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What can I do about my excessive sweating?

Posted by Susan Kerr on Jul 12, 2017 5:26:00 AM

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The other day my friend came to me for advice. “ I have an embarrassing problem”, she said. She then explained to me that lately, she could not control how much she sweats. It had gotten to the point where to she was afraid to wear anything but black, in fear that she would raise her arms and show giant sweat stains. “Please, tell me that I’m not alone in this and there is something I can do.”

I told her that she may be suffering from something called hyperhidrosis, and that she may be surprised to hear that BOTOX® can actually help deal with the sweating. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating problems are caused by the nervous system. BOTOX® effectively blocks the impulses sent from the brain to the nerves that cause excessive sweating. Deodorants and antiperspirants control sweat by clogging the pores, but are not effective on people with hyperhidrosis.

Surgical treatments for hyperhidrosis include cutting out the sweat glands or cutting the nerves that lead to the glands. These surgical treatments can cause permanent scars and nerve damage. BOTOX® treatments for hyperhidrosis take 10 to 20 minutes. The treatment begins working within the first week and last for six to twelve months.

Where does the sweat go? Your sweat doesn't go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.

Our staff is more than willing to meet with you , for free, to discuss the best treatment plan for you. Please give us a call at 208-939-3110. Or click below to schedule your free consultation. 

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Topics: Botox, Excessive Sweating

Weight Loss In Your 50's

Posted by Susan Kerr on Mar 9, 2017 12:48:06 PM
Doesn't seem like their is a new weight lossdrug being advertisied every day? Oh I wish it were that easy!  I know I have been tempted by a few of these myself....but...the naked truth is....These are all bogus....there is a new one of these each week....and they have a different product to sell.  
Best weight loss advice I can give anyone in their 50's: 
1.  Get your hormones checked.  If thyroid is out of whack, that can keep weight around the middle.  Bio identical hormones can be a god send for women in their 50s.  
2.   Exercise:  A combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is best.  In our 50s....weight training is even more important because we lose muscle and muscle burns fat.  Spend more time on weights. Vary your exercise program so your body doesn't get used to the same old thing.  
3.  Eating:  There is no way around this.....we have to eat better and choose what we eat more carefully.  Portion control is a must.  I find that a smaller plate is key.  Eat 1/2 of what you would like to eat.  Watch sugars and fats, but don't deny ourselves of good fat.  At this age, we are often free from children and money troubles so we are free to eat out more...which is terrible for our midsection.  Take half of your order home to eat the next day.  
4.  Take vitamins and minerals so your body gets the nutrition that it needs and we don't have as many cravings.  
5.  Water:  Drink more of it.  Carry a bottle with you.  Drink a full glass 15-20 minutes before each meal.  When you think you are hungry....drink first.  
If you still hit a plataue and can't seem to get rid of that little extra around the waist, hips, thighs or really anywhere on the body - or would like additional contouring - we invite you to come meet with the experts at Silk Touch to discuss our state-of-the-art body contouring procedures - including liposuction, non-invasive fat removal treatments and skin tightening treatments
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Topics: liposuction, Weight Loss

New! Thermiva Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation

Posted by Susan Kerr on Dec 30, 2015 4:03:26 PM


Have you heard about this new treatment recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show? It's a treatment for women that will seriously change your life! The best news.. we now offer it at Silk Touch! Say hello to your new best friend, ThermiVA. Thermiva is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

We are so excited to be one of the first to bring this amazing technology to the women of Idaho! This is seriously a game changer in female rejuvenation treatments - with the only other alternative before this being painful, expensive, surgery.

ThermiVA is Non-Surgical 

ThermiVA is completely pain free and non-surgical. 

There is no recovery time with ThermiVA. It's the perfect lunch time treatment! One of the best parts  about ThermiVA is how easy the treatments are. You don't have to interrupt your life with expensive surgery and downtime! Who has time for that? Want to exercise afterwards? Go for it. Have sex? Sure! 

A small, slender wand (similar to ones used in transvaginal ultrasounds during the beginning of pregnancy) is used to provide a temperature-controlled radiofrequency directly to the inner vaginal tissue and the outer labias. Treatments are extremely comfortable and quick. It takes about 30 minutes total, fifteen minutes for the inner vaginal tissues and fifteen minutes for the outer vaginal area.

Is Everyone A ThermiVA candidate?

