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Silk Touch named Top 500 Allergan Injectable Provider

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 22, 2016 12:29:56 PM

unnamed-5.jpgDr. Brian Kerr and the injectors at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center have been named to Allergan’s “Top 500” practices in America for 2016. This elite distinction follows earning Black Diamond status this past year. Being named to the “Top 500” is a unique achievement and testimony to their skills as experienced and innovative injectors. “Top 500” certification demonstrates leadership in the field of medical aesthetics and Silk Touch's commitment to the highest level of patient care using Allergan’s science-based  portfolio of facial  aesthetic products: Botox Cosmetic®, Juvederm® injectable fillers and Latisse. 


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Topics: Botox, Juvederm

Transformation Tuesday: Lip Enhancement

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 4, 2014 1:25:00 PM

Transformation Tuesday: Lip Enhancement

Research suggests that full lips may have as much to do with a woman's perceived age as the appearance of wrinkles.

While lips do thin as we age, sometimes people naturally have thin or un-proportioned lips. This patient came to us wanting a fuller pout, and wanted to increase the volume in her upper lip. Before picture is shown below.

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She was nervous, as most first time patients are, about what her lips were going to look like after the treatment.  She stressed that she wanted her lips to look natural, not something people would look at and immediately know she had work done. At Silk Touch, we are all about natural, subtle, realistic results! Especially when it comes to lips!

The treatment:

Dr. Kerr used the filler Juvederm XC to inject both the bottom and upper lip.  The lips are now not only proportionate to her face shape, but they are proportionate to one another – the bottom lip should always be fuller than the top.  This treatment takes less than 30 minutes,  and most people have little to no bruising that fades with in a matter of days.

Lip Ehancement Before and After Boise

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Injection Tip: Avoid Asprin and other blood thinners at least 3 days prior to your injectable appointment. This decreases the chances of bruising!

The patient was thrilled with her results! What do you think? Please share questions and comments below!

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Transformation Tuesday, Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

Are you a candidate for lip enhancement?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 24, 2013 11:36:00 AM

lipenhancementboiseAs new fillers and techniques for plumping and reshaping your lips are introduced to the market, it can become more and more difficult to find the right option for you.

When it comes to getting the most natural enhancement, lip injections using hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm, is still the best choice.  Juvederm and Restylane are both soft fillers, and when injected by an expert, do not leave any nodules or bumps. 

Technique and skill of the injector is also an important factor in getting natural looking results. You want to go to somebody who not only has experience, but that also has a strong technique.

Dr. Kerr and Expert Injector, Autumn Heauman PA-C have done thousands of lip enhancements here in the Treasure Valley.

“ When it comes to lips, all of my patients say the same thing “I don’t want to look like I’ve had my lips done.”  Nobody wants to leave looking like a bad Pamela Anderson photo or worse, Daffiny Duck.  I am cautious with my injections, and always aim for a subtle enhancement that reshapes the lips to look 100% proportionate to the other features on a clients face. “

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Candidates for Lip Enhancement:

Lip Enhancement is great for those who are looking to:

  • Increase Volume. Lips thin as we age.
  • Create a Subtle Pout
  • Reshape
  • Increase bottom or top lip volume to make them more proportionate Your bottom lip should stick out a tad more than your top.
  • Define the cupids bow.
  • Diminish the appreance of smoker’s lines.
  • Reduce “Gummy” Smiles.
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.




Topics: Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

Read my Lips - Juvederm the Ultimate Lip Plumper!

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Sep 11, 2012 11:38:00 AM


$399 for syringe of Juvederm this week only with nurse injector Heather! This week only!

How many times have you thought about getting your lips enhanced, but hesitated due to the dreaded “duck lip” look? Good news is, thanks to the innovative art and science of lip augmentation, duck lips are no longer a problem! Especially when you choose a credible place to get it done. By using hyaluronic acid fillers to plump the lips and reduce fine lines around the mouth, you can now achieve sexy, pouty lips that look natural, not swollen or “duckish.” 

For fuller lips, we use one of the best fillers on the market, Juvederm. Used off-label for year, hyalurnoic acid fillers was given FDA-approval in October and now doctors everywhere are singing its praises. Juvederm is a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the body – which helps add volume and hydration ot the skin.

Juvederm is the #1 injectable for plump lips.

Juvederm can also erase wrinkles and smooth away the telltale lines that make you look older than you feel. Facial wrinkles and creases are part of the aging process and begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning or smiling.
Results sound too good to be true? Take a look at our before and after pictures: 

Before & After Photos Silk Touch Med Spa Boise

At Silk Touch, we are conservative with the amount of filler used in injection.  We want patients to leave our office ecstatic about their natural looking results. It’s important to remember that patients with very thin lips will not get dramatic improvement in the fullness of their lips from lip augmentation. As the lips need to be proportionate to other facial features. Also, we approach patients who have a large space between the nostrils and the red part of the lips cautiously, as fuller lips could create and unflattering appearance similar to a duck’s bill.

