This One's For the Men...

Despite the feminine vibe usually put off by the spa industry, medical spas have a lot to offer the guy in your life! 

Men are just as pressured to keep up their looks, however, there is an unfair stigma placed on men that pamper themselves. Fortunately for those worried about the stigma, medical spas have plenty of privacy and allow the men to feel as though they are visiting a doctor's office rather than a spa. 

As men age, they face a number of changes in physical appearance much like women. Men that have worked jobs that require them to spend long periods outdoors exposed to the elements can experience accelerated aging due to extrinsic factors like sun exposure. This can lead to wrinkles, rough texture, pigmentation spots, visible capillaries or redness, more laxity in the skin and even early skin cancers known as actinic keratosis.

Options for men in the medical spa are not limited and include micro needling for wrinkles and rough texture such as acne scarring from the past, botox injections for facial wrinkles or for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, priapus shot for erectile dysfunction or to increase size of the male member, halo laser resurfacing for sun damage and texture, and BBL photo facials to correct uneven skin tone and get rid of visible redness and capillaries like those associated with Rosacea. 

Pictured above are before and after photos taken 12 years apart, believe it or not! These are Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr. MD's results of consistent treatment with the Sciton BBL photo facial treatments a few times a year to help rewind the age clock and maintain collagen and elastin production in the skin. After 12 years of consistent maintenance with quick, easy laser treatment Dr. Bitter looks younger than ever! Head to to hear his testimony and research behind this crazy fountain of youth. 

Above is a before and after side by side comparison of a gentleman that received BBL photo facials for the treatment of his Rosacea. These treatments are relatively painless with no downtime. Patients receiving a photo facial are able to resume day to day activities immediately following the procedure without an obvious sign that anything had happened. 

These (above) are the quick healing results of the Halo Laser Resurfacing treatment for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. You can see by day 5 the patient is looking back to his normal self, only with smoother texture and less discoloration! 

Botox and Dysport treatments for men are a great way to correct existing facial wrinkles in between the eyebrows, in the forehead and around the eyes (crow's feet). These treatments are also extremely beneficial in their ability to prevent wrinkles and furrows from becoming deeper and more noticeable.

Neurotoxin injections (Botox and Dysport) can also be administered in overactive sweat glands such as those under the arms and can help correct that pesky sweating problem! Painless treatment with results in as little as 7 days.

The Priapus Shot is one of the latest advancements in the world of PRP, developed by Dr. Charles Runnels, this treatment is a non-invasive, quick way to correct erectile dysfunction, increase libido and add width and girth to the size of the male member. Using your body's own Platelet Rich Plasma for a quick few injections you can restore the excitement to your sex life. 

Fellas, don't be intimidated by the feminine aspect of beauty treatments. You deserve to feel great in your skin and boost your confidence without having to go under the knife! 

To book a free consultation with one of our skin care experts, contact our office at 208-888-7831.

Education @ Northwest Laser Institute

If you haven’t heard by now, Northwest Laser Institute is a Secondary school for the state of Idaho and offers a variety of medical trainings and programs in the Treasure Valley.

We are the PERFECT place to come if you are looking to start a new career without having to get a degree.

According to Idaho State Law, anyone is eligible to attend any of our medical aesthetics training programs (laser, injections, micro needling, etc.) and go perform those services under a physician. No esthetics license or prerequisites needed outside of a high school diploma or GED!

Completing our training and certifications opens you up to work in a medical assisting position under a licensed physician (in the field of medical aesthetics) and allows you to hold the title of MA or Medical Assistant. This differs from those that have completed a Medical Assisting Program and have tested nationally for the RMA Registered Medical Assistant) or NCMA (Nationally Certified Medical Assistant).

If you have previously completed an Esthetics or Cosmetology program, this is a very popular route to further your skill set and offer a larger variety of services to your existing clientele- or to simply help you change your atmosphere and move into a more medical role. Often times, Estheticians and Cosmetologists find themselves getting burnt out or almost hitting a wall when it comes to options for career growth. Looking into offered medical aesthetics training at Northwest Laser Institute can open a number of doors including connections for new technologies and devices to add to your collection of esthetic tools.

If you are just looking to start a new career and have little to no experience in the medical aesthetics field don’t worry, these courses are just right for beginners! You won’t feel at all behind in the curriculum because we teach anatomy and biology of the systems we are working with. All classes offered contain information that is brand new to even those that have been in the industry for years. As you know by now, the world is constantly changing and advancing! Time to roll with the punches and get up-to-date training on the most exciting and most advanced services and technologies on today’s market.

Aside from the medical aesthetics training and certifications, we offer a full 720 hour Medical Assisting program complete with externship and a 14 week Phlebotomy program.