The only contraindications to getting Thermiva include pregnancy, active STD, urinary tract infection and patients with a cardiac device e.g. pacemaker/ defibrillator/ mechanical valves.

How Many ThermiVA Treatments Do You Need?

For optimal results we suggest a series of 3 treatments. We recommended that women come in for one treatment a month for three months. From that point forward, some may need one treatment a year just for maintenance. 

This month only, save up to $900 on Thermiva + get a FREE area of Botox -click here to claim offer.

Treats Urinary Incontinence

Urinary leaking is a daily struggle for many women of all ages. Chance are if you don't suffer from this, you probably know several people who do... Many women come to us with concerns of even being worried to sneeze without peeing a little. ThermiVA can stop this!

Childbirth (both vaginal deliveries and c-sections), abdominal surgeries, menopause, and even the things we can't control like genetics and aging are all major causes. Luckily, we now have ThermiVA to help! 

ThermiVA has a 96% "Worth It" Rating on Which is one of the highest patient satisfaction scores on Realself. Here's what some ThermiVa patients have to say about treating urinary incontinence with Thermiva.

“I couldn’t do a squat or a jumping jack during boot camp without leaking on myself, but after three treatments I have none.” — mom of four, all vaginal deliveries
“You know that whole cross your legs and squeeze when you sneeze? Well, I don’t have to do that anymore — I now sneeze freely without having to worry about leaking.” — patient after just one ThermiVa treatment

Improves Postpartum Recovery 

As early as six weeks after delivery, women can receive a ThermiVa treatment. This is a big deal for women who have had vaginal deliveries, women with stretching of the vaginal tissue, and women healing from episiotomies as a result of vaginal deliveries.  ThermiVa will restore the elasticity of the vaginal tissue much quicker and will reduce the healing time in those who had tearing or episiotomies during child birth.  Breastfeeding? Not a problem! Breastfeeding moms can still receive ThermiVa. (How exciting is that, ladies?!)

Improves the Appearance of the Vaginal Area

ThermiVa, through tightening the skin of the vagina, helps bring the outer parts of the vagina closer to the body.  The effects are sometimes immediate — the technicians can sometimes see the skin contracting and tightening during the actual procedure. 

Restores Moisture

This is something that affects so many women, and can become a serious medical issue. Menopause and the lack of estrogen in our bodies results in vaginal dryness. Which can lead to things such as — bleeding with wiping, tearing, pain during sex, collapsing of the vaginal walls, and can even allow for the bladder or the intestines to fall into the vaginal space.  Vaginal rejuvenation with ThermiVa will create softer and thicker skin and more moisture both internally and externally to make daily life and sexual intercourse more comfortable without the use of hormones or messy creams.

Improves Sex

Another great benefit of Thermiva? ThermiVa will enhance your sex life!!It will feel fuller, tighter  and smoother afterwords. Plus, in addition to restoring moisture which can help improve sex, ThermiVA can result in increased sensitivity, more coordinated and stronger muscular contractions, and ability to achieve orgasms in a shorter time period. Even women who’ve never been able to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse before have reported having orgasms thanks to ThermiVA. 

Still have questions?  Wanting to learn more? 

Schedule a FREE Consultation today! (ThermiVA treatments are performed by our female medical staff members.)

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Topics: ThermiVA, female rejuvenation

Skin Care Boise! New Skin Care Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin!

Posted by Susan Kerr on Feb 14, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Sun Damaged Skin Gone!

SILK TOUCH Rx Medicated Skin Care, Boise You want amazing skin right?  We do too!  In 2010 I wanted to find a way to bring our clients the best ingredients possible. Having been in the skin care business for over 11 years, I was familiar with a lot of different brands of skin care products and I wanted nothing but the best for myself and our clients.  So, I flew to Denver with Tiffany, our head aesthetician, and we participated in a two-day conference where we were instructed by an industrial chemist who specializes in dermatology products and medical grade skin care systems.    

We were on a mission!  We wanted to know what the best ingredients were, why they worked and in what combination.  At Silk Touch Med Spa we have always tried to provide the very highest grade skin care products available;  Vivete by Allergan, Epionce, Revision, etc.

But now, we wanted the best of the best, and to show our confidence in the products we've chosen, we have put our own Silk Touch name on them.   Thus, Silk Touch Rx Medicated Skin Care was born.

Our heavy hitter is our Vitamin A product line.  Why?  Because we mix the Vitamin A right into the moisturizer at our Med Spa, thus giving you the highest potency and efficacy available.  You have to see the difference to believe it! 

