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How to Get Rid of Dark Eye Circles For Good

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 2, 2016 9:41:00 AM

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Because the skin beneath your eyes is so thin, it's especially prone to sun-induced hyperpigmentation (and skin cancer). But sunscreen can also be especially irritating if it gets in your eyes. Use a nondrippy or stick formula that won't migrate.


When you rub your skin to pry off your liner, you're causing inflammation and capillary damage—both of which can contribute to dark circles. Cleansing oils, like melt eye makeup with the least amount of rubbing. As a bonus, you'll lose fewer lashes, too.


Washing your face with hot water worsens puffiness and can accentuate dark circles. 



To reduce bluish and red discoloration under the eyes, lasers can help by constricting visible blood vessels.



A shimmering nude cream or powder shadow can brighten up your eyes, as long as it's a touch darker than your skin tone. If it's lighter, it looks frosty and dated.



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At the first signs of hollowing, using a filler such as hyaluronic acid or fat can help to fill in the spots that appear in the tear troughs. Fillers like Artefill are extremely effective in filling deficient areas under the eyes when it is injected deep into the tissue. Artefill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results. 

The patient below came to us with concerns about the hollowness of hers eyes, something that has bothered her for as long as she can remember! Dr. Kerr used Bellafill under the eyes and in the tear trough. The end result? No more looking tired! If you are wary about using a permanent filler, other injectables can be used to get the same result.

Bellafill Under Eyes - Before and After 

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Topics: Anti Aging, Artefill, Eyes

FDA Approved Treatment for Acne Scars

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 19, 2015 9:54:00 AM

The FDA has approved Bellafill, an injectable filler, for the treatment of moderate to severe acne scars. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S., affecting more than 40 million people, and this is big news for people with severe cases or lingering scars.


This new treatment is ideal for patients who have not responded to topical therapy, like Retin-A, which takes months and only improves very superficial scars; those who do not want to go through a series of five chemical peels; or those who have only a few scars.

If done properly, most patients will require only one or two treatments. And it’s permanent.

Bellafill incorporates both collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen provides immediate volume and lift. Over time, it’s absorbed by the body, while the microspheres remain as filler. In a study of the filler on patients with acne, 85 percent of 147 subjects rated their appearance as improved at six months, and 90 percent were satisfied at 12 months.

For the past eight years, the FDA-approved version of this injectable was called ArteFill, and it was officially cleared as a permanent filler for nasolabial folds, a.k.a. smile lines. BellaFill is still used for full face-rejuvenation, volume restoration, smile lines, and under eye correction for hollowness and dark circles

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Topics: Artefill, Acne, BellaFill, Acne Scars

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. 

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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

How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags

Posted by Brian Kerr on Sep 4, 2013 9:53:00 AM

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One of the most common questions I receive here at Silk Touch when meeting with patients is "How Do I get rid of these huge bags under my eyes?. "I always look so tired when I'm not, why do I have these bags ALL the time." "Do I have to get surgery to fix this?"

The appearance of under-eye “bags” can be due to a number of factors. Sometimes it is a bit of under-eye fat bulging through, sometimes it is fat loss in the tear trough area below the lower eyelid. Sometimes it is just the way your eyes are anatomically. Usually it is a combination of all of these.

Some people are genetically more predisposed to these things, some less. Time, smoking, drinking and lack of sleep all contribute as well.

If it bothers you, be sure to find out about all of your options, not just the surgical ones. There are ways of minimizing the appearance of some under eye “bags” using filler injections and topicals. This is a lot less risky, painful and expensive than surgery, if you are a good candidate. Artefill and Restylane are great choices along with a Vitamin C and SkinMedica TNS eye repair. 

Sometimes skin tightening treatments, such as Pelleve are used in combination with filler to give the eyes a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. 

To see if you are candidate for under-eye rejuvenation, you can schedule a complimentary consultation where we will go over custom treatments options based on your budget and individual concerns. 

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We also have a new photo-projection program where we can give you a visual of what your results can look like! This new tool helps people feel like they are not making a "blind" purchase.

Here are a few before and after pictures. Both of these women were thrilled with there results. We used Artefill, the only long lasting filler on the market, to do both of these treatments. The great thing about using Artefill is that is builds on your own collagen overtime, resulting in less injections in the long run. Dr. Kerr is proud to be one of the only Diamond Elite Artefill providers in the nation, and a national training facility for Artefill.


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Topics: Artefill, under-eye bags

Artefill - The Only Long Lasting Wrinkle Solution

Posted by Sara Barrett on Feb 28, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Finally – a long lasting solution for wrinkle correction!

Silk Touch Med Spa in Boise is proud to be the first in Idaho to carry Artefill, a permanent facial filler that lasts more than 5 years. With this long lasting derma filler it is all about confidence. Confidence in Artefill as a product, confidence in the results and restoring new confidence in yourself. 

If you have used temporary wrinkle fillers in the past, then you know that they are eventually absorbed by your body and require frequent repeat injections to maintain the appearance you’ve come to love. The good news is, Artefill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results. Upon injection, the collagen in Artefill visibly reduces the wrinkles right away and the microspheres provide support for your skin. Your body’s own collagen works together with the microspheres to provide long lasting, natural feeling wrinkle reduction.

Silk Touch Med Spa, Artefill, InjectablesWith Artefill:

  • treatments improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time.

  • treatments are completed during a simple, in-office procedure.

  • provides immediate results for wrinkle correction allowing you to return to your normal daily activities.

  • You can look up to 10 years younger

 How much Artefill will I need? 

Each person is different, and we won’t be able to tell you exactly how much you will need until you come in for your FREE consultation with Dr. Brian Kerr. The picture below can be used as a guide.

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In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector like Dr. Kerr, Arterfill offers a fast route to a youthful makeover with zero downtime. The "liquid lift" can take off 10 years in mere minutes.

Take a look for yourself. Below are pictures of our very own Dr. Kerr before and after receiving Artefill.

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Silk Touch Med Spa is hosting an Artefill Launch Event on March 6. During this event only will you recieve special pricing on Artefill injections.

Space is limited and only 25 slots are available per session. Reserve your time slot now by calling 208-939-8442

Don't forget to take a look at the additional before and after photos. You won't believe the transformations!




Topics: Artefill, Fillers, Liquid Face Lift

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