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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

What is the recovery like for buccal fat pad removal?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Apr 27, 2021 11:59:00 PM

Buccal fat pad removal is one of the new procedures we are excited to announce at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa. With this procedure also being relatively new to the Boise area, there is a lot to learn about what buccal fat pad removal is and what to expect from the surgery—more specifically what you can expect from the recovery process.

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Post-op Instructions 

The buccal fat pad removal procedure takes about an hour to complete. Due to the use of anesthesia, you should arrange to have someone drive you home following your procedure. Though there may be swelling and bruising, you should be able to return to most activities within a day, and all activities after 5 to 7 days. Patients may experience mild to moderate pain following the procedure which may be treated with prescribed medication from the doctor. A diet of soft foods and liquid shakes high in protein is recommended for the first week of recovery.

Procedure Downtime

Compared to some of our other surgeries, buccal fat pad removal has little downtime. Most of the swelling should subside within 2-4 weeks, and patients will see continued sharpening of facial contour for up to a year after receiving buccal fat pad removal. Patients may also experience some muscle tightness in the jaw following their procedure. Because the incisions are made on the inside of the cheeks, there are no visible scars.

If you are interested in learning more about buccal fat pad removal visit our website or call us at 208-939-3110 to schedule your complementary consultation.

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Topics: Liquid Face Lift, Buccal Fat Pad Removal

What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Feb 25, 2021 12:16:05 PM

Have you ever noticed that some people naturally have more contour to their face while others have more of a rounder shape? Those with naturally round cheeks may benefit from the contouring effects of buccal fat pad removal. 

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What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal 

Buccal fat pad removal surgery is the removal of the mass of fat that is located in the hollows of the cheeks. This fat is naturally-occurring and can impact the shape of the face. The size of the buccal fat pad varies from person to person, and is typically not removed from individuals with thin or narrow faces. This procedure can be especially beneficial to those who feel their faces have a too full, or chubby look to them.

To remove the buccal fat pads, incisions are made on the inside of the mouth. The fat is then removed and sutures are used to close the incisions. Liposuction does not work to remove this kind of fat due to the buccal fat pad being located underneath the muscle. Because the incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, there are no visible scars. The results of the procedure leave the patient with a more contoured and youthful face shape.

Non surgical treatment alternatives would be facial contouring using fillers, though not everyone is a candidate for contouring with fillers - as sometimes this can make the face look rounder. We suggest scheduling a consultation with our injectors if you are interested in this treatment to determine candidacy. 

Do you think you can benefit from buccal fat pad removal? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Nealy today!

Check out our website to learn more or give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule your free consultation.

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Topics: Liquid Face Lift, Buccal Fat Pad Removal

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

How to Get Rid of Smile Lines with Restylane

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 19, 2013 3:42:00 PM

restylane smile lines

As we age, lines begin to develop at the corners of the nose and extend down toward the mouth and beyond, often giving the appearance that we are much older than we really are. Known as nasolabial folds or marionette lines, these medium-to-deep facial creases are primarily caused by a loss of facial fat and less elastic skin, coupled with sun exposure and genetics.

With a quick, simple in-office treatment, you can add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, taking years off of your appearance in less than 30 minutes.

Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body's own hyaluronic acid, and eventually breaks down naturally.

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Topics: Fillers, Liquid Face Lift

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.

silk touch med spa, artefill

 

 

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.

silk touch med spa, artefill, Dr. Brian Kerr

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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

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

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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

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