Are you not ready for a formal facelift or neck lift, but need a little lift here or there? Silhouette Instalift may be just the thing you need! Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive, office-based cosmetic facelift procedure that is for anyone who desires a more youthful, rested look to their brow, cheek, jawline and neck.
What is Silhouhette Instalift?
The Silhouette Instalift utilizes a revolutionary ‘micro-suspension’ cone technology to help reposition the soft tissues of your face and/or neck. By carefully threading these temporary sutures under the skin, the specially designed cones help ‘grab’ onto the surrounding soft tissues as they provide an immediate lifting effect.
The actual threads and cones are made of the same suture material plastic surgeons use everyday during cosmetic procedures. Eventually, the suture material gradually gets absorbed away over a 6-9 month period. But your body heals around the threads and cones as it activates the natural collagen production pathways that further contribute to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Best Instalift Candidate
The best Instalift candidate is someone who desires a non-surgical treatment option for unwanted sagging and/or aging of the cheek, jowl or neck line. Ideal candidates – which include both men and women – should also have healthy skin.
Silhouette Instalift Evaluation
Our expert cosmetic providers will carefully analyze your individual face and neck features to help determine what the best approach should be in terms of the Instalift procedure. Much of this is based on how many threads should be used on each side. For example, some patients will only need 4 threads to help lift their cheek and jowl while others might require 8 threads to achieve a similar cosmetic enhancement.
Silhouette Instalift Treatment
The entire treatment is done in the office setting using just local anesthesia. Meaning, you don’t have to be put to sleep to have the Silhouette Instalift! The procedure takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Most Instalift patients will experience mild bruising and swelling while some will also note some redness around the insertion sites. This can last upwards of 5-7 days. In a great majority of patients, non-narcotic medication is sufficient to control the minor discomfort associated with the lift procedure.
The Silhouette Instalift procedure will typically provide patients with results that last between 12-24 months in duration.
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