Silhouette InstaLift – Non-Surgical Facelift
What is Silhouette InstaLift?
Wanting to look years younger without major surgery, general anesthesia, and weeks of downtime? If so, Silhouette InstaLift may provide a solution. Silhouette InstaLift is a FDA approved, minimally invasive procedure used to lift the deeper tissues of the midface. Using a thread and local anesthesia only, the midface can be lifted during anapproximate 45 minute in-office procedure to produce immediate, youthful, long-lasting results. The Silhouette InstaLift thread consists of a dissolvable suture with bidirectional cones placed along the ends. These cones not only anchor the suture in place, but they also provide a framework for the surrounding tissue to stimulate collagen production.
What is involved in the Silhouette InstaLift procedure?
After being evaluated by a qualified physician specializing in this technique, points of insertion and exit for the thread are drawn on the face using a skin marking pen. After being properly measured and marked, these points are numbed using local anesthetic which involves a few insertions of a needle into the skin. Next, the resorbable Silhouette InstaLift suture is threaded under the skin through its insertion and exit points. After it is inserted, the suture is moved into position by sliding back and forth to adequately lift the tissue. At this time, only pressure and tugging can be felt, but no pain is involved. After the thread is in place, the ends of the suture are cut and buried and the procedure is complete. Results can be visualized immediately. Most patients can expect swelling and bruising over the next few days which typically resolve at 1 week.
What are the expected results?
Most patients can expect to see an improvement in their facial structure immediately after the procedure. Over the next couple months, new collagen is formed around the suture and cones leading to increased fullness to the cheek and jawline. This production continues over time to restore volume and shapeliness to the midface gradually and very naturally.
If you are interested in learning more about the Silhouette InstaLift procedure, please call us at Goodman Dermatology, (770) 754-0787, to schedule a consultation appointment with our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Margaret Kober.