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What is the Silhouette InstaLift?

If you’re looking for all the benefits of a facelift without the discomfort and downtime of a surgical procedure, you’re probably looking for the Silhouette InstaLift. Requiring as little as an hour’s time with very minimal discomfort and very little downtime, a Silhouette InstaLift removes years off your look and complexion. And its beautifully restorative results last for as long as two years.

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How is a Silhouette InstaLift done?

Areas of the facial skin to be raised are carefully assessed and marked up, and a numbing agent is injected in the locations to be treated. With the area sufficiently numb that the procedure will be entirely pain-free, a needle with a unique trailing thread of tiny absorbable micro-cones is inserted. These cones are pulled through, beneath the skin, and, once positioned properly, are manually activated and secured in place through light manual manipulation that brings the skin to its new and lifted position. 

This brings an instantly noticeable lift to the mid-face, corrects sagging cheeks and smooths out deep nasolabial folds. The procedure also kicks in the body’s natural processes within the skin so over the months to come, collagen production is increased, which helps to further boost and lift the skin for as long as 2 years. The biocompatible cones and threads have meanwhile been fully and harmlessly absorbed.

What are the benefits of a Silhouette InstaLift?

  • It is minimally invasive
  • Very little downtime required
  • Restores facial skin and tissue to a more youthful position
  • Lifts sagging facial skin, and smooths wrinkles and raises jowls
  • Boosts your body’s natural collagen production

How long do the results last?

Results of the InstaLift last for as long as 18 to 24 months. Improvements in your skin quality will continue for many weeks and months after your treatment, with your skin now building and developing more natural collagen which was set into high gear during the initial procedure.

How long does it take? How fast is recovery?

The beauty of the Silhouette InstaLift procedure is that for its beautiful and dramatic lifting and boosting results that make the skin and complexion present much more youthfully, it doesn’t require considerable downtime or almost any recovery period. The procedure itself requires less than an hour’s time. And most patients return immediately to their professional and social activities and skin care and lasers can be done immediately following the procedure. For others, 24 hours is usually very sufficient for recovery.

What are InstaLift threads made of?

The threads are a biocompatible and biodegradable very fine string of “PLGA,” a polymer (a substance whose molecular structure consists mainly of many smaller units) used in numerous medical devices that is easily tolerated by the body. Over time, these strings and their bidirectional cones are harmlessly absorbed into the body.

What areas are treated with a Silhouette InstaLift

The InstaLift is an effective way to recontour your face and lift the deeper layers of your skin to create a youthful appearance. It is particularly effective in the mid-face, the jawline and the neck, where its results are immediately visible.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for the Silhouette InstaLift?

Good candidates for the InstaLift are patients who are in good general health that have mild to moderate skin laxity at the cheeks, jowls, and jawline. By lifting up the deeper layers of your skin, the InstaLift brings sagging skin closer to its intended location and this restores a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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