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Best Spa Treatments for Sexy, Lean Legs - Boise

Posted by Sara Barrett on May 14, 2013 6:26:00 PM

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's officially shorts season.
It’s only May and we are already hitting temps of 90+, and with this heat – who wouldn’t want to break out the shorts and mini skirts? Baring a lot of leg is fine for some, but for others with cellulite, saddlebags, varicose veins or troublesome unwanted hair, it causes a good amount of anxiety.

That's why we have rounded up the best procedures for getting sexy, lean legs in time for the summer heat! After these treatments, you wont ever want to cover your legs up.

Varicose Veins

Spider and varicose veins are really just enlarged veins, but many women find them to be extremely unsightly. With 50 percent of women in the United States suffering from them, they can be a result of genetics, pregnancy and/or hormonal changes. There are however a couple of options for treatment. Sclerotherapy, when a doctor injects the veins with a solution that irritates the lining of the veins, forcing them to collapse, is a popular and effective option. There are also lasers like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which work to reduce redness and the look of enlarged veins.

Learn more about Scelortherapy or IPL treatments.

Hairy Legs

If you hate to shave your legs or simply wish you just never had to deal with it, laser hair removal might be a good option for you. After just one session hair growth is stunted and after several sessions the hair grows back thinner and virtually invisible until you’ve completed all of your prescribed treatments. At Silk Touch, we sell packages in series of 6 treatments, though sometimes 2-3 additional treatments are needed for touch-up. It all depends on your hair type and how fast your hair grows.

Did you know you can save THOUSANDS of dollars on waxing and razors if you switch to laser hair removal? Now that’s a big amount for anybody. Read more here on why lasers are the way to go for hair removal.

Cellulite/Loose Skin

If the term "cottage cheese thighs" hits a bit too close to home, then you might want to consider a skin-tightening and body shaping treatment for cellulite-free legs. While diet and exercise are your best bet for fighting unwanted dimples, for those that can't get rid of rippling, there are some in-office procedures that might help. A combination of laser, vacuum, massage and/or radio-frequency devices may help to smooth out cellulite in problem areas. 

Sometimes when we do lose a lot of weight, or as we age, we start to get “saggy” skin on our thighs that increase the appearance of cellutlite. Venus Freeze is the go-to treatment for those looking to tighten and firm areas of the body.

This month only: Get 2 Free Peels with any Venus Freeze Package. 

Our new Venus Freeze treatments use radio-frequency to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Check out the before and after photo below.

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Ready to start your leg transformation? Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our patient care coordinators to see what treatment plan is right for you. Call us at 939-3110 or schedule and appointment below. 

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Topics: skin tightening, Laser Hair Removal, Varicose Veins

Venus Freeze - Hollywood's Favorite New Treatment!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 31, 2013 2:17:00 PM

Venus Freeze

The demand for non-invasive aesthetic treatments has increased dramatically in the past few years. Today, we demand effective treatments that deliver excellent results and that are comfortable and safe.

Venus Freeze® is a revolutionary technology that offers non-invasive skin tightening and cellulite reduction. Freeze® treatments have grown quickly in popularity even drawing the attention of America’s Next Top Model where it will be featured next season.

The procedure is pain-free and does not require any cooling agents or numbing cream. It's also faster than other comparable treatments. Treatments can be done over a lunch time and can be faster than waiting in the grocery store line up after work!

Book your Venus Freeze treatment today and imagine the possibilities. Don’t miss your chance to calim exclusive discounts on this new service!

Claim your discount and set up your free consultation here.

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Venus Freeze in the Media

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Topics: skin tightening, venus freeze

CO2 Laser Resurfacing - Boise, ID

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 4, 2013 1:39:00 PM

Renew your skin in less than an hour in with Boise CO2 Laser Resurfacing. Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa wast the first to bring the Fractional CO2 Laser SmartXide DOT therapy to Idaho and we are thrilled to be ranked #1 in the service year after year.

Boise CO2 Laser Resurfacing helps reverse the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin. It also helps to:

  • Improve texture and firmness
  • Smooth wrinkles and lines
  • Reduce the appearance of acne and other scars
  • Renew your skin
  • Downtime is adjustable (Dr. Kerr or one of of certified staff members can work with you on how much laser resurfacing is needed)

At Silk Touch Med Sp and Laser Center, we use  SmartXide DOT C02 laser for our fractional laser treatments. This laser has been the #1 skin resurfacing tool for the past decade over peeling and other laser techniques, mainly due to the fact that it tighten the skin naturally, while stimulating increased collagen production. The result? Think of it like a mini face-lift without any incisions.