Silk Touch Rx Skin Care BEFORE MM Silk Touch Rx Skin Care Products, Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise

 These BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS are of Mariah, our Medical Aesthetician who started using the Silk Touch Rx Vitamin A product because of sun damaged skin and texture issues.  The Before and After photos were taken using our Visia Digital Photo Analysis. 

 Skin Lightening Peel,before  Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise


 Silk Touch Lightening Peel,AFTER, Silk T ouch Med Spa, Boise resized 600

Another heavy hitter, is our  Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening Peel.  Melasma is very difficult to treat, but look at the photos above and see the amazing results!  


Our client above was terribly sunburned as a young girl and developed melasma. Unfortunately the photos were taken with different cameras and the lighting and coloring are quite different, but you can see in the 2nd photo her melasma has faded almost entirely.  She has no makeup on except for a little lip gloss.  

The melasma patient had done many procedures including Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and IPLtreatments with no success.  When we found the formulation for our skin lightening peel we called her up and said, "Let's do this for you free of charge!"  She had a few days of down time and had to use an at-home skin care system for a few weeks, but just a month later, Shazaam!  Look at her now!!!!!   Aren't her results amazing???

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Topics: Skin Care, Sun Damage Treatments

10-minute Nose Job! Non-surgical rhinoplasty!

Posted by Susan Kerr on Oct 22, 2013 2:36:00 PM

Guess who's had a nose job?   

Walk down the streets of any big city and I bet you will encounter over 100 people who have had a nose job. It is one of the most common changes people make to their face when getting plastic surgery.

While the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a drop in rhinoplasty procedures, there has been an increase in alternative rhinoplasty treatments. 

Traditional Rhinoplasty can be quite expensive. On top of that, it might involve numerous revisions and it requires a long recovery period – during which your face is screaming to the world “I just had a nose job!!!”

 Dermal fillers have changed the cosmetic surgery playing field.  Often you can correct a nose for less in no time by just injecting a favorite filler like Radiesse or Juvederm.  Some doctors prefer using a Fat Transfer using your own fat.  If you want something more permanent, Artefill is the only long lasting filler-- lasting 5 years or more.   Forget the anesthesia, the packing and the sutures – instead the only tools needed are a syringe and dermal fillers. A lot less gruesome than anything you see on Nip-Tuck.

The only downside to non-surgical rhinoplasty is that unlike a traditional nose job, the results are not permanent for life. Although with long lasting fillers like Artefill, your results can last indefinitely as the microspheres in Artefill do not break down. By injecting fillers into the nose, we can fill small depressions and even out bumps and humps. It is a great procedure for correcting nasal deformities and for adding height to make a bump less noticeable.

Dr. Kerr &  nurse injector Rachel are very experienced Artefill Trainers.  Rachel often travels to other medical offices teaching other doctors and nurses the injection techniques used at Silk Touch Med Spa in Boise.  Their recent move to their new facility on Eagle Road allows them the room and ability to have other physicians and nurse injectors travel to Silk Touch for training. 

Artefill before and after photos, Artefill rhinoplasty,rhinoplasty non surgical

Artefill Before and After Photos - Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (nose job) can be done with the following fillers or Fat Transfer- juvederm, radiesse and artefill.  

What do you think about this alternative to the traditional nose job? I think anytime you can avoid an expensive surgery it's a good thing. Especially when the problem you have with your nose is minimal and can be fixed with a simple injection.

Artefill may also be used for the face to correct tear troughs, acne scarring and to volumize the face. artefill before and after photos, tear trough and nose rhinoplasty

Artefill before and after photos--nose correction (rhinoplasty) and tear trough correction. 

If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, our staff is always willing to answer your questions! We can use our new photo projection program to show you what you would like like with Artefill, before you purchase the syringes. 










Topics: Artefill, Non-surgical Nose Job

Win your battle with 'back boobs' with Bra Fat Removal

Posted by Susan Kerr on Aug 12, 2013 11:35:00 AM

There you are standing in your closet getting ready to liberate your winter clothes from their seasonal resting place - scarves, sweaters, and skinny jeans… oh my! You look forward to donning your form-fitting little black dress that is always a hit at holiday parties. Jubilantly, you discard you’re summer tank-top in a pile on the floor in favor of your hot momma eye-catching dress. You turn to admire yourself in the mirror, but instead of the gleeful greeting of a silhouette, you gasp, “back boobs!”

