Healthy skin is defined by a clear, smooth surface. In contrast, skin that is starting to sag, crease, or droop is one of the first indicators of age. Skin naturally grows thinner over time, losing the elasticity that keeps it looking youthful and causing creases to appear.
The Silhouette InstaLift® is an innovative rejuvenation method that helps patients restore youthful facial contours without having to go through more intensive procedures. Using micro-suspension technology, the Silhouette InstaLift® is able to provide results that are arguably as effective as traditional surgery, with little to no downtime afterward.
Silhouette InstaLift® uses unique sutures inserted in the mid-face or cheek area to instantly lift the deepest layers of skin and tissue, immediately tightening and rejuvenating the appearance. The procedure is similar to a thread lift, which use temporary sutures to lift portions of facial tissue.
One main difference lies in the bi-directional cones used in Silhouette InstaLift® sutures, which use micro-suspension technology to aid in lifting and adding facial volume while also holding sutures in place. The sutures are made of a special polymer that can be completely broken down and absorbed by the body. The procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete and only requires local anesthesia.
Silhouette InstaLift® is a great option for people looking to tighten facial skin that is just starting to sag and loosen. People who want to avoid surgery or other more invasive methods can also benefit from Silhouette InstaLift®. Good candidates include patients with:
Sagging skin in the mid-face or cheekbone area
Loose skin along the cheeks, lower face, and jawline
Creases, deep folds, and wrinkles
Patients with good skin quality—skin and facial tissues that are not too thin or too thick—are ideal candidates for Silhouette InstaLift®. Patients who have known allergies or sensitivities to biomaterial or other foreign bodies may not be able to receive the procedure.
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Silhouette InstaLift® is relatively painless and requires little downtime. Patients may experience minor discomfort afterward, such as swelling and bruising, but symptoms typically subside within two to four days.
Lifting is apparent as soon as the Silhouette InstaLift® sutures are in place. Patients can walk out after Silhouette InstaLift® with tighter facial contours, added volume, and smoother skin within an hour. Results from Silhouette InstaLift® last up to two years.
Silhouette InstaLift® also provokes the body’s natural healing process, amping up the production of collagen and new skin growth. The unique Silhouette InstaLift® sutures are naturally absorbed by the body, contributing further to new skin production and targeting the deeper layers of tissue. Skin improves and tightens even more over time.