How Idaho Fractional Laser Resurfacing Works

With Idaho fractional laser resurfacing the laser beam is broken up or fractionated into many tiny micro beams  (DOTs!) which are separated so that when they strike the skin surface, small areas of the skin between the beams are not hit by the laser and left intact. These small areas of untreated skin promote a much more rapid recovery and healing with less risk of complications. The small areas treated by the fractional micro beams, called micro treatment zones, cause sufficient laser injury to promote new collagen production and resultant facial skin rejuvenation.

The results are phenomenal across the board. Take a look!

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What is a Boise CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment like?

Each CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment begins with understanding the patient’s desires and needs. Every new patient will sit down for a free consultation with our patient care coordinator. The laser settings Dr. Kerr chooses are determined by the problem the patient wishes to emphasize. While most treatments will improve both skin color and provide skin tightening or scar improvement, Dr. Kerr has the ability to emphasize one area over another. Superficial problems like pigment disorders or mild wrinkles are treated with close DOTs. Deeper problems such as scars or deep skin creases are treated with more distance between DOTs and fewer overall DOTs, greater depth and longer times with dwell times.

Patients whose primary concern is overall skin laxity and general wrinkling are treated between the two extremes. Treatments off the face generally use similar distance between the DOTs and depth settings as the face, but dwell times approximately one half the settings of facial treatments. Upper eyelids can be done with laser eye shields in place. The area is first covered with a topical anesthetic. The topical anesthetic is allowed to stay in place for about an hour. Using the topical anesthetic allows the SmartXide DOT treatment to be done with little discomfort. Immediately after having the procedure, the area we treated will feel hot. Therefore, we cool the area down with ice and a special cooler for about 30 minutes. Altogether, you should plan on about 2 hours for your Idaho C02 Resurfacing - SmartXide DOT treatment.

Silk Touch Testimonials for Boise CO2 Laser Resurfacing

“There is not a cosmetic treatment I could find that has made me this happy! The Dot Therapy not only erased my brown spots, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles, it also significantly improved the tightness and texture of my skin. The treatment took years off my face, allowing me to go without makeup and look more youthful with an even skin tone. I have seen even more improvement as the months go by. I love it when my friends and associates comment on how great I look. I would recommend this treatment over and over again…Thank you Dr. Kerr for the wonderful treatment!”

Stephanie, Boise

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Topics: Anti Aging, skin tightening, CO2 fractional laser

Celebrity Anti-Aging Secret – Venus Freeze!

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 12, 2012 1:55:00 PM

Celebs can’t get enough of it. TV shows such as The Doctors, are raving its results.  Venus Freeze is truly a revolution in anti-aging technologies.  

Unfortunately aging is not something we can control.  The minute we reach maturity, our bodies stop producing the elastin we enjoyed as children.  Without elastin replenishment, collagen starts to weaken. leading to wrinkles and loose skin. This is one of the downsides to aging and sadly, it happens to all of us.

The good news? New innovative treatments are being invented all the time to help fight this aging process. Silk Touch Med Spa and Laser Center of Boise is excited to bring to you one of our newest treatments, Venus Freeze Skin Tightening. This celebrity endorsed anti-aging treatment tightens skin on the face and body, reduces cellulite, reduces wrinkles and provides circumferential reduction on the body.

How does it work?

Venus Freeze works to restore a youthful appearance and reverse the aging process. . Venus Freeze  combines magnetic electrical pulses and Radio Frequency which delivers thermal energy to the deep layers of the skin and its underlying tissue. This deep heating and magnetic pulsing dramatically improves the appearance of the skin and often produces visible results immediately.

Skin Tightening

The breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers as we age causes skin to lose it’s firmness. Often, there is also a loss of fat, which causes skin to voyage downwards – causing skin to start sagging in areas such as eyelids, lower cheeks and neck. This natural aging process and the maturation of the skin is referred to as photo aging.  How can you tell if this process has started? Wrinkled sagging skin or altered skin texture are the tell-tell signs.  

