Silhouette InstaLift is a revolutionary approach to creating a more youthful appearance. This minimally-invasive procedure uses advanced technology to lift the deeper layers of sagging facial skin – without surgery! The in-office Silhouette lift procedure takes just a few minutes to complete and usually provides immediate, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.
Youthful skin is firm, plump, and free from wrinkles; it springs back and heals with minimal scarring. This youthful appearance is the result of compounds in the skin, such as elastin and collagen, which provide support and elasticity to the skin. As we age, though, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and starts to sag. These visible signs of aging develop when the body slows down its production of elastin and collagen.
Signs of aging tend to be more visible in certain areas of the face. Crow’s feet develop at the edges of the eyes, of course, and “11” wrinkles can appear between your eyebrows when you frown. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have provided non- and minimally-invasive procedures to deal with visible signs of aging in these areas of the face.
They also developed a few treatments to erase signs of aging in the mid-facial area, such as sagging cheeks and deep nasolabial folds, which are the lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of your nose to the outer corners of your mouth. These treatments included dermal fillers, which provide only temporary results, or cosmetic surgery.
The Silhouette lift offers a new alternative for those who are tired of fillers or are not ready for surgery by immediately lifting skin to address sagging cheeks and deeper nasolabial folds – all in a minimally-invasive treatment.
How Silhouette InstaLift Works
Silhouette InstaLift is like no other procedure performed today, and will likely change how doctors address visible signs of aging in the mid-face. Formed into bidirectional cones, the absorbable threads used in Silhouette InstaLift provide instant lift and contour to the cheeks and jawline. The sutures also stimulate the body’s production of collagen to help tighten sagging skin in the treatment area.
Unlike dermal fillers that offer only short-term benefits and traditional facelifts that require surgery, the Silhouette lift provides long-lasting results with a minimally-invasive procedure.
What Makes Silhouette InstaLift Different?
Silhouette InstaLift uses absorbable sutures, which are a type of stitches made from materials that the body can absorb over time – this means the sutures never need removal. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the absorbable sutures used in Silhouette for cosmetic facial procedures.
The sutures used in Silhouette InstaLift are different from other similar procedures in that InstaLift sutures are cone-shaped. Other technologies use barbed “threads” that gather and lift the skin over straight and curved, smooth surfaces, such as the brow. InstaLift cone-shaped sutures are adept at grabbing tissue, which allows the sutures to gather more skin and produce a more noticeable lift to the cheeks and jaw line.
Silhouette InstaLift is also quite different from other skin rejuvenation procedures. Compared with many dermal fillers that only last for six to 12 months, for example, Silhouette InstaLift provides results that can last up to two years. Silhouette InstaLift is different from a traditional facelift in that it is minimally-invasive and does not require a lengthy recovery time.
InstaLift is also different in that it can be combined with other non-surgical procedures to create more comprehensive and noticeable results. Your dermatology team can help you develop a treatment plan that includes Silhouette InstaLift to treat wrinkles and sagging skin on your cheeks and jawline, laser skin rejuvenation, hair or scar removal, or HydraFacial for clearer skin over the course of several weeks. Combining a number of different nonsurgical anti-aging treatments helps patients achieve a profoundly positive change in their appearance, all without enduring the extended recovery time associated with surgery or having to repeat a procedure twice a year to maintain results.
What Does the Silhouette InstaLift Procedure Involve?
To perform Silhouette InstaLift, the cosmetic surgeon administers a small amount of local anesthesia to entry points in the treatment areas. Doctors use a specially-designed thin needle to insert the InstaLift cones into the entry points to gently reposition, elevate and tighten the skin; using this thin needle minimizes any discomfort the patient might experience.
The in-office procedure takes only about 45 minutes to complete. Some patients experience mild soreness and swelling for a few days following the InstaLift procedure, but most can manage the symptoms with non-prescription pain relievers. Patients can often return to their normal activities immediately after undergoing Silhouette InstaLift.
Patients usually see immediate results, although optimal results become visible over time. Most patients are satisfied with the results of their Silhouette InstaLift procedure, and would recommend it to others.
Silhouette InstaLift Cost
The cost of the Silhouette facelift is based on each patient’s individual needs and varies according to location and the experience of the provider. The average cost is between $2,500 to $6,000.
For more information about Silhouette InstaLift, consult with your dermatological team at Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery. As Pacific Northwest’s most comprehensive skin health center, we have the advanced medical technology and knowledgeable staff you need for compassionate, patient-centered dermatology care and a wide range of state-of-the-art treatments. Our dermatology and laser surgery professionals can help you decide if Silhouette InstaLift is right for you.