Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center Blog has moved

Dr. Brian Kerr and his partner Susie Kerr with the Silk Touch Team
Our blog has moved!    Please click Silk Touch Med Spa Blog to read about the latest and greatest treatments in Boise, Idaho. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatments- Get rid of sun damage!

 IPL treatments get rid of sun damage, wrinkles and more!

Intense Pulsed Light Before and After photos- Click HERE!!!

The IPL or Intense Pulsed Light Treatment removes sun damage and wrinkles… but it has more benefits. A series of intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) dramatically erase:
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Tiny spider veins
  • Enlarged pores
  • Redness, flushing and Rosacea
  • Wrinkles around the eyes, lips and forehead
IPL treatments can stimulate collagen production and reduce redness and small veins on the face. There is minimal downtime with some peeling of sun spots a few days after treatment.Normal activity may be resumed immediately following treatment.  Avoid going out into the sun immediately after treatment and sun screen is a must!  Six treatments are recommended for the best results, but often just 2 or 3 treatments as in the BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS below....will do the trick!

IPL Treatment Cost
Intense pulsed light cost depends on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatments given.
The cost of the procedure can start at $75 on up depending on the size of the area treated and number of treatments given.

IPL Risks
Intense Pulsed Light Treatments are very safe.   IPL devices should be run by an experienced laser technician under the direction of a physician.  Side effects may include:  redness, dryness and flaking are common.  Sun spots and freckles may darken and flake off in a few days.    Pigment changes usually fade within a few days but can last longer. In rare instances, temporary swelling an/or blistering can occur.

Read what some of our clients are saying about the IPL Treatment:

Tiffany, I want to thank you for all your help. For the first time in years I feel comfortable showing my arms…and my face look great. Thanks for being honest and professional.
Yours Truly, Miriam (Miriam had IPL treatments on face and arms)

“I have now, at age 60, the best skin of my life since I’ve been coming to Silk Touch Medspa and seeing Tiffany who helped develop a treatment plan for me. I am so thrilled because when I was a teen, my face was a field of pimples. It was awful for many years and left scars, mainly on my cheeks. So far, I’ve had 2 IPLs and 2 chemical peels and what a difference they have made. I can go without makeup for the first time in my life because I have no pimples, scars, blotches, brown spots, etc. that I’d ordinarily have to cover up. Friends and even people I don’t know remark at how good my skin looks. I’m often told I don’t look at all my age. The treatments have given me a very youthful glow, smooth, even skin tone, skin tightening (a real plus) and kept wrinkles at bay. I am so thrilled. Thank you Tiffany and Silk Touch. I look better now than I ever have, truly. ”
Karen K.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Amazing flawless skin! We've got it at Silk Touch Med Spa!

You want amazing skin right?  So do we!  That's why in 2010 Tiffany and I flew all the way to Denver to attend a two-day conference where we were instructed by an industrial chemist who specializes in dermatology products.    

We were on a mission!  We wanted to know what the best ingredients were, why they worked and in what combination.  At Silk Touch Med Spa we have always tried to provide the very highest grade skin care products available;  Vivete by Allergan, Epionce, Jan Marini, Revision, etc.

But now, we wanted the best of the best, and to show our confidence in the products we've chosen, we have put our own Silk Touch name on them.   Thus, Silk Touch Rx Medicated Skin Care was born.

Our heavy hitter is our Vitamin A product line.  Why?  Because we mix the Vitamin A right into the moisturizer at our Med Spa, thus giving you the highest potency and efficacy available.  You have to see the difference to believe it! 

 The above photos are of Mariah, our medical aesthetician who started using the Silk Touch Rx Vitamin A product because of sun damage and texture issues.  Before and after photos were taken using our Visia Digital Photo Analysis. 

Another heavy hitter, is our  Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening Peel.  Melasma is very difficult to treat, but look at the photos below and see the amazing results!  

This is one of our clients who was terribly sunburned as a young girl and developed melasma.  She had done many procedures including Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and IPLtreatments with no success.  When we found the formulation for our skin lightening peel we called her up and said, "Let's do this for you free of charge!"  She had a few days of down time and had to use an at-home skin care system, but just a month later, Shazaam!  Look at her now!!!!!   Aren't her results amazing???

