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Thinking About Under Eye Filler? Here’s What You Need To Know

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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Are you tired of looking tired? Dark circles or tired looking eyes can be frustrating for anyone. Especially when you feel well rested and can’t seem to get them to go away. There can be a variety of causes for tired looking under eyes such as stress, genetic predisposition, fat loss, or aging. If you are looking for a non-invasive solution, then tear trough filler might be for you. For individuals interested in under eye filler, here are 5 things you need to know before your treatment:

  1. Does filler get rid of dark circles?

    Under eye filler can help with the appearance of dark circles, but won’t get rid of them. The purpose of filler is to increase volume in areas Filler can improve appearance but wont get rid of dark circles. It’s more for hollowness.

  2. What can I expect from the treatment?

    Before dermal fillers are injected, the skin is disinfected and a topical anesthetic is applied to help with pain management. Next, using a cannula, a syringe of filler is injected beneath the under eye skin. The cannula is slowly removed while the filler is injected, and the treated area is lightly massaged to spread the filler.
  3. Are under eye fillers safe? Are there side effects?

    Under eye fillers are considered safe, especially in comparison to the alternative treatment—surgery. Fillers are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. Side effects include:
    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Itching

  4. How long do under eye fillers last?

    The under eye fillers we use are approved by the FDA for 18+ months, but patients typically see them last 9-12 months.

  5. Who is a candidate for under eye fillers?

    If you experience any of the following you may be a good candidate for under eye filler or tear trough correction:

    • Have hollowness/loss off volume under the eyes
    • Have dark circles, bags or shadows
    • Have healthy, elastic skin
    • Have good skin thickness

With one quick treatment, our expert injectors can improve the under eye area and help you achieve the transformation you are after! We utilize the best dermal fillers on the market to help treat patients of all ages. Ready to take the next step? Give us a call at 208-939-3110 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.

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Topics: Eyes, Fillers, under-eye bags

How To Prevent and Treat Lip Lines

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Sometimes the smallest problems can contribute a great deal to an aging look. Lip lines, also called smokers’ lines, are those little vertical fissures above your upper lip. Most women get them as the years pass, whether they smoke or not. The process is the same as it is for all facial aging: the skin loses tone and elasticity on the surface while the volume under the skin diminishes. The result is a wrinkled, sunken look.

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What causes lip lines?

1. Sun Exposure

Are you surprised with this one? It seems those UV rays always take the blame for aging. Even on the coldest day, we still get UV exposure. The only way to help with the aging affects of sun exposure? You guessed it - stay out of the sun and lather up on sunscreen every single day!

2. Smoking

In addition to all the other scary health issues that come with smoking - the repeated motion of puckering up causes the tiny grooves in the skin above your lips to form more quickly, and to become more pronounced.

3. Straws

Though this has not been scientifically proven - many medical sources say that the frequent use of straws can cause lip lines to form sooner. The same is said about kissing - but you may want to weigh the benefits on that one.

4. Aging

The one thing none of us can do anything about? Aging. Sort of. There are plenty of lifestyle changes that can help prevent of slow down the appearance of lines around the upper lip. Moisturize, drink plenty of water, use a Retinol, get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.

How to Treat Lip Lines

If your genetic code or past-sun exposure or smoking has resulted in lines to your upper-lip, there are many steps you can take to minimize and even completely erase their appearance.

Our Top 3 Treatments for Lip Lines

1. Injectable Wrinkle Fillers 

2. Laser Skin Resurfacing

3. Chemical Peels 

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Topics: Lip Enhancement, Fillers, Wrinkle Fillers

Neck Liposuction Roundup

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on May 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM

We love a good neck liposuction before and after and we know you do too! Neck liposuction can be a great option for individuals who struggle with fullness below the chin, often referred to as the double chin. With minimal downtime, minimal pain, and minimal scarring, neck liposuction has become a patient favorite. Below are some of our most recent before and afters performed by Dr. Kerr and Dr. Nealy.

8B2F2F27-74B6-4B09-8A58-5768F35B06D2 copyThis patient is 2 months post-op from liposuction done by Dr. Nealy.

IMG_1439This patient had lipo 2 months ago.

IMG_4770This patient is 2 months post-op on her neck liposuction.

IMG_2471Neck Liposuction done with ThermiTight on this 42-year-old patient by Dr. Nealy. She is 2 months post-op.

IMG_2785She received neck lipo from Dr. Kerr to sculpt the neck, lip filler from Travis to add volume, and filler in her jaw from Dr. Nealy to really shape and define her jawline.

IMG_3350This patient received neck liposuction done by Dr. Nealy. She is 2 months post-op.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Liposuction and Medspa, or if you want to see if you are a candidate, call us at 208-939-3110 to schedule a consultation. Follow us on Instagram @silktouchboise to keep up with all our recent liposuction transformations!