The Medical Assisting program is comparable to those taught across the nation and meets national requirements for RMA and NCMA testing upon completion. The 14 week Phlebotomy program is once a week and sets students up to work in any hospital or clinical setting. Upon meeting your stick requirement for national testing, you can go on to become nationally certified- this certification is NOT a requirement to work at a hospital in the state of Idaho and will not guarantee you any greater chances of being hired when compared to someone that has completed the program but did not get the national certification.

So, bottom line: come and see us and we can help you jump into an exciting new career or maybe help you advance further in your current place of work!

For more information on the courses offered at our school, visit our school website at or contact us at 208-888-7764.

O-Shot & P-Shot. Needles in all the wrong places, but for all the RIGHT reasons.

O-Shot® & P-Shot®. Needles in all the wrong places, but for all the RIGHT reasons.

By now, many have heard the hustle and bustle of the “Vampire®” services and if you haven’t yet- listen up.

The O-Shot® and P-Shot® were designed by Dr. Charles Runels, MD (pictured below performing O-Shot® procedure) with the expected result of improving your sex life in more ways than one. And boy, can this stuff really deliver.

Let’s start by taking a closer look at the O-Shot®, because let’s face it, women should always come first…

The O-Shot® first came around in April of 2011 when Dr. Runels girlfriend made the odd request that he inject the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) she had become so fond of into her vagina. You are probably thinking, “Why in the world?”, but let me assure you that she had good reason to believe that this could be a great idea.

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is essentially your bloods naturally occurring clotting factors and growth factors. These factors, specifically the growth factors, have the ability to destroy unhealthy or damaged tissue as well as create healthy new tissue to take its place. These growth factors are chemical messengers that turn a variety of cellular functions on or off. They can target and remove the collagen and elastin fibers that become damaged or weakened from external (sun exposure) and internal (genetic) aging factors. Once the damaged tissue has been destroyed and removed, fibroblast cells work to build stronger, healthier fibers to replace the tissue. This process achieves skin tightening, texture re-newel, a healthier skin barrier and can rejuvenate tissue (like in the v and p 😉).

So, when this lady decided to ask her man to inject her own PRP into her lady bits, she knew very well what she was asking for. And Dr. Runels agreed, it sounded like a brilliant plan. Thus, the O-Shot® was born.

Surprisingly, the O-Shot® is described by most as painless. Topical anesthetic is applied around the injection site to assist in dulling any unnecessary discomfort. A few quick pokes (after the initial blood draw), and you are good to go.

This procedure has shown the following clinical results:

-Increased Orgasms (Stronger and more frequent!)

-Increased Moisture in Tissues

-Incontinence Correction


-Strengthen Vaginal Canal Muscles

-Correct Muscular Atrophy


In office, your treatment time including the blood draw is only about 45 min- 1 hour. A fairly quick in and out. Here at NWLI, your treatment will be administered by a professionally trained RN. If your RN is male, an additional female staff member will be in the treatment room at all times to maintain client safety and comfort. Your results can show in as little as a few days.


The P-Shot®. This procedure plays off the same concepts as the O-Shot®, with a few minor adjustments- including an insanely nice penis pump. Essentially, a few quick pokes into the male member to add girth, length, correct erectile dysfunction and increase sexual libido.

Yes, it can add to the size. The website claims you can have a, “Bigger & harder penis the day of treatment!”

Again, the visit is a quick 45 min-1 hour procedure with one of our highly trained RN’s and does include a blood draw to obtain your own natural PRP.

Dr. Runels has written an easy-to-read book covering “Activating the Female Orgasm System”, or the O-Shot® which presents a straight forward explanation as to why YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW.

We carry this book in our office as well as Dr. Runels book on the Vampire Facelift®, so the next time you are in- grab your copy! We will let you take it home and read it for free (no worries, it is a short read and worth every minute).

Now there are some people that it works better for than others. My suggestion is always this, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH! Check out these sites:

And try the light reading we offer in our office!

Call to schedule your O-Shot or P-Shot now with Brooke Thayer, RN or Travis Stanek, RN 208-888-7831

Micro-Needle, Micro-Dermabrasion, Micro-Laser Peel...What's the difference?

Micro-Needle, Micro-Dermabrasion, Micro-Laser Peel...What's the difference?

If you are someone who struggles to keep your skin's texture smooth and soft, and you have seen a skin care specialist for that very struggle- chances are you have been recommended either microdermabrasion, micro needling or micro laser peels at some point.

Chemical Peel...Like peel your face off with chemicals?

Chemical Peel...Like peel your face off with chemicals?

Chemical peels can reverse damage caused by acne, sun exposure and bad genes. It peels off upper layers containing built up pigmentation, scabbed pustules and pimples, wrinkles and scarring, leaving you with a more even texture and tone.