they are very different things. 

 

Cosmetic surgery is focused on enhancing the beauty of the body through surgical procedures. This type of surgery is based on aesthetic appeal. Cosmetic surgery services include:

 

  • Breast Enhancement
  • Facial Contouring
  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Fat Transfer
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Body Contouring
  • Skin Rejuvenation

 

Plastic surgery, on the other hand, is focused on the surgical reconstruction of defects to the face and body. These defects can be due to things such as body disorders, disease, trama, and burns. Examples of plastic surgery include:

 

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Burn Repair Surgery
  • Congenital Defect Repair
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery

 

Board certified plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons have similar paths for schooling, but cosmetic surgeons gain far more additional training, knowledge and experience before becoming board certified due to them being required to complete a post-fellowship training program after their initial residency.

 

When choosing a surgeon, it is important to research and keep in mind a doctor’s training and education. As a triple board certified cosmetic surgeon there is no doubt that Dr. Nealy knows his stuff! Don’t miss out on getting on our schedule for one of the many new cosmetic surgical procedures we are offering with Dr. Nealy. Book a consultation today!

Topics: cosmetic surgery

Exciting Filler Updates in 2021

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 4, 2021 12:22:32 PM

Filler continues to be not only a popular treatment at Silk Touch, but one of the most popular treatments worldwide. With the increase in demand of this treatment, improvements are being made every year to make filler longer lasting, and approved for use in more areas. New improvements in filler include:

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  • A recent FDA-approval of Juvederm Voluma use for the chin is the first time filler has been approved to be used on the face outside of cheek and lip areas. Chin enhancement using filler has been a popular treatment for years - and Voluma continues to be our go-to choice for this area. 
  • Clinical trials are being done to ensure FDA approval for filler use on areas of the face such as the temples, the hollows below the eyes, and the jawline. While this is a very common off-label use, FDA approval allows for these companies to market it to patients. 
  • The use of masks has made the demand for under-eye filler increase. People want their eyes to be a focal point and desire lower eyelid rejuvenation without the need for surgery. We love this quick treatment that can make a major difference in how refreshed you look. Check out our before and afters here. 
  • A cleaner and purer family of fillers is being introduced to the United States. These volume enhancers have been available by Revanance in Europe for years. These fillers are called RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4.  Stay tuned for updates on this! 
  • Restylane Kysse is a new filler that was recently approved for lips that doctors agree offers less swelling of the lips and gives a more pillowy feel. In fact, in a “Kissability Study” conducted by parent company Galderma, the majority of patients’ partners reported a more kissable or natural feel. This filler has quickly become a favorite of our injectors and clients. Check out our Instagram for before and afters. 
  • Long-lasting fillers, such as Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic, are more commonly being injected in innovative ways. Radiesse is being used to correct cellulite laxity and Sculptra Aesthetic is frequently being used to manage sun damage and skin texture. 
  • The “microdroplet technique” is a new trend that can improve fine lines on the weakest areas of the face. This is done by injecting a thin dose of hyaluronic acid filler in different patterns of microdroplets under the skin. Doctors suggest that we will see overall improvement of skin quality with this technique. 

Ready to give filler a try? Schedule your appointment today and our injectors will help you decide which filler is best to achieve your goals.

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Topics: Fillers, News

Everything You Need To Know about Facial Fat Transfer

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 4, 2021 12:04:27 PM

What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Did you know that fat transfer can be done on your face? You may associate fat transfer with breasts or butts (BBLs), but facial fat transfer can actually be quite effective and have long lasting results.

The fat transfer procedure, also known as fat grafting, is done by collecting fat from one area of the body through liposuction. The fat is then prepared for injection and transferred to another area, such as the face. Facial fat transfer is commonly used as filler for sunken areas of the face, facial creases, acne scars and the lips.

In order to qualify for facial fat transfer, patients must have an adequate amount of fat to harvest. Fat is removed from areas of the body such as the stomach, hips, and thighs. Fat transfer is always paired with a liposuction procedure.

This procedure not only gives a natural, fuller look to the face, but the results are also long lasting. A small portion of the transferred fat may be absorbed in the body over a period of time, but ultimately the initial look remains the same. 

Not a candidate for fat transfer? Not a problem, our expert injectors can achieve the same results using facial fillers like Juvederm Voluma or long lasting collagen stimulating fillers like Sculptra.

Often times, fat transfer is paired with facial fillers for optimal results. 

To learn more and see if you qualify for fat transfer, book a complimentary consultation today!

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Topics: Fat transfer

Say Goodbye to Mask Acne With Chemical Peels

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Feb 4, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Has your skin been suffering lately due to increased mask wearing? Wearing masks during this pandemic is important to do our part, but that doesn’t mean your skin should suffer. Many have found frequently wearing a mask has caused unwanted acnealso known as, “maskne.” We here at Silk Touch have just the solution for you!

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Chemical peels, like our glycolic acid peel, work by exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin cells and deep cleaning your pores. Not only does this peel help reduce the formation of acne, but it can also improve your skin’s texture, leaving you with more refreshed, glowing skin. In addition to helping treat acne, depending on the type of chemical peel, peels can also address anti-aging concerns and irregular pigmentation. At Silk Touch we offer a large selection of chemical peel solutions in a variety of strengths that can be customized to treat your skin type and specific skin concerns. 

Chemical Peels types we offer:

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
  • Variety of Epionce Peels

Before you turn to medication to fight off your maskne, give chemical peels a try! Book a complimentary Visia Skin Care Analysis with one of our skilled medical aestheticians to find out what peel is right for you. 