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Topics: Lip Enhancement, Fillers

Top Skin Care Treatments For People in Their 20s

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Mar 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin. Laying down a good skin care foundation early on in life can help minimize wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, sun damage and more. For individuals in their 20s, it’s all about prevention. This can help ensure healthy and youthful looking skin later on in life. Below are some of our top skin care treatments for people in their 20s.

  • BotoxBotox in your 20s can help prevent wrinkles later in life, helping to ensure smoother skin. Botox is a sterile, purified protein injectable that works by relaxing the muscles—reducing muscle activity and gradually preventing the formation of frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. By safely relaxing and blocking the contracting of the muscle, wrinkles will soften and disappear over time. 
  • FillerGetting filler in your 20s can be a great option if you are not ready to commit to a surgical procedure but still want the same effect. Filler in the nose, under eyes, lips, cheeks, and chin are popular nonsurgical alternatives. 

  • Chemical Peels:The key to younger looking skin is exfoliation. Chemical peels help give the exfoliation process a boost and encourage the rejuvenation of new skin cells.  A peeling agent is applied to the skin that stimulates the outer layer of skin to slough off, revealing the healthier skin beneath it.

  • MicroneedlingMicroneedling uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface layers of skin, tightening, lifting, and rejuvenating skin by stimulating collagen production. Microneedling helps treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture, mild to moderate skin laxity, and more.
  • DermaplaningDermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment done with an exfoliating blade, called a dermatome, to remove peach fuzz and dead skin cells. It leaves the skin soft, smooth, and leaves your skin with a more flawless look. Dermaplaning can be beneficial for a deeper penetration of products such as skincare or makeup. Not only does it promote smoother skin, but it diminishes the look of fine lines and removes soft facial hairs that can trap in dirt and oils. 
  • Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal is a great long-lasting solution for unwanted hair. The earlier you do it, the longer you get to enjoy the results. During the laser hair removal treatment, light is absorbed by melanin in the hair shaft and hair follicle, and is converted into heat energy—thereby raising the hair temperature. When the temperature is high enough, irreversible damage occurs to the hair structures which prevents the growth of the hair. 

Beautiful skin starts with the right treatments and skincare products. Taking care of your skin is an investment that will pay off in the years to come. To best determine which treatments and products are right for you, we recommend our patients meet with one of our medical aestheticians for a VISIA skin analysis. For more information, or to schedule your consultation, give us a call at 208-939-3110 or visit us online here.

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Topics: Chemical Peels, Fillers, microneedling, Acne Scars, skin treatments

What is a Liquid Facelift?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on May 6, 2021 1:00:00 AM

As we begin to age, it’s inevitable that our skin will change. Though there are things you can do to slow the process, you may begin to see sagging, loose skin, loss of facial volume and wrinkles. Many people turn to the surgical route by getting a facelift, but there is in fact another option.

Liquid Facelift BlogA liquid face lift is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. Instead of going under the scalpel for surgery, this procedure is done with the combined use of dermal fillers and botox to tighten, smooth and plump the face. The procedure can be done in less than an hour and has minimal recovery time. Though results are temporary due to filler and botox eventually wearing off, a noticeable difference can be seen almost immediately.

Things that a liquid facelift can help treat include:

  • Skin laxity
  • Facial volume loss
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowls

With a variety of dermal fillers available on the market, our injectors can customize treatments for each individual. The cost of the procedure can vary depending on how much and what type of injectables are used. Filler injections can be uncomfortable for some patients depending on the treatment area. If you are one of those patients, we have tools available to help make the treatments more comfortable.

If you are interested in a facelift, but aren’t ready to commit to the traditional surgical procedure, a liquid facelift might be beneficial for you. Call us at 208-939-3110 to book your consultation or visit us online to learn more.

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Topics: Botox, Fillers, Liquid Face Lift

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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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

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How To Prevent and Treat Lip Lines

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 22, 2014 5:01:00 PM

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Sometimes the smallest problems can contribute a great deal to an aging look.

Lip lines, also called smokers’ lines, are those little vertical fissures above your upper lip. Most women get them as the years pass, whether they smoke or not. The process is the same as it is for all facial aging: the skin loses tone and elasticity on the surface while the volume under the skin diminishes. The result is a wrinkled, sunken look.

What causes lip lines?

1. Sun Exposure

Are you surprised with this one? It seems those UV rays always take the blame for aging. Even on the coldest day, we still get UV exposure. The only way to help with the aging affects of sun exposure? You guessed it - stay out of the sun and lather up on sunscreen every single day!

2. Smoking

In addition to all the other scary health issues that come with smoking - the repeated motion of puckering up causes the tiny grooves in the skin above your lips to form more quickly, and to become more pronounced.

