Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa - Blog

5 Incredible Uses for Botox

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 16, 2016 11:13:00 AM

As one of the top cosmetic procedures and wrinkle-fighters, you’ve probably heard of and even considered Botox. But, along with an interest in Botox comes a whole list of questions. One of the major ones being- Does it work? (Yes, see before and after pics!)

Botox is so popular because when injected by a skilled and trained injector, the results are phenomenal. You can treat smile lines, frown lines and even put a halt to excessive sweating problems. As one of the top 1% in the nation for delivering Allergan products such as Botox (How about that Boise?!), we have had plenty of experience with Botox injections. Through out the years, we have found there are AMAZING uses for Botox. There are even medical uses for Botox, including treating migraines.

Here are some of our favorite uses for Botox:

Keep Crow's Feet From Etching Themselves Onto Your Face

Usually in your mid-30s, you start to notice a spider web of lines appearing around your eyes when you smile. Most likely the first time you see your thought will be “Oh my goodness, where did you come from and how long have you been there?” While many people consider these smile lines to be a sign of a happy life, no one likes once those lines become permanent lines (crows feet) that stay there even after you stop smiling!

Botox does wonders at eliminating the appearance of crows-feet. The non-invasive injections are quick and results last from 4-5 months.

Before and after photo from a testimonial on

Botox Crows Feet

Fix Permanent Frown Lines

Have you ever heard the expression “Don’t make that face or it will get stuck like that?” Well when it comes to frown lines, if you knit your eyebrows too often – you will get a permanent frown line(s) between your eyes. Botox can keep frown lines from developing and can help reduce the appearance of frown lines that have already formed.

Botox also works to prevent horizontal lines from appearing on the forehead. It's important to pick a trained and experienced injector (this is an important factor when you are getting any cosmetic procedure) because too much Botox in the forehead region can cause a mask-like effect that can look unnatural.

Read our testimonials and find out why Silk Touch Med Spa is one of the best in Nation.

Stop Excessive Sweating with Botox Injections

People who excessively sweat can benefit by Botox treatments under the arms. Botox works by blocking the release of acetycholine, the chemical responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. During the treatment, Dr. Kerr or one of our certified injectors inject Botox under the skin where your sweat glands rest. The procedure takes less than 10-20 minutes and you really do stop sweating.

For those who feel like they are dealing with excessive sweating, you may be dealing with a condition called hyperhidrosis.. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating problems are caused by the nervous system. BOTOX® effectively blocks the impulses sent from the brain to the nerves that cause excessive sweating. Deodorants and antiperspirants control sweat by clogging the pores, but are not effective on people with hyperhidrosis.

Surgical treatments for hyperhidrosis include cutting out the sweat glands or cutting the nerves that lead to the glands. These surgical treatments can cause permanent scars and nerve damage. BOTOX® treatments for hyperhidrosis take 10 to 20 minutes. The treatment begins working within the first week and last for six to twelve months.

Where does the sweat go? Your sweat doesn't go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.

Eyebrow Lift

There are muscles in the face that pull down the eyebrows and muscles that lift up the eyebrows. A skilled Botox injector can carefully inject just the muscles that pull down, giving a lift to the brows. This will also give the eyes a more open look. Most people can expect up to 2 millimeters of lift, which sounds like a little but in the face is usually enough for a noticeable improvement.

 botox brow lift


Treat Migraines

In October 2010, the FDA approved the use of Botox in the treatment of chronic migraines (a condition that causes headaches that last more than 14 days a month). Doctors treat migraines by injecting Botox into areas where patients feel tension -- usually the temples, forehead, neck and shoulders. It works by reducing muscle tension and strain on the nervous system and Botox blocks the pain receptors found in nerve cells.

You think Botox is for you, but you are still unsure. Now what?

As you can see, Botox is as extremely versatile treatment that can fix a wide variety of problems!  If you would like to know more about how Botox can work specifically for you, we’d be happy to sit down with you for a free consultation. Just give us a call at 208-939-3110 or schedule an appointment online.

Click me

Check out our monthly specials for deals on Botox and more!


Topics: Botox, Excessive Sweating, Wrinkle Reduction

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:
venus freeze

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!

Hollywood Trend Report

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

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all

Most Popular Posts