Venus Freeze Skin Tightening can help reverse and correct these processes, leading to healthier, more flexible and attractive skin. The magnetic pulse component of Venus Freeze induces the sprouting of new blood vessels, as well as stimulating the fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin fibers, thus offering remarkable skin tightening effect. The skin tightening effects of the Venus Freeze are very enduring, simply because they are based on new connective tissue growth.

The skin tightening attribute of Venus Freeze also helps eliminate wrinkles, too. Since Venus Freeze is non-surgical, you can resume your normal day to day activities without embarrassing bandages, scars, redness or swelling! Plus, a combination of Venus Freeze with a long lasting filler such as Artefill, can turn back time leaving you feeling and looking 10 years younger!

Could your skin use a little tightening? Don’t miss your chance to claim this month’s exclusive Venus Freeze offer.

Cellulite Reduction

While skin tightening is the best attribute of Venus Freeze, it can also be used to fight women’s greatest nemesis – cellulite. No matter the age, size, body type, etc. cellulite is something we all deal with in one way or another. Even the most fit and slender women battle cellulite problems!  Factors such as genetics, hormones, diet, lifestyle and even clothing may contribute to this evil and pesky problem. And up until now, there have been few treatments that help in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

An effective cellulite reduction treatment will increase collagen production, reduce fat mass and improve dermal blood circulation. Venus Freeze treatments work to effectively reduce cellulite with proven scientific results.

Venus Freeze uniformly and intensively heats the sub dermis layer of skin where cellulite is located. The deep penetrating heat is applied to fat bundles to produce new collagen formation and stimulate blood circulation, all of which reduce the appearance of cellulite almost immediately. Just look at the difference in this before and after photo below:
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Want to say goodbye to cellulite? Schedule a free Venus Freeze consultation today.

Why choose Venus Freeze?

Venus Freeze treatments often provide immediate, noticeable results. The treatments generally work because Venus Freeze uniformly heats the sub-dermis layer of skin exerting a tightening effect on the tissues. The body contouring effects are long lasting, as long as the individual follows a reasonably healthy lifestyle. Treatments can fit into anyone’s busy lifestyle because it’s quick and painless. There is no recovery time needed and daily activities can resume immediately.

The development of Venus Freeze required considerable clinical trials and investigation to establish the ideal considerations that would ensure optimal safety and efficacy. With no heat spikes, there is no need for topical cooling agents. Many patients even compare treatments to having a relaxing hot-stone massage.  Venus Freeze treatments are painless, relaxing and effective.  

Give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule a FREE consultation at Silk Touch Med Spa and Laser Center of Boise to see if Venus Freeze is right for you. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment online.

Venus Freeze is Hollywood Endorsed

We all want to look as timeless as our favorite celebrities. Luckily you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy some of the same anti-aging secrets they use. Venus Freeze has been featured on America’s Next Top Model, The Doctors, and more recently The Hollywood Trend Report. Used by models, professional athletes and celebrities alike, it’s a fact that celebs cannot get enough of Venus Freeze!

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Topics: skin tightening, venus freeze, Artefill, Wrinkle Reduction, Cellulite Reduction

Venus Freeze Skin Tightening!

Posted by Brian Kerr on Nov 6, 2012 6:32:00 AM

Skin Tightening

Cellulite Improvement

Circumference Reduction

Wrinkle Reduction

Many of us are struggling with loose skin, cellulite, wrinkles or a middle we’d like to shrink. We’re here to help. 

The solution

Say hello to New Venus Freeze™ technology! Venus Freeze is an exciting non-invasive technique for anti-aging in the firming in the face, and skin tightening, cellulite reduction and circumferential reduction in the body.. In a series of comfortable and enjoyable Venus Freeze treatments, you can have a smoother, firmer, and slimmer figure.

Purchase 6 treatments of VENUS FREEZE and receive 2 FREE!  Call now for more info:  208-939-3110

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More info on the FREEZE From American Health and Beauty:

What Is Venus Freeze?

Venus Freeze’s unique (MP)² Technology offers facial rejuvenation without surgery. FDA cleared for non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and facial rhytides, the Venus Freeze device can target all 3 layers of skin: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis to treat signs of aging. We now are able to do additional areas of the body with the new Venus Freeze body handpiece! 

How does Venus Freeze Work?

