Many people express an interest in looking a little bit younger. We hear concerns about drooping cheeks, jowls, and creases around the nose and mouth all the time. When we do, our suggestions to patients sometimes come as a surprise. For many years, there has been a misconception that problems like these are difficult to reverse without surgery. That used to be true, but not anymore. Today, we have simple techniques like the Silhouette InstaLift to lift and tighten aging skin.
What Is Silhouette InstaLift™?
The Silhouette InstaLift is a modern-day thread lift that has been clinically proven to achieve optimal results with minimal downtime. Thread lifts were initially popular several years ago, when a few doctors attempted to reposition superficial tissue using barbed, dissolvable treads. The thread lift of today still uses absorbable suture material, but the barbs are gone. The reason why early thread lifts were largely unsuccessful was that the barbs on the sutures consisted of tiny cuts into the threads themselves. This could lead to the thread snapping and dropping tissue long before anticipated.
The InstaLift is a technique in which suture material with bi-directional cones is inserted in various parts of the face. Sutures have an entry point and an exit point, that is all. No incisions, no scarring. Once inserted into the appropriate pattern, the threads are then gently pressed upon, helping the cones grab hold of tissue for subtle repositioning. The entire process takes an hour or less and achieves results that can last up to two years.
After a Silhouette InstaLift, patients can expect slight swelling and redness in the areas where suture material has been introduced. Some patients also notice subtle bruising. In most cases, patients are back to their normal routine the day after their InstaLift. However, side effects can linger for up to two weeks.
Many adults are great candidates for the Silhouette InstaLift. This safe and effective treatment can be combined with dermal fillers, Botox, and resurfacing techniques as needed to address a wide range of age-related beauty concerns. In our Westerville, OH office, we conduct a thorough consultation to understand your expectations so treatment can be tailored to your goals.
Learn more about the Silhouette InstaLift. Schedule your consultation with us at 614-895-0400.