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Topics: Chemical Peels, Acne

Welcome, Dr. Jason Nealy

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Dec 17, 2020 2:28:44 PM
 
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Welcome, Dr. Jason Nealy!

We have been keeping two big secrets under wraps for Christmas…..and we are so excited to finally get to share them with you!

First, we are pleased to announce a new member to the Silk Touch team.  Dr. Jason Nealy, a triple board certified Cosmetic Surgeon will be joining our practice in January 2021, He has been practicing in the Seattle area, but is excited to move his family to Boise where he can share and enjoy some of his outdoor interests and talents.

Dr. Nealy has extensive experience in a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures such as:

Breast Augmentation (implants)

Breast Lifts & Reductions

Tummy Tucks

Eyelid Lifts

Fat Transfer

Butt & Thigh Lifts

Face & Neck Lifts

Mommy Makeovers

Announcement #2!  

You may have already noticed some construction going on in our facility.  We are remodeling in order to add two new state-of-the-art surgical suites, capable of accommodating all the NEW Cosmetic procedures Dr. Nealy is bringing to our Silk Touch clientele. 

When Can I Schedule a Procedure with Dr. Nealy?  

Starting January 18--Dr. Nealy will begin scheduling liposuction cases in addition to Dr. Kerr.  Dr. Kerr will appreciate the help since he is booked out 2-3 months in advance. Also starting in January, Dr. Nealy will be accepting patients for eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), mini tummy tucks & fat transfers as well. 

If you are interested in scheduling one of these procedures in January with Dr. Nealy, please call to set up a complimentary consultation with Briana, our Patient Educator.  REQUEST A CONSULTATION ONLINE HERE.

When Can I schedule one of Dr. Nealy’s NEW surgical procedures? (like breast augmentation or tummy tucks?) 

Jan. 18 -  CONSULTATIONS will be available for ALL SURGICAL PROCEDURES provided by Dr. Nealy. 

Liposuction, Eyelid lifts, Mini tummy tucks & fat transfers cases will be scheduled.

April 1 -  SURGICAL PROCEDURES (requiring anesthesia) will be scheduled.

If our remodeling is completed earlier than April 1, we will move our scheduled surgeries up.  We will make that announcement as soon as we know completion dates! If you are planning on scheduling a surgical procedure this spring, we encourage you to book your consultation early to reserve your spot.

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We are so thrilled to share our exciting news at Christmas!  What a gift to us all.   Dr. Nealy brings his talent and artistry to Boise and we are confident that you will fall in love with him as we have. His gifts will allow us to  better assist you in meeting your aesthetic goals, no matter how big or small.  Merry Christmas!  

Dr. Kerr,  Susie & The Silk Touch Team

 
 

Does Microneedling Hurt?

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Oct 1, 2020 1:20:00 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

Will Botox Make My Wrinkles Worse?

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jul 1, 2020 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 often 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 every 3 months to maintain optimal results. Is your wrinkle relaxer not lasting like it used to? Talk to your provider about what the proper dosage is for maintaining your results as long as possible. Your dosage should be unique to you and your anatomy. 

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! 

Request a Free Consultation

 

 

Topics: Botox, BotoxBoiseidaho

The Secret Is Out: ThermiVa Non Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Wins Real Self Award

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jun 9, 2020 9:32:28 PM

The secret is out! The new game changing treatment for women is all over the news after winning Real Self's 2019 MOST WORTH IT award. ThermiVa is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that is completely non surgical and pain free, with pretty instant results.

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ThermiVa is a patient favorite at Silk Touch - and we understand why: it's life changing for women of all ages. Whether you are suffering from post-menopausal issues like dryness, or are wanting to bounce back faster after a baby - ThermiVa can treat that, AND SO MUCH MORE.

ThermiVa:

- Treats vaginal dryness

- Increases tightness and helps with vaginal laxity (internal and external)

- Improves sexual wellness (helps orgasmic dysfunction)

- Urinary incontinence 

- Faster postpartum recovery 

Ready to see if ThermiVa is right for you? Schedule a consultation today!

This month only get ThermiVa for as low as $799 a treatment. Learn more here. 

 

Topics: ThermiVA

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost? | Silk Touch Boise, Idaho

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on Jun 3, 2020 5:02:00 PM

Move over diamonds, lip fillers are a girl's new best friend! Whatever your lip goals may be - we can help! From subtle and hydrated, to a luscious pillowy pout - every lip filler treatment at Silk Touch is customized to the patient.


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How much does lip filler cost?

Because each treatment is customized to the patient, the cost varies. It depends on how much filler you need (1/2 - 2 syringes are typical for lips) and what type of filler you choose to go with. The average cost for a lip filler syringe at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center is $550-$700.

How To Save Money on Lip Fillers

There are several ways that you can save on lip fillers! There are points programs for products like Juvederm and Restylane that give you points to redeem towards future appointments.

We often run monthly specials on filler. Check them out here.

We also have a referral program. $20 for every friend you send our way. No limit on how many points you can save up to use!

How to get started

You can schedule a consultation with any of our expert injectors. If you would like to be injected the same day, just let us know when scheduling. During your appointment your injector will consult with you on what your goals are, and let you know what product they recommend to best achieve that.

Request an appointment here or call us at 208-939-3110

Topics: Fillers

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

Posted by Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics on May 8, 2020 7:59:00 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. 

Ready to get started?

 Request a Free Consultation

Topics: skin treatments

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