The treatment time for Juvederm injections is 30-60 minutes and the recovery time is just as fast. Some swelling and redness at the treatment site may occur, but this generally fades in a matter of hours. Get a treatment in the morning and still have time to hit the town later that night! Everyone will notice your plump, pouty lips – but the best thing is no one will know you had any work done, the look is that natural!

We are so convinced that you will love Juvederm, we want you to try it for a discounted price!

For this week only, pay just $399 for a syringe of Juvederm with our nurse injector, Heather.

To schedule your appointment, just give us a call at 208-939-3110. Don’t wait, this special is going on for this week only!

For testimonials from clients who absolutely LOVE Juvederm, visit this link.

For more specials on Juvederm and other service like Pelleve and Smartlipo just click the link below! 

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Topics: Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

Plump Those Lips: Pelleve, Juvederm and Permanent Implants. Oh my!

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Dec 20, 2011 1:59:00 PM

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There are many options available to those wanting fuller, plumper lips. Laser treatments, derma fillers (injectables) and permanent implants are three non-surgical procedures that can help you achieve your desired appearance. 

Which one is right for you? It depends on your desired results.

Pelleve treatments can be used to tighten the skin around the lips for a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In addition, the contraction of the skin can also help reveal more of the red part of the lips. Our patients often love to get the treatment before a big event because the plumping can cause a temporary smoothness of the skin.

Don’t expect Radiofrequency treatments to give you the same plump lips that you get after filler injections. The results are much more subtle and don’t have the immediate wow factor that injectables have. Often times people shy away from filler in the lips due to fear of unnatural results.  Although there are cases where lips have been augmented to have an unnatural shape and size, that is not the approach taken at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center in Boise.  With a skilled injector and a conservative approach, a filler can turn back time rather than create a look that is not "you". There are also options for lip fullness that are more aggressive than dermal fillers such as lip implants or the injection of permanent silicon.  Permanent implants have a higher risk of complications including infection, extrusion and deformity.  Permanent silicon filler cannot be modified and will not change with time. 

Juvederm, an FDA approved smooth injectable gel is a commonly used safe alternative to such invasive procedures.  Juvederm is able to be modified if necessary and has given hundreds of clients a more satisfying result than expected. Below is a before (left) and after (right) picture of a woman who received this treatment.

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For the month of December, purchase 1 juvederm syringe and recieve a IPL treatment for FREE

Sometimes, lack of knowledge about a product can make us hesitant to explore the options it provides.  When given the right information from trained professionals, it is easy to find an effective treatment that no longer seems scary and will provide the safe, effective results we desire. 

Dr. Brian Kerr and our staff at Silk Touch Med Spa can guide you into deciding which treatment is right for you. Schedule your FREE consulation today.

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 What Happens During a Juvederm Lip Treatment


Topics: Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

Juvederm for Perfect, Plump, Full lips!

Posted by Susan Kerr on May 16, 2011 3:58:00 PM

juvederm lip  before photo by Dr. Brian Kerr  Juvederm lip AFTER by Dr. Brian Kerr

Recently an email was sent to Dr. Kerr at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center, telling him how much she loved his work. She was excited about the above photo where Juvederm was used to enhance the lips.  She happened to live in Europe and since she couldn't get to Dr. Kerr in Boise, Idaho, she wondered if he would be willing to share his technique with her own doctor. Dr. Kerr was happy to share his knowledge & expertise.  And here is more of their correspondence.

"Good evening doctor!

I am writing from Europe and I know you do not have to answer my question, but I would be really happy for a short information.

I have seen a photo of a great job you did on lip augmentation with juvederm at your blog. As I live in Europe, unfortunately I can't go to the US just to get lip augmentation done by you, but if I could I certainly would :).

Nevertheless I'd like to ask my surgeon here, to get the same effect that is visible in your photos as I have exactly same lips as the patient photographed. Therefore I kindly ask for an information on how much of the filler was injected to gain such an effect." -Megan from Europe

Dr. Kerr's answer:

"These lips were treated with Juvederm Ultra. As you can tell from the "before" picture this patient already had a very nice bottom lip, however she was very self conscious about her upper lip.

Generally I use about 0.4-0.5 ml in the upper lip and 0.3-0.4 in the lower lip primarily along the vermilion border starting about 2-3 mm from the corner of the mouth and let the Juvederm track medially under slow steady pressure. Often it will track along the vermilion border all the way to the mid line or across to the other side. Occasionally it will stop tracking and I will advance to the point where it has been impeded and begin injecting from that point. In this particular patient I used the entire unit (0.8ml) in the upper lip with about 0.5-0.6mls along the vermilion border and the balance into medial body of the lip to enhance the volume.

This patient continues to return to my Medspa about once a year for touch up of her lips."

Thanks for your inquiry,

Brian Kerr MD

And then a follow up email to Susie, Dr. Kerr's wife.

As I have my sister living in the U.S. maybe I could visit your medical center, while visiting her someday :) It would be great to get some lip treatment by Dr. Kerr as me and my friends find his work extremely well done- the effect is very natural and the amount of the filler is well- balanced. I hope I get a similar effect from my doctor using Dr. Kerr's advice and knowledge!

Thank you for your kind interest and support,

Megan M

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Topics: Before and After Photos, Juvederm, Lip Enhancement

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