Where smooth lines once were, you find layers of fat protruding from under your bra line. The back bra-roll consists of the area just under your shoulder blade and down toward your hip area. It can also be above the shoulder blade and extend into your armpit – and yours are extending in full force! You can’t face the holiday party season like this! What to do?

Dr. Brian Kerr can improve the way you look both in and out of your favorite winter frocks and dramatically reduce the unsightly “bra bulges.”

The latest laser liposuction techniques such as Smartlipo or Ultrasound technology like VASER liposuction can remove your bra bulge fat in a matter of minutes, zapping your winter ‘back boob-blues,’ leaving you feeling and looking fabulous!

 Boise smart lip, laser liposuction, vaser liposuction

Dr. Kerr uses awake anesthesia that helps to keep the patient comfortable and ensures minimal bruising while he removes fat from the bra area. The procedure generally takes an hour or two, with clients walking out of Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise in just a few short minutes after the procedure. 

Results usually take just a couple of weeks, but swelling and recovery varies by individual, with most clients reaching desired results within a month with improvement up to one year. A smoother, flatter bra line can create a shapelier, feminine figure, ensuring your little black dress is what leaves people talking, not your bra bulge.  

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Topics: smartlipo, Weight Loss

The Secret to Amazing, Flawless Skin

Posted by Susan Kerr on Feb 18, 2013 9:00:00 AM

You want amazing skin right?  So do we!  That's why a few years ago one of our aestheticians and myself flew all the way to Denver to attend a two-day conference where we were instructed by an industrial chemist who specializes in dermatology products.     

We were on a mission!  We wanted to know what the best ingredients were, why they worked and in what combination.  At Silk Touch Med Spa we have always tried to provide the very highest grade skin care products available;   Epionce, Jan Marini, Revision, etc.

But now, we wanted the best of the best, and to show our confidence in the products we've chosen, we have put our own Silk Touch name on them.   Thus, Silk Touch Rx Medicated Skin Care was born. 

Our heavy hitter is our Vitamin A product line.  Why?  Because we mix the Vitamin A right into the moisturizer at our Med Spa, thus giving you the highest potency and efficacy available.  You have to see the difference to believe it!  

The above photos are of Mariah, our medical aesthetician who started using the Silk Touch Rx Vitamin A product because of sun damage and texture issues.  Before and after photos were taken using our Visia Digital Photo Analysis.  

Another heavy hitter, is our  Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening Peel.  Melasma is very difficult to treat, but look at the photos below and see the amazing results!   

This is one of our clients who was terribly sunburned as a young girl and developed melasma.  She had done many procedures including MicrodermabrasionChemical Peels, and IPLtreatments with no success.  When we found the formulation for our skin lightening peel we called her up and said, "Let's do this for you free of charge!"  She had a few days of down time and had to use an at-home skin care system, but just a month later, Shazaam!  Look at her now!!!!!   Aren't her results amazing??? 

Click here more information on the Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening Peel.

We offer free a VISIA SKIN Analysis ($100 value) to new patients. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. Alternatively, you can schedule online below.

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Topics: Skin Care, Anti Aging

Injectable Fillers or Plastic Surgery - What Is The Best Option?

Posted by Susan Kerr on Jun 8, 2012 1:48:00 PM

When making changes to your appearance or dealing with a facial concern – it is a very serious and personal choice. In addition to feeling comfortable with the physician you choose, the treatment you choose is just as important. How do you decide between getting surgery or facial fillers?

There are a handful of factors that go in to deciding what kind of treatment you’ll need. There is a time and a place for injectables, as there is a time and place for plastic surgery. It is our opinion that Plastic Surgery shouldn't  be considered as first response to sagging skin and wrinkles.   Here at Silk Touch Medspa we highly recommend doing facial fillers first over plastic surgery because volume is what is most often needed.  Once the skin is volumized, many of the patient's concerns are eliminated.  At Silk Touch Medspa, we have several treatments to choose from – Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and the new long-lasting filler Artefill. We have something for everyone. We have fillers that go deeper, last longer, aren’t as superficial and come in a variety of consistencies and strengths.

But, while we suggest fillers over surgery we understand that in some cases fillers just aren’t the answer. Face fillers can treat certain lines and wrinkles, but are not a plausible solution for everything. For example, if someone has a tremendous amount of excess skin in the neck area, they’re going to need a neck lift. Also, if your upper eye lids are drooping excessively, an eye lift may be your best choice.