By combining Pulsed Magnetic Fields (PMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) energy, the Venus Freeze may increase the production of collagen and elastin in skin while keeping the epidermis or upper layer of the skin intact and undamaged. As a result, there is no downtime or pain associated with this treatment. While results are visible after immediately following the treatment, final results will continue to get better as Venus Freeze promotes the body’s own collagen to re-grow.

Currently, the device is only FDA cleared for wrinkle reduction but according to the manufacturer, Venus Concept, the Venus Freeze may also be used on the body for circumference reduction, cellulite improvement, and skin tightening. Patients report that the Venus Freeze treatment is painless and feels like a warm massage and since there is no downtime, they can return to normal activities immediately post treatment.

How Much Does Venus Freeze Cost?

The cost of Venus Freeze depends on the size of the area being treated (on the face or body) and how many treatments are recommended to achieve maximum results. Depending on geographic location of the practice and varying from market to market, treatment cost begins at $500 per session.

What Are The Risks Of Venus Freeze?

Venus Freeze is completely non-surgical and non-invasive so there is very little risks associated with the treatments. 



Topics: skin tightening, venus freeze

No wrinkles! No surgery! Pellevé skin tightening!

Posted by Brian Kerr on Nov 3, 2011 12:58:00 PM

No Wrinkles with Pellevé RF Skin Tightening!

Pellevé is the latest FDA-approved skin tightening device on the market, proven to safely and effectively treat facial wrinkles without surgery.  It was FDA cleared in May 2009.  It is a non-invasive, non-ablative skin tightening, wrinkle reducing procedure. 

Pellevé uses advanced radiowave technology to precisely heat the deep layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis or top layer. The heat causes the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten. After the treatment, the skin continues to produce new collagen over several months.

Pellevé is the safest, most effective, customizable skin tightening treatment available today!  Additionally, the System provides the smallest hand pieces for delivering the energy that stimulates the collagen remodeling process. This means, that nothing else available today can create the great results that Pellevé can in and around the eyes and in small access areas on the face, like the upper lip area. 
Great results Pellevé can in and around the eyes 

Pellevé can be used to treat the skin on any area of the body, but it is particularly effective on the very tender and delicate eye area. Many people start to see results after just one treatment with continued improvement up to six months after the last treatment in the series. A full facial treatment generally takes about 30 to 45 minutes with little to no recovery time, the Pelleve fits very easily into busy schedules. Pellevé is cleared for addressing mild to moderate facial wrinkles while off-label, it produces patient desired results on the neck, chest and décolletage areas and backs of the hands – all key areas that need attention for many people. It can be used virtually on any area of the body including those jelly arms, wrinkly knees and tummy.

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Anesthesia is not required for the treatment and there is little to no discomfort. The hand piece gives off a warming sensation and continually heats the skin to the desired temperature. The client is awake and can give feedback immediately so they are comfortable at all times. The physical temperature of the skin is monitored to make sure we are reaching the desired temperatures to contract the collagen. Patients can return home or to work immediately after treatment. Side effects are minimal but may include mild discomfort, redness or swelling, which generally resolves within an hour of the treatment. In very rare case it can last for 3 to 5 days. 

Patients with nerve insensitivity to heat anywhere in the treatment area should not be treated for wrinkles as they are unable to provide important feed-back during the procedure. Local, oral and systematic anesthetic agents should also not be used before doing this procedure since patients feed -back is needed to insure that the skin is not overheated. 

Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, but this is usually temporary. It takes time for collagen production. With each subsequent treatment collagen formation is stimulated.  The patient generally leaves the treatment looking rejuvenated and refreshed… but the magic has only begun. 87% of treated patients who were submitted for the initial FDA clearance continued to improve 6 months or more after one single procedure. Treatment is recommended every month for a series of treatments depending on the age of the patient and the condition of their skin. 

To prepare for the Pellevé treatment, we ask that men shave the face and neck area and that patients wash their face so it is free of all makeup or lotions. Patients are aksed to complete a consent form and before pictures will be taken prior to the first treatment which will allow us to compare to photos a few months down the road. 

“My experience my with Dr. Kerr and the Staff at Silk Touch Med Spa was incredible!  My treatments were just want I needed.  The Pellevé tightened my wrinkles and softened the lines on my face tremendously.  Tightening is still occurring two months after the treatments were stopped.  I am so pleased with my results!  I just sat back and enjoyed the whole experience!”  --Sandy, Nampa  1.18.2011
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