Click here more information on the Silk Touch Rx Skin Lightening Peel.

To schedule a Free Consultation with our Skin Care Specialists.
Please give us a call at:  208-939-8442

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Botox Demo by Dr. Brian Kerr, Boise

Here I am....time to get Botox injections again.  I get them about three or four times a year depending on the area.  I think I'm about 49 in this video, and I think you can see that Botox has helped me from developing static wrinkles on my forehead, around my eyes and above my lips.

A fun announcement:  We were recently named the only Platinum Plus Provider for Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse in the State of Idaho.  We thank all of our great clients for supporting us.  Botox and filler treatments are our specialty.  Dr. Kerr and our Nurse Injector, Rachel are skilled in advanced Botox techniques that can help a client achieve a younger look without looking frozen. That's probably the biggest fear that clients have to overcome....but if they go to an experienced injector with knowledge of the right techniques, their fears just dissolve away.  

Botox has also been used on and off label cosmetically for the following:
  • Remove Wrinkles (not just "elevens" between the eyes) forehead, and around the eyes. 
  • Eliminate smoker's lines
  • Give the upper and lower lips a "pout"
  • Relax muscles of lower face to give the corners of the mouth a lift
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Open the eyes for a wider look (non-surgical eye lift)
  • Relax muscles in the lower jaw to give face a slimmer more feminine look
  • Relax neck bands 
  • Migraine headaches (recently FDA approved)  Usually 6 months to a year of relief with one time treatment. 
  • Excessive Sweating of underarms, hands & feet
Botox is one of the safest drugs on the market with millions of injections being given each year.  Using Botox consistently when wrinkles start to form (usually thirties) can stop aging in its tracks.  More on Botox.....

Monday, October 25, 2010

Who needs plastic surgery? Boise, Idaho has the latest cosmetic treatments available.

2006 (Age 46)
2009 (Age 49)
2010 (Age 50)

Do I look 50?  The above photos of myself are proof that you don't need plastic surgery to turn back the clock.  Oh my goodness!  I can't believe I'm sharing the photo at the top of this blog! 

But isn't this what women really want to know?  They see movie stars in magazines and they say, how in the heck does Cheryl Tiegs look so great at her age???  And of course all the movie stars deny they've had anything done!  They just all stay frozen in aging at all.  Well, I'm not movie star, I'm just an ordinary housewife who wants to look as good as I can look for my age without plastic surgery (although I'm not opposed to it about 20 years from now).  And I'm here to dish on all of them! 

Here's the low down.  You can get everything you need right here in Boise, Idaho.
 I hope I don't get sued for this, because I have no proof other than what I can see, but with my knowledge and resources I can tell you that stars like Cheryl Tiegs, Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Elizabeth Hurley have had plenty of cosmetic procedures.  Many of these stars look better now than they did 7 or 8 years ago.  Madonna is a perfect example.  Her face is fuller now than it was at 45.
What are they doing?  Let me count the ways......
  • BOTOX to erase lines and wrinkles
  • Fractional lasers like C02 Fractional Laser to resurface the skin and promote collagen production.  
  • Juvederm is also used to achieve fuller lips!  Even Angelina Jolie will eventually need a filler if she wants to keep her famous lips!  They don't stay that way forever!!!

So even though our favorite stars won't kiss and tell in PEOPLE magazine...I can tell you what I think they've had done. Most of them can do it without plastic surgery, so they aren't necessarily lying when they say they've never had surgery!!!

I wanted you to see how I have transformed from 2006 to August of 2010 without any plastic surgery at all!  So,  you may ask, what have I had done?
  • I've been using BOTOX for about 8 years to eliminate lines and wrinkles on my forehead, around my eyes and around my mouth.
  • IPL (Photo Rejuvenation) for sun damage.  I grew up on a lake and spent several summers with my husband river guiding in Jackson Hole.  In addition, I taught swimming lessons for many years!  How's that for sun damage!!!
  • I've used fillers like Radiesse to restore volume to my face.  
  • We are not only the1st in Boise, but the 1st in the state of Idaho, to add the new Pelleve Skin Tightening Treatment.  I have had one treatment and will have more as needed over the course of the next year.  Donna, our Patient Care Coordinator has seen amazing results after doing a C02 and then 3 Pelleve treatments.  She'd be glad to show you her before and after photos!  You can't believe the transformation! 
 Even though I feel a bit exposed, I hope it helps some of you to feel like you can do something about the aging process.  You don't have to look 50 if you feel 35!  I'm not going down without a fight!!!

To Read more about your favorite movie stars and what they "might have had done" go to:  "How 5 middle-aged stars stay sexy"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Are your eyelashes thin or short? LATISSE is the answer!

Are your eyelashes thin or short? Do you get tempted to go spend lots of money on eyelash extensions?

Well your quest is over. Recently we received the distinction of being Boise's ONLY Platinum Plus Provider of LATISSE Lash Enhancement treatment. As a top seller of this product, we have the experience to be able to recommend this product with confidence. It is a rare client who can't use this product or see a difference in just a few weeks.

Finally, you can grow darker, fuller, longer lashes than ever before with FDA approved LATISSE® Lash Enhancement for women and men who want lash growth.

Available in Boise and Eagle at Silk Touch Medspa and Laser Center, LATISSE® is a prescription for inadequate eyelash growth (hypotrichosis). It is used to grow longer lashes that are both darker and thicker. And some of us use it on our brows too!!!
Before and After Photo of Latisse Eyelash Growth

A quick and simple daily application to the base of the upper eyelashes is all you need to grow longer, more beautiful lashes. In just six to eight weeks, you can expect thicker lashes with full results in about 16 weeks. (Some of us have seen results as early as 2 weeks).  You must continue to use LATISSE® to maintain the results. If discontinued, lashes will gradually fall out and return to their original state.

LATISSE® has been offered by Silk Touch Medspa for over a year with long lasting results. "Just ask any of our staff to show you their lashes", adds Dr. Kerr, "everyone without exception has achieved amazing results."

How long does it take for LATISSE® to work?
We are happy to take before and after pictures for you....but it's always a good idea to take one yourself. We'd love to feature you on our website! You should start to see results in as little as 2 weeks.
Alana Lynn BEFORE LATISSE 2010.09.20
Just recently, Wow 104.3 Country's own Alana Lynn, from the "Randy and Alana Show" in the morning came in for some LATISSE.  So we're going to let you see for yourselves.  Alana is going to upload a picture of herself every couple of weeks so we can see her progress.

How do you apply LATISSE®?
1. Clean your face as usual and remove contact lenses.
2. Remove an applicator from its tray. Then tip the dropper over the brush. Don't squeeze too hard. You want just enough product to cover the lid above the lash line.
3. Draw the brush across the lash line, like you are putting on eyeliner. No need to apply it to the bottom lashes.
4. Enough applicators are supplied to do each eye separately. Although we must recommend proper and sterile use with the LATISSE® product, many of our customers report using one brush for both eyes and then throwing the applicator away. This way they don't lose as much product. Just FYI, this is not our recommendation.

How long will one bottle of LATISSE® last?
We've had many of our clients tell us that their bottle has lasted one to three months.....but don't expect that the first month or two. You need to use the product religiously until your lashes are at their fullest length, thickness and darkness. Then, if you are happy with your lashes, you can start experimenting with cutting back a little bit. Some customers only use the product 3x a week and can keep their lashes long and beautiful.

Will your irises turn dark?
One of the reported side effects is that your irises will turn darker or change color if you have lighter eyes. We've been using LATISSE® for almost 2 years now and no one has reported this side effect yet. So, there is the possibility, but it is highly unlikely. One side effect that some of our customers notice is a bit of darkening of their eyelid skin just above the lash line. They counteract this with concealer. Most aren't willing to give up their long lashes for this bit of inconvenience.

What is the cost of LATISSE®?
LATISSE® Retails for $120/bottle. We offer our customers a bigger discount when they buy 2. Your going to need 2 anyway!!! Call to ask for pricing. 208.939.8442

Can you use it on eyebrows?
Yes, you can! Some of our customers are seeing very nice results. Apply only to areas you want hair to grow in or you might get a mad scientist look!

Visit our website for updates on Alana's progress. Click here.   Silk Touch Website