3. Straws

Though this has not been scientifically proven - many medical sources say that the frequent use of straws can cause lip lines to form sooner. The same is said about kissing - but you may want to weigh the benefits on that one. :-)

4. Aging

The one thing none of us can do anything about? Aging. Sort of. There are plenty of lifestyle changes that can help prevent of slow down the appearance of lines around the upper lip. Moisturize, drink plenty of water, use a Retinol, get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.

How to Treat Lip Lines

If your genetic code or past-sun exposure or smoking has resulted in lines to your upper-lip, there are many steps you can take to minimize and even completely erase their appearance.

Our Top 3 Treatments for Lip Lines

1. Injectable Wrinkle Fillers 

2. Laser Skin Resurfacing

3. Chemical Peels 

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Topics: Chemical Peels, Fillers, Wrinkle Fillers

Is Voluma The Right Choice For Me?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jun 12, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Before and After Oxnard Ventura JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC

We wanted to share with you a real experience from a patient who tried Voluma for the first time.

Is Voluma Right For Me?

So... the stars admit to doing it, but is Voluma right for me? When I first heard about Voluma, a new facial filler that produces results that can last up to two years, I was intrigued, as I had reached a point where I felt it was time to take a more aggressive step toward slowing down the aging process. I also had a lot of questions… Would the treatment make my face look puffy?  What are the side effects?  Does is it hurt?

I’ve always had a round face, and in my teens and twenties I was an expert at using makeup to “add contour.” Then I hit my mid-40s, and suddenly, check bones.  But not in a good way.

My face was thinning, and I did not like the hollows I was seeing.  The loss of volume in my cheek area was making me look drawn and angular, and I realized that the curves I had worked to correct were actually what gave my face a more youthful appearance.

I had heard about facial fillers, but did not like the idea of having to go back after six months for a touch up.  Psychologically it was a big step for me to try any kind of treatment, and if I was going to commit, I wanted the results to last. Voluma seemed to offer what I was looking for.

No It Does Not Make Your Face Look Fat

Voluma, I learned, would likely cause temporary swelling after treatment, as well as some tenderness and possible slight bruising at the injection site.  As far as my concerns of looking overfilled, I was reassured that Voluma produces natural-looking results, and that they take a less is more” approach to treatment. I was sold.

At my treatment, I was nervous, but gradually relaxed when I realized that each Voluma injection felt no worse than a slight pinch. The entire treatment was completed in less than 30 minutes.

Results

When they handed me a mirror, I immediately saw a change. The curves have been restored to my cheeks, making my face looked softer, and with the deep hollows gone, my expression looks less tired.  It is a subtle – but definite – difference.

I did have a bit of swelling, which went away after two days, and some very faint bruising in a few spots that was easily covered with foundation.  I can honestly say I love my results. I feel like I’ve had a much needed boost, and superficial or not, it has made me feel more confident.  Best of all, I am thrilled to know I can enjoy the results of my Voluma treatment for up to 24 months.

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Topics: Fillers, Liquid Face Lift

Best Celeb Botox and Filler Treatments

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 6, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Under the right injector, Filler and Botox can keep you looking as ageless and natural as these Hollywood stars. 

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Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren looks better than ever! Her Botox and filler is placed to make her look very natural. Lines around the eyes have been reduced with Botox. And her lip lines were treated with filler. Most likely she has had sun-damage correction using CO2 Fractional Laser or IPL treatments. 

As we age, we lose the volume in our face that gave us our youthful look. Long lasting filler like Artefill can revolumize, giving the face a more full, smoother appearance.

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Jenny Mcarthy

Jenny Mcarthy is the perfect example of great Botox placement. Her eye brows are arched perfectly to keep her looking feminine and natural. It's important to go to an injector with a lot of experience in Botox treatments - or you can end up looking unnatural. 

Silk Touch Med Spa is a Diamond Level Provider in Botox and Juvederm. Placing us in the top 1% in the Nation. 

 

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Courtney Cox

When it comes to lips, the lower lip should be about 30% larger than the upper lip. Courtney Cox has had subtle lip plumping, helping to create a natural looking pout and reduce lip lines which can make people seem older.  

See Silk Touch Juvederm Before and After Photos.

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Lori Laughlin

Creating nice almond-shape eyes, like actress Lori Laughlin, can be achieved with fillers. Since it fills in the space under the eyes and in the cheeks, lifting any lose skin back into place. The key is to be consistant with injections, but wait until the majority of results have worn off before re-injecting. This way, you don't have to regress back to your baseline or start from scratch with each session. 

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner uses filler such as Juvederm to decrease the amount of gums showing. Jennifer Garner started her Botox treatments early. Continuing with injections of Botox or Dysport every four months or so, before there is full recurrence of muscle activity can slow the progression of aging.

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