Thursday, December 25, 2008

Heavenly Hands with fillers

I hadn't really thought about doing my hands...but when I was offered the chance I jumped at it. You've seen those shows on TV where those poor women are put on display for all the world to guess their age. Critics would often point out sun damage etc. I remembered a comment by one bystander, "Her hands look old and veiny." Most of these women were much younger than they looked. Time and time again the comments came down to the hands. Our hands tend to show our age. Though my face is youthful, my hands were starting to thin and veins were beginning to protrude. Dr. Kerr used Radiesse to fill in between the metacarpals by injecting in one or two sites. I'm optimistic that this will last about a year or more. Juvederm or a fat transfer would also work well in this case.

Friday, November 28, 2008

CNN News-"How to Keep Your Brain Young"

I was listening to CNN and they listed the things that we can do to keep our brains young.
Here are the top 3 things:
1. Antioxidants- Eat more of these. They are found in brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Also found in many vitamin supplements.
2. Take Fish oil supplements.
3. Play brain games, examples:
a. learn a foreign language
b. suduko
c. crossword puzzles
d. computer games.

So, I personally had to evaluate how I measure up. These are the things I'm doing to keep my brain healthy.
1. In addition to trying to eat more vibrant fruits and vegetables...I take a supplement by Pharmanex. I got interested in it a few years ago because the company had a scanner that could measure the antioxidants in the body. I measured my antioxidant levels before I started taking the product and then again about a month later and my antioxidant levels significantly improved. Although I no longer have a scanner available to measure my antioxidant levels, I do believe that the product works. For those who are interested, I do carry the product LifePak in the Medspa. It runs about $99.00/mo.
2. I started taking fish oil last year. I also try to eat salmon a couple more times a month. I really need to eat it about once a week.
3. As far as brain games....I have been learning spanish by downloading a podcast from itunes called "Coffee Break Spanish". Go to for more information. I have never completed a suduku puzzle, so I can't speak to that, but a lot of people find this activity very enjoyable. I also love to play Nancy Drew computer games with my girls.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Long, luxurious eyelashes

So many of you have asked me about my eyelashes that I thought I'd give you a little more information. I have used the following products: Revitalash & Jan Marini Eyelash Intervention. I feel that both products work equally well. In fact, I did my own double blind study. I put Jan Marini on my left eyelash and Revitalash on my Right. I did this for a little over a month and really couldn't tell any difference. All the Silk Touch staff were given free Revitalash product to watch for long luscious lashes!

I really didn't want to do this double blind study shown to the right, I wasn't that brave. We carry both Jan Marini Eyelash Intervention and Revitalash at the Medspa.
My eyelashes have nearly doubled in length and are much thicker and healthier. You can also use this product on your eyebrows.
It is an easy product to use. You apply it like eyeliner on the top eyelids only before going to bed. Results are seen within 2 weeks.

I blog!

I am Managing Partner of Silk Touch Medspa and Laser Center located in Eagle, Idaho just outside of Boise. My husband, Dr. Brian Kerr and I have been in business together for the past 10 years. I've really wanted to start a blog for a long time, but there always seems to be something more pressing.

I have a real passion for this business and and love what I do. I'm the one behind the scenes keeping an eye out for new treatments and services we might offer. When I find something good (or bad) I like to share it with our clients and friends. I'll be reviewing products, services, and the latest cosmetic procedures. I'd appreciate your comments and the good finds you are making. So here we go.....