Artefill is a new filler that does amazing work and can last up to 5 years! Look at these results for Dr.Kerr


If you are curious to whether face fillers are the right option for you, our staff would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss various options and treatments. Just visit the contact link below or call us at 208-939-3110. 

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Topics: Botox, Anti Aging, Fillers, Liquid Face Lift

Silk Touch Med Spa Is Looking To Lease Space

Posted by Susan Kerr on Mar 2, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Hello Friends,

We are anxiously looking forward to  the completion of our new Medical Office/Med Spa and GRAND OPENING of SILK TOUCH MEDICAL AESTHETICS in May 2012. Our new location will be on Eagle road between Ustick and McMillan.



We a looking to lease space to business minded professionals in the adjoining 2000 sq ft of building space. We enjoy a large clientele base of those seeking medical, health and beauty services.

Our tentative plan is to lease 10 individual rooms each with its own water and lockable door. Valuable Eagle Road advertising will be included both on the building and on the Eagle road sign.  The Tentative name for this space will be "The Satin Salon".

These rooms would be ideal for Hair Stylists, Nail Techs, Massage Therapists, Dieticians, Life coaches.. etc.   We are looking for individuals whose businesses will be synergistic with Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics and meet the following criteria:

  1. Previous experience required.
  2. Existing clientele  highly recommended.
  3. On-going education highly preferred.   
  4. Online scheduling recommended. 

Other services available at an additional cost:

  1. Silk Touch can provide referral and scheduling .
  2. Digital advertising on Eagle Road.

If you are interested in learning more about leasing a space. Please contact us through our blog, or on Facebook and we will put you in touch with Susie Kerr. You can also call the spa who can help put you in touch with Susie at 208-939-3110.

For information about the types of services we offer please visit our website.

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Regaining Your Pre-baby Body with Silk Touch Med Spa

Posted by Susan Kerr on Jan 3, 2012 1:24:00 PM


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This past year many celebrities like Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham gave birth to beautiful healthy babies. And it wasn't very long before we saw those new mommies out and about sporting a newly toned, skinny and healthy body. Almost as if they were never pregnat!

They make it look so easy. But, for those of us who aren't A-list celebrities sometimes we need a little plastic surgery to help get that body back. A lot of women have even chosen to have procedures done before getting pregnat. 

Does having plastic surgery pre-baby bump help our bodies recover faster? Most doctors believe this doesn't have an effect on how quickly the body will recover.


Thos who have had lipostuction pre-baby may have a better chance of not gaining weight in the area where liposuction was performed. But, you can still gain weight in other parts of the body. It just depends on what part of the body was treated. For example, the stomach is not void to changes after liposuction, but areas like the upper thigh are. 

Tummy Tuck

Woman who have had a tummy tuck, may or may not bounce back into shape quicker. A tummy tuck should be saved for after pregnancy in order to get better, long-lasting results.

Post-baby Options

It is unclear if pre-surgery options do in fact have an effect on post-baby results. But Silk Touch Med Spa offers many procedures and treatments that can help you regain your body back after pregnancy.

Many women complain that that still have a “baby belly” once their body weight has returned to a healthy pre-pregnancy level. In most cases this is caused by a combination of a stubborn bulge of fat and a permanent loss of elasticity in the skin of the abdomen.

This can be difficult and even impossible to fix with diet an exercise. Non-surgical body sculpting procedures like Vaser and SmartLipo can help fix this problem.

Some women notice residual brown pigmentation of the face that persists after their baby is born. This is commonly caused by melasma, also known as the mask of pregnancy. Depending on the type of hyperpigmentation that is present Intense Pulse Light Treatments can be an excellent treatment in addition to an optimized skincare regimen.

All new mothers experience exhaustion! Many women complain that they look tired after pregnancy. This may be a result of a number of factors including dark under eye hollows, well developed frown lines and sagging in the cheeks resulting from loss of pregnancy fat. A number of minimally and non invasive procedures can be used to offer a subtle rejuvenation to the “tired” post-pregnancy face including Botox, Radiesse, Juvederm, Artefill and Intense Pulsed Light.

Dr. Kerr and our staff at Silk Touch Med Spa can help you decide which treatment options are best for you.

To discuss your questions and concerns, and find a treatment option that is right for you, please sign up for a FREE consulation. We can help you regain your pre-baby body with out invasive surgical procedures.

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Topics: smartlipo, Mommy Makeover

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