Silhouette InstaLift™ is a non-surgical facelift treatment that happens in the office. It provides immediate lifting of the tissue in the mid-face/lower face and neck.
Using threads composed of absorbable (dissolving) suture material, we can lift sagging skin of the face, including the jawline and cheek. Additionally, you will also experience a gradual regeneration of collagen to add volume to your face, giving you results that get better over time.
What does Silhouette InstaLift™ address?
Silhouette InstaLift™ works below the surface of the skin and lifts the subcutaneous tissue of the face. It also stimulates fibroblast activation and the continuous production of collagen. Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures are made from a material that has been used for more than 30 years. The material is also used in several pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. The small bi-directional cones on the InstaLift™ suture provide fixation points for your elevated skin. This action is what helps restore the perfect shape to your face.
What does it entail?
During this short in-office procedure, Dr. Delia lifts the deeper layers of the skin with the innovative cone suture technology and targets the areas to be manipulated and lifted. The procedure is well-tolerated and takes about 45 minutes under local anesthesia depending on the number of sutures involved. There is typically minimal downtime and patients usually resume daily activities very quickly.
The Silhouette InstaLift™ threads are made from a dissolvable material with small cones designed to provide anchoring just below the skin for maximum effect in the jaw and midface areas. The lifting results are visible immediately as there is an instant lift to the midfacial area. Over a three-month period, the sutures are resorbed and the body reforms collagen, providing volume to the cheeks and thus restoring the contours of the midface and cheek areas gradually and naturally.
This treatment has proven valuable in providing a new dimension to nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, especially when used along with neuromodulators (Botox®/Dysport®) to relax the wrinkles, fillers to re-volumize, and lasers and chemical peels to resurface the skin. This way the face is rejuvenated with lifting, volume replacement, and wrinkle relaxing.
After the treatment
The lifting effect is discreet and immediate. After inserting the sutures, we will adjust your skin to your desired elevation. We will also use bi-directional cones on the sutures to hold them in place. This allows us to reshape the contours of your face for a more youthful appearance. Best of all, the skin lifting effect usually improves further over a 3-6 month period and a subtle volumizing effect may be seen.
Who are good candidates?
This treatment may provide an excellent option for women and men who want to look younger. If you do not wish to undergo a traditional surgical facelift or do not quite need a facelift or don’t wish to deal with the ongoing maintenance required with injectables, you may be the perfect candidate for this procedure.
Schedule a consultation on Boston’s South Shore
Dr. Delia is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons on the Boston South Shore providing the Silhouette InstaLift™. Schedule yours in our Duxbury, MA, office today. Call 781-934-1599 or contact us online to set up a consultation and find out how